Loading…
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! 

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Animation [clear filter]
Sunday, December 4
 

12:00pm

Animation 1
Pug of War (Dir: Martin Kemble) 3 min, New Zealand
Set during the Second World War, a pug dog is sent on a dangerous and desperate mission to deliver intelligence to the Allied Forces, but is side-tracked by a trapped cat.

Adija (Dir: Apollonia Thomaier)  4 min, USA
A young girl in the Bronx finds escape from an unhappy family life through her graffiti art.

Murderous Tales: Chase the Dragon (Dir: Jan Bubenicek) Czech Republic, Slovakia
MURDEROUS TALES is a special effect animated feature film 
combining live actors with 3D/2D animation, puppets and back projection. It contains three stories: Antonio Cacto, Lighthouse and The Big Man, plus three ultra-short films called Charge the Dragon.

Green Light (Dir: Seongmin Kim) 16 min, South Korea
With the ecosystem destroyed after a nuclear war, Mari, a survivor, does all she can to rebuild. When she stumbles upon a robot soldier in an abandoned city, everything changes. 

Red (Dir: Ario Saffarzadegan) 2 min, Iran
A different short story about Little Red Riding Hood.

Panic Attack! (Dir: Eileen O'Meara) 3 min, USA
You know the nagging thoughts that start with "did I leave the coffee on?" and turn in to "what if I give birth to Satan's baby?" This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.

My Life I Don't Want (Dir: Nyan Kyal Say) 12 min, Myanmar
A short animated film about the life of a Myanmar girl inspired by the true stories in Myanmar.

Under The Apple Tree (Dir: Erik Van Schaaik) 18 min, Netherlands
A deceased farmer is buried by his hated brother, the vicar. Worms inhabit the corpse, discovering they’ve full control over it. The dead farmer awakens.

The D in David (Dir: Michelle Yi) 2 min, USA
When Michelangelo's "David" is humiliated by the other artworks for being naked, "David" leaves his podium to escape the museum.


*Mature Themes Present* Runtime: 75 min 


Sunday December 4, 2016 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Anchorage Museum 625 C St, Anchorage, AK 99501

6:00pm

"The Adventures of Prince Achmed" - Live Music Silent Film Event
Limited Capacity seats available

An exciting exhibition of live performance music paired with the longest-surviving feature-length animation film, created in 1926 by female German filmmaker Lotte Reiniger. Using the silhouette technique, with paper and scissors, each frame is a work of art! 

Miles and Karina of Seattle, WA, brings to AIFF the charisma of their original score to delight audiences of all ages with their performance!  A Not-To-Be-Missed Event!

The Adventures of Prince Achmed. 66 mins.

http://milesandkarina.com/Film_Scores.html 


PA2 jpg
PA 4 jpg

Sunday December 4, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
BearTooth Theatrepub 1230 W 27th Ave
 
Wednesday, December 7
 

4:00pm

Sensory-Friendly Family Films
Animated films perfect for the whole family!

Chess People (Dir: Yianni Rowlands) 4 min, Australia

Green Light (Dir: Seongmin Kim) 16 min, South Korea

HEAVENKID: Fight Back (Dir: Derrick, Yung-Te, Wu) 10 min, Taiwan

Ishalla (Dir: Ashkan Rahgozar) 4 min, Iran

Notorious Corn (Dir:  Mallory Grolleau) 1 min, France

Paper Puppet Parade (Dir: Paul Atton) 2 min, USA

 Sketchesaurus (Dir: Jiedi Chen) 3 min, USA

The Girl Who Spoke Cat (Dir: Dotty Kultys) 6 min, UK

The Journey (Dir: Puthima Wongdeeprasith) 2 min, USA

Solo (Dir: Brendan Kirshbaum) 5 min, USA

The Land Before Time Machines (Dir: Nick Saucedo) 7 min, USA

The Old Man and The Pears (Dir: Jing Sun) 5 min, USA

Thunderstruck (Dir: Brent Dawes) 5 min, South Africa

Volcano! (Dir: Marie Cheng) 5 min, USA

You Bruise You Lose (Dir: Stanley Palmer) 2 min, New Zealand

Run Time: 72 min
 

Wednesday December 7, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Alaska Experience Theatre - LARGE 333 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
 
Thursday, December 8
 

5:30pm

Murderous Tales
Don't let the title fool you: This film's for all ages!

Murderous Tales (Directed by: Jan Bubenicek) 80 min, Czech Republic/Slovakia 
MURDEROUS TALES is a special effect animated feature film 
combining live actors with 3D/2D animation, puppets and back projection. It contains three stories: Antonio Cacto, Lighthouse and The Big Man, plus three ultra-short films called Charge the Dragon. 


Thursday December 8, 2016 5:30pm - 7:15pm
Alaska Experience - SMALL 333 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
 
Friday, December 9
 

6:00pm

Animation 2
Hum (Dir: Tom Teller) 9 min, USA
A solitary dish washing robot living out his life in the back room of a restaurant is enlightened to the world that exists beyond his four walls, with the help of a small friend he breaks free of confinement to pursue his dream of exploration.

Pearl (Dir: Patrick Osborne) 6 min, UK, USA
A lyrical road trip through the lives of an aspiring musician and his young daughter.

A Space in Time (Dir: Alexandre Athané) 14 min, France
Claire, a little girl, and her grandfather share a dream - seeing a man walk on the moon - and their favorite pastime is playing astronaut. On the night of July 20, 1969, while the whole world is fixated on Neil Armstrong, Claire's thoughts are with her own personal hero...

Los Mariachis (Dir: Guy Shahaf, Nina Prange) 1 min, Germany
The 'Los Mariachis' trio uses the enchanting gift of mexian folk music to brighten up the day of overworked people. The catchy tune of their musik always succeeds to do so, at least for a while. 

Just Like It Used to Be (Dir: Patrick Neary) 5 min, USA
'Just Like it Used to Be' is a stop-motion music video, a rhythmic allegory alluding to a lover lost to addiction and the struggle to pull them back.

Teacup (Dir: Elif Boyacioglu) 6 min, Turkey
Once there was a man who was afraid to go out...

Thunderstruck (Dir: Brent Dawes) 5 min, South Africa
Giraffe is a bit skittish at the best of times. But when a lightning storm starts overhead and he’s the tallest thing around his “skittishness” hits a whole new level. 

Time Chicken (Dir: Nick Black) 6 min, Czech Republic
In a bid to resolve the divisions in his society, a chicken sets out to give his people answers. Finally, the world is ready to know, which came first: the chicken, or the egg?

Feedback (Dir: Ondřej Javora) 7 min, Czech Republic
Take care of the world and the world takes care of you.

Pest Friends (Dir: Jennifer Re) 12 min, USA
A failed puppeteer rediscovers his passion through an unlikely friendship with a ghost and her family of rats.

Alike (Dir: Daniel Martínez Lara) 8 min, Spain
In a busy life, Copi is a father who tries to teach the right way to his son, Paste. But...what is the correct path?

 Run Time: 80 min

Friday December 9, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
49th State Brewing Company 717 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
 
Saturday, December 10
 

4:00pm

Animation 1
Pug of War (Dir: Martin Kemble) 3 min, New Zealand
Set during the Second World War, a pug dog is sent on a dangerous and desperate mission to deliver intelligence to the Allied Forces, but is side-tracked by a trapped cat.

Adija (Dir: Apollonia Thomaier)  4 min, USA
A young girl in the Bronx finds escape from an unhappy family life through her graffiti art.

Murderous Tales: Chase the Dragon (Dir: Jan Bubenicek) Czech Republic, Slovakia
MURDEROUS TALES is a special effect animated feature film 
combining live actors with 3D/2D animation, puppets and back projection. It contains three stories: Antonio Cacto, Lighthouse and The Big Man, plus three ultra-short films called Charge the Dragon.

Green Light (Dir: Seongmin Kim) 16 min, South Korea
With the ecosystem destroyed after a nuclear war, Mari, a survivor, does all she can to rebuild. When she stumbles upon a robot soldier in an abandoned city, everything changes. 

Red (Dir: Ario Saffarzadegan) 2 min, Iran
A different short story about Little Red Riding Hood.

Panic Attack! (Dir: Eileen O'Meara) 3 min, USA
You know the nagging thoughts that start with "did I leave the coffee on?" and turn in to "what if I give birth to Satan's baby?" This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.

My Life I Don't Want (Dir: Nyan Kyal Say) 12 min, Myanmar
A short animated film about the life of a Myanmar girl inspired by the true stories in Myanmar.

Under The Apple Tree (Dir: Erik Van Schaaik) 18 min, Netherlands
 A deceased farmer is buried by his hated brother, the vicar. Worms inhabit the corpse, discovering they’ve full control over it. The dead farmer awakens.

The D in David (Dir: Michelle Yi) 2 min, USA

*Mature Themes Present* Run Time: 75 min 

Saturday December 10, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Alaska Experience - SMALL 333 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501