As The Anchorage International Film Festival embarks on its 18th season, we want to thank our incredible community for all of the support we have received over the years. Anchorage, and Alaska as a whole, is a melting pot of culture and talent that is unrivaled.

Before I became involved with AIFF, I had very little idea how this festival impacted so many lives. From our local student filmmakers, to our seasoned professionals and visiting filmmakers, AIFF has become a great resource to share ideas, knowledge and network with the creative community. AIFF has always been and will continue to be an advocate for our independent film community, which has grown significantly over the past several years.

It is no secret that Alaska is a magical destination, and because of that, it brings people together in unexpected ways. In the dead of winter, AIFF offers a bright light for 10 days every season. During our festival, we are fortunate enough to welcome several filmmakers from all over the world, creating lasting memories and friendships.

As the film industry changes, it is becoming more important than ever that we support independent film, and the surrounding community. The Anchorage International Film Festival is looking forward to sharing the work of so many talented storytellers this season and for years to come.  

Thank you very much for your support and patronage. Gather up your friends and families and join us for 10 days of amazing stories from around the globe while we celebrate Films Worth Freezing For.

Jessica Kaiser, Festival Director

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Sunday, December 2 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Anote's Ark and Kings of the Yukon

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Kings of The Yukon
Directed by Chip Warren
Country of Origin: USA

​While other species of salmon thrive, the Alaskan King salmon has been in decline. Because it is the largest and most fuel-rich species on the planet, removing it from the food chain and economic equation is having a devastating impact among Native Alaskans and throughout the state. At the center of the crisis is the Yup'ik People, whose way of life has centered on King salmon for millennia. Not only has the decline caused an economic and social crises, their culture is shifting in ways that may be irreversible. Many suspect this is a canary-in-the-coal mine issue as the evidence of climate change is rippling across the Arctic and Alaska. The film will be balanced in four parts defined by the seasons that reflect their subsistence lifestyle.

Anote's Ark
Directed by Matthieu Rytz
Country of Origin: Canada

Kiribati faces the unstoppable rise of the sea, which will engulf the nation before long. The people of Kiribati will soon be the world’s first “climate change refugees.” Can these people survive as their country disappears?

Sunday December 2, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm AKST
Alaska Experience Theatre 333 W 4th Ave #207, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
  Film, Open to Public