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Luke Wilson and Giovanni Ribisi to Appear at Phoenix Film Fest

The Phoenix Film Festival is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with big names and big parties starting this Thursday, April 8 and running through April 15 for a celebrity filled Closing Night Event with Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi and George Gallo!

The two big name actors and coveted director are set to attend their Arizona premiere of “Middle Men” on April 15 at 7:30 p.m. with a post party at The Compound Grill.

The Phoenix Film Festival will screen more than 150 feature films and shorts. Attendees will be a part of screenings; Q&A sessions with producers, director and talent; enjoy world-class entertainment; an impressive silent auction and more.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

  • Opening Night Gala featuring the presentation of the Phoenix Film Foundation’s Person of the Year Award given to a key contributor to the community. The evening will kick-off with a dinner in the Party Pavilion and will be followed by a premiere film screening at the Harkins Cine Capri Theatre at Scottsdale 101.

Friday, April 9, 2010

  • Educational Outreach Program – The morning session is for Middle-School and High-School Students from across Arizona, who participate in a variety of seminars throughout the morning and early afternoon, including screenings of the Grade School / High School Competition Program.
  • Film Screenings begin at 9 a.m. for the public. Enjoy the finest in independent film all day long.
  • Friday Night Bash: Be prepared to start the partying as the Friday Night Bash kicks off the weekend’s festivities with live entertainment and filmmakers from around the world.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

  • More screenings: Screening films on seven screens at 9 a.m. and going into the night.
  • Fun Film Day for kids in the morning with hands-on demonstrations for the little future filmmakers
  • Seminars and Workshops during the day in the Party Pavilion.
  • Saturday Night Party: The biggest party of the Festival with great bands playing all night. You can’t miss out on this one!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

  • Film Screenings begin at 9 a.m. and run until 9 p.m.
  • Sunday Night Awards Party – We close out the weekend with yet another party, and also announce the winners of the Copper Wing Awards, the Festival’s prestigious competition awards.

Monday, April 12, 2010

  • Screenplay Writing: The morning session is for Middle-school and High-School Students from across Arizona is specifically focused on screenplay writing with an intensive workshop day.
  • Film Screenings start at 5 p.m.: Check out the award winners all week long plus some new Arizona premieres.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

  • Film Screenings start at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

  • Middle/High School Program continues
  • Acting for the Camera: The morning session is for Middle-school and High-School Students from across Arizona and is specifically focused on acting, with professional film actors and Casting Directors and Agents discussing acting.
  • Film Screenings start at 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

  • Middle/High School Program- Producing and Directing: The morning session is for Middle-school and High-School Students from across Arizona and is specifically focused on producing and directing short films.
  • Film Screenings start at 5 p.m.
  • Closing Night Event starts at 7:30: A final big screening with celebrity Filmmakers and a big film to close out the 10th anniversary of the Phoenix Film Festival.
  • Closing Night “Calling it a Wrap” Party, one last chance to enjoy the festival!

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit www.phoenixfilmfestival.org.

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