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"East Side Sushi" Returns for a Tucson Run

The award-winning indie favorite “East Side Sushi” returns to Tucson for a special run at The Screening Room beginning Friday, October 9. “East Side Sushi” won a special jury award for “Bridging Cultures” at the 2015 Arizona International Film Festival. You can purchase advance tickets on line 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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DROPKICK represents Arizona indies at the Tucson Festival of Films

Congratulations to Dropkick, Robert Loomis and his team for being selected as one of the eight films featured in the inaugural Tucson Festival of Films. Dropkick closed the 2015 Arizona International Film Festival with a sold-out crowd.

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.

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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.