Independent Film Arizona http://independentfilmarizona.com an irrational exuberance for filmmaking Tue, 03 Oct 2017 01:23:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 131773908 Board Application http://independentfilmarizona.com/2017/10/02/1276/ Mon, 02 Oct 2017 23:34:40 +0000 http://independentfilmarizona.com/?p=1276 Board Application

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Board Elections are approaching. Join us! http://independentfilmarizona.com/2017/09/30/board-elections-are-approaching-join-us/ Sat, 30 Sep 2017 00:19:26 +0000 http://independentfilmarizona.com/?p=1254 Nominations for 2018 board members are open now.

If you are interested in running for a seat on the IFA board here is what you need to know:

  1. There are ten seats on the board
  2. You must fill out a board application before the November deadline.
  3. IFA holds monthly board meetings, membership meetings, and documentary group meetings that board members are encouraged to attend.
  4. You should be able to donate 10+ hours monthly to IFA business.  This includes the monthly Board Meeting held the Thursday after the Membership Meeting.
  5. The board could really use:  A strong bookkeeper, media attorney, web development experience, and marketing expertise.  Not-for-profit corporation experience would be nice.
  6. The election is held at the annual December Membership Meeting.

board applications are available at the membership meetings and online  Board Application

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Newsletter: October 2017 http://independentfilmarizona.com/2017/09/29/1250/ Fri, 29 Sep 2017 23:05:44 +0000 http://independentfilmarizona.com/?p=1250  

 

Independent Film Arizona – Tucson

THE

Independent Film Arizona
Newsletter

October 2017

The Art of Production Design

October 3, 2017  7PM – 9PM
Location: The Art Institute of Tucson
5099 E. Grant Road Rm 129 Tucson, AZ, 85712

Presented by our special guest
Gene Rudolf
The look of the film, the style, the mood, the art direction — this is the domain of the Production Designer.  Learn some of the secrets of visual storytelling – whatever you budget — from one of Hollywood’s acclaimed production designers.
The fearless IFA documentarians meet August 8th 6-8pm, Southern Arizona Media Studio. 911 South Tyndall Ave, #7, Tucson
The Director’s Chair

As always we want to thank you for coming every month to be part of the vibrant Independent Film Arizona community.
Remember, IFA meetings are free and open to the public, but we also strongly encourage you to take the next step and become a member. For only $25.00 a year, you can be part of this amazing group of people who strive to help the independent Filmmakers of Southern Arizona. Academic memberships are also available for free for actively enrolled students.

You know that being on time is one of the keys to success, so we’ll see you there at 7 PM.

Wayne Vlcan
President Independent Film Arizona

Many Thanks to the Generous Support of Our Sponors!
On behalf of the Board of Independent Film Arizona, our members, our generous sponsors, and the industry professionals who offer their expertise and time at our monthly meetings, thank you for your interest and passion in filmmaking – we can’t wait to see the next great film out of Arizona. Action!
Guest Host
Gene Rudolf

One of Hollywood’s acclaimed production designers, Gene has worked with great directors from Scorcsese to Schlesinger.

Gene’s feature film credits include Raging Bull, Diner, Trading Places, Superman: The Movie, Marathon Man, Three Days of the Condor, The Right Stuff, The Great Gatsby, The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three, and Against All Odds. 

See his full list of credits at IMDB.com  Initially, Gene was trained as a Theatrical Scenes Designer, where he worked on over 50 theater productions.

IFA 2017 Board of Directors
Wayne Vlcan, President
Executive Producer, Alta Media Arts
Professional Manager, Elizajul Music
Genie Joseph, Vice President
Award-winning film and television director
Lightwave7@hotmail.com
Glenn Wolfgang, Treasurer
CEO, AT Community Media
accesstucson.org
Anne Dalton, IFA Board Member
IFA Documentary Group
anne@annedaltonphotojournalist.net
Noreen O’shea, Board Member
Rich Goldstein, IFA Board Member
Freelance Video Production/Writer
richgold1557@gmail.com
Richard Warren Welch, IFA Board Member
Member, International Screenwriter’s Association
welch@msn.com
Samantha Miller, Secretary
Learn more about independent film in Arizona and be involved! We offer educational monthly meetings with experts in the film industry – and it’s a great opportunity to network with industry professionals.
IFA Website
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501c3 nonprofit – donations are tax deductableOur mailing address is:
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Business Basics of Film Making http://independentfilmarizona.com/2017/07/07/business-basics-of-film-making/ Fri, 07 Jul 2017 01:06:04 +0000 http://independentfilmarizona.com/?p=1148 RAIL YARD     610 S Park Av, Tucson AZ, 85719

Admission $5.00 (cash 0r check)

Speakers:

Eric Schumacher and Frances Causey

Discussions related to the business formation and commercial side of Production.  DISCLAIMER:  Presenters are not attorneys and are not presenting legal advice, only general information related to industry practices.

 

 

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July 2017 Regular Meeting http://independentfilmarizona.com/2017/07/07/july-2017-regular-meeting/ Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:52:41 +0000 http://independentfilmarizona.com/?p=1144 Art Institute of Tucson    5099 E Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712

Tuesday July 11th at 7:00pm

Role of the AD:  Hosted by Richard Goldstein

Meeting is open to the public, free admission.  Join Independent Film Arizona for or monthly lecture series about aspects of Production.

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Tucson International Film festival 2017 http://independentfilmarizona.com/2017/04/27/tucson-international-film-festival-2017/ Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:34:22 +0000 http://independentfilmarizona.com/?p=1129

Join us for this years films!  Get hip to the schedule HERE.

Follow us on FACEBOOK.

 

FREE PANEL  Saturday, April 29 : 11am-noon
Arizona International Film Festival!
MEET THE RULE BREAKERS!

Meet the Rule-breakers from
FORBIDDEN CUBA
AND VIOLET
MONDAY
HUNTING PIGNUT

The Screening Room  127 E Congress Link text  

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August 2016 – Why On Earth Would I Enter A Film Festival? http://independentfilmarizona.com/2016/07/31/august-2016-why-on-earth-would-i-enter-a-film-festival/ Mon, 01 Aug 2016 01:13:51 +0000 http://independentfilmarizona.com/?p=1019

Why On Earth Would I Enter A Film Festival?

Tuesday, August 2nd at 7pm
Connect Coworking, Downtown
33 S Fifth Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

Please join us for our next meeting, August 2nd, at 7pm at Connect Coworking. The topic of the meeting will be “Why On Earth Would I Enter A Film Festival?”and will be an overview of the pros and cons of entering your film projects to film festivals around the country and abroad. We will have three experts who will tell you, in an entertaining way, the steps to follow and what you should expect to happen when entering your projects in festivals.

IFA meetings are free and open to the public.


Philip Sedgwick

Philip wrote his first screenplay largely due to the prompting of a writer friend and his second script, Neon Cactus, landed a berth as a Quarter-Finalist in the Academy’s esteemed Nicholl Fellowship (1990). Since then, thirty of his scripts & films have received acclaim in screenwriting contests, film festivals and writing fellowships.

Films:
-Adapting Louis: Writer
-Thorns From a Rose: co-writer
-Zunovian Invasion: co-writer

Awards:
-Sunscreen West Film Festival, Best Short Film (writer), 2013 Mirage at Zabul Province (dir. N. Bettisworth)
-Prescott Film Festival, Director’s Choice – Best Short Film (writer), 2013 Mirage at Zabul Province (dir. N. Bettisworth)
-Sedona Film Festival, Audience Choice, Best Short Film (tie, writer), 2014 Mirage at Zabul Province
-4th Annual Story Pros Awards, 1st Place, Action-Adventure, 2011 A Nuclear Option
-Independent Short Film and Music Arts Festival, Runner Up, 2010 The Tie, short screenplay
-Horror Screenplay Contest, 2nd Place, 2012 Scarecrow in the Snow

For more information, visit Philip’s website: www.philipcsedgwick.com

Lesley Cessna-Kontowicz 

Shortly after graduating New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Cinema Studies program, Lesley served as script-supervisor on the 1993 Oscar-nominated film The Lady in Waiting before being lured away from NYC with the draw of a regular paycheck. That led to a successful 20-year career in advertising and publishing with two thriving Tucson publishers—Tucson Weekly and Madden Media. In 2010, Lesley left her executive position to return to her roots in filmmaking. She is an alumnus of the ScreenwritingU ProSeries program and has achieved recognition in the StoryPros International Screenplay Contest and the Beverly Hills Film Festival. When she’s not writing scripts, she wears many hats as a script supervisor, Prescott Film Festival juror, Contest of Contest Winners judge, freelance content provider, editor, proof-reader, and marketer. She is a member of the respected Tucscreen Writers Group and Independent Film Arizona.

Mia Schnaible

Director of Marketing and Development for the Arizona International Film Festival

Mia has had many tasks in her 14 years with the Arizona International Film Festival. The Arizona International Film Festival is the oldest and longest running Film Festival in the state of Arizona. AIFF celebrated its 25th year this past April.

Some of the work Mia has done with AIFF:
-Responsible for all global marketing of the Festival
-Secures cash and in-kind sponsorships annually
-Developed the “Light Up the Marquee” Sponsorship campaign
-Negotiated a Hotel Discount with 5 local Hotels for festival attendees
-Created the Music Café program to highlight Tucson musicians
-Developed the VIP Discount program to reward Festival patrons and encourage local business patronage
-Recruited, supervised and trained AIFF and The Screening Room volunteers
-Coordinated the Festival Program advertising for seven years
-Handles AIFF outreach events, including the 4th Avenue Street Fair, Tucson Festival of Books and the Math, Science and Technology FunFest
-In charge of the AIFF social media
-Coordinates Filmmakers while they are in Tucson
-Selected as “Staffer of the Decade” – 2012

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July 2016 – Changing the View of Networking http://independentfilmarizona.com/2016/07/09/july-2016-changing-the-view-of-networking/ Sat, 09 Jul 2016 17:23:45 +0000 http://independentfilmarizona.com/?p=1008

CHANGING THE VIEW OF NETWORKING

Tuesday, July 12th at 7pm
Connect Coworking, Downtown
33 S Fifth Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

The focus for IFA’s July 12th meeting is Changing The View of Networking. Most often we talk about core traditional elements of networking, but for our July meeting, we will be expanding our vision and adding new elements to the networking paradigm. Our featured guests, Crown Chimp Films, will share their thoughts, strategies, and approach to networking in the film industry, along with suggestions on “what not to do” when you find yourself ready to present yourself and your projects.

Also at the meeting we will have special guests from Monsoon Production Services, Southern Arizona Video Productions, and Tucson Media Studio who will talk to members about potential opportunities for local talent in the Tucson area. You will have a chance to meet these talented representatives and the Crown Chimp crew during our speed networking session following the opening discussion.

CROWN CHIMP FILMS is a production company working in commercials, television, and film. They’ve earned over 60 industry awards including a dozen on the national level for work with clients like Adidas, Coca Cola, the NBA, and Nike. Their film work has played around the world and are currently developing a project with Warner Bros. They specialize in artistic storytelling and collaboration with studios, clients, and casts & crews.

Crown Chimp Awards include a National ADDY, Emmy, 6 National Tellys, 2 National W3 Awards, 3 Communicator Awards, International Davey, MoMA Nomination, 1,000,000+ YouTube Channel Views, and 51 Regional Awards.

NICKOLAS DUARTE
writer/director/ep


A commercial, film, and series writer/director and the owner of Crown Chimp Productions. Nickolas, a native to Tucson, AZ, has earned over 60 industry awards (a dozen on the national level) and a Museum of Modern Art nomination. He has written, directed and/or developed projects across the world for brands such as Adidas, the NBA, Charles Schwab, BMW, the NFL, the MLS, Peak, New Era, Western Union and Nike. His short and experimental films have been recognized consistently on the national and international levels and in online outlets like Short of the Week.

His narrative-driven stories aim to find truth in every moment, with an emphasis on humanity, and are characterized by composition-focused visuals that utilize negative space and possess a cinéma vérité sensibility toward naturalistic imagery.  A collaborative filmmaker who values strong, nuanced performances and believes that most projects are made or broken by whoever is placed in front of the camera.  Nickolas cites influences in the world of contemporary art such as Erwin Olaf,  Andrew Wyeth and Eric Fischl.

FRANK ARMENDAREZ
writer/producer/shooter/director

A former amateur boxer and graduate of Arizona State University. His experiences as a young man in South Tucson provide an authentic point of view to the often rough and brutal way of life in what was recently called “The Most Dangerous Small Town in the USA.” Frank is the proud father of a high school aged daughter, and has become an excellent example of a modern Renaissance Man. After a career ending injury in boxing, he found his true calling and passion in and has been an integral part of Crown Chimp for several years as both a producer and writer.

MATTHEW KING
writer/editor/operations


As one of the co-founders of Crown Chimp, Matt brings almost a decade of experience, while playing many roles within the company. With a blended background in film and computer science, and a passion for striking a tech-creative balance, he has settled in as Crown Chimp’s Chief Editor. Previously working as a web engineer across medical, higher education and tech start-up industries, Matt brings a variety of expertise, structure and…long boring conversations about boring things.

Aspiring to showcase all the motivations behind production and nuances of a performance, he brings great instinct to his role as an editor.

DREW GRUBICH
writer/producer/actor


Drew has always been a weirdo. He fortunately found a passion for acting, moved to Chicago then LA and has done over 1000 live shows. He is a veteran of the Second City Conservatory Chicago and takes pride in utilizing his improv skills in unique ways to generate new content and ideas as a member of Crown Chimp for the past eight years.  As a producer he lives by the simple code, “do good work and be nice to people.” Which usually works out pretty well.

SONIA CAMPBELL
writer/producer/mua


Sonia Campbell started working in independent film as an FX and special makeup artist, due to her love of horror and fantasy genres.  She eventually began writing and producing short scripts, while occasionally taking on small parts, composing, and other tasks that came along with independent filmmaking.  She first met Nickolas Duarte at a short film showcase and offered to help out as a makeup artist as needed.  With a career in marketing, Sonia was able to lend more skills to the company, and was made an Associate Producer this year.  Now she is beginning co-writing within the company, assisting with our series preproduction as needed, handling Crown Chimp social media and moderating the Crown Chimp podcasts. Sonia is also a priceless Ballbuster with a capital B.

MONSOON PRODUCTION SERVICES is Southern Arizona’s largest motion picture equipment and production services company. They supply pre-loaded 10 ton, 5 ton, 3 ton and 1 ton trucks, generators and distro, grip equipment, lighting equipment from 12k HMI to Kino-Flo Celebs, and 10k tungsten to Dedo kits. They feature camera packages from the Sony F55 to Arri Alexa, DSLR’s to GoPro. They provide production management and crewing services for the feature, broadcast and web markets.

Their customers include Paramount, Disney, PBS, BBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, A&E, History Channel, National Geographic, Red Bull, Apple, Intel, Desert Diamond Casino, U.S. Navy, Caterpillar, Ogilvy & Mather, and many others.

Contacts: Justin Kreinbrink and Paul Stapleton-Smith
520-623-3144

SOUTHERN ARIZONA VIDEO PRODUCTIONS – “Production is what we do – production is what we love.” Together, the members of their team possess decades of experience in this field. They specialize in multi-camera productions, live events for broadcast, commercial production, and are adept to other areas of film production.

Their studio is equipped with an 1,100 SqFt sound stage, a 30’ wide x 36’ long x 10’ high green screen wall, control room, and a make-up/wardrobe room. Their fully outfitted production trailer is capable of running 16 cameras, dual graphics, and has a 4-channel instant replay system. Some of their other equipment includes 4k cameras, Jibs, Steadicam, Camera Dollies, and various fluorescent, tungsten, LED, and fresnel lighting.

Contact: Harry Findysz
520-303-1280

TUCSON MEDIA STUDIO is a video production company and full-service creative agency. They believe in bringing a cinematic look to our productions which brings a much higher level of quality. They understand video may not be your area of expertise. They will work with you from script to screen to make sure they capture your vision and deliver a product that is beyond their client’s expectations.

They will support, advise and create for you from the start to create a great video. Their experts know where to put the right amount of effort, and they will deliver the highest quality video within your budget and with the desired message coming across. All their videos are done based on the latest technology. They have in-house editing suites, all updated with the latest hardware and software. They can deliver in any desired format for use on the internet, television, movie theaters and other digital formats.

Contact: Ryan Martinez
520-344-2554

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June 2016 – Production and Its Participants http://independentfilmarizona.com/2016/06/02/june-2016-production-and-its-participants/ Fri, 03 Jun 2016 06:35:10 +0000 http://independentfilmarizona.com/?p=947 Independent Film Arizona

June Meeting: Production And Its Participants

Tuesday, June 7th at 7pm
Connect Coworking, Downtown
33 S. Fifth Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

IFA June Newsletter

Join us Tuesday, June 7th for IFA’s next meeting “Production And Its Participants.” This meeting will be a panel discussion where we’ll meet local filmmakers who have been through the film production process and have discovered that Murphy’s law exists and most likely will not be kind to you on your first day of filming. They will tell you how to avoid the many mistakes and problems that often occur, and they will share how to successfully manage the production process until the day you can happily say, “It’s a wrap!”

Moderated by Philip Sedgwick, our panelists will be Steve Anderson, Randal Feemster, Alan Williams, Rogelio Camarillo, Joshua Zientarsky, Ralph Horn, and Martie Ashworth.

Remember, IFA meetings are free and open to the public, but we also strongly encourage you to take the next step and become a member. For only $25.00 a year, you can be part of this amazing group of people who strive to help the independent filmmakers of Southern Arizona. Academic memberships are also available for free for actively enrolled students.

You know that being on time is one of the keys to success, so we’ll see you there at 7:00pm.

Grísel Wilson
President, Independent Film Arizona

 

Production And Its Participants

Moderator

phillipPhilip Sedgwick

Philip wrote his first screenplay largely due to the prompting of a writer friend. The second script he penned, Neon Cactus, landed a berth as a Quarter-Finalist in the Academy’s esteemed Nicholl Fellowship (1990). Since then, thirty of his scripts & films have received acclaim in screenwriting contests, film festivals and writing fellowships. He has written and co-written for the films Adapting Louis, Thorns From a Rose, and Zunovian Invasion. For more information, go to Philip’s website.

www.philipcsedgwick.com

Panelists

steveSteve Anderson

Steve earned his MFA in Acting in 1991, and has performed off-Broadway and in Regional Theatre. Steve was a guest artist at Clemson University, among others, and has been directing and coaching actors for over 20 years. Steve directed the feature film Lucky U Ranch, which has appeared at the Phoenix Film Festival, the Arizona Int’l Film Festival, and will be appearing in Seoul, South Korea late this summer. He recently directed The Secret Lives of Teachers, a quirky short film produced in Phoenix, and he will be teaching acting in London this summer. He’s also the director of Teen Street Films here in Tucson and is currently fundraising for their next project. Here’s their GoFundMe if you want to support:

www.gofundme.com/TEENSTREETFILMS

He is currently in pre-production for Arizona 10 Short Films, as well as a feature length film Jackson & Delilah, both projects being filmed in and around Arizona. Find out more about Steve on his website:

www.steveandersonacting.com

randalRandal Feemster, (DP, SOC)

Randal has almost three decades experience as a feature film and TV Camera Operator and Director of Photography. His break in the business came in Tucson in early 1987 as the Camera Operator on the popular feature Can’t Buy Me Love. Arizona was beginning a strong period of popularity for non-union production work at that time, and Randal’s experience grew with that wave. He steadily increased his experience, joining Local 659 and the L.A. Experience Roster in 1988, which enabled him to step up to increasingly larger shows. Randal enjoyed busy years as a B-Camera Operator on increasingly larger, more prestigious features through the 90s. In 1996 Randal was inducted into the prestigious Society of Operating Cameramen, and the “SOC” suffix would follow his screen credit from that time forward. Randal moved up to A-Camera Operator in 1997 at the by-name request of veteran director Jeff Murphy and actor/director Bill Paxton. His diversification specialty is aerials with Wescam, Spacecam, and Tyler aerial systems, and Randal has often been called on to shoot 2nd unit and aerials for major features and television. Randal also has extensive experience as a commercial and corporate image DP and producer.

Some of Randal’s notable credits include Twister, A Time To Kill, Star Trek: First Contact, Dante’s Peak, Frailty, and The West Wing (pilot which won the Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography).

alanAlan Williams (Director, DP)

After graduating from the University of Arizona with a BFA in Media Arts with an emphasis on film production and directing in 1993, Alan focused on honing his skills as a screenwriter while continuing work behind the camera on independent projects in a variety of capacities including DP, AD and script consultant.

Alan penned several feature length screenplays that garnered a number of screenwriting awards and he then pressed on to resume pursuing his ambitions in the director’s chair. He wrote and produced, directed and edited two short films, On A Clear Day and The Human Condition, that enjoyed recognition on the festival circuit in addition to directing numerous music videos. His documentary, The Avenue, about Tucson’s famed 4th Ave won Best Of Arizona at 2011 AIFF and recently got picked up for distribution.

Most recently, he was the Assistant Director on the feature film The Drama Club which is in post production. He is currently in development of his feature length film titled Zero Saved based on his experiences working as a paramedic. Alan is owner of Organized Chaos Productions, LLC and also in charge of Production and Creative Development at Picture Arizona, LLC.

rogelioRogelio Camarillo (Actor, Sound Engineer)

Rogelio is an experienced theater, film, television and voice over actor who began acting at the age of 10. He has played roles on Legends & Lies, Frontera Roja, Tombstone-Rashomon, Mariachi,  and Reddington among others and will play the leading role in the upcoming film Para Mi Familia, by writer/director Marcelo Dietrich.

Rogelio is also a production sound mixer, post-production sound mixer and sound designer. Rogelio’s career in sound started in 1993 in radio at KAWC on the campus of Arizona Western College. During his time at Pima Community College, Rogelio studied recording studio arts and enjoyed an internship at Jim Brady Recording Studios. Since then he founded “Artistic Sound,” a full scale sound recording company offering all aspects of sound recording services that range from location sound to the recording studio environment.

www.artisticsoundandvideo.com

joshuaJoshua Zientarsky (Director, AC, DP)

Joshua’s penchant for visual arts began during his early school years. His passion began to materialize into a career after he graduated from the University of Arizona in 2000. He has credits in almost every department of film production. Above the line credits include co-writer of a TV pilot called Stardust and the Bandit, which was produced in 2012, also as producer of The System Is Broken, a political-drama completed in 2015. Joshua also wrote, directed and produced a crime-drama, Divide, currently in post production.

 

 

 

ralphRalph Horn

Ralph Horn learned stage-craft techniques in college in the 1960’s. In 1971, he was hired by the Director at Old Tucson where he assisted with props in movies like Joe Kidd and Judge Roy Bean. In the 80s, he was a stagehand in numerous Studios in Los Angeles. In the 90s, back in Florida, when Disney-MGM Studios opened, he freelanced as Prop-Master/ Decorator.

Ralph joined IATSE-Union 485 (Tucson) as scenic-artist on The Quick- Dead (1994). He joined IA-Union 477 (Florida) on G.I. Jane and Ace Ventura (1996). Ralph has continuously worked as an Actor in short films, theatre and commercials.

 

 

 

martieMartie Ashworth

Martie began her acting training later in life under screen writer and director Michael Bond. She stayed with him for over a year and then continued on with various other instructors. Her one night acting direction under William H. Macy, Mary Steenburgen, and Ted Danson was both delightful and inspiring. Martie has had the great privilege of receiving a nomination at the DC Film Festival for Best Actress (White Knuckles/Sabi Company) and has worked with Ron Rifkin, Cameron Daddo, and Steve Eastin.

Martie’s greatest wish is to have more roles written for older women.

 

 

 

 


Announcements

June 7th: IFA Proposal To Change By-Laws

At IFA’s June 7th meeting, a vote will be taken by the membership of IFA for a proposed change to Article XII of the by-laws.

The proposed change to the by-laws is below. We will have the full by-laws available to read, and any paying member may vote, with a majority consent needed to adopt this policy change placing the Board in charge of governing the by-laws.

ARTICLE XII – AMENDMENTS TO BY-LAWS

Current: “These by-laws may be altered, amended or repealed and new by-laws may be adopted by a majority of the members present at any general membership meeting or at any special meeting, given that appropriate notice has been provided to the membership as specified in these by-laws.”

Proposed: “These by-laws may be altered, amended or repealed and replaced by a 2/3 majority of Board members at any scheduled board meeting where an Agenda item specifying action to the bylaws is listed and where appropriate time to consider the changes has been provided to the board.”

uastreetsTeen Street Films: Fundraising for Meditation Project

TEEN STREET FILMS is a young artist education program based in Tucson, Arizona that offers advanced actor training to teen performers as they collaborate on original material for short film production. Their current project is THE MEDITATION, a series of four short films by Steve Anderson, all of which were created by Teen Street members during a single 10-minute meditation. Last year’s Teen Street film, For The People, is nearing completion and here’s a link to the short trailer for the project: vimeo.com/137665416

Please support these fine young artists as they endeavor to expand their creativity and strengthen their artistic voices! Shooting begins May 29! FUNDS will be used to hire a professional crew, and for other production costs like wardrobe, makeup, props, location fees, production equipment, etc. Oh, and food. Gotta have good hearty food for a hard-working cast & crew!

GoFundme page: www.gofundme.com/TEENSTREETFILMS

Arizona Student Film Festival

Announcing the Arizona Student Film Festival, August 25-27, 2017. Submissions will be taken for this festival starting in January 2017 and it will be open to all Arizona students. For more information, contact Gene Rudolf at 520-722-3423.

ambiguityFilm Release: “Ambiguity, Crónica De Un Sueño Americano

IFA member and President Grisel Wilson has just released her film “Ambiguity, Crónica De Un Sueño Americano” on Vimeo On Demand. Below is a short description of the film and the trailer. If you want to see the film, it is now available for rent.

Trailer: vimeo.com/ondemand/ambiguity/134676769

“The unstable economy in Guatemala forces an educated young family man to travel undocumented to the United States, in search of the “American Dream”. Andrés Valenzuela and a group of “illegals” guided by a psychopath, soon discover that that dream is nothing less than a horrible nightmare. This story shows the different factors that affect the people who decide to make such a trip and the imminent dangers that could lead them to a sure death.”

If you have announcements for IFA social media or future newsletters, please e-mail them to: news@independentfilmarizona.com

Upcoming IFA Meetings

Tuesday, July 12 at 7pm – Speed Networking for Film Professionals

Tuesday, August 2 at 7pm – Music Score and Composing

Sponsors

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If you are interested in being a sponsor for IFA, please send an email to: contact@independentfilmarizona.com

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100 Actors List http://independentfilmarizona.com/2016/05/29/100-actors-list/ Sun, 29 May 2016 23:53:04 +0000 http://independentfilmarizona.com/?p=936 NOMINEES FOR THE 2015 INDEPENDENT FILM ARIZONA 100 BEST ACTORS LIST

The following actors are nominees.  The winners – the final 2015 List — will be announced at  IFA’s April 7 Actors Meeting, 7 PM, Connect Coworking, 33 South Fifth Avenue, Tucson.

To nominate an actor for the 2015 Independent Film Arizona 100 Best Actors List, send their name and e-mail address to independentfilmarizona@gmail.com.

Anita Agnerican
Kaily Alissano
Howard Allen
Jacqui Allen
Lauren Alonzo
Trinidad Amaya
Richard Anderson
Gil Andrews
Caroline Antone
Kylie Arnold
Greg Attaway
Enrique Aviles
Stan Babola
Sylvia Badilla-Vidaurri
Bob Barr
Kyra Batte
Candace Bean
Royah Beheshti
Ken Beider
Charlotte Bell
Jon Benda
Phillip Bennett
Scott Berg
Michael Beufue
Tiffany Ann Bischeler
Eddie Bolero
Ron Bowen
Bud Bowersock
Darious Britt
Shanna Brock
Jacob Brown
Kathryn Kellner Brown
Jordan Buchanan
Joseph Buckley
JC Burgos
Keyghan Burns
Jim Burton
Terri Cafazzo
Kathleen Cannon
Antonella Cassia
Jake Chapman
Kelly Chrisbacher
Robin Carson
Jantzen Claybaugh
Don Cline
Kevin Cohen
Lisa Cohen
Joseph Conca
Luann Cordero
Enrique Correa
Kelly D’Amato
Jayson Daniel
Megan Davis
Gabriella De Brequet
Holly Dell
Layni Direnfeld
Sarah Downie
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