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
WOW! What an exciting time! The 9 days of films, workshops, parties, networking and film fun was had by many! Film makers from all over the world gathered in Sedona, Arizona for the 19th Annual Sedona International Film Festival. This yearly event has grown in name and recognition and from the mouths of the film makers themselves, this is one of the highest end and nicest festivals they’ve been to.
We would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s accolades which include Chittagong, based upon actual events of India’s Chittagong Uprising, and Least Among Saints, the story of a solider back from war and a young man who has never known peace in his life who become unlikely friends, tied for the Audience Award for Best Drama at the 19th annual Sedona International Film Festival.
EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, FILMS COMING TOGETHER FOR 19TH ANNUAL SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, FEB. 23-MARCH 3
Joan Collins To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
SEDONA, Ariz. (Jan. 10, 2013): Final selections are underway for the 145 films which will be presented in a range of categories and film series – from World Cinema to Documentaries That Make a Difference and from Sedona Green to Family Films and Classics – at the 19th annual Sedona International Film Festival, Feb. 23 to March 3.
Festival passes and ticket packages are now available online at www.sedonafilmfestival.com. Films will run all day beginning Sunday, Feb. 24 on four screens at Sedona Harkins 6, 2081 W. Highway 89A; the Mary D. Fisher Theater, 2030 W. Highway 89A, and the Sedona Performing Arts Center at Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road.
Workshops and panel discussions featuring a wide range of topics for filmmakers and film lovers organized by Academy Award-winning producer and Sedona Film Festival board member Kathleen Glynn (Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 911) include Screenwriting, Young Filmmakers – Getting Started, Art Into Activism and Women in Film. Roundtables also will be conducted on topics including producing, directing, financing and marketing independent films as well as on sustainability and the roles of filmmakers and artists in social change and activism.
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.