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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Saturday, December 8 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
Family Animation

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The Cosmospenguin in Sushiland (Austria)
Directed By: 
Luca Potskhishvili
The adventures of the Cosmospenguin (which is just on diet) lead him from his home planet Jupiter up to the light years distant, praised Sushiland. In search of a treasure he meets the frog (which suffers at iron deficiency). His trip to San Francisco ends in the chaos. In his visit in Vienna he saves together with the frog the squirrel (which can shout very loudly). On his odyssey in the desert he hits on the camel Simon (who needs no gasoline). For what is looking the Cosmospinguin on the Sushiland, seems at first unclear. Only after he has travelled around half a planet, finally, the sense of his trip becomes by him conscious …

Emmy & Goo Roo (China)
Directed By: Xin Yu

Emmy is our brave little hero. She is a 5-year-old girl and the only human little girl in the whole forest, which makes her extra special! Emmy loves exploring the fantastical world she lives in. GooRoo, a big, furry and huggable creature, takes care of her whenthey go out to play. They live together in a cute little house at the edge of the Magic Forest. Their world is full of fabulous creatures, such as animals and plants that can talk, dance...and even cook! Every day brings a brand new adventure and exiting challenges for Emmy and GooRoo to seek out and overcome in this inviting world.

Yuanfen (USA)
Directed By: Amanda Sparso

A heartwarming tale of adoption as seen through a child’s eyes.

Magic Play (USA)
Directed By: 
Natasha Cánepa
A shy boy wizard-in-training is forced into a play date with a witch girl who is unpredictable with her magic.

Playtime (United Kingdom)
Directed By: Toby Leung

A green grumpy monster is determined to keep his collection of toys neat on a shelf whilst an oblivious baby monster persistently attempts to play with them. The two are equally passionate about toys yet in polar-opposite ways, and they learn to cope with each other through a series of comedic interactions.

A Journey in Ink (India)
Directed By: Suyog Khadikar

Half socks (Argentina)
Directed By: Mariana Klyver

7-year-old Mathew has to find out why his socks dissapear. Suspecting his eldery neighbour Olga is involved in this mistery, he decides to sneak into her house.

Tobias Tatu (Brazil)
Directed By: Júnia Consani

Tobias Tatu is a short stop motion animation produced in patchwork, illustrating the joyful walk of Tobias, a beautiful and happy armadillo that just wants to play and roll.

Monster Bites (USA)
Directed By: Mackenzie Lancaster

A monster terrorizes a little girl in her room late at night, and she must find the courage to defeat it! But things are not as they seem...

Red & The Kingdom Of Sound (United Kingdom)
Directed By: Phil Gomm

Red & The Kingdom Of Sound is an animated adaptation of Benjamin Britten's 1945 composition, The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra.

Big Booom (Russian Federation)
Directed By: Marat Narimanov

The history of humanity and of our planet in four minutes. An eco-friendly statement developed in a single shot that has it all: humor, action and tragedy.

Dear Alice (USA)
Directed By: Matt Cerini

An unconfident artist must inspire a wide-eyed young girl to see the beauty in her sketch before the bus reaches his stop.

The One Way Journey (India)
Directed By: 
Suyog Khadikar
Mankind's leap to Mars! The future is here and people are leaving to explore the untouched - the last frontier! Simultaneously, a ten-year-old deals with an emotional turmoil of realizing that his father is also set on a 'One Way Journey'.

Too Much Rain (USA)
Directed By: 
Loraine Cernak
Into every life a little rain must fall, and can even be enjoyed but when the excess of nature comes flooding in, a little girl, her pet, and her world are swept away.

Jumbled Up (USA)
Directed By: 
Isabella Spadone
Sometimes no matter how hard you try, your words just come out a bit jumbled up.

Dogbin (Iran)
Directed By: Atoosa Ghaffari

This is a story about a hotdog loving recycle bin.

Children of the Weather (Argentina)
Directed By: Grisel Docirziw

A couple of kids who express their emotions through weather.

Gone Through Water (Argentina)
Directed By: Nicolas Quintar Riboli

A cricket is surprised by an unexepected rain.

Tend (United Kingdom)
Directed By: Tom Judd

Tend tells the story of a man and his daughter living peacefully in the forest, until one day their familiar routine begins to fall apart. As the father struggles to keep the fire burning, he loses sight of what’s truly important – and spirals into an obsession with the flames.

Slick Stan (USA)
Directed By: Sam Roth

In this brief, animated commercial parody, Slick Stan the Summer of Love Salesman pitches his new product to the flower power crowd.

The Big Oak Tree (USA)
Directed By: Jamison M. LoCascio

After losing his home due to construction a small bird must make a big journey to find a new home.

Climate Change (USA)
Directed By: James Gregg

An animated video on climate change.

Saturday December 8, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm AKST
Z.J. Loussac Public Library 3600 Denali St, Anchorage, AK 99503, USA

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