2023 Festival Dates Announced
The 31st Arizona International Film Festival, the oldest film celebration in Arizona, will run April 29 to April 30, 2023 at The Screening Room (downtown), the Mercado Annex (westside), the Historic Hotel Congress, and several other venues throughout Tucson. Remaining true to the independent spirit, the Arizona International Film Festival is a venue for independent filmmakers in search of an independent audience. Submissions are now open on filmfreeway.com
Welcome to the 31st Arizona International Film Festival
Staying true to its mission of showcasing independent film, the Arizona International Film Festival has exhibited over 3,200 films representing 100 countries to over 172,000 patrons in southern Arizona. And now, the 31st edition will select more exciting and innovative films from around the world for Arizona audiences.
Submissions Open for 2023 Festival
The 31st Arizona International Film Festival is now accepting new and innovative independent films of all lengths in narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental categories to be part of our 2023 festival. We proudly accept entries on FilmFreeway, the world's #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests. Earlybird deadline is January 10, 2023 and the regular deadline is January 30, 2023. You can now submit your film thru filmfreeway.com
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Volunteers needed for the 31st Arizona International Film Festival
Are you interested in working behind-the-scenes for the 2023 Arizona International Film Festival in Tucson? Volunteers are needed for event planning, marketing, promotions, design, production, merchandise, office work, and much more. Contact us at email@example.com and find out how you can be involved.
And the Winners are ...
Congratulations to Megan Stacey (Balloon Animal) for winning the Panavision Award for Best Cinematography in a US Feature. The winning cinematographer has won the use of a Panavision camera package, valued at $60,000, for their next feature production. The 2022 Awards for Best of Category Awards, Special Jury Awards and Merit Awards will be announced on May 1 at 8pm
Support INDIE FILM with a donation
Your donation will help us bring Filmmakers to Tucson for our 2023 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.
Panavision Award Finalists Announced
The Arizona International Film Festival and Panavision are pleased to announce the finalists for the Panavision Award for Best Cinematography in a US Feature. Bo Bilstrup (Swamp Lion), Tiffany Coleman (Love Gods from Planet Zero), Irvin Y. Liu (Dealing with Dad) and Megan Stacey (Balloon Animal). The winner will be announced during the Zoom panel “Painting with Light” on Saturday, April 30.
Read Insightful Filmmaker Interviews in our ZINE!
Check out our ZINE! Insightful interviews with some of our award-winning festival filmmakers. Enjoy the interviews with the directors of Dustwun (USA), Hell of a Heartache (USA), Ondine (Poland), Jump The Fence (USA), Whores on Film (USA), My Dinner with Werner (USA), Kite (China), and the cinematographer from She's In Portland (USA). Thanks to our Zine editor, Andy Marco, based in Shanghai, for conducting these interviews.
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