Announcing 2018 Festival dates
The 27th Arizona International Film Festival, the longest running and largest film festival in Arizona, will run from April 18 to 29, 2018 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
Welcome to the 2017 Arizona International Film Festival
Staying true to its mission of showcasing independent film, the Arizona International Film Festival has exhibited over 2,600 films representing 90 countries to over 152,000 patrons in southern Arizona. And now, we are honored to select more exciting and innovative films from around the world for Arizona audiences.
This Sunday - Best of the Fest
United States 2016, 81 min.
Forbidden Cuba is a dramatic comedy shot guerrilla-style on location. It follows Gil Bigelow, an American middle manager sent by bosses on a covert... more ›
Mexico 2017, 12 min.
10-year old Hector wants to 'fly,' like the voladores in his community. His single mother can't afford the costs, but Hector is determined to achieve his... more ›
United States 2017, 93 min.
On a remote island off the coast of Maine, Liv, after years of silence, begins to weave a language out of Shakespeare's words. A driven neurologist, brought to... more ›
Canada 2016, 95 min.
Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, RiverBlue follows international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, on a journey that uncovers the... more ›
Call for Indie Films
Finalists will be screened during the 2018 Festival scheduled for April 18-29 in
Volunteers needed for the 2018 Film Festival
Are you interested in behind-the-scenes work for the 2018 Arizona International Film Festival? Volunteers are needed for event planning, marketing, promotions, design, merchandise, office work, and much more. E-mail email@example.com and find out how you can be involved.
Call for Works by Young Filmmakers
The 2018 Arizona International Film Festival is looking for works by young filmmakers (18 and under) to be featured in our IndieYouth program. Beginning in
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. Filmmakers will be available April 18 thru 27, 2018.
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 email@example.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.
Read All About It in ZINE
Check out ZINE, our new addition to the website, where you will be able to read in-depth interviews with some of the visiting filmmakers at the 2017 Film Festival. Thank you to our Asian Cinema consultant, Andy Marco for conducting these interviews from afar. Andrew is an MFA Cinema graduate from San Francisco State University, living in Shanghai, China and working with emerging Chinese filmmakers to find their cinematic voice.
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A BIG Thank You!
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What A Show!!
Congrats to 2017 Arizona Film Fest filmmakers, volunteers, sponsors and audiences. 96 films, 20 countries, 12 days of indie bliss. Congrats to the 28 filmmakers from 10 countries that won awards. A record number of filmmakers attended their screenings as faraway as Vietnam and South Korea - what a great gathering of international talent.