Sedona Film Festival 2017 – The 23rd Annual Sedona International Film Festival
The 23rd Sedona International Film Festival will celebrate the creative artistry, imagination and entertainment right here in our beloved Sedona.
It all begins Feb. 17 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center when Oscar-winner and eight-time Emmy-winning actress Cloris Leachman receives the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. She will be joined by Ed Asner and Valerie Harper who, together with Leachman and Mary Tyler Moore, were responsible for an historic influence on American entertainment history.
The Sedona Film Festival screens feature films, documentary films, short films, animated films, and student films. In the festival workshops, organized by Academy Award-winner Frank Warner, award-winning industry professionals teach a new generation of filmmakers.
The Sedona International Film Festival celebrates more than 22 years of screenings and educational workshops. In that history, the Festival has achieved recognition as a world-class film festival. Each year, audiences and the next generation of filmmakers come together from all over the world to participate in this inspiring celebration of the power of independent film. Audiences and filmmakers herald the Sedona International Film Festival as one of their favorites. We have garnered an impressive national reputation as one of the best regional festivals in the United States.
Today, they receive nearly 1,200 films and from there show around 160. This is a far cry from a dozen years ago. Today we show features to shorts, documentaries to animation and foreign films to student films, you will be treated to a cinephile’s dream … NINE DAYS and more than 160 films!
So where does the festival go from here? Schweiss said despite the generosity of the hospitality community, the festival can’t be extended to any additional days. And with the use of Harkins Theaters, the Mary D. Fisher Theatre and the Sedona Performing Arts Center, they are tapped out in terms of available venues. Instead, Schweiss said he’d like to see every film sold out with a possibility of expanding in other ways.
For further information on the Sedona Film Festival please visit their website.
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