Harkins Theatres is one of North America's largest supporters of independent film and is the venue of choice for the most popular and prestigious film festivals in the Southwest. Harkins takes pride in cultivating social festival experiences that bring audiences and filmmakers together in celebration of independent, foreign and art film.

Phoenix Film Festival


The Phoenix Film Festival returns to the luxurious Harkins Scottsdale 101 for its 17th year. Arizona's largest film festival showcases amazing independent films and shorts.Whether you're looking for comedy, drama, documentary or something that defies labeling - we're excited to celebrate the art of film with you! Enjoy a week of screenings, events and special guests at the Phoenix Film Festival April 6 to April 13, 2017.

Sedona International Film Festival

deadcenter FILM FESTIVAL

Harkins Bricktown 16 is the home of the Deadcenter Film Festival. See the best in independent film and rub elbows with producers, directors, screenwriters and actors. Each year the festival features screenings, workshops and galas.  The next festival will be held June 10 to June 14, 2016.


Filmstock is a short-film festival that stretches over four cities including Tempe (Harkins Valley Art – December 4 to December 6). Each festival event has its own unique official selections, programming and venues, but films that win awards at any one of these events are eligible to be screened at the other three subsequent Filmstock Film Festival events, garnering more regional exposure to short films than any other festival.
Scottsdale Film Festival


The Scottsdale International Film Festival is the only local event dedicated to foreign film. For 14 seasons the Festival has offered 80,000+ attendees more than 400 films from 70 nations around the globe. The Festival routinely attracts the Best Foreign Language Film award winners and top Hollywood studio and independent artistic releases. The 15th season takes place at the Harkins Shea 14 Theatre and is set for October 6 to October 10, 2016.

Phoenix Jewish Film Festival


The Harkins Camelview will host the 16th Annual Jewish Film Festival. With films including some of Hollywood’s biggest stars along with other works of cinematic art sure to appeal to fans of many backgrounds and interests, the Jewish Film Festival is a must-attend. The next festival will be held February 14 to February 28, 2016.