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Anchorage Alaska’s Growing International Film Festival Calls For Entries


ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Anchorage International Film Festival will be held December 3 through 16. Entries will be accepted until September 1, 2010.

Beginning its 10th season, this 17-day event draws crowds of over 14,000 fans. The AIFF has been growing by nearly 20 percent each year. It now features more than 150 films at five venues.

Past attendees describe the Festival as a well-organized, supportive environment for filmmakers and the industry. With excellent venues and wonderful fans that love to engage the filmmakers.

The Beartooth is the brightest of independent theater jewels on the entire West Coast of North America. It’s a comfortable atmosphere where you can wine and dine while watching vibrant visions on the silver screen.

“I am extremely excited about this year’s workshops and other industry events. We have some truly unique festivities planned for this December,” said Festival Founder Tony Sheppard.

The industry has discovered Alaska and through AIFF has built an excellent reputation for programming prowess and hospitality. NPR calls Films Worth Freezing For “the best festival slogan of all time.” December is the darkest and coldest time of the year and, per capita, Alaskans watch almost more movies than anywhere else in the world.

Hipsters by Valery Todorovsky was the winner of the Golden Ossikar during last year’s event. The festival gives out awards in several categories including Best Documentary, Short, Super Short, Animation and Snowdance film awards for Alaskan made films. Entry fees are the lowest in the industry and all funds are used for filmmaker visits.

The Anchorage International Film Festival is a not for profit organization. Our mission is to support Independent and International Film. Our goals are to develop a film program that will engage our imagination and enhance our lives culturally and artistically while promoting our great State as a stage for film production. For more information please visit: http://www.anchoragefilmfestival.org/2010/film/ <http://www.anchoragefilmfestival.org/2010/film/>

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