Arizona’s Premiere Film Festival

october 19-22

Accepting submissions for 2023 now!


The Mesa International Film Festival welcomes participation from industry veterans, students and everyone in between. It’s a unique event that is a true celebration of filmmaking in downtown Mesa. We host filmmakers and attendees from around the world for 4 days of film, art and fun.

over 200 films

What gives the Mesa International Film Festival life is the variety of films from around the world. From shorts and documentaries to music videos, there is something for every filmmaker and film lover to enjoy!

four days of film, art & fun!

one-of-a-kind experience

Mesa Film Festival participants are given the opportunity to learn about various aspects of filmmaking and network with industry professionals. Topics may include but are not limited to writing, cinematography, casting, entertainment law and marketing.

The Mesa Film Festival offers mentoring sessions that provide participants with the opportunity to sit down one-on-one with industry professionals.