In the first weekend of April, film junkies will start to gather at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 for some indie film binge-watching, a few sci-fi shorts, networking in the biz, and general film geekery.

I haven’t completely scoured this year’s film line-up yet, but I have a suspicion that there is at least one zombie film in the mix. I do know there is a film describing itself as “Star Wars on the prairie” playing, which sounds crazy enough for me to check out. I think I’ll also check out “SOS” about two dudes who wake up and find themselves alone on the Earth… OR ARE THEY?

As a nice bonus this year, they’re also having a “Geek Day” on April 6th, and they’re filling the party pavilion with the Arizona Ghostbusters, the Arizona Avengers, costumers and artists, local nerd podcasters, and more. Takes place from 1pm to 6pm.

I’ve been to a few Phoenix Film Festivals now and can safely say it’s good times. The volunteers are some of my favorites and it’s pretty laid back. If you’re a fan of films, there’s going to be something for you to geek out over.