The Anchorage International Film Festival (AIFF) invites Alaskans from all over the state to submit films of all lengths and genres to the 10th annual festival in Anchorage from Dec. 3 through 16. AIFF will screen well over 100 films, with a dozen or more by Alaska filmmakers.
The national deadline is Sept. 1, but AIFF historically extends the entry period for Snowdance films, a series of programs focused on films by Alaskans or about Alaska. These features, shorts, documentaries and animated movies range in length from 30 seconds to two hours, and cover varied subject matter ranging from politics and art to climbing, nature, culture and crime drama.
For details about how to submit, go to www.anchoragefilmfestival.org or call 907-338-3761. Filmmakers and film fans can also find AIFF on Facebook, www.facebook.com/ancfilmfest.
To send films directly to AIFF, mail the film, submission fee, synopsis and contact information and to 2010 AIFF, 111 West 9th Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. Submission fees from Sept. 1 to 15 are $30 for films under ten minutes, $35 for films under 55 minutes but over ten minutes, and $50 for films 55 minutes or longer. Fees go up after Sept. 15.