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|We accept all films in all genres for consideration. In addition to all of our incredible independent film programming, the festival also features several themed tracks among its program: a "Family" film series, a "Classics" series with host Robert Osborne, and other exciting themed series each year.
|We accept all films in all genres for consideration. In addition to all of our incredible independent film programming, the festival also features several themed tracks among its program: a "Family" film series, a "Classics" series with host Robert Osborne, "World Cinema Showcase" and other exciting themed series each year.
|For the Documentary category, "Features" are considered to be over 45 minutes and "Shorts" are 45 minutes and under.
We accept all films in all genres for consideration. In addition to all of our incredible independent film programming, the festival also features several themed tracks among its program: a "Family" film series, a "Classics" series with host Robert Osborne, World Cinema Showcase and other exciting themed series each year.
|Please submit your Short and Feature Animation to this category.
We accept all films in all genres for consideration. In addition to all of our incredible independent film programming, the festival also features several themed tracks among its program: a "Family" film series, a "Classics" series with host Robert Osborne, "GREEN" and "SUSTAINABLE" film series, World Cinema Showcase and other exciting themed series each year.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Sedona International Film Festival celebrates current independent film from around the world. The festival strives to bring the best in narrative features, documentaries, short subjects, animation and foreign language films in all genres to its indie audience. It provides a rich educational opportunity to filmmakers, students and the general public alike through its on-site workshops, panel discussions and seminars.
The Festival's mission statement: "Bringing people together to broaden the understanding of the human condition and celebrate the power of independent film through cinema and the Sedona experience. To educate and inspire filmmakers and audience members to make a difference around the world through film."
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The 20th Annual festival features nine days of independent films: February 22 - March 2, 2014.
Now celebrating its 20th season, the Sedona International Film Festival 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 145 films at the state-of-the-art Harkins Sedona Cinemas, the Mary D. Fisher Theatre (the festival's own new arthouse theater venue) and the Sedona Performing Arts Center, located in beautiful Sedona, Arizona .
In addition to all of our incredible independent film programming in all genres, the festival also features a "Family" film series, a "Classics" series with host Robert Osborne, a "Green/Sustainable" series and other exciting themed series tracks each year. Additionally, the festival features a "Docs That Make a Difference" series and World Cinema Showcase.
The Festival features a gala with an annual celebrity tribute, filmmaker dinners/events each night and an awards ceremony.
Past festival honorees have included: Michael Moore, Peter Bogdanovich, Nicholas Cage, Gary Sinise, Jonathan Winters, Paul Sorvino, Lea Thompson, Phil Rosenthal, Rip Torn, Rita Rudner, Tim Daly, Richard Schiff, Jamey Sheridan, James Karen, David Rasche, Jane Seymour, James Keach, Doris Roberts, Giancarlo Esposito, Nick Nolte, Joe Pantoliano, Mary Stuart Masterson, Diane Ladd, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, along with classic movie icon Robert Osborne from Turner Classic Movies. Additional tributees have included Ned Beatty, Alan Cumming, Lainie Kazan, Peter Masterson, Carlin Glynn, Elizabeth Banks, Ed Asner, Rick Schroder, Elmer Bernstein, Ted Danson, Ann Miller, Donald O'Connor, Mary Steenburgen and Sean Young.
While every festival has its celebrity honorees, the Sedona International Film Festival prides itself on honoring the FILMMAKER first and foremost. The FILMMAKERS are the true celebrities and are given the most attention, focus and accolades at the Sedona festival. This includes Q&A discussions after every screening, complimentary hotel accommodations at one of Sedona's incredible hotels, complimentary meals in the Filmmaker/VIP lounge every day of the festival plus top "All-Access" passes to all festival activities and films. The filmmakers are our "STARS" and we treat them as such!
The Sedona International Film festival boasts a stellar lineup of some of the best independent films from around the world in all genres. The recent 2013 festival featured 160 films with 18 countries represented. Previous festival lineups have included Oscar Winners/Nominees "Amore", "Monsieur Lazhar", "In Darkness", "If a Tree Falls", "Inside Job" , "Biutiful", "Exit Through the Gift Shop", "Winter's Bone", "Wasteland", "The Cove" and "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire", "An Education" "Burma VJ" and "Food, Inc." In the past, the festival has been the launch pad of films such as: "What the 'BLEEP' Do We Know", "Canvas", "The Cake Eaters", "Away From Her" and many, many more that went on to critical and audience success.
But don't just take our word for it ... here's just a sampling of what some filmmakers had to say about the Sedona International Film Festival:
"Twenty-nine film festivals later, there is really only ONE worth going to ... SEDONA"
"What an unbelievable, wonderful, inspired and inspiring event you ALL just put on."
"Flawless! The atmosphere breathtaking and the films were magnificent."
"I have been to a good few film fests and yours was the nicest experience that I have had. I think all the filmmakers I spoke with share this sentiment."
"I have to tell you, of all the film festivals I've been involved in, yours stands head and shoulders above them all! Somehow, you were able to make our visit a class act and, at the same time, keep your film festival a film festival."
Patrick Schweiss (Executive Director)
The Sedona International Film Festival awards Audience Choice Festival Favorite honors to Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short, Best International Film and Best Animation. In addition, Director's Choice Awards are given in each category, as well as other categories to be determined each year.
Awards are presented to filmmakers at the awards ceremony at the end of the festival.
We understand how fees can add up for film makers. We also understand that a not-for-profit film festival needs to stay in business. As a courtesy, Fee Waivers will be granted to filmmakers IF you have had one of your films selected for the Sedona Film Festival in the past. Otherwise, WE DO NOT GRANT FEE WAIVERS. Please refrain from requesting one.
For entries paying the Student Fee, a copy of a current student ID MUST be included with the submission.
Participation in the Sedona International Film Festival implies understanding and acceptance of festival regulations.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. Exhibition prints of films accepted for the Festival must be in accepted digital formats.
2. The number, times, dates, and locations of screenings of films are at the discretion of the Sedona International Film Festival.
3. The print supplier will be responsible for the cost of shipment to the Festival. The Festival will return the print postage prepaid to the address provided by the supplier on the final acceptance contract. If you have a change in address, please contact us immediately to assure the safe return of your print.
4. The Sedona International Film Festival provides insurance for loss or damage up to a maximum value of $200 or the cost of replacement (whichever is less). The Festival does not pay extra for originals, masters, or special prints.
5. The individual or corporation submitting the film will provide publicity materials as outlined above no later than 5 days after the acceptance of the film for exhibition at the Festival.
6. The Sedona International Film Festival & Workshop is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt not to exceed 90 seconds in length from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
7. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless the Sedona International Film Festival & Workshop (SIFF&W) from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.