The North by North Festival captures the spirit of Alaska and the Arctic – to address our challenges and opportunities with Northern innovation and resilience, to build on a rich history and to ensure a future full of promise. The Festival is for the North, and organized by Northerners, with goals of sustainability, livability and growth. The Festival brings innovators from across Alaska, the nation and other Arctic regions to collaborate and address local and circumpolar challenges. Through knowledge, governance, business, design, film, music, food, literature and art, we celebrate the North.

The Circumpolar Arctic Film Festival is an integral part of the North x North Festival, held in Anchorage, Alaska, USA. This celebration of arts and film will bring together film festival directors and filmmakers from across the Arctic who have produced or showcased films related to the North, innovation and resilience. Films submitted to this festival mush have a connection to the circumpolar north, through people, locations or subject matter.

Particular topics of interest for 2018 North x North Festival:

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Climate Action
Clean and Affordable Energy
Good Health and Well-Being

Filmmakers and film festival directors are invited to participate in the weekend's events, discuss topics integral to the festival and to advance circumpolar cooperation over the course of the Festival and beyond. Filmmakers are encouraged to engage in a dialogue about how film can communicate and inform conversations about the Festival themes of Innovation and Resilience, and the four Sustainable Development Goals.

Filmmakers are welcome and encouraged to attend the 2018 North x North Festival and may qualify for travel to Alaska to attend the event held April 26-29, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Local, in-state expenses (lodging and meals) and some travel support may be offered.

The North x North Festival strives to bring innovators from across Alaska and other Arctic regions to collaborate and address local and circumpolar challenges. Through knowledge, governance, business, design, film, music, food, literature and art, we celebrate the North. Participating films will be a part of enhancing the overall event and conversations within.

Filmmakers from across Alaska and the Arctic are invited to participate in this second annual Circumpolar Arctic Film Festival, part of the North x North Festival.

Filmmakers may submit narrative, documentary, or animated films of any length that pertain to one or more of the following themes:

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Climate Action
Clean and Affordable Energy
Good Health and Well-Being

Feature-length films may be highlighted within the event, and short films may be screened as a part of a program with other short films or in combination with talks and panels to highlight topics discussed within those forums.

Any screening fees must be made known to organizers at the time of submission. Films not pertaining to the themes stated above will not be considered.

Deadline to submit is March 15, 2018, yet filmmakers may be notified on a rolling basis. Instructions regarding final media will be sent after films have been accepted.

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  • Sarah Betcher

    This was a wonderful festival. There were a lot of diverse talks, films and activities, as well as a great mix of people from all over the northern regions of the world.

    May 2018