Phoenix Film Festival

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Phoenix Film Festival
LocationPhoenix, Arizona, United States

Phoenix Film Festival is a festival that celebrates feature films and their creators. Started in 2000, the annual celebration takes place in the city of Phoenix, Arizona. The festival is a showcase for feature and short films from all over the world.


With the idea of starting a festival by filmmakers for filmmakers in Arizona, independent filmmakers Golan Ramras and Chris LaMont started the festival in 2000 with the help of Program Director Greg Hall and World Cinema Director Slobodan Popovic. Jason Carney has been the Festival Director since 2004. The Festival is run under the auspices of the 501(c)3 non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation. The Phoenix Film Festival is now the largest attended festival in Arizona. In 2013 it had 23,000 attendees. The festival has hosted many notable members of the film industry such as Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Laurence Fishburne, Tom Arnold and Danny Trejo, as well as filmmakers Don Roos and Ken Kwapis, and featured the premieres of Happy Endings, Mad Hot Ballroom and Loverboy.[1]

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  1. ^ Phoenix Film Festival
  2. ^ a b "Winners & Happenings at the 2013 Phoenix Film Festival!". Phoenix Film Festival. 7 April 2013. Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Film Threat - 2012 Phoenix Film Festival – Day Four". Archived from the original on 2012-04-05.
  4. ^ a b "Film Threat - 2011 Phoenix Film Festival – The Vicarious Experience: Day Four". Archived from the original on 2011-04-06.

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