• <em>Festival Grand Prize:</em> <b>Si-o-se Pol: The Last Days of Parvis Karimpour</b>
  • <em>Best Dramatic Feature:</em> <b>Imagine I'm Beautiful</b>
  • <em>Best Foreign Feature:</em> <b>Late Spring</b>
  • <em>Best Documentary:</em> <b>Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo</b>
  • <em>Best Music Documentary:</em> <b>The Sax Man</b>
  • <em>Best Documentary Short:</em> <b>The Apothecary</b>
  • <em>Best Dramatic Short:</em> <b>Without Fire</b>
  • <em>Best Global Short:</em> <b>Door God</b>
  • <em>Best Comedy Short:</em> <b>Bulimia: The Musical</b>
  • <em>Best Animated Short:</em> <b>Rabbit and Deer</b>
  • <em>Best Experimental Short:</em> <b>Virtuos Virtuell</b>
  • <em>Best of IndieYouth:</em> <b>Slender: The Film</b>
  • <em>Best of Arizona:</em> <b>Lapse: Confessions of a Slot Machine Junkie</b>


Announcing 2015 Festival dates

The 24th Arizona International Film Festival, the longest running and largest film festival in Arizona, will run from April 9 to 26, 2015 at exhibition venues throughout Downtown Tucson. The Festival theme of Bridging Cultures provides a way for independent cinema to share images and voices from diverse cultures with Arizona communities. Submissions are now being accepted thru withoutabox.com and filmfreeway.com

Welcome to the 2015 Arizona International Film Festival

Staying true to its mission of showcasing independent film, the Arizona International Film Festival has exhibited over 2,400 films representing 90 countries to over 142,000 patrons in southern Arizona. And now, we are honored to select more exciting and innovative films from around the world for Arizona audiences.

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2014 Festival filmmakers reach out to Tucson youth

Thank you Praheme and Michael LeMelle of “Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions,” Jen Gilomen of “Life on the Line” and Allan Luebke and Glena Avila of “Glena” for sharing their knowledge and passion with Tucson kids at Pueblo High School, Desert View High School, Tucson High Magnet School, the Roy Drachman Boys and Girls Clubhouse, and Ajo Juvenile Detention Center.

Call for Independent Films

We are now accepting new and innovative independent films to be part of the 24th Arizona International Film Festival. You can submit your film to withoutabox.com beginning November 2, 2014.

Finalists will be screened during the 2015 Festival scheduled for April 9-26 in downtown Tucson, Arizona. Submissions will be accepted through January 30, 2015 in the categories of narrative and documentary features, documentary, dramatic, comedy, experimental & animation shorts.

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Call for Works by Young Filmmakers

The 2015 Arizona International Film Festival is looking for works by young filmmakers (18 and under) to be featured in our IndieYouth program.  Beginning November 2, 2014, submissions will be accepted through withoutabox.com

Filmmakers for your Schools

Attention librarians, writing and drama teachers, elementary teachers, CTE, media and photography teachers! Would you like a filmmaker to visit your class? Email us at arizonafilmfestival@gmail.com for reservations. Filmmakers will be available April 10 thru 24, 2015.

Volunteers needed for the 2015 Film Festival

Are you interested in behind-the-scenes work for the 2015 Arizona International Film Festival? Volunteers are needed for event planning, marketing, promotions, design, merchandise, office work, and much more. E-mail arizonafilmfestival@gmail.com and find out how you can be involved.

Partner with the Arizona International Film Festival

The Festival is an excellent way to advertise your company and support independent expression. We have sponsorships and advertising for every marketing budget. If you are interested in partnering with us, please email us at arizonafilmfestival@gmail.com or click here for sponsorship opportunities.

Tucson Welcomes Festival Filmmakers

Out-of-town visitors have a variety of choices when it comes to resting their heads after an exciting day at the Festival! The historical Hotel Congress, which housed and aided in the arrest of infamous bank robber John Dillinger, the Hotel Arizona, a hub for all things downtown Tucson, Hotel Tucson, where cinematic legend John Wayne used to stay, and our newest hotels, the Riverpark Inn and Country Inn & Suites. Each hotel features discounted rates for anyone attending the Arizona International Film Festival. Watch here for more information and rates.