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! 
Wednesday, December 7 • 5:30pm - 7:45pm
SHORTS: Love & Pain

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*Director Mark Tapio Kines in attendance 

Il Campione (The Champion )
 (Dir: Boming Jiang). 12 min, Italy 
Would you be able to laugh for five whole minutes? This is what Carmelo says people can do with his weird Smile Machine, the one he shows around fun fairs. He challenges people to laugh for five entire minutes without any interruption. One morning, everyone passing by his unique machine takes the challenge, with an unexpected winner.

How To Lose Weight in 4 Easy Steps   (Dir:Benjamin Berman) 7 min, USA 
A four step guide to losing weight - kind of.

20 Matches (Dir: Mark Tapio Kines) 10 min, USA 
A young woman, her face illuminated only by match light, tells the story of an Austrian serial killer who murdered 20 immigrant women - one per year.

Thunder Road (Dir: Jim Cummings) 13 min, USA 
Grand Jury Prize Winner at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Officer Arnaud loved his Mom.

Gorilla  (Dir: Tibo Pinsard) 14 min, France 
Hollywood, 1952. Henry Corso performs a costumed gorilla on horror movies and adventure movies. For Jungle Jenna, he must terrorize the leading actress lost in a fake jungle, but scaring the woman he desires is going to be particularly tricky for the gorilla man.

Curmudgeons (Dir: Jake DeVito) 17 min, USA 
A pair of senior citizens have a relationship that shocks both their families in this potty mouthed but endearing comedy.

Like A Butterfly ( DIr: Debbie Von Ahrens) 28 min, USA *Director in attendance!
When you are young and you can't see the true meaning of this life, only a wise old man can show you the way.

Total Run Time: 101 Min 

Wednesday December 7, 2016 5:30pm - 7:45pm AKST
BearTooth Theatrepub 1230 W 27th Ave