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

Thursday, December 6 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Martini Matinee

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It is Thursday afternoon, and you are looking forward to the weekend! Join AIFF for this amazing screening of quirky, short films.  Ask your boss to join you on this wild cinematic ride, grab a martini, sit back and enjoy.

Directed by: Tyson Paris-Hanson
Country of Origin: USA / Alaska

Trying to launch a rocket.

My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes
Directed by: Charlie Tyrell
Country of Origin: Canada

Filmmaker Charlie Tyrell seeks to better understand his emotionally distant late-father through the personal belongings he left behind... including a stack of VHS dirty movies. Narrated by David Wain.

Little Donnie
Directed by: Chel White
Country of Origin: USA

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Untitled Groping Revenge Fairytale
Directed by: Catherine Bisley
Country of Origin: New Zealand

A woman pitches a tent on the edge of a forest and starts to collect men.

Punch Me
Directed by: Jeanne Jo
Country of Origin: USA

A relationship is challenged when three hired goons interrupt dinner.

Directed by: Carey Williams
Country of Origin: USA

Faced with an emergency situation, a group of young Black and Latino friends carefully weigh the pros and cons of calling the police.

Fire in Cardboard City
Directed by: Phil Brough
Country of Origin: New Zealand

When a city made from cardboard catches fire it is up to the local fire chief and his brave deputies to save Cardboard City from total destruction.

Directed by: James Kendall
Country of Origin: USA / Alaska

Gideon is forced to confront his darkest impulses when an enigmatic psychiatrist makes and unannounced visit to his apartment.

Directed by: Mason Fleming
Country of Origin: Australia

Having lost his wife 18 months earlier, octogenarian Phil decides that he no longer wishes to be alone anymore and to embark on a quest to find new love. Times have changed though, and Phil needs to navigate the complexities of the modern tools at his disposal for finding a mate, such as online match-making services and mobile applications. Heart-warming and nostalgic, Deighties explores the ever changing world of courting, the difficulties of growing old single, and highlights the simple undeniable truth that in one way or another, everyone is searching for companionship.

Alaska DGAF - Documentary Short
Directed by: David Freid
Country of Origin: USA / Alaska

Who has time for doomsday anyway?

On July 4th, 2017, North Korea tested a long range missile that, for the first time, would be powerful enough to reach the United States — specifically, the great state of Alaska. And instead of the doomsday preparations you might expect from a place threatened by nuclear annihilation, Alaskans collectively…shrugged.

Thursday December 6, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm AKST
Bear Tooth Theatrepub 1230 W 27th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99503, USA