The primary parking lot located at the Old Town Center for the Arts will be blocked off as that is our box office and vending location but we have parking in the north lot the Old Town Center for the Arts. Please try to avoid parking on the street. If the north lot fills up, guests are welcome to park at Catholic Social Services located at 736 N Main St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326 or the Healing Arts Center located at 753 N Main St. in Cottonwood. In Clarkdale, guests can park in the lot at Clark Memorial Clubhouse located at 39 S 9th St in Clarkdale.
Passes for the Gold Mine Mystery and the train have sold out. Next up is the Saloon Pass and day pass as we are only offering a limited quantity based on limited space at our venues. If you know the film you want to see now, you must buy it in advance. The short programs and music video showcase are also going extremely fast. We may announce a sell out of those programs in a few days. Just want everyone to know now.
Check out the article! http://kudosaz.com/main.asp?SectionID=15&SubSectionID=14&ArticleID=42380. A special thanks to Thomas Tracey for piecing it all together and conducting an exclusive interview with Hoyt Richards.
Where do I buy tickets/passes and where do I pick up tickets/passes that I bought online?
All tickets and passes purchased online must be picked up at the Filmfort (box office) at the Old Town Center for the Arts. Individual tickets for films can be purchased from both the Clark Memorial Clubhouse and the Old Town Center of the Arts.
Why doesn’t the festival take place exclusively in Jerome like it did the first two years? We liked how it was then because we could walk everywhere.
Answer. There was an unfortunate break in to the festival’s primary screening/party venue in 2014 after the Saturday night party. Liquor was stolen. The festival immediately paid for the damages but the owners of that property who also provided 75% of the other venues declined requests to utilize their venues until 2017. The unexpected break in left the festival as many say “High and Dry” looking for new venues. From the very beginning of festival planning, the originators knew or hoped at some point to expand the festival to the neighboring towns to include the equally beautiful and historic towns of Clarkdale and Old Town Cottonwood. Jerome has only 345 residents and could never accommodate thousands of potential visitors. There is very limited parking and only two venues that hold over 100 people for screenings. Because of the unexpected loss of venues in Jerome, the festival expanded down the hill to include both Clarkdale & Old Town Cottonwood much earlier than they had originally expected.
Why don’t you change the name of the festival since it doesn’t take place in just Jerome anymore?
Answer: The film festival originated in Jerome and was held exclusively there for 2 years. Jerome has been the founder’s favorite town since she was 6. She has known the town inside and out since 1972 as she has explored every nook and cranny of the town when it was a true ghost town. Because of her love of the town, she later moved there and opened up a gallery-The Enchanted Mission. This town was her only choice in deciding where she wanted to hold a film and music festival. The roots of the festival and the name will never change. Woodstock was originally planned to take place in Woodstock, NY but had issues finding venues. They moved it another town in NY but kept it’s original name. Many festivals do the same. The Phoenix Film Festival originated in Phoenix but now takes place in Scottsdale. The ‘Hoboken International Film Festival’ started off in Hoboken, New Jersey ~ then moved to Teaneck, NJ and last year Jersey City NJ ~ now it’s moved north and across state lines to Orange County New York at Middletown, but has kept the original name of the festival.
The films that have been chosen to screen at this year’s festival will be posted on Friday. Letters are on their way to all the filmmakers who submitted.