The Scottsdale International Film Festival is just around the corner!


Thursday, Nov. 2, through Monday, Nov. 6, 2017

The Scottsdale International Film Festival is an annual five-day event that audiences have enjoyed since 2001.  SIFF prides itself on showing award-winning films from around the globe.  The Festival has presented more than 500 films.  They haven’t been only indie favorites but included in them have been some Academy Award winners, as well.  SIFF has been host to more than 90,000 attendees since its inception.

The motivation behind the Festival is “Film is art is life is film.”  Attending a film festival brings you closer to understanding life through art and why doing such a thing is so important.  SIFF supports your appetite to be a part of something special and embraces the filmmakers who desire to feed your hunger in a unique way and this year brings some beautiful stories and storytellers dedicated to doing that very thing.  SIFF and the wonderful people who are behind it prides itself on being a festival that supports many themes including LGBTQ topics, documentaries and films from around all parts of the globe movies directed by women.  This year they’re introducing a new category called “Fresh Stories,” with films embracing the 21st century in terms of storytelling in order to appeal to younger audiences.

Some of the special guests this year will be producer, writer, director Jared Moshé, whose new film ‘Ballad of Lefty Brown’ starring Bill Pullman is getting a lot of hype due to his previous success alone.  Italian director from Bologna, Matteo Vicino, with his film Lovers and Rwandan pediatrician, Vice Chancellor Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PhD.  She’s presenting the film ‘Bending the Arc.’  Moshé will be attending the festival through its run and will present the closing film “Last Flag Flying,” starring Bryan Cranston and Steve Carrell.


HERE is a link to all the films and we’ll see you in Scottsdale soon!

TICKET INFORMATION –  Festival takes place exclusively at the Harkins Shea 14 Theatre



VIP passes and packages are only available for purchase before the Festival begins, until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1

DURING the Festival: Nov. 2–6 (Only single tickets are sold at the Harkins Shea 14 Theatre Box Office.)


Harkins Shea 14 Theatre – Exclusive Festival Location!

7354 E. Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Box Office Hours:
9:00 a.m. – 11 p.m.


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About Shari K. Green

Shari became fascinated by films when at the age of seven she saw a movie being made in front of her house. As a teenager she immersed herself in the culture of film working on stage and then became a cinephile, working in a video store. Since then she expanded into film criticism writing for the last eight years and she has now written, directed and produced several short films and is currently working on a feature film project with her production company, Good Stew Productions, which she created with a few of her friends. Her favorite movies are “The Big Chill” and “Lonely Boy” and she enjoys watching Woody Allen films above all others.

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