What's going on with the Arizona Student Film Festival?!?

We've got some good news and some bad news for you.

First the bad news: we will not be having an AZSFF this year. I know. We are sad too. We LOVE seeing all of the cool, interesting and creative films our Arizona students make!


That's because we are please to let you know of some awesome changes to the Arizona Student Film Festival. The Arizona Student Film Festival will be resuming in March, 2015 as a special event at the Phoenix Film Festival! Films that were eligible for this year will still be considered for next year. This change will give participants an opportunity to be part of a first-class event alongside films from around the world.  Your films will still be participating with only Arizona students, but now on a bigger stage.


Students whose films are selected for the new festival will receive two VIP Filmmaker passes to the Phoenix Film Festival which are valued at $250 each!

And that's not all!


the rest is a secret.

Be patient and keep working on your films. Because let me tell you, it will totally be worth your while!

Thank you for your enthusiasm and we hope to see you at the Phoenix Film Festival: March 26 - April 2, 2015!

Welcome to the Arizona Student Film Festival

Started in 2007, the Arizona Student Film Festival showcases the amazing filmmaking talents of Arizona students!

While we have been celebrating student film makers since 2007, we are proud to announce that for the first time, our student filmmakers will be a part of the Phoenix Film Festival, one of the largest film festivals in the Southwest.

Students in grade school and high school are invited to submit their short films

We are very proud of our student filmmakers and as part of the Phoenix Film Foundation, we are committed to educating the next generation of Arizona Filmmakers.

The Arizona Student Film Festival is a production of the Phoenix Film Foundation, the largest 501c3 non-profit film organization in the state of Arizona.

Our mission is to support and develop the artistic appreciation, educational opportunities and growth of independent film within Arizona. The Foundation’s primary functions through its programs are to promote the exhibition of independent films and conduct educational programs that teach the art of independent filmmaking.

Through our mission, the Phoenix Film Foundation operates the Phoenix Film Festival, the Arizona Student Film Festival, the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival, The Phoenix Film Society and IFP Phoenix which serves as our educational arm, presenting our Educational Outreach program for middle and high school students interested in film, Kids' Day at the Phoenix Film Festival for Arizona kids ages 3-13 and free film summer camps.