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2021 Phoenix Film Festival Opens With Pandemic Changes

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 11:10am

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The Phoenix Film Festival started 21 years ago, and its latest incarnation begins Aug. 12.

It’s typically held in the spring, but the pandemic caused schedule shifts of all kinds, so the festival is presenting a summer version of sorts.

The festival has implemented a number of changes — some related to cleanliness and sanitizing, others related to how films are presented.

The Show spoke with the festival’s executive director, Jason Carney, and asked him whether it’s going to look and feel more like the most recent mid-pandemic festival or a pre-pandemic festival.

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