2021 Arizona International Film Festival Screenings at MSA Annex

Wednesday, April 14 - Tuesday, April 20 | 7:30 pm -10:00 pm
Wednesday, April 14 - Tuesday, April 20 | 7:30 pm -10:00 pm


Five screenings at MSA Annex: April 14, 15, 18, 19, 20

12 Days of Online and Outdoor Screenings

MSA Annex is at 267 S. Avenida del Convento in the Mercado District

The 29th Arizona International Film Festival, the oldest film celebration in Arizona, will premiere a diverse program of new works representing 18 countries from April 14 through April 25.  Screenings will be online and outdoors at various sites in downtown Tucson. 

The Festival will open with an outdoor screening of the Arizona-made film, “Dustwun,” at the MSA Annex Festival Grounds on Wednesday, April 14, admission $10. Directed by Genevieve Anderson, “Dustwun” is a fable about one of the most contentious and troubling challenges of our time – immigration and the Wall. Click here for tickets and more info.

Further screenings at the Annex include “After So Many Days” by Jim Hanft & Samantha Yonack and the short “In the Same Direction: Jeff Pifher & Socrates Trial” by Alexander Craven on Thursday, April 15 (tickets and more info here); and “Lust For Gold: A Race Against Time” by Robert May on Sunday April 18, with tickets and more info here.

On Monday April 19 the popular “Arizona Shorts” program features a diverse collection of short films by Arizona filmmakers, tickets and info here. And on Tuesday, April 20, the Festival screens a double bill of the border-crossing documentary “Missing In Brooks County” by local filmmaker Lisa Molomot & Jeff Bemiss, and the the 13 minute “The Marker” by Katie Green & Will Francome (tickets and more info here).

Admission is $10 for all programs, and all screenings are at 7:30.

The Festival theme of “Bridging Cultures” will provide a way to share images and voices from diverse cultures by showcasing the very best in independent cinema to Arizona audiences.  Films from Argentina, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom will be featured.

The Festival always produces exciting surprises, challenging subject matter and a bountiful repertoire of films you won’t find anywhere else. Many of the films screened go on to win prestigious awards including Oscars and national recognition.

Since 1990, the Festival has shown more than 2900 films from 96 countries around the world to more than 164,000 film lovers of all ages.

 Ticket/Pass Prices:

  • $60 All Access Pass for 12 days of screenings, workshops and special events
  • $10 for outdoor screenings;  $8 for online screenings 

Advance Festival passes and Opening Night tickets can be purchased here

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The Arizona International Film Festival is a project of the Arizona Media Arts Center, a non-profit organization that champions independent filmmaking.