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Film Program - School of Trades, Technology, Sustainability and Professional Studies

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Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Film 

Certificate (CERT) in Film Production

SFCC’s Film Program prepares you for a career working in the New Mexico film industry. Santa Fe is a major filmmaking center, attracting film and television productions as well as actors and crews from around the world. Our graduates can be found in New Mexico working as location managers, camera assistants, electricians, grips and many own small businesses creating and producing film and media. Our film
program focuses on collaboration, team building and altruism.

Film News:

Jon Mortisugu featured in "Guerrilla filmmaker gives insight on making low-budget flicks on the fly" – Santa Fe New Mexican, June 6, 2015

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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.

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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

To learn more about classes in film please e-mail


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

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