PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL KICKS OFF THIS WEEK!


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The Phoenix Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, April 5th and will run for an expanded 11 days until April 15th!

In addition to 300 film screenings, there are also several key events and highlights happening including these key events not to miss!

 

  • Industry Night – Friday, April 6 from 5PM-11PM. Actors, directors, producers, agents and everyone else working in the Arizona film industry gather to rub elbows and exchange business cards during this FREE event.
  • Kids’ Day  Saturday, April 7 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Children of all ages the chance to learn about the art of film for FREE. Younger festival-goers can grab a movie poster to color or attend a crafts and story time event. Older film fans can try their hand at acting, editing and creating their own short films. These age-appropriate stations allow kids to explore the filmmaking process from beginning to end, and every part in between!
  • Festival Panel Discussions  Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8 from 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Our FREE weekend educational filmmaker panel discussions are open to the public and designed to enhance your Festival experience by bringing together filmmakers, film lovers and industry professionals.
  • Geek Day  Sunday, April 8 from 1:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. We know you love all things geeky! We do too! So come and gather with your like-minded friends for the 2018 Phoenix Film Festival Geek Day. Whether you love zombies, superheroes, comic books, cosplay, vampires, steampunk, Star Wars, anime or all of the above, Geek Day will cover it.

About Phoenix Film Festival

Again, the 18th Annual Phoenix Film Festival will take place from Thursday, April 5 to Sunday, April 15. Continually breaking attendance records since its inception, last year’s festival saw over 25,000 attendees, and there are hopes to pull in even more film enthusiasts this year.

The 11-day Festival will once again be held at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre located at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054.


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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