AMERICANINDEPENDENCEFILM FESTIVAL

AMERICANINDEPENDENCEFILM FESTIVAL

ABOUT FILM FESTIVAL

American Independence Film Festival (AIFF) was inaugurated in Kyiv in November 2011, under the auspices of the United States Embassy in Ukraine.

A tribute to the great movie-making tradition of the United States, AIFF showcases a dynamic mix of American feature and documentary films that tell America's story by highlighting its diversity and values, and demonstrating the power of independent thought.

In keeping with its mission, AIFF is more than just a film festival, it s is a forum for exploring the potential of great films to change the world and the ability of filmmakers to address some of society's most urgent issues through art and entertainment.

AIFF strives to go beyond the movie screen by allowing viewers to become participants in the filmmaking process. An integral part of each AIFF is a parallel program of thematic panels and workshops designed to enrich the film festival experience for enthusiasts and offer unique opportunities for young filmmakers to interact with accomplished professionals.

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Screenings of the 12th Independence American Film Festival in Lviv and Odesa

We are delighted to announce the screenings of the 12th Independence Film Festival, taking place in Lviv (September 7-18) and Odesa (September 7-9).

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Welcome to the American Independentce Film Festival 2023!

We are glad to announce that, American Independent Film Festival is coming back. Join us from 7th to 13th September 2023 in Kyiv for a week of cinema celebrating the spirit of American independence and diversity.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF AIFF 2021

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HIGHLIGHTS OF AIFF 2020

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HIGHLIGHTS OF AIFF 2019

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HIGHLIGHTS OF AIFF 2018

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HIGHLIGHTS OF AIFF 2017

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HIGHLIGHTS OF AIFF 2016

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HIGHLIGHTS OF AIFF 2015

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HIGHLIGHTS OF AIFF 2013

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HIGHLIGHTS OF AIFF 2012

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HIGHLIGHTS OF AIFF 2011

FESTIVAL GOALS

  • Introduce exciting, new and thought provoking work of independent American filmmakers to a Ukrainian audience.

  • Encourage the development of a vibrant and prosperous Ukrainian film industry by offering informational seminars and hands-on workshops to industry professionals and students.

  • Promote cultural exchange between Ukraine and the United States and help to strengthen the bonds between Ukrainian and American people.

  • Complement film screenings with panel discussions on topics featured in the films, ranging from social issues to the creative aspects of filmmaking.

  • Provide support for Ukrainian film distributors and exhibitors in acquiring a wide variety of quality independent American films for the Ukrainian audiences.