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SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 25TH ANNIVERSARY – FEB. 23 THROUGH MARCH 3

SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 25TH ANNIVERSARY – FEB. 23 THROUGH MARCH 3

SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IS FEB. 23 THROUGH MARCH 3

More Films Than Ever Before Have Been Submitted for Consideration

SEDONA, Ariz. (Nov. 15, 2018): A full lineup of 160 films – selected from more than 1400 entries – evening events and parties, workshops and very special guests from the film industry will highlight the 25th anniversary Sedona International Film Festival, Feb. 23-March 3, 2019.

Advance-sale passes and ticket pages go on sale Nov. 20.

“We’ve been planning for our Silver Anniversary Festival for more than a year, and the excitement is reaching a fever pitch already,” said Executive Director Pat Schweiss.  “We’re screening more films than ever before to select the lineup for this year.  The tremendous quality of the films we’re seeing is reflective our growing reputation and we’re actively scouting for great films to bring in.  With everything we’ve got planned, it will be a week filled with great entertainment, great films and great memories.”

In honor of the 25th anniversary, in the weeks leading up to opening weekend, the Festival will screen the top 25 Audience Choice Award winners.

Schweiss said that Academy Award-winner Jane Alexander, who received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, will return to Sedona “and has helped us tremendously in our planning and our outreach.”

A kick-off event is being planned “as a way of thanking our community for its deep and consistent support over the years,” Schweiss said.  Details will be announced.  The full lineup of films and celebrity guests will be announced at the end of January.

Films will run all day beginning Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Mary D. Fisher Theater, 2030 W. Highway 89A, the Sedona Performing Arts Center at Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road and Sedona Harkins 6, 2081 W. Highway 89A.

Advanced-sale Platinum All-Access Passes are on sale through Dec. 31.  Non-member advanced sale price is $920 with Festival members paying $875 before Dec. 31.  Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, the cost is $1,150. Gold Priority Passes are $440 (members: $418) before Dec. 31 and $550 after; 20-ticket packages are $240 (members: $230) before Dec. 31 and $255 after; 10-ticket packages are $120 (members: $115) before Dec. 31 and $130 after. Full-time students can get the 10-ticket package for $100.

Priority Pass holders will be able to select the films they want to see beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 4.  10- and 20-ticket pass holders can select films beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 11.  Individual film tickets go on sale to the general public on Feb. 18.

Sedona International Film Festival memberships also are available beginning at $75 for a basic membership.  Family memberships for up to four family members living in the same household are $150. Additional membership packages include Cinematographer ($300), Screenwriter ($620), Producer ($1,400), Director ($2,500), Auteur ($5,000), Marquee ($10,000), Executive Producer ($15,000), Indie Angel ($25,000) and Film Star ($50,000).  Benefits are commensurate with membership-fee levels.  Full information is available on the website.

Packages, other than for full-time students, are available online at www.sedonafilmfestival.org or through the Festival Box office at (928) 282-1177.  Student packages must be purchased through the Box Office and student ID’s are required.

For more information, visit www.sedonafilmfestival.org.