Sedona earned its title “Little Hollywood” honestly because over 70 motion pictures have been filmed in the red rocks since 1923. Stars the magnitude of John Wayne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Mitchum, Joan Crawford, and Elvis Presley have all filmed movies in Sedona. Starting in 1994, the stars of Hollywood were invited invited back to Sedona for the
greatest celebration of best independent film from around the world…and thus, the Sedona International Film Festival made its debut.
The Sedona International Film Festival (SIFF) has built a solid reputation. Academy Award nominee films including Genghis Blues (1999), Spellbound, and Why Can’t We Be a Family Again? (2002) have been screened at the SIFF.
Internationally recognized by filmmakers and audiences as one of the top festivals in the nation (and named the “Fest to Impress” by MovieMaker Magazine), the 2017 Festival will continue a tradition of honoring those film professionals motivated by passion for their art and driven by a love for making timely, moving and important films.
From February 18-26, 2017, the hottest ticket in town is to the Sedona International Film Festival. During the nine days, more than 160 films including features, shorts, documentaries, animations, foreign films, and student films will be shown.
In 2016, the band, Chicago, played the opening night and later, debuted their documentary. Each year, SIFF honors entertainers who have contributed to the world of film. Past honorees include Donald O’Connor, Ann Miller, Jonathan Winters, Jane Powell, Tony Curtis, Lee Meriwhether, Gary Sinise, Elliot Gould, Susan Sarandon, Stefanie Powers, Alan Cumming, Joan Collins, and Richard Dreyfuss. One year, film critic Robert Osborn presented several film classics including The Third Man (1949), Sunset Boulevard (1950), Some Like It Hot (1959), and North by Northwest (1959).
The Sedona International Film Festival is your opportunity to join filmmakers, celebrities, industry guests, and film buffs from around the world. If you are a cinephile, this is your dream vacation!
Let us, the friendly folks at Sky Ranch Lodge, welcome you to your dream vacation during the Sedona International Film Festival. At 500 feet higher in elevation than the rest of Sedona, we are above the event’s hustle and bustle. From Sky Ranch Lodge, you have the most spectacular red rock views because you are looking out at the red rocks rather than up to them. In fact, the other hotels in town send their guests up here for that once-a-day light show quaintly called a Sedona sunset. When you stay at Sky Ranch Lodge, you have your choice of two gorgeous overlooks which are not open to the public. From here, you get to enjoy peacefully the light show as the last rays of the sun paint the red rocks in shimmering shades of gold, coral, and pink.
Book online and start planning your Sedona International Film Festival trip today!