The Prescott Film Festival's mission is to support independent film and provide the community with cultural events that entertain, inspire, and inform while supporting independent and critically acclaimed films and filmmakers from around the world.

The Prescott Film Festival is excited to announce our 9th annual festival which will take place June 8-16 on the campus of Yavapai College. We screen in the newly remodeled 800 seat Yavapai College Performing Arts Center with HD projection, Myers Sound, ànd fantastic views from our upstairs VIP lounge. Q & A's follow most screenings and we also try to have a short film proceed each feature. Additionally we work to create at least three shorts programs. Prescott is located at an elevation of 5,200 feet above sea level in the midst of the largest stand of Ponderosa pines in the U.S. hiking trails surround the area, along with lakes for canoeing, golf, museums and an historic downtown that would make the perfect locations for your next film. Join us for nine days of films in one of the most beautiful areas in Arizona.

Prescott Film Festival seeks to present "Movies That Move You" and over our 9 year history we have earned a reputation for showing an outstanding selection of films. We also seek to provide an excellent experience for our filmmakers who attend. Filmmakers receive an all-access pass that gets them into all the films, workshops, seminars, after-parties with live music and the awards party. Additionally film makers are the stars throughout the festival and in the VIP Lounge where snacks and beverages keep you going! Some complimentary lodging accommodations are also available.

Best Narrative Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film

1. Screeners must be submitted via secure, password protected Vimeo links.
2. No revised screeners will be accepted once the entry has been made.
3. Films that are commercially available by streaming or on DVD at the time of submission are not eligible.
4. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Overall Rating
  • Paul Barnes

    The Prescott Film Festival was an excellent experience for us. Lovely and welcoming people were in charge. Very receptive and warm audience response to our film. Communication was a little rocky and slow about details of projection requirements and details about the change in venue for an outdoor screening of The Rounders. We got lost going there though a student helped us find it, but a staff member or volunteer should have led us there. But overall a very good experience. And Prescott itself is a great place to visit and explore.

    August 2018
  • Nick Gapp

    Some of the film days could have been tightened up a little for improving the pacing. But that's from the perspective of someone who went to every day of films. So when I'm talking about the quality, it's more so on pacing. Also, to jazz it up I would love to see a horror film at a fastival like this. Psycho was great, but I'd love to see a modern indie or feature film ine horror, thriller genre.

    July 2018
  • Albert Fry Jr.

    Thanks so much for the recognition, and the awesome screening of our short, "A Bitter Reckoning"! And thanks for the nomination for 'Best Narrative Short, Jury Prize'!! A wonderful festival, with wonderful people! :-)

    June 2018
  • Judith Eisenberg

    I felt so welcome and so appreciated at the Prescott film festival. All the staff were so welcoming and warm. Great audiences!!!

    June 2018
  • Steve Anderson

    I absolutely loved the Prescott Film Festival! It's a wonderfully-run, relaxed and classy event. You couldn't ask for a more beautiful setting or a more professional and welcoming staff. And the audiences were terrific. I'll be back next year...whether a film of mine is selected or not. Can't wait! Thanks to everyone at the festival for a lovely experience!

    June 2018