Phoenix Film Foundation

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About the Phoenix Film Foundation

The Phoenix Film Foundation is the the non-profit organization that operates the Phoenix Film Festival.

  Mission Statement The Phoenix Film Foundation is a 501c3 Non-profit Organization whose mission is to support and develop the artistic appreciation, educational opportunities and growth of independent film within Arizona. The Foundation’s primary functions through its programs are to promote the exhibition of independent films and conduct educational programs that teach the art of independent filmmaking.



Board Officers

Chair – Lori Alderfer

Vice-Chair – Myron Picoult

Treasurer – Ira Wechter

Secretary – Alison Frost

President – Leslie Benner


Board Members

Joy Antolini

Monica Apodaca

Thomas Henager

Phil Lovas

Norma Parraz  

Jeff Sobotka


National Advisory Board

Chris LaMont, President

Rick McCartney, Vice-President

Gregory Bernstein

Stephanie Dowling

Linda M. Herold

Jim Manley

Sentari M. Minor

Slobodan Popovic

Beth Reynolds


Ex-Officio Member

Jason Carney, Executive Director


Partner Organizations In addition to the Phoenix Film Festival, the Foundation also operates the


Phoenix Film Foundation

7000 E Mayo Blvd, Suite 1059

Phoenix, AZ 85054

Phone – 480-513-3195

E-mail –

Cox Communications Starz Harkins Theatres AARP The Arizona Republic
FX Networks
Art Institute of Phoenix
Sneaky Big Studios
Chipotle APS Bookmans Skygate Pictures
Brown Paper Tickets In Media Co.
Stella Artois
Arizona Comission of Arts
Arizona Lottery
City of Phoenix Arts & Culture
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