The 2022 Phoenix Film Festival opens March 31st!
The 2022 Phoenix Film Festival will take place March 31st through April 10th and IFP Phoenix will be on hand with an array of industry events and educational opportunities for local filmmakers. Read on below for everything we’re involved with at the festival.
IFP Phoenix presents Industry Night at the 2022 Phoenix Film Festival! Join us for the largest filmmaker networking event of the year on Friday, April 1st from 6:00pm to Midnight. This FREE night of networking with fellow filmmakers and local professionals typically sees over 1000 people attend each year.
Industry Night is back at the party pavilion! We will feature a more open air setting than usual with some patio space and a few tables outside. We’ll have around 20 local film vendors with tables at the event showing off what they can do for you and your movie. A DJ will keep the vibe fun and the conversations will be as great as usual.
If you want to make a connection in the industry or even just celebrate with your fellow local filmmakers, this is the night for you! This is the largest film networking event of the year and it’s not to be missed!
Where: The 2022 Phoenix Film Festival’s Party Pavilion (tent next to the theatre at Harkins Scottsdale 101)
When: Friday, April 1st, 2022Time: 6:00pm – 11pm
If you’re interested in being a vendor with a table, you can register here while tables last: https://www.phoenixfilmfestival.com/industry-night…
Vendors signing up for tables at Industry Night must be film related. Unfortunately, we cannot accept registrations from non-film related businesses, other film festivals, other movie theatres, or groups with political affiliations.
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This year, we are taking our filmmaker panels into the theatre! It’s the perfect place to take a break between screenings and get even more insight into the exciting world of filmmaking from our amazing festival filmmakers! We have five panels each weekend. Three on Saturdays and two on Sundays.
Be a part of the conversation! There is something for everyone to learn as filmmakers from all over the world join us for discussions about pressing issues in the world of film and filmmaking. We invite filmmakers, aspiring filmmakers and film lovers alike to join the conversation!
***Although these panels are FREE to attend, you will need to pick up a voucher from our ticketing center in order to reserve your seat in the Harkins auditorium.***
SATURDAY, APRIL 2
Auditorium 4 at 11:15 AM – The Arizona Advantage
Arizona may not have tax incentives yet, but there are countless advantages to shooting your film here. Let’s discuss what those are and how you can put them to use. This panel is brought to you by the Arizona Production Association and will be hosted by 2021 Arizona Filmmaker of the Year Sean Oliver.
Auditorium 5 at 1:45 PM – Short and Sweet
Shorts are a great way to explore ideas and can be easier to program at festivals. How to write a compelling short film that has depth, but also uses time efficiently. Hosted by filmmaker Cassandra Nicholson.Auditorium 3 at 3:45 PM – The Producers
Let’s look at what it takes to help films get made beyond the creative side. We talk to producers about their logistical and financial jobs. This panel is brought to you by the Arizona Production Association and will be hosted by actor, producer, and educator Amanda Melby.
SUNDAY, APRIL 3
Auditorium 4 at 1:45 PM – I’m Funny How?
Comedy can be hard. Let’s talk about making it easier. Filmmakers discuss their approach to making audiences laugh. Hosted by filmmaker Nathan Blackwell.
Auditorium 5 at 3:45 PM – Shooting for the Stars
Directors and DPs illuminate us on their methods to figure out the best way to light, frame, and block a scene. Hosted by former Arizona Filmmaker of the Year Josh Kasselman.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
Auditorium 5 at 11:30 AM – How I Built It
Many filmmakers work with the same people over and over again. How do you find and inspire a crew you’ll want to work with again? Hosted by actor, writer, and director Melissa Farley.
Auditorium 4 at 1:45 PM – Acting Out
Landing the role is a great feeling. Actors chat about their approach to auditions and nailing the part. Hosted by SAGindie Manager of Development and Sponsorship Eliza Hajek.
Auditorium 3 at 3:45 PM – Show Me the Money
While there is no silver bullet to raising money, it helps to hear other filmmakers’ approach to getting funded. See how these feature films got there. Host TBA.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10
Auditorium 5 at 1:30 PM – Write What You Love
Rather than sticking to what you know, how do you filmmakers write what they are interested in? We discuss research and immersion. Host TBA
Auditorium 4 at 3:30 PM – Mass Appeal
Filmmakers need audiences. Through marketing, social media, and the craft itself, we talk through how to get people interested in what you want to explore. Host TBAhttps://www.phoenixfilmfestival.com/panels
MORE INFO HERE: https://fb.me/e/39jBi03bP
New for 2022 is an educational ticketed event focusing on a specific topic. This year the topic is Short Documentaries presented by special guest, Ivana Todorovic.
Individual tickets are $15 or you can use your pass, just like a film. For the cost of one screening you get to learn more about making short docs while also watching some great films!
Run Time: 75 minutes
Event Time: Saturday, April 9 at 5:15pm
Presented by: Director Ivana Todorovic
Making a short, emotional documentary film with a single protagonist requires patience and rapport. Hear from the director after a screening of two of her award-winning films, one made in New York City, (A Harlem Mother) and one in Belgrade, (Rapresent).
MORE INFO HERE: https://www.phoenixfilmfestival.com/masterclass-short-documentaries