Worldwide Women’s Film Fest returns to Scottsdale in person come February

Posted 1/18/22

From more than 120 films submitted, the 2022 nonprofit Worldwide Women’s Film Festival will screen 89 short films, documentary films, features, documentary features, web series and music videos during its fourth annual festival.

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Worldwide Women’s Film Fest returns to Scottsdale in person come February

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From more than 120 films submitted, the 2022 nonprofit Worldwide Women’s Film Festival will screen 89 short films, documentary films, features, documentary features, web series and music videos during its fourth annual festival.

The event is scheduled for Feb. 18-20 at the Harkins Shea 14 Theatres, 7354 E. Shea Blvd. in Scottsdale, according to a press release.

Event founder and president Kim A. Huenecke is thrilled to be back in person with safety protocols after canceling the 2020-21 event due to COVID-19, the release said.

“We are encouraging everyone to wear a mask,” said Huenecke in the release. “We will have extra masks and hand sanitizer available for filmgoers.”

Huenecke notes the festival shows films with a woman in at least one key creative role of writer, producer, director, cinematographer, editor and composer.

Shows will feature a variety of special projects, including:

  • “A girl can change the world,” a documentary short with young girls speaking about how women can be whatever they want to be;
  • “Strong Female Lead,” the documentary feature shows archival footage of the first female prime minister in Australia, and how she was disgraced by men;
  • “Quiet on the Set,” a short film that deals with sexism for women in films;
  • “Yo Andrea,” a short where a boxer tries to win over the girl of his dreams;
  • Films with student actors, a 48-hour film challenge and those dealing with social issues.

Volunteers are needed in various capacities such as ushers, ticket takers, film programming, registration, poster distribution; helping after-party set up and tear down and a host of other tasks, according to the release, noting volunteers get to see one free film.

Sponsors include Panavision, which will again donate a camera package valued at $60,000 to the winner of the “Best Cinematography award”; Phx Entertainers - Empowering Entertainers; Chronic Behavior; Joy Bezanis Graphic and Web Design; Instaprint; Harkins Theatres; The Megaw Theatre & Actors Studio, Inc CA/AZ with il Capo Pizzeria the After Party sponsor on Friday and Saturday nights.

WWFF also received a grant from AZ Humanities, which supports innovative community-based projects, added the release.

Contact volunteer coordinators, Jennifer Younghans at wwwffvolunteers@gmail.com; and January Queen at JanuaryQueen@gmail.com.

Tickets range from $15 for specific film blocks, to day passes for $40-$100 to a VIP All Festival VIP Pass and Filmmaker Breakfast for $230, noted the release.

Purchase tickets at Film Freeway at Worldwide Women’s Film Festival or https://filmfreeway.com/WorldwideWomensFilmFestival.

For more information and updates, visit: wwfilmfestival.org, email worldwidewomensfilmfestival@gmail.com

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