Albuquerque Film + Music Experience Named One of the Top Film Festivals


Worldwide accolades continue to roll in for the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX). Along with being named a top film festival over the years by Moviemaker Magazine (top 50 film festivals worth the entry fee) and FilmFreeway (top 100 film festivals to submit to), AFMX now ranks in the top one percent of more than 12,000 film festivals and creative contests in the world based on reviews from real FilmFreeway users.

“This is all thanks to the filmmakers attending and reviewing the festival, our hardworking team of volunteers, and the phenomenal talent that gives their time to our festival programming,” said Executive Director Ivan Wiener. “AFMX is more than just a film festival. It’s a truly unique experience for each person who attends. We believe in inclusivity, a high level of service, and a culture of support.”

Going into its 11th year, AFMX advocates for the educational advancement of film, music, and all other art forms, hosting an average of 7,000 attendees per year since its inception in 2013. AFMX presents domestic and international movies, engaging industry panels and workshops, exciting networking events, concerts, and a unique platform to build strong personal and professional relationships.

About AFMX: AFMX enhances cultural richness by integrating film and music programs that provide entertainment and education for the community, contributing to the creative economy and supporting Albuquerque as an epicenter for film, music, and the arts. AFMX brings together award-winning and up-and-coming filmmakers and musicians worldwide to showcase and celebrate film and music and provide a platform for education, collaboration, discovery, and the sharing of impactful stories.

The AFME Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, supports the nurturing, success, and growth of a vibrant creative community, specifically through film, music, and the arts, and seeks to help further a world-class economic center of excellence for these industries in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It produces the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX), an annual film and music festival that attracts prominent attendees, filmmakers, musicians, and visionaries from around the globe to celebrate the art of storytelling and collaborate into the future. The Foundation also supports the Albuquerque film, music, and art scenes through the creation, facilitation, and support of complementary, mission-based projects and programs. We aim to provide opportunities for future generations while increasing exposure and economic impact for the City of Albuquerque, the State of New Mexico, and our partners.

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