Anchorage International Film Festival

12 Annual November 30, 2012 to December 09, 2012

The Anchorage International Film Festival (AIFF) is a non-profit arts organization that supports and promotes independent film and new media through screenings, workshops, film competitions, and outreach activities.

Anchorage lies on the edge of the Chugach Mountains to the east and borders Cook Inlet to the west. Though far away from Cannes, Sundance, and Toronto, residents tend to feel proud about doing things differently than the rest of the world. Independence has always been regarded as an asset and highly regarded quality here, often revealing itself as a magnificent trait.

As North America’s northermost independent festival, this year marks the 12th AIFF. The enthusiasm, sophistication and passion of our audiences surprises visitors, and the integrity of our judging process allows for quality to shine while leaving room for films to stand out. Our programming teams immerse themselves in the selection process and present programs ranging from comedy to horror.

Here in Anchorage, our goal for the festival is to bring movie-goers out of the cold and into the illuminating worlds of filmmakers from around the globe. By hosting filmmakers from all parts of the country and world to Alaska, we want artists to connect with people they might not otherwise meet, and engage audiences in screenings, workshops, and celebratory events.

FIlms screened at our festival have gone on to show and win awards in Seattle and Sundance. We’ve been visited by the LA Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, the Sundance Channel, and Hypnotic Films, among others, and were featured in Premiere Magazine and Canal+ Belgium’s documentary “Around the World in 25 Film Festivals.”

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