Anchorage International Film Festival

The Anchorage International Film Festival (AIFF) is the largest film festival in Alaska.[1] It is held annually in Anchorage.[2][3][4]

Anchorage International Film Festival
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LocationAnchorage, U.S
Founded2001; 22 years ago (2001)
AwardsAudience & Jury
No. of filmsCa 100
Websitehttp://anchoragefilmfestival.org

Founded in 2001,[5] the festival takes place annually in December. Around 100 films are shown in several diverse categories. The festival is co-directed by Ida Theresa Myklebost and John Gamache [6]

The main venue for AIFF is the Bear Tooth Theatrepub which hosts the opening night celebration as well as several other films and events throughout the festival. AIFF also screens films at several venues around Anchorage. [7][8]

HistoryEdit

The Anchorage International Film Festival was founded in 2001 by Tony Sheppard. Since its inception the festival has grown to become the largest and only multi-genre film festival in Alaska.[9]

In November 30, 2018, Anchorage was hit with a 7.0 earthquake on Opening Night. The Bear Tooth was heavily damaged. AIFF quickly found a new venue and opened one day late.[10]

AwardsEdit

 
Venues for the festival are spread throughout Anchorage

The awards are in the following main categories:

  • Best Feature Fiction
  • Best Feature Documentary
  • Best Short Fiction
  • Best Short Documentary
  • Best Animation
  • Best Feature Made In Alaska
  • Best Short Made In Alaska
  • Best Screenplay

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Anchorage International Film Festival | Visit Anchorage". www.anchorage.net. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  2. ^ "Past Festivals". Anchorage International Film Festival · DECEMBER 6-15, 2019. 2016-04-01. Retrieved 2017-08-21.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Guerrasio, Jason. "An IW Investigation: The Dark Underbelly of the Film Festival Circuit, Part 1 | IndieWire". www.indiewire.com. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  4. ^ "Indie movie, on tour from Anchorage film festival, gets a showing at The Blue Loon". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  5. ^ "About AIFF". Anchorage International Film Festival · DECEMBER 6-15, 2019. 2016-04-01. Archived from the original on 2019-02-25. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  6. ^ "AIFF Staff". Anchorage International Film Festival · DECEMBER 6-15, 2019. 2016-06-11. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  7. ^ "Anchorage International Film Festival". FilmFreeway. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  8. ^ "Anchorage film festival: Cold Alaska nights at warm movie theaters (+VIDEO)". Alaska Dispatch News. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  9. ^ "About AIFF". Anchorage International Film Festival · DECEMBER 6-15, 2019. 2016-04-01. Archived from the original on 2019-02-25. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  10. ^ Thompson, Robin (2019-12-04). "100 films in 10 days". The Anchorage Press. Retrieved 2022-05-31.

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Special Note: The Anchorage International Film Festival (AIFF) is not associated with the Alaska International Film Awards (AIFA)