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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Scottsdale International Film Festival

There’s still quite the buzz from this past year’s Scottsdale International Film Festival, but plans are well underway for the 2011 event – and there eager for volunteers.
Phoenix and Scottsdale continue to up the ante when it comes to culture.  Many people know us for our shopping, restaurants, museums and art galleries.  One cultural event more and more of us are coming to know is the Scottsdale International Film Festival.
The Scottsdale International Film Festival showcases independent and foreign films in an attempt to help us have a better appreciation for the diversity of cultures, lifestyles and beliefs from around the world.  According to their web site, the selected films “champion stories of people who stand their ground to make a difference and who seek change for the better.”  Through film, the group provides audiences with a glimpse into other cultures, perspectives and philosophies that shape our world and our lives.  The event has been gaining momentum since 2001 and now rivals those across the country.
Even if you’re not looking to volunteer, mark your calendar for this year’s event – September 30 to October 4.  There’s bound to be several films you won’t want to miss.
For more information on the festival and to find out how you can get involved by volunteering, visit them on the web.  The Scottsdale International Film Festival is a well orchestrated and wonderfully exciting exploration of cultures through cinematography that you won’t want to miss. 

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