Tucson Film and Music Festival
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 11, 2010
Tucson Arizona Music Scene

About the Tucson Film & Music Festival:

In the heart of the Southwest resides a dusty old pueblo full of musicians, filmmakers and bars. For the past 100 years, Tucson, Arizona has long been the backdrop and stage for the likes of John Dillinger, Lalo Guerrero, Pete Martinez, Linda Ronstadt , the Dusty Chaps, Ettore "Ted" DeGrazia, Green On Red, R. Carlos Nakai, Al Perry, Max Cannon, Howe Gelb and more. To celebrate the artistic talent that has emerged from Tucson, Upstairs Film hosts a festival that celebrates the great independent film and music in the Southwest.

The Tucson Film and Music festival launched in 2005, with a screening of the Tucson music documentary High and Dry, and the 20th anniversary of the Club Congress, the long running nightclub west of the Mississippi. 40+ local bands, many of whom were reuniting for the first time in years played the Labor Day weekend festivities and a new festival was born.

And so it began – a weekend in the heart of sunny downtown "Where film and music gets a suntan,” the Tucson Film and Music Festival invites filmmakers, musicians and their audience to connect to Arizona and the Southwest in the old Pueblo of Tucson.


"What People are saying about TFMF"

"To screen Stewart Summer at the Tucson Film & Music Festival was a great experience. It was especially gratifying to be included in a festival that featured so many outstanding music documentaries and films."

-- Thomas Britt, Documentary Filmmaker

"Tucson Film & Music Festival was an invaluable experience.   A great promotional tool and a huge boost for our film!   They really know music and booked our bands in terrific venues.  The festival's so well organized and the staff are friendly, efficient and knowledgeable.  I met and networked with other like-minded filmmakers.  Tucson's a great town for film.  Check out the Tucson Film Office - they really make it happen."

-- Petina Cole, Red Horse Productions / The Talking Pictures Company

"Tucson Film & Music Festival is kind of like the warm-up and cool down to Club Crawl festivities...TFMF is stealing much of the limelight from Club Crawl.

-- Dan Shapiro, Caliente / Arizona Daily Star

"The Tucson Film & Music Festival is an awesome venue for exposure and support of independent music culture.  Their support of nerdcore hip-hop in 2008 was awesome!  Rock on guys!"

-- MC Lars, Musician

"The Tucson Film & Music Festival was the best fest I’ve seen in Tucson."

-- In Film We Trust – Aznightbuzz / Arizona Daily Star (2007)

"Thank you for screening my short film "Empty House" at TFMF. It was a great experience and I got the chance to meet many talented filmmakers, both local and from abroad."

-- Sean Christensen, Director - Phoenix, AZ

"I had a great time at the festival. Saw some fantastic films, met interesting filmmakers and generally enjoyed my experience in Tucson. I think you guys put on a great festival and I’ve recommended it to a few of my filmmaking friends."

– Kathi Carey, Director/Actor "Worth"


© 2011 Tucson Film and Music Festival