Festival Selections


Film categories include Feature Narratives, Documentaries, Short Films, Super Shorts, Animation, Family and Youth Media and our Alaska Showcase, Snowdance. Festival entries are open to all films regardless of origin, content and genre.

Official selections include all films selected to be screened during the festival. Special presentations include all films that were invited to fortify our program. Films in competition are the official selections that are chosen by our prescreening committee to be entered into competition. Approximately 20% of our official selections are entered into competition.


We are enthusiastic to announce this year’s AIFF Official Selections. We selected our Official Selections which are films our programmers think represent the best of International and Independent Cinema.

Films in competition (*) are indicated in the list of Official Selections that is posted below.

We hope to have the complete program guide online by November 19, the printed guide will be available at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub on Thursday, November 19 and will be inserted into the Anchorage Press on Wednesday, November 25

AIFF Official Selections 2009

Mount St. Elias
Good Morning Kandahar
Know Your Mushrooms
The Perfect Cappuccino
The Sweetest Embrace: Return to Afghanistan

Short Films
Battleship Comtempkin
Fabulous Secret Powers

Super Shorts
Chequered Paint

How To Animate
The Very First Desire Now and Forever
This Is Where We Live
We Are All Here