Welcome to Arlington International Film Festival

The 5th Annual Arlington International Film Festival

Announces Upcoming Events

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Tuesday, September 15 Don’t Tell Anyone |Filmmaker, Mikaela Shwer | Boston Premiere

https://vimeo.com/131540816

Post-screening Q&A with Angy Rivera Paramount Center, Emerson College, Boston

Synopsis: In a community where silence is seen as necessary for survival, immigrant activist Angy Rivera  joins a generation of Dreamers ready to push for change in the only home she’s ever known — the United States. Hers is the quintessential America n success  story: Angy is the author of the country’s first and only advice column for undocumented youth, and her YouTube channel boasts over 27,000 views as she comes out of the shadows to inspire her peers.

Friday, September 25,

2015 AIFF Kick-Off: A Celebration of the Arts Art Exhibit, Live Music, Film & Hors d’oeuvres Arlington Town Hall

Sponsors: 

Arlington Tourism Office (A-TED) – Arlington Community Media, Inc (ACMi) – Acitrón Cocina Mexicana – SONO Asian Cuisine – La Posada Restaurant – Not Your Average Joe’s – Tango Restaurant – Whole Foods – Za Restaurant.

 

 

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Thursday, October 1

Cambridge AIFF Kick-Off: Screening of JAMES BAKER: The Man Who Made Washington Work

Q&A with Filmmaker, Eric Stange & Guest Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge

 

Thursday, October 15

AIFF OPENING NIGHT: Homage to Science and Technology presented by NOVA

Q&A with filmmakers and featured scientists/researchers from our community Kendall Square Cinema, Cambridge

After-Party hosted by Cambridge Brewing Co.

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Opening Night Reception: AIFF Celebrates at Cambridge Brewing Co. 

The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is proud to announce its partnership with Cambridge Brewing Co. (CBC) located in the Kendall Square Plaza, Cambridge, MA. Established in 1989, CBC is the oldest brewpub in the greater Boston area serving fresh handcrafted beer and food made with locally sourced ingredients. http://cambridgebrewingcompany.com #########################################################################################

AIFF Concludes a Successful 2015 Call for Entries

The Arlington International Film Festival announces the close of submissions for its 2015 Festival. More than 1,500 films were received from the countries of Argentina, Austria, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Belgium, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, Congo, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Japan, Jordan, Haiti, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Korea, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malta, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Moldova, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zeeland, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Slovakia, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA and Viet Nam. The AIFF competition categories are: Best of Festival, Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Short, and Best Documentary Short.  AIFF works year round to produce an annual sustainable festival that pays homage to its mission of fostering appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film. In addition, AIFF produces events with distinctive cultural experiences throughout the year. We are pleased to announce the following upcoming events.. _________________________________________________________________________________________

ANNOUNCING the AIFF JURY MEMBERS for 2015 The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) organizers are thrilled to announce the Jury Members for the 5th annual Film Festival scheduled October 15-22 at the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge. Each year, AIFF invites and appoints Jurors who hold sole responsibility for choosing the films that will be screened as well as the films that receive awards. These jurors were chosen for their knowledge, creativity, innovation and experience in the film industry and will be judging over 1500 submissions received from as near as Boston and as far away as Iran. This year, AIFF invites…  Jonathan B. Barbato, Elisabeth Myles Birk, Alice Bouvrie, Barbara Costa, Elizabeth DiNolfo, Amy R. Handler, John Kusiak, Christopher LeGare, Naythen T. Lowe, Michael MahinBob Nesson, Charles H. Schuerhoff, Eric Stange, Marga Vera and Brynmore Williams. Congratulations to the Jurors and we look forward to enjoying their selections with you at the screenings in October! =======================================================================
NAYTHEN LOWE is the winner of the Arlington International Film Festival Poster Contest

 

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Photos by Mona Sartoveh

    Naythen Lowe, a 10th grade student at Cambridge Charter School, Cambridge, MA and a participating student at the Community Art Center in Cambridge, has taken his first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning the 5th annual Arlington International Film Festival Poster Contest. As the winner of the 2015 Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) Poster Contest, Naythen’s winning design will become the international face of the 2015 Festival. Lowe’s poster was chosen from among the more than 50 entries submitted to the annual AIFF Poster Contest. Lowe, at 14 years of age is also an aspiring filmmaker and has been part of the Teen Media Program (TMP) at the Community Art Center in Cambridge for the past two years. As a member of the Video Studio Class at TMP, his films have focused on topics ranging from social justice to comedy. He is part of the DIYDS!- crew, has co-designed T-shirts for the DIYDS festival and is part of their selection committee that picks the best films to be screened out of the 150 youth films submitted. Sponsors:

MIRA, Watertown Savings Bank, ACMi, yourarlington.com, Punjab Restaurant, Whole Foods,
EUROCHANNEL, Quebrada Bakery, Lakota Bakery, Trader  Joe’s Arlington

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         AIFF PARTNERSHIP & EUROCHANNEL

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The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF)
is pleased to announce its partnership with
EUROCHANNEL
for this year’s festival. With this partnership we look forward to expanding
our audience as well as film submissions.
Eurochannel is a world television channel dedicated to promoting European culture and lifestyle through movies, series and other programs dedicated to
European culture.
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Early Bird Sale!

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The Arlington International Film Festival, scheduled for October 15 – 22 at The Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, invites you to purchase your Festival Pass now through August 31st at the discounted rate of $65. Visit www.AIFFest.org to purchase your pass now!
A Festival Pass entitles you to all film screenings as well as the Opening Night After-Party.
As of September 1st, Festival Passes ($85) and individual tickets ($11) will be available for purchase through the Kendall Square Cinema box office or on-line at the www.AIFFest.org

The Arlington International Film Festival

October 15 – 22, 2015

Kendall Square Cinema

Cambridge, MA

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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

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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.