Festivals & Screenings


Fifth Annual 2018 ABQ Jewish Film Fest

Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location:12921 Indian School NE

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque proudly presents the Fifth Annual 2018 ABQ Jewish Film Fest from July 12th to July 18th. This year’s line-up will showcase six acclaimed, recently-released films from the U.S. and Israel, which -taken as a whole- portray a rich and varied tapestry of Jewish life, both past and present. In honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, three of the films have a strong connection to Israel. This year’s Film Fest will utilize a theatrical venue, UA High Ridge, 12921 Indian School NE, for the first five films.



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RETURN Premiere

Date: Friday, July 13
Time: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Location: The Lodge at Santa Fe
750 N St Francis Dr
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Cost: Ticket prices vary

RETURN is a story of hope and action lighting a path to health for all Americans. The film follows six courageous women from tribes across the continent reconnecting with the earth by harvesting, preparing, and celebrating their food. Following the footsteps of their ancestors, these Native American women regain sovereignty over what they eat, empowering others to do the same. As lead character Roxanne Swentzell says, “Show them that you’re not gone yet. Make it be a food revolution.”

The dinner celebrating RETURN’S premiere is THE STRENGTH OF SISTERS featuring foods predating the Spanish Conquest. Imagine eating as Pueblo people did before Columbus “discovered" America! Chef Ray Naranjo from Santa Clara Pueblo is preparing a not-to-be missed meal featuring the three sisters - corn, beans, and squash - as well as locally sourced plants and wildlife.



Albuquerque 48 Hour Film Project Screenings

Date: Thu, Aug 2, 2018
Location: KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque 87102

Filmmakers from all over the Albuquerque, NM area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2019 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 Short Film Corner.