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Phoenix and Scottsdale Host Several Film Festivals Annually

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How about film festivals? Yes, we have film festivals throughout the year in the Greater Phoenix area.

Phoenix, Scottsdale and Peoria Film Festivals

Almost Famous Film Festival
Almost Famous Film Festival holds its annual 48 Hour Film Challenge on the 3rd weekend of February. Short films. There are also educational workshops for the independent filmmaking community at the event.

Bloody Hero Independent Film Festival
The festival features independent work of both filmmakers and screenwriters. Multiple viewing suites are set up for screening official selections on an all day basis.

Desperado Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
A showcase of film making from the best in the industry featuring films that run the cultural gamut of the LGBT community. Proceeds from this event benefit the Paradise Valley Community College Rainbows Scholarship to promote leadership building, educational support, and career opportunities for Phoenix LGBT youth.

Filmstock Film Festival
Filmstock celebrates the the short film format. Filmstock host festival events in four Southwest states including Arizona, to give award-winning filmmakers the chance to show their work to a larger audience.

No Festival Required
Feature-length documentaries, narratives, and experimental and subversive packaged shorts shown at various venues. Not just once per year, check the schedule for future showings.

Phoenix Fear Film Festival
Showcasing the best horror cinema from around the world.

Phoenix Film Festival
The Phoenix Film Festival is an international event held annually in the Spring to celebrate independent film and filmmaking.

Heard Museum Film Festival
The Heard Museum Film Festival features indigenous and American Indian films. Visitors can expect to meet and participate in discussions with filmmakers and/or actors from several of the films.

International Horror and Science Fiction Film Festival
Held in October, this film festival "celebrate those things that hide in the shadows." Films, parties, and mingling with celebrity guests.

Phoenix Jewish Film Festival
The Phoenix Jewish Film Festival presents a program of films to facilitate a stronger sense of identity and belonging within the local Jewish Community. and to reach out to the non-Jewish community to improve awareness and understanding of Jewish culture and experience. There are discussions after the films.

Short Film and Video Festival
An annual outdoor film and video festival to celebrate the artistic and creative endeavors of people with different visions and levels of experience. Free. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. ASU Art Museum.

Scottsdale International Film Festival
The Scottsdale International Film Festival is a four day event that takes place in late October or November each year.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Hosted by the Arizona Wilderness Coalition. Held at Tempe Center for the Arts.

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