Discount Hotel Rates
AIFF Official Host Hotel
The Inlet Tower offers visiting filmmakers a discount rate. You may book reservations on the hotel’s website. Navigate to the reservations link and click “corporate reservations” at the bottom of the page, then type in the AIFF discount code. (The 2012 discount code will be published when we get closer to the festival dates.) If you have any trouble at all, or would like to speak to a person, call the toll-free reservation line at 800-544-0786 and mention AFF. The Inlet Towers is conveniently located to most of the AIFF venues.
Filmmaker Hospitality Suite
Located at the Inlet Tower Hotel and Suites. The suite will be open 11am-7pm beginning Dec. 1st through the first weekend of the festival, 3pm-7pm during the week, then 11am-7pm for the final weekend. If you are a filmmaker or a special guest, this is where you will go to pick up your hospitality bag and festival credentials. Please inquire at the hotel front desk for the suite location. This suite is only available for filmmakers, talent, media, special guests and AIFF volunteers and staff.
Oscar Gill House
Special rates: Coming soon…
Airlines Fares To Anchorage
Believe or not, airlines update their fares 4 times a day so a price you find in the morning could change by that night. To compare fares and itineraries on various airlines we recommend kayak.com. You can use the farewatcher feature to alert you to daily fare changes.
Festival Dates To Plan Around
Obviously, you are coming to represent your film. While the online schedule won’t be available until November 15 the schedule will be set October 15. After that date, please contact your programmer to verify the days that your film will screen.
Opening Night Gala is a huge glamorous party, Friday, November 30th with a screening of one of the festival selections at 7:30 PM followed by the gala party from 9:30 until midnight at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub.
The Golden Oosikar Awards Gala will be held on Sunday, December 9th at 8:30 PM.
Other parties and events can be found on the festival schedule.
What To Expect
One of the things Alaskans take pride in is showing guests a good time. Along with the many festival events, we do our best to offer all visiting filmmakers a chance to get outside of town to see the real Alaska. And you won’t have to travel far! A list of excursions will be inside your hospitality packets that are located at the Festival’s Hospitality Suite in the Inlet Towers.
As for the venues, all are either in the downtown or midtown areas of Anchorage. Renting a car can be helpful, though not necessary. We will have a shuttle van available from our main hotel. Truthfully, public transportation in Anchorage is abysmal for this kind of event. Don’t even try. You’d better off slapping on a pair of cross country skis, which you can do, by the way. There’s a great trail system a block from the hotel. However, everything is within 1 or 2 miles. We’ll pick you up at the airport, even if you’re flying red-eye. Just let us know your itinerary 48 hours in advance and we’ll be there to greet you at baggage claim. We’ll also drop you off at the airport upon departure.
The airport is about 5 miles from the action and the Inlet Tower provides shuttle service. Don’t forget, you’ll want to give them a heads up if you’re arriving in the wee hours of the morning. Taxi ride is about $20, or you can rent a car from our sponsor Avis Alaska.