• 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


Congrats to the Award Winners!

Congrats to the 28 winning films from 10 countries (Canada, China, France, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico, Palestine, South Korea, Sweden and USA) who were recognized  for their excellence. Click here for the awards list.

Welcome to the 31st Arizona International Film Festival

Staying true to its mission of showcasing independent film, the Arizona International Film Festival has exhibited over 3,200 films representing 100 countries to over 172,000 patrons in southern Arizona. And now, the 31st edition will select more exciting and innovative films from around the world for Arizona audiences.

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Last Call for Festival Films

The 31st Festival is coming to an end. Today is your last chance to see some of the great international films submitted to the Festival. Encore screenings of TO THE SUMMIT (12pm) and FOUR SOULS OF COYOTE (4pm) and the Arizona premiere of ISRAELISM (2pm) at The Screening Room. Closing Night film is UNICORN BOY (7:30pm) at the Mercado Annex.

Meet the filmmakers and actors of must-see films!

Come meet the talent behind the feature films Ariel and Good Guy with a Gun at The Screening Room on Saturday, April 29. Director Alison Murray and her actor will be at their screening at 6pm and Good Guy with a Gun's director John Mossman and his actor will be at their screening at 8pm. Q&A sessions will follow both films.

DREAMer feature debuts at The Screening Room

 A bright young Latino DREAMer from Texas must battle the demons of a deportation to Mexico and starting a new life in a country he only knew as an infant. Come meet the director and lead actor of Accidental Expat at their premiere on Thursday, April 27, 8pm at The Screening Room.

Gangster for some, philanthropist for others!

Come find out who Edward Jones really was at the screening of KING OF KINGS: Chasing Edward Jones on Tuesday, April 25, 6pm at The Screening Room. Director Harriet Marin has come all the way from France to share her familiy secrets. 

Encore Screening

A second chance to see Space, Hope and Charity, the deeply personal story of Charity Woodrum, a University of Arizona PhD candidate who overcame childhood poverty and later unfathomable tragedy while pursuing her dream of becoming an astrophysicist. Plays at The Screening Room on Monday, April 24 at 6pm.

"The Beehive" premieres tonight!

See what the buzz is all about and be the first to see "The Beehive" on the big screen. This captivating science-fiction drama by Alexander Lasheras, an award-winning Canadian filmmaker, screens on Saturday, April 22, 8pm at The Screening Room.  Don't miss it!

Tucson proud of Proudstar

Tucson actor Jon Proudstar and his director Rob Grabow will be available for a Q& A session after the screening of The Year of the Dog on Saturday, April 22, 8pm at The Screening Room. It will also be a chance for Tucson audiences to congratulate Jon Proudstar on his performance in the runaway hit series, Reservation Dogs.

The Nature of Healing premieres at The Screening Room

This powerful documentary shares the spoken truth of seven courageous Elders, Grandmothers and a Grandfather, who as children attended the Mohawk Institute.Three of them will be in attendance at their screening (4/20/6pm)  for a Q&A session. Not to be missed!


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