The Phoenix Film Festival was started in 2000 by 3 local filmmakers in an effort to get their films some local exposure. Twenty-four years and thousands of movies later, the festival has grown from a 3-day exhibition to an 11-day celebration of film with over 250 films, film making seminars, student workshops and parties. 

The Phoenix Film Festival has been named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals and recently earned a spot on MovieMaker’s 20 Great Film Festivals for First-Time Moviemakers. So, what are you waiting for?!? Come celebrate the silver screen and book your tickets NOW

Event Information 


The Phoenix Film Festival takes place April 4th – April 14th, 2024. 


The festival is held at Harkins Theatres Scottsdale 101, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The venue features multiple theaters, allowing for simultaneous screenings of different films throughout the event. 


Tickets for individual film screenings and festival passes are available for purchase in advance on the festival’s official website. Early ticket purchase is recommended, as popular screenings may sell out quickly. 

Film Screenings 

The Phoenix Film Festival screens a wide variety of films, including feature-length narratives, documentaries, short films, and student films. Attendees can watch films across various genres and themes, providing something for every film enthusiast. 

Special Events 

In addition to film screenings, the festival often features special events such as filmmaker Q&A sessions, panel discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities. These events allow attendees to engage with filmmakers, industry professionals, and fellow film enthusiasts. 


The Phoenix Film Festival presents awards to outstanding films and filmmakers in various categories, including Audience Choice Awards, Best Documentary Feature Best Narrative Feature, and Best Short Film.  


The festival is committed to making screenings and festival events accessible to all attendees. All screenings are fully accessible with ample designated parking, clearly marked ground level/no-step entry, wheelchair accessible seating, box office, concessions, restrooms and water fountains. Harkins also provides assisted listening devices free of charge. 

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