• <em>Festival Grand Prize:</em> Medicine of the Wolf
  • <em>Best of Arizona:</em> Many Bones, One Heart
  • <em>Best Dramatic Feature:</em> Birds of Neptune
  • <em>Best Foreign Feature:</em> Love is Now
  • <em>Best First Feature: </em> Sunny in the Dark
  • <em>Best Documentary Feature:</em> Run Free - The True Story of Caballo Blanco
  • <em>Best Documentary Short:</em> I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!!
  • <em>Best Dramatic Short:</em> Mother & Brother
  • <em>Best Global Short:</em> Viking
  • <em>Best Comedy Short:</em> Gangland: Book Clubs
  • <em>Best Global Comedy Short:</em> Dario
  • <em>Best Animated Short:</em> Bear Story
  • <em>Best Experimental Short:</em> Enfilade
  • <em>Best of Indie Youth:</em> The Emotional Dimensions of the James River
  • <em>Special Jury Award for Bridging Cultures:</em> East Side Sushi


Announcing 2016 Festival dates

The 25th Arizona International Film Festival, the longest running and largest film festival in Arizona, will run from April 14 to May 1, 2016 at exhibition venues throughout 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 2016 Arizona International Film Festival

Staying true to its mission of showcasing independent film, the Arizona International Film Festival has exhibited over 2,500 films representing 90 countries to over 148,000 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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Call for Independent Films

We are now accepting new and innovative independent films to be part of the 25th Arizona International Film Festival. You can submit your film to withoutabox.com or filmfreeway.com beginning November 4, 2014.

Finalists will be screened during the 2015 Festival scheduled for April 14-May 1 in Tucson, Arizona. Submissions will be accepted through January 30, 2016 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 2016 Arizona International Film Festival is looking for works by young filmmakers (18 and under) to be featured in our IndieYouth program.  Beginning November 4, 2015, submissions will be accepted through withoutabox.com and filmfreeway.com

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.