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 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Late Night Animation - AET Small

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Journeys through Space and Time
Directed by: Ankita Panda
Country of Origin: USA

‘Journeys through Space and Time’ looks at the literal and figurative association of a journey with change. It explores change in direction, perspective and repeating patterns in nature by placing the viewer in the center of a virtual 3D kaleidoscope.

Directed by: Nicholas Keppens
Country of Origin: Belgium

Going on a safari is a dream for many. For middle-aged couple Linda and Troyer, it turns into a horribly real adventure when they get left behind in the wilderness.

Voicing CSA: The Mouse
Directed by: Katie Steed
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

A short film to raise awareness for Voicing CSA and The Truth Project, a charity that works to help adult survivors of child sexual abuse find their voice.

Beware of the Sad Man
Directed by: Benny Goldman
Country of Origin: Australia

A man battling depression, is faced with a happy-go-lucky, whose attempts at cheering him up don't seem to be making any difference.

Everything Changes
Directed by: Geoff Marslett
Country of Origin: USA

The film is a stream of 1089 individual connected consciousnesses. This doodle spans 15 years and includes more than 33,000 individual drawings of ink on paper.

Directed by: Mark Crane
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Music video for the band 'Nervus' Em Foster, Paul Etienne, Karl Woods and Jack Kenny.

Hi-Five the Cactus
Directed by: Christopher Allan Thomas
Country of Origin: USA

A small desert town suffers a devastatingly-disastrous-drought.
Their only hope is an old-cactus, for whom this story is about.
His selfless-sacrifice could keep the dusty-town alive.
Let me introduce you to a cactus named Hi-Five!

Vehicle Emotions Test
Directed by: Paul Scott
Country of Origin: Canada

In a post-apocalyptic world a car has a bad day.

Directed by: Ana Akana
Country of Origin: USA

A girl chases death through the 7 stages of grief to try and save her lost sibling.

Directed by: Risto Kutt
Country of Origin: Estonia

A film about a young woman with a wooden hand who desperately is trying to become a model. Cause' of her own standards and fashion designers weirdness she doesn't want to take the work. Until one day her perfect dream comes true by signing a contract she doesn't read through carefully.

Chicken Work

Directed by: Patrick Neary
Country of Origin: USA

A Government program to retrain unemployed chickens falls short of its goals.


Directed by: Star Bazancir
Country of Origin: Sweden

A peculiar conversation in space between man and God. What does it mean to possess and lose, to grow up, to age and die? After a series of flashbacks the conversation gets an unexpected turn and there is nothing left to grasp - there has never been anything to grasp. This is a story based on a poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.


Directed by: Shadi Adib
Country of Origin: Germany

A mousetrap snaps shut, a market place awakens. A group of men heatedly discuss how to kill the animal in the little box. One after the other, they try to trump each other’s sadistic fantasies, and even a stranger’s suggestion to let the creature loose, turns out to be a sick manipulation. But as the macabre game unfolds and spirals out of control, both victim and tormentor suffer the same fate. 

Black Dog

Directed by: Joshua Tuthill
Country of Origin: USA

Utilizing archival footage and stop-motion animation, Black Dog is set during the US and USSR space race of the 1960's amidst a time of heated social and political tension. Two brothers must deal with the sudden loss of their parents. As one falls into the darkness of a troubled marriage, the other must find an escape from the evil that is devouring his family.


Directed by: Isabel Waller
Country of Origin: USA

A bird encounters a hand grenade in the forest which she thinks is an egg and tries to hatch it.

Little Olive Best Buds

Directed by: Paul Scott
Country of Origin: Canada

An Adventure with friends.

Saturday December 8, 2018 9:00pm - 11:00pm AKST
Alaska Experience Theatre 333 W 4th Ave #207, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA