In addition to film screenings, the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival offers panel discussions with industry professionals and other educational offerings. All educational events are held at Form & Concept Gallery (435 S. Guadalupe St., 505-780-8312), and admission is free. For more information, go to

Below is just a sampling of what’s offered this year.

Film: Local to International with Alexandria Bombach

10 a.m. Oct. 19

Award-winning filmmaker Alexandria Bombach (On Her Shoulders ) discusses the international nature of her work.

Master Discussion: Dick Guttman and the Golden Age of Hollywood

1 p.m. Oct. 19

Hollywood agent Dick Guttman — who represents Barbra Streisand and Jacqueline Bisset — discusses Tinseltown’s classic times.

Directors Panel

2:30 p.m. Oct. 19

Director Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals ) moderates a panel discussion between Barbara Vekari’c (Aleksi ), Debra Eisenstadt (Imaginary Order), and Ani Simon-Kennedy (The Short History of the Long Road ).

Master Discussion: Finance Strategy for Independent Film

11 a.m. Oct. 20

Producer Paul N. Lazarus (Westworld, Capricorn One ) discusses finance strategy for funding independent films.


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