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Film Talks with Fest Filmmakers

Aaron Wickenden, an Emmy and ACE Award nominated editor, will discuss his editing techniques on Friday, April 23, 3:00pm at Marshall Building, Room 211 on the University of Arizona campus.

Join Festival filmmakers in a lively discussion about editing and the relationship between editor and director on Saturday, April 24, 11am at Connect, 33 South 5th Avenue

Welcome to the 2015 Arizona International Film Festival

Staying true to its mission of showcasing independent film, the Arizona International Film Festival has exhibited over 2,400 films representing 90 countries to over 142,000 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

  • Focus


    Matt Chesin
    United States 2014, 13 min.

    Through a series of unfortunate events, a young girl stumbles upon a camera lens that possesses a very mysterious power. Through this lens, the photographer is... more ›

  • The Verisimilitude Effect

    The Verisimilitude Effect

    Maddie Maitland
    Canada 2015, 6 min.

    Reality is directly defined as the state of things as they actually exist. But when they only appear as they exist, it is referred to as a different concept... more ›

  • Library/Home


    Samantha Romero
    2015, 5 min.

    With her favorite place on campus shut down for renovations, a student must find a new place to call home... more ›

  • Dropkick


    Robert Loomis
    United States 2015, 73 min.

    When one of their teammates dies, a group of women rugby players band together to fulfill her final wishes. It will involve defying her family's wishes, common... more ›

Daily Schedule

Saturday, April 25

Connect with Filmmakers

Death On A Rock, Almost There, East Side Sushi, Dropkick

11:00am: Connect



A Boy Named Devon, Ellie, The Emotional Dimensions of the James River, Less, Luminosity, The Verisimilitude Effect, as needed., Library/Home

12:00pm: The Screening Room


The Backward Class

2:00pm: The Screening Room


Sanctuary: A Documentary

4:00pm: The Screening Room



Focus, Dropkick

7:00pm: The Screening Room


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Artist Talk

Come hear artist Tracy Brown talk about her art show
“Fashion Monster” on Saturday, April 18 from 5 to 6pm
at La Fashionista, 45 South 6th Avenue.

Festival Pie Contest Winner Announced

The Pie Contest was fierce and delicious. When the flour settled,
The Pie Lady of Pie Town declared that the winner of Best Downtown Pie
was the “Ryan Seacrest” Lemon Merangue Pie made by Nicki Ricketts of
Hotel Congress. Congratulations!

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2015 Festival Honorary Chairperson

The Festival is pleased to announce that State Senator Steve Farley will serve as the 2015 Festival Honorary Chairperson. “I am honored to be officially participating in this year’s 24th Arizona International Film Festival which heightens the cultural impact of Arizona and Tucson on the world film scene. I welcome one and all to one of our city’s most exciting signature events where anyone can find a film just for them. Of course, I’m particularly pleased that many of the venues will be along the downtown streetcar stops in our vibrant, renewed central city. Come and enjoy!”

Filmmakers for your Schools

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 for reservations. Filmmakers will be available April 10 thru 24, 2015.

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 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.