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Arizona Film Opens 2015 Festival

The 2015 Arizona International Film Festival is pleased to announce that this year’s Opening Night film will be the world premiere of MANY BONES, ONE HEART by Tucsonan indie filmmaker, Leslie Epperson. Opening Night Celebrations will be on Thursday, April 9 from 6 to 10pm at The Rialto Theatre downtown.  Tickets now available at 

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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Festival Films Announced

The Selection Committee has released their selection of films including 33 features and 76 shorts from 20 countries for screening at the 2015 Arizona International Film Festival.  The Selection Committee praised the quality and diversity of the record number of films submitted this year. Please click here to see list.

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2015 Festival Honorary Chairperson

The Festival is pleased to announce that State Senator Steve Farley will serve as the 2015 Festival Honorary Chairperson. “I am honored to be officially participating in this year’s 24th Arizona International Film Festival which heightens the cultural impact of Arizona and Tucson on the world film scene. I welcome one and all to one of our city’s most exciting signature events where anyone can find a film just for them. Of course, I’m particularly pleased that many of the venues will be along the downtown streetcar stops in our vibrant, renewed central city. Come and enjoy!”

Congratulations Alamos!

Festival Internacional De Cine Álamos Mágico, our sister festival in Mexico, begins her 5th year of showcasing exciting Spanish language films to their community. For more info, click here.

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 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 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 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.