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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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There are 41 events for April 9, 2020 and 13 ongoing events

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Thu., April 9, 2020

Apr 9 - 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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Apr 9 - Apr 30, 2020
Daily 11am-7pm

M.A.S.K. Escape Room: Join an Elite Crime-Fighting Team

Location: 505-501-7228
Event Type: Family Activities, Music/Nightlife

INTERCEPT is threatening the city with acts of cyberterrorism. A crime-fighting team called M.A.S.K. has formed to respond to the INTERCEPT threat. M.A.S.K. needs heroes like you with the skills to infiltrate enemy bases and defeat hostile agentsǃ
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Apr 9, 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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Apr 9, 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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Apr 9 - Apr 13, 2020
Thu-Sun 8:30am-3pm

2020 Spring Fishing Season

Location: 505-757-7241
Event Type: Family Activities, Outdoor Adventure

Three miles of the Pecos River are available to anglers on a seasonal basis. A permit along with a $15 per day per person fee is required. Reservations are required and can be made up to 30 days in advance at or 1-877-444-6777.
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Mar 31, 2021

Discovery Walking Tours

Event Type: Other Events

Historically informed walking tours of Santa Fe. $15, 10 am, 505-577-7645,
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Apr 9, 2020 - Oct 29, 2020
Thursdays 10am-12pm

The Jewish Legacy in NM: A History Different

Location: 56 E San Francisco St
Event Type: Family Activities, Historical Tours

Original Santa Fe tour with a unique cultural perspectiveǃ Explore New Mexico history and find out how Jews were both Hispanos and Anglos and about the 21st-century Jewish community. $30/pp. Min. $70 Thursdays 10 AM
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Apr 9 - Dec 31, 2020
Thu 10am-12pm

Yoga in the Gallery

Event Type: Art Shows, Workshops & Classes, Historical Tours

Like yoga, visual art asks us to slow down & honor the present moment. During this mindfulness practice, contemplate artwork on beautiful Canyon Road. Then, integrate the experience into the body with gentle yogic movements in a serene gallery space.
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