SFiFF participants compete for over $100,000 thanks to Panavision, Light Iron

Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone received the 2021 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. The festival is partnering with Panavision and Light Iron to award two filmmakers more than $100,000 in prize money for the 2022 festival. (Courtesy of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival)

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is getting an exciting collaboration for this year’s festival.

The festival announced that there will be over $100,000 in prize pools from Panavision and Light Iron to two jury winners at the 2022 festival in October.

Panavision’s comprehensive offerings include unparalleled optics, exclusive camera and lighting systems, and state-of-the-art post-production services.

Light Iron, the post-production creative services division of Panavision, is recognized as an industry leader and pioneer of innovative end-to-end file-based workflows and solutions. With physical facilities across North America, Light Iron also offers remote services globally, allowing content creators anywhere to collaborate seamlessly with the company’s roster of talented artists.

“This is the last opportunity the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is able to present to filmmakers,” says SFiFF Artistic Director Jacques Painser. “We are honored that Panavision and Light Iron have chosen to award these packages to Santa Fe. I think it really speaks to the consistency of support that the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and the Santa Fe Film Institute have offered filmmakers. .

According to Paisner, the winner of the Narrative Feature Award from SFiFF presented by Panavision will win a $60,000 Panavision camera package and a $30,000 post-production package from Light Iron, and the winner of the Best Narrative Short Film award from SFiFF will receive a $15,000 camera package from Panavision. “By creating an opportunity for our award-winning filmmakers to access quality cameras and post-production services from Panavision and Light Iron, SFiFF continues its mission to support filmmakers and develop artistic quality in the cinematic arts,” said said Paisner.

The next SFiFF will take place October 19-23.

The usual SFiFF deadline is May 4. Filmmakers can learn more at santafeindependent.com/submit-a-film or submit online at filmfreeway.com/santafeindependentfilmfestival.

Paisner says the festival focuses on artistic excellence and serves as a year-round creative hub for cinema, and showcases the year’s best films each October.

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