Anchorage International Film Festival 2013

[UPDATE Dec. 3, 2014:  My 2014 Festival Page is up now.  It's got the Tips section and half a dozen posts including overviews of the Features in Competition, Documentaries in Competition, and Short Narratives in Competition.]

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The Festival is over, but I still have leftover thoughts, photos, and video to get up here before I feel that I'm finished.  So check back now and then to see if there's anything new.

I'd like to note here that AIFF 2013 Best Animation winner - Mr. Hublot - won the Academy Award for best animation. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014
Friday, December 27, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Here's the link to the official Anchorage International Film Festival 2013 website.

Once the official selections are determined and posted, the judging panels in each category reviewing the selected films to chose those that will win prizes.

Key Sections Below:
  • Tips to get Most Out Of The Festival
  •  Index Of 2013 Festival Posts 
    • by film category and type of post
    • all in reverse chronological order
I'll try to keep up on these indices daily once the festival starts, but it gets hectic


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.  Fully updated for 2013.  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. [Updated for 2013]

  • Guide to Using the AIFF Website - AIFF added Festival Genius to their website two years ago.  It adds a lot, but there are also some tricks.  [A 2010 post when the Festival began using Festival Genius for the film listings.]

INDEX OF 2013 FESTIVAL POSTS - by film category and type of post:  Features, Documentaries, Shorts, Animated, Super Shorts, Video Interviews with film makers, and  . . . (Lists of posts will be in reverse chronological order)


  • AIFF2013:  Features in Competition - Time To Plan What To See - Descriptions and images and/or previews of the features in competition, along with when they'll play and if the film makers will be there
  • See Videos of Film Makers below for:
    • Mine Games Director Richard Gray
    • Detroit Unleaded Director Rola Nashef
    • Hank and Asha film makers Julia Morrison and James Duff
    • The Animal Project  Director/Writer/Producer Ingrid Veninger
    • Everything Is Fine Here  film makers Pourya Azarbayjani and Mona Sartoveh (visiting from Iran)
    • Vino Veritas - Director Sarah Knight 
    • You'll Be A Man - Director and Producer Benoit Cohen and Matthieu Prada


  • See video of film makers below:  
    • Lion Ark   Director Tim Phillips



Super Shorts

Finding Films By Country

Video of Film Makers

INDEX OF 2013 FESTIVAL POSTS - chronological

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014

Friday, December 27, 2013
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Tuesday Dec. 17, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013 

Saturday, December 14, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
  • AIFF 2013: Choosing From So Many Good Options Friday -  An overview of Friday offerings with a list of films I've seen that I liked a lot.  But basically throwing up my hands at all the choices and leaving it up to readers.  List of the whole program with links and times and venues. 
  • AIFF 2013: One.For.Ten - DNA, The Instant Replay For The Justice System - The highlight of the festival for me so far - One.For. Ten.  Ten short films that involved audience participation in the making and in the showing.  Consists of ten short interviews with people who have been exonerate of capital crimes and released from death row. 

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

Monday, Dec. 9, 2013
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013
Saturday, Dec. 7 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013


Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

Monday, December 02, 2013

  • AIFF2013: On The Air - Tuesday Dec. 3 10 am and Wednesday Dec 4 at 2pm  - Two Alaska Public Radio Network programs - Talk of Alaska and Hometown Alaska will feature guests from the Anchorage International Film Festival and the Indigenous World Film Festival this week.  Information on how to listen (including online) and participate in this post.
Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013
Friday, Nov. 29, 2013
  • AIFF 2013: This Year's Logo Way Too Busy - Shows this year's logo and explains why I think it doesn't working, including two examples of others using only a portion (and editing that portion even) of the logo to make it fit.

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

  • AIFF 2013: UFAQ's Updated for 2013 - Unasked, Frequently Asked Questions about the Anchorage International Film Festival.  Ways to enjoy and get the most out of the festival.

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013
Friday, Nov 8, 2013
October 15, 2013
October 5, 2013

1 comment:

  1. Hey Steve! Lisa Freeman here from Portland, Oregon. We have the Mr Super Juice short film in the upcoming festival. Tried to email you with stills, but your mailbox was full - will keep trying. Looking forward to coming up for the 2nd week of the fest!


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