The AFME Foundation produces the annual Albuquerque Film & Music Experience and provides support to students and up-and-coming New Mexico filmmakers, artists, and musicians who, otherwise, may never pursue their college education or realize their artistic dreams.
AFMX brings together award-winning and up-and-coming filmmakers and musicians from around the world to showcase and celebrate film and music, and provide a platform for education, collaboration, discovery and the sharing of impactful stories.
To enhance cultural richness by integrating film and music programs that provide entertainment and education for the community, contribute to the creative economy and support Albuquerque as an epicenter for film, music and the arts.
"I was really pleased to see the reaction that [AFME] got because of what they are building here and what they represent in terms of the arts. To see the enthusiasm from the audience, it really lifted me and is why Robert Lynch and I are here tonight." - Robert Redford, Founder of Sundance Film Festival
"I am filled with the deepest gratitude for your love, dedication, and commitment to furthering the pursuit of artistry, creativity, and joy in the world! I could not have imagined a more seamless event from beginning to end. This was the moment of a lifetime!" - Giancarlo Esposito
"I had a great time hangin' with my buddy T Bone Burnett and all of the AFME folks. I love New Mexico!" - Jeff Bridges
The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX) is an annual interactive film & music festival held in Albuquerque, New Mexico each September. AFMX features domestic and international movies, engaging industry panels and workshops, exciting networking events, parties, live music, and more.
Education is a key component of AFMX’s activities and events. Year-round, AFMX helps young people explore the film and music industries, participate in the various aspects of production, and provide educational opportunities for those who may wish to pursue professional careers in film, music and related endeavors.
Positive Economic Development is a primary objective of AFMX at our annual festival, as well as other programs and events during the year. Albuquerque has emerged as one of the top film and TV production locations in the nation, with an industry that is leading the city’s economic growth. Whereas the physical beauty and constant sunshine of New Mexico have attracted film producers for decades, lower-costs, and generous incentives have enhanced the city and state’s attractiveness to the film industry. Netflix’s recent announcement to invest over one billion dollars, and locate its next production hub in Albuquerque is a testament to the significance of the industry in our City. AFMX, through its educational programs, supports professional development and the growth of the industry. In addition, AFMX is on course to become a significant, annual visitor attraction, while drawing attention to our robust film industry.
There are many film festivals around the world. One can only assume that supply is commensurate with demand, as movie, television and other media productions are at an all-time high in popularity. That said, the AFMX festival is different.
We know of no other major film festivals that give equal weight to music + film. Our core philosophy lies in emphasizing the interrelationship between film and music, and recognizing talent and artistry in both. Our name says it all!
Albuquerque Film & Music Experience commits to the belief of the symbiotic relationship between film and music. Moving forward, AFMX will be a celebration and recognition of the interdependence and equality of artistry in music and film.
Support and Sponsorship
We expect this year's experience to be unlike any other, and attract fans and aficionados from all directions.
We invite local and national companies, and film and music lovers to support our unique experience by becoming a financial sponsor of AFMX and the AFME Foundation - a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.