Four Corners Film Festival

Four Corners Film Festival

Previously Held September 10, 2019 - September 15, 2019
Farmington Civic Center / Totah Theater
The Four Corners Film Festival is a week of high quality independent film hosted in the historic Totah Theater and the newly remodeled Farmington Civic Center . This is a brand new experience that showcases a diverse range of film making voices (including categories for Native American, female, military veteran, and faith-based filmmakers).

Event Information

Farmington Civic Center / Totah Theater
200 W Arrington Farmington, NM
$25, $65, $250

Filmmakers and screenwriters will share their work with a community that is excited see it. Festival entrants will also have the opportunity to engage with audiences before and after screenings, and network with fellow filmmakers at festival social events. Winners and Runners Up will win cash prizes and/or varying degrees of industry exposure. Special guest appearances will include Vivica A. Fox - Kill Bill, Independence Day, Empire, Batman and Robin Noel G - Training Day, Gamer, Furious 7 Quinton Aaron - The Blind Side, Aurora's Law Shawn-Caulin Young - True Detective, Heart, Baby Eric Martinez - Better Call Saul, Aurora's Law, Jason's Letter. Fashion designers and performers: Stevie Boi, Vauje, Tiffany Rae, Jolonzo Goldtooth with special appearance by Poppin John SBK, finalist on World Of Dance Season 3. 


There are three types of festival passes. The $25 Screening Pass includes admittance to every movie screening each day of the festival. The $65 Filmmaker Pass includes admittance to all movie screenings and workshops during the festival. The $250 Producer Pass includes admittance to all movie screenings, workshops, panels, receptionsa and after parties. Tickets for the Fashion Show are $25-$45 dollars and may be purchased online. Passes will be available for pickup September 10, 2019 at the Farmington Civic Center.

2019 Four Corners Film Festival Schedule

All events will be held at the Farmington Civic Center, unless noted otherwise.  

September 10, 2019
Opening Day

  • 11:00am-5:00pm - Registration opens
  • 5:00-6:00pm - NM Film Town Hall Meeting
  • 6:00-7:00pm - Cocktail reception
  • 8:00 -10:00pm - Cosplay Competition at Tales of Tomorrow
  • 7:30-9:30pm - Screening: Aurora's Law with Cast and Crew Q&A
  • 9:00-11:00pm - After screening reception at 3 Rivers Distillery Lounge

September 11, 2019 
New Mexico Filmmaker Day

  • 11:00am-12:00pm - Landing your first TV Role/Acting – Shawn-Caulin Young
  • 11:00am-12:00pm - Screening: Defending the Fire
  • 11:00am-12:00pm - Screening: NM Filmmaker Shorts - Nina, Picnic, God Bless My Soul, Moving Arts Espanola, Fading, This is Farmington, Spared
  • 11:00am-12:30pm - Screening: 30KM/H
  • 11:00am-12pm - Screening: International Shorts - The dome of the universe, A new sound of Isreal
  • 11:00am-12:00pm - Location Scouting – Don Gray
  • 12:00-1:00pm - Filming & TV Education w/ San Juan College – Jeanie Winchell
  • 12:15-1:45pm - Screening: Final Cutz
  • 12:15-1:45pm - Screening: Chasing the Jet Stream
  • 12:25-2:15pm - Screening: Short Film Block, Finish line, A passing of gold and fire, Our new village, Carnage Radio, Clubhouse of Terror
  • 12:45-1:45pm - Screening: NM Filmmaker Shorts- Jammies, Teeth, Prayers and Bed, Walk with Pride, The Adrianna Effect, Addicted to you, Pop By, Hole Punch, Slick Jimmys Incident, Fast, Fast, Above the Clouds, Reply All, Beat Blue, Remote Control
  • 1:00-3:00pm - Screenwriting Basics with Alec Garia
  • 1:00-3:00pm - Improv Acting/Workshop - Cates Creations
  • 2:00-3:00pm - Screening: Mayors of Shiprock
  • 2:00-3:00pm - Screening: Acid Mine Nation
  • 2:00-3:00pm - Screening: NM Filmmaker Shorts - What you say, Loser, Ruse of fools, A bitte reckoning, Shadows of waste, Dirty Paws, Park Avenue “Out of my League”, Through the door: Movements and Meditation
  • 2:30-4:30pm - Screening: Bozkir: Look at the birds
  • 3:15-4:15pm - Screening: NM Filmmaker Shorts - Sarah’s Audition, Gameboy, Beef Thief, Perdoname, Bottled Up, Matinee, Project Ladera, Macee Hunt
  • 3:15-4:30pm - Screening: Short Film Block - Arapaho Truths, The Tree, Thunder Dance, The Ropes, Snake River Rising, Fissure
  • 4:30-5:45pm - Special Screening "Highlander - The Watcher"
  • 4:30-6:00pm - Screening: Black Pool
  • 4:45-5:30pm - Screening: Saved: Escape from Kim’s Regime
  • 4:45-6:15pm - Screening: Forward
  • 5:00-6:00pm - Heart Baby Q&A panel with Shawn-Caulin Young Moderated by Heath Cates
  • 5:30-7:30pm - New Mexico Filmmakers Appreciation Dinner for Producer Pass holders, at Artifacts Gallery
  • 6:30-8:30pm  - Special Screening of “Heart Baby” with Cast Q&A
  • 7:00-10:00pm - Estuary Park

September 12, 2019 
Native American Cinema

  • 11:00am-12:00pm – Filming on the Navajo Nation
  • 11:00am-12:00pm – Getting the best from your Actors- a Directors Panels – Mark Gould
  • 11:00am-12:00pm - Screening: Greenfield
  • 11:00am-12:00pm - Screening: Short Film Block - Leo, Difficult people, Wash me please, The reckoning, Moment, Vitya’s adventure
  • 11:00am-12:00pm - Screening: NM Shorts - Loser, What you say, Beat Blue, Remote control, A bitter reckoning
  • 11:00am-12:00pm - Screening: Native American Shorts -Arapaho Truths, The Tree, Dirty paws, Fading, Macee Hunt, Walk with pride, Thunder Dance
  • 12:15-1:15pm - Screening: Short Film Block - Perdoname, Shadows of waste, Beef thief, Gameboy, Bottled Up, Matinee, Finish line, Go,go,go
  • 12:15-1:30pm - Screening: Keep the fire lit - The lost tribes of Texas
  • 12:15-1:30pm - Screening Native American Shorts - Park Ave: Out of my league, First medicine: The long man, Genesis, Not Your Mascot, Mni Wiconi: Water is Life, Children of the Dig, Fast fast, Above the clouds
  • 12:15-1:15pm - Screening: Short Film Block - To the muse, Cleats, Nasty habbits, My fathers shadow, Potlove
  • 1:00-2:30pm - Fight Choreography - With optional Demo Tape 
  • 1:00-2:00pm - Basics of Camera Operation – Luke Renner
  • 1:30-2:30pm - Screening: Short Film Block - Flip the switch, The mentor, Hoan alone - Personal Stories, Stucco, Awake
  • 1:30-3:30pm - Screening: Short Film Block - Warriors to Lourdes, One to one, The dreams she brings, Tank Man, Kayam Khooni, Do no harm, The lossen, Car stealers, Luck, Conversation with a cigarette
  • 1:45-2:45pm - Screening: Native American Short Block - Horizon, The sacred place where life begins, Spared
  • 1:45-2:45pm - Screening: Short Film Block - Reply all, Pop by, Addicted to you, Visions of a kill shot, Ruse of fools, PicNic
  • 2:00-3:00pm - TEA (Theatre Ensemble Arts) TBA
  • 2:00-3:00pm - Navajo Film Making – Kody Dayish Productions
  • 2:45-4:30pm - Screening: The Dental Plan
  • 3:00-4:00pm - Screening: NM Short Film Block - Hole punch, Moving arts Espanola, Slick Jimmy’s Incident, This is Farmington, Sarah’s Audition
  • 3:00-4:00pm –Acting in Multiple Markets - Rodrigo Tactaquin
  • 3:00-4:15pm - Screening: Parole
  • 3:30-4:30pm – Dream House Productions panel - Eric Martinez, Moderated by Quinton Aaron
  • 3:45-5:15pm - Screening: Veterans Short Film Block, Romeo 6721, Roses are read, Christians Second Shot, Act of Contrition, 22, The best time
  • 4:15-4:45pm - Screening: Crisis to Hope: A documentary on Childhaven
  • 4:30-6:15pm - Screening: Where there is darkness
  • 4:45-5:30pm - Screening: Short Film Block - Precognition, The Fence, The hunt, Fishnet and the fish, Ophelia
  • 5:00-6:30pm – Vivica A. Fox Q&A, Moderated by Eric Martinez
  • 6:30-8:30pm - Special Screening – “Empowered” by Travis Hamilton

September 13, 2019 
Fierce Female Film 

  • 11:00am-12:00pm – Location Management – TBD
  • 11:00am-12:00pm - Getting Clean Audio – Luke Renner
  • 11:00am-12:00pm - Screening: Block - Horizon, Ruined Wings
  • 11:00am-12:00pm - Screening: Endless
  • 11:00am-12:30pm - Screening: Forward
  • 11:00am-12:30pm - Screening: Short Film Block - The dome of the universe, A passion of gold and fire, Our new village, Go, go, go, The mentor, Hoan Alone,  Personal stories, The ropes, The dreams she brings
  • 12:00-1:00pm - Nail Your Next Audition W/S – Heath Cates
  • 12:00-1:00pm - Visual Story Telling/Directors Panel – Mark Gould
  • 12:15-2:15pm - Screening: Losing it
  • 12:15-2:15pm - Screening: Resemblance
  • 12:45-2:45pm - Screening: Women In Film Short Block - Ladies Lounge, Talk to the hands, How to be alone, Violet Rain, Stucco, Suncatcher, Roommates, Flip the Switch, Sister, The Bumbry Encounter
  • 12:45-2:15pm - Screening: Short Film Block - Snake river rising, Tank man, Kyam Khooni, The reckoning, Cleats, Moment, Vitya’s adventure, The hunt
  • 1:00-2:00pm - Character Acting W/S – Shawn-Caulin Young
  • 1:00-2:00pm - Capitalizing career and technical education opportunities in your production.
  • 2:00-3:00pm - Distribution of Your Independent Film - Steve Istock 
  • 2:15-3:15pm - Screening: Shattered dreams: Sex traffic in America
  • 2:30-3pm - Screening: Short Film Block - Leo, Difficult people, The fence, Fishnet and the fish, To the muse
  • 2:30-4:00pm - Screening: Women In Film Short Films, #3 Normandy lane, Who let the taxidermy out?, Stardust Memory, Hole punch, Falling through the cracks, Ophelia
  • 3:00-5:00pm - Screening: I’d like to be alone now
  • 3:15-5:15pm - Screening: Short Film Block - The lossen. Lunch. Conversation with a cigarette. My fathers shadow. The closure center
  • 3:30-5:00pm - Screenwriter Pitch Panel – Mark Gould, Brent Garcia, Eric Martinez, Alec Garcia, Steve Istock
  • 3:30-4:45pm - Screening: When all thats’s left is love
  • 4:15-5:30pm - Screening: Women In Film Short Films, Mirror image, Precognition, Ojos de Fortuna, Through the door - Movement & Meditation, Awake
  • 5:00-7:00pm - Cocktail reception at the Farmington Civic Center
  • 5:00-6:45pm - Screening: Resilience and the lost gems, Ruined Wings, Horizon
  • 7:00-10:00pm - Mother Universe Runway Show at Farmington Civic Center

September 14, 2019
Veterans & Faith Based Film 

  • 10:00am-11:30am - Screening: Acid Mine Nation
  • 11:00am-12:00pm – Gear Demo – TBD
  • 11:00am-12:00pm– Open Casting - The Pecan Farmer
  • 11:00am-1:00pm – Poppin’ John (Auditorium)
  • 11:00am-12:30pm - Screening: I'd like to be alone now
  • 11:00am-12:00pm - Screening: NM Film Block - Tarrant County, Zilly’s War
  • 11:00am-12:00pm - Screening: Short documentary Film Block - Mystical Crisis. Me to me. First medicine: the long man. Not your mascot. Mni Wiconi: Water is life
  • 12:00-1:00pm - Art Direction Q&A with Keith McQueen 
  • 12:00-1:30pm - Screening: Short Film Block - Violet rain, Do no harm, Car stealers.. The closure center
  • 12:15-1:45pm - Screening: Faith based Film - Salt & Light: The miracle in Hollywood, Voices surrounding the city
  • 12:15-1:45pm - Screening: Short Film Block - The sacred place where life begins. Jammies, teeth, prayers and bed. Ladies lounge. Ojos de fortuna. Saved: escape from Kim’s regime. Genesis
  • 12:45-2:45pm - Screening: Where there is darkness
  • 1:00-2:00pm - Fashion Designer Panel – Tiffany Rae, Vauje’, Jolonzo Goldtooth, Stevie Boi
  • 1:00-2:00pm - How to Get Representation – Tina Presley
  • 1:30-2:30pm - Screening: Vietnam Aftermath
  • 2:00-3:00pm - Screening: Parole
  • 2:00-3:00pm - Screening: Short Film Block - Children of the dig, Nasty habits, Flip the switch
  • 2:00-4:00pm - Platinum Music Panel – Issy Sanchez, Soren Baker, TJ Chapman, Steve Migliore
  • 2:45-4:00pm - Screening: Resilience and the lost gems
  • 3:00-4:00pm - Noel G. – Q&A Moderated by Brent Garcia
  • 3:00-4:30pm - Screening: Beneath - A cave horror film
  • 3:00-5:00pm - Screening: Short Veterans Films - Roses are Read, Romeo 6721, #3 Normandy Lane, Act of Contrition, 22, Warriors to Lourdes, The best time
  • 4:00-6:00pm - The Power of Post Production – Lara Dale sponsored by NMWIF
  • 4:00-6:00pm - Screening: When all that’s left is love
  • 4:15-5:15pm - Screening: Short Film Block - Suncatcher. Roommates. Stucco. The Bumbry Encounter
  • 5:00-6:00pm - Screening: The Mayors of Shiprock
  • 6:00-8:00pm - Awards Ceremony
  • 8:00-11:00pm - Closing Ceremony Block Party at Orchard Park

For information about the films entered into the 2019 Four Corners Film Festival visit Please note this proposed chedule is subject to change and updates. 

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