Special Events

Friday, Feb. 12th

VIP Filmmakers Reception

Location: Cuvee6 E Aspen Ave,110, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Time: 4 – 6:30pm
Admission: VIP Pass required for admission

Meet the filmmakers who have come to attend the festival and other VIP pass holders.  A great way to get an inside perspective to the film community locally and beyond. Enjoy complimentary food and drinks.

HarlanBehind the Scenes with Filmmaker Harlan Taney

Location: The State Bar, 10 Historic Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Time: 8:00pm
Admission: Free to the general public (limited seating available)

Get a behind the scenes perspective of the logistical challenges that need to be overcome to make film in The Grand Canyon. Harlan Taney is the owner and operator of 4 Corner Film Logistics, managing productions for National Geographic, Discovery, NBC and the BBC to name a few. Music by Raillery to follow and keep the party going into the night.

Saturday, Feb. 13th

Coffee Talk, Art of The Canyon

Location: Rendezvous, 100 N San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Admission: Free to the general public (limited seating available)

The Grand Canyon has long inspired artists of all forms.  Join film maker, James ‘Q’ Martin who will moderate a discussion with painter Bruce Aiken, writer Kevin Fedarko, and photographer Amy Martin. They will discuss their deep connection to the Grand Canyon, the lessons they have learned from this profoundly inspiring landscape and issues that threaten to alter one of the world’s greatest natural muses. 

Reel Words by Craig Childs

Location: The Orpheum Theatre, 115 W Aspen Ave, Flagstaff, AZ. 86001
Time: Session 5- 10:00am, Session 8- 7:00pm
Admission: Session Ticket or VIP Pass

When he’s not penning Orion Award winning books, author and spoken word artist Craig Childs has dazzled film festival fan’s with his spoken word performances from Telluride, to Wild and Scenic, to right here in Flagstaff.  We are incredibly fortunate to have him strum his heart strings for us once again this year.  First with his son Jasper in our Family Session. Then again in our Grand Canyon Celebration, where he and his backing, the band ‘The Scatterlithics”, will close the program with his ‘Grand Canyon Rhapsody in Em’

‘Walking The Grand Canyon’ National Geographic Preview by Kevin Fedarko & Pete McBride

Location: The Orpheum Theatre, 115 W Aspen Ave, Flagstaff, AZ. 86001
Time: 9:00-10:00pm
Admission:  Session 8 Ticket or VIP pass

During our Saturday night Orpheum Program “A Celebration of The Grand” the dynamic duo of writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride will give us a sneak preview into their National Geographic sponsored 600 mile walk through the entire length of The Grand Canyon.  With multiple book and film awards between the two of them for their work on the Canyon,  there is no team better positioned to convey the joy and pain of this epic trek.

Sunday Feb. 14th

Brad_DimockCoffee Talk, ‘Ridiculous Stories from The River’ with Brad Dimock

Location: Rendezvous, 100 N San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Time: 9:00-10:30am
Admission: Free to the general public (limited seating available)

Brad Dimock has been a Grand Canyon boatman, boatbuilder, historian, and storyteller for forty-five years. He tells a story like only someone who has stood around a thousand campfires can.  Join us on Sunday morning at 10 am at Rendezvous in the Hotel Monte Vista and hear tales so ridiculous that they can only be true.

Yard Dog Celebration of Passion Wrap Party with Flag Film Hot Club

Location: Orpheum Theatre, 115 W Aspen Ave, Flagstaff, AZ. 86001
Time: Directly following the ‘Love’ Yard Dogs Road Show Session
Admission: VIP pass or attendance of ‘Love’ session required for admission.

On this day of love we’ve got the movie part of the classic date covered and more!  Join top Yard Dogs Zebu Recchia and Fletcher Fleurdujan as they present their film festival premiere of “Yard Dogs Road Show, The Movie!”.  We’ll then keep the party going Cabaret Style with the Gypsy inspired Flag Film Hot Club!

Ongoing Throughout The Festival


The World Beneath the Rims Photo Exhibit

Location: Criollo Latin Kitchen, 16 N San Francisco, Flagstaff, AZ. 86001
Admission: Free

Local photographers Amy Martin, James ‘Q’ Martin & Andrew Paffrath join together to bring an exciting Grand Canyon photo exhibit to local eatery Criollo from their film, The World Beneath the Rims. 

Silent Auction

Location: Orpheum Theatre, 115 W Aspen Ave, Flagstaff, AZ. 86001
Admission: Free

A silent auction will take place every night at the Orpheum Theatre featuring an array of both local and national outdoor gear, art, services, and gift certificates. Proceeds will help fund the 2017 Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival.