The fifth annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival gets underway this coming Wednesday, Oct. 16. The fest continues through Sunday, Oct. 20, with dozens of exciting features, documentaries and shorts. Wednesday opens the fest strong starting at 6:30pm with the feature Go for Sisters. In this dramatic thriller, directed by indie auteur John Sayles (Matewan, Eight Men Out, Lone Star, Passion Fish, Sunshine State), two childhood friends cross paths years later under undesirable circumstances. Actor Yolonda Ross will be in attendance. That’s followed at 9pm with an incredible collection of New Mexico-lensed shorts. Ten short films are included in this lineup, and many of the cast and crew members will be in attendance. Tickets are $10 per screening and are available now through ticketssantafe.org. Wednesday’s screenings are both at the Center for Contemporary Arts Main Theater (1050 Old Pecos Trail). Other events will take place at the CCA Studio, the Jean Cocteau Cinema and The Lensic Performing Arts Center. We’ll have plenty more coverage of the SFIFF in next week’s Alibi. In the meantime check out the festival’s full lineup at santafeindependentfilmfestival.com.