The Albuquerque Film & Media Experience (AFME) is a socially conscious and impactful event that represents creative achievement in film, music, arts and entertainment. AFME programming includes new media and technology, domestic and international movies, food and art, engaging conversations, panels and face-to-face time with industry leaders in attendance.
This year’s international program will spotlight filmmaking and artistry from Israel and the United Kingdom. We are also honored to have the support and involvement of Hollywood Icon Robert Redford, world-renown artist Sibylle Szaggars-Redford, director Joshua Michael Stern and many other top names.
Learn more at the Albuquerque Film & Media Experience website.
What do Johnny Depp, Eva Longoria, Mark Wahlberg and Bryan Cranston have in common? They’ve all spent time filming in Albuquerque over the past year. In fact, this Southwestern city has played host to numerous A-listers and filmcrews of late, many times under the radar. Albuquerque Studios – the largest production facility in the country – played the part of New York City in Marvel’s The Avengers in 2011.
There are many factors that draw filmmakers to Albuquerque, perhaps none more prominent than the city’s spectacular climate. Located in the high desert, Albuquerque enjoys over 310 days of annual sunshine keeping film crews on schedule with limited weather-induced delays. Its unique landscape and four distinctly mild seasons allow for it to play the part of nearly any city or location (including Mars). But sometimes it’s content to play itself.
Such is the case for AMC’s critically-acclaimed series, Breaking Bad, where Albuquerque is almost an additional character in the show. Recent film projects including the AMC series have elevated the city’s visibility as a film destination and prompted an interest in travel to our modest, Southwestern city.