Our latest episode of Direct Chat will feature Adolpho Navarro. His short film, The Evolved Spectrum, is a selection of the 2020 Phoenix Film Festival. Adolpho will talk about how approach to filmmaking, as well as break down how he pulled off some of the shots in the short. Join us at 10am on Thursday, April 16th live.
We’ll take audience questions through a chat and also ask their opinion on questions like:
- What are some of the most important lessons you’ve learned as a filmmaker?
- How do you plan on using this time of social distancing as it relates to filmmaking?
- What’s on your streaming list?
Thursday, April 16th
10am (video will be recorded and posted for anyone to view after)
Register Here Via Zoom (you will need to download the Zoom app to watch the live feed)
FREE event – open to the public (limited to 100 participants)
The event will be hosted by IFP Phoenix Program Director Aaron Kes and we will be interviewing Adolpho Navarro. More info on Adolpho:
With thousands of films/videos and 60 plus awards, filmmaker Adolpho Navarro continues to create projects for the passion of the art of storytelling since the age of nine. Each production is completed with little to no budget while sustaining a high quality production 10 times the budget size. He wears many hats as an awarding winning director, writer, editor, producer, cinematographer, and special effects artist.
With an average of 5 to 10 films a year spanning from full length to short films, Adolpho has also been a part of the independent film community actively involved with casting, judging, and panel discussions and annually partners with colleges such as the Chandler Gilbert Community College where he directs 2 films a year for the Acting For Camera 1 and 2 program. He writes, directs, and casts all the participating students attending the class to produce a final product that is then entered into various film festivals. He also mentors the next generation by sharing his experiences as a 20 year independent filmmaker with many behind the scenes videos featured on his YouTube page.
Adolpho has also worked for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix as the Media Production Manager for the Marketing and Communications team where he has also directed and edited over 100 videos for the college. Under his direction, the department has received multiple Telly, W3, AAMC, and Creative Media Awards from Cox Communications Connect 2STEM Awards.
Adolpho and his team have been recognized in various international film festivals including a 1st place Epic Movie viral video contest, national TBS network airplay on “Conan”, “Overall 1st Place Best Film” in some of the largest film festivals in the south west such as the Phoenix Film Festival, Almost Famous Film Festival, Phoenix Comicon, Jerome Film Festival Challenges, Phoenix FearCon, A Night of Misfit Films, and The Wildbunch Film Festival. With recognition’s including “Audience Awards”, “Best Script”, “Best Art Director”, “Best Cinematographer”, “Best Editor”, “Best Sound Designer, “Best Visual Effects”, and seven time “Best Director” award recipient, Adolpho and his team continue to have fun creating whatever unique story that happens to come along.