• <strong>Festival Grand Prize</strong>: You Go to My Head
  • <strong>Best Foreign Feature</strong>: Lost & Found
  • <strong>Best Dramatic Feature</strong>: The Divide
  • <strong>Best Action Feature</strong>: The DMZ
  • <strong>Best Documentary</strong>: The Blessing
  • <strong>Best Foreign Documentary</strong>: A Sniper's War
  • <strong>Best Environmental Documentary</strong>: Living in the Future's Past
  • <strong>Best Music Documentary</strong>: Late Blossom Blues
  • <strong>Best Documentary Short</strong>: My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes
  • <strong>Best Dramatic Short</strong>: Hacia el Sol
  • <strong>Best Comedy Short</strong>: Over the Hill
  • <strong>Best Animation Short</strong>: Negative Space
  • <strong>Best of Arizona</strong>: Jay
  • <strong>Best of Indie Youth</strong>: Changyou's Journey
  • <strong>Special Jury Award for Bridging Cultures</strong>: Madhattan
  • <strong>Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking</strong>: Elvis Walks Home
  • <strong>Special Jury Award for Best Performance</strong> to <strong>Perry King</strong> in The Divide
  • <strong>Special Jury Prize for Innovative Filmmaking</strong>: MexMan
  • <strong>Special Jury Award for Outstanding Cinematography in a Feature</strong>: You Go To My Head
  • <strong>Special Jury Award for Outstanding Cinematography in a Documentary</strong>: Living in the Future's Past
  • <strong>Jury Award for Creative Achievement</strong>: Down Escalation
  • <strong>Jury Award for Creative Achievement</strong>: Chrysalis
  • <strong>Jury Award for Creative Achievement</strong>: Wanderland


Announcing 2019 Film Festival dates

The 28th Arizona International Film Festival, the longest running film festival in Arizona, will run from April 10 to 21, 2019 at The Screening Room and other 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. Submissions are now being accepted thru filmfreeway.com and withoutabox.com

Welcome to the 2019 Arizona International Film Festival

Staying true to its mission of showcasing independent film, the Arizona International Film Festival has exhibited over 2,800 films representing 95 countries to over 160,000 patrons in southern Arizona. And now, the 28th edition will select more exciting and innovative films from around the world for Arizona audiences.

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Call for new and innovative INDIE films

The Arizona International Film Festival celebrates and rewards excellence and innovation in independent media arts expression. We are now accepting new and innovative independent films of all lengths in narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental categories to be part of our 28th annual festival.

The final deadline is February 18, 2019. You can now submit your film thru filmfreeway.coand withoutabox.com

Call for Works by Young Filmmakers

The 2019 Arizona International Film Festival is looking for works by young filmmakers (18 and under) to be featured in our IndieYouth program.  Beginning in November 2018, submissions will be accepted through withoutabox.com and filmfreeway.com

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.

Volunteers needed for the 2019 Film Festival

Are you interested in working behind-the-scenes for the 2019 Arizona International Film Festival in Tucson? Volunteers are needed for event planning, marketing, promotions, design, production, merchandise, office work, and much more. E-mail arizonafilmfest@yahoo.com and find out how you can be involved.

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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.

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!  Hotel Tucson, where cinematic legend John Wayne used to stay, the historical Hotel Congress, which housed and aided in the arrest of infamous bank robber John Dillinger, the Ramada Inn located on the modern streetcar line 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 our Filmmaker Interviews in our ZINE!

Check out our ZINE!  Featuring insightful interviews with 2017 and 2018 festival  filmmakers.  Enjoy the interviews with the directors of Three Wishes (China), Rodents of Unusual Size (USA), The DMZ (South Korea), Lost & Found (Ireland), The Divide (USA) and A Sniper's War (Ukraine).  Thank you to our Asian Cinema consultant, Andy Marco, based in Shanghai, for conducting these interviews.

What A Show!!

Congrats to 2018 Arizona Film Fest filmmakers, volunteers, sponsors and audiences. 85 films, 22 countries, 12 days of indie bliss. Congrats to the 25 filmmakers from 15 countries that won awards. A record number of filmmakers attended their screenings as faraway as Albania and South Korea - what a great gathering of international talent.