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Join us for this filmmaker/producer panel “Vetting Your Story Elements for Legal & Artistic Integrity Panel” coming to the Santa Fe Film Festival from these award-winning filmmakers.


Martinez and Chevalier will present advice on researching and vetting documentary film topics, as well as discussing how to incorporate hybrid art forms such as historic reenactments and cutting-edge graphics into the final production so that your film conveys not only information but inspiration as well. Insight into the creative process, using a montage of examples, will demonstrate how to adhere to the requisite journalistic balance, ethics, and the importance of using the latest technology to comply with privacy, legal, safety, and artistic concerns.


Tony Martinez, an Emmy, Edward R. Murrow and Peabody award winner for his many films and television productions. Martinez was nominated for the Creative Spirit Award at the 2009 Santa Fe Film Festival (El Corazon de Santa Fe). His filmography is broad, with subjects as diverse as Jim Thorpe, Bataan Death March Survivors, and major sports figures. In addition to his award-winning films, Tony works with many major networks such as NBC Universal, CNN and ESPN doing coaching for the on-air talent. Martinez is a native Santa Fean with a production company, Silver Horn Media, based in Texas.


Jaima Chevalier is an author and filmmaker known for Veiled Lightning and The People's House, (2022 Official Selection at Santa Fe Film Festival). Her biography of famed flamenco dancer Maria Benitez won "best biography" in the 2020 NM-AZ Book Awards. Her production company, Picture This Production Company, has worked with clients as diverse as Swiss National Television, KNME, and Facebook.


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If you have questions, please email director@santafefilmfestival.com. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you in February.

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