We seek to create an internationally renowned film festival. We are able to rely on the collaboration of the two countries to provide wider coverage of cultural events, where we look to encourage more citizens to participate in the many activities we will sponsor, like film competitions.
All of this will promote the art of cinematography between our cities, both of which have a history of internationally famous actors who have visited and made motion pictures in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora.
The Santa Cruz County International Film Festival is an annual event that is held every October in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora. It is a grassroots effort that is driven by a core group of volunteers who are passionate about movies and filmmaking, the rich history of cinematography in Santa Cruz County and the incredible potential that visual arts hold as a force of change in this region.
The Santa Cruz County International Film Festival is a celebration.
We celebrate the beautiful scenery of the San Rafael Valley and other scenic locales in Santa Cruz County, Arizona that have provided picturesque vistas for more than 100 major motion pictures.
We celebrate not only the history of filmmaking in Santa Cruz County, but the present-day visual art that interprets and shares various facets of life on our international border with Mexico.
And we celebrate the history, people, cultures, art and other areas of fascination that are unique to this portion of the world.
We welcome you to join us!