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What makes a film independent? Is it working under a certain budget? An unknown director? A shaky camera? Or could it be the love of the art-form that drives a project? 


We, at ABQ Indie Film Festival, believe that independent cinema is a state of mind. It is ambitious, radical, thought-provoking filmmaking and it is, sadly, hard to come by.


In an age of instant media gratification, we aim to

re-create a nostalgic space for that state of mind.

We bring quality independent cinema from all around the world to Albuquerque. At the same time, as filmmakers ourselves, we know how difficult and alienating it can be to try to break into the industry. This is why ABQ Indie Film Festival is all about building networks and a stronger community.

Our festival is more than just a screening space - it is an opportunity to meet like-minded people and to bridge the gap between audiences and film creators.

Our panel of international judges will select the best of the best and try to squeeze in as much high-quality indie cinema in one evening as they can. Featuring Q&A's with creators, networking sessions, and a welcoming atmosphere.

ABQ Indie Film Festival is organised by HF Productions, an international production company run by a collective of independent filmmakers, producers and marketing professionals. Our mission is to create a collection of film festivals that support independent filmmakers in a very competitive and often unfair industry. We believe there is disenchantment with the anonymity and exclusivity of the festival circuit. We aim to provide a support system for emerging talents and independent filmmakers, based entirely on their skillset and passion.

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