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|Narrative feature (fiction) film at least 55 minutes in length, but no longer than 140 minutes.
|Documentary feature (non-fiction) film at least 55 minutes in length, but no longer than 120 minutes.
|Documentary short (non-fiction) film at least 10 minutes in length, but no longer than 54:59 minutes. Exception: .
|Animation feature length film at least 55 minutes in length, but no longer than 120 minutes. Exception: Films submitted in any animation subcategory must be at least 50% animation.
|Short narrative (fiction) film at least 10 minutes in length, but no longer than 55 minutes.
|Animated short film at least 10 minutes in length, but no longer than 54:59 minutes. Exception: Films submitted in any animation subcategory must be at least 50% animation.
|Super Short - Narrative Fiction
|Super short length narrative (fiction) film at least 1:00 minute in length and no more than 9:59 minutes.
|Documentary super short length (non-fiction) film at least 1:00 minute in length and no more than 9:59 minutes.
|Animated super short length film at least 1:00 minute in length, but less than 9:59 minutes. Exception: Films submitted in any animation subcategory must be at least 50% animation.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Anchorage International Film Festival (AIFF) is a non-profit arts organization that supports and promotes independent film and new media through screenings, workshops, film competitions, and outreach activities.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
NEW THIS YEAR! THE 2013 AIFF IS SPONSORING THE "GREAT ALASKAN SHORTS CONTEST." Check the AIFF website for details and an entry form: www.anchoragefilmfestival.org.
Anchorage lies on the edge of the Chugach Mountains to the east and borders Cook Inlet to the west. Though far away from Cannes, Sundance, and Toronto, residents tend to feel proud about doing things differently than the rest of the world. Independence has always been regarded as an asset and highly regarded quality here, often revealing itself as a magnificent trait.
As North America's northermost independent festival, this year marks the 13th AIFF. The enthusiasm, sophistication and passion of our audiences surprises visitors, and the integrity of our judging process allows for quality to shine while leaving room for films to stand out. Our programming teams immerse themselves in the selection process and present programs ranging from comedy to horror.
Here in Anchorage, our goal for the festival is to bring movie-goers out of the cold and into the illuminating worlds of filmmakers from around the globe. By hosting filmmakers from all parts of the country and world to Alaska, we want artists to connect with people they might not otherwise meet, and engage audiences in screenings, workshops, and celebratory events.
FIlms screened at our festival have gone on to show and win awards in Seattle and Sundance. We've been visited by the LA Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, the Sundance Channel, and Hypnotic Films, among others, and were featured in Premiere Magazine and Canal+ Belgium's documentary "Around the World in 25 Film Festivals."
We urge you to submit your films and come join us in Alaska this November and December, a time when the snow, ice and darkness make drama all on their own.
Our main host venue is the 400-seat Bear Tooth Theatre in Spenard, a theater pub equipped with state of the art 2K DCI digital presentation and can show DCI jpg2000 files off of a CRU or compatible drives. This venue can also show Blu-Ray (preferred if jpg 2000 is not available), DVD or DVD-R.
All other AIFF venues require Blu-Ray, DVD or DV-R or a QuickTime file on USB drive.
Cindy Franklin (Documentaries Programmer)
; Dean Franklin (Board Member)
; Jim Parker (Programming Director)
; Justin Awe (Animation Programmer)
; Karen Miovas (Board/Marketing)
; Kristie Nelsen (AIFF Board Member)
; Linda Beja (Snowdance Programmer)
; Rachel Weaver (Animation Programmer)
; Rich Curtner (Board/Membership/Shorts Programmer)
; Tony Sheppard (President)
; Travis Gilmour (Features Programmer)
PLEASE READ THESE GUIDELINES CAREFULLY AS THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS YEARS:
Film submitter/director/producer is responsible for reading and understanding the General Festival Rules for the 2013 Anchorage International Film Festival (AIFF).
The 2013 AIFF is open to any film completed after January 1, 2012 regardless of content, subject, or origin. Any film completed after January 1, 2012 that has not screened on cable or broadcast television in Alaska or any other U.S. state, prior to December 6, 2013 is eligible for submission. Submitting your film to the 2013 AIFF is not a guarantee of selection.
A film will only be eligible for the 2013 AIFF jury competition if fees and forms are submitted with the film and the submission media is postmarked by the September 8, 2013 WAB extended deadline. We support independent film and encourage all genres to enter.
The AIFF will not refund any fees if the filmmaker fails to submit the film in the correct category. Films submitted without the correct fees or proper submission media may be deemed ineligible at the discretion of the AIFF programming director or executive director.
Once a film is accepted and becomes an official selection in the festival, AIFF WILL NOT consider screening fees of any kind.
The AIFF will not refund any fees if the filmmaker fails to submit a suitable exhibition copy in an acceptable format.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
PLEASE READ THESE GUIDELINES CAREFULLY AS THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS YEARS:
Film submitter/director/producer is responsible for the reading and understanding the Terms and Conditions for the 2013 Anchorage International Film Festival (AIFF).
If accepted to the festival, applicant grants the 2013 AIFF the right to show the submitted film publicly in Alaska until December 2014, UNLESS written notice is provided to AIFF.
Failure to submit film in the correct category and/or non-payment of submission fees could disqualify film for selection at the discretion of the programming director.
Submission media should be clearly marked with the WAB tracking number, film title, director and exact running time.
No PAL tapes are accepted. PAL DVDs are accepted.
AIFF WILL NOT RETURN SUBMISSION MEDIA UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
If film is selected, exhibition media MUST BE IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT and should be clearly marked with the WAB tracking number, film title, director and exact running time.
AIFF will ONLY return EXHIBITION MEDIA if the proper packaging with correct postage is provided by the film submitter at the time the film is submitted.
AIFF WILL NOT RETURN OTHER MATERIALS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, i.e. posters, postcards, director statement, or press kits. Send only the type and number of other materials requested by the programming director.
Failure to follow any of these guidelines could lead to disqualification of the film, at the discretion of the programming director.
Films must be insured by the film submitter. The Anchorage International Film Festival is not responsible for damaged or lost media during shipping.
For submission purposes, the SNOWDANCE category has been removed from the 2013 AIFF Withoutabox listing. If you are 1.an Alaskan resident, or 2. the primary focus of your film of your film is about Alaska, or 3. your film was made in Alaska, please submit to the other main categories depending on length and subject matter of your film. Categories are: Feature Narrative, Documentaries [to include Short and Super Short Documentaries], Animation [to include Short and Super Short Animation], Short Narrative and Super Short Narrative.
Anchorage International Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the festival for promotional purposes.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The film submitter/director/producer shall indemnify and hold harmless Anchorage International Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
Unless negotiated with the festival programming director, all shipping fees are the responsibility of the filmmaker. Any other arrangements must be agreed to in writing by the programming director.
Acceptable presentation formats: AIFF will no longer accept 35 mm film prints. Preferred formats are DCI 2K digital or Blu-Ray for the main venue. For films selected for this venue we will accept compatible digital files, Blu-Ray, DVD or DV-R. All other venues will accept only Blu-Ray, DVD or DV-R or a QuickTime file on USB drive. If a film is accepted for the festival, the filmmaker will be informed well in advance on the type of exhibition media to provide.
Questions should be directed via email to the 2013 AIFF Programming Director, Jim Parker: email@example.com.