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Roll up, roll up! Come one, come all!

Welcome to the first annual Apocalypse Later International Fantastic Film Festival (ALIFFF)!

Doors open at 5.00pm on Saturday, 15th October, 2016 at the Phoenix Center for the Arts.


Submissions are closed for 2016. Acceptances were sent out on 14th September.

Click the laurels below or this link for our 2016 line-up!


It's 2.30pm on event night and I've just closed online ticket sales.

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets in advance!

Tickets will be available at the door until we hit fire limits.

Cost is $10 and popcorn is free!

What We Are

We are a new event in the Phoenix metropolitan area which aims to return a high quality annual genre-based film festival to the sixth largest city in the United States.

There are two other events in the area that are worthy of note and we highly recommend both, but neither is dedicated:

So we're not replacing them (in fact we work both of them and love them to bits). We're giving audiences back a dedicated event that will concentrate entirely on high quality genre film and run every year.

We plan to grow ALIFFF in future years, but it will remain true to its core ideals, which are to find the very best genre films and screen them to audiences at as low a cost as is possible without sacrificing quality.

Where We Are

The Phoenix Center for the Arts is our home for year one. Their address is 1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

It's conveniently located in downtown Phoenix right off I-10 and there's free parking right next to the building. It's about a quarter of a mile from the light rail and about half a mile from Central Ave & McDowell Rd.

At PCA, we'll be in the Third Street Theater, which seats a comfortable 210. The venue allows the sale of alcohol, so we'll have a selection of beers on sale and we plan to have free popcorn for everyone.

When We Are

Genre festivals are traditionally late in the year and we'll host our first annual event on Saturday, 15th October, 2016. It's a Saturday night and we'll start at 6.00pm. Doors will open an hour earlier at 5.00pm.

We'll be screening a 90 minute set of horror shorts and a 90 minute set of science fiction shorts, with an intermission in between and awards to wrap up the night.

Who We Are

ALIFFF was founded by Hal C F Astell, a film critic and author who has been part of the film festival community since 2007. It will become a cornerstone of the Apocalypse Later Empire.

Hal programs and hosts mini-film festivals at conventions across the southwest. He screens and/or judges a number of major film festivals and film challenges. He programs and judges the short film track for Phoenix FearCon. He writes at Apocalypse Later and his fourth book was The International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival: The Transition Years, which covers every feature and every short screened at that event in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Our judges are all established names within the local film community:

Our graphic artist is Marty Freetage of Freetage Designs. He handles the graphic art for the Phoenix Film Festival, the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival, Phoenix FearCon, Phoenix Comicon etc. He also designed and created the cover for the book mentioned above.

Our awards are utterly unique, because they were commissioned from the utterly unique Tom Deadstuff, a Phoenix-based artist who works in papier maché. Check out his gallery.

What's Screening

Click on the laurels below or the following link to see what's been selected to screen at ALIFFF in 2016.

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