‘A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff’ and ‘American Gadfly’ won the top audience awards at the 2021 Ashland Independent Film Festival.
Ashland Independent Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Ashland Independent Film Festival
WHERE: Ashland, Oregon, USA
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Ashland Independent Film Festival is five days of the highest quality independent film in this historic town the Washington Post called “a dream you’ll never want to leave.” Every Spring, Southern Oregon is buzzing with the excitement of the AIFF. Over 7000 film lovers gather at the historic art-deco Varsity Theatre in downtown to watch over 80 films in five days. Filmmakers of the documentaries, features and shorts come from around the world come to engage with the audience after each screening and at the festival’s Opening Night Bash and Award Celebration parties with local wine, beer and gourmet food. Special guests have included Helen Hunt, Albert Maysles, Bruce Campbell and more. The film festival is one of the reasons Ashland is included in the popular travel guide A Thousand Places to See Before You Die.
The live festival in June launches with the Northwest premiere of Fanny: The Right to Rock, about the three Filipina American teens who formed the ferocious, pioneering California rock group Fanny in 1969.
David Oyelowo, Christine Vachon, Bruno Santamaria to be Honored at Ashland Independent Film Festival
Actor David Oyelowo, producer Christine Vachon and filmmaker Bruno Santamaria will be honored during this year’s hybrid “Double Feature” edition of Ashland Independent Film Festival
Ashland Independent Film Festival 2020 wrapped with the Awards, with Fernando Frias’s I’m No Longer Here wining the award for Best Narrative Feature.
Ashland Independent Film Festival released its schedule for an interactive virtual festival showcasing 30 feature films and over 100 short films.
The coronavirus is having a devastating impact on film festivals. San Francisco and RiverRun International Film Festivals have canceled.
Ashland Independent Film Festival will open the AIFF Film Center, the newest addition to Ashland’s vibrant visual and literary arts scene on East Main Street.
Documentary RETURN TO MT. KENNEDY and Mexican Short Films Headline Ashland Festival Varsity World Film Week 2019
Ashland Independent Film Festival will showcase 13 independent feature films and one short film program for the 30th Varsity World Film Week; closing with the documentary Return to Mt. Kennedy.
The Ashland Independent Film Festival wrapped its 18th annual edition, and announced the juried and audience award-winning films at its Awards Night celebration.
Ashland Independent Film Festival to Honor B. Ruby Rich and THE INFILTRATORS Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra
The Ashland Independent Film Festival will present the 2019 Pride Award to film critic B. Ruby Rich and the 2019 Rogue Award to Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra, directors of the Sundance NEXT Jury and Audience award winner, The Infiltrators.
The Ashland Independent Film Festival announced its lineup of over 150 films for the eighteenth annual festival, April 11-15, 2019, in Ashland, Oregon.
First 10 Films Revealed for 2019 Ashland Independent Film Festival, incl. World Premiere of PHOENIX, OREGON
The world premiere of Ashland filmmakers Gary and Annie Lundgren’s Phoenix, Oregon, starring James Le Gros and Jesse Borrego leads the first ten films unveiled for the 18th Ashland Independent Film Festival.
‘América’ ‘Minding the Gap’ ‘Fort Maria’ ‘For Izzy’ Win at 17th Ashland Independent Film Festival [ Complete List of Winners]
The 17th Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) officially came to a close today, and announced the highly anticipated juried and audience award-winning films
Ashland Independent Film Festival Rolls Out 2018 Program | ‘First Reformed’, ‘On Chesil Beach’, ‘Hearts Beat Loud’ and More ..
The Ashland Independent Film Festival announced its lineup for the five-day festival taking place April 12 to 16, 2018, and featuring over 120 films chosen from nearly a thousand films submitted to the festival
The Ashland Independent Film Festival has selected the former Executive Director of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival to its top job. Steven Remington of Moscow, Idaho will succeed Cathy Dombi as the festival’s new executive director.
Ashland Independent Film Festival director of programming Richard Herskowitz has assembled an intriguing and illuminating array of international films for the September 30 to October 6 – 2016 Varsity World Film Week
The Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) was recently awarded grants by both the Oregon Cultural Trust and the Oregon Arts Commission.
Bastards y Diablos, with several cast and crew members who hailed from nearby Medford, Oregon, swept both the juried and audience awards for Best Feature at the 2016 Ashland Independent Film Festival.
The 2016 Ashland Independent Film Festival will be celebrating its 15th anniversary this April by paying tribute to the roots of independent film.
Nine films by local filmmakers are Official Selections in the 2016 Ashland Independent Film Festival’s Locals category.
Experimental Animators, Laura Heit and Jeremy Rourke to Perform Live at Ashland Independent Film Festival
Two experimental animators, Laura Heit and Jeremy Rourke, will perform live with their films at this year’s Ashland Independent Film Festival, April 7 to 11, 2016.
The Ashland Independent Film Festival announced the 2015 juried and audience award winning films at an Awards Celebration gala at the Historic Ashland Armory. Imperial Dreams (pictured above), directed by Malik Vitthal was the big winner of this year’s festival, taking home both the Jury Award and Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature film. In Imperial Dreams, 21-year-old Bambi returns home to Los Angeles and his old stomping grounds in Watts, fresh off a 28-month stint […]
The Ashland Independent Film Festival has selected the CFO of High Sierra Music, Inc., Berkeley, CA to its top job. David Margulies of Ashland will succeed Anne Ashbey as the festival’s new executive director. Pam Notch, president of the AIFF board, described Margulies as “intelligent, dynamic and resourceful, with proven successes in his field. Dave brings over 19 years of festival experience to AIFF. During his professional tenure, Dave has developed deep relationships with key sponsors and partners, garnered numerous in-kind donations and demonstrated his acumen in fundraising.”
Ashland Independent Film Festival Announces 2014 Award Winners; ‘The Case Against 8’ Sweeps Awards for Best Documentary
The Ashland Independent Film Festival announced the 2014 juried and audience award winning films at an Awards Celebration gala at the Historic Ashland Armory. The festival’s opening night film, The Case Against 8, directed by Ben Cotner and Ryan White, took home the Les Blank Award for Best Feature Length Documentary, given by the festival’s jurors, as well the Rogue Creamery Audience Award for Best Documentary, voted on by the audience. The film offers a behind-the-scenes look at the historic case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. The filmmakers and two of the plaintiffs attended the festival and participated in a lively Q&A with audiences following the screening of the film.