Prescott Film Festival Offers Films, Food & Workshops

09 June 2019  
It’s more than movies at the Prescott Film Festival.

During Friday's packed opening night premiere of Wish Man, a story of life-changing opportunities, ordinary people and unexpected heroes, the audience was privileged to hear from Frank and Kitty Shankwitz after the movie screened. In a true example of blessings coming 'round, Megan Tisdale, a former Wish Kid recipient and a Yavapai College student, came on stage to personally thank Frank and Kitty. Afterwards, there was a Caberet Party, with food provided by El Gato Azul.

Saturday continued with a full schedule, including a Filmmaker Bootcamp, and ending in an under-the-stars viewing of True Grit.

Movies continue on Sunday, with the Student Shorts Program, starting at 10 AM. The Filmmaker Bootcamp takes on Day 2.  At the Performing Arts Center, the feature documentary, an Arizona Premiere showing of Unlikely plays at 1 PM. 

Old Boys is on the screen at 4 PM, accompanied by the short film Stag. 

At 7 PM, Skid Row Marathon plays, with filmmakers in attendance. The short film showing is Fallen Feathers, about a wild bird rescue.

Filmmaker Bootcamp Day 3 takes place Monday from 10-5 PM. Two other workshops are also scheduled:

2 - 3:30 PM: The Best Narrative Short Films from 10 Years of the Prescott Film Festival

4-5 PM: Hand-to-Hand Combat in Film: How to Stay Safe and Look Real

Monday evening starts with a Gourmet Dinner prepared by Chef Robert Barr of the Sedona Culinary School of Yavapai College. Afterwards, Olympia (for ages 16+) will play, accompanied by short Two Balloons, a Southwest Premiere. 

The Prescott Film Festival continues through Saturday evening. Check out the rest of the schedule at their website.

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