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Phoenix Events Including Surrounding Cities

Phoenix Events

Living in Phoenix can be a treat when it is not summer. Phoenix events related to video production and film are plentiful. After all Phoenix is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Arizona. With 1,563,025 people (as of 2015), Phoenix is the sixth most populous city nationwide. The Phoenix metropolitan area that includes Mesa and Scottsdale brings the population up to over 4 million. So with those number there is plenty going on. There is also a lot of networking opportunities. Not to mention quite a bit of film festivals. Make sure you visit this page frequently to stay up to date with what is going on.

October 2016 Phoenix Events

The 2016 Scottsdale International Film Festival
October 6th, 2016 to October 10th, 2016

Harkins Shea 14 Theater
7354 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 948-6555

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 499-8587

About Scottsdale International Film Festival:

The Festival launched with 11 films on September 28th, 2001. Attendance was projected to be modest for the inaugural event, which took place just 17 days after 9/11 at the Harkins Camelview 5 Theatre in Scottsdale. The turn out was much more than the initial estimate of 1,200, and nine of the screenings sold out.

The Scottsdale International Film Festival is an annual five-day destination event that connects audiences with award-winning cinema from around the globe. Each year the Festival showcases a wealth of buzz-worthy dramas, thrillers, romances, comedies and documentaries – from major Academy Award winners to undiscovered indie gems.

Visit Website for the complete schedule of events and to purchase tickets.

Fangoria Fearcon Film Festival and Convention
October 7th, 2016 to October 9th, 2016

Sun Studios Arizona
1425 W 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281

About Fangoria Fearcon:

It’s a mashup of an independent horror film festival, mixed in with sideline entertainment, celebrity guests signing autographs and taking pics with fans, panel discussions with film makers, Workshops,Paranormal Investigations, Face and Body painting, Tattoo artists, Zombie Defense information, Zombie Cars Caskets and Hearses from AZ Movie Props on display, Demos by Special FX artists, Zombie choreographers,Zombie Runway Fashion shows, live musical entertainers, freak show artists,CosPlayers, vendors of every kind of horror themed item on the planet.

Learn More

Films at The Museum

National Theatre Live: Deep Blue Sea
October 16th, 2016, 2pm

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 257-1880

Every month the Phoenix Art Museum features a film and the National Theatre Live. For more information: Click Here

  • SanTan Brewing Mixer

    SanTan Brewing Mixer

    17:00 -19:00

    1525 E. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85014

    1525 E. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85014

    SanTan Brewing

    After 5 Mixer at SanTan Brewing Company + October

    SanTan Brewing is hosting this exciting mixer and their uptown Phoenix location. Come enjoy wine, tasty bites award-winning craft beer during these October Fest celebrations. All while networking with local Valley business professionals. This event is brought to you by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.

    Date: October 16, 2018
    Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM MST

    Free for Chamber members
    $25 for non-members

    SanTan Brewing Company (Uptown Phoenix)
    1525 E. Bethany Home Rd.
    Phoenix, AZ 85014

    SanTan Brewing Company is Arizona’s largest craft brewery, and their team is excited to showcase the newest Phoenix location! With Fall upon us, now’s the time to grab a drink and make some new connections. Don’t miss out! In 2007, SanTan Brewing Company opened the doors of its original brewpub, located in the heart of Historic Downtown Chandler. Founder and Brewmaster Anthony Canecchia’s mission of pairing craft beer with craft food, to inspire great conversation still stands true today for Arizona’s largest craft brewery.

    While their Chandler quickly become one of the top local food and beer destinations in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area there was a need for more.​ ​In December 2017, SanTan announced its plans to open a second brewpub location in Uptown Phoenix at Bethany Station, on the corner of Bethany Home Road and 16th Street, in Spring 2018. Come enjoy!

    Buy your tickets: Phoenix Chamber Website

    History of Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
    For more than 125 years, the Greater Phoenix Chamber has evolved to meet the needs of the business community. Today, the Chamber is a strong pillar of the Greater Phoenix region.

    Beginning in 1888
    Although Arizona was not yet a state, leading business owners in the Valley of the Sun organized the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce on November 13, 1888. The Phoenix Chamber originally spearheaded efforts towards attracting more settlers to the Valley, building a railroad to tap the rich forest country to the north, building better roads and supplying accommodations for those who traveled here for the winter sunshine.

    Through over 120 years and a couple of name changes (it was known as the Phoenix Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce from 1973-1987 and became the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce in 1998), the Chamber has never wavered from its original mission: to help area businesses succeed and make the Valley a better place in which to live, work and do business. Learn More

  • Marketing Technology Summit

    Marketing Technology Summit

    12:30 -18:15

    8600 E Anderson Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85255

    8600 E Anderson Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85255

    Marketing Technology Summit

    Marketing Technology Summit

    The Arizona Technology Council (AZTC) and ANA Business Marketing, Phoenix (ANA) are excited to bring you the tenth annual Marketing Technology Summit on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Venue8600 in Scottsdale.

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:30 pm-6:15 pm

    8600 E Anderson Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85255

    AZTC Members $40 | Non-members $60

    The event is presented by KEO Marketing. More than 200 business-to-business marketing, sales, and technology professionals from throughout Arizona will be in attendance for this intense half-day program featuring top-tier educational content and networking with industry leaders from both AZTC + ANA member organizations.

    The agenda includes:
    • Keynote presentation
    • Two interactive panel discussions with tech buyers and marketers
    • One multi-speaker presentation
    • Sponsor showcase and reception (cocktails + heavy appetizers)

    Who Will Be Attending? Members of Arizona’s technology and marketing ecosystem, including:
    ● CMOs and CIOs
    ● Small, mid-size and large high-tech organizations
    ● Venture capitalists, angels, banks and fund managers
    ● Marketing and Public Relations agency leaders
    ● Educators and marketers from K-12 and higher education
    ● Public policy leaders

    Event Sponsors: Arizona Commerce Authority – Partner Sponsor KEO Marketing – Presenting Sponsor AccountabilIT – Gold Sponsor Trans-West Network Solutions – Gold Sponsor MST Solutions – Panel Sponsor Vertical Measures – Table Top Sponsor Nextiva – Cocktail Reception Sponsor

    About Venue8600
    Venue8600 is the realization of a vision which started more than five years ago. The vision to create a fabulous event, meeting and education space—not just for the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® but also for the community at large—would soon come to fruition. Our architects worked with us to create that one-of-a-kind experience for all who enter and our staff continues the vision by providing an outstanding customer experience to everyone who enters. Venue8600 reflects the professionalism our Association expects from our members who serve the public every day and the welcoming environment for all who wish to gather. We are proud of what we have created and look forward to your next visit. Website


  • Network Night Event

    Network Night Event

    19:00 -21:00

    4700 N Central Ave # 122, Phoenix, AZ 85012

    4700 N Central Ave # 122, Phoenix, AZ 85012

    Network Night

    Network Night Event with Speed Networknite

    Network Night speed networking is brought to you by Networknite of Phoenix. Speed Networking works a lot like ‘Speed Dating’ without the ‘Dating’. A structured opportunity to meet accomplished professionals just like yourself, face to face, one business professional at time. Whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, legal or medical professional, in the finance, real estate or entertainment industry – our events offer the perfect occasion to expand your business, social or enterprise contacts. All in a setting and speed – just your style. Devoid of typical business networking event staples – we have done away with whistles, bells and over-the-top event trimmings. We feel building business relationships should be a comfortable, sophisticated and relaxed venture. An opportunity to create opportunities.

    October 18th 2018, 7pm – 9pm

    Hula’s Modern Tiki
    4700 N Central Ave # 122, Phoenix, AZ 85012

    Early Bird Admission – Ends 10/11 | $21.50
    Regular Admission | $26.00

    How It Works
    Our hosts will assist you with your NetworkNite ‘Connect-Card’. After being shown to your table, you will move from business professional to business professional every 5-6 minutes. Simply mark down whom you would be interested in connecting with again on your NetworkNite ‘Connect-Card’ and we’ll take care of the rest. You also always have the option of exchanging business cards should you feel so inclined. For those whom garner connections, you will be notified via e-mail within 24 hours of the event with your ‘Connect-Card’ results. Once the Speed Networking has completed and all participants have had the opportunity to meet each other – you are welcome to stay and mingle. All we need are the ‘Connect-Cards’ to determine your business connections.

    For other Network Night (Networknite) and other cities thought out the United States got to their Website.

    Blare Films Arizona

  • October Networking Event

    October Networking Event

    18:00 -21:00

    4415 North Civic Center Plaza Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    4415 North Civic Center Plaza Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    October Networking

    October Networking Event – Network After Work

    Here comes another great October networking event for the Phoenix and Scottsdale business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and like-minded business professionals. Enjoy introductions and conversations after work weekday in a casual environment ideal for networking. It is all going down at the stylist Aloft of Scottsdale.

    October 25th, 2018 6pm-9pm

    Location: Aloft
    4415 North Civic Center Plaza
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    (480) 361-1030

    Tickets and Sponsorships:

    • Color-Connect Name Badge
    • Complimentary Appetizers from 6-7pm
    • Drink Specials from 6-7:30pm

    Hosted by America’s leader in networking mixer events, enjoy introductions and conversations after work weekday in a casual environment ideal for networking Featuring cocktails and bites at Aloft Scottsdale, a hip new hotel in the center of Scottsdale’s Entertainment District with many nightclubs/bars and outdoor patio.
    It’s a great chance to get out of your office (home or otherwise), step away from the computer, put your phone down, and meet new people who are eager to exchange ideas, make connections, explore partnerships, find employees, get to know you, or just shoot the breeze about movies and sports.
    Whether you have a specific business or career goal in mind, or just see the value in having deeper roots in the local community, this is the event for you.
    Tickets start at $20 at the door, so reserve your spot now to ensure entrance and save money. There are several ticket levels available for this event to meet your specific needs.

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