The team behind the Phoenix Film Festival presents the Peoria Film Fest.

For over 20 years, the Phoenix Film Foundation has been a leading non-profit arts organization that celebrates film by bringing the art of film from all over the world to Arizona film-lovers. With over 400 screenings annually, the Foundation presents feature films, documentaries, foreign films, shorts and artistic cinematic works from both emerging and seasoned filmmakers at the yearly Phoenix Film Festival at Harkins Scottsdale 101 and at other film related events throughout the valley.

The Phoenix Film Foundation is proud to present the 5th annual PEORIA FILM FEST! After a success first year with a fully curated program, the festival is excited to continue bringing excellent independent film to Phoenix's west valley.

Set at the beautifully renovated Harkins Arrowhead Fountains 18, The Phoenix Film Foundation brings its expertise to the Peoria Film Fest. Join us for a celebration of film in Peoria, Arizona -- the 9th largest city in Arizona and one of the fastest-growing cities in the Southwestern U.S.!

The Peoria Film Fest is held all in one place making your festival experience that much more fun!

No schlepping from venue to venue, all screenings are at the Harkins Arrowhead Fountains 18 theatre with the ticket center right inside the theatre making your festival experience as easy and relaxed as possible!

Plus, Harkins Arrowhead Fountains is located within the P83 entertainment district, ensuring great entertainment and dining options... when you're not in the theatre, of course.

Awards will be presented in Features and Shorts categories with a trophy.

1. Feature Films must be at least 60 minutes and Short Films must be under 25 minutes to be considered. All films must be made in the US by US filmmakers.

2. "Family Friendly Features" category submissions must be at least 60 minutes in length. Content must be suitable for audiences of all ages and must not contain adult oriented content including but not limited to: drug use, language, sexual content, and/or violence.

3. I have read, understood and complied with all eligibility requirements of the categories for which I would like this film to be considered and to the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true.

a- This film is not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.

b- I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival and its Competition and understand that the Festival holds the right to screen my film for Festival screening and promotional purposes and to extract clips from this film for promotional purposes. I understand this may include online streaming of clips on Festival or Festival sponsor sites.

c- I understand that the Peoria Film Fest ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation (“Foundation” are not responsible for any type of damage to or loss of the print during screenings, at any other time during the course of the Festival, while the film is in the Festival’s possession or while en route to or from the Festival, and I release The Phoenix Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation from any and all liabilities regarding damage to or loss of the print while en route to/from the Festival or while it is in their possession.

d- Should this film win an award (“Award”) at the Peoria Film Fest, I am authorized and/or empowered by all parties legally representing this film to name the individual(s) listed on the Designation List (to be received upon notice of selection to Festival) to receive any and all award(s).

e. In the event the designated party is unable to attend the awards ceremony, I understand that the director and/or producer of the film as listed in the credits of the film shall accept any and all awards in their stead.

f. If selected as a participant in the Festival, television ready media clips of the film must be provided by the date provided on notice of selection if requested.

g. If selected as a participant I will deliver the film in format requested by deadline set at time of acceptance.

Overall Rating
  • Faye Brenner

    I was unable to attend but they were so nice and accommodating during the time leading up. My family emergency kept me away but I’m pleased and honored to have been selected. I’ll be back

    October 2023
  • Gin Selfridge

    We had a great time at the Peoria Film Festival. Communication leading up to the weekend was prompt and helpful. Everyone we met at the festival was nice and supportive. It was a great experience.

    October 2022
  • This fest is a celebration of independent film run by people who truly love independent film. Our experience over the three nights was excellent. Jason and team have brought the same magic and mojo from the Phoenix Film Festival to the Arrowhead Harkins 18 in Peoria. Great venue, lovely AZ weather, lots of restaurants close by- it's going to be a yearly thing for us now.

    October 2019
  • Kate Haug

    Great festival with excellent programming. Communication was clear and inviting. The Peoria Film Festival is organized and well-run.

    October 2019