Collins College Announces it will be a Major Sponsor of 2008 Phoenix Film Festival

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Collins College, a school of design and technology, announced today that it is an official major sponsor of the 2008 Phoenix Film Festival--Arizona's largest.

The Phoenix Film Festival is very excited to have Collins College on board as a partner this year. Collins' film program continues to grow and turn out quality filmmakers. Arizona's largest film festival working with one of the state's top film programs is a perfect match

    The Phoenix Film Festival will be held from April 3 to April 10, 2008 at Harkins Theater (Scottsdale Rd & Loop 101). The festival will feature the finest in independent films from around the world, celebrities, filmmaking seminars, and events all week long.

"The Phoenix Film Festival is very excited to have Collins College on board as a partner this year. Collins' film program continues to grow and turn out quality filmmakers. Arizona's largest film festival working with one of the state's top film programs is a perfect match," said Jason Carney, festival director of the Phoenix Film Festival.

"Collins is committed to building a strong film industry in Arizona. Partnering with the Phoenix Film Festival is a tremendous opportunity for the college and for Arizona. The film festival annually draws talent from all over the country and is a great venue to showcase Arizona as a leader in the entertainment industry," said Joshua Padron, president of Collins College.

The school of Film, Video, and Visual FX is Collins' fastest growing school. Approximately 200 film students are enrolled. In 2007 the film school moved into 14th Street Studio, a new professional-grade facility. 14th Street Studio features a screening-room theater that seats 150 people, digital classrooms, and sound stages with dedicated control and sound booths, professional lighting grids, and sound-proofing for filming. Collins invested in the new facility to provide more opportunities for students to receive hands-on, professional training in film and video production.

About Collins College

Collins College, a school of design and technology, provides students with a career-focused education. Approximately 2,000 students from across the nation attend Collins College. Collins offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Game Design, Visual Arts with a major in Game Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Film & Video Production, and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. Associate degrees are offered in Information Technology, Digital Video Production, and Graphic Design. For more information, visit http://www.collinscollege.edu.

About the Phoenix Film Festival

Started in 2001, the Phoenix Film Festival has grown into Arizona's largest film festival with attendance in 2007 surpassing 20,000. The Phoenix Film Festival is part of The Phoenix Film Foundation, the largest non-profit film organization in the state of Arizona. With the Phoenix Film Festival, IFP-Phoenix, Arizona Student Film Festival, International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival, and the Phoenix Film Society the opportunities to be part of film are limitless all year long. For more information, visit http://www.phoenixfilmfestival.org.

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