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"The Indian Capital of the World"

Gallup is enriched by the cultures of numerous First Nations, including Zuni, Hopi, Acoma and Laguna Pueblo and Navajo people as well as Latin American communities. The city boasts vibrant native arts, ceremonies, jewelry and cuisine representing its blend of cultures. The land surrounding Gallup holds many mysteries and adventures as well, from the High Desert Trail System and the Mentmore Rock Climbing area to sacred Mt. Taylor and the Church Rock Trail.

Gallup Film Festival provides its sponsoring partners with a full spectrum of marketing visibility. Levels of sponsorship provide varying levels of promotion, all of which are designed to afford the corporation maximum visibility both at the festival, press releases and the print program.

Become a sponsor today.

In addition to an extensive schedule of entertainment, film screenings and activities at Gallup Film Festival, there will be a great variety of unique and interesting goods for sale at several locations throughout the site.  Each year Gallup Film Festival is committed to selecting quality craft and merchandise vendors.

Short Film

We are now accepting submissions for 2017 Gallup Film Festival. Earlybird deadline is March 31, 2017


Do you have a love for film and want to help a great organization? We are in need of volunteers to help us prepare for the 2016 Gallup Film Festival. As a volunteer, you’ll get the opportunity to immerse yourself in such varied departments as registration, theater operations, conference, hospitality and transportation, all while working with a wonderful staff. 


207 W. Coal Avenue | Gallup, NM 87301

This theatre opened in 1928 with a seating capacity of 493 and has a Spanish Colonial style exterior. The El Morro Theatre was restored in 1991. It is currently owned by the city of Gallup, and it features performing arts as well as second-run movies.