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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 Rawhide Days will hold a film festival as part of its lineup of events beginning in 2022. The festival will feature first and foremost screenings of Rawhide but also feature professional and amateur works from international, national, and local New Mexico filmmakers and creators. 

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.

Festival Award Winners

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Offical Selections

Sinópsis corta: México 1926. Durazo, un forajido ex revolucionario llega al final de la búsqueda por un codiciado tesoro, un inesperado encuentro, cambiará el rumbo de su vida.

Mexico 1926. Durazo is an outlaw and a former revolutionary. He is getting at the end of the quest for a coveted treasure. His mission will be interrupted by an unexpected meeting, which will define his life´s path.

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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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Tickets are now available for pre-sale purchase!

 There is still time for you to submit your work!

The extended deadline is April 20th!

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

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