The Alaska International Film Festival is an independent film competition that aims to recognize the best and brightest new work in international cinema and highlight Alaska’s important role in the international film community.

Awards will be presented to independent filmmakers from around the globe who produce original and compelling films and screenplays in several competition categories. The Alaska International Film Festival awards innovative and diverse films that connect independent filmmakers’ vision and the artistic process to the emerging global arts community.

The Alaska International Film Festival recognizes filmmakers who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity and is responsible for honoring and celebrating new and undiscovered talent worldwide.