AIFF: High School Student Festival Pass

2019 AIFF High School Student Festival Pass

Now Available!

Arlington Int’l Film Festival will offer a special


to those students that are currently enrolled in high school.

Student Passes will allow access to all films during the Festival, November 7 – 10, 2019 for $55.

(regular price $85)

To take advantage of this offer, please send an email to

with a copy of your ID and request.

Note: This offer ends October 30, 2019

Movie under the starts: AIFF High School Program

Trejur - Thomas King | Animation | Concord High school | MA | 10 min

Synopsis: A modern woman remembers her wretched, toy-giving grandmother in this dark, fantasy and animated short film.

Skateboarding - Julie Lozano | Doc | Bronx Lighthouse College Prep Academy | Mayles Documentary Center | New York | 4:36 min

Synopsis: For young people who love to skate

Needles & Threads - Alyssa Abreu, Moises Vargas, and Anisa Hamilton | Doc | Mayles Documentary Center | New York | 9:38 min

Synopsis: The despairing effect of one woman's addiction on two families

The New Life: Ivette Alvarado - Hediyed Khodaei and Intranic Youssed | Doc | Reel Youth Canada | Vancouver, Canada | 4:16 min

Synopsis: Having fled the civil war in El Salvador, Ivette reflects on Canada's role in the refugee crisis and her philosophy on a good life

Violence in Baltimore: A community in Chaos - Brooke Anderson, William Coles, Katia Crawford, Jayla Elliot, Joelle Faison, Kailah Hall, Eric Hunter, William Mitchell, Sama Muhammad, Ade Ogunshina, Eva Ojekwe, Brian Thompson and Ayanna White | Doc | Wide Angle Youth Media | Baltimore, Maryland | 20:57 min

Sypnosis: In Spring 2017, high school students investigate the cycle of violence in Baltimore searching for real-world strategies to prevent violence from escalating among their peers and their communities

Art Collector - Saoirse Loftus-Reid | Narrative | Lexington High school | MA | 4:55 min

Synopsis: A mysterious woman uses her ability to live in paintings to influence artist for her art collection

The Story of Glenda King - Parissa Naeem, Vanesa Eap, Sara Zaidi and Raquel Solomon | Doc | Reel Youth Canada | Vancouver, Canada | 5:24 min

Synopsis: Glenda lived in her car for years and has since moved into a cold, dark basement apartment in Brampton, Ontario. She is a regular at ReGeneration Outreach Community, where she gives back by teaching knitting. She is also a self-proclaimed SOB and has some strong words for Justin Trudeau.

This film was made in the Youth and Homeless Film Project, a unique filmmaking workshop that brought together youth and homeless seniors, in a creative collaboration to produce short films that feature the untold stories of seniors who are homeless or living in poverty.

iRony - Radheya Jegatheva | Doc/Animation | Australia | 8 min


Synopsis: The message of this video isn't to say technology and social media is evil and we should go back to the stone age. It's about humanity and our relationship with it. This film was created on a laptop. the soundtrack is completely digital, and the producer uses social media and technology - this all goes to the name of the film, iRony. His goal with the film was to hopefully cause discussion or at least contemplation about these issues in a creative way and to make people reconsider the overconsumption of social media or the ways in which it can be harmful.

Magician - Linh Chit Hunter Wanger Adrian Marquez | Doc | 5:55 min | Raw Art Works | Lynn MA

Synopsis: Arrogant magician learns a tricky lesson.

What Now - Gregory Aragon | Doc | 3:07 min | Raw Art Works | Lynn MA

Synopsis: Stand with the outcasts or refrain.

Irreplaceable - Jasmin De La Cruz, Jenavier Tesada, Kaylyn Sverker, Kelvin Colahan | Nar | 4:00 min | Raw Art Works | Lynn MA

Synopsis: A home isn’t complete without a

Awaken the Dragon Together | Shuyi Wang | Doc | 5:29 min | Hua Plus TV | Asian Cultural Center | Cambridge MA

Synopsis: a short-format documentary about Massachusetts’ first dragon boat team for cancer survivors, featured and screened as a finalist of HUA International Short Film festival at Los Angels, London and Tokyo in 2017.

AIFF: Honor Jasper Hamilton | NEW Blood

Dear Investor and members of the community.

We as organizers of the Arlington International Film Festival are inviting you to help and support the new generation fo filmmakers

Hamilton Productions, a motion picture development company, would like to introduce you to the world of feature filmmaking.

At Hamilton Productions, we specialize in bringing together investors to participate in the development and financing of Boston made motion pictures. Until recently, the industry has been controlled by the major studios, making investment opportunities in individual films generally unavailable to the public. But due to the increased demand for American made films worldwide and the development of new markets including network, pay and cable television, as well as the ever expanding streaming market, there is a tremendous shortfall of quality product. The growth of all these markets has created a demand, which cannot be met by the studios alone. These major studios and distribution companies now rely on independently financed films to fill this void.

Although the major studios have large budgets, many have had a careless attitude towards spending which has resulted in budget waste and cost overruns. "Bigger" is not always "better". Facts show that an independent film can be produced for far less than the millions of dollars big studios spend without sacrificing quality production values. This is possible today when new production technology is coupled with a no frills, back to basics business attitude. We believe this business methodology creates an investment that is second to none. Hamilton Productions welcomes you to the exciting world of feature length films. As an investor, you will have the opportunity to take part in this highly unique investment vehicle, which may have unlimited profit potential. We invite you to review our latest project described on the following pages.


Jasper Hamilton,


Contributions and donations are welcome



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Film Shorts Screening in Malden


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Join us for evening of Art + Film + Conversation

You are Invited to 

Art Exhibit + Film + Conversation 

Undocumentary (11 min)

Karla Cortes | Somerville MA | Doc | SCATV YOUTH PROGRAM | WORLD PREMIERE

A discussion on endangered DACA and TPS programs and how the lives of many undocumented people now hang in the balance.

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Ebi Sushi (6 min)

Karla Cortes | Somerville MA |Doc | SCATV YOUTH PROGRAM

A Latino restaurateur’s challenges of being recognized as a major player in the sushi world.

AWARDS: A-Town Teen Video Contest, Arlington MA | AIFF Microsoft Award

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Back of the House (11 min) 

Lia Kornmehl | Doc | Winsor School Boston

Back of the House is a short documentary film about the vital and undervalued role immigrants play in the restaurant industry. The film explores the strength of five Hispanic immigrants and tells their stories coming to and working in the United States. In addition to the personal narratives, three leaders in immigration law and policy: Susan Church, Vincent Rougeau, and Brian Lang bring a unique perspective on how immigration has affected them.

Arlington Center for the Arts

Thursday, January 17th, 6:00 pm 

20 Academy St, Arlington, MA 02474

Phone: (781) 648-6220

9th Annual AIFF Poster Contest

9th Annual AIFF Poster Contest 

New Creative Challenges on the Poster Contest

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The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is delighted to open submissions for the Poster Prize for Illustration 2019, in partnership with Mass College of Art (LTM). The competition aimed at attracting artwork for display that is colorful, inspiring and celebrates the vibrant, multicultural-layered of New England. The best poster design will be awarded $500 USD and feature of the winning image on an International Bulletin Boards, Local and National Film Festivals

May 10th | Award - Reception

Arlington Center for the Arts

20 Academy Street | Second Floor

Join Us for the Screening of the Art Collector 

AIFF is please to announce for the first time to screen ONE of the best films of 2018 the high school students program

The Art Collector (6 min) 

Saoirse Loftus-Reid | Lexington MA | Doc

A mysterious woman uses her ability to live in paintings to influence artists for her art collection.

AWARDS: The Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards, Lexington MA; MA Regional Silver Key Award; A-Town Teen Video Contest, Arlington MA

Saturday, Dec 29th, 12:00 pm

Lexington Venue

1794 Mass Ave in Lexington

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