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Alaska International Film Awards

The Alaska International Film Awards 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.

The Call for Entries is currently open. Click here to enter your film or screenplay. 

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

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

Awards will be presented in several categories including three main recognition levels: the Kodiak Award, the Denali Award, and the Northern Lights Emerging Talent Award. Awards will be presented to only to those films that demonstrate a superior level of craftsmanship and quality. In addition, Best of Category awards will be presented in each main competitive category and Special Jury Awards are presented to filmmakers who make significant contributions to social change, environmental awareness, and humanitarian causes.

The Alaska International Film Awards is an awards-based film and screenplay competition. Films will not be screened for the public. It is asked, but not required, that any awards received be mentioned in the promotional materials of the films being awarded.