The Prescott Film Festival is excited to announce our 11th annual festival which will take place June 5-13 on the campus of Yavapai College. Over our 11 year history the Prescott Film Festival has earned a reputation for screening an outstanding selection of films. We are committed to screening "Movies That Move You" while providing an excellent experience for our filmmakers who attend. Filmmakers receive an all-access pass that provides access to 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.

We screen in the spectacular 1000 seat Yavapai College Performing Arts Center equipped with 4K DCP projection and Dolby sound system. Q & A's follow most screenings and we also screen a short film proceeding each feature when possible. Additionally, we showcase both documentary and narrative shorts in our 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.

The Prescott Film Festival's mission is to engage our community through film related events that entertain, inspire, and inform while supporting independent and critically acclaimed films and filmmakers from around the world.

Best Narrative Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Documentary Feature 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
  • Wanjiru Njendu

    was really organized and communicative. They responded to emails very quickly. Very smooth process. Shared information about my film online as well and gave it more exposure. Was not able to attend but joined the Q&A via video chat which was very smoothly done. Great questions

    June 2019
  • While we unfortunately couldn't attend, we were pleased that the festival arranged a video Q&A for the screening of our film, and the communication was prompt and clear at all times. Very happy to participate in the festival!

    June 2019
  • Cyrus Neshvad

    Proud having my short in such a good festival !

    June 2019
  • 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