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2018 Festival Interviews

A Sniper’s War

Gifted filmmaker and journalist, Olya Schechter courageously traveled to the front lines of war and returned with the gripping story of Deki, an expert sniper hardened by a life time of conflict. This up close and well crafted film will most definitely leave a lasting impression.... more ›


Lost & Found

Experimental filmmaker and all around creative genius Bart Santello is the subject of the gripping documentary The Dome by Adam Ray. Bart was kind enough to discuss the creation of an organic space made solely from a natural earthen composition, the undaunted human will to form its structure, and his approach to filmmaking.... more ›


The DMZ

Multi-talented, writer, director and cinematographer Inchun Oh traveled from South Korea to join AIFF and present his compelling drama, The DMZ. We are additionally very pleased to have him talk about his film in person at one of our many insightful film panel discussions.... more ›


Rodents of Unusual Size

The AIFF is pleased to have a trio of extremely talented filmmakers, Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler & Jeff Springer, who set out for the Louisiana bayou to bring us the intimate tale of the undaunted folks who steadfastly fight to save the precious land and traditions of their ancestors.... more ›


Three Wishes

AIFF caught up with deeply insightful writer director, Zhong Ermao, in Shenzhen, China, to discuss his debut film, Three Wishes. The story follows a woman who embarks on a journey to experience her late husband’s fantasies.... more ›

2017 Festival Interviews

The Dome

Experimental filmmaker and all around creative genius Bart Santello is the subject of the gripping documentary The Dome by Adam Ray. Bart was kind enough to discuss the creation of an organic space made solely from a natural earthen composition, the undaunted human will to form its structure, and his approach to filmmaking.... more ›


Hunting Pignut

Martine Blue, writer, director and producer and all around awesome filmmaker, is attending the festival with her debut feature film Hunting Pignut. She shares her insight on filming the real, little known world of Gutter Punk, dealing with tragedy and finding your way home.... more ›


Father and Son

Luong Dinh Dung is visiting Tucson with his film Father and Son, depicting the harrowing journey that shows the strength of a father’s love of his child. This epic and intimate film shows the strong sense of community families share along a glowingly picturesque river that becomes an awesome force of nature.... more ›


The Soup

South Korean director Lim Young-Hoon's film The Soup is receiving critical acclaim as it tours the festival circuit. The director shared with AIFF some insight into his film.... more ›


And Violet

Multi-talented artist and filmmaker Paul Gray will be in Tucson to exhibit his newest film And Violet, where he takes us into the complex world of adoption. Paul discusses performance and the challenge of telling this important story set in the cinematic world of Scotland.... more ›


Halfway to Zen

Toby Poser, John Adams, Zelda (Z) Adams, and LuLu Adams are the Adams Family, a film production unit that makes awesome films as a family. The Arizona International Film Festival is proud to discuss their newest film Halfway to Zen.... more ›


The Sounding

Actor, writer, director Catherine Eaton, a new powerful emerging voice in cinema, will be in Tucson with her highly acclaimed film, The Sounding. We are excited to have Catherine share her insight into the art of language, and raising important issues about how we perceive the world.... more ›


Kate Can't Swim

Amazing writing, directing, and acting team Jennifer Allcott and Josh Helman are here with their poignant and gripping film, Kate Can’t Swim about the complexities of love, relationships, and forging ahead with renewed spirit.... more ›