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Adult Filmmaker Seminar Series

These panel discussions are held once a month and topics range from pre-production through post. Local filmmakers participate on the panel and the audience consists of novices through veterans. All seminars are held in the classroom at the IFP/PHX and Phoenix Film Foundation offices.

Adult Workshop Series

These classes are hands-on, day-long workshops led by industry professional from across the country. Topics include, but are not limited to marketing, editing, camera basics, producing, directing, lighting, sound, electrics and screenwriting.

Note to Educators: Many sessions qualify for personal development credit under IFP/Phoenix’s Professional Development program of providing documentation of participation hours. Certificates for a session will be mailed or made available for pickup after processing. Our certificates have been recognized by high schools and colleges for purposes of fulfilling instructors’ individual development plan objectives.

Elementary and Middle School Workshops

These classes are hands-on and led by professionals from across the state of Arizona. Topics include camera basics, producing, directing, lighting, sound, marketing, editing and screenwriting but are targeted to the specific age level.

High School Workshops

These classes are targeted towards students who may have a beginning knowledge of filmmaking, but need to develop their skills. The workshops are led by professionals from across the state of Arizona. Topics include marketing, editing, camera basics, producing, directing, lighting, sound, electrics and screenwriting.

There are three workshops scheduled in the fall, focusing on pre-production, production and post-production. These classes are open to both High School and Middle School Students.

Middle School/High School Workshops at the Phoenix Film Festival

During the Phoenix Film Festival, four days are focused on student programs. School groups in Middle and High School are invited to come to any or all of the workshops. Each day different aspects of filmmaking will be explored and student film enthusiasts of all levels will enjoy learning about film, participating in hands-on activities and viewing films made by their peers. From film lovers to filmmakers, and from writers to actors, these seminars are a great way to compliment the school’s current curriculum with real world application.

On all four days, a box lunch is included and students will also get a chance to sneak preview the films created by grade school/high school students that will run throughout the festival. This is a chance for any student to become inspired by the outstanding work of their peers.

Adult Seminar Series at the Phoenix Film Festival

This fun and unique series of panel discussions are held during the Film Festival weekend and offer varied content and speakers. Panelists include celebrities and filmmakers who have films in the festival: local, national and international. These panels attract filmmakers and the Festival-going public who wish to know more about filmmaking. Approximately 20,000 people attended the 2010 Phoenix Film Festival.