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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Saturday, December 3


Filmmaker Meet & Greet
A chance for filmmakers and programmers to meet and mingle over coffee. 

Shuttle to venues leaves from Inlet Towers at 11 am.  

Saturday December 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Inlet Towers Hotel


Screen Writers Forum
Join us for a "roundtable" disscussion of the art and craft of writing for the screen!

Event will include a table read of "Minimum to Be", the winner of the first annual AIFF Screenplay Competition, written by Jason Mott. Winning writers in attendance.

This event will be a celebration of winning screenplays, including a short panel discussion on screenwriting and writing opportunities, tailored to your own questions and interests. A great way to network with writers and visiting filmmakers.

Location upstairs Ballroom of Aviator Hotel.

For Screenplay Competition winners please visit: http://www.anchoragefilmfestival.org/2016/festival-selections/screenplay-competition/  

Saturday December 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Aviator Hotel Ballroom 239 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
Sunday, December 4


Music in Film Panel
The Anchorage International Film Festival, Alaska Independent Musicians Initiative, Anchorage Music Co-Op, and Parlor in the Round present: 

A special event discussing everything from music licensing for the screen to where to start in your pitch, and plenty of advice in between! Hear from musicians who've written music specifically for the screen, landed commissions for film projects and have music in films you'll see in the Anchorage International Film Festival! 

Panelists include members of Blackwater Railroad Company, Miles and Karina of "The Adventures of Prince Achmed", David Hunter, producer of "First Girl I Loved" and Kurt Riemann local guru of Surreal Studios.  

Network with visiting filmmakers, Alaska film industry professionals, and musicians alike at this Music in Film event at the Anchorage International Film Festival!

Full festival schedule available at: www.anchoragefilmfestival.org

Panel members will share expertise to help Alaskan musicians have their music licensed and placed in films and TV. The panel discussion and Q&A will be followed by a social mixer where musicians can share their music and network directly with the visiting filmmakers. Alaskan film industry professionals are also encouraged to attend. 

Panelist Bios:

Miles and Karina are David Miles Keenan and Nova Karina Devonie from Seattle Washington, USA. Combine accordion, banjo, samba, swing and twang, oh yeah, and guitar into one pot, and something's bound to happen.  Their music is influenced by recordings from the 40's, 50's and 60's and includes virtually all American styles.  M & K compose scores to silent films and perform them live with the films, and are the musical headlining act of Sunday evening's AIFF live music silent film event, "The Adventures of Prince Achmed," a silent animated film based on a tale of The Arabian Nights, from 1926. 

Kurt Riemann has been producing and engineering music at Surreal Studios in Anchorage since 1980. He has produced / engineered over 500 albums from Alaskan artists. He's an active composer with 6 albums on his own Nightworks label and has worked on scores of scores and sound design projects, and writes commercial music for Alaskan and international clients. He actively produces music for Alaskan artists and bands, and has worked on 20 separate albums this year alone. He's pretty sure that silver microphone sounds better that the brown one, but hell, let's try them both.

Alaskan musicians from all genres are invited to join in this fun and enriching event! Hosted by AIFF and AKIMI at the new 49th State Brewing Company in downtown Anchorage.
About the Alaska Independent Musicians Initiative: AKIMI exists to "Revitalise, rebrand, and promote Alaskan music // Build collaborative community and professional networks // Educate audiences and musicians"

Moderator: Michael Howard

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Michael Howard

Programs Manager, AKIMI
Michael is a born-and-raised Alaskan and co-founder of the Alaska Independent Musicians Initiative, an independent project of the Northern Culture Exchange, a 501c3 organization. Working to "develop, brand, and export" Alaskan music, AKIMI is building community partnerships, organizing... Read More →

Sunday December 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:45pm
49th State Brewing Company 717 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501