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Sedona International Film Festival

Sedona International Film Festival
Location Sedona, Arizona, USA
Founded 1994

The Sedona International Film Festival (SIFF) is an annual, eight-day film festival in Sedona, Arizona. The festival was founded in 1994.

The Sedona Film Festival screens feature films, documentary films, short films, animated films, and student films. In the festival workshops, organised by Academy Award-winner Frank Warner, award-winning industry professionals teach a new generation of filmmakers.

Genghis Blues (1999), Spellbound, and Why Can't We Be a Family Again? (2002) are among the Academy Award nominees screened at the SIFF. The 2004 festival premiered What the Bleep Do We Know!?, Inside Job, and Another Year. Robert Osborn has presented several film classics, such as The Third Man (1949), Sunset Boulevard (1950), Some Like It Hot (1959), North by Northwest (1959).

Some of the guests and honorees of past festivals are Ed Asner, Rick Schroder, Andrew McCarthy, Donald O'Connor, Ann Miller, Sean Young, Dean Stockwell, Linda Gray, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Diane Ladd, Amanda Plummer, Wendy Malick, Jane Powell, Nick Nolte, Scott Baio, Tony Curtis, Jonathan Winters, Nicolas Cage, Rip Torn, Rita Rudner, David Rasche, Phil Rosenthal, and Jena Malone. The 2010 honoree was Michael Moore.

Award categories

Directors' Choice

  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Documentary Film
  • Best Humanitarian Film
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Foreign Language Short Film
  • Best Animated Film
  • Discovery Film Award
  • Outstanding Directing for “Local Color”

Audience Choice

  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Documentary Film
  • Best Student Short Film
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Animated Film

Excellence in Filmmaking

External links

  •, official website
  • Internet Movie Database

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