The festival of independent cinema returns for a seventh year with a host of new features including dramas, thrillers, documentaries, and comedies, as well as short films, panel discussions, parties, and more. Events take place at venues around town, and tickets can be purchased at www.ticketssantafe.org and by visiting or calling the Lensic box office at 505-988-1234. The festival continues through Sunday, Oct. 18.  Visit www.santafeindependentfilmfestival.com.