8th Annual

The Loft Film Fest

November 08, 2017 to November 16, 2017

Film Market
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The Loft Cinema
3233 East Speedway Blvd.
Tucson AZ 85716
Phone: 520-322-5638

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Feature Film
Feature is 60 minutes or longer, of any genre
Short Film
Short Film is less than 60 minutes long, and with a production date of 2016 or 2017.


One ticket. No limits.

Celebrating its eighth year in 2017, The Loft Film Fest (located in beautiful Tucson, Arizona) is dedicated to showcasing the best independent, foreign and classic films, as well as celebrating the work of established and emerging directors, writers, producers and actors. The Loft Film Fest, through its eclectic and diverse programming, aims not only to expand the audience for cinema that challenges, inspires and entertains, but also to honor those artists whose talent and passion bring that cinema to life.


Described by Filmmaker Magazine as being “geared truly toward cinephiles of nearly every stripe,” and praised for its “phantasmagorical programming … and astute choice of guests,” The Loft Film Fest was created in 2010 as a showcase for the very best independent, foreign and classic cinema. For five days in November, The Loft Film Fest provides an intimate and unique setting for film fans to experience hand-selected festival favorites from Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, etc., and to meet internationally-renowned artists from the world of independent cinema.

Special guests of The Loft Film Fest have included acclaimed contemporary filmmakers such as Carlos Reygadas, Alex Cox, Chris Eyre, Larry McMurtry, Don Coscarelli, The Zellner Brothers, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kirby Dick and Richard Kelly; celebrated actors including Bruce Dern, Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Robert Carradine, Stacy Keach, Jon Lovitz, Udo Kier, Alfonso Arau, and Rita Moreno; and industry legends such as Roger Corman, recipient of the 2012 “Lofty Lifetime Achievement Award.”

The Loft Film Fest, produced by the award-winning, non-profit Loft Cinema (a member of the Sundance Art House Project and named “Best Movie Theatre in Tucson” by readers of the Tucson Weekly every year since 2003), is fiercely committed to continuing its tradition of bringing world-class film festival programming to Tucson, connecting audiences with artists and celebrating the unique spirit of independent cinema.

JJ Giddings (Festival Co-Director ) ; Jeff Yanc (Festival Co-Director) ; Mike Plante (Programming Consultant) ; Zach Breneman (Managing Director)

We accept all kinds of films, all genres, all lengths, with a production year of 2016 or 2017. Features are 60 minutes or longer, shorts are less than 60 minutes long.


Amber Kleefeld; Ben Mackey; Ben Mackey; Daniela Ontiveros; JJ Giddings (Operations Director ); Jeff Yanc (Program Director); Matt McCoy; Mike Plante; Nick Kelso; Zach Breneman (Deputy Director)


We accept all kinds of films, all genres, all lengths, with a production year of 2016 or 2017. Features are 60 minutes or longer, shorts are less than 60 minutes long.


I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree that to the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true; I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Loft Film Fest; I hold the Loft Film Fest harmless from damages to or loss of the film print en route due to improper containers or otherwise; The film is not subject to nor is threatened by any litigation; I acknowledge that ALL submission materials become the property of the Loft Film Fest; and that I accept all of the submission regulations stated herein.
By signing this document, you acknowledge the Loft Film Fest's right to copy any submitted material, and to utilize your performance and image for the 2017 Loft Film Fest.
I agree that I have secured all necessary rights for both picture and sound, and exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights including but not limited to music, images, and content. I further grant the 2017 Loft Film Fest the right to use clips from the film at the Festival or online for promotional and archival uses.