The 2018 Southern Arizona Film Festival
Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21

The 2018 Festival packs Workshops, Reception, Film Screenings, Industry Panel, Student Film Critique, Q and A session with Gene Rudolf and, of course, the Live-Streamed Awards Ceremony, into two huge Festival Days at Willcox Historic Theater in Willcox, Arizona.


Workshop 9:00 am – 12:00 noon - Ralph Score - Media Wizard’s Production 101 Workshop – a fun-filled, fast-paced 3 hour session about equipment, techniques, personnel and best practice fundamentals to help you jump into the world of media production. The workshop covers the who, what, why, when and where of video, sound, lighting and editing as used in media production.

Workshop 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Ralph Score - Media Wizard’s Production 102 Workshop – Hands on practical application workshop featuring camera techniques, sound recording, lighting and production.

Limited spaces (15) available Contact to register. 

Reception 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Informal opportunity to rub elbows with our special guests, fellow film-makers, and Festival Directors, and enjoy the free refreshments. 


Student Films will screen from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, followed by a question and answer session with special guest Gene Rudolf. 4:30 brings the student film critique session open to entrants only, at which Gene Rudolf will discuss his observations of the Festival’s student films.

Indie Films will screen from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Festival Staff will count votes for the Audience Favorites Award, in preparation for the Awards and Recognition Ceremony Live-Streamed on Facebook, starting at 8:30 pm.

Willcox Historic Theater is located at 134 N Railroad Ave in the center of Willcox's Railroad Avenue Historic District. Built in 1937 in the Southwest Art Deco style, it is being restored and operated by the non-profit Willcox Historic Theater Preservation, Inc.

There are five restaurants and four wine-tasting rooms within walking distance of the Theater.

Call 520-766-3335 for more information on the Southern Arizona Independent Film Festival.