Phoenix Film Festival: This annual week-long festival draws over 20,000 movie buffs and includes new shorts and feature films alongside fan favorites.

Kids can also learn about various aspects of film making from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday, April 6. They will experience hands-on activities including coloring, acting, screenwriting, soundtrack creation and production. Families are invited to view the film shorts later that day. There is no admission charge for Kids Day.

DETAILS >> Thursday, April 4 to Thursday, April 11, times vary. Harkins Scottsdale 101, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. $12-$300. (602) 955-6444 or

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