The Borderland Film Festival, formerly known as the Santa Cruz County International Film Festival, is an annual event that is held every October in Ambos Nogales (Arizona and Sonora) and Santa Cruz County.
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 Borderland Film Festival is a celebration. We celebrate the beautiful scenery of the San Rafael Valley and other scenic locales in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, and Northern Sonora, Mexico, that have, since 1913, provided picturesque vistas for more than 130 films and television shows, including Oklahoma! and Traffic.
We not only celebrate the history of filmmaking in Santa Cruz County and Northern Sonora, but the present-day visual art that interprets and shares various facets of life on our international border with Mexico, infusing the history, people, culture, art and areas of fascination that are unique to this portion of the world.
We look forward to you joining us!