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The Arlington International Film Festival

The Arlington International Film Festival
204 Massachusetts Avenue
857-209-1122

The Arlington Film Festival offers a unique opportunity for cross-cultural education by promoting understanding of the many cultures represented in our town and beyond. We are registered in Arlington, Massachusetts as an organization dedicated to developing, promoting, and increasing multicultural awareness and understanding in our town. The festival is a means for recognizing that such diversity enriches our community.

We believe that our annual international film festival highlights core values and aspirations we share in common with our culturally diverse neighbors and with all members of the global human family. Local artists are especially encouraged to submit entries

Included in our mission is the commitment to nurture the next generation of talented filmmakers. The Festival offers a unique opportunity for local high school students to showcase their talent- in film and graphic art.


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Call For Submissions for 10th Annual Arlington International Film Festival 2020

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The Arlington International Film Festival - AIFF WINNERS 2019

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9th Annual The Arlington International Film Festival

9th Annual Festival Passes Available at the following Businneses: Arlington Center for the Arts - Kickstand Cafe - Magic Bites, & The Roasted Granola!!! Schedule of Events November 7, 2019 6:30 PM-9:30 PM: Film Screenings: Opening Night at…

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The Arlington International Film Festival Is proud to announce Linda Shoemaker, Executive Director of the Arlington Center for the Arts as Master of Ceremonies for the 9th annual AIFF Poster Contest Reception

Each year the AIFF kicks off its Festival season with an impressive reception celebrating the arts that have included music, poetry, dance, featuring a keynote speaker, and an exhibit of poster submissions. – The Arlington International Film…

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Arlington International Film Festival Call For Submissions 2019

AIFF is looking for new voices, artists, screenwriters, directors, producers, production companies, musicians, storytellers, singers, dancers from all over the world to submit their films. AIFF will be proud to be a platform to showcase your talent.…

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Arlington International Film Festival News - November 15, 2018

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Arlington International Film Festival Newsletter - November 2018

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Arlington International Film Festival Newsletter - October 2018

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The Arlington International Film Festival 2018

The Arlington Film Festival offers a unique opportunity for cross-cultural education by promoting understanding of the many cultures represented in our town and beyond. We are registered in Arlington, Massachusetts as an organization dedicated to…

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Arlington International Film Festival Newsletter - September 2018

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Arlington International Film Festival July Newsletter 2018

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Arlington International Film Festival Newsletter - July 24, 2018

Friday Night Movies Under The Stars Free sundown outdoor summer screening series hosted by East Somerville Main Streets, SCATV, and films provided by AIFF. East Somerville Main Streets' mission is to improve the life of the community by building…

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8th Annual Arlington International Film Festival Call for Entries

https://youtu.be/6Dek4S0mXT8 The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) was founded in 2010, its mission is “to foster an appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through the independent…

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8th Annual Arlington International Film Festival Call For Entries

The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) was founded in 2010, its mission is “to foster an appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through the independent film — to nurture the next…

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The Arlington International Film Festival 2017

Schedule of Events October 21, 2017 7:00pm-10:00pm : Aiff Kick-Off: An Homage To The Serbian Community In Boston The Promise (74 Mins) New England Premiere Zeljko Mirkovic, Director, France, Belgium, And Serbia, 2016, Documentary…

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The Arlington International Film Festival Program 2017

Schedule of Events September 15, 2017 Art and Music at East Sommerville Main Streets Ocean Frontiers III | Karen Meyer | Green Fire Productions 75 Min | Doc | 2017 | USA Ocean Frontiers III explores the intersection of national…

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7th Annual Aiff Call For Entries

The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is pleased to announce the opening of this year’s Call for Entries. Submission information can be found on the website, Aiffest.org and entries posted on FilmFreeway.com. AIFF continues to unearth…

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The Arlington International Film Festival 2016

Schedule of Events October 27, 2016 7:00pm-9:45pm: Stereotypes Coach (95 MIN) Stereotypes ( 7 min) Michael Dillon | Director | Doc | 2016 | USA | Premiere Q&A w/Filmmaker Stereotypes is the story behind the new photo series by photographer…

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AIFF Returns to Robbins Library with Monthly Film Series

AIFF returns to Robbins Library with Monthly Film Series The Arlington International Film Festival is returning to Robbins Library for a monthly film series. The 2016 season will feature 8 documentaries and 1 narrative film. The series kicks off on…

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Community Boat Building - Summer Camp Programs

CBB is excited to offer summer vacation daytime programs for youth! Our programs include a curriculum of activities focused on exploring the water and building projects such as model “Footy” remote controlled sailboats, skateboards, kayaks or…

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Winning Poster Design Unveiled at Kick-off Event for Arlington International Film Festival

The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) selected the artwork of Tyler Wood, a senior in the Design & Digital Media Department at Mount Ida College as this year’s winner of the AIFF Poster Contest Competition. Tyler’s poster…

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Call for Entries - 6th Annual Arlington International Film Festival

The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is announcing its 2016 Call for Entries to High School Students. In keeping with our mission to nurture the next generation of filmmakers, the organizers of the Festival invite local, national and…

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AIFF Honors High School Student Filmmakers

For the 5th consecutive year, AIFF is honored to be showcasing the work of student filmmakers. As the Festival grows, student submissions have increased, locally, nationally and internationally. This year’s program includes students from…

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5th Annual Arlington International Film Festival 2015

Schedule October 15, 2015 12:00pm-1:20pm: International Shorts Program (80 Min) at Kendall Square Cinema The Missing Scarf (7 Min) Eoin Duffy | Director | Ireland | 2013 | Animation A black comedy exploring some of life's common fears: fear of…

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Arlington International Film Festival News - August 31, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 PM DON’T TELL ANYONE | Mikaela Shwer, Filmmaker Boston Premiere Q&A with subject, Angy Rivera https://vimeo.com/131540816   Co-sponsored with Emerson College Paramount Center, Bright Family Screening Room…

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Arlington International Film Festival News - April 21, 2015

You're invited to join us for the New England Premiere of the award-winning film EVERYTHING IS FINE HERE by Director Pourya Azarbayjani Recipient of Human Rights Award from the Monaco Film Festival April 24, 7PM Arlington Community Media,…

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5th Annual Arlington International Film Festival - Call for Entries

Early Entry Deadline: March 31 Official Entry Deadline: April 30 Late Entry Deadline: May 30​ High School Student Filmmakers The next generation of filmmakers October 15 - 22, 2015 Kendall Square Cinema, MA Film Categories: Shorts - 30 min or…

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Naythan Lowe is the winner of the 2015 Arlington International Film Festival Poster Contest

Naythan Lowe, 14 years of age, 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…

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AIFF Celebrates its Partnership With Community Art Center

The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Community Art Center in Cambridge, MA. Our collaboration will began in 2015 as we join together for their 18th Annual National Youth Film Festival,…

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Kendall Square Cinema — New Home of the Arlington International Film Festival

The ARLINGTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (AIFF) proudly announces its new home for the upcoming 5th annual Festival in October as the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, MA.  AIFF has experienced cumulative growth over its 4 years of production.…

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5th Annual Arlington International Film Festival Poster Contest Competition

With the founding of the Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) in 2010, the first project to spin-off connecting film with the arts was the AIFF Poster Contest. High school students from Arlington, MA were invited to participate in a…

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AIFF 2015 Call for Submissions

THE ARLINGTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL HAS OPENED SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 5TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL TO BE HELD AT THE KENDALL SQUARE CINEMA IN CAMBRIDGE, MA. Festival Dates:  October 15 – 22, 2015 The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) was…

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2015 AIFF Poster Contest - Call for Artists’ Submissions

The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is pleased to announce the Call for Artists’ Submissions to High School Students. Invited to participate in this year’s Poster Contest are the following schools: Arlington Catholic High School,…

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King: A Filmed Record from Montgomery to Memphis

Tuesday, February 10th @ 7:00 pm  Regent Theatre  7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA  781.646.4849  www.RegentTheatre.com  Admission $10 A co-presentation of AIFF and the Regent Theatre in commemoration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King …

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The Arlington International Film Festival Celebrating its 4th Year of Cinematic Journeys Around the World

The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is ready to take movie-goers on a cinematic journey with international film screenings from around the world. The 4th annual AIFF will be held on Wednesday, October 15th through Sunday, October 19th…

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2014 Arlington International Film Festival Kick-Off

The Arlington International Film Festival Cordially Invites You to Save the Date for the 2014 Arlington International Film Festival Kick-Off Celebrating the cultural encounter of… Film: O Atelier | Edgar Duvivier, Writer/Director | Brazil |…

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Arlington International Film Festival Kick-Off - The Atelier

The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is truly committed to building vibrant communities through the arts. This year’s KICK-OFF is truly a celebration of the arts… an evening of film, wine & hors d’oeuvres, music by Ken Field…

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Arlington International Film Festival Kick-Off -Honors the ‘Fine Arts’ With an Exhibit Featuring Artists

In celebration of the ‘arts’, the Arlington International Film Festival has organized a fine art exhibit featuring local artists from the greater Boston area that will be on display for the KICK-OFF, September 18th as well as during the…

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The Arlington International Film Festival is proud to announce the appointment of Kelly Soule as Event & Marketing Coordinator for the 2014 AIFF Kick-Off

The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is proud to announce Kelly Soule has accepted the position of Event & Marketing Coordinator for the *2014 AIFF KICK-OFF *scheduled for September 18th at The Regent Theatre. Among Kelly’s…

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2014 AIFF Partners

AIFF’s commitment to raising awareness and supporting action to protect our planet 6th Annual Boston Environmental Film Festival coming up on May 18th at 4 venues in Boston The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is honored…

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AIFF Celebrates its Partnership with Medford Arts Center, Inc.

We are dedicated to bringing the best of film and art to our communities. ​ The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is proud to announce its partnership with the Medford Arts Center, Inc. (MACI), dedicated to bringing the best of film…

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2014 Call for Entries

The Arlington International Film Festival has opened submissions for the fourth Annual Arlington International Film Festival to be held October 15 –19, 2014 in Arlington, Massachusetts, U.S.A.…

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Sam Manion, 2014 Poster Contest Winner - 10th Grader from Minuteman High School

This year’s Poster Contest was sponsored by www.Yourarlington.com  Town administrators, community organizers, teachers, sponsors, parents, media and film enthusiast’s gathered together to unveil this year’s winning poster. Thank you for…

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2014 AIFF Winner

Sam Manion, 2014 Poster Contest Winner 10th Grader from Minuteman High School This year’s Poster Contest was sponsored by Yourarlington.com Town administrators, community organizers, teachers, sponsors, parents, media and film…

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A Resident of Arlington Master of Ceremony for the 2013 AIFF

Paul Wehrlin, a resident of Arlington for 25 years, loves all things Arlington! The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is pleased to announce that Paul Wehrlin, a 25 year resident of Arlington will be the Master of Ceremonies for the…

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A NEW GENERATION OF WINNING FILMMAKERS

The 3rd annual Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) shows independent cinematic masterpieces from filmmakers around the world. It is also dedicated to promoting the next generation of filmmakers by showcasing a special category of student…

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AIFF Welcomes New Members & Veterans of the Selection Committee

Arlington International Film Festival is pleased to announce the members of the 2013 AIFF Selection Committee. Elizabeth DiNolfo, Jim Ospenson, Meryl Perlson and Eric Stange will be joining veterans, Elisabeth Myles Birk, Alice Bouvrie and Cesar…

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Arlington International Film Festival Welcomes Acitrón Cocina Mexicana Restaurant

The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is proud to announce its partnership with Acitrón Restaurant, http://acitronrestaurant.com The Arlington International Film Festival is readying the red carpet for AIFF’s Opening…

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AIFF - 2013 Festival Passes Promotion

The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) invites you to purchase your 2013 Festival Pass at the discounted rate of $35 from April 15 – June 30. The Festival is an ideal setting where the creative, cultural, and business worlds can…

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2013 Winning Poster

Marley Jurgensmeyer, 2013 Poster Contest Winner This year’s Poster Contest was sponsored by the Arlington Cultural Council Town administrators, community organizers, teachers, sponsors, parents, media and film enthusiast’s gathered…

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Arlington High Schools and the Regent Theatre Welcome Lisa Gossels and her film, My So-Called Enemy

Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is proud to announce that Lisa Gossels, director of the film, My So-Called Enemy, will be screening her film at the Regent Theatre, Friday, October 19 at 8:45PM. Earlier in the day the film will be…

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Second Annual Arlington International Film Festival

Arlington International Film Festival “Where Arlington and the World Converge” October 17 – 21, 2012 The second annual Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) scheduled for October 17 – 21 at Arlington’s…

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Pre-Festival 2012 Calendar

AIFF - Opening Night at the Regent Theatre, Wednesday, October 17, 2012. In addition to producing a quality film festival, AIFF is committed to working with the community, honoring the businesses, educating our youth and promoting the history…

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