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No More ‘Lucking Out’: Sedona film festival gets cautious with pandemic

By Connor Dziawura | June 5, 2021 Sedona International Film Festival organizers lucked out with last year’s event. Set just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic led to mass shutdowns of businesses and cancellations of events, the...
Phoenix Film Festival

The Phoenix Film Festival returns for its 18th year

By Tuesday Mahrle Calling all movie fans! The 18th annual Phoenix Film Festival returns from Thursday, April 5 to Sunday April 15th. Since its inception, the festival has exceeded attendance records every year. The 2017...

Building a Community: Peoria Film Festival returns after pandemic hiatus

By Connor Dziawura | September 8, 2021 Peoria Film Festival Executive Director Jason Carney sees film festivals as fostering their own little community. “There’s just that sense of comradery from film lovers,” Carney describes. “It’s not...
Scottsdale International Film Festival

Scottsdale International Film Festival expands for 2018

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   Scottsdale International Film Festival founder Amy Ettinger listens to her guests. When they told Ettinger they wanted more films over a longer time period, she couldn’t let them down. The festival’s 2018 rendition...

‘A Festival in Two Parts’: Scottsdale event sets in-person, virtual films

By Connor Dziawura | October 23, 2021 After a surprise success adapting amidst the pandemic last year, the annual Scottsdale International Film Festival is returning as a hybrid event this November. Despite going virtual and halving...

‘Peeling Back the Layers’: Scottsdale International Film Festival merits discussion

By Connor Dziawura Amy Ettinger sees a problem with film audiences today: Indie gems aren’t as popular as they perhaps should be. “I wish I could say that the smaller, undiscovered films were as attractive to...

Building a Bridge: Tempe-based film festival giving Asian filmmakers voices

By Connor Dziawura Filmmaker Ihman Esturco sees a distinct lack of representation for foreign cinema, namely that which is from Asian countries. “There’s a lot of filmmakers, especially in Asia, who don’t have access,” explains Esturco,...

‘Great Films with a Little Jewish Flavor:’ Annual festival is dubbed a ‘can’t-miss occasion’

By Christopher Boan The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival is a labor of love for executive directors Barry Singer and Jerry Mittelman. They work throughout the year to find the world’s best examples of Jewish film...

Four Days of Cinema: Chandler fest presents international crop of films

By Kevin Reagan From cult classics to political documentaries, this month’s Chandler International Film Festival promises to deliver a diverse lineup of films for local moviegoers. The four-day event from January 17 to January 20 will...

Movies to Go: Phoenix Film Foundation raises funds with virtual events

By Laura Latzko With the cancellation of major events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local organizations have sought to find different ways to entertain the public. After postponing its annual spring film festival, the Phoenix Film...

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