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The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX) is an annual interactive film & music festival held in Albuquerque, New Mexico each September.

Beginning in 2013 , AFMX has featured domestic and international movies, engaging industry panels and workshops, intimate networking events and parties, live music, and more.

Year-round, AFMX helps young people explore the film and music industries, participate in the various aspects of production, and provide educational opportunities for those who may wish to pursue professional careers in film, music and related endeavors.

Positive Economic Development is a primary objective of AFMX at our annual festival, as well as other programs and events during the year. Albuquerque has emerged as one of the top film and TV production locations in the nation, with an industry that is leading the city’s economic growth. Whereas the physical beauty and constant sunshine of New Mexico have attracted film producers for decades, lower-costs, and generous incentives have enhanced the city and state’s attractiveness to the film industry. 

There are many film festivals around the world. One can only assume that supply is commensurate with demand, as movie, television and other media productions are at an all-time high in popularity. That said, the AFMX festival is different.

We know of no other major film festivals that give equal weight to music + film. Our core philosophy lies in emphasizing the interrelationship between film and music, and recognizing talent and artistry in both. Our name says it all!

Albuquerque Film & Music Experience commits to the belief of the symbiotic relationship between film and music. Moving forward, AFMX will be a celebration and recognition of the interdependence and equality of artistry in music and film.

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PRODUCING COMMUNITIES PRODUCING CONTENT

MISSION

We are a production company that provides accessible, multigenerational education, training, and shared resources in film and media with New Mexicans interested in starting or re-starting a career track in independent film production. 

VISION

To create a sustainable independent film production infrastructure and set-ready workforce in film and media production, increasing median income levels across the state to create better lives for future generations of New Mexicans. 

CREATING A COMMUNITY IN ACTION

Like gap financing in film. AFMI acts as a gap educator, bridging the knowledge and skills gap for aspiring filmmakers and media professionals. Through our comprehensive training programs, we equip New Mexicans with the fundamental business tools necessary to forge successful career paths as independent film producers. Additionally, we strive to develop a statewide, set-ready workforce that is prepared to meet the demands of the industry.

The AFME Foundation and Albuquerque Film and Media Incubator (AFMI) began working together in 2022, aligned in their missions to provide support through education and inspiration for the community. AFMI proudly hosts the Media Makers - A Festival Networking Experience Presented by AFMX & AFMI during the annual Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX), adding another next-level experience for attendees and the local film and media community. In community partnership, we are increasing educational opportunities, production training experiences, and industry events to advance sustainable careers for New Mexicans. 

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