2023 Special Events

Friday, April 7

FREE Film Screening at Flagstaff Climbing

Doors 6 pm, Show 7 pm

Come on down, hang with your community and watch a collection of inspiring, hilarious and heart stopping short climbing films at Flagstaff Climbing in Historic Downtown Flagstaff as a part of the 2023 Flag Mountain Film Fest 21st Birthday!

Feel free to bring a camp chair, crash pad or portaledge (not joking) if you have one to lounge on for the show! Otherwise, seating is available on our padded flooring. 

Bring your own Cup! #bringyourown

The Sheepening (Kinlani Film Project)
Peaches (Kinlani Film Project)
The Worm (Kinlani Film Project)
Cheii (Kinlani Film Project)
Who We Are (Kinlani Film Project)
School of Fish
Seventh Direction
Winter's Eve
Uniquely Blessed
Usugilix Awakun

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April 10 - April 30

Tad’s Emerging World – Glen Canyon Exposed
A photo exhibit at Hidden Light Gallery by Dawn Kish

© Dawn Kish Photography
© Dawn Kish Photography

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This photo exhibit is about a journey with adventure/conservation photographer, Dawn Kish, documenting the hidden treasure of the Southwest known as Glen Canyon. This epic landscape of red sandstone walls, flowing rivers and cultural sites was submerged by the damming of the Colorado River in 1963. This created the 2nd largest reservoir in the US called Lake Powell along the border of Arizona and Utah. The lake is at its lowest water level since the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam because of human consumption, climate change and drought. Kish went on an adventure to explore this canyon she never knew about except in books, films and photos. 

To document this event, Kish exposes this epic landscape with an old Crown Graphic 4×5 film camera. This camera documented Glen Canyon pre-dam from the legendary photographer, Tad Nichols, from 1950 to 1963. “He is like the Ansel Adams of Glen Canyon,” says Kish, “and is inspiring me every step of the way.”

To see the film Kish created about Tad’s Emerging World the screening is Friday, April 14th at 7pm.

Also, you can see more at dawnkish.com

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Tuesday, April 11

Poets Brew

Sign up 6:30 pm, Start 7 pm

Got work and want to share it? An open mic for poets and prose writers without the pressure of being a feature. Try out your new shit, your old shit, become better at reading to the public. No competition, no frills… 

Join us for a prompt and reading.

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Wednesday, April 12

Mountain Mystery Theater 7000

MOUNTAIN MYSTERY THEATER 7000

6:30 – 9:30 pm

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Flagstaff, 555 S Blackbird Roost, Suite 5
(Parking available across the street, on Blackbird Roost and Clay Avenue)

For fans of silver screen satire and late night b-movie mayhem this special screening is for you! We will be showing scenes from classics, duds, and local favorites filmed in and around Flagstaff, and have live microphone comedic commentary and funny footnotes from some of your favorite local laughers and lip-flappers. Our local celebrity commentators will be cutting jokes and crunching popcorn and we encourage everyone to join in the high altitude heckling fun! This event is in conjunction with the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival and we invite all you folks who want to get some light-hearted laughs to come support the Fest and participate in the movie time jest!

$5 suggested donation

  • Bar with ID
  • Popcorn available for donation

Thursday, April 13

A Tad Talk with Dawn Kish and Special Guest Richard Jackson

April 13, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

A Tad Talk with the photographer/filmmaker Dawn Kish about the project. Plus, special guest and master printer, Richard Jackson: What was it like to print Tad Nichols work.

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Thursday, April 13 - Sunday, April 16

“Through My Eyes: Diversity in My Community” Youth Art Show

Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 pm // Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

In collaboration with the HeArt Box, Creative Flagstaff, Downtown Business Alliance, and the Northern Arizona Association of Realtors Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion committee, finalists from the Through My Eyes contest will have an opportunity to display their artwork at The HeArt Box throughout festival weekend!

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Saturday, April 15

Tsegi: Back to Beauty Coffee Talk

10:00 – 11:00 am

Join local filmmaker Justin Clifton and members of the cast and crew of “Tsegi: Back to Beauty” as they take a deep dive into the making of the film, and their mission to bring the medicine back to the land and heal.

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Youth Photography Workshop

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Local Diné filmmaker and cinematographer Deidra Peaches will be leading a FREE 2-hour photography workshop for youth between ages 13-17. Workshop will focus on the basics of photography, camera setup, camera settings & Artificial and Natural Light. Limited to 10 participants. For questions and to reserve a spot, please email: colleen@flagstaffmountainfilms.org

**Please note: In order to participate in this workshop, masks are highly encouraged.

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VIP & Filmmaker Reception

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Presented by STROLL Highlands 

Join us at Late For The Train for a celebration of our filmmakers and a thank you to all our sponsors and partners for all the RAD support throughout the years!

Event for VIP, filmmaker, and special guest passholders only.

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Free CommUNITY Block Party

9:30 pm – 12:30 am

THIS party is for our CommUNITY! This is to say THANK YOU for all your support!

DJ Quick Kay & SamAntics make Rhythm Touch. Featuring groovy tunes from all over the world, mixed live with live percussion overlays, you’re sure to find yourself dancing to their eclectic and ever changing sets. DJ Quick Kay spins disco, house, latin, funk, and beyond, sometimes throwing in guitar riffs and solos. Sam works in congas, bongos, timbales, and any percussion he can get his hands on. 

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Sunday, April 16

Morning Movement Run/Walk

7:45 am

In collaboration with Rising Hearts, Run Flagstaff, and Peak Trail Runners, the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival will lead a Morning Movement session. Meet at Buffalo Park and come walk or run with us! All are welcome to join! Coffee and refreshments will be provided after the run/walk.

*Please note: Location subject to change due to inclement weather*

Location: Buffalo Park, 2400 N Gemini Road

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Through My Eyes: Diversity In My Community Meet & Greet

10:00 – 11:00 am

In collaboration with the HeArt Box, Creative Flagstaff, Downtown Business Alliance, and the Northern Arizona Association of Realtors Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion committee, finalists from the Through My Eyes contest will have an opportunity to share their stories behind their artwork. Come listen and support the creative works and voices of the Youth in our community!

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Humanitarian Panel – Border Issues

11:00 am  – Noon

Join Dora Rodriguez, James Holeman, Prof. Robert Neustadt and filmmaker Mackenzie Baradic as they will discuss the current conditions of the AZ/Mexico border and talk about ways to help improve the situation.

Coffees and tea available for purchase to support this grassroots community space!

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An evening with Morgan Sjogren

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Join author Morgan Sjogren as she weaves her way through her new book ‘Path of Light: A Walk Through the Colliding legacies of Glen Canyon’

This is a separate ticketed event, tickets are $5 + eventbrite fees. You must buy your ticket ahead of time. Attendees will get $5 back in the form of a voucher/gift card to the store. RSVP is a must.

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