Basement Films

Mailing Address: PO Box 9229, Albuquerque, NM 87119
County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: (505) 916-1635
NTEE Code: A- Arts, Culture and Humanities, B- Education, C- Environment, O- Youth Development, R- Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy, S- Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Mission Statement:

Basement Films is a volunteer-run, micro-cinema supporting under-represented forms of media through public screenings, workshops, lectures and an annual film festival (since 1991). We are committed to expanding the statewide conversation about movie making to include alternative cinematic histories.

Primary Programs:

Basement Films produces programs/screenings with traveling filmmakers, we conduct youth-oriented film and video making workshops at regional charter schools, universities and community centers, and we produce an annual, international experimental film festival called Experiments in Cinema (every year in mid April). This 4 day event screens short, experimental films from around the world. Additionally, we travel the festival around the state as a way of introducing audiences (and young filmmakers) to cinematic experiences that they might not otherwise have an opportunity to see.

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $24,999 or less
Personnel: All Volunteer
Executive Director:

Bryan Konefsky

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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