The 16th Annual Anchorage International Film Festival, showcasing over 100 films from 25 different countries in Anchorage, Alaska, Dec 2-11, 2016.
Passes are available online or in person at each venue. Tickets to individual screenings are available in advance only at the BearTooth TheatrePub, or in person at each venue the day of the screening. Thank you for joining us! 
Friday, December 9 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
One Course Discourse

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Join us for our favorite lunchtime discussion: Indie-Filmmaking in Alaska!

One Course Discourse is a chance to hear a panel discussion while enjoying lunch at the BearTooth. Q & A and networking after panel discussion. 

Among the talented panelists, you'll find:

Charlie Sears

Charlie Sears has been a filmmaker in Alaska for the last 16 years and has worked professional for 7 years as Film Editor and Producer. Charlie has worked in Los Angeles and Alaska from feature films to national commcerials. He also co-operates Alaska Filmmakers a independent filmmakernetwork that supporters and bring filmmakers from all over Alaska together. 
AK Filmmakers

Ryan Peterson 

Ryan grew up in Anchorage and after many years spent studying, and working in Scotland, Russia, Germany, and California, moved back home in 2013. His media work has historically centered on film and writing about rivers, fish, and people, especially in Alaska where they are all so intertwined and there is no end to the special characters you meet along the trail. He has worked as a flyfishing guide in Bristol Bay, AK and Kamchatka, Russia, the later being Alaska's mirror across the Bering sea. Today he also fishes commercially in summer for salmon near the mouth of the Susitna River, just 25 miles from where you're sitting right now. He'd "like to make a reality show about Alaska because no one's made a good one yet."
The Super Salmon

Holly Mititquq Nordlum

(Iñupiaq) Is an artist, born in Kotzebue, Alaska. Throughout her childhood Holly developed an appreciation for her culture, arts, and life in the arctic. Holly attended the University of Alaska, Anchorage and completed a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree, since she has been an award winning multi-media artist and activist, and was a 2016 Sundance Time Warner Fellow. 
Tupik Documentary 

Jon Bittner
Jon is the Vice-President of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization that works to encourage growth and diversity in the Anchorage economy, promote a favorable business climate and improve the standard of living of Anchorage residents
For entrepreneurs in any field, he's a great guy to get to know!

Tom Gould
Tom received his master's degree in film production from the University of Southern California, where he was awarded the Jack Nicholson Scholarship for Excellence in Directing. He has directed several short films, including HAVING IT ALL, which was among four projects selected for funding by USC. Tom began in theater, directing plays in New York City and elsewhere. Tom has worked on many film sets, primarily in the art department. He has edited feature films, short films, music videos, commercials and industrials. He has also edited numerous hit reality TV shows, including (for better or worse) "The Real Housewives of Orange County" and "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." Tom received a bachelor's degree in drama from Vassar College.   

John Serpe
A graduate of Marquette University, John developed film scripts as Director of Development for Second Son Entertainment. He has written/directed several short films and PSAs as well as numerous plays in New York City. As an independent producer, John has produced many projects, including the award-winning E3 Xbox 360 Media Briefing (aired live on Spike TV) and a series of short documentaries on cancer patients for Amgen.
Doors open at 11:30 am, discussion to begin a 12:05. 

Friday December 9, 2016 12:00pm - 1:15pm AKST
BearTooth Theatrepub 1230 W 27th Ave