Santa Fe Film Festival December 5 - December 9, 2001Santa Fe NM
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About the Festival
Santa Fe Film Festival
November 29 to December 3, 2000

The first annual non-profit Santa Fe Film Festival was created through the efforts of numerous volunteers and sponsors, ready to support and encourage a variety of local, mainstream and international filmmakers and bring them, their films and their fans to Santa Fe.

Over 9,000 tickets and passes were sold. 5,000 Festival Catalogs were distributed.

Santa Fe’s lodging and entertainment facilities well supported the lively influx of creative industry leaders and cinema enthusiasts.

The Festival kicked off with an Opening Night Party at the Garson Studios with live music and food for all. The Opening Night Gala Feature was Ed Harris’ Pollock (Oscar©-nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress, resulting in a win for Marcia Gay Harden). Also screening opening night were Latin jazz documentary Calle 54 and the moving Iranian drama A Time for Drunken Horses.

Additional Gala Screenings included Roger Donaldson’s Thirteen Days, Tonie Marshall’s award-winning Venus Beauty Institute, and Seth Zvi Rosenfeld’s King of the Jungle. Seventy-six programs screening 155 films and videos were enjoyed at eight venues around Santa Fe. Parties, panels, concerts and two live CineCafe interviews, one with producer Sunmin Park and one with actress Rosie Perez and Friends, rounded out five days of rich cinema experiences. David Mamet’s hilarious satire State and Main topped off the Festival as the Closing Night Gala Presentation.

The Festival’s Luminaria Awards went to: A Time for Drunken Horses, produced and directed by Bahman Ghobaki.

List of Santa Fe Film Festival 2000 Winners

Best Feature:
A Time For Drunken Horses,
directed, produced and written by Bahman Ghobadi.

Best Documentary:
Tarkovsky: A Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenyevich,
directed by Chris Marker

Best Latino Film:
Turbulence,
directed by Ruy Guerra.

Best Native American Film:
Backroads,
written and directed by Shirley Cheechoo.

Best Short:
This Guy is Falling,
directed by Michael Horowitz and Gareth Smith.