26th Annual Sedona Film Festival - Mardi Gras Edition is here!

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26th Annual

Sedona International Film Festival 

Honoring 

Rob Reiner 

Rob ReinerMarc Shaiman will be here to honor his dear friend Rob Reiner with the Lifetime Achievement Award. He will also host "An Evening with Marc Shaiman". As stated in our guide it will be "part performance, part music master class, part stories from the movies and Broadway, and ALL entertaining!". 

Reiner is best known for his Emmy Award-winning performances in the iconic comedy sitcom, "All In The Family"(1971 - 1979) as the "Meathead". He is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy Winning director, producer, writer, and actor. Some of my favorite movies he made were, "The American President" (1995), "A Few Good Men" (1992), and "When Harry Met Sally" (1989).  BTW - "The American President" will be featured on Saturday, February 29th at the Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony. 

 

An International Draw...

 

The Sedona Film Festival which is in its 26th year draws independent movie enthusiasts from around the world.  In the 9-day festival, you will find fascinating filmmaker workshops, seminars and of course panel discussions with some of the stars, directors, writers, and producers of these films. Also, you can attend "Free Sunset Filmmaker Talks" on Wednesday and Thursday at 5:30 pm MST.

 

Film Schedule 

 

 

The film presentations and schedule will include shorts, documentaries, animations, and foreign films. 

Special Venues For Receptions

 

VIPS will enjoy receptions at Reds of Sedona Rouge, Mariposa Restaurant, L'Auberge de Sedona Resort, a VIP Cast Party at Steakhouse 89, and a Red Carpet Gala at Enchantment Resort on Saturday evening, February 29th.  The Awards Celebration Lunch will be held at Poco Diablo Resort

 

Sneak Preview

 

Featured on opening night, was a sneak preview of directors Josh and Rebecca Tickell's "Heartland".  Mariel Hemingway, David Arquette, and Frances Fisher were on hand to discuss their new movie which is in post-production. It is a drama based on the events surrounding the  US Veterans who came to support the Native Americans at Standing Rock in 2016. 

 

Side Note:

 

Frances Fisher starred in the movie "Sedona" (2011) directed and produced by a couple who live down the street from me!  This movie debuted at the Sedona Film Festival (shock) in 2012.  The movie brought a small amount of fame to our community.

Of course, I enjoyed it. After all, many of us, watched it being shot in and around Sedona and know those who produced and directed as well as worked on the film. There are even some real characters who are portrayed in the film, such as Deb Lovejoy! Prior to my real estate career, I was a volunteer and member of the Sedona Film Festival. 

 

The Sedona International Film Festival Mission Statement

 "The Sedona International Film Festival is a yearlong celebration of the power of independent film and multi-cultural programming to inspire, educate, entertain and enlighten."

 

Film Festival FAQs

 

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NOTE: All information presented including, event scheduling, directions and pricing are deemed reliable but not guaranteed. You should check with the organizers, event and attraction website, or management, and organizing team for current information. SellSedona.com is not responsible for inaccuracies or changes to the information provided. Information is provided as a convenience to you. SellSedona.com, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and Sheri Sperry are not affiliated with or are provided any fees, promotions or otherwise for this information contained here.  This is merely a public service posting. 

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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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What a fabulous event, and we are both Rob Reiner fans. His father too.   Bet this is well-attended. D 

Feb 26, 2020 10:17 AM #9
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Hi Sheri... I love film festivals. Some of my best memories include staying in Monte Carlo with friends and attending the Canne Film Festival. So much fun people watching and film watching.

Feb 26, 2020 11:10 AM #10
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Hello Sheri - I wasn't aware of the film "Sedona" prior to reading your post. Knowing about the local connection is kinda cool too.  

Feb 26, 2020 04:52 PM #11
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Hi Sheri- as I was reading this, I couldn't help but think of Michael Jacobs who would fit right in there. 

Feb 26, 2020 06:28 PM #12
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Morning Sheri.

We have that same sort of thing around here, it's later in the year.  It does bring a big crowd, from all over and international celebrities also

Feb 27, 2020 12:43 AM #13
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Boy, you people have it all and Sedona Arizona...

Happy Thursday Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Feb 27, 2020 12:30 PM #14
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HI Lottie Kendall - The Film Festival lasts 9 days. If we decide to go out to eat, we have to plan it!

Feb 28, 2020 11:03 AM #15
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Hi Will Hamm, There is something for everybody to enjoy. 

Feb 28, 2020 11:04 AM #16
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Hi Brian England - Last year we had all that snow. I am sure this will be very well attended. 

Feb 28, 2020 11:05 AM #17
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Hi Roy Kelley - We get a lot of visitors for this festival. 

Feb 28, 2020 11:06 AM #18
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Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I am also a big fan of many of his movies.

Feb 28, 2020 11:06 AM #19
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Hi Nina Hollander - I have been there also but not at the same time as the festival.  It must be magnificent right there on the Med.

Feb 28, 2020 11:07 AM #20
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Hi Michael Jacobs - It is.  At one point before the film was made, we were asked to invest in it but didn't want to go that direction with our investments!  We had no other info to go on.  

Feb 28, 2020 11:09 AM #21
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Hi Kathy Streib - Funny, I thought the same thing.  !!

Feb 28, 2020 11:11 AM #22
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Hi James Dray - I am always amazed at the draw and also how much money it brings to the area. 

Feb 28, 2020 11:12 AM #23
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Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - There are a lot of people that move here from areas where the arts are big.  So naturally, they have funded many of these ventures. I might add that they do a marvelous job!

Feb 28, 2020 11:14 AM #24
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Good evening Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - wow you are really fortunate to have that film festival in addition to everything else Sedona has to offer.

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I have enjoyed Rob Reiner's movies and grew up on the humor of his Dad, Carl.

Feb 29, 2020 09:10 AM #26
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Good Sunday morning, Sheri. Have a great day and a very productive week.

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Sheri & Rick, I bet your city will draw many from all over for these 9 days!  Sure sounds fun! 

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