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The AFMX Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that produces the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX). Born, raised, and nurtured by the entire Albuquerque community, we invite you to BE PART OF THE EXPERIENCE!

AFMX brings award-winning filmmakers, screenwriters, musicians, artists, distributors, industry experts, producers, casting directors, and visionaries together from around the world to celebrate the art of storytelling and collaborate into the future.

Our Mission: 

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.

Our Vision:

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.


Going into its 9th year, AFMX is an advocate for the educational advancement of film, music, spoken words, and all other art forms, hosting an average of 7,000 attendees per year since our inception in 2013. We present domestic and international movies, engaging industry panels and workshops, exciting networking events, concerts, and an extraordinary platform to build strong personal and professional relationships.


On behalf of the AFMX Foundation Board of Directors, our Staff, and Volunteers, THANK YOU FOR SUBMITTING AND BEING PART OF THE EXPERIENCE!

For a listing of Past Attendees, please visit the Past Participants page.

I had such a wonderful experience!  In a year of hardships, Albuquerque has been a blessing. I'm extremely grateful for being included in this year's lineup.  Also, running a virtual festival couldn't have been easy, but due to your hard work and perseverance, the virtual festival was a truly wonderful success!  Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!

~ Ashley Rebecca Farley (Director/Writer/Producer) of Diamonds & Rust

I just wanted to thank you all again for including DUO in this year's AFMX lineup. You were all so wonderful and supportive, and it was an honor to be a part of your amazing festival.  Despite all of the enormous challenges, I'm sure you faced this year putting everything together, the experience of the festival and the quality of the work shown was top-notch and truly inspiring.

~ Francesco Saviano, Producer | Director, Unarmed Media LLC


....[Y]our whole team put together a very entertaining Virtual Festival that I know myself and many others are very grateful for, so thank you very much for that.

~ Jack Forcinito

WOW!!!! We are so excited and happy to be included.  Thank you so much. It's been wonderful to be part of the festival and doing the Q&A.  The Albuquerque Film and Music Experience was a great chance for us to reach an audience in the New Mexico region and the wonderful people of Albuquerque. The festival looks so well organized. I just wish we could have been there in person.
Congratulations on the successful change to an online festival. You have run a brilliant festival under the trying pandemic conditions.  We will treasure this award and share the news widely. Thank you!

~ Mark Street (Director/Writer), Can Art Stop a Bullet?


Even though virtual, it was great to be a part of the AFMX 2020 experience. Thanks to the effort put in by all the wonderful people behind the festival. Loved that your team maintained constant communication throughout and looked into every tiny detail behind organizing the festival. Wishing you the best for future editions of the festival!
~ Suruchi Sharma, Director, Of Love and Artistry

I really wish I could have been there to present and meet the other filmmakers, but I heard so many great things about all the films that were featured. I also appreciated the diversity of the filmmakers and the responsiveness of everyone I interacted with on the team.

~ Tamarind King, Director, Pupa Interna

We had a great experience at your festival. The dedicated and enthusiastic staff made us feel like we belong to the team. We had an amazing Q&A with Cat, Ivan and Melody with such a caring vibe. We want to give our sincere appreciation to all of your team

~ Atsuko Quirk (Co-Director/Producer)