January 2016 – How to Start a Film Project

Happy New Year Everyone! On behalf of the new Independent Film Arizona’s Board I want to wish everyone a very successful 2016. We have an exciting year ahead of us and we would love to start it the best way possible. Our next meeting is Tuesday, January 5th at...

IFA Board and Volunteers

Independent Film Arizona is a forum created for filmmakers and actors to come together, to learn from one another and to collaborate on projects. We believe that independent filmmaking is a collaborative process and films are made by teams of people not individuals....

IFA Documentary Workshop – Production Basics

Evan Grae Davis – It’s A Girl Director Cameras, Use of Artificial and Natural Light       Bret Primack – Pima Community College instructor Smart Phone Filming and DIY Equipment       Rogelio Camarillo – Actor and Audio...

Top Ten Tips for Marketing Your Independent Film

by C. Raboin 1. A Plan. Focus your limited time, efforts, and funds on efforts that make sense for your specific film. Develop marketing themes, images, and a tagline (your brand) and start marketing before you start production. Particularly for your first film,...

November 2015 – Actors

Independent Film Arizona’s November 3rd Actor’s Meeting (7:00 PM Connect, 33 South Fifth Avenue in Tucson) will feature a panel of experienced actors and acting instructors discussing how to succeed as an actor in Southern Arizona (including a comparison...

October 2015 – The Future of Film

Independent Film Arizona meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm at Connect Coworking (33 S Fifth Avenue) in Tucson. On Tuesday, October 6, our next meeting will feature The Future of Film. Equipment, Production, and Distribution. Being an independent film...

Top Ten Tips on Documentary Filmmaking

by C. Raboin 1. Entertain. The primary purpose of documentary filmmaking is to educate or inform. However, the first rule of documentary filmmaking is that you need to entertain or engage. As they say on Southwest Airlines, you have a lot of choices when you fly, so...

2015 Arizona Film Competition Awards

Greg Castro, a BFA film student at the University of Arizona, won the $1,000 prize for Best Film in Independent Film Arizona’s 2015 Arizona Film Competition for his short On Vacation Waiting to Die. Ina Shivack won the award for Best Actor for her lead role in...