• Given
  • Hunting Pignut
  • The Sounding
  • Bombshell
  • City of Joy
  • Forbidden Cuba
  • Halfway to Zen
  • Kate Can't Swim
  • Landscapes
  • Man in the Camo Jacket
  • Passing the Torch
  • The Realm of Deepest Knowing
  • The West and the Ruthless


AND VIOLET premieres tonight

Paul Gray came all the way from Scotland to the hot desert of Tucson to have his first-ever public screening of And Violet. Come on down to The Screening Room tonight at 7:30pm and cheer him on!!

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.

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Playing Today

  • Skin Deep

    Skin Deep

    Lulu Jiang
    United States 2016, 5 min.

    Skin Deep by Lulu Jiang is a film that fuses live action and illustration to explore a layered romance about tattoos and their power to... more ›

  • Jongo Fever

    Jongo Fever

    Katia Lund and Lili Fialho
    Brazil 2016, 64 min.

    It is said that Jongo was conceived in Angola but was born in the Paraiba coffee plantations of Brazil. The Afro-Brazilian rhythms and dance of Jongo... more ›

  • And Violet

    And Violet

    Paul Gray
    Scotland 2017, 95 min.

    A coming of age drama about the interwoven and unravelling lives of teenage daughter Violet, her adoptive Mum and her birth Mum. When Violet and her adoptive... more ›

  • Guilt


    Marton Jelinko
    Finland 2016, 94 min.

    In order to find out about the disappearance of his sister Tomas joins a criminal gang. Tomas is trying not to blink when he watches the brutalities, but the... more ›

Daily Schedule

Thursday, April 27

Jongo Fever

The Grand Piano, Jongo Fever

6:00pm: The Screening Room


And Violet

7:30pm: The Screening Room



Guilt, Skin Deep

9:30pm: The Screening Room


Full Schedule >

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Encore Screening of GIVEN

Exciting news!!  GIVEN, the opening night sold-out film, will have an encore screening on Sunday, April 30, 11am at The Screening Room downtown. This stunningly visual documentary is a film not-to-be missed.

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.  

GIVEN hits it out of the park

Congratulations to the GIVEN filmmakers for a standing only screening to open the 2017 Arizona International Film Festival. The crowd was buzzing so keep a watch out for an encore screening.

2017 Films Selected

The Selection Committee has released their selection of films including 26 features and 70 shorts from 19 countries for screening at the 26th anniversary Arizona International Film Festival.  The Selection Committee praised the quality and diversity of the record number of films submitted this year. Congratulations filmmakers!

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 arizonafilmfest@yahoo.com 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 arizonafilmfest@yahoo.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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