What A Show!!
Congrats to 2017 Arizona Film Fest filmmakers, volunteers, sponsors and audiences. 96 films, 20 countries, 12 days of indie bliss. Congrats to the 28 filmmakers from 10 countries that won awards. A record number of filmmakers attended their screenings as faraway as Vietnam and South Korea - what a great gathering of international talent.
Welcome to the 2017 Arizona International Film Festival
Staying true to its mission of showcasing independent film, the Arizona International Film Festival has exhibited over 2,600 films representing 90 countries to over 152,000 patrons in southern Arizona. And now, we are honored to select more exciting and innovative films from around the world for Arizona audiences.
This Sunday - Best of the Fest
Mexico 2017, 12 min.
10-year old Hector wants to 'fly,' like the voladores in his community. His single mother can't afford the costs, but Hector is determined to achieve his... more ›
United States 2016, 81 min.
Forbidden Cuba is a dramatic comedy shot guerrilla-style on location. It follows Gil Bigelow, an American middle manager sent by bosses on a covert... more ›
United States 2017, 93 min.
On a remote island off the coast of Maine, Liv, after years of silence, begins to weave a language out of Shakespeare's words. A driven neurologist, brought to... more ›
United States 2017, 17 min.
A man who lost his eyesight refuses to pity himself and becomes an adventure writer. An environmentally conscious chef changes the paradigm of sushi cuisine... more ›
Closing Night After Party at the Independent Distillery
Featuring Michael P. , a multi-instrumental, multi-genre musician who can make any audience happy and performs all over the United States and Southern Arizona playing rockabilly, blues, rock, folk, jazz and more; and Joel Ford, a drummer extraordinaire who is also adept on the guitar, washboard and other percussion instruments and can make music anywhere out of anything! Together they share a love of Americana, Olde Tyme, Blues, and Rag music.
Closing Night at the Rialto
A fun-filled evening of live music, performance and the world premiere of Tucson Hot Damn at The Rialto Theatre tonight at 7pm. Featuring Billy Sedlmayr, Flam Chen, Magic Kenny Bang Bang and the Golden Boots Tropical Trio. It is "The Tucson Happening." And then the Closing Night After Party at the Independent Distillery with music by Michael P. and Joel Ford. What a way to end the 2017 Fest.
A BIG Thank You!
Thank you to our IndieGogo contributors for Tucson Hot Damn: Emily Abrahams, David Aguirre, Anne Mayer Dalton, C. Elliot, Pat Engle, Catherine Fey, Alicia Foley, Jen Foley, Onnie Heaney, Claudia Jespersen, Ross Molberg, Linda Ray, Hugo Scalinger, Mia Schnaible, David Sewell, Joe and Beth Smith
Read All About It in ZINE
Check out ZINE, our new addition to the website, where you will be able to read in-depth interviews with some of the visiting filmmakers at the 2017 Film Festival. Thank you to our Asian Cinema consultant, Andy Marco for conducting these interviews from afar. Andrew is an MFA Cinema graduate from San Francisco State University, living in Shanghai, China and working with emerging Chinese filmmakers to find their cinematic voice.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for sponsorship opportunities.
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 email@example.com for reservations. Filmmakers will be available April 19 thru 28, 2017.
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.
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