Mesa International Film Festival Returns to Downtown Mesa

This weekend the Mesa International Film Festival returns to downtown Mesa. Activities kick off on Thursday, Dec. 1st from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Benedictine University with speakers Joanne Williams and Matthew Earl Jones discussing the advantages of filming in Arizona and concluding with Oscar winner (and Mesa native) Troy Kostur giving a keynote address moderated by Hitesh Patel of Voyager Entertainment.

Over 200 films from around the globe will screen over the weekend culminating in an awards brunch on Sunday, Dec. 4. All screenings will take place at ASU's MIX Center while filmmaker networking events will be held at local businesses in downtown Mesa including Chupacabra Taproom, Oro Brewing and Jarrod's Coffee, Tea and Gallery. Tickets and/or badges are required to attend screenings/events and can be purchased online or at the event Box Office. For more information visit,

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