Tucumcari has a fair history of being either mentioned or used as a film location in more than a few westerns, movies, and TV shows in addition to Rawhide(1959–1965).


These have included most recently Hell or Highwater (2016) and the wonderful Bands of Enchantment (2021).  Yet, in all that time Tucumcari has not had a film festival.  Which was surprising to us as it might be to our readers and attendees.

Tucumcari Film Festival (formerly Tucumcari Rawhide Days Film Festival)  will feature first and foremost honorary and free screenings of Rawhide.


We will also feature select professional and amateur works from international, national, and local New Mexico filmmakers and creators that will be competing for festival awards.

Exact venues and selected content for screenings are to be announced and are subject to change as we get closer to the event and our selection committee selects some rooting tooting good spectacles for you to watch.


Now taking submissions for the new season!

Tucumcari Rawhide Days Film Festival 2022 proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world's #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.

 Previous Year
Festival Award Winners

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Our First Season Offical Selections

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Carla Culvey

Our Film Festival Pioneer 

Holiday Conoco/Tucumcari Oil & LP Gas
Ruth Ann Litchfield
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Our Film Festival Pioneer Partners

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Join us on the adventure and sponsor the festival!

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