2016 ILLUMINATE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES EXCITING LINE UP OF PREMIERES, AWARDS, PARTIES AND EVENTS FOR 3RD ANNUAL 5-DAY EVENT
NEW INAUGURAL AWARD: THE CONSCIOUS VISIONARY AWARD
Chaz Ebert to be Keynote speaker for Conscious Film Convergence
2016 ILLUMINATE FILM FESTIVAL ATTRACTS STELLAR LINE-UP OF TOP-LEVEL FILM INDUSTRY
TO 3RD ANNUAL 5-DAY FILM EVENT
‘CONSCIOUS FILM CONVERGENCE’ AN EXCITING PROGRAM WITHIN THE FESTIVAL SPEAKS DIRECTLY TO FILMMAKERS, DISTRIBUTORS AND CONSUMERS OF TRANSFORMATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT
160 FILMS, SPECIAL GUESTS SUSAN SARANDON, CNN 2012 HERO OF THE YEAR, MARIEL HEMINGWAY, BRAD PAISLEY
Films From The Joe Show to Waiting for Mamu and Toxic Hot Seat to Le Chef
SEDONA, Ariz. (Feb. 4, 2014): With consistent community backing to ensure success and a forward-driving strategy to build an industry-wide reputation based on the overall Sedona experience for filmmakers, the public and sponsors, the Sedona International Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with a powerful lineup of nearly 160 features, documentaries, shorts and special guests, Feb. 22 to March 2.
Curt Walters – Recipient of the Desert Caballeros Western Museum’s 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award
Mark your calendars now for January 18th, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. when the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, AZ will celebrate the achievements Curt Walters has made during his lifelong journey through the Western art world. Curt has been chosen as the 2014 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Museum. The event will be hosted in the Museum’s Cultural Crossroads Learning Center where events of the night will include a live art auction.
Curt’s work Sun Shadow Wind, a massive 36” x 48”, is in the permanent collection at DCWM and will be a featured exhibit of the night. This painting won the Best of Show and First Place Oil Painting Awards at the 2011 West Select Show and Sale at the Phoenix Art Museum.
Yavapai College is pleased to announce that the former Zaki Gordon Institute for Independent Filmmaking (ZGI) is officially becoming the Sedona Film School at Yavapai College. This re-branding of the school’s film program represents Yavapai College’s strong commitment to the community of Sedona and supports Sedona’s dedication to be a city animated by the arts.
The beginning of a new era in independent film in Northern Arizona, this year enrollment is at its highest level since Yavapai College first opened a boot-camp like film school in 2000: It has more than doubled for the fall semester. Under the leadership of Sedona Film School Director, Rue, they are expanding their programs both in scope and reach. There is a new focus on job placement and enhanced instruction.