OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) Sedona Community Forum will host Patrick Schweiss, Executive Director of the Sedona International Film Festival, February 12
Sedona AZ (February 1, 2020) – Imagine that Patrick Schweiss, Executive Director of the Sedona International Film Festival lives in the house behind yours. One day, you see him working in his yard; catch his attention; and the he comes over for a casual chat with you over the fence between your homes. You nonchalantly ask, “So Pat, what’s especially new and good at the film festival this year?” He replies, at length, and you’re amazed!
Ah, this is just a fantasy for most of us…but not for the folks who will attend Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s (OLLI’s) Sedona Community Forum program (formerly Lunch and Learn) on Wednesday, February 12, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., in Room 34 of Yavapai College’s Sedona Center.
They will actually have that conversation. They’ll get the inside scoop, the backstage scuttlebutt, and whatever else they want to know about the 160-plus films to be shown this year between February 22nd – March 1st, 2020 at the 26th annual Sedona International Film Festival.
They’ll find out, with just the slightest of prodding, which are the outstanding features, shorts, documentaries, animation, foreign films, and student films that will be available to be seen this year.
They will get the details needed to pick from among nine full days of heart- and mind-stirring parties, panels, ceremonies, and interviews with filmmakers, celebrities, and industry guests from around the world.
They already know that only a few avid festival devotees have the stamina to attend all of these events, so they will be alert to pick up the key pieces of information they will need to decide which events they will choose to take in.
They will take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear what Patrick has to say and to ask him questions about what will be showing, who will be coming, and what will be happening at the 2020 SIFF.
He will provide a preview of the films that come with particularly laudatory recommendations from industry aficionados and from members of the local selection committee. They also will learn about the special guest appearances by renowned movie actors and gifted film writers, directors, and producers.
And they will have a chance to learn the inside story of how the festival is organized, how devoted staff and volunteers preview and select the films, how they arrange, and run the events, and how they host the out-of-town special guests. They will find out what the volunteer experience is really like, and how they might participate.
OLLI’s Sedona Community Forum is an enjoyable, informative, weekly community event that is free and open to all.
So instead of relying on your imagination, come to OLLI at 12:30 Wednesday, February 12 to actually meet Patrick Schweiss and to pick up all the info you need to decide whether you want to purchase platinum, gold, or paper passes to the festival and to determine how to get the biggest bang for the bucks you’ll spend that week.
OLLI is a local, volunteer, peer-to-peer, adult education program that offers many learning groups and workshops each term for a nominal fee. Its Winter term is underway, and the catalog is available at www.ollisedonaverde.org. For more information about OLLI or the Lunch & Learn program, please call: 928-649-4275.
OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) offers academic, not-for-credit programs for adults 50 years old or older at program sites at Verde Valley Campus, Sedona Center, and Camp Verde Library. OLLI at Sedona/Verde Valley is a program of the Division of Lifelong Learning at Yavapai College. Registration is now open until February 14 for the Winter 2020 Term. For information about OLLI at Sedona/Verde Valley, contact Linda Shook, Associate Dean Sedona Center and OLLI Director Sedona/Verde Valley, at the OLLI office, 928-649-4275, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.yc.edu/ollisedonaverde