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Sedona Internaional Film Festival SIFF

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The Sedona International Film Festival is an annual film festival that takes place in Sedona, Arizona. This nine day event screens feature films, short films, documentaries, animations, foreign films, and student films. Some of these films are also nominated and selected for awards. The Film Festival also holds the Frank Warner Workshop for film students, presenting an opportunity like no other.


Since 1994, the Sedona International Film Festival has been screening films and holding educational workshops in the spring. It has been called one of the best regional film festivals in the United States, and professionals and film lovers alike attend this event. The Frank Warner Workshop at the Film Festival allows film students to work with and learn from Academy Award winners.


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Selected films win awards from three different categories: directors’ choice, audience choice, and special festival awards. Awards from the directors’ choice category include Best Animated Film, Best Drama, Best Comedy, and the Bill Muller Excellence in Screenwriting Award. Some of the awards from the audience choice category are Best Environmental Film, Best of Fest, and Best Foreign Film. Awards from the special festival awards include the Marion Herrman Excellence in Filmmaking, Lifetime Achievement, and Person of Influence award. All of the past winners can be viewed on the website.

Filmmakers may submit their films for the Sedona International Film Festival through SIFF’s website. Provided is an online submission process that is supported by Withoutabox. There are three different deadlines in the fall, and the actual Festival itself is held in the spring.

Anyone can become a member of the Sedona International Film Festival. Members can buy tickets to films and other events earlier, get discounts on tickets to films and events, get earlier emails about announcements concerning SIFF films and events, and getting discounts on pre-sale passes. There are eleven membership levels, and each require an annual payment.

To purchase a pass to the Sedona International Film Festival, you must order them online. Platinum priority passes allow individuals to get their tickets first by either obtaining them online or at the Box office. People with platinum priority passes are also admitted into the theaters first, and can attend all of the events and activities at the Film Festival. The gold priority pass provides priority seating and the ability to get tickets before the festival begins. Ticket packages are also available for those who want to view a certain amount of films. Ticket package holders can choose the films they would like to see after the priority pass holders, but before the general public. You can either choose to purchase the 10-ticket pack or the 20-ticket pack. And lastly, individual tickets can be bought a week before the festival begins.

The Mary D. Fisher Theatre and the Festival Box Office is located at the Sedona Center, 2030 W. State Route 89A Suite A-3 in Sedona, Arizona 86336.


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