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SIDES (for locals)
Events, news, Jobs and other stuff about the Phoenix Film Industry
Updated March 10, 2014
Sailbear Labs Class
Want to create a short film?
Now you can at the
2014 Phoenix Film Festival!
Sailbear Labs is again an official partner of the 2014 Phoenix Film Festival, taking place April 3-10, 2014 at the Harkins Theater at Scottsdale & the 101. This Festival is attended by more than 23,000 people each year! We handle the middle- & high-school educational program, working with students to create an original short film from script to screen.
Visit the MS/HS Education section of the Festival website for more info on our four sessions: Filmmaker Panel, Screenwriting, Preproduction, and Production. Each day is only $10 and includes a boxed lunch and materials. Register today for one...or more, if you just can't get enough! This is a great opportunity to learn from panels of experienced filmmakers, and also collaborate with other students over the course of the week to create an original short film. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica.
The More You Know – Notes From the Film Office
The City of Phoenix does not charge location fees to film on our properties (unless it is a revenue generating facility such as the Phoenix Convention Center or Orpheum Theatre).
That being said, often times you will be required to hire, in an off-duty capacity, a city of Phoenix employee. It is import to know these costs ahead of time and budget accordingly. Following is a brief summary of the most common charges a production will face (go to the “City Policies” on the left navigational bar for more detailed information):
Phoenix Police: $45/hr with a 3 hour minimum
Park Ranger: $30/hr with a 3 hour minimum
Aviation Supervisor: $45/hr with a 3 hour minimum
Since the Police will be using official vehicles with your shoot, there is a slight rental fee. This charge is generally $5/hour rental for the motorcycle and $0.65/mile which is billed from Police Fiscal.
Please contact the Phoenix Film Office for a more concise estimate of your costs as every shoot is different and requires different staffing.
Updated March 3, 2013
The More You Know – Notes from the Film Office
SIDES (for locals)
Did you know that the Phoenix Film Office will post your casting calls, film events or job openings on our site? Did you also know that SIDES has over 700 views a month?
In an effort to inform the local film community, the Phoenix Film Office invites locals to submit their casting calls, film screenings, “seeking crew” announcements and other film related activities for consideration in SIDES. Simply compose an email to email@example.com with the “who, why, what, where, when and how’s” of your event as well as related links, email addresses or flyers. We are unable to post advertisements for companies that are for profit.
SIDES (for locals) was created in an attempt to cut down on the number of mass emails emanating from the Phoenix Film Office.
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Updated February 24, 2014
SB1098, the bill to establish a Governor's Office of Film and Media, will be assigned to the Appropriations agenda Tuesday. It will be heard with the following amendments:
The general fund appropriation will be pared down to $300k.
There will be a reporting requirement within the first year to document progress.
If you would like to receive updates on the status of any film legislation, please signup for and join the Tucson Film Office's email blast which provides timely information by sending an email to pCatalanotte@visittucson.org.
Almost Famous Film Festival - Top 20 Public Screening
Thursday, February 27 @ 7pm @ AMC Arizona Center 24 Theatres in Downtown Phoenix
Attend the premier of this year's Top 20 films from the 10th Annual Almost Famous Film Festival 48 Hour Short Film Challenge.
Tickets are just $10 each and come with a very cool A3F gift. Enjoy laugh-out-loud comedies, teary-eyed dramas and everything in between -- we even have a musical to get the show going! There is also an Audience Vote, Awards Ceremony and we will be honoring our A3F Scholarship recipients.
These films were made by Arizona filmmakers in just 2 days or 48 hours, it's an event not to be missed. The A3F is the largest film challenge in the Southwest and our Top 20 Screenings are very entertaining and also your chance to support the arts community here in our state.
There is an Honorable Mentions 10 films playing at 5:30p.m. with the Top 20 starting at 7p.m. The venue is AMC Arizona Center 24 Theatres in downtown Phoenix. So don't miss out and purchase your tickets now and become Almost Famous!
Updated February 10, 2014
"The Joe Show" Premiere
The world Premiere of "The Joe Show" (by Randy Murray Productions) will happen February 26th at 6:10pm at the Sedona International Film Festival. It will also play March 1st at 12:10pm.
Find out more about "The Joe Show" and information about the Sedona International Film Festival!
Phoenix Film Festival
The Phoenix Film Festival has announced A24’s LOCKE as the Thursday, April 3 opening night film! Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Dirty Pretty Things) and driven by an unforgettable performance by Tom Hardy, LOCKE is a thrillingly unique cinematic experience of a man fighting to salvage all that is important to him.
The 14th Annual Phoenix Film Festival, occurring this year from its opening night on April 3rd to its conclusion on April 10th, is rapidly approaching. Continually breaking attendance records since its inception, last years’ festival saw over 23,000 attendees and there are hopes to pull in even more film enthusiasts this year. The week-long Festival will be held once again at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theaters located at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054.
If you are a movie lover, this is an event that is not to be missed. Tickets and passes are on sale now and available through the Phoenix Film Festival website www.phoenixfilmfestival.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phoenix Film Festival Ticket Center next to the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theater. Tickets range in price from $13 for a single screening to $300 for a platinum pass. For more information call 602-955-6444 or go to www.phoenixfilmfestival.com.
Updated February 3, 2014
IFP Phoenix Challenge Screening
Fun, Friends, Films. What else do you want from a Thursday??
We will be screening 17 films on Thursday, February 6th. There will be a cash bar, plenty of great movies, and the opportunity to meet with tons of people in the local film scene.
Filmmaker Challenges Screening Details
When: Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Where: The Phoenix Art Museum.
6pm - Cocktails and networking
7pm - Movies!
Awards will directly follow the screening!
Tickets are on sale now!
Tickets are only $12.
It's going to be a great time- get your tickets here.
Phoenix Film Festival - Screening
The Phoenix Film Festival continues the (R)evolution of Film Series, with bringing classic Hollywood blockbusters to the big screen, on February 13th with the 1975 Steven Spielberg classic JAWS. Once a month, from January through March, the Phoenix Film Festival will be showing films that revolutionized Hollywood at the Harkins Scottsdale 101; all shows start at 7:00 pm, and are a “Pay What You Want” event. All donations will support the Phoenix Film Foundation. All of the films will be introduced along with a post-film discussion by film critic Colin Boyd, and each film will have a different co-host by a local film critic. The following films will be showing on the following dates, and co-hosted by the following film critics:
Thursday, February 13th 2014- JAWS; co-hosted by Mike & Joel Massie
Thursday, March 6th 2014- PULP FICTION; co-hosted by Henry Beck
Harkins Scottsdale 101 is located at 7000 East Mayo Blvd. at Scottsdale Road and Loop 101.
All of the showings are free, and donations to support the film series are appreciated.
Updated January 27, 2014
Almost Famous Film Festival
We are just two weeks from the kick-off of the 10th Annual A3F 48 Hour Short Film Challenge. So far, 39 teams have registered from across Arizona, will you be next?
This is the largest film challenge in the Southwest and attracts some of the best talent. But it's also open to first-time filmmakers who just love making movies!
To register, visit our website and sign-up today! The cost is $50 per team (includes a free A3F T-Shirt and 2 Tickets to the Top 20 Public Screening on Feb. 27). Open to all ages and abilities. It's one crazy adventure that will make you Almost Famous!
Updated January 13, 2014
A3F Scholarships Update!
We awarded the two A3F Scholarships to Paul Elliot (Phoenix College) and Cydney Rooks (Scottsdale Community College) yesterday. It was easily one of the Top 3 moments of my 10 years with the Almost Famous. Both Paul and Cydney are so deserving and we couldn't be happier with the these two individuals being our scholarship winners.
If you can take a moment, please visit our website and watch the video we shot of the "big moment" where we told Paul and Cydney about their selections. We had a little fun with them and the video is a must watch! Or you can watch it here.
We are still trying to meet our fundraising goal, please consider a tax-deductible donation to our Scholarship Fund.
Prescott Film Festival
The Prescott Film Festival will be starting 2014 off right with the screening of a wonderful comedy/drama film, Commencement, Sunday, January 26th, 3:00pm at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center.
The film follows Christa Richmond (Amelia Rose Blaire,) who just graduated is at the top of her class. She delivers the valedictory speech at her university commencement, then heads home to celebrate and conquer the rest of the universe…only to discover that the next 24 hours is the beginning of her real education.
Starting with a relationship crisis and a roadside emergency, Christa’s well-organized plans unravel in funny and unexpected ways, beginning with a prickly tow-truck guy (Rick Gonzalez, War of the Worlds) and discoveries from the family and friends that have gathered for her graduation party. Her loving but troubled parents (Marin Hinkle, Two and a Half Men, and Arye Gross, Gray Gardens, Minority Report) cannot keep their struggles from erupting in ways that challenge Christa’s security while her quirky grandparents (Alan Rachins, Dahrma and Greg, LA Law and Jennifer Warren, Slap Shot, Night Moves) remind her that “people will surprise you” and that learning to dance through life’s detours might be the best education of all.
Steve Albrezzi, the writer/director/producer of the film is a member of the Director’s Guild of America and is part of the directing faculty at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Tickets are $8 General Admission or $5 for Students and Yavapai College employees. For tickets and more information, please call 928-458-7209. You can purchase tickets on-line at www.prescottfilmfestival.com, or at the door 45 minutes before the film.
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Updated January 6, 2014
Local Filmmaker Needs Your Vote
Congratulations to Ryan Thomas Anderson for making the finals with his "Time Machine" commercial for Doritos! Azcentral.com has a nice piece on the story (view here), but you can help make Ryan's dream a reality! Go to this website and vote for his commercial! The winner will take home $1,000,000.
Good luck Ryan from the Phoenix Film Office!
Almost Famous Film Festival
Almost Famous Film Festival hosts its 10th Annual 48 Hour Short Film Challenge February 14-16, 2014. Open to all ages and abilities, this is the largest film challenge in the Southwest. Make a 1-5 minute film in just 2 days or 48 hours and let the adrenalin rush begin! Top 20 Public Screening at AMC Arizona Center Theatres on February 27...
For more information or to register, visit http://www.thea3f.net.
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A new and exciting docu-series on a prominent cable network is looking for the daughters of people in power to participate. All participants must be between the ages of 18-25 and live in the US. We're looking for out-going, charismatic women who are eager to share their lives with us.
For more information and to speak with a Casting Producer, please email email@example.com with your name, location, and brief description of you and your family along with photos. We look forward to hearing from you!
Learn the basics of shot composition!
Attention all aspiring cinematographers, ages 12-18! Ever wonder what makes a picture draw you in? What is it about the look of Star Wars' shots that's so fascinating - and makes you feel like you're part of the action? Join us Saturday, 1.11.14, as we show you how to set up camera shots to make them more visually appealing! You'll get to create short films using the techniques we'll teach you, which we'll view at the end of the workshop & on the Sailbear Labs YouTube channel. No experience necessary!
Saturday, January 11, 2014
1:30 - 3:30pm
Knowasis Teen Center
Scottsdale Public Library, Civic Center branch
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251