There's more than just movies!

The best thing about the Phoenix Film Festival is that we not only have great films, but we have great things to do in between the films.

The Party Pavilion is free and open to the public all weekend. Networking events, workshops, DJs, booths -- the Party Pavilion is packed with fun, information and entertainment. You may come to the Phoenix Film Festival for the movies, but you'll stay for the parties!


Opening Night
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Phoenix's best restaurants cook up a wide variety of different foods that will satisfy any movie goer's appetite. Along with some of the best food and drink around, you'll get the chance to bid on some exclusive silent auction items. And when you are full, it's time to go to the theatre for the Phoenix Film Festival's Opening Night Film. 

Tickets are $60 per person. All proceeds go to the Phoenix Film Foundation's education programs.

Opening Night features music from Obadiah Parker.

SIlent auction
ONLINE: SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018 - SUNday, april 8, 2018
Live: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - Sunday, April 8, 2018

The online portion of the 18th Phoenix Film Festival Silent Auction will run from Sunday, April 1, 2018 to Sunday, April 8, 2018; with the live event taking place on Thursday, April 5th to Sunday, April 8th.  Proceeds from the auction go to Phoenix Film Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to support and develop the artistic appreciation, educational opportunities and growth of independent film within Arizona.

Auction items from prior events ranged from fantastic vacation getaways to unique film and television memorabilia and collectibles; along with fun items from local businesses! Plus, if you can't make it out to the Festival this year, there are still a few items you can bid on!


From 5pm - 11pm, actors, directors, producers, agents  and everyone else working in the Arizona film industry gather to rub elbows and exchange business cards during this FREE event.

Would you like to have a table at Industry night? Over 1200 people joined us last year for Industry Night. Become an exhibitor and get the word out about your film, project, organization or company at the Phoenix Film Festival. 

Friday Night is Fox Movie Channel Party featuring music from Corey Spector, Joe Vito, and AAA Karaoke.


Kids' day
Saturday, April 7, 2018
9am - 2pm

Kids' Day gives  children of all ages the chance to learn about the art of film for FREE. Younger festival-goers can grab a movie poster to color or attend a crafts and story time event. Older film fans can try their hand at acting, editing and creating their own short films. These age-appropriate stations allow kids to explore the filmmaking process from beginning to end, and every part in between!

Kids will also be able to to check out a special kid friendly film at the Phoenix Film Festival at a special price after attending the event.

Kids' Day is presented by IFP/Phoenix, Bookmans, Phoenix Public Library.



Festival Workshops
Saturday, april 8 and sunday april 9
2:30pm - 6:30PM

Our FREE weekend educational workshops are open to the public and designed to enhance your Festival experience by bringing together filmmakers, film lovers and industry professionals.

Check out the WEEKEND WORKSHOP SCHEDULE for more details.


Chloe Wine Collection Saturday Night Party
Saturday, April 8, 2017
5:30PM - 1AM

Come and hang out at the coolest hot spot in the Valley for the Chloe Wine Collection Saturday Night Party!

Have a drink and hear some of the best music in the valley! The night starts off with the funky folk blues rock of Jay Allan. Next up, said decker.'s sound is "...tailor-made for a Coen Bros. Western." Finally, we dance into the night '80s style with Jake Ryan.

Geek Day
Sunday, April 9, 2017
1:30 pm - 6:30 PM

We know you love all things geeky! We do too! So come and gather with your like-minded friends for the 2017 Phoenix Film Festival Geek Day. Whether you love zombies, superheroes, comic books, cosplay, vampires, steampunk, Star Wars, anime or all of the above, Geek Day will cover it. 

Are you an owner of a geeky business? Become a vendor at Geek Day by clicking on the link below.


sunday night COPPER WING awards party
Sunday, April 8, 2018

Sunday may be the last night of the Party Pavilion,  but it's the place to be at night! See for yourself who will win the coveted Copper Wing Award. Local and national filmmakers hope to bring home the copper, but regardless, everyone wins because there's always great music and a cool drink before the Pavilion closes for the year at midnight.

Sunday Night features music from Alice Cooper's Proof is in the Pudding winners Vintage Wednesday, and the dynamic family duo Jeordie and her brother Beau Jarred