July 28, 2015


The Arlington International FIlm Festical (AIFF) proudly announces that the upcoming 5th annual Festival in October will be at the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, MA.

AIFF has experienced cumulative growth over its 4 years of production.  The number of participating filmmakers, local, national and international independent filmmakers has increased and along with the number of increased submissions, we have received amazing professional films, many that are now being recognized world-wide. Official selections by the AIFF Jury in 2014 are three films that have since been nominated for this year’s Academy Award for “Best Documentary”. They are BOTSO: The Teacher from Tbilisi by Tom Walters, ELENA by Petra Costa and DOCUMENTED by Jose Antonio Vargas.

"The Arlington International Film Festival screens quality independent films that are in keeping with what we program at the Kendall. I’m very excited and looking forward to this year’s Festival at the Kendall Square Cinema,” said Howie Sandler, General Manager. Landmark Theatres, the parent company of Kendall Square Cinema, is the largest US theatre chain dedicated to exhibiting and marketing independent and foreign films.
Executive Director, April Ranck, said, "AIFF is extremely excited to partner with the Kendall Square Cinema for this year’s festival. Our growth has been evidenced with the number and quality of film submissions and with our audience. Moving the Festival into Cambridge, a more central location, we hope to draw from the Boston/Cambridge audience as well as our loyal supporters from Arlington and neighboring towns. Kendall Square Cinema is a class of theaters that we think is a good fit for AIFF. We are looking forward to working with Howie Sandler, the General Manager and his skilled and competent team." Ranck added, "last year was a tremendous success for us and we look forward to offering our quality films to an even larger audience in 2015."

The mission of AIFF is to foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film — to nurture the next generation of filmmakers. AIFF showcases some of the finest and most creative cinematic works in the world, while at the same time supporting, organizing, and providing an outlet for local filmmakers.

Join us this year, October 15 – 22, 2015 at the Kendall Square Cinema, your destination for the best in independent, specialty and foreign films!