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Sedona International Film Festival

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Sedona International Film Festival

The Sedona International Film Festival celebrates more than 16 years of screenings and educational workshops. In that history, the Festival has achieved recognition as a world-class film festival. Each year, audiences and the next generation of filmmakers come together from all over the world to participate in this inspiring celebration of the power of independent film. Audiences and filmmakers herald the Sedona International Film Festival as one of their favorites. We have garnered an impressive national reputation as one of the best regional festivals in the United States.

Each year, the Sedona International Film Festival recognizes some shining stars in the movie industry. Some of the luminaries who have been guests and honorees at the festival over the years include our most recent honoree, Michael Moore, Connie Stevens, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Jane Seymour, James Keach, Joey Pantoliano, Peter Fonda, Doris Roberts, Nick Nolte, Lainie Kazan, Ed Asner, Rick Schroder, Andrew McCarthy, Donald O'Connor, Ann Miller, Sean Young, Dean Stockwell, Linda Gray, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Amanda Plummer, Wendy Malick, Scott Baio and Jena Malone.  The festival has also featured a tribute to Women in Film, which included Mary Stuart Masterson, Diane Ladd, Grace Zabriski and Kimberly Williams-Paisley. In addition, the festival features a Classics Series hosted by Turner Classic Movies’ icon Robert Osborne.

In 2010, the Sedona International Film Festival featured Academy Award-nominees An Education, Burma VJ, In the Loop, Kavi and Which Way Home along with short-listed documentaries Garbage Dreams, Soundtrack for a Revolution and Sergio. Many other films screened at the Sedona International Film Festival have gone on to garner Academy Award nominations including Revanche, The Garden, Genghis Blues, Spellbound and Why Can't We Be A Family Again? In addition, the 2004 festival premiered What the (Bleep) Do We Know? which went on to national box office success.

The Frank Warner Workshop is unparalleled, and each year multiple Academy Award winners have graced the stage inspiring the next generation of filmmakers. Students of film have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder with icons in the industry. It is an educational experience like no other! The most important quality of the Sedona International Film Festival is that it brings together both industry professionals and people who just love movies to share a heartfelt experience that broadens both their view of the world and of each other.

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