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Cloris Leachman to Receive the 2017 SIFF Lifetime Achievement Award

CLORIS LEACHMAN TO RECEIVE 2017 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT 23rd ANNUAL SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Oscar and eight-time Emmy-award winning actress Cloris Leachman will receive the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 23rd annual Sedona International Film Festival, Feb. 18-26.

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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

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Guests attending to include

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Inaugural Mind-Body-Spirit “Illuminate” Film Festival Will Break New Ground in Sedona, May 29-June

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INAUGURAL ILLUMINATE FILM FESTIVAL BREAKS NEW GROUND

1st Mind-Body-Spirit Fest Offers World Premieres, View & Do Experiences, Healing Village, Workshops

SEDONA, Ariz. (April 1, 2014):  The inaugural ILLUMINATE Film Festival will blend 22 transformative films, 15 enlightening speakers and workshops, a healing village and an innovative “view and do” experience for moviegoers to more deeply process and integrate what they see on screen while surrounded by Sedona’s stunning backdrop and transformative, healing qualities, May 29-June 1.

The first-of-its-kind mind-body-spirit film festival “is at the forefront of an exploding global conscious movement connecting the film industry to a growing, identifiable, interconnected community of conscious consumers,” said ILLUMINATE Founder and Executive Director Danette Wolpert, who spent five years as Miami International Film Festival Associate Director.  “While industry festivals currently exist for most niche genres, one, surprisingly, does not exist for mind-body-spirit.  With conscious cinema on the verge of exploding, the time is now and the opportunity is unparalleled.”

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SIFF Awards Announced! Best Films of the 2014 Film Festival

THE LETTERS TAKES BEST OF FEST AUDIENCE AWARD;

THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWNWAITING FOR MAMU EARN DIRECTORS’, AUDIENCE CHOICE HONORS 

SEDONA, Ariz. (March 2, 2014):  The Letters, the story of how Mother Teresa changed hearts and lives and inspired millions, earned the Audience Choice Award for Best of Fest and The Broken Circle Breakdown and Waiting for Mamu collected Audience and Directors’ Choice Awards for Best Foreign Film and Best Documentary, both short and humanitarian, respectively, at the 20th annual Sedona International Film Festival.

The weeklong Festival screened 168 films that played to more than 10,000 filmgoers and included presentations by Susan Sarandon, Thomas Morgan, Mariel Hemingway, Shirley Knight, Stefanie Powers, Kweku Mandela, James Redford, Jeremy Leven, Terrance and Oorlagh George and Naomi Watts, among others.

The Belgian film and Academy Award-nominated  (Best Foreign Film) The Broken Circle Breakdown is an intensely moving portrait of a relationship that is tested when tragedy strikes.  Waiting for Mamu, a film by Morgan and Sarandon, tells the story of Pushpa Basnet, who has created a home for Nepalese children imprisoned along with their parents.  Basnet, known as Mamu by the 40 children living in her home, was the 2012 CNN Hero of the Year.

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The 20th Annual Sedona International Film Festival Starts Feb. 22

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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.

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