Browse films

  • <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
  • <em>Special Jury Award for Best Performance:</em> Britt Harris in Birds of Neptune
  • <em>Special Jury Award for Best Cinematography:</em> Big Muddy
  • <em>Special Jury Award for Best Cinematography:</em> Omo Child: The River and the Bush
  • <em>Special Jury Award for Best Cinematography:</em> Lay In Wait
  • <em>Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking </em> Hope for Steve
  • <em>Special Jury Award for Archival Storytelling:</em> The Duck Diaries: A Cold War Quest for Friendship Across the Americas
  • <em>Jury Award for Creative Achievement:</em> Bis Gleich (Till Then)
  • <em>Jury Award for Creative Achievement:</em> Calendar Girls
  • <em>Jury Award for Creative Achievement:</em> re÷belief


Arizona salutes Indie filmmakers

Thank you to our 120 filmmakers from 22 countries who participated in the 24th edition of the Arizona International Film Festival and shared their work and vision with Arizona audiences.

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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Visiting filmmakers reach out to the Tucson community

Special thanks to Festival filmmakers Anthony Lucero, Andrea Miller, Jeff Moneo,
David Feldman and artist Ramiro Gomez for reaching out into our community and presenting their work and their vision to youth at Tucson High Magnet School, Desert View High School, Pueblo Magnet High School, Toltecalli Academy High School, Pima Community College, Pima County Juvenile Detention Center as well as refugee kids with the Owl and Panther. Both students and filmmakers were inspired by the exchange of ideas.

Festival Pie Contest Winner Announced

The Pie Contest was fierce and delicious. When the flour settled,
The Pie Lady of Pie Town declared that the winner of Best Downtown Pie
was the “Ryan Seacrest” Lemon Merangue Pie made by Nicki Ricketts of
Hotel Congress. Congratulations!

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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!”

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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.