Anchorage International Film Festival

The 2014 Call for Entries is now open. Visit our Withoutabox submissions page for information on submitting your film to the 2014 Anchorage International Film Festival.

— Jim Parker, Director of Film Programming

We are opening our annual call for entries on May 15th and the 2014 web site will be coming soon after. In the meantime here are some important dates:

2014 Call for Entries
Early Bird Deadline: July 21, 2014
Normal Deadline: August 25, 2014
Late Deadline: September 2, 2014
Withoutabox Deadline: September 9, 2014

2014 Anchorage International Film Festival
December 5-14, 2014

2013 Best of Fest screenings at Alaska Experience Theater on Thursday, December 19th starting at 6:30 PM.

Best Feature Tu Seras Un Homme (You’ll Be A Man) screens at 6:30 PM along with Best Animation Mr Hublot





Best Documentary McConkey screens at 7:30 PM along with Best Super Short The Anatomy of Injury






Best Short Documentary The Guide screens at 8:30 PM along with Best Snowdance Film Mike’s Migration and Best Short Lambing Season


  1. Tu Seras Un Homme (You’ll Be A Man)
  2. Die Nieuwe Wereld (The New World)
  3. Inja Hameh Chiz Khoob Ast (Everything Is Fine Here)


  1. McConkey
  2. Antarctica, A Year On The Ice
  3. Harlem Street Singer

Short Documentaries

  1. The Guide
  2. Slomo
  3. The Words I Love


  1. Lambing Season
  2. Fucking Tos (Damn Girl)
  3. Reel Life

Super Shorts

  1. Anatomy of Injury
  2. Separation Sonnet
  3. Life


  1. Mr Hublot
  2. Blue
  3. Mister Super Juice


  1. Mike’s Migration
  2. We Can’t Eat Gold
  3. Housing First in the Arctic

Audience Choice – Features

  1. Mourning Has Broken
  2. Hank and Asha
  3. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

Audience Choice – Documentaries

  1. Icebound
  2. Lion Ark
  3. McConkey

By popular demand McConkey will screen again in our Best of Fest slot at 8:00 PM at Bear Tooth Theatrepub!

Updating the Schedule on the Festival Genius iPhone App

The Festival Genius iPhone app does not automatically update the schedule with the latest schedule changes. To update the schedule tap “More” at the bottom of the screen, then tap “Sync” and finally tap “Update Schedule”. We apologize to those of you that missed Hank and Asha last night because of this. To make it […]

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FREE Encore Screening of “Hank and Asha”

Join us Wednesday, Dec. 11th at 7:30 PM for a FREE encore screening of Hank and Asha at Inlet Towers!

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Encore Screening of “Alaska Sessions”

We have added an encore showing of Alaska Sessions: Surfing The Last Frontier on Tuesday 12/10 at 9:30pm on the large screen at Alaska Experience Theater. Frederick Dickerson, one of the films directors, will be attending.

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Schedule Change

Mine Games will screen at Alaska Experience Theater on Sunday 12/8 at 5:30pm instead of “The New World”. The filmmaker will be attending the screening. The New World screens again at Alaska Experience Theater on Wednesday 12/11 at 7:00pm. We apologize for the last minute schedule change.

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2013 Schedule PDF

Download a PDF of the 2013 schedule here. You can also find a printed copy of the schedule in this week’s Anchorage Press.

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Great Alaskan Short Film Contest Finalists

The four finalist for the GREAT ALASKAN SHORT FILM CONTEST are…(drum roll, please): HI BEN directed by Louis Norris REGINA POTERTISSIMA directed by Bryant Mainord MT MARCUS BAKER directed by Greg Stafford TOY APOCALYPSE directed by Bryce Williams Join us at Bear Tooth Theatrepub on Saturday, Dec. 14th at 10:15 PM for the screening of […]

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2013 All Films Pass

Buy online now or at the Bear Tooth box office starting Thursday, December 5th.

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Great Alaskan Short Film Contest Update

Big THANKS to everyone that submitted an entry into the first annual Great Alaskan Short Film Contest. We’re a bit behind schedule, but we plan to post details about the event within the next week. However, you may know that our plan is to show the 4 finalists videos at the Bear Tooth TheatrePub on […]

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Quick Freeze 2013 Short and Super Short Film Competition

2013′s competition features two categories; Short for films 5 minutes or less & Super Short for films 90 seconds or less. Prompts will be released November 29th at 6 pm and films are due the evening of December 7th with drop off time & location TBD. All qualifying Quick Freeze films will be shown at […]

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Family Film Fest

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Visiting Filmmakers

If you plan to attend the 2013 Anchorage International Film Festival, help us prepare for your visit by providing travel information by completing the attending filmmaker form.

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It Takes A Village To Run A Film Festival

We’d like to thank all of the volunteers, members, sponsors and supporters of the AIFF. We can’t do it without you! Although, most of you are behind the scenes and in the trenches, your patience, time and enthusiasm don’t go unrecognized by the staff and fans of the Festival. Thanks for all of your help! […]

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2013 Official Selections Announced

We enthusiastically announce the 2013 AIFF Official Selections. Our programmers chose the films that represent the best of international and independent cinema. The organizers of the AIFF appreciate every one of you that submitted a film for our consideration. Unfortunately we just didn’t have enough room for all of the excellent submissions that we received […]

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Official Selections Will Be Announced Soon…

2013 AIFF Official Selections will be announced Tuesday, October 15th. Watch this space!

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Don’t Panic

We made a typo on the filmmaker FAQ page – official selections will be announced October 15th. Please forgive us and don’t panic if you didn’t get a notice from our programming team today because nobody did since the programming teams are still finalizing their selections.

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