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Santa Fe captured the visual imagination of artistic types early on and movie cameras swiftly fell under New Mexico’s spell. Just imagine Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan making their way west – onscreen – along the fabled road whose destination is Santa Fe.

From the past to the present, Santa Fe and New Mexico has been a dramatic draw for filmmakers of all stripes and our film scene is booming.

Santa Fe Network
Keep up with the latest productions being filmed in Santa Fe. Santa Fe Network is a streaming media platform built to showcase the extraordinary cultural, artistic and intellectual resources of the Santa Fe region and all of New Mexico.

Filming in New Mexico by the Numbers

  • More than $6 billion - economic impact of film industry over the past 10 years
  • 2003 - Year when film incentives were actively implemented in New Mexico
  • More than 400 New Mexico businesses have been started to support the film industry
  • 11,000 - estimated number of people employed in New Mexico
  • 1300 - estimated number of people employed in Santa Fe County in May 2013
  • Regularly named one of the Top 5 Locations in the World by trade publications

New Mexico has been the backdrop for several films and TV shows.
  • Longmire (2013)
  • Cowboys & Aliens (2010)
  • No Country for Old Men (2007)
  • Transformers (2007)
  • See full list of productions here
New Mexico offers one of the leading film incentive packages in the country. Up to 30%
rebate on all production expenditures, including New Mexico labor, that are subject to
New Mexico State Tax.
Read about the newest incentives by visiting the New Mexico Film Office.

Click to view Reel Scout, the searchable database of New Mexico film locations, brought to you by the New Mexico Film Office. Also, check out our Films in New Mexico page to download your New Mexico Film Trail Brochure. Click here for maps and tours of New Mexico's famous films.

Cast and Crew

Home to many film industry greats, Santa Fe boasts a wealth of talented technicians, artists, production and location managers, and diverse support staff trained and tested in the most demanding markets in the world. This pool of experienced and motivated cast and crew is one more reason choosing Santa Fe as a location makes sense. Click here for the: City of Santa Fe Electronic Permit


Add to that pool of talent the newest, most sophisticated sound stage in the West, Santa Fe Studios. Opened in the fall of 2011 and located just south of the city, Santa Fe Studios was built by filmmakers for filmmakers with two, 18,000 square foot stages, 24,000 square feet of production offices, full on-site production services, and National LambdaRail broadband. It also may be the first, LEED-designed, industry-standard film studio facility in the world.

Garson Studios contains two sound stages, 14,000 and 7,000 square feet, production offices, wardrobe facilities, ample phone/fax lines, trailer hookups and has been utilized by numerous film and TV productions. The surrounding area offers classic adobe structures, pinon-covered mountains, historic churches, high desert vistas and landscapes in an endless-variety. Set just outside of Santa Fe are three of the west's most complete western sets; Cerro Pelon, the Eaves Movie Ranch and Bonanza Creek Ranch. Santa Fe is also home to a production "tank" and a non-working prison set facility. Santa Fe has the locations and facilities for many kinds of productions, save those beach scenes, and our staff is ready to help in every way possible.

Santa Fe Film Office
Box 909
Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909
Phone 505-986-6293

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Thu., August 13, 2020

Jun 2 - Dec 31, 2020
Daily 8-11am

La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs Hike

Location: 505-988-4000
Event Type: Historical Tours

Learn about the history of the Native American people. Take a walk with us along the basalt rocks on which the Ancient Puebloans left petroglyphs (or rock art). What did these symbols - spirals, Kokopelli figures, serpents - mean?
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Jun 2 - Dec 31, 2020
Daily 8am-5pm

Weekend Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Santa Fe

Location: 805-603-5620
Event Type: Family Activities, Outdoor Adventure, Historical Tours

Participate in this fun Scavenger Hunt adventure in Santa Fe. Bring a team of 2-5 people and see the sights while solving clues, completing challenges and learning local history. Perfect for friends and families. Explore Santa Fe while having funǃ
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Aug 8 - Aug 31, 2020
Daily 8am-5pm

Adobe Gallery's August Exhibitions

Location: 505-955-0550
Event Type: Gallery Openings, Art Shows, Native American

Adobe Gallery's annual August exhibitions have moved online. This year, Adobe is featuring Hopi-Tewa pottery, Santa Clara and San Ildefonso pottery, Hopi Kachina Dolls, and Pueblo dough Bowls.
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Jun 2, 2020 - Feb 28, 2021
Daily 8am-9pm

Private Photo Tour/Workshop with Craig Varjabedian

Location: Eloquent Light Photography Workshops
Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Workshops & Classes, Historical Tours

This is your opportunity to work one-on-one with an award-winning fine art photographer to continue your personal adventure with photography. Private Photography Tours/Workshops custom planned for your needs & interests. O'Keeffe country, Santa Fe or
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Jun 2, 2020 - May 27, 2023
Daily 8am-10pm

How to Paint a Portrait - 4 hours

Location: 575-404-1801
Event Type: Family Activities, Museum Events, Workshops & Classes

In 4 hours, paint your first portraitǃ Seriously. World Renowned Portraitist Robbi Firestone ( walks you step-by-step through your first face. Beginners or Pros; Leave PROUD & joyful with your first portrait completed face...
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Aug 5 - Dec 16, 2020
Sun 8:30am-12pm

Churches of the Royal City E-Bike Tour | A Tour of the Historic Churches of Santa Fe

Location: 415-627-7141
Event Type: Historical Tours

Join us on this E-Bike interpretive tour to experience the historical and architectural past of Santa Fe's great churches. Let us share with you over four hundred years of history pedaling on an E-bike through the narrow streets of the city.
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Jul 1 - Dec 31, 2020
Daily 9am-12pm

Native American Ruins - Pecos

Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Outdoor Adventure, Historical Tours

Visit Pecos National Historical Park and learn about the rich heritage of the Native Americans as well as the strong influence of the Spanish culture in Northern New Mexico. Call about our winter specialsǃ
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Jun 19 - Aug 31, 2020
Daily 9am-5pm

Tours, Trail Rides & Day Visits at Ghost Ranch

Location: 505-685-1000
Event Type: Outdoor Adventure

Offered daily; reservations required. Tour the landscape by motorbus or horseback and see the actual locations of Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings interwoven with stories of her fifty years at Ghost Ranch. Or, come for a day visit to relax and hike.
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