Originally Published: May 23, 2003 3 p.m.
The third annual Zaki Student Film Festival for the Zaki Gordon Institute for Independent Filmmaking (ZGIIF) is Saturday and Sunday in Sedona.
The festival is the outcome of a year an intensive hands- on Digital Filmmaking Certificate program where students are mentored by professional filmmakers and utilize the most technologically advanced equipment available.
At the end of the year, each student completes a short film thesis and a feature screenplay. They can use the short film as a means to demonstrate their skills as a filmmaker for financial backing to produce their feature script.
The Zaki Gordon Institute is in the Yavapai College–Sedona Center for Arts and Technology, 4215 Arts Village Drive, Sedona.
Admission is $2 for unlimited viewing
Proceeds go toward supporting new students in the program.
Screening times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, followed by an awards ceremony from 6 to 7:30.
Awards, including an audience choice award for favorite short film, are the result of all the filmmakers' votes.
Saturday night at 8 p.m., join the filmmakers for an informal gathering at the Old Market Place's Martini Bar.
For more information, visit www.zaki.yc.edu, or call 649- 4265.
The festival will be repeated in Flagstaff's Orpheum Theatre on June 6 and 7.
For times and ticket information, call (928) 556-1580, or check www.orpheumpresents.com.