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Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Film
Certificate (CERT) in Film Production

Film News:

May 4, 2014: SFCC Student Film Selected for Santa Fe Film Festival.
The short fantasy drama ‘Psyche Ascending’ gets its official US Premiere coming Sunday, May 4 as part of the Santa Fe Film Festival. Written by Michael Zeilik and produced as the first dramatic collaboration between NMFR (New Mexico Film Resource) and SFCC’s successful Film Program, ‘Psyche Ascending’ used a new production model allowing for over 20 SFCC students to work alongside industry professionals.

The film tells a story from Greek Mythology, that of the young woman Psyche and her growth to control her own fate against the wishes of the gods. “As much as possible,” said director Peter M. Kershaw, “we wanted to cast Native Americans to play these gods from the Greek pantheon”. The resulting film was shot, cast and crewed entirely in New Mexico and features a host of New Mexico’s finest actors. ‘Psyche’ also boasts an original score by composer Gerald Fried, who recorded music for Stanley Kubrick’s first five films. Cinematography by Monique Anair, Chair of SFCC’s Film Program, with editing and production design by Gene Mederos, Chair of NMFR. 

SFCC Film Department Going Green

Joining the growing 'green' movement, The SFCC Film Department has instituted new energy-saving measures, massively reducing both our energy costs and carbon footprint. The relatively straight-forward changes include changing twelve high-intensity lightbulbs to LED's and converting two of our trucks to biodiesel. These changes will end up saving the department close to $3,000 annually on electricity costs, and $4,500 in fuel costs ($7,5000 combined), as our biodiesel will be made on-site in SFCC's Sustainable Technologies Department. Combined, the department will reduce our carbon footprint from 26 tonnes of carbon a year to 3 tonnes, a very significant reduction based on some very simple measures. See savings details here.

NEW! Bachelor's Degree in Cinema and Technology through the Santa Fe Higher Education Center

SFCC FILM now has an articulation to IAIA’s Cinema and Technology BFA program. Students completing and AAS in Film Production, Screenwriting and Film Studies or Documentary and Environmental Media can start as first semester juniors at IAIA. Contact Nena Anaya, 505-428-1891 or 505-424-2331.

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Career Opportunities

  • Media and Film Education
  • Digital Imaging
  • Documentary Filmmaker
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Production Assistant
  • Production Coordinator
  • Production Technician
  • Film/Video Producer and/or Director
  • Film Researcher
  • Media Planner
  • Screenwriter
  • Film Critic

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For more information, please contact Milton Riess, 505-428-1421,

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