Inaugural Arcosanti International Film Carnivale

Photo credit: Arcosanti

Arizona’s first all documentary film festival, the Arcosanti International Film Carnivale, will take place Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28 in the beautiful, otherworldly eco-city of Arcosanti. More than just a film festival, this groundbreaking event will be an eclectic culture hub celebrating every art form under the sun. While the festival accepts documentary short and feature films on every topic, there are also special divisions for films on sustainability, conservation, Native American culture, holistic and organic living, art and design, architecture, fashion, culinary arts, social change and the human condition.

The Arcosanti International Film Carnivale’s mission is to celebrate the art of documentary cinema and enrich the community by presenting an annual world-class event with art exhibitions, educational workshops, panels and outreach programs, an open-air mercato, live music, locally made wine and beer tastings, globally inspired cuisine and desserts, and a Venetian-style masquerade ball. The event is anticipated to become one of Arizona's top destination film festivals because of its unique locale and multi-artistic and multi-cultural facets.

Aside from the showcasing of independent documentary films, the Arcosanti International Film Carnivale will feature a full weekend of activities, experiences and culinary delights.

Cost: General admission day passes range from $20 to $85 or $100 for a weekend pass. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available, which include a variety of additional perks and experiences, such as an exclusive dinner, cocktail reception, ultra-exclusive after party inside Paolo Soleri’s apartment, and more. VIP day passes range from $40 to $150, or weekend VIP passes are available for $300. The lineup of films and a full listing of events will be continually updated. Location: 13555 S. Cross L Rd., Mayer. For updates and ticket information, visit



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