FAQ

What is the Roswell Film Festival?

The Roswell Film Festival celebrates the international brand related to the infamous UFO experiences while being hosted in the city of Roswell, NM.  The Festival centers around five sections of films: General Entry, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Independent, Documentary and New Mexico Based.  Both Feature and Short Films are included and submissions come from all over the world.  Events may include parties, panel discussions, workshops, contests, awards and of course a great selection of films.

When is the Festival?

Every year in late April. Current dates can be found on our home page. Register on our Schedule page to build your agenda once the current schedule is made live.

Travel to Roswell?

Yes!  We look forward to having you with us.  Visit our informational pages for lodging, events, etc surrounding the Festival.  Click on our “Lodging” page above in the About section fro special rates when booking for the Roswell Film Festival. Visit www.seeroswell.com for more information about our great city.

What venues will it all take place?

The Allen Theaters Galaxy 8 location in Roswell will host our films.  Locations around town may also host events surrounding the festival.  Look at the base of each Schedule listing to see specific locations for that event as well as address.

What times will films & music acts be shown?

All day throughout the Festival. Meal Breaks and Awards Ceremony will halt film showings. All other events, parties, panels, etc. will many times coincide with other activities.  Official Schedule is posted on the Schedule page where you can register to set your agenda. Daily reminders during the event will be sent out to registered attendees.

Where Can I Stay During the Festival?

Click on Lodging in the Drop Down Menu to Book Your Room(s) with Special Rates.

Where Can I Get My Passes & Tickets?

Our Home Page has the option to Purchase Your Full Festival, one (1) Day and individual Section Passes.

It is Recommended that You Purchase Your Passes & Tickets in Advance to Avoid Sell Outs.  Then Go Build Your Schedule by Registering on Our Schedule Page.

Can I volunteer?

Yes!  Visit our Volunteer page above to learn more.

When is Next Year's Film Festival?

The Official Roswell Film Festival will be held in late April annually.  Make your plans now to attend.  Film & Other Submissions are open May thru November.  Official Festival Schedule, Tickets, etc. will be available by early Spring.

How do I Submit my Film?

Films are submitted through FilmFreeway buttons on our “HOME” and “SUBMIT” pages.  Clicking them will take you to our registration/submissions pages.

What are the Deadlines?

We accept Film Submissions for the coming year from May thru November. Once submissions are closed, there are no exceptions and you will need to submit during the next open period in future years. Click on our “Submit” page for further details.

My Film has Been Selected, What Now?

Congratulations!  We look forward to showing your film during the Festival.  You will receive an email(s) with further instructions including sending in your hard drive with DCP copy of your film, sending in your posters for theatre display and other important details.  A press kit is requested if not already available on Film Freeway.  We will use portions of your kit in our promotions, publications and venues.  Get your plans together to attend and use your complimentary festival passes, be a part of activities and address the audience concerning your film.

Order Official Festival Gear?

Click on the Store link in the About Menu above.  There will be a button that will take you to our online store.  Enjoy your Official Products!