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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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Wed., December 2, 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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Sep 17, 2020 - Feb 28, 2021
Daily 8am-5pm

New Photo Book Released-The Light of Days Gone By: Photographs by Craig Varjabedian

Location: Craig Varjabedian Photography
Event Type: Family Activities, Art Shows, Shopping

Award-winning photographer Craig Varjabedian’s new book "The Light of Days Gone By" was 45 years in the making-a celebration of the beautiful light he has witnessed on his adventures. The beautiful book is available from the photographer's studio.
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Oct 6 - Dec 5, 2020
Daily 8am-5pm

Weekend Workshop

Location: Virtually NDI New Mexico
Event Type: Family Activities, Performing, Workshops & Classes

Join NDI New Mexico for an exciting workshop series. Learn dancing, acting, singing and more with some of our incredible teachers and excellent programsǃ
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