Submissions are now closed!

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!

BUT, you will have to wait until next year. Submissions for the 2018 Phoenix Film Festival are now closed. Selections will be announced mid-February 2018.

Submissions for the 2019 Phoenix Film Festival will open in August 2018.

  • 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"