Phoenix Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Phoenix Film Festival

SINCE: 2000

WHERE: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Phoenix Film Festival started in 2000 by 3 local filmmakers as a way to get their films some exposure in their home town. The Phoenix Film Foundation has grown from a 3-day exhibition to an 11 day celebration of film with over 300 films, filmmaking seminars, parties and student workshops for over 27,000 attendees all at the Harkins Scottsdale 101.

The Phoenix Film Festival has been named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals and a Top 50 Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine and has been called the most filmmaker-friendly festival out there.

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Arizona Premiere of Robot & Frank as Opening Night film at 2012 Phoenix Film Festival

Arizona Premiere of Robot & Frank as Opening Night film at 2012 Phoenix Film Festival

Robot & Frank will have its Arizona Premiere on March 29 as this year’s Opening Night film at the 12th Annual Phoenix Film Festival.  On opening night Bob Oldfather, the founder of Bookman’s Entertainment Exchange, and Macerich, the owners, operators, and developers of over 65 diverse retail properties including the home of the Phoenix Film Festival, Scottsdale 101 will be presented with the festival’s annual Visionary Award.  Both are being honored for their continued community […]

Kristin Scott Thomas, Diane Keaton, Kathleen Turner, Ethan Hawke Headline Showcase Films at 2012 Phoenix Film Festival

Kristin Scott Thomas, Diane Keaton, Kathleen Turner, Ethan Hawke Headline Showcase Films at 2012 Phoenix Film Festival

Some well-established Hollywood actors and actresses, including Kristin Scott Thomas, Diane Keaton, Kathleen Turner, Ethan Hawke and Lizzay Caplan headline the showcase films at the 2012 Phoenix Film Festival. The full list of showcase films include Darling Companion – Beth (Diane Keaton) saves a bedraggled lost dog from the side of the freeway on a wintry day in Denver. Struggling with her distracted, self-involved husband Joseph (Kevin Kline) and an empty nest at home, Beth […]

2012 Phoenix Film Festival Announces Ten Films in this year’s Feature Film Competition

2012 Phoenix Film Festival Announces Ten Films in this year’s Feature Film Competition

The 2012 Phoenix Film Festival has announced the ten films scheduled to compete in this year’s Feature Film Competition.  In addition to featuring some of the brightest new talent that the industry has to offer, the competition films are also rife with established Hollywood names and former festival favorites, including ‘Friday Night Lights’ alum, starlet Minka Kelly (Searching for Sonny), and 2008 Arizona Filmmaker of the Year Bivas Biswas (Paranoia).  See the full list of […]

Ten films to Compete for Top Honors at the 11th Annual Phoenix Film Festival

Ten films to Compete for Top Honors at the 11th Annual Phoenix Film Festival

The 11th Annual Phoenix Film Festival, presented by Cox and Starz, takes place from March 31, 2011 through April 7, 2011 at Harkins Scottsdale 101. Ten films are set to compete for multiple honors, including Best Picture, in the festival’s Competition Feature Films Awards. Ten films to contend for top honors at the 11th Annual Phoenix Film Festival The dramatic comedy A Little Help stars Jenna Fischer (NBC’s The Office), Chris O’Donnell (Mad Love), Kim […]