Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Golden Oosikar Awards Ceremony

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

The culmination of the AIFF is the Golden Oosikar Awards Ceremony starting at 7pm tonight (Saturday) at the Anchor Pub. The diverse competition juries, comprised of individuals from our community with original and objective points of view, select films to receive our honorary awards. It’s our chance to recognize the best AIFF filmmakers for their commitment to the art of filmmmaking and supporting the Festival by sharing their vibrant visions with the film lovers of Alaska. The audience will also participate in screening and judging the the 3 finalists in the Animation and Super Short program, and help decide the winning films. Tickets are $15 or free entry with ALL EVENT PASS.

Call It Oosik or a Baculum, Either way it’s a Popular Bone to Pick

The word baculum means “stick” or “staff” in Latin. Oosik, however, is the Inupiaq (an Inuit dialect) word for penis. The Oosik is the bone inside the penis of bears, seals, sea lions, bulls, bats, foxes, otters, monkeys and rodents. The human male is not born with this bone, which may account for Oosik envy and the desire to own one.

Decisions on a Wednesday Night

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

We have three great programs going head to head tonight (Wednesday)–the Martini Matinee (8pm at Anchor Pub & Club), the feature Once (8pm at Fireweed), and Surreal Cinema (8:30pm at Fireweed).

Martini Matinee is our short attention span cinema for the fabulous cosmo film crowd! These films are not the usual mix. A movie trivia contest with some great prizes will be part of the evening’s festivities. Tickets are $10 or free entry with ALL EVENT PASS.

Surreal Cinema includes some unusual films stressing the subconscious or nonrational significance of imagery arrived at by automatism or the exploitation of chance effects, unexpected juxtapositions, and strange stories.

Once is the AIFF 2007 Center Piece Film and is being shown on the big screen at the Fireweed. Once is the winner of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award.

Find out more information for Once or watch a trailer.

The African Queen on the Big Screen

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

The African Queen is the festival’s Classic Film this year. This film is still not available on DVD in the United States. Come see it on the big screen Monday at 5:30pm at the Bear Tooth theater. Find out more information for The African Queen.

Check out the Locals

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

The Snow Dance Showcase features five films from local filmmakers. Don’t miss this chance to see and support our local artists (Anchorage Museum at 3:45 pm on Sun 12/2) .

Find out more information about the films in this program.

Are You a Kid or a Kid at Heart?

Friday, November 30th, 2007

This Saturday 12/01 at the Wilda Marston Theater in the Loussac library is the place for you. There will be films all day (10:45am – 6:30pm) for the young and the young at heart. And they are all free admission. Check out the Family films program and schedule in the festival guide.

Want to Meet Filmmakers?

Friday, November 30th, 2007

If you’re not too blurry eyed from the prior night’s Gala activities, join us for an up-close and personal wake-up call with our international filmmakers and industry guests. This is one of the few chances to meet the filmmakers and staff of the AIFF. All filmmakers are encouraged to join the mix. It’s your chance to tout your film and tell us a bit about yourself and your latest projects. Free to all, pass holders have priority. International Filmmakers 12/01 Saturday 10:30am Ship Creek Center

Screening of The Sensei on World AIDS Day

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Saturday, December 1st at 7pm.Alaska Wild Berry Theater.As part of World AIDS Day, watch a free screening of The Sensei with a discussion after the movie with writer, director, producer, and co-star Dianna “Lee” Inosanto. Inosanto is the daughter of martial arts legend Dan Inosanto and named after her honorary Uncle, the late Bruce Lee. To view a trailer of The Sensei, visit www.thesenseimovie.com.The Alaska Wild Berry Theater is at 5225 Juneau Street near International Airport Road across from the Sourdough Mining Company restaurant.

Volunteer Orientation

Monday, November 26th, 2007

There will be an orientation for festival volunteers on Wed, 11/28, 5pm-7pm at Ship Creek Center (West end upper floor). Melissa is encouraging volunteers to stop by, get their assignments, a little orientation to their jobs, pick up their passes, etc.

Opening Night Gala

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Come out and play, under and with, the Stars! The 2007 Anchorage International Film Festival turns up the heat with our Opening Night Gala. It’s the perfect mix of film, fun and international flavor. 25 countries are represented in this year’s Festival. Film Crews from Russia, Italy, the land down under of Australia and across America will be landing at this year’s chill event. Try one of the festival’s signature drinks, “A Cool White Place,” or if you are brave, “The Metrosexual.” Daytime may be full of film screenings, shoptalk and workshops; nighttime, however is the time for the stars to come out and dance the night away!When: Doors open at 7:30 pm (and there will be some fabulous door prizes)Where: Anchor Pub & Club at 712 West 4th AvenueCost: $15 or free with the ALL EVENTS PASS (includes delicious Anchor Pub food — but the bar is not hosted).Why: Because it’s OPENING NIGHT of the 2007 Anchorage International Film Festival!(Silly.)