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 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Climate Change in Alaska

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Climate Change Alaska: Documentary
Directed by: Tom Burke
Country of Origin: USA / Alaska

 The story of the people of Newtok, some three hundred and seventy five Americans citizens whose homes are disappearing. As winter storms grow more fierce each year and steal more of the coastline, summer meltwaters surge down the Ninglick river and erode the edges of the town. Rising temperatures are melting the permafrost on which the town is built. Our film follows their efforts to build a new town on safer ground before the inevitable flood washes their homes away.

Children of The Dig
Directed by: Joshua Branstetter
Country of Origin: USA / Alaska
In 2009, a 500-year-old artifact was discovered on the beach outside of Quinhagak, Alaska, opening the door to the most productive archaeological dig in Arctic history with 60,000 artifacts recovered so far. In 2009, the site was 50 feet from the ocean. Today it is ten.

Saturday December 8, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm AKST
Z.J. Loussac Public Library 3600 Denali St, Anchorage, AK 99503, USA