The 22nd Annual Phoenix Film Festival is now in full swing and runs through Sunday, April 10 at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre, located at 7000 E. Mayo Boulevard.

Tickets and festival passes for the event can be purchased either at the festival’s website at or by calling the film festival office at 480-513-3195.

Pricing for the tickets and festival passes:
• Single Ticket: $15
• Flex Pass: $45 (Cannot be used for closing night films.)
• Super Flex Pass: $120
• Festival Pass: $200
• VIP Pass: $400
• Platinum Pass: $450

Details on the differences between the passes are available on their website.

The Phoenix Film Festival started in 2000 by three local filmmakers to get their films some exposure in their hometown. Twenty-two years and thousands of movies later, the Phoenix Film Foundation has grown from a three-day exhibition to an 11-day celebration of film with over 300 films, filmmaking seminars, parties, and student workshops for over 27,000 attendees, all at the Harkins Scottsdale 101.

The Phoenix Film Festival has been named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals and a Top 50 Worth the Entry Fee by “MovieMaker Magazine.” It has also been called, “The most filmmaker-friendly festival out there,” according to the festival.

The Phoenix Film Festival is a program under the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Phoenix Film Foundation, and is connected to the Phoenix Film Society, International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival, Peoria Film Fest, IFP/Phoenix, Arizona Student Film Festival and Phoenix Critics Circle. Their mission is to, “Support and develop the artistic appreciation, educational opportunities and growth of independent film within Arizona.” The foundation’s primary functions through its programs are to promote the exhibition of independent films and conduct educational programs that teach the art of filmmaking, according to the organization.

Learn more about the Phoenix Film Festival by visiting their website or following them on Facebook @PhoenixFilmFestival.