• <i>Festival Grand Prize - </i>Itu Ninu (Where the corn fields are)
  • <i>Best Dramatic Feature - </i>The Ballad of a Hustler
  • <i>Best Foreign Feature - </i>Suppressed
  • <i>Best First Feature - </i>Flashlight
  • <i>Best Action Feature - </i>The Man With the Silver Case
  • <i>Best Horror Feature - </i>Welcome to Kittytown
  • <i>Best Short Feature - </i>Ana Paula
  • <i>Best Documentary - </i>Interpreters Wanted
  • <i>Best Environmental Documentary - </i>Giants Rising
  • <i>Best Short Documentary - </i>Hive
  • <i>Best Dramatic Short - </i>What You Left in the Ditch
  • <i>Best Foreign Short - </i>Wandering Memories
  • <i>Best Indigenous Short - </i>NIGIQTUQ  (The South Wind)
  • <i>Best Comedy Short - </i>Chairs
  • <i>Best Experimental Short - </i>Demi-Goddesses</b>
  • <i>Best Animated Short - </i>Bug Diner
  • <i>Best Short Short - </i>The Lure
  • <i>Best of Arizona - </i>10ft Down
  • <i>Sam Polito Award for Best of Arizona Short - </i>Room 107
  • <em>Best of IndieYouth - </em>Savonette
  • <i>Special Jury Award for Bridging Cultures - </i>The Other
  • <i>Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking - </i>The Diamond Couple
  • <i>Special Jury Award for Activist Filmmaking - </i>Rhino Man
  • <i>Special Jury Award for Best Performance to - </i>Fanny Ardant for My Motherland
  • <i>Special Jury Award for Outstanding Cinematography - </i>Will Goldenberg, Owen Bissell, Fabian Aquirre for Giants Rising
  • <em>Jury Award for Creative Achievement - </em>Dawn of Melancholy: A Birthday Soliloquy
  • <em>Jury Award for Creative Achievement - </em>Dragonfly
  • <em>Jury Award for Creative Achievement - </em>Games People Play
  • <em>Jury Award for Creative Achievement - </em>Harlem Fragments
  • <em>Jury Award for Creative Achievement - </em>Inside
  • <em>Jury Award for Creative Achievement - </em>Some Kind of Heavenly Fire
  • <em>Jury Award for Creative Achievement - </em>Tennis, Oranges
  • 2024 Arizona International Film Festival


Congrats to the 2024 Award Winners!

Congrats to the 31 winning films from 10 countries (Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Palestine, United Kingdom and USA) who were recognized  for their excellence. 

Welcome to the 32nd Arizona International Film Festival

Staying true to its mission of showcasing independent film, the Arizona International Film Festival has exhibited over 3,300 films representing 100 countries to over 176,000 patrons in southern Arizona. And now, the 32nd edition will select more exciting and innovative films from around the world for Arizona audiences.

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Support INDIE FILM with a donation

Your donation will help us bring Filmmakers to Tucson for our 2024 Festival and into Arizona classrooms with our Festival in the Schools (FITS) program. Visiting Festival Filmmakers help to enrich the lives of Arizonans by bridging cultures when they share their talent, expertise, and knowledge with audiences and students. Please go to https://www.azgives.org/AZFilmFest to donate.

Congrats to the IndieYouth winners!

Congrats to the 6 award-winning films from 4 countries (France, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and USA) who were recognized  for their excellence. Way to go, IndieYouth! Click here for the list of winners.

Samuel Bronston: A Great Man of Cinema

Samuel: Hollywood vs. Hollywood screened at The Screening Room on April 22 to an attentive audience. Samuel Bronston created in Spain a parallel Hollywood much bigger than the Californian one and that provoked the wrath of an industry that ended up devouring and destroying him. Film director Juan Antonio Tirado travelled from Spain to be in attendance with Bronston's grown-up kids.

Give Peace a Chance!

An excited audience attended an eye-opening program about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at The Screening Room on Sunday, April 21. The program included a screening of the provocative documentary, THE OTHER, followed by a lively discussion with the filmmaker and Israeli Palestinian participants from the film. As a bonus, there was a live music performance by System Ali.

Opening Night Celebration

Opening Night was a remarkable evening of Native American music, film and culture at the outdoor Mercado venue. Honorary Chair Jon Santaanta Proudstar was on hand to sign his Tribal Force comic book while award-winning Tony Redhouse entranced the audience with an incredible native flute performance. Crowning the night was the film premiere of Cafe Daughter by Mohawk filmmaker, Shelley Niro.  Based on real events, a mother hides her children's Cree identity to save them from the fate of their suppressed indigenous ancestry and give them a better life. Good vibes from a happy audience has set the tone for the Festival.

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 Ramada Inn, our official Festival hotel, located on the modern streetcar line; the Downtown  Clifton with its stylish Sonoran Moderne ambiance; the Graduate Tucson with its14th-story rooftop restauarnt and pool, and the historical Hotel Congress, which housed and aided in the arrest of infamous bank robber John Dillinger,   Each hotel features discounted rates for anyone attending the Arizona International Film Festival. Click here for more information and rates.

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