Ashland Independent Film Festival’s World Film Week(s) opens with The Ants and the Grasshopper, a powerful film on two Malawi women.
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.
Ashland Independent Film Festival Winners ‘American Gadfly’ ‘A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff’ ‘Small Time’ ‘Missing in Brooks County’ Win Top Awards
‘A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff’ and ‘American Gadfly’ won the top audience awards at the 2021 Ashland Independent Film Festival.
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.