Welcome to Arlington International Film Festival

Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is an award winning organization with its mission being to foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film. In 2013, AIFF was awarded the Alan McClennen Community Arts Award by the Arlington Center for the Arts, the Gold Star Award by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Person of the Year award by the Arlington Avocado Blog. Through the founding of AIFF, the mission has also focused on enriching the community and broadening the view of our world and ourselves. Utilizing the power of collaboration, AIFF has engaged and involved students, volunteers, businesses and town leaders, fellow arts organizations, and of course, filmmakers and directors from around the world. AIFF believes that the arts are here to connect us, to communicate across boundaries, and touch our common humanity.

2014

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giraffada (8)

 SPECIAL SCREENING at the Museum of Fine Arts

FRIDAY, October 24, 7:00PM & SATURDAY, October 25, 1:00PM

A co-presentation with the Boston Palestine Film Festival

 

GIRAFFADA | Rani Massalha | 2013 | NAR | 85 MIN

Young Ziad has a special relationship with Rita and Brownie, the two giraffes at the Qalqilya Zoo, the only zoo remaining in the occupied West Bank where his father Yacine is the veterinarian. When a nearby attack leads to tragedy inside the zoo, Yacine has to promise Ziad a miracle that he’s not sure he can deliver. An inspirational drama loosely based on a true story.

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2014 AIFF Sponsor

Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) would like to recognize the local businesses that have pledged their support and sponsor of the 2014 Festival.

Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), Arlington Community Media, Inc (ACMi), Yourarlington. Com, Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Rule Camera, RCN, Watertown Savings Bank, Kumon Arlington, Irving House at Harvard, Zhen Ren Chuan Martial Arts, Computer Café, Cambridge Savings Bank, ProductionHUB, Robbins Library, Arlington Education Foundation, Arlington Cultural Council, Arlington Community Education, Acitron Mexican Restaurant, Punjab Restaurant, Arlington Tourism Office (ATED), Arlington Vision 2020 Diversity Task Group, Menotomy Grill & Tavern, Not Your Average Joe’s, Century 21 Adams, Marbella Kitchen Design Studio, Book Rack Store, Villa House of Pizza, Bravo Upholstery, La Posada Restaurant, Lesley Ellis School, L. U. V and other gifts, Art Beat The Creativity Store, Arlington Centered, E. Puopolo & Son Plumbing & Heating, 13Forest Gallery, Boston Area Spanish Exchange (BASE), Somerville Community Access TV (SCATV), Belmont Community Media Center, Emerson College, Boston Environmental Film Festival, Citizens Bank, City Paint, Medford Arts Center, Tenoch Mexican Taqueria in Medford, Huntington Theatre Company, Massmouth, Ciclismo Classico, Casa Esme Bilingual Nursery School, Menotony Beer & Wine Spirits, Flora Restaurant, Ristorante Olivio, Arlington Center for the Arts, Tango Restaurant, Festhome, Movibeta, Primary Source, Arlington Alive, Visual Art Department – Arlington High School, Homewood Suites, Whole Foods, Bergamot Restaurant in Somerville, Prime-Your Trusted Butcher in Arlington, Derby Farm flowers & Gardens, Chilly Cow, Kabeb Factory, Sabzi  Restaurant, J.P Licks, Talamas Boston, Hunts Camera & Video, Winchester Multicultural Network, The Elephant Walk Restaurant in Cambridge, Whole Foods, Trades Joe’s, American Glass & Screen.

We are extremely proud of Arlington and we strive to create a national and international draw where the Arlington International Film Festival is the place where Arlington and the world converge.

 

Media sponsors:

Yourarlington.com – Arlington Advocate – Bay State Banner Newspaper – Art Fuse Magazine – Boston Globe – CBS “El Centro” – Encuentro Latino TV Show – Imagine Magazine

AIFF & Backstage (magazine and online casting notice community), is trying to build some rapport with indie filmmakers and let them know that Backstage can be a resource to indie filmmakers when they need to cast new projects.

backstage.com