• <em>Festival Grand Prize:</em> <b>Si-o-se Pol: The Last Days of Parvis Karimpour</b>
  • <em>Best Dramatic Feature:</em> <b>Imagine I'm Beautiful</b>
  • <em>Best Foreign Feature:</em> <b>Late Spring</b>
  • <em>Best Documentary:</em> <b>Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo</b>
  • <em>Best Music Documentary:</em> <b>The Sax Man</b>
  • <em>Best Documentary Short:</em> <b>The Apothecary</b>
  • <em>Best Dramatic Short:</em> <b>Without Fire</b>
  • <em>Best Global Short:</em> <b>Door God</b>
  • <em>Best Comedy Short:</em> <b>Bulimia: The Musical</b>
  • <em>Best Animated Short:</em> <b>Rabbit and Deer</b>
  • <em>Best Experimental Short:</em> <b>Virtuos Virtuell</b>
  • <em>Best of IndieYouth:</em> <b>Slender: The Film</b>
  • <em>Best of Arizona:</em> <b>Lapse: Confessions of a Slot Machine Junkie</b>

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Stay tuned for Festival line-up!

Thank you to the record number of indie filmmakers from 40 countries around the world who submitted films to the 2015 Arizona International Film Festival. The Selection Committee will be announcing the Festival finalists next week so stay tuned!

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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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!”

Congratulations Alamos!

Festival Internacional De Cine Álamos Mágico, our sister festival in Mexico, begins her 5th year of showcasing exciting Spanish language films to their community. For more info, click here.

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 arizonafilmfestival@gmail.com for reservations. Filmmakers will be available April 10 thru 24, 2015.

Volunteers needed for the 2015 Film Festival

Are you interested in behind-the-scenes work for the 2015 Arizona International Film Festival? Volunteers are needed for event planning, marketing, promotions, design, merchandise, office work, and much more. E-mail arizonafilmfestival@gmail.com and find out how you can be involved.

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 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.