AFMX  2022        September 13-18, 2022

Films Screened at AFMX Virtual Festival 2021

AFMX is gearing up for the 2022 Virtual Film Festival, September 13 to 18, 2022! Our sincere hope is to expand to a hybrid model, offering limited in-person events. If we move to a hybrid event, all volunteers and festival participants must be fully vaccinated and present their proof of vaccination cards to AFMX staff.  


AFMX takes the safety and wellbeing of the volunteers and festival participants seriously and will continue to adhere to COVID regulations and health guidelines. We remain cautious and hopeful for a hybrid event and will continue to monitor the progress of COVID regulations and update you accordingly.


Our 2021 AFMX Virtual Festival was an unforgettable virtual festival! The involvement - from volunteers, sponsors, filmmakers, and our worldwide audience - created an interactive, inspiring and unique experience for everyone who tuned in. We captured a worldwide audience that showcased our festival, sponsors, and participants, reaching over 900,000 people through social media, print ads, television, newspaper, and radio interviews, and up to 105,000 during the week of the festival itself.


We are gearing up for our 2022 festival in September and invite you to participate!  Would you like to:


  • SUBMIT YOUR FILM!    Are you a filmmaker and want to submit your film?  Visit our SUBMIT YOUR FILM page.  Film Freeway film submissions open January 15, 2022, with early bird pricing ending February 15, 2022.   We will accept films in the following categories:


  • Narrative Short and Feature

  • Documentary Short and Feature

  • Animated Short and Feature

  • Music Video

  • NM Films - Shorts or Feature

  • Native/Indigenous - Shorts or Feature

  • Student Films - Short or Feature


  • BECOME A SPONSOR.   Love films and want to support your local filmmaking community? Join Albuquerque’s top cultural events during the year and make your tax-deductible contribution to the AFME Foundation work towards supporting high school and college students, the production of AFMX, and year-round films, events, and educational workshops.  Sponsors enjoy perks and brand exposure commensurate with their level and type of sponsorship. Your contribution can reach millions of people virtually at AFMX this year!  Visit our SPONSOR PAGE


  • BECOME A VOLUNTEER?    We are actively seeking volunteers and interns!  If you are interested in and love to encourage and support filmmakers, writers, artists, and musicians, we'd love your help!  Our 2022 festival will be a hybrid festival (if Covid allows!), so there will be a mixture of in-person and virtual positions available.   Visit our VOLUNTEER PAGE for more information and/or submit your application! 

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