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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! 

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Made in Alaska [clear filter]
Saturday, December 3
 

11:30am

Made in Alaska Shorts 1: I am Yup'ik + Yuuyuraq + Agayutem Yui

I Am Yupik (Dir: Daniele Anastasion, Nathan Golon) 17 min
A 16-year old Yup'ik Alaskan boy leaves his tiny village and travels across hundreds of miles of frozen tundra to compete in a basketball tournament and bring pride to his village.

Yuuyaraq (Dir: Lisle Hebert) 28 min
The story of how Alaskan Yupik culture was impacted by Westernization and the decimation caused by the influenza epidemic of 1918.

Agayutem Yui (People of God)  (Dir: Bridget Power) 16 min
Yup'ik women have chosen to lead many Catholic churches in Southwestern Alaska, despite having limited authority from the Roman Catholic Church. Can their model of leadership inspire the Roman Catholic Church to adapt?

Run Time: 59 Min

 



Saturday December 3, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Alaska Experience Theatre - LARGE 333 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

2:00pm

Made in Alaska Shorts 2: The Super Salmon, We Eat Fish!, Find Me, and Walt and the Sea

The Super Salmon (Dir: Ryan Peterson) 25 min
A radio-tagged salmon in Alaska makes a journey that defies scientific record, on a river slated to be dammed for electricity. The Super Salmon follows the eponymous fish's journey from the sea to the Susitna's sparkling, icy headwaters. Along the way we meet the river, the dam, and the people fighting for a way of life and a bright future.

We Eat Fish! (Dir: Daven Hafey) 27 min

"Alaska remains home to some of the cleanest waters, healthiest salmon runs, and wild, abundant seafood left in the world. These resources, at the heart of our economy, culture, and way of life, are what make Alaska strong. 

The Clean Water Act sets out a formula for protecting these precious resources. A key factor in the formula is how much fish and seafood a state’s residents eat. Ignoring the reality that many Alaskans subsist on wild, healthy seafood, the State of Alaska has arbitrarily set this number outrageously low. 

“We Eat Fish!” explores how much fish Alaskans eat, and why it matters to our water, our seafood, and you."

Find Me (Dir: Kitty Mahoney) 24 min
After the death of his father, a young man falls victim to the darkest parts of his own mind. Submerging himself in these memories, he is forced to explore his guilt, his impact on those he loves, and question the value of his life

Walt and Sea (Dir: Frank Sun) 6 min
A story about an Alaska fisherman navigating the bay and find his luck pulling in his day of catch.

Run TIme: 82 Min


Saturday December 3, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
49th State Brewing Company 717 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
 
Sunday, December 4
 

11:30am

Made in Alaska Shorts 3: Speaking from the HeART + Alaska's Mind-Blowing Aurora + The Interior

Speaking from the HeART (Dir: Mary Katzke) 11 min

Speaking from the HeART is a short-film that shares the story of Raymond "Ramond" Severence who was abandoned as a child in the Arizona desert, raised on a reservation, and who eventually ended up in Alaska. Unable to fully communicate his story through words, Raymond has found a way to speak about who he is with the help of The Arc of Anchorage art program, Sparc: a creative place.


Alaska's Mind-Blowing Aurora
(Dir: Todd Salat) 47 min
ALASKA'S MIND BLOWING AURORA is 47 minutes of music to the eyes, ears & soul as it chronicles the adventures of long-time professional Aurora Hunter Todd Salat. With his truck camper as a mobile base camp gain an insider’s perspective as Salat aurora hunts throughout the Alaska Range, the Interior and into the far northern reaches of the Brooks Range in search of heroic moments in nature that are truly mind blowing!

The Interior (Dir: Jonathan Rattner) 22 min
January, the Alaskan Interior, 56 dogs, 4 humans, 5 hours of sunlight. This observational work - shot on both 16mm and digital video – is a sensory journey that follows Brent Sass, an award-winning dog musher, and his community of dogs living in isolation in the rural inland of Alaska.

Run Time: 80 min 


Sunday December 4, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Alaska Experience Theatre - LARGE 333 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
 
Saturday, December 10
 

2:00pm

Made in Alaska Shorts 1: I am Yup'ik + Yuuyuraq + Agayutem Yui

I Am Yupik (Dir: Daniele Anastasion, Nathan Golon) 17 min
A 16-year old Yup'ik Alaskan boy leaves his tiny village and travels across hundreds of miles of frozen tundra to compete in a basketball tournament and bring pride to his village.

Yuuyaraq (Dir: Lisle Hebert) 28 min
The story of how Alaskan Yupik culture was impacted by Westernization and the decimation caused by the influenza epidemic of 1918.

Agayutem Yui (People of God)  (Dir: Bridget Power) 16 min
Yup'ik women have chosen to lead many Catholic churches in Southwestern Alaska, despite having limited authority from the Roman Catholic Church. Can their model of leadership inspire the Roman Catholic Church to adapt?

Run Time: 59 Min

 

Saturday December 10, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Anchorage Museum 625 C St, Anchorage, AK 99501

2:00pm

Made in Alaska Shorts 3: Speaking from the HeART + Alaska's Mind-Blowing Aurora + The Interior

Speaking from the HeART  (Dir: Mary Katzke) 11 min Speaking from the HeART is a short-film that shares the story of Raymond "Ramond" Severence who was abandoned as a child in the Arizona desert, raised on a reservation, and who eventually ended up in Alaska. Unable to fully communicate his story through words, Raymond has found a way to speak about who he is with the help of The Arc of Anchorage art program, Sparc: a creative place.


Alaska's Mind-Blowing Aurora
 (Dir: Todd Salat) 47 min
ALASKA'S MIND BLOWING AURORA is 47 minutes of music to the eyes, ears & soul as it chronicles the adventures of long-time professional Aurora Hunter Todd Salat. With his truck camper as a mobile base camp gain an insider’s perspective as Salat aurora hunts throughout the Alaska Range, the Interior and into the far northern reaches of the Brooks Range in search of heroic moments in nature that are truly mind blowing!

The Interior (Dir: Jonathan Rattner) 22 min
January, the Alaskan Interior, 56 dogs, 4 humans, 5 hours of sunlight. This observational work - shot on both 16mm and digital video – is a sensory journey that follows Brent Sass, an award-winning dog musher, and his community of dogs living in isolation in the rural inland of Alaska.

Run Time: 80 min 


Saturday December 10, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Alaska Experience - SMALL 333 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
 
Sunday, December 11
 

12:15pm

Made in Alaska Shorts 2: The Super Salmon, We Eat Fish!, Find Me, and Walt and the Sea

The Super Salmon (Dir: Ryan Peterson) 25 min
A radio-tagged salmon in Alaska makes a journey that defies scientific record, on a river slated to be dammed for electricity. The Super Salmon follows the eponymous fish's journey from the sea to the Susitna's sparkling, icy headwaters. Along the way we meet the river, the dam, and the people fighting for a way of life and a bright future.

We Eat Fish! (Dir: Daven Hafey) 27 min

"Alaska remains home to some of the cleanest waters, healthiest salmon runs, and wild, abundant seafood left in the world. These resources, at the heart of our economy, culture, and way of life, are what make Alaska strong. 

The Clean Water Act sets out a formula for protecting these precious resources. A key factor in the formula is how much fish and seafood a state’s residents eat. Ignoring the reality that many Alaskans subsist on wild, healthy seafood, the State of Alaska has arbitrarily set this number outrageously low. 

“We Eat Fish!” explores how much fish Alaskans eat, and why it matters to our water, our seafood, and you."

Find Me (Dir: Kitty Mahoney) 24 min
After the death of his father, a young man falls victim to the darkest parts of his own mind. Submerging himself in these memories, he is forced to explore his guilt, his impact on those he loves, and question the value of his life

Walt and Sea (Dir: Frank Sun) 6 min
A story about an Alaska fisherman navigating the bay and find his luck pulling in his day of catch.

Run TIme: 82 Min


 


Sunday December 11, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Alaska Experience Theatre - LARGE 333 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501