Join us on July 2 for Phoenix Loves Sci-Fi

Phoenix Loves Sci-Fi celebrates the best and brightest sci-fi, fantasy and animated films that have been produced or screened in Phoenix throughout the last year. The one-night event highlights a variety of official selections from community partners including the Phoenix Film Festival, Filmstock Film Festival, International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival and the Independent Feature Project Phoenix.

Most of these Arizona projects feature local casts and crews, and highlight a community of talented filmmakers whose unique voices have found a broader audience outside the desert.

The Phoenix Loves Sci-Fi program also includes eye-popping, award-winning, live-action and animated films from around the world, all utilizing diverse styles and exploring fantastic characters, worlds and themes.

The program features Arizona live-action, sci-fi shorts, such as “Alone,” directed by Tony Severe; “Focus,” directed by Matt Chesin; “Hoyt’s Awakening,” written and directed by Boise Esquerra; “Ouroboros,” directed by Alexander Broderick; “Reprogrammed,” directed by Daniel Jones; “The Rogue Animal,” directed by Adolpho Navarro; and “Vault of Souls: The Pact,” directed by Kevin R. Phipps.

For genre filmmakers whose journeys are vast and varied, taking a story from concept to script to screen, Phoenix Loves Sci-Fi is a celebration of those efforts and a proud call to “geek on.”

DATE: Thursday, July 2, 2015 TIME: 6:00PM - 9:30 PM LOCATION: Cronkite School of Journalism, ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus 555 S Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85004

Tickets are $5, and proceeds benefit the Phoenix Film Foundation’s youth education program.

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music department Please note that all four of our Film Summer Camps are currently sold out with full waiting lists and we are not taking any additional registrations. In the mean time, keep making movies and check out our Arizona Student Film Festival HERE  or learn about our Eduational Outreach program at the Phoenix Film Festival HERE.


Each week-long camp guides students (ages 12-18) in applying the fundamentals of filmmaking to creating their own original short film.

Students will develop the ability to collaborate with one another and learn how to leverage the strengths of their team.

Through hands-on learning, students will actively participate in the technical elements of digital filmmaking from pre- to post-production.

Cost of the camp is $25 per week-long session which includes lunch.

This year we will have 4 sessions. Each session is limited to 10 students. Because of the limited space, we request that each camper only sign up for one of the sessions.

IMG_2513 (600x800)The session dates for 2015 are:

June 15 - 19, 2015  SOLD OUT 

June 22 - 26, 2015  SOLD OUT 

July 13 - 17, 2015 SOLD OUT 

July 20 - 24, 2015 SOLD OUT 

All camps are located at the Phoenix Film Foundation office:

7000 E Mayo Blvd, Suite 1059

Phoenix, AZ 85054

602-955-6444 IMG_2507 (600x800)Once all of the camps are finished, we will all gather together for a one-night-only exclusive screening of our four Summer Camp films on the big screen  at Harkins. More information will be given to our campers. So what are you waiting for? We will see you at camp!


The Phoenix Film Foundation needs your support on Arizona Gives Day - April 7, 2015!

AZ-Gives-Day-FB-Cover-Photo_JOIN Arizona Gives Day is a powerful 24 hour online giving experience that unites Arizonans around causes they believe in -- like the Phoenix Film Foundation. Hosted by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and the Arizona Grantmakers Forum, Arizona Gives Day is a great way for nonprofits like the Phoenix Film Foundation to connect to the larger community, learn how to use new digital tools and strategies, and generate excitement and resources for our mission.

The Phoenix Film Foundation is excited to be participating in this year's Arizona Gives Day and hope that you will be able to support us. Any and every monetary donation helps.

You can participate in Arizona Gives Day by clicking here.

Thank you so much in advance for your support!

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is the Phoenix Film Festival's Saturday Night Event!

The Phoenix Film Festival is proud to present 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Awards winning Me and Earl and the Dying Girl as our Saturday night Event!


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Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Run Time: 105 Minutes

Cast: Connie Britton, Nick Offerman, Jon Bernthal, Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke

Synopsis: Winner of the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the story of Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann), an awkward high school senior whose mom forces him to spend time with Rachel - a girl in his class (Olivia Cooke) whom he hasn't spoken to since kindergarten - who was just diagnosed with cancer.


We are very excited to have Me and Earl and the Dying Girl as our Saturday Night event! Please get your tickets early  because this one will sell out!

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FREE Concert by Duran Duran tribute band Rio -- Saturday night at the 2015 PFF

duran-duran-small Saturday Night, March 29, 2015 at 9:30PM, it's all happening!

Please, Please tell me now!

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This may be Planet Earth (ba ba ba bu ba ba ba ba), but Saturday night March 28 at the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival will be no Ordinary World with the addition of Rio, the Duran Duran tribute band!

Festival pros know the place to be (when you're not at a film, of course) is the Notorious Party Pavilion, but we're going bigger than ever this year with the addition of The Wild Boys of Rio.

So when you're not watching Girls on Film, you need to be at Phoenix's Big Thing: Rio at the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival.

Union of the Snake. (pretty much impossible to fit in to a sentence, but a totally necessary reference for this post)


The Art of the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival

PFF 2015 Metropolis NOVEMBERPFF 2015 Good Bad Ugly NOVEMBER PFF 2015 Dirty Dancing NOVEMBERPFF 2015 Casablanca NOVEMBERLast week on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, we released the artwork for the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival, and here are all 4 of the sample posters! With the theme "Find your new favorite movie", our art team, lead by 2014's Volunteer of the Year Marty Freetage, came up with these images based on some of their favorite films.

(what? No Troop Beverly Hills, Marty?)

See if you can name all four of the films as we count down the weeks until the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival!



Celebrate the art of the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival at The Art of Film event!

The Art of Film presented by Cox Communications DATE: Friday, November 21, 2014 TIME: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM LOCATION: The Capital Grille at Scottsdale Promenade

The Phoenix Film Foundation invites you to celebrate The Art of Film at our exclusive Festival preview event presented by Cox Communications

The evening will feature food and drink, music, a raffle, silent auction, networking and the reveal of the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival posters.

Tickets are just $35 per person or $25 for members of the Phoenix Film Society.  All proceeds benefit the student education programs of the Phoenix Film Foundation.

Your ticket price includes:

  • A welcome beverage
  • Appetizers
  • A complimentary raffle ticket
  • Exclusive access to the reveal of the posters to the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival
  • Music provided by Micah Beverly
  • An opportunity to purchase Phoenix Film Festival passes at a 40% discount

Only 60 tickets will be sold to this event so hurry and get your tickets NOW!

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St. Vincent, Birdman at the Phoenix Film Festival Fall Showcase!

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October 13 - 16, 2014

Are you suffering from Phoenix Film Festival withdrawals? Not to fret! The Phoenix Film Festival is proud to announce its Fall Showcase. Audiences will have an opportunity to preview some of the best and most anticipated fall studio films before they're released!


St. Vincent

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Bill Murray, Naomi Watts, Chris O'Dowd and Terrence Howard



Force Majure

Starring: Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren, Kristofer Hivju and Fanni Metelius



Stonehearst Asylum

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Kingsley and Michael Caine




Starring: Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Ryan


4 Amazing Films.

4 Amazing Nights.

Following the screenings there will be a hosted discussion about the film.

Tickets are $13 each and a pass for all 4 films is just $45. Don't wait to buy tickets. Seating is limited to only 250 seats per screening.


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