Film Festivals

Film Festivals Around Arizona

Almost Famous Film FestivalAlmost Famous Film Festival

A3F Incorporated supports filmmaking in Arizona by providing film challenges and festivals that inspire its participants and the general public that view them.

Festival Months: February and October
Film Challenges Dates: Ongoing throughout the year

 

Arizona Student Film FestivalArizona Student Film Festival

The Arizona Student Film Festival is open to students that have produced films, videos, documentaries and animation anytime while the filmmaker attended a recognized Arizona public, charter, or private educational institution. Filmmakers may be expected to provide proof of school attendance before advancing. Films can be in the Microshort or Short categories.

Festival Month: January

 

IFP PhoenixIndependent Feature Project

After debuting with a program in the 1979 New York Film Festival, the nonprofit IFP has evolved into the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, and also the premier advocate for them. Since its start, IFP has supported the production of 7,000 films and provided resources to more than 20,000 filmmakers' voices that otherwise might not have been heard. IFP believes that independent films broaden the palette of cinema, seeding the global culture with new ideas, kindling awareness, and fostering activism.

Film Challenges: Ongoing

 

Horror and Sci-Fi Film FestivalInternational Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival

The International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival is Arizona’s largest genre Film Festival featuring competition and showcase films from both the Horror and Sci-Fi genres from all over the world. Our goal is to bring the freshest new films and emerging talent within the Horror & Sci-Fi genres.

Festival Month: October

 

Jerome Indie Film and Music FestivalJerome Indie Film and Music Festival

We're the cool, eclectic film & music festival-party held in the world-famous ghost town of Jerome, Arizona every June. Once considered the wickedest town in the west and known as the most vertical city in America, the festival hopes to become known as the friendliest and most down to earth. We put the funk in festivals and defy definition. Join us great Indie films, music, parties and fun.

     Festival Month: June

 

Phoenix Film FestivalPhoenix Film Festival

The Phoenix Film Festival's mission is to promote the exhibition of works by filmmakers and conduct educational programs that teach the art of independent filmmaking.

    Festival Month: April

 

Prescott Film FestivalPrescott Film Festival & Series

Independent film has found a home in Prescott! With monthly screenings throughout the year and a large event in August, this festival is for the true lover of independent film.

Festival Month: August
Film Series Dates: Ongoing throughout the year

 

Scottsdale International Film FestivalScottsdale International Film Festival

The Scottsdale International Film Festival’s mission is to be the undisputed Arizona leader in the use of film to foster a meaningful understanding of the world’s cultures, lifestyles, religions, and ethnicities. This mission has grown more vital with each passing year.

Festival Month: October

 

Tucson Film and Music FestivalTucson Film and Music Festival

The Tucson Film & Music Festival celebrates the past, present and future of the Tucson, Arizona music and filmmaking scene. TFMF’s focus is on music-related content, as well as films and filmmakers with a connection to Arizona or the Southwest. The festival accepts documentaries, narrative features, shorts, and music videos.

Festival Month: October

 

Yuma Film FestivalYuma Film Festival

Yuma, Arizona has had a long and storied history with film making dating back to the early 1920's. Some of Hollywood's greatest stars such as John Wayne, Bob Hope, Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger have captured cinematic magic in and around Yuma. Join us in celebrating Yuma's history, promoting Yuma to the nation and celebrating those taking up the torch of film making.

Festival Month: April