The Arizona Sunburn Film Festival is a festival celebrating films including; music videos, short and feature length narrative and documentary, that were shot in Arizona.

The Film of the Festival award will be issued to the film, picked by our panel, chosen to represent the best overall cinematic experience.

To be eligible for the festival a film will need to have been completed within the previous calendar year to the festival, and preferably have been shot in Arizona. In other words, the festival is held in July and the film was completed in January the previous year, or later, it is eligible for the festival.

Any genre of film will be considered including, short films, music videos, features in narrative or documentary format.

Overall Rating
  • MJ Watz

    Very supportive and kind community.

    October 2018
  • I attended Sunburn last year as audience, this year as selected film. The Screening Room is a charming venue to show your work and meet other filmmakers. Our films sound and projection were excellent. The festival organizers are very responsive and hospitable. If you get the chance to submit, it's a wonderful experience.

    August 2018
  • Pierre GAFFIÉ

    Though I couldn't attend (with our short "Constance, a symphony of kisses"), the festival's organisation was very good and safe.

    August 2018
  • Luis Villamizar

    We're grateful for the awesome experience at Arizona Sunburn Film Fest 2018 as attending filmmakers with our documentary film Bikelantis. A BIG Thank you to Clif Holland for selecting Bikelantis and The Screening Room for hosting the festival. Thanks Sunburn!

    July 2018
  • Excellent festival, lovely venue in Tucson's theater district, very supportive of local and low-budget filmmaking. Highly recommended; thank you so much for the Arizona premiere of 13 MYSTERIES!

    July 2018