TheTaos Talking Picture Festival should be seen as more than just another film festival. It aspires to serve as a rendezvous where people meet to trade ideas and inspiration in an atmosphere conducive to clear, uncluttered thought; a unique context in which to view and discuss the art of film and media in general in this rapidly unfolding Age of Information.

The leadership role of Art, particularly the art of filmmaking, is unparalleled in our society. Films serve as our mentors, influencing personal and political choices that shape the future. The purpose of the Taos Talking Picture Festival is to present a celebration of film which exemplifies and explores this role, and to encourage the literate production and informed consumption of the powerful arts of film and video.