Loading…
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

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Short Narratives [clear filter]
Sunday, December 2
 

3:00pm

Global Village Shorts
Fauve (Canada)
Directed by: Jeremy Comte
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.

Welcome Home (Norway)

Directed by: Armita Keyani
Set in the North of Norway, an Iranian refugee couple invite two Jehovah's Witnesses in when they knock on their door.

Winter Waltz (Canada)

Directed by: Gab Germano
After a minor fight, Dan and Elise decide to spend the weekend on their chalet in the countryside. Once there, not only they find a cold and icy place, but they also realize the unexpected presence of their friends, Jean-François and Françoise. The evening to come will be a waltz of emotions.

Paco (Mexico)

Directed by: Javier Blanco
Paco in his dark innocence and simplicity questions us and makes us ask ourselves questions which are both necessary and pointless. What gives your life meaning? Could it be that the meaning we are looking for is not found with the approaches we are using? When I give it all, is there still something that terrifies me? Am I still running away? If I had all the answers to these questions, would they be meaningful or would they just be somebody else’s answers and thus they have no meaning for me? Perhaps -and it’s just another useless hypothesis- the meaning we are looking for, the love and dedication as well as the path itself are not different or separate things and can only be found when there is nowhere else to run to, when there is nothing left of whom we were. This is Paco’s story.

Beyond Money (Spain)

Directed by: Kike Maíllo
In a near future where people can sell and buy experiences stored in their memory, we met Lucía, a young and rich woman who, apparently, has the life we all want to have.

About The Birds and the Bees (Finland)

Directed by: J.J. Vanhanen
A quiet farmer father and his son set out on a trip to the pharmacy after the teen has a little accident with his girlfriend.

Sunday December 2, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Alaska Experience Theatre 333 W 4th Ave #207, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
 
Saturday, December 8
 

3:00pm

Year of the Woman - Shorts
Sirene
Directed By: Zara Dwinger
Country of Origin: Netherlands

SIRENE is a film about confusion, friendship and becoming who you are. The 15-year old Kay lives a boy's life in between roaring motorcross bikes.When the enchanting Melody sails into his life on a big boat, their flourishing friendship lures him towards this dormant feeling. When it turns out they both had a different idea about their friendship, Kay doesn't know what to feel and to do anymore. He decides to drastically go against his feelings and Kay gets even more tangled up in his own confusion...

#barewithme
Directed By: Ulla Heikkilä
Country of Origin: Finland

MADDE, 30, is out shopping with her best friends AURA and JULIA, when she suddenly sees a dark figure from the past: her ex-bff ELSI. Traumatized and panicked, Madde tries to hide. However, her friends won't let her, and she is forced to make peace with her past. It's Elsi's turn to listen.

Amaajii
Directed By: Samara Lerman
Country of Origin: USA

Amaajii, a Mongolian medical student on her way to study in Australia witnesses a vision from the past that threatens everything she thought she knew.

The Animal
Directed By: Sebastian Kass
Country of Origin: France

Siri, 15, receives a call from child protection services who have heard that she might be facing problems in her family. A visit is planned at her house on Saturday. Siri has two days to regain control over her life and give the illusion of a healthy and happy family environment. She receives the help of her friend Arne whom she is in love with. But when the rumor that she sells canabis starts to circulate, everything races and Siri’s world collapses. Alone and flanked by an unmanageable big brother, Siri, guided by a stubborn love, rebels against the community, the child protection services and the animal lurking deep inside her.


Saturday December 8, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Alaska Experience Theatre 333 W 4th Ave #207, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA

7:00pm

Global Village Shorts
Fauve (Canada)
Directed by: Jeremy Comte
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.

Welcome Home (Norway)

Directed by: Armita Keyani
Set in the North of Norway, an Iranian refugee couple invite two Jehovah's Witnesses in when they knock on their door.

Winter Waltz (Canada)

Directed by: Gab Germano
After a minor fight, Dan and Elise decide to spend the weekend on their chalet in the countryside. Once there, not only they find a cold and icy place, but they also realize the unexpected presence of their friends, Jean-François and Françoise. The evening to come will be a waltz of emotions.

Paco (Mexico)

Directed by: Javier Blanco
Paco in his dark innocence and simplicity questions us and makes us ask ourselves questions which are both necessary and pointless. What gives your life meaning? Could it be that the meaning we are looking for is not found with the approaches we are using? When I give it all, is there still something that terrifies me? Am I still running away? If I had all the answers to these questions, would they be meaningful or would they just be somebody else’s answers and thus they have no meaning for me? Perhaps -and it’s just another useless hypothesis- the meaning we are looking for, the love and dedication as well as the path itself are not different or separate things and can only be found when there is nowhere else to run to, when there is nothing left of whom we were. This is Paco’s story.

Beyond Money (Spain)

Directed by: Kike Maíllo
In a near future where people can sell and buy experiences stored in their memory, we met Lucía, a young and rich woman who, apparently, has the life we all want to have.

About The Birds and the Bees (Finland)

Directed by: J.J. Vanhanen
A quiet farmer father and his son set out on a trip to the pharmacy after the teen has a little accident with his girlfriend.

Saturday December 8, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Alaska Experience Theatre 333 W 4th Ave #207, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA