Welcome to the 2013
Arizona International Film Festival

Staying true to its mission of showcasing independent film, the Arizona International Film Festival has exhibited over 2,120 films representing 80 countries to over 132,000 patrons in southern Arizona. And in April 2013, the Festival will celebrate its 22nd year of showcasing the very best in independent cinema. So circle

April 12-28, 2013

on your calendars and bookmark this website for the latest in festival information.

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Call for Independent Films

We are now accepting new and innovative independent films to be part of the 22nd Arizona International Film Festival. You can submit your film to withoutabox.com:

Click here for Submission Guidelines.

Finalists will be screened during the 2013 Festival scheduled for April 12-28 in Tucson, Arizona and communities in southern Arizona. Submissions will be accepted through February 2nd, 2013 in the categories of narrative and documentary features, documentary, dramatic, comedy, experimental & animation shorts. Click here and see the list of winning films from the 2012 Festival.

Kudos to our 2012 films Girl Model, Two Americans, Money and Medicine, and Love Free or Die (pictured above). Watch for these films on your television screen or at a theater near you.

A special shout out to the winner of the 2012 Arizona International Film Festival Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking, Inocente, for their Oscar nod in the "Best Documentary Short Subject" category.


Call for Works by Young Filmmakers

The Arizona International Film Festival is looking for works by young filmmakers (18 and under) to be featured in our IndieYouth program. Beginning November 8th, 2012, submissions will be accepted through withoutabox.com

Filmmakers in the Schools

Attention librarians, writing and drama teachers, elementary teachers, CTE, media and photography teachers!  Would you like a filmmaker to visit your class? Email our Director of Education, Suzanne Borth, at education@filmfestivalarizona.com for reservations.  Filmmakers will be available April 12 thru 26, 2013.

Our Festival-in-the-Schools program (FITS) is celebrating 15 years of bringing together youth with visiting independent filmmakers. Click here to learn more about FITS.

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 contact Mia Schnaible at 520-401-4328 or email her at arizonafilmfest@yahoo.com or Click here for sponsorship opportunities.

Volunteers needed for the Film Festival

Are you interested in behind-the-scenes work for the 2013 Arizona International Film Festival? Volunteers are needed for event planning, marketing, design, production, merchandise, office work, selling advertising, and much more. Click here for a volunteer application or contact us at volunteers@filmfestivalarizona.com and find out how you can be involved.