Andante Inn: Walking 1/4 mile (approximately 4 city blocks) from hotel to theater; flat terrain; shuttle available for those who prefer not to walk. Courtyard: 2 mile shuttle to festival theatre. The film festival schedule is not finalized until late January. What follows is a tentative, representative outline. Film times, field trip days, meal times, etc., are likely to change. Updated information will be posted on our website as soon as available.
Andante Inn: At a restaurant adjacent to the hotel, the breakfast buffet offers choices such as eggs, breakfast meats, French toast, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, juices, coffee, tea, water. Courtyard: breakfast buffet in hotel.
We’ll head over to the Mary D. Fisher Theatre for a festival feature called Filmmaker Conversations. The conversations and panel discussions (approximately 1.5-2 hours) will cover a wide range of topics for filmmakers and lovers of film alike. In this intimate, 112-seat space, we’ll see and hear from industry professionals and award-winning panelists to get a glimpse — behind the scenes and on the other side of the camera — of what it takes to bring films to life. Topics in the past have ranged from aspects of screenwriting to producing and directing, funding, and acting.
The first festival screening takes place during the lunch hour, so we’ll eat early at a nearby restaurant and have a plated meal with choice of entrée plus coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.
Next, we’ll travel to Harkins Theatre to watch our first festival screening. Harkins is one of the largest supporters of independent film and prestigious film festivals in the Southwest. After the movie we’ll hear from a member of the Sedona Film Festival selection committee, who will discuss the workings and challenges of putting on a film festival as well as talking a bit about the films we’re going to see.
Our next event begins at 7:30 p.m., so we’ll have an early plated dinner.
Festival Event 2: We will head over to the Sedona Performing Arts Center for our second festival event that may be a film or a session with a Hollywood insider. Updated information will be posted on our website as soon as available and included in preparatory materials sent following enrollment. Thank you for your understanding.