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

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SFCC’s Film Program prepares you for a career as a director, screenwriter, cameraman, sound engineer and more. Santa Fe is a major filmmaking center, attracting film and television productions as well as actors and crews from around the world. One of our students recently worked as a gaffer on the set of the “Longmire” television show; another was an actor on “Lone Ranger.” A recent graduate was accepted to and is now taking film courses at New York University as a result of the education and experience in SFCC’s Film Program.

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

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

October 2014: The Santa Fe Oaxaca Project - SFCC Film Students To Film "Day of the Dead" in Mexico.

On Oct. 28, Craig and Robby Rusert flew to Morelia, Mexico to become part of the Metamorphsis Documentation Project that works in creating cultural films within indigenous communities. This current project has been five years in the making.
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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. 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

To learn more about classes in film please e-mail


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

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