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Sedona International Film Festival Call for Entries

Friday, September 14, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Meyer
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Sedona, Arizona - USA
February 23 to March 3, 2019

Upcoming Deadline
September 20, 2018
Regular Deadline
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In the Spotlight today is the 25th Annual Sedona International Film Festival(SIFF), a filmmaker's sanctuary with top-notch hospitality. SIFF prides itself on bringing the best in independent film to its ever-growing audience of indie film lovers. From features to documentaries, short subjects to animation, and an impressive lineup of foreign films, the Festival screens more than 160 films at the state-of-the-art Harkins Sedona Cinemas, the Mary D. Fisher Theatre (the festival's own arthouse theater venue) and the Sedona Performing Arts Center, located in beautiful Sedona, Arizona.

The recent 2018 Festival featured 173 films with 18 countries represented. In addition to a line-up of extraordinary films (including some of best foreign films to be found anywhere), SIFF features an annual celebrity tribute at the gala event uniquely designed to honor an admirable and inspiring cinematic career. Previous SIFF honorees have included legendary talents Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Jane Alexander, James Brolin, Cybil Shepherd, Michael Moore, Elliott Gould, John Waters, Peter Bogdanovich, Nicholas Cage, Gary Sinise, Jonathan Winters, and countless other luminaries from in front of and behind the camera.

The real stars of SIFF, however, are the visiting independent filmmakers eager to display their remarkable works of art. SIFF grants at least two screenings of every film, as well as Q&As after every screening (provided the filmmaker is in attendance) and the technical expertise to ensure each film looks and sounds its best. At SIFF, every visiting filmmaker is treated like royalty and enjoys complimentary hotel accommodations and food, all day, every day.
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SIFF brings people together to broaden the understanding of the human condition and celebrate the power of independent film through cinema and the Sedona experience. SIFF educates and inspires filmmakers and audience members to make a difference around the world through film.

In addition to all of the incredible independent film programming in all genres, the SIFF also features a Family film series, a Green/Sustainable series and other exciting themed series tracks each year. The Festival also features a Docs That Make a Difference series and World Cinema Showcase. SIFF recently introduced a new initiative, Art into Activism — Turning Movies into Motivation, designed to inspire and encourage audience members to take action after watching a film.

Features, shorts, documentaries, and animated projects are invited for submission - qualify your film today!