Peoria Film Festival 2023
Peoria Film Festival 2023


PHOENIX (Friday, September 29, 2023) – Tickets and Festival Passes for the 2023 Peoria Film Fest, part of the Phoenix Film Festival and presented by the City of Peoria, are now on sale and can be purchased either at the festival’s website at or calling the film festival office at 480-513-3195.

Single ticket for each show is $10, and the full festival pass is $30.

The tickets for the classic sports films are $5, and family friendly films showing at the festival are free.

And if you are a Peoria resident, you can get an exclusive discount.

The 5th Annual Peoria Film Fest will run from Thursday, October 19th – Sunday, October 22nd at Harkins Arrowhead Fountains.

For more information, call 480-513-3195 or go to



Juno Films’ action/drama release of “GOLD RUN” has been announced as the Opening Night Film at the 5th annual Peoria Film Fest, with the Arizona premiere taking place on Thursday, October 19th at Harkins Arrowhead Fountains at 7:00pm.

In April 1940, German soldiers descend upon Oslo with three targets: the King, the government and Norway’s gold reserves. Within only a few hours, parliamentary secretary Fredrik Haslund brings together an unlikely team, including his sister, a veteran of the Spanish Civil War, truck drivers, and a famous poet.

Their mission is to move 40 tons of gold across the country to reach an Allied shipping convoy, outsmarting and evading the approaching Nazi forces.

Included in the ticket for “Gold Run,” guests will also receive a complimentary beverage (beer, wine, soft drink or water), a free medium popcorn, a VIP bag, and an additional surprise, or two.


The Peoria Film Fest is held all in one place making the festival experience much more fun. All of the screenings will be held at the Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theater. The theater is located within the P83 entertainment district, ensuring great entertainment and dining options as well.

The Peoria Film Fest, part of The Phoenix Film Festival, will be offering free showings of family friendly programs including “Sparkle: A Unicorn Tale” and the “Family Short Films Program”.

When 15-year-old Annabelle runs away from an orphanage with two other kids to rescue the animals on her family’s farm, they discover a magical unicorn has taken up residence.

Free showings of “Sparkle: A Unicorn Tale” will be taking place on Saturday, October 21st at 11:30am, and Sunday, October 22nd at 1:45pm.

The “Family Short Films Program” includes 10 family-friendly short films, which includes a combination of animated, live action, and live action documentary short films.

Free showings of the “Family Short Films Program” will be on Saturday, October 21st at 1:45pm, and Sunday, October 22nd at 11:35am.

In addition to “Sparkle: A Unicorn Tale” and “Family Short Films Program”, there will be new films showing, and the festival will also be showcasing classic sports films.

Other featured films include:

HEY, VIKTOR! – Twenty years removed from childhood fame as Little Viktor in 1998’s Smoke Signals, Cody Lightning has been forced to move home to his reserve in northern Alberta. He still believes himself to be famous— even though the only parts he gets these days are adult films & fracking commercials.

“Hey, Viktor!” premiered at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival and will be showing on Saturday October 21st at 6:30pm and Sunday, October 22nd at 11:30am.

MISTER ORGAN – Intrepid journalist and filmmaker David Farrier, whose previous film Tickled became a global sensation for exposing the dark underbelly of competitive endurance tickling, faces off against his greatest foe yet in MISTER ORGAN, an enthralling and bizarre tale that finds Farrier in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a mysterious con man who is wreaking havoc on his New Zealand town.

“Mister Organ” will be making it’s Arizona Premiere at the Peoria Film Fest and will be showing on both Saturday, October 21stat 4:30pm and Sunday, October 22nd at 1:30pm

THE LAST MOVIE EVER MADE – With the world about to end, Marshall convinces a group of friends and strangers to help finish the sci-fi movie he abandoned in high school.

“The Last Movie Ever Made” was the winner of the 2023 Phoenix Film Festival Award for Best Arizona Feature and will be showing only on Saturday, October 21st at 1:30pm

The charming comedy, “PEAK SEASON” which played at this year’s SXSW Festival has been announced as the Closing Night Film at the 5th annual Peoria Film Fest, premiering Sunday October 22nd at Harkins Arrowhead Fountains at 7:00pm.