About the Phoenix Film Foundation.

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.



Joy Antolini

Monica Apodaca

James Christian

Thomas Henager

Lisa Larson

Norma Parraz

Mario Romero

Jeff Sobotka

Renee Palmer Stevens

board officers

Chair – Alison Frost

Vice-Chair – Brent Stokes

Treasurer – Diana Sheehan

Secretary – Katie Kenny

President – Lori Alderfer


Jason Carney




Jim Manley

Rick McCartney

Sentari M. Minor

Slobodan Popovic

Beth Reynolds

Chris LaMont, President

Leslie Benner, Vice-President

Gregory Bernstein

Stephanie Dowling

Linda Herold



partner organizations

In addition to the Phoenix Film Festival, the Phoenix Film Foundation also operates...