TDS Donation Group Photo

Organizations represented in the above photo include New Mexico State University Alamogordo, TDS, the City of Alamogordo, the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts and Otero County Economic Development.

Thank you, TDS for continuing to sponsor the Desert Light Film Festival.  We couldn’t have this amazing competition for New Mexican Middle School and High Schoolers without you!

Call for Entries 2020

2020 Forms, Rules & Judging Criteria

Download the rules and entry forms below!

Rules for Entry: Entry Rules 2020

Entry Form: Entry Form 2020

Judge Criteria for Commercials: DL20 Judges Sheet Television Commercials

Judge Criteria for Music Videos: DL20 Judges Form Music Video

Judge Criteria for Experimental: DL20 Judges Form Experimental

Judge Criteria for Drama/Comedy: DL20 Judges Form Drama.Comedy

Judge Criteria for Animation: DL20 Judges Form Animation

Judge Criteria for Documentary: DL20 Judges Form Documentary

2019 Desert Light Film Festival

Keynote Speaker Ryan Turri

Keynote Speaker Ryan Turri

In 2019 we had the pleasure of welcoming Producer, Director, and Writer Ryan Turri as our keynote speaker.  Ryan Turri is an independent director, writer and producer best known for his films Abe Makes a Movie and The Bigfoot Election. Ryan is well-loved as a director for the spontaneous and fun working environment he creates on set. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife and 3 young children, and is the owner of Turri Productions.

2019 was the 16th year for the Desert Light Film Festival and as always, was a fantastic success.  With nearly 400 students in attendance from across the state of New Mexico, incredible workshop leaders, and an amazing keynote speaker, we had a wonderful day.  Entries were some of the best we have ever seen and they just keep getting better!  We are proud to support the growth and development of young filmmakers here in the state of New Mexico.  Check out last year’s schedule here!


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