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The 2024 Cherry Reel Student Film Festival is Presented by ASUNM Southwest Film Center

"A film festival for student filmmakers, by student filmmakers.”

The Cherry Reel Film Festival has two goals:

  1. To give talented creators a platform to proudly show their work. 
  2.  To enhance the creative competitiveness and collaborative possibilities between student filmmakers in the Albuquerque, NM area.

The 2019 Cherry Reel Student Film Festival had over 60 student films submitted. Top films were screened at UNM in the SUB theater. Submission genres ranged from HORROR, SCI-FI, COMEDY, EXPERIMENTAL, DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATED SHORT, MUSIC VIDEO and many more! This year YOU can be part of Cherry Reel. 

Last year (2023) we had participation from the NM Film Office, IATSE, & SAG. We brought industry professionals to network with UNM Students. This event included writers, actors, directors, producers and many more. We are aiming to bring these folks back to connect with you, view your work, and provide career advice.

Regardless if you're a first-time filmmaker looking to submit or a returning filmmaker looking to see how you stack up, Cherry Reel is a film festival for the students, by the students. 

Submissions for the 2024 Cherry Reel Film Festival will open February 2nd, 2024, and the Festival will take place on April 19th, 2024 at 6:00PM in Popejoy Hall!

Any inquiries or online submissions can be directed to swfc@unm.edu