Activism Awards

The Taos Environmental
Film Festival 2022


Environmental Activism Awards


SATURDAY, April 23, 2022 | 5 to 6 pm at TCA

New Mexico Women in Film


 Recipient of the 2022 Taos Environmental Film Festival Environmental Activism in Film Award:

LISA LUCAS *– President,  New Mexico Women in Film – 2022,  Lisa will be accepting the Taos Environmental Activism in Film Award on behalf of the New Mexico Women in Film. The honorable Taos Mayor, Pascualito Maestas. will be presenting the award.

* See bio below

New Mexico Women in Film is a New Mexico-based outreach network committed to the professional development and achievement of women in the film and media industry through Mentorship, Networking, Education, and Community.

Our Community

NMWIF members are writers, directors, editors, actors, ADs, costumers, casting directors, agents, craft services, makeup, and more. We are members of SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, DGA, and the WGA.

Community In Action Production Training Program

The Community In Action program is an EXCLUSIVE opportunity for active members of NMWIF to be part of a production training & development environment that covers a wide variety of production roles, From Pitch to Post!

Stories & Voices of New Mexico

NMWIF Presents is a series of panel and featured guest events that provide unique and professional insights into the film and media industry.

NMWIF Resources Library brings you expert insights and information related to film and media production.

In this 2020 episode of Storytellers, we are featuring our members Lisa Lucas (President of New Mexico Women in Film 2022 & will accept the award at the TEFF) and Sarah Gartner, principal partners in the Santa Fe based production company, LikeMinds, to discuss some of the recent projects, the work of developing and selling a project idea, and the state of film in New Mexico.

To help fulfill our mission we support local non-profit organizations in New Mexico by producing a video for their marketing and brand awareness with public service announcements:


Lisa Lucas is a professional writer/producer/actor. She graduated from Bowdoin College with a degree in French Literature and Theater Arts. For the last 25 years, Lisa has produced, written, and developed over 36 TV series which include the popular ABC series “The Bachelor”, “Work of Art” on Bravo, and the Emmy winning “My 1st Time” on NBC. For the last 7 years, she was part of the producing team behind Silver Bullet Productions award-winning feature documentaries, “A Thousand Voices”, which debuted on PBS in 2015 as well as another feature, “Defending The Fire” in 2018. Her third film in collaboration with SBP, “However Wide the Sky” debuted fall 2021 on PBS and continues on the worldwide film festival circuit. She is an Executive Producer and principal partner in the Santa Febased production company, LikeMinds, LLC, which develops/produces scripted and docu-series for TV as well as independent films, shorts, and documentary features. Lisa co-hosts a weekly life-during-pandemic cooking series, @thecoronakitch (instagram) on facebook live & youtube with actor/writer/producer and fellow NMWIF member, Debrianna Mansini. Their debut cookbook, “That Time We Ate Our Feelings” drops spring 2022 with Apollo Publishers. Current film projects include producing the indie, award-winning short film comedy script, “The Holy Word”, producing/writing the independent feature “Married at Fourteen (WT)” with Terry Borst, and two network docu-series in development.


The festival director, Jean E Stevens, wishes to thank the extraordinary assistant to the TEFF director: Judith Rane; web developer Perry Penick and TCA Director, Chelsea Reidy for assistance in organizing the festival. The 501c3 fnon profit fiscal sponsor of the Taos Environmental Film Festival and the major grant donor to the TEFF: The Taos Arts Council, The Taos Ski Valley Foundation.  Plus, the added support of Bullfrog Films and Renewal Taos.  A special thanks to MacGillivray Freeman Film for their award winning films at the TCA since 2015.

This project is supported in part by Taos Arts Council, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization working to ensure that Taos County has a vibrant, vital and active arts environment. 

Also, thanks to a major grant from the Taos Ski Valley Foundation and additional support of Bullfrog Films and Renewable Taos.