Are you interested in film? The Phoenix area has several film festivals throughout the year. Here are just a few:
*The Arizona Black Film Showcase The sixth annual event at the Herberger Theater and the AMC Theater - Arizona Center is ending its three-day run today, March 24, 2007. http://www.azblackfilm.com/showcase/schedule.php
*The Phoenix Film Festival April 12 - April 19 Check out their website at Http://www.phoenixfilmfestival.com/index.php
Included in this important festival are five "Showcase Non-competetive Films:"
Fracture, Waitress, Blind Dating, Netherbeast, Inc., and Wild Seven. These celebrities are scheduled to be there: Jane Seymour, Judd Nelson, Jason Mewes, Steve Burns, Amy Davidson, Robert Forster, and director James Keach. Tickets range from $10 for an individual screening, to a 4-film pass for $30 ($20 for seniors and students) to the VIP Patron Pass for $425 ($350 for seniors and students.)
* Scottsdale International Film Festival October 5 - 9 http://www.scottsdalefilmfestival.com/
*The Heard Museum Film Festival October 12 - 14 This world-renown American Indian museum presents "original and award-winning" Native films. http://www.heard.org
*The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival October 19-21
*The Peoria Arizona Film Festival The second annual festival was held March 1-4 this year. There is no word yet on a date for next year. See pictures of the event and read about winning films at http://www.peoriafilmoffice.com/4.html
In Tucson (just 1 1/2 hours south)
*The French and Francophone Film Festival March 20 - April 12, at the University of Arizona. Five films will be shown, with free admission. Food from France and French-speaking countries will be available for sale before each film.
*The Arizona International Film Festival April 20 - 29
In Sedona (just a couple of hours north)
*The Sedona International Film Festival February 27-March 2