TONIGHT ONLY: Two Must-See Docs about Artists
At 6pm, MexMan, a revealing doc about a young artist/filmmaker striving to complete his first feature film. Filmmaker Josh Polon and MexMan himself, Germán Alonso, will be attending to answer your questions.
At 8pm, LATE BLOSSOM BLUES, a testament to a hard working Bluesman, who never wavered from his passion and waited 70 years to finally live his dream. Filmmaker Wolfgang Pfoser-Almer will skype in from Vienna, Austria to answer audience questions.
Also a live performance by Tom Walbank, an Arizona Blues Hall of Fame inductee.
Welcome to the 2018 Arizona International Film Festival
Staying true to its mission of showcasing independent film, the Arizona International Film Festival has exhibited over 2,700 films representing 90 countries to over 156,000 patrons in southern Arizona. And now, we are honored to select more exciting and innovative films from around the world for Arizona audiences.
United States 2018, 89 min.
Germán Alonso is a young artist and filmmaker striving to complete his first feature film, while plagued by the ghost of a long-lost love and a battle... more ›
Austria 2017, 90 min.
Born in 1932 in rural segregated Mississippi, Blues- and Gospel singer Leo "Budâ" Welch has been a poor man all his life, working hard in the cotton... more ›
Read 2018 Filmmaker Interviews in our ZINE!
Check out our ZINE! New interviews with 2018 participating filmmakers are now being posted. Enjoy the interviews with the directors of Three Wishes (China), Rodents of Unusual Size (USA), The DMZ (South Korea), Lost & Found (Ireland) and A Sniper's War (Ukraine). Thank you to our Asian Cinema consultant, Andy Marco, based in Shanghai, for conducting these interviews.
Festival events will stream live on Facebook
All filmmaker panels on Saturday and Sunday at 11am will stream live on Facebook so if you can't attend, you can watch from the comfort of your home. An added bonus this year will be the streaming of Q&A sessions by visiting filmmakers after the screening of their films.
Celebrating Short Films
Join a band of filmmakers who have made short films an art on Sunday, April 22, 11am at The Screening Room, 127 East Congress. Moderated by Irish filmmaker Liam O Mochain (Lost & Found), the panel will include Craig Dean Devine and Colleen Donovan (Levi), Sevgi Cacina (Ghosted), Anita Abbasi (Mariah ¡que baile!) and Howon Kim (Jungmin's Adult Comics). Panel will stream live on Facebook.
Connect with International Filmmakers
Join international filmmakers Liam O Mochain (Lost & Found), In-chun Oh (The DMZ Zone), and Alessandro Molatore (My Tourette's) in a lively discussion about the ups and downs of indie filmmaking on Saturday, April 21, 11am at The Screening Room, 127 East Congress. Panel will stream live on Facebook.
Best of Arizona
Congrats to the Arizona International Film Festival for being selected the 8th Best Festival in Arizona. Only Film Festival in the list of 15 Festivals and the highest ranked Festival in Tucson. Click here to see list.
Partner with the Arizona International Film Festival
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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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