• Festival Grand Prize: Unicorn Boy
  • Best Dramatic Feature: Good Guy With a Gun
  • Best Foreign Feature: Ariel
  • Best First Feature: Small Fry
  • Best Documentary: Israelism
  • Best Foreign Documentary: King of Kings: Chasing Edward Jones
  • Best Short Documentary: A Boat for My Brother
  • Best Dramatic Short: Wrap Me in a Sheet
  • Best Foreign Short: Safe as Houses
  • Best Horror Short: Winder
  • Best Comedy Short: The Lord's House
  • Best Foreign Comedy Short: Matilda & William
  • Best Experimental Short: Signs of Our Times
  • Best Animated Short: The Cocoon
  • Best Short Short: The Bloom
  • Best of Arizona: Summerhaven: The Series
  • Special Jury Award for Bridging Cultures: The Nature of Healing
  • Special Jury Award for Activist Filmmaking: Las Abogadas: Attorneys on the Front Lines of the Migrant Crisis
  • Special Jury Award for Activist Filmmaking: Imagining the Indian: 
The Fight Against Native American Marketing
  • Special Jury Award for Best Performance to PEPE SERNA in Pepe Serna: Life is Art
  • Special Jury Award for Outstanding Cinematography: PIETER STATHIS for The Beehive
  • Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking
  • Special Jury Award for Creative Storytelling: Black Moon
  • Special Jury Award for Creative Storytelling in Animation: Four Souls of Coyote
  • Jury Award for Creative Achievement: Hedgehog
  • Jury Award for Creative Achievement: Night
  • Jury Award for Creative Achievement: Panic Attack
  • Jury Award for Creative Achievement: Revelation to the Disembodied
  • Jury Award for Creative Achievement: Revenge of Dakota
  • IndieYouth Audience Award: Irr-Elephant


Stay tuned for 2024 Film Selections

The Selection Committee will be announcing the finalists for the 2024 Festival by March 16 so stay tuned! The 32nd Arizona International Film Festival will run from April 17 to 28, 2024 at exhibition venues throughout Tucson. The Festival theme of Bridging Cultures provides a way to share images and voices from diverse cultures with Arizona communities.

Welcome to the 32nd Arizona International Film Festival

Staying true to its mission of showcasing independent film, the Arizona International Film Festival has exhibited over 3,300 films representing 100 countries to over 176,000 patrons in southern Arizona. And now, the 32nd edition will select more exciting and innovative films from around the world for Arizona audiences.

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2024 Festival Dates Announced

The 32nd Arizona International Film Festival, the oldest film celebration in Arizona, will run April 17 to April 28, 2024 at The Screening Room (downtown), the Mercado Annex, UA Main Gate and other venues throughout Tucson. Remaining true to the independent spirit, the Arizona International Film Festival is a venue for independent filmmakers in search of an independent audience. 

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