Program Directors

Knifewing Segura

​Festival Director / Founder

Beverly Newman


The annual Gallup Film Festival was founded in 2012 by performing artist, Knifewing Segura.

The Gallup Film Festival Board is comprised of a group of accomplished experts, who serve on various leadership levels to represent and preserve the unique identity and vision of the Gallup Film Festival. The GFF is dedicated to showcasing and promoting exceptional films to the entertainment industry. Designed to bridge the world of cinematic excellence with the renowned community of Gallup, the GFF hosts world-class screenings, networking events, and performing arts.

Jury Members

Beverly Newman

​Ernest David Tsosie III

Kimberly Becenti

​Chris Brown

​Mark Williams

Board Members

Beverly Newman​​

Brittany Madrid

Roger Willie

Dorie Havens

Pamela Holland