The Phoenix Film Foundation – Jason Carney, Executive Director

In Business Magazine Cover Story, March 2020


The Phoenix Film Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. We’re bringing fantastic new films to the Phoenix community. And we do it all in one handy location. Other festivals our size will host screenings and parties throughout their cities, but not us. We offer our audiences the opportunity to see film after film without having to leave the Scottsdale 101. All parties are onsite as well, which means you walk right out of the theatre and into one of our parties. Over the course of 11 days, a special community develops made up of film lovers and filmmakers.

Not only is the festival giving Phoenix access to these great films, but we bring in filmmakers from all over the world to see what Phoenix has to offer. These filmmakers are experiencing restaurants, bars and other exciting things in Phoenix that, we hope, will make them want to return to not only visit but make their next film here. Additionally, we provide great exposure to our festival partners and restaurants via the 28,000 attendees at the festival.

Jason Carney, Executive Director

The Phoenix Film Foundation

The Phoenix Film Foundation is the nonprofit that produces the Phoenix Film Festival, year-round film events and an amazing variety of student film programs.

How long with company: 20 years

Sector(s) serving locally: Nonprofit


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