23rd Sedona International Film Festival - page 7

Festival Special Events ...
Friday, Feb. 17
Pre‐festival Kick‐off Special Event:
“Cloris on Comedy”
An Evening with Cloris Leachman
and Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation
Saturday, Feb. 18
The festival kicks off with films and discussions!
Festival Concert Kick‐off Event:
Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers
VIP RECEPTION at El Rincon in Tlaquepaque*
Sunday, Feb. 19
Full day of films and the kick off to the Sedona
Green Series and World Cinema Film Series.
Evening Special Event: “The Comedian”
VIP Reception at VIP Lounge at Sedona Rouge*
Monday, Feb. 20
Films all day for the next seven days!
Evening Special Premiere Event:
Academy Award‐nominated “Toni Erdmann”
VIP Reception at the Barking Frog Grille*
Tuesday, Feb. 21
Films all day plus morning Filmmaker
Conversations and panel discussions.
Special Evening Live Event:
Peter Marshall Cabaret Concert
VIP Reception at Reds at Sedona Rouge*
Wednesday, Feb. 22
Films all day plus morning Filmmaker
Conversations and panel discussions.
Special Evening Live Event: “The Best of
Broadway: A Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber”
VIP Reception at Agave of Sedona,
Catered by The Heartline Cafe*
Thursday, Feb. 23
Films all day plus morning Filmmaker
Conversations and panel discussions.
Evening Special Premiere Event:
Academy Award‐nominated “The Salesman”
VIP Reception at L’Auberge de Sedona*
Friday, Feb. 24
Films all day plus morning Filmmaker
Conversations and panel discussions.
Special Evening Concert Event:
Michael Feinstein in Concert
VIP RED CARPET GALA at Enchantment Resort*
Saturday, Feb. 25
Films all day and premiere film events.
Evening Special Premiere Event:
“Good Fortune” with guest John Paul DeJoria
VIP CAST PARTY at Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa*
Sunday, Feb. 26
AWARDS CELEBRATION BRUNCH at Poco Diablo*
Encore presentations of the award‐winners!
“Oscars on the Rocks” Academy Awards telecast
*VIP Passes required
Welcome ...
We are grateful to have such a fantas!c lineup to present this year. We three ‘Screen
Queens’ and our commi"ees have spent hundreds of hours sor!ng through well over a
thousand submissions to put together the finest line‐up possible. Each of our assignments is
so very different from the other yet need to be cohesive in represen!ng the spirit of Sedona.
It’s a challenge.
This year, Connie discoveredmore outstanding documentaries than ever before. These
carefully chosen films can be considered con!nuing educa!on as they offer insights into
other cultures and the state of our environment as well as inspiring films delving into realms
of compassion and heroism.
Keri, too, was amazed at the high quality narra!ve features submi"ed this year. It was
difficult to narrow the field of qualified submissions to what could fit in the schedule, trying
to assemble a collage of films reflec!ng as many varied subjects, styles and cultures as
possible. Independent filmmakers are a brave breed. It’s important these ar!sts survive and
con!nue making original films to keep alive the freedom of crea!ve expression.
Denise has watched hundreds of shorts. A&er her list of possibili!es is narrowed down,
she does her best to pair these shorts with both documentaries and feature films. That’s no
easy task when you consider she needs to be familiar with all films to pull that off. It takes
great passion and respect for ‘the li"le guys’ to show their films in the best light possible. It
takes a spark of brilliance to convey a great story in such a short period of !me.
Whenever possible, the programwill include spirited, informa!ve Q&As with the
filmmakers themselves. You are urged to seek out what interests you and take advantage
of these unique opportuni!es.
We programmers depend upon input from our team of screeners. They provide us with
feedback via varied and astute points of view. Their observa!ons and contribu!ons are
more vital than we can express.
Thank you to all, especially the audiences who return year a&er year to celebrate films
from all over the world and honor those who create them!
Connie Levinson Keri Oskar
Denise Strubbe
Documentaries
Narra!ve Features Shorts
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