Submissions are now open!

We're the festival that filmmakers love.  You've worked hard to make your film. Now it's time to share it with a great audience inside a beautiful theater and experience firsthand why MovieMaker Magazine calls us one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World!

  • The Phoenix Film Festival is pure heaven for any filmmaker!
    — Whitney Ransick, Director of "Misfire: The Rise and Fall of the Shooting Gallery"
  • The people of the Phoenix Film Festival seem to instinctively know what filmmakers need.
    — Eddie Jemison, Actor in Ocean's 11, 12, 13; Director of "King of Herrings"
  • The Phoenix Film Festival raised the bar for what a festival experience should be.
    — Juli Jackson, Director of "45 RPM"
  • The audiences were smart and engaged, and nearly every screening I attended was packed. The city and community in Phoenix really support their film festival.
    — Bay Dariz, Producer of "Welcome to Happiness"