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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

The Last Fiction
Based on classic Persian literature, The Shahnameh by Ferdowsi (The Book of Kings) the film follows upstart ruler Zahak’s treacherous rise to the thrown in Jamkard (ancient Persia) and naïve Afaridoun, the young hero who will save the kingdom and people from the darkness. Zahak, who made a Faustian pack to control the thrown is now haunted by his evil deeds. His recent nightmares and now a told prophecy of how a young man he wronged in the past will rise up against him has him worried and unstable, jeopardising everything. However, Afaridoun must first conquer his own inner demons before he can battle Zahak’s dark forces to be the hero of Jamkard and restore peace to the kingdom and fulfil the prophecy. Ancient Persian mythology that unveils human nature.


Saturday December 8, 2018 9:00pm - 11:00pm
E Street Theater 315 E St, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA