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Filmmakers Q&A after Saturday’s Home Grown Shorts screenings
Saturday is always the busiest day at the Phoenix Film Festival as people who don’t take time off from work show up en masse, in addition to the faithful who catch everything they possibly can throughout the long weekend or even into the week beyond. By the end of Friday, five screenings had been sold out; that number had reached eight by the end of Saturday.
It’s always heartening to see selections of short films sell out or close to it and that was the case for quite a few sets today. Both dedicated sets of local short films attracted big crowds, even though Home Grown Shorts started at the unholy hour of 9.05am. Many of the filmmakers were there to answer questions, and the count was matched for the Arizona Shorts set that followed it. Read the full story »