Senator John Pinto Native Filmmakers Memorial Fund

Senator John Pinto


Senator Pinto recognized that as the New Mexico film industry moves forward, so must the Native American film industry. These funds will be awarded to help create and increase enthusiasm for film in the Native Community and to open new doors into the film industry in New Mexico. 

  • Applicants must be a registered member of one of the tribes or pueblos of New Mexico which include – Acoma, Cochiti, Isleta, Jemez, Laguna, Nambe, Ohkay Owingeh, Picuris, Pojoaque, Sandia, San Felipe, San Ildefonso, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Santo Domingo, Taos, Tesuque, Zia, Zuni, Jicarilla Apache, Mescalero Apache, and the Navajo Nation.
  • The funds are awarded to projects by Native students and Native filmmakers living and working in New Mexico. The fund will be awarded up to $5,000 per project. Only 1 project per applicant may be submitted.
  • Funds can be used toward pre-production, production, and post-production.

Awardees will be accountable for receipts and disbursements relating to these funds and will make all relevant financial records available to NMEDD, willhill官方 and the New Mexico State Auditor quarterly or upon request.