15th Annual Phoenix Film Festival Event Schedule

Celebrating our 14th year, the Phoenix Film Festival will screen more than 150 feature films and shorts. Attendees will be a part of screenings; Q&A sessions with producers, director and talent; enjoy world‐class entertainment; an impressive silent auction and more.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

  • Opening Night Premiere Event featuring the presentation of the Phoenix Film Foundation’s Visionary Award given to a key contributor to the community. The evening will kick-off with a cocktail party and a Celebration of the Art of Food in the Party Pavilion. With nearly 20 restaurants presenting a food item, it will be a great opportunity to taste some great food. The cocktail party will be followed by a premiere film screening at the Harkins Cine Capri Theatre at Scottsdale 101.

Friday, March 27, 2015

  • Educational Outreach – The morning session is for Middle-School and High-School Students from across Arizona, who participate in a variety of seminars throughout the morning and early afternoon.
  • Film Screenings begin at 9 am for the public. Enjoy the finest in independent film all day long.
  • Fox Movie Channel Friday Night Party! It’s Industry Night in the PFF Party Pavilion. From 5PM – 10PM, actors, directors, producers, agents and everyone else working in the Arizona film industry gather to rub elbows and exchange business cards. At 9PM, the stars come out for some out-of-this-world karaoke until 1 AM.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

  • Screenings start at 9 am and go into the night.
  • Kids’ Day. Beginning at 9AM, your budding Spielbergs can learn all about what it takes to make their own movie.
  • Seminars. Saturday afternoon, learn the art of filmmaking from the filmmakers themselves as our seminars take the main stage.
  • Saturday night we go back to the 80’s with a special night of fun and live music featuring Duran Duran cover band, Rio! Festival goers can take in a film and dance all night with the party going until 1 AM.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

  • Film Screenings begin at 9 am and run until 9 pm.
  • Things get a little crazy on Sunday. It’s Geek Day at the Phoenix Film Festival with a special exhibit of an exciting collection of artists, vendors and costumers. 
  • Stay for the seminars in the afternoon.
  • And while Sunday may be the last night of the Party Pavilion, it’s the place to be at night. With the party going until midnight, you can see for yourself who will win the coveted Copper Wing Award. Local and national filmmakers will come over to the Pavilion for the 9PM awards hoping to bring home the copper. But everyone wins all night because there’s always a hip DJ and a cool drink on Sunday nights at the Party Pavilion.

Monday, March 30, 2015

  • Film Screenings Start at 5 pm: Check out the award winners all week long plus some new Arizona premieres.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  • Educational Outreach — Screenplay Writing: The morning session is for Middle-school and High-School Students from across Arizona is specifically focused on screenplay writing with an intensive workshop day.
  • Film Screenings Start at 5 pm

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

  • Educational Outreach – Acting for the Camera: The morning session is for Middle-school and High-School Students from across Arizona and is specifically focused on acting, with professional film actors and Casting Directors and Agents discussing acting.
  • Film Screenings Start at 5 pm

Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • Educational Outreach- Producing and Directing: The morning session is for Middle-school and High-School Students from across Arizona and is specifically focused on producing and directing short films.
  • Film Screenings Start at 5 pm
  • Closing Night Event starts at 7:30: A final big screening with a big film to close out the 15th Annual Phoenix Film Festival.