• Chalet
  • Madina's Dream
  • Mango Dreams
  • Indivisible
  • Return to Dak To
  • 2.57K
  • The Art of the Prank
  • West Empire
  • Kandahar Journals
  • Atchafalya


Indie Filmmakers flock to Tucson to present their films

Act III of the Festival (April 25-30) will include in-person presentations by Vinnie and Joe Taranto (Monty and the Runaway Furnace), Jeremy Carr (Other Madnesses), Desmond Devenish (Misfortune), Frances Causey (Ours Is The Land), Steve Anderson and Ginia Desmond (Lucky U Ranch).  Come listen to their stories!!

Welcome to the 2016 Arizona International Film Festival

Staying true to its mission of showcasing independent film, the Arizona International Film Festival has exhibited over 2,500 films representing 90 countries to over 148,000 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

  • Other Madnesses

    Other Madnesses

    Jeremy Carr
    United States 2015, 105 min.

    A reclusive tour guide becomes an unlikely vigilante when the dark underbelly of New York City is revealed through his dreams. Other Mmore ›

  • The Region

    The Region

    Felipe Palma
    Chile 2015, 76 min.

    Observational documentary set in the desert regions of the copper mining industry in Northern Chile. The film delves into a yearly festival following three... more ›

Daily Schedule

Thursday, April 28

The Region

6:00pm: The Screening Room


Other Madnesses

8:00pm: The Screening Room


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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 arizonafilmfestival@gmail.com for reservations. Filmmakers will be available April 14 thru 29, 2016.

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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 arizonafilmfestival@gmail.com 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.