Welcome to the Southern Arizona Independent Film Festival

2018 Festival on Saturday, April 21

Your opportunity to showcase and be recognized for your talent and hard work as an independent filmmaker.

The Southern Arizona Independent Film Festival is designed to solicit entries from all levels of experience, age groups and genre interests ensuring that opportunities are broadly available to anyone creating visual stories. Film types accepted include narrative fiction, non- fiction/documentary, animation and educational and films must be 15 minutes in length or less.

2018 Special Guest

Gene Rudolf : Art Director and Production Designer

Gene Rudolf has had an illustrious career in Hollywood as an Art Director and Production Designer working on pictures like Raging Bull with Robert De Niro , Three Days of the Condor and The Great Gatsby with Robert Redford, Trading Places with Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy, Author Author with Al Pacino, The Right Stuff with Sam Shepard and Superman with Christopher Reeve

Get your film on . . . at the Southern Arizona Independent Film Festival.

Did You Know . . .

Every great filmmaker found their start somewhere.

Peter Jackson

(“Lord of the Rings”, “King Kong”) was a 15-year-old experimenting with a Super 8 camera when he made “The Valley”, a time travel tale about four prospectors who battle for their lives in a world overrun by mythical beasts.

George Lucas

(“Star Wars”, “American Graffiti”) created several shorts with his first, “Look at Life” combining photos of the 1960′s cultural landscape, with a doomsday ending.

Francis Ford Coppola

(“The Godfather”, “Apocalypse Now”) made his debut with a re-edited Soviet space movie about a race to colonize Mars titled “Battle Beyond The Sun”.

Martin Scorsese

(“The Departed”, “Casino”, “GoodFellas”) was a student at NYU when he made his first short film “Vesuvius VI” set in ancient Rome. He fondly referred to it as his “Miniature Epic”.

Steven Spielberg

(“ET”, “Jaws”, “Raiders of the Lost Ark”) was only thirteen when he won a prize for a 40-minute war film he titled “Escape to Nowhere”. At sixteen, he wrote and directed his first feature film called “Firelight” which later inspired “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”.