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Tuesday, 11 July 2000

Phoenix Film Festival 2014

The Phoenix Film Festival is the premier festival from the Phoenix Film Foundation and the largest film festival within the city of Phoenix (as Jason Carney pointed out after I posted last year's index page; The Harkins Scottsdale 101, as its name suggests, is almost literally a stone's throw from Scottsdale, but it's still in Phoenix). 2014 is its 14th year, which will see more than a hundred films screened between from 3rd to 10th April.

2013 was a stellar year for the Phoenix Film Festival, led by an excellent set of competition features, and it's going to take some real effort to outdo it. Clearly that's exactly what they're aiming to do and some of the selections certainly seem to suggest that, beginning with the opening night movie, Tom Hardy's Locke.

I don't know who the special guests are yet, but there will surely be some. I'm already starting to see filmmakers announce that they'll be there in person, always one of the biggest reasons to go to any festival, especially this one.

Here are all the films scheduled to screen this year, with titles linking to my reviews and the IMDb pages added for reference. Films screened as part of the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival are covered on a separate page.

Rating System
1 - Abysmal | 2 - Bad | 3 - Poor | 4 - OK | 5 - Good | 6 - Excellent | 7 - Classic

Competition Feature Films
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
45RPM 2012 5 4 Juli Jackson IMDb
The Frontier 2014 Oren Shai IMDb
The House That Jack Built 2013 6 5 Henry Barrial IMDb
Jake Squared 2013 6 6 Howard Goldberg IMDb
The Joe Show 2013 Randy Murray IMDb
King of Herrings 2013 6 5 Eddie Jemison & Sean Richardson IMDb
Life Inside Out 2013 Jill D'Agnenica IMDb
Little Hope Was Arson 2013 Theo Love IMDb
Misfire: The Rise and Fall of the Shooting Gallery 2013 Whitney Ransick IMDb
Teddy Bears 2013 5 5 Thomas Beatty & Rebecca Fishman IMDb

World Cinema Feature Films
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
Another World 2014 Thomas Torelli IMDb
The Aryans 2014 Mo Asumang IMDb
Godfather's Story 2013 Petr Nikolaev IMDb
It's Only Make Believe 2013 Arild Ă˜stin Ommundsen IMDb
Mad Ship 2012 David Mortin IMDb
Seven Lucky Gods 2013 Jamil Dehlavi IMDb
When I Saw You 2012 Annemarie Jacir IMDb
Young Man Afraid 2012 Christer Fasmer IMDb

Showcase Feature Films
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
Bears 2014 Alastair Fothergill & Keith Scholey IMDb
Belle 2013 Amma Asante IMDb
Boyhood 2014 6 6 Richard Linklater IMDb
Broken Leg 2014 Kieran Thompson IMDb
Clueless 1995 5 - Amy Heckerling IMDb
Dom Hemingway 2013 3 4 Richard Shepard IMDb
Every Everything: The Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart 2013 Gorman Bechard IMDb
For No Good Reason 2012 Charlie Paul IMDb
Frontera 2014 Michael Berry IMDb
Gabrielle 2013 Louise Archambault IMDb
GMO OMG 2013 Jeremy Seifert IMDb
God's Pocket 2014 John Slattery IMDb
The Grand Seduction 2013 Don McKellar IMDb
Joe 2013 David Gordon Green IMDb
Kidnapped for Christ 2014 Kate Logan IMDb
Life's a Breeze 2013 5 5 Lance Daly IMDb
Lilting 2014 6 5 Hong Khaou IMDb
Locke 2013 Steven Knight IMDb
The Longest Game 2013 Camille Thoman IMDb
Lousy Bastards 2014 Roman Kasparovsky IMDb
Mutual Friends 2013 Matthew Watts IMDb
Obvious Child 2014 Gillian Robespierre IMDb
The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2012 Stephen Chbosky IMDb
The Pirate Fairy 2014 Peggy Holmes IMDb
The Trouble with the Truth 2011 Jim Hemphill IMDb
Trust Me 2013 Clark Gregg IMDb
Water & Power 2012 5 - Richard Montoya IMDb
Words and Pictures 2013 Fred Schepisi IMDb

Animated Shorts
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
Chasm 2013 Megan Lloyd IMDb
A Clean Break 2013 Richard Cunningham III IMDb
Creamen 2013 Esther Casas IMDb
Curious Cat's Christmas 2013 Jiyoon Lee IMDb
Estefan 2012 Jeff Call IMDb
The Grim: Episode One 2013 Hasani Walker n/a
The Illusion 2013 Mohammed Reza Hanafi IMDb
The Missing Scarf 2013 Eoin Duffy IMDb
Sausage 2013 Robert Grieves IMDb
Snowdysseus 2013 Evan Curtis IMDb
Woody 2013 Stuart Bowen IMDb

Arizona Short Documentaries
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
Be with Me 2013 5 5 Michael Terrill IMDb
Zoom! Tucson's Late '50s Rock 'n' Roll Record Label 2013 6 - Dan Kruse IMDb
For the Love of Dogs 2014 5 - Tim Odonnell IMDb

Arizona Shorts
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
Penelope Fortesque: Romance Novelist 2014 5 5 Aaron Seever IMDb
Long Way 2013 4 5 Josh Kasselman IMDb
Unchained 2013 5 4 Andrew & Elise Gooi n/a
Our Own Devices 2013 5 5 Josh Kasselman & Stephanie Lucas IMDb
Star Babies 2013 6 5 Travis Mills IMDb
Schism 2011 5 5 Charles Peterson IMDb
Blue 2014 6 6 Jae Staats & Jason Francois IMDb
After the Beep 2013 6 6 Kyle Gerkin IMDb
Technically Grounded 2013 5 5 Darrin Moore IMDb
Present Tense 2013 5 5 Jaz Garewal IMDb
The Matchstick House 2013 5 5 Sean Kyte IMDb

College Shorts
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
Anniversary 2013 Janice Duncan IMDb
Clean 2013 Seo-Young Jun n/a
Dollop 2012 6 6 Greg Porper IMDb
For the Birds 2013 Tara Atashgah IMDb
Sheltered Love 2014 Alex Italics IMDb
'Til Death 2013 Connor Gaston IMDb
Ultramarine 2013 Matthew Earl IMDb
We are Enemies 2014 Ilya Rozhkov IMDb

Documentary Shorts
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
Dancing Outside the Box 2012 David Block n/a
Eugene 2013 Jason Stanfield & Jordan Olshansky IMDb
Families are Forever 2013 Vivian Kleiman IMDb
Flyelyfe NYC 2013 Jack Stannard IMDb
Three Counties Out: Guns and the Heartland 2013 Zach Toombs IMDb
White Manor 2012 Ashkan Soltani IMDb

High School Shorts
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
As Always 2013 5 - Rodolfo Lissia IMDb
Black Rock Creek 2013 Malone Lumarda IMDb
The Brother 2012 5 - Michael Stevantoni IMDb
The Farm 2013 4 - Malone Lumarda IMDb
Life's a Dive 2013 John Taschner IMDb
Progress/Run 2012 Melvin Cheng n/a
The Talk 2013 Hadley Hillel IMDb
Versus 2012 4 - Shannon MacIntyre, Danae Fishman & Hannah Christman IMDb

Home Grown Shorts
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
Terminus 2014 5 5 Angel Ruiz n/a
Vermillion 2013 5 6 Doug Bell n/a
De' Lune 2013 4 5 Austin Moede IMDb
Perorities 2013 5 5 Colleen Hartnett IMDb
A Day on Bleaker Street 2012 5 5 Bill Wetherill IMDb
Final Flight 2013 5 5 David Jorgensen IMDb
The Mutable Life of Oscar Clark 2013 5 5 Alexander Michael Thomas IMDb

IFP Shorts
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
Star Babies 2013 6 5 Travis Mills IMDb
Eva's Light 2013 5 5 Glen A Hines IMDb
After the Beep 2013 6 6 Kyle Gerkin IMDb
Long Way 2013 4 5 Josh Kasselman IMDb
Rigged 2014 4 4 Shawn Esplin n/a
Blue 2014 6 6 Jae Staats & Jason Francois IMDb

Live Action Shorts A
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
The Architect 2013 Doug Dearth IMDb
The Best Friend 2013 Melissa Sadoff Oren IMDb
Missing Piece 2013 Jennifer Honn IMDb
Next Life 2012 Casimir Nozkowski IMDb
The Sidekick 2013 Michael J Weithorn IMDb
This is Normal 2013 Justin Giddings & Ryan Welsh IMDb

Live Action Shorts B
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
113 Degrees 2013 Sabrina Doyle IMDb
The Heebie-Jeebies 2013 Todd Slawsby IMDb
The Hero Pose 2013 Mischa Jakupcak IMDb
Ice 2013 Anthony Tarsitano IMDb
Seasick Sailor 2013 Torre Catalano IMDb

World Cinema Shorts
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
The Boy and the Bus 2013 Simon Pitts IMDb
Mousse 2012 John Hellberg IMDb
Mr Invisible 2013 Greg Ash IMDb
Roland 2013 Trevor Cornish IMDb
The Uncles 2013 Gerard Monaco IMDb

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