Santa Fe Film Festival and the Casting Society Announce the First Casting Awards at the Festival for Feature and Short Films

By: Santa Fe Film Festival
Santa Fe Film Festival 2022
Santa Fe Film Festival 2022
SANTA FE, N.M. - Feb. 9, 2022 - PRLog -- The Santa Fe Film Festival in partnership with Casting Society of America for the first time will be presenting two casting awards to a feature film and short film at the 23rd Annual Santa Fe Film Festival on Saturday, February 12th during the filmmaker luncheon at the La Fonda on the Plaza Hotel.

This year's theme is the 'Art and Science of Filmmaking' and Casting Society of America will also be presenting "The Magic and Genius of Casting" following the luncheon which will focus on the casting and creative process involved in assembling the perfect cast.

"We are thrilled to partner with the CSA to honor independent filmmakers and their cast. CSA President, Kim Williams, and Vice President, Caroline Liem have been working with us on creating the first casting awards for filmmakers along with their special presentation at the Santa Fe Film Festival; their presentation will help filmmakers understand the importance of collaborating with casting directors as part of the filmmaking process," said Stephanie Piche, Executive Director of the Santa Fe Film Festival.

"It's an honor to be able to present these two inaugural awards on behalf of CSA," said Williams and Liem. "We're excited to raise awareness among the filmmaking community and the world about the invaluable the work of casting directors and their partnership with filmmakers to help bring their vision for a project to light."

Tickets for this free event are available at, which is a LIVE, in-person festival that started on February 3rd and runs until the 13th of February 2022. For more information about the festival, please visit

Also new this year, the Festival will hold a special screening of "One Pint at a Time" about Black-owned breweries at the only one in Albuquerque, Nexus Blue Smokehouse, in honor of Black History Month on Wednesday, February 9th at 6 pm.

With over 500 submissions coming in from 38 countries, the festival's program offers screening blocks from shorts to docs to features to showcase the amazing work submitted. Online viewing of the films are available at

For the complete list of films, synopses, and other special events happening during the SFFF 2022, please visit For further information or press inquires about the Santa Fe Film Festival, please contact Stephanie Piche,

About the Santa Fe Film Festival

The Original Santa Fe Film Festival celebrates all facets of cinematic arts – here in New Mexico, regionally and globally. Our annual event honors everyone working both behind the scenes and on screen to bring the best of film creation, production and showings to the public. We constantly seek improvement in our respective crafts and provide filmmakers with resources to pursue their dreams. To that end, the Santa Fe Film Festival focuses on bringing together distinguished industry specialists and discriminating movie lovers through accessible screenings, panels, workshops and parties.

The Festival will continue to grow as the leading exhibition and educational portal for all things cinematic in New Mexico. The Santa Fe Film Festival is a cultural, not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. For more info, please visit

About the Casting Society

Casting Society (CSA) was founded in February of 1982 with the intention of establishing a recognized standard of professionalism in the casting field and providing its members with a support organization to further their goals and protect their common interests. CSA currently boasts close to 1,200 members. CSA casting directors and associate casting directors work around the world, with members based in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. CSA is a global resource for producers, directors and creative teams seeking casting professionals while promoting the image of casting directors and associate casting directors worldwide, engaging in a number of charitable activities and supporting its members by sharing important and helpful professional information. For more information on the Casting Society, please visit

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