PFF proudly offers capacity crowds and just the sort of enthusiastic audiences every great filmmaker deserves. All domestic features at the festival enjoy three screenings during opening weekend, and all international features enjoy two. Feature filmmakers participating in the festival also receive round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations and are invited to participate in the festival's high school film education programs, a slew of workshops and Q&As designed to nurture and shape a new generation of creativity and film appreciation.
The festival welcomes great cinema across a broad variety of competitive categories, including Narrative Features, World Cinema Shorts, Documentaries, and more. There's even a Screenplay Search category, exclusively for great, unproduced scripts by talented writers. In each category of PFF competition, artists compete for the festival's coveted Copper Wing trophy. The greatest reward offered by PFF, however, is the experience of the festival itself. Just take it from Chris Eska, director of last year's PFF award-winning film, The Retrieval : "PFF is one of the best-run festivals I've been to anywhere in the world. It's extremely professional but is still full of personal touches and the friendliest team you could ever hope to meet."
November 26, 2013 - Late Deadline
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
PFF supports and develops the artistic appreciation, educational opportunities, and growth of independent film within and outside of Arizona. The Foundation's primary functions through its programs are to promote the exhibition of independent films and to conduct educational programs that teach the art of independent filmmaking.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Last year's PFF marked world premieres of extraordinary films including the darkly comic Favor, the crime drama Down and Dangerous, and the Nashville-fueled music documentary Music City USA. In 2009, PFF was the launch-pad for Official Rejection, Paul Osborne's critically acclaimed exploration of the too-often cutthroat nature of the film festival circuit.
PFF combines an abiding adoration of filmic storytelling with an unshakable reputation for excellence, fun, and terrific networking opportunities. Submit today and join in on the experience!