Welcome to the 2022 Loft Film Fest!

The Loft Cinema’s 50th anniversary in 2022 makes this year’s edition of the Loft Film Fest even more exciting. We’re incredibly proud that The Loft Cinema continues to thrive!

This year’s Loft Film Fest once again features films that have been celebrated at the world’s most prestigious festivals including Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, SXSW, Venice and Tribeca. This year’s festival has been carefully curated and I believe it’s one of our strongest fests yet!

We are thrilled and honored to welcome three screen legends: Jacqueline Bisset, Gary Farmer, and Wes Studi, who will receive LOFTY Achievement Awards!

We’re also excited to welcome Howe Gelb and his film Quantum Cowboys, which will open the festival.

We’re really proud of the documentary about The Loft’s history, Anatomy of an Art House: 50 Years of the Loft Cinema in Tucson; and we’re excited to welcome back some of the people responsible for opening what was then called The New Loft and those who have helped along the way. Thanks to filmmakers Mike Plante and Jason Willis!

We will once again be honoring a film with a CICAE award! Thanks to our esteemed jury, and we hope you will see the 8 films that are nominated!

We couldn’t put on a festival without our incredible volunteers who help the fest run smoothly! Thanks to all the Loft volunteers!

Thanks again to Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment for being our title sponsor and to the National Endowment for the Arts for their continued support.

Thanks as always to the incredible staff at The Loft Cinema who work so hard to keep the day-to-day operation going while planning the festival. It’s a huge job and I was to thank everyone involved along the way. Special thanks to the festival directors Jeff Yanc and J.J. Giddings, and to the rest of the program team, Zach Breneman and Ernie Quiroz, with help from Melodie Lopez, Daniela Ontiveros and David Correa.

Enjoy the fest!

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