2018 Films Selected
The Selection Committee has released their selection of films including 26 features and 60 shorts from 21 countries for screening at the 27th anniversary Arizona International Film Festival. The Selection Committee praised the quality and diversity of the record number of films submitted this year. Congratulations filmmakers!
Welcome to the 2018 Arizona International Film Festival
Staying true to its mission of showcasing independent film, the Arizona International Film Festival has exhibited over 2,700 films representing 90 countries to over 156,000 patrons in southern Arizona. And now, we are honored to select more exciting and innovative films from around the world for Arizona audiences.
Best of Arizona
Congrats to the Arizona International Film Festival for being selected the 8th Best Festival in Arizona. Only Film Festival in the list of 15 Festivals and the highest ranked Festival in Tucson. Click here to see list.
Festival Line-up To Be Announced
The Selection Committee will be announcing the finalists for the 2018 Festival by March 12 so stay tuned! The 27th Arizona International Film Festival, selected as the 8th Best of all Festivals 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 Arizona communities.
Stay tuned for Festival line-up!
Thank you to the record number of indie filmmakers from 40 countries around the world who submitted films to the 2018 Arizona International Film Festival. The Selection Committee will be announcing the Festival finalists next week so stay tuned!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and find out how you can be involved.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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