• Given
  • Hunting Pignut
  • The Sounding
  • Bombshell
  • City of Joy
  • Forbidden Cuba
  • Halfway to Zen
  • Kate Can't Swim
  • Landscapes
  • Man in the Camo Jacket
  • Passing the Torch
  • The Realm of Deepest Knowing
  • The West and the Ruthless


Connect with Filmmakers panel on documentary filmmaking

A free panel discussion with documentary filmmakers Bret Primack (Passing The Torch), Leslie Ann Epperson (Celebrate Now) and Adam Ray & Bart Santello (The Dome) on Sunday, April 23, 11am at The Screening Room. Discussion will focus on ways to produce a documentary film.

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.

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Playing Today

  • Blind Sushi

    Blind Sushi

    Eric Heimbold
    United States 2017, 17 min.

    A man who lost his eyesight refuses to pity himself and becomes an adventure writer. An environmentally conscious chef changes the paradigm of sushi cuisine... more ›

  • Art of Courage

    Art of Courage

    Veronica Duport Deliz
    United States 2017, 22 min.

    ART OF COURAGE follows the journey of two renowned artists as they arrive to create an aerial art exhibition for the 2015 International Climate Summit in... more ›

  • Scarlet Shoes

    Scarlet Shoes

    Eui soo Han
    South Korea 2016, 26 min.

    An abused daughter accidentally killed her philandering father and left home. The years went, and she comes back to her hometown on the anniversary of the... more ›

  • The Dome

    The Dome

    Adam Ray
    United States 2017, 20 min.

    At the borderlands of Southern Arizona in a remote town called Arivaca, an engineer, builder and solar power enthusiast has been toiling under the desert sun... more ›

Daily Schedule

Sunday, April 23

CONNECT with Filmmakers

The Dome, Passing the Torch, Celebrate Now

11:00am: The Screening Room


Short Docs

The Dome, Art of Courage, Blind Sushi, Following Raul

1:00pm: The Screening Room


1948: Creation & Catastrophe

3:00pm: The Screening Room


Take My Nose...Please!

6:00pm: The Screening Room


Global Shorts

Honeymoon, Salvation, Limbo, Scarlet Shoes, Indian Giver, Hairat

8:00pm: The Screening Room


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GIVEN hits it out of the park

Congratulations to the GIVEN filmmakers for a standing only screening to open the 2017 Arizona International Film Festival. The crowd was buzzing so keep a watch out for an encore screening.

2017 Films Selected

The Selection Committee has released their selection of films including 26 features and 70 shorts from 19 countries for screening at the 26th anniversary Arizona International Film Festival.  The Selection Committee praised the quality and diversity of the record number of films submitted this year. Congratulations filmmakers!

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 arizonafilmfest@yahoo.com or click here for sponsorship opportunities.

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 arizonafilmfest@yahoo.com for reservations. Filmmakers will be available April 19 thru 28, 2017.

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.

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