It's a bit early, but I thought I'd post the feature and documentary films (a lot of the festival jargon and process is explained here) in competition now for three reasons:
- To remind folks in Anchorage that the Festival starts December 2. Start thinking about whether you want a festival pass or you just want to drop in to see a few of the films.
- There is still time to volunteer at the festival. This is a great way to see things from the inside. Check out volunteer options here.
- There's something delicious about getting to see the names of the films for the first time. They mean nothing. They're just titles, names of directors, and countries. It's like getting the name of your blind date. Over the next five weeks, I'll be doing homework on the films in competition and slowly putting up what I find on the blog. We'll get to know which ones we hit it off with and which we don't. By mid-December some films will be favorites and Anchorage will have met many of the directors. And Anchorage is small enough and the festival casual enough, that if the director is here and you want to meet her, you can.
[Combat Girls was pulled, not sure why.]
|Inuk||Mike Magidson||France, Greenland||89m||✓|
|Mabul||Guy Nativ||Israel, Canada, France, Germany||101m||✓|
|The Casserole Club||Steve Balderson||USA||95m||✓|
|The Dead Inside||Travis Betz||USA||98m||✓|
|The Dish & The Spoon||Alison Bagnall||USA||93m||✓|
|Give Up Tomorrow||Michael Collins||USA/UK||95m||✓|
|Goold’s Gold||Tucker Capps / Ryan Sevy||USA||76m||✓|
|With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story||Will Hess||USA||80m||✓|
|We Were There is no longer listed on the program|
Beatboxing–The Fifth Element of Hip-Hop
Go to the Anchorage International Film Festival website for all the entries in these categories and the others.
I have a film festival tab up on top from last year. It was my first use of tabs and I need to update it soon, but it gives you some background on the festival in general and some of the films and directors from 2010.
And remember, this is the long time legitimate Anchorage (not Alaska) International Film Festival. If you have any questions about the two different names, especially if you are a film maker, you can see my comparison of the two events here.