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connect with Filmmakers

Join Festival filmmakers Steven Richter (Birds of Neptune), Leslie Epperson (Many Bones, One Heart), Meryl Goldsmith (The Syndrome) and Jim Lounsbury (Love Is Now) in a lively discussion about the ups and downs of indie filmmaking on Saturday, April 18, 11am at Connect, 33 South 5th Avenue.

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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  • Many Bones, One Heart

    Many Bones, One Heart

    Leslie Ann Epperson
    United States 2015, 79 min.

    Many Bones, One Heart begins in the empty night streets of Tucson. It ends on a dusty lot the day after the 2012 All Souls Procession. What happens... more ›

  • Day 40

    Day 40

    Sol Friedman
    Canada 2014, 6 min.

    In this animated retelling of the Noah's Ark story, various unholy activities fill the great ship, as the animals discover the darker side of their nature... more ›

  • Love is Now

    Love is Now

    Jim Lounsbury
    Australia 2014, 96 min.

    Love is Now is a mysterious drama chronicling a summer of love for experienced photographer Audrey and aspiring snapper Dean. Propelled by Audrey's... more ›

  • Periplanet


    A.J. Schmitz
    United States 2015, 20 min.

    A disillusioned man leaves his city life behind and takes a walking journey to the Arctic. After mankind collapses into Armageddon, he awakens from a frozen... more ›

Daily Schedule

Saturday, April 18

Connect with Filmmakers

Birds of Neptune, Love is Now, Many Bones, One Heart, The Syndrome

11:00am: Connect


20 Years of Madness

1:00pm: The Screening Room


The Syndrome

3:00pm: The Screening Room


Fashion Monster Artist Talk

5:00pm: La Fashionista



7:00pm: The Screening Room


Animated Shorts

Between Times, Day 40, My Kingdom, Nowhere, Periplanet, re÷belief, The Guardian, Without a Doubt, Bear Story, Mend and Make Do

9:30pm: The Screening Room


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Artist Talk

Come hear artist Tracy Brown talk about her art show
“Fashion Monster” on Saturday, April 18 from 5 to 6pm
at La Fashionista, 45 South 6th Avenue.

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!”

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 for reservations. Filmmakers will be available April 10 thru 24, 2015.

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 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.