2021 Film Festival is rescheduled for June 12-20, 2021


We have made the responsible decision to move the 2021 Sedona International Film Festival to JUNE
so that we can enjoy a safe live film festival with your health in mind!

Passes and Ticket Packages for the 2021 Festival
will be on sale in early spring! Watch for details.

27th Annual Sedona International Film Festival
June 12-20, 2021


Sedona International Film Festival will blend live, virtual elements into a scaled-down, safety-governed 27th festival

SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES … either in-person or virtually!



New Film Festival Date Opens Opportunities to Add Events, Outdoor Screenings


“We have made the responsible decision to postpone the Festival. The new festival dates are June 12-20, 2021. The good news is that having the Festival in June also opens up some great opportunities to reinstate the features that make our festival so special and introduce new ones,” said Executive Director Patrick Schweiss. “We also felt that with vaccines becoming available, it would give us all a greater level of confidence to bring people together. Our health and safety protocols will remain in place, and we promise to create a fun, exciting, safe film festival experience!”


Schweiss said that among the new offerings would be outdoor screenings of films and events at venues throughout Sedona where we can enjoy Arizona’s great weather while watching tremendously creative films and remaining socially distant.


“And, we’re very excited to announce our inaugural screenplay competition,” he added. Categories include feature screenplay, short screenplay, one-hour TV pilot, half-hour TV pilot and Arizona screenplays. Quarterfinalists, semifinalists and finalists will be announced early next year.


The change in the Festival date still means a diverse range of full-length features, shorts, documentaries and foreign films sure to have something for everyone. A virtual component for online screening of films will be part of this year’s Festival as will opportunities for patrons who would prefer not to attend public screenings to purchase Virtual Screening Passes.


“Our selection committees are currently screening more than 1,000 films that have been submitted to select around 100 films for the Festival,” he said. “And, we’re adding a very special new event: a screenplay competition.”


Schweiss said that filmmaker workshops will be offered both on-site and online. A full schedule of workshops will be available in May.


“We are moving with an abundance of caution and an equal abundance of excitement because we are seeing some incredible films coming our way and the new features will add another level to the Festival film experience,” Schweiss said.


Festival passes, virtual passes and tickets will go on sale in early spring.


For more information, please call the film festival office at (928) 282-1177.




Call or visit our Film Festival Box Office
for personal assistance in placing your order.
(928) 282-1177, ext. 14
2030 W. Hwy. 89A, Suite A3
Sedona, AZ 86336

Main Festival Theatre Venue:
2081 W. Hwy. 89A in Sedona

Additional screenings:
at Sedona Red Rock High School