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 - 12:00pm
Introduction to SAG-AFTRA Low Budget and New Media Contracts

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Shellea Loutsis-Allen has spent her life fighting for social justice working to bridge the collective powers of the film community and the labor movement.Shellea is the Executive Director of SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild- American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) in the Pacific Northwest. 
SAG-AFTRA is the labor union that represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, and singers. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. 
Shellea enjoys spending time in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest skiing, scuba diving, surfing and of course fighting for economic justice and equality! 
Introduction to SAG-AFTRA Low Budget and New Media Contracts.
As the media landscape continues to evolve and grow in new directions, our union contracts are changing to meet this new reality. This workshop is a great opportunity to join other industry professionals and brush up on the terms and conditions of the various SAG-AFTRA agreements including the Student Film Agreement, Short Film Agreement, Ultra Low Budget Agreement and Special New Media Agreement, as well as new regional contracts for commercials and corporate/educational.

Saturday December 8, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm AKST
Alaska Experience Theatre 333 W 4th Ave #207, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA