Gallup Film Festival Mission


     Our mission is to bring the surrounding Gallup communities together to be entertained by the films that made us fall in love with “The Movies.” At the same time, we are embracing the independent lens of today’s thought-provoking and game-changing filmmakers from across the country and around the globe. We invite you to join us as we share in a one-of-a-kind experience, the power of watching timeless stories told on the silver screen.


    We believe stories shape and transform who we are and what we do both individually and collectively. We produce, promote and present socially conscious media in addition to our annual festival of film and the related arts, which celebrates the art of being human and the craft of being an artist and storyteller. We strive to work with filmmakers, storytellers, artists, musicians and change makers to bring about a more tolerant and compassionate world. We do this through the responsible use of community resources – producing educational workshops, lectures and screenings – all while representing the unique character of the Southwest.