Anchorage international Film Festival 2011

[Last update: Dec. 20, 2011 - I've added links to videos of animated film makers Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter (Something Left, Something Taken) and Patrick and Michele Neary (Landscape with Duck); and Super Short creator Peter Masyk (The Pole).]

I still have more photos, thoughts, and videos I'm hoping to add. 

This year's festival began Friday December 2 and ended December 11.  But with three nights of Best of the Fest films shown at the Alaska Experience Theater.  Opening night included the showing of the movie Inuk and Director Mike Magidson, Ole Jørgen Hammeken, and Jean-Michel Huctin were there for Q&A after the showing.

The official website for the: Anchorage International Film Festival.

LOGISTICS - How to make your festival experience easier and better by knowing how things work.
  • Unasked FAQs - Answers to basic questions for people trying to figure out the Festival and its jargon.  If you only read one page here, this is the one to read
  • Tips For Film Festival Skeptics -  For people who haven't been to a film festival.  How to find the best movies, see the film makers, see the free shows.

  • Guide to Using the AIFF Website - AIFF added Festival Genius to their website last year.  It adds a lot, but there are also some tricks.
AWARDS POSTS - I live blogged the awards.  Here's the series of posts.  "Live Blogging - The Awards List" has all the awards in one post. 

MOVIES - Posts on movies - as I post about movies I'll put links here so you can find them more easily than scrolling through the blog.  For all the posts for this year's festival in reverse chronological order use the AIFF 2011 label.  Or look in the November and December blog archive (column on the right) for posts that begin with AIFF 2011.

Features and Documentaries:
    Animated Films in Competition:
    • Animated Films in Competition - this list is more fleshed out with some video and information about each of the films in competition.
    • Busy Sunday - mentions  This Is Not Real and Attack of the Killer Mutant Chickens
    General Posts

    FILM MAKERS - Video posts of film makers.

    THE AUDIENCE SPEAKS - Videos with audience members on the films and festival

    BACKGROUND POSTS - Behind the scenes -

    2010 AIFF Tab-  2010 was the first year I used a tab on top.   It gives more of an overview of my posts about the festival with links.  You can also link to all the posts labeled Anchorage International Film Festival 2010 which will give you all the posts from most recent to the oldest.
    2010 AIFF -  Overview of 2010 Festival and posts
    2009 AIFF  - posts from the 2009 Festival
    2008 AIFF 
    2007 AIFF

    Comparing the ANCHORAGE and ALASKA International Film Festivals - Real Festival? Scam?