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.
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.