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Join Us for Filmmaker Forum with Production Designer Jason Kisvarday

Join IFP Phoenix for an evening with visionary Production Designer Jason Kisvarday (Everything Everywhere All at Once, Sorry to Bother You, Palm Springs, Swiss Army Man, etc.). We’ll chat with him about his inspiration, career path, and collaborative process in a journey through Kisvarday’s distinctly adventurous life and work.

What: IFP Filmmaker Forum January featuring Production Designer Jason Kisvarday

When: Saturday, January 28th, 2023 / 7:00 – 9:30pm

Host: Josh Kasselman

Location: First Studio (631 N. 1st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003) Free Parking is available in the First Studio lot on a first-come first-served basis. Paid parking in surrounding vicinity.

Tickets: $5 IFP Members / $15 Non-Members 


The event will take place at First Studio in Downtown Phoenix. Built in 1949, this building housed the very first television studio between St. Louis and San Francisco and was the original filming location of the Wallace and Ladmo Show. Remodeled in 2002, First Studio is now home to several of the Valley’s most creative entrepreneurs, production companies, and post-production facilities. 

IFP Filmmaker Forum is a quarterly event that focuses on both the craft and business of filmmaking, featuring in-depth discussions with accomplished production personnel from all around the country. Open to emerging and established filmmakers — and everyone in between — Filmmaker Forum takes place as a pop-up event at studios and film schools across the Valley. 

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