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Saturday, December 2
 

12:00pm

Shorts: Love and Pain
Limited Capacity seats available

8:AM
Directed by Emily Pando
Runtime: 5 Min, USA
A numbers-obsessed character who lives life very carefully misses an opportunity to cherish every breath before all counters hit zero.

Toby
Directed by Michael Walek
Runtime: 16 Min, USA
When a pedophile gets out of prison, he moves to New York City and forms an unlikely friendship with a single mom living in his apartment building.

Couples Night
Directed by Russell Summers and Robert Summers
Runtime: 4 Min, USA
A couples night goes off the rails when one couple reveals they're blood sacrificing devil worshippers. And then things get weird...

The Little Truth
Directed by Stefan Mandachi
Runtime: 15 Min, Romania
Italian Romeo and German Julia are together for three years and they live in L.A. They meet in a bar and Julia enthusiastically talks about her positive thinking course. Romeo is frustrated by his boring life in USA and the discussion escalates into a total intolerance.

Brain Storm
Directed by Christophe Clin
Runtime: 6 Min, Belgium 
What happens in our heads when we are about to meet someone on the street? Anguish, prejudice, expectation, surprise, disappointment … These few very brief moments are the nest of a real brainstorm.

Call of Charlie
Directed by Nick Spooner
Runtime: 15 Min, USA
A trendy Los Angeles couple sets up a blind date for two of their friends, one of whom is an ancient evil deity vibrating with pure malice. Unfortunately, on the evening of the rendezvous, two interlopers unexpectedly arrive at dinner to make the situation all the more awkward.

Baggage
Directed by Andi Behring
Runtime: 17 Min, USA
A comic tale of a small town girl who moves to New York City and realizes she's not in Kansas anymore. She's wide eyed about the high life of the big city - until she stumbles head first into the grip of its charming low lifes.

Temporary 
Directed by Milena Govich
Runtime: 12 Min, USA
A compassionate veterinarian works as an in-home euthanasia specialist for dying pets, but when he’s called to the house of an eccentric pet owner, she challenges the ideals of his chosen profession.


Saturday December 2, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Alaska Experience Theater Large

10:30pm

5 Day Film Royal
Limited Capacity seats available

The most raucous screening at AIFF, guaranteed. Participants are given 5-days to completely produce a film – writing, shooting, editing – everything, incorporating three prompts that are announced at the start of the competition. See which of the 20+ teams will win prizes, and be a part of the decision-making yourself! $10.

Hosted by AK Filmmakers 


Saturday December 2, 2017 10:30pm - Sunday December 3, 2017 11:30pm
BearTooth TheatrePub 1230 W. 27th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99503
 
Sunday, December 3
 

2:00pm

Shorts: Global Village
7 Beds
Directed by Pedro Moreno del Oso
Run Time: 13 min,  Spain
Eduardo is about to commit a new infidelity.

Pastries 
Directed by Gianluca Manzetti
Run Time: 18 min, Italy
Agostino and Annalisa are a bizzarre young couple who are having one of those mornings... Agostino is having an audition, not before he had made an auspicious ritual.

Real Men Don't Cry
Directed by Lucas Castan
Run Time: 19 min, Spain
A father, a son and ice hockey as passion, but a harsh reality to face.
 
Yochi
Directed by Ilana Lapid
Run Time: 25 min, Belize
Yochi, a 9-year-old selectively mute Mayan boy, guards a nest of endangered Yellow-Headed Parrots in Belize’s pine savannah. When his beloved older brother, Itza, returns from the city, Yochi learns that he’s in debt and has turned to poaching – setting the brothers on a collision course.

Good Luck, Orlo
Run Time: 14 min
As his parents mourn the loss of his baby sibling, Orlo does what he thinks is necessary to repair his family. However, even the best intentions can lead to questionable decisions.

The Geneva Convention
Directed by Sara Kern
Run Time: 15 min, Slovenia & Croatia
As his parents mourn the loss of his baby sibling, Orlo does what he thinks is necessary to repair his family. However, even the best intentions can lead to questionable decisions.
 

Sunday December 3, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Alaska Experience Theater Small 333 W 4th Ave # 207, Anchorage, AK 99501
 
Thursday, December 7
 

6:00pm

Shorts: Global Village
Limited Capacity seats available

AIFF Matinee

7 Beds
Directed by Pedro Moreno del Oso
Run Time: 13 min,  Spain
Eduardo is about to commit a new infidelity.

Pastries
Directed by Gianluca Manzetti
Run Time: 18 min, Italy
Agostino and Annalisa are a bizzarre young couple who are having one of those mornings... Agostino is having an audition, not before he had made an auspicious ritual.

Real Men Don't Cry
Directed by Lucas Castan
Run Time: 19 min, Spain
A father, a son and ice hockey as passion, but a harsh reality to face.
 
Yochi
Directed by Ilana Lapid
Run Time: 25 min, Belize
Yochi, a 9-year-old selectively mute Mayan boy, guards a nest of endangered Yellow-Headed Parrots in Belize’s pine savannah. When his beloved older brother, Itza, returns from the city, Yochi learns that he’s in debt and has turned to poaching – setting the brothers on a collision course.

Good Luck, Orlo
Directed by Sara Kern
Run Time: 14 min
As his parents mourn the loss of his baby sibling, Orlo does what he thinks is necessary to repair his family. However, even the best intentions can lead to questionable decisions.

The Geneva Convention
Directed by Benoît Martin
Run Time: 15 min, France
As Hakim is waiting for the bus after class, he is caught in a vendetta between teenagers. He is not exactly keen to get into a fight, but how can he possibly avoid an awaited confrontation?ionable decisions.
 

Thursday December 7, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
E Street Theater 315 E Street Anchorage, AK 99501
 
Friday, December 8
 

2:00pm

Martini Matinee
A delightful matinee of quirky and sometimes off-the-wall shorts of all type. Sit back, enjoy a martini, and let the show begin. 

Brain Storm
Directed by Christophe Clin
Run Time: 6min, Belgium
Short
What happens in our heads when we are about to meet someone on the street? Anguish, prejudice, expectation, surprise, disappointment … These few very brief moments are the nest of a real brainstorm.

Cigare 
Directed by Tom Tassel
Run Time: 6min, Canada
Animation
An animated dance choreography featuring a drop of water and a drop of oil.

Baggage
Directed by Andi Behring
Run Time: 17min, USA
Short
A comic tale of a small town girl who moves to New York City and realizes she's not in Kansas anymore. She's wide eyed about the high life of the big city - until she stumbles head first into the grip of its charming low lifes.

Conspiracy PIE
Directed by Levi Taylor
Run Time: 11min, USA
Mae in Alaska
Get ready for a nostalgic ride down memory lane to a time life was filled with Legos, video games and imaginative questions you’d muse with your best friend. Conspiracy P.I.E. reflects on friendship while reminding us to “never stop being that kid that asks 'why' after everything.”

Second to None
Created by Vincent Gallagher
Runtime: 7min, Ireland
Frederick Butterfield has always been runner up to his twin brother Herman. When Herman becomes the world’s oldest man with a mere minute gap between them, Frederick finally sees an opportunity to be first place.

GatorAide
Directed by Alex Witkowicz
Run Time: 10min, USA
Short Docs
The world's best alligator rodeo takes place in the unsuspecting shadow of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. But the reasons behind this bizarre annual roundup will leave viewers enraptured with the animals, the people who wrestle them, and will create a newfound appreciation for what it's like to live life with all ten of their fingers still attached.

Happy End
Directed by Kamila Dohnalova
Run Time: 6min, Czech Republic
Animation
A dark comedy about death with a happy ending, with a splendid chain of unlikely encounters.

Ten Meter Tower
Directed by Maximilien Van Aertryck & Axel Danielson
Run time: 16min, Sweden
People who have never been up a ten meter diving tower before have to choose whether to jump or climb down. The situation itself highlights a dilemma: to weigh the instinctive fear of taking the step out against the humiliation of having to climb down.

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Friday December 8, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
BearTooth TheatrePub 1230 W. 27th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99503

7:00pm

Shorts: Love and Pain
8:AM
Directed by Emily Pando
Runtime: 5 Min, USA
A numbers-obsessed character who lives life very carefully misses an opportunity to cherish every breath before all counters hit zero.

Toby
Directed by Michael Walek
Runtime: 16 Min, USA
When a pedophile gets out of prison, he moves to New York City and forms an unlikely friendship with a single mom living in his apartment building.

Couples Night
Directed by Russell Summers and Robert Summers
Runtime: 4 Min, USA
A couples night goes off the rails when one couple reveals they're blood sacrificing devil worshippers. And then things get weird...

The Little Truth
Directed by Stefan Mandachi
Runtime: 15 Min, Romania
Italian Romeo and German Julia are together for three years and they live in L.A. They meet in a bar and Julia enthusiastically talks about her positive thinking course. Romeo is frustrated by his boring life in USA and the discussion escalates into a total intolerance.

Brain Storm
Directed by Christophe Clin
Runtime: 6 Min, Belgium 
What happens in our heads when we are about to meet someone on the street? Anguish, prejudice, expectation, surprise, disappointment … These few very brief moments are the nest of a real brainstorm.

Call of Charlie
Directed by Nick Spooner
Runtime: 15 Min, USA
A trendy Los Angeles couple sets up a blind date for two of their friends, one of whom is an ancient evil deity vibrating with pure malice. Unfortunately, on the evening of the rendezvous, two interlopers unexpectedly arrive at dinner to make the situation all the more awkward.

Baggage
Directed by Andi Behring
Runtime: 17 Min, USA
A comic tale of a small town girl who moves to New York City and realizes she's not in Kansas anymore. She's wide eyed about the high life of the big city - until she stumbles head first into the grip of its charming low lifes.

Temporary 
Directed by Milena Govich
Runtime: 12 Min, USA
A compassionate veterinarian works as an in-home euthanasia specialist for dying pets, but when he’s called to the house of an eccentric pet owner, she challenges the ideals of his chosen profession.

Friday December 8, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Alaska Experience Theater Small 333 W 4th Ave # 207, Anchorage, AK 99501
 
Saturday, December 9
 

9:00pm

Shorts on the Edge
Shorts, on the Edge. 
*A number of these films were seen on Opening Night*

Cold Storage
Directed by Thomas Freundlich
Run Time 9min, Finland
On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother.

The Counselor
Directed by Guy Bauer
Run TIme: 11min, USA
At a crisis center in late 1971, a freshly minted counselor on the late shift takes his first call: a suicidal teenager whose parents won’t let her come home for Christmas.

Iron
Directed by L. Gabriel Gonda
Run Time: 17min, USA
During the First World War an unflinching young woman determined to defy traditional roles, travels west to pursue a job working the rails.

Must Kill Karl
Directed by Joe Kicak
Run TIme: 12min, Canada
Everyone has “that” friend - the one who shows up uninvited, drinks all your booze, and hits on your girlfriend - who we all secretly hate and wish would just go away. One night, a group of friends decide enough is enough and there’s only one way to get rid of him for good…

Whoever Was Using This Bed
Directed by Andrew Kotatko
Run Time: 20min, Australia
A married couple is woken in the dead of night by a mysterious phone call. Unable to sleep, they are drawn into an unsettling examination of their fears and desires.

The Robbery
Directed by Jim Cummings
Run Time: 15min
Crystal robs a liquor store. It goes pretty ok.

Game
Directed by Jeannie Donohoe
Run Time: 15min, USA
A new kid shows up at the high school boys' basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Will talent and drive be enough to make the team once they discover a secret?

Saturday December 9, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Alaska Experience Theater Small 333 W 4th Ave # 207, Anchorage, AK 99501
 
Sunday, December 10
 

2:30pm

Best of Fest Shorts
Selections of award winners.

Sunday December 10, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Alaska Experience Theater Small 333 W 4th Ave # 207, Anchorage, AK 99501

4:00pm

Aerial Films Showcase
Alaska Aerial Media’s first AIFF showcase, of aerial films from around the globe. This is a showcase of the top ten selections from their program. 

More details to come! 

Sunday December 10, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Alaska Experience Theater Large