For Your Consideration: AZ Short Film Fest Returns to FilmBar

Written by Amy Young Category: Culture Issue: November 2015

Arizona Community Short Film FestivalValley movie buffs already know that downtown’s FilmBar is a destination for an array of flicks that don’t always make their way to mainstream theaters.

The staff maintains their collective, true movie-geek status by peppering each month’s calendar with an engaging lineup that includes indie flicks, cult classics, and provocative documentaries.
The venue also likes to put the spotlight on local filmmakers with events like the upcoming Arizona Community Short Film Festival Part III. For those who missed the first two installations of this showcase of regional talent, both of which were also hosted at FilmBar, here’s an opportunity to see the offerings of some of our local film creators.

The team at Arizona Community Short Film Festival “loves the community vibe that Film Bar has to offer,” they said in a statement. Though they’ve been running for just over a year now, their goal is to “continue to provide short films for the public eye and bring more light to the Arizona film community and to honor the people involved with these independent movies.”

Selections include Jim Politano’s Flight Fright, about an airline passenger with a flying phobia whose nerve medicine causes him to start seeing strange things, and Tucson filmmaker Sandra Williams’ Life As She Knows It, about an Arizona-raised girl who shares her life experiences with the world via a webcam show. Stick around after the screening for an awards ceremony that includes an audience’s-choice category.

If you go:

Arizona Community Short Film Festival Part III
7 p.m. Tuesday, November 24
Tickets are $12

FilmBar
801 N. Second St., Phoenix
602-595-9187, thefilmbarphx.com