The Phoenix Film Festival is TWO DAYS AWAY! Here’s some information and MORE!

This year’s festival is coming off the year that wasn’t. Thanks to the spread of Covid-19 in 2020, flights were canceled, restaurants and bars weren’t serving, films halted production, schools closed their doors and we all stayed home.

 

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Reunion! Filmmakers from Previous Appearances at the PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL are returning for this 20th Anniversary Year!

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Filmmakers who participated in previous years of the Phoenix Film Festival are returning for the festival’s 20thAnniversaryReunionwhere their films will be shown once again!

 

‘Eight years ago, my movie premiered at the Phoenix Festival and audiences fell in love with it. It’s really special to be invited back. It feels like coming home’ said filmmaker Gary King, director of ‘How Do You Write A Joe Shermann Song.’

 

Patrick Hogan, the director of the film ‘Pope Dreams’ said about the festival, ‘In my career as a filmmaker, I’ve attended well over 40 film festivals with both feature films and short films, and bringing my feature film ‘Pope Dreams’ to the Phoenix Film Festival was one of my all-time favorite memories on the festival circuit. Everything about the experience, from the staff and volunteers to the other filmmakers, amazing audiences, and wide selection of quality films screening at the festival, was wonderful.’

 

‘Phoenix was the first festival we ever got into, and the first time we were able to experience our film with an audience. We couldn’t be more thrilled to return and have the opportunity to share it with an audience again,’ quotes filmmakers Jordan Horowitz and Frank Ferendo, the directors of the documentary ‘Angel of Nanjing.’

 

Below is the list of films and filmmakers that will be making their return at the festival:

 

“45 RPM” – Juli Jackon

“Angel of Nanjing” – Jordan Horowitz

“Dakota Skye” – John Humber

“Drawing with Chalk” – Christopher Springer

“How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song” – Gary King

“Life Inside Out” – Jill D’Agnencia

“Netherbeast Incorporated” – Brian Ronalds

“Pope Dreams” – Patrick Hogan

“Ten Til Noon” – Paul Osborne & Scott Storm

 

 

Tickets for the Phoenix Film Festival are currently available for purchase at www.phoenixfilmfestival.com. Ticket prices are $15 for a single ticket; $45 for a flex pass, good for any 4 films showing at the film festival excluding opening and closing night films; $120 for a Super Flex Pass, good for any 10 films showing at the festival; $200 for a Festival Pass; $400 for a VIP pass; and $450 for a Platinum Pass.

For more information, call 480-513-3195 or go to www.phoenixfilmfestival.com.

Opening Date

March 26th – April 5th

PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL TO SCREEN “WINDOWS ON THE WORLD” WITH ACTOR EDWARD JAMES OLMOS IN ATTENDANCE

                                                                                  ‘WINDOWS ON THE WORLD’

A feature film directed by Michael D. Olmos

PHOENIX, AZ, Wednesday, April 3 – The Phoenix Film Festival is thrilled to announce a screening of “Windows on the World”, a feature film directed by Michael D. Olmos, the son of actor Edward James Olmos. “Windows of the World” recently won several awards at the LA Method Film Festival, including Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.

The story begins on the morning of September 11, 2001, where Fernando and his family in Mexico watch the news in horror as the Twin Towers collapse. His father, Balthazar, is an undocumented busboy on the top floor in the Windows on the World restaurant. Three weeks pass, and there is no word from Balthazar. No telephone calls, money orders, or hope that he is alive. As the family grieves, feeling the emotional and financial toll of their absent patriarch, Fernando’s distraught mother swears she sees her husband on news footage – escaping from the building ALIVE. Heroic Fernando decides to take the epic journey from Mexico to New York City to find his father and save his family. Along the way, he finds love and befriends an eclectic group of international characters that help him restore his faith in humanity, as Fernando discovers the hard truths about his father, the melting pot of America, and the immigrant experience.

As part of the Phoenix Film Festival screening, renowned actor Edward James Olmos will be in attendance.  “Windows on the World” will screen on Friday, April 5 at 7:10 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.phoenixfilmfestival.com.

 

About Phoenix Film Festival

The 19th Annual Phoenix Film Festival will take place from Thursday, April 4 to Sunday, April 14. Continually breaking attendance records since its inception, last year’s festival saw over 28,000 attendees and there are hopes to pull in even more film enthusiasts this year. The eleven-day Festival will once again be held at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre located at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054. 

For movie lovers, this is an event not to be missed. Tickets and passes are on sale now and available through the Phoenix Film Festival website www.PhoenixFilmFestival.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phoenix Film Festival Ticket Center next to the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre. Tickets range in price from $15 for a single screening to $450 for a platinum pass. For more information, call 602-955-6444.