Archive for November, 2007

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

Thank You Festival Sponsors

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

View a trailer of this year’s wonderful sponsors. When you see them or patronize their business, be sure to let them know you appreciate their support for the festival.

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.)

Cubed

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Watch the trailer for this short and find out more information and screening times.

Taxi to the Dark Side and Autism, the Musical

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Made the Academy Awards Oscars shortlist for Best Documentary Feature. “Autism, The Musical” screens 12/02 Sun 2:30pm at Out North Theater and 12/03 Mon 6:00pm at Anchorage Museum. “Taxi to the Dark Side”, which opens theatrically nationwide in January, screens at AIFF – 12/02 Sun 12:00pm at Out North Theater and 12/05 Wed 6:00pm at Anchorage Museum. Please do not miss the opportunity to see both of these films on the big screen.

Find out more information for Taxi to the Dark Side or watch a trailer.

Find out more information for Autism the Musical or watch a trailer.

Silent Radio

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Watch the trailer for this short and find out more information and screening times.

Siberian Dream

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Watch the trailer for this documentary and find out more information and screening times.