Anchorage International Film Festival

Anchorage International Film Festival
Bear Tooth Theatre Bldg.
1230 W 27th Ave.
Anchorage, United States

Tel: 907.276.4255
Fax: 907.276.4216

Festival Overview

The Anchorage International Film Festival is a not for profit organization. Our mission is to support Independent and International Film. Our goals are to develop a film program that will engage our imagination and enhance our lives culturally and artistically while promoting our great State as a stage for film productions.

North America's northernmost independent film festival is getting ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary, bringing hungry movie-goers in from the cold and dark to bask in the illumination of hot films from around the globe.

After nine fun filled years, the Festival is gearing up for its biggest, most well orchestrated event to date. AIFF is known for offering moviegoers an interesting variety of venues and unusual events designed to enhance the festival experience.


The Golden Oosikar Award is presented to the best film in each category of Feature Narrative, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Short Films, Super Short Films and Animation.

The Ossikar (Oosik) is a unique award; the Oosik is a term used in Native Alaska cultures to describe the baculum of walruses. Each one is unique is size and shape.

In addition to the first place "Oosikar" the festival presents a certificate of achievement for second and third place contenders.

The Audience Choice Award is given to the Best Feature Narrative and Best Documentary Feature and is chosen by the film festival audiences viewing the film by ballot.

A list of winners from the 2009 AIFF can be found here


Action Adaptation Adventure Animation Art-house Asian Black Black Comedy Bollywood Bollywood Children Comedy Crime Documentary Drama Experimental Fantasy Foreign Language French Gay and Lesbian Historical Horror Independent Jewish Musical National Reality Religious Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Sport Student Thriller War Western Women

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Known festival contacts Contacts
Tony Sheppard
Founder / Programmer
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Open to the public


Any film or video completed after January 1, 2009


For submission purposes we accept DVD or Blu-Ray.
For presentation purposes, most feature films can be screened on 35 mm, Blu-Ray or Standard DVD. All other formats are limited to Blu-Ray, DVD or Quick Time File. Sorry, we are not equipped with BetaCam or HDCam.


Entries open on May 5 and we will be announcing our fees at that time. AIFF accepts submissions through Withoutabox

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