Ashland Makes MovieMaker Magazine “Best Online Film Fest” List 2020

Film festivals are not alone in having to innovate the way they are doing business these days and going forward the on-line festival format is making a lot of sense.   MovieMaker Magazine highlighted a handful of festivals that seem to be doing it well, including the Ashland Independent Film Festival. The virtual festival begins May […]

Ashland Independent Film Festival Releases Program for Virtual Festival

The 19th annual Ashland Independent Film Festival released its schedule for an interactive virtual festival that will capture the intimacy and magic of the annual Southern Oregon event popular with filmmakers and audiences. Richard Herskowitz, AIFF Executive and Artistic Director, in a special 30-minute video available at www.ashlandfilm.org, will preview highlights of the 30 feature […]

Ashland & Portland Make MovieMaker’s 2020 Best List

Oregon cities Ashland and Portland have (once again) been named among the Best Places to Live and Work as a Filmmaker in North America (well, yes, Montreal, Toronto and that other city across the border to our north [but not the one in Washington] are on the list too). We knew this all along, but […]

Ashland Independent Film Festival’s New Film Center on Main Street

The Ashland Independent Film Festival announced today the opening of the AIFF Film Center, the newest addition to Ashland’s vibrant visual and literary arts scene on East Main Street. The new AIFF Film Center will serve as a year-round social hub for film lovers and provide expanded office space for the growing organization. During its […]

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Ashland Independent Film Festival Announces 2019 Juried & Audience Award Winners

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) wrapped its 18th annual edition, which ran April 11-15, 2019, screening over 150 films to audiences of over 17,000. On April 14 at its Awards Night celebration, the juried and audience award-winning films were announced. The James Blue Award was presented to directors Alyssa Fedele and Zachary Fink of The Rescue List. […]

Ashland Independent Film Festival to Present 2019 Pride Award to B. Ruby Rich and Rogue Awardto Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra

Ashland Independent Film Festival to Present 2019 Pride Award to B. Ruby Rich and Rogue Award to Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences “FilmWatch” Grant will support “Queer Intersectionality” series curated by B. Ruby Rich ASHLAND, OR. – The Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF), scheduled for April 11-15, 2019, is […]

Ashland Independent Film Festival Unveils Complete 2019 Program Details

The Ashland Independent Film Festival has announced its lineup for the eighteenth annual festival, April 11-15, 2019, screening in venues across Ashland. The year’s selections include over 150 films chosen from more than eight hundred submitted to the festival, or specially selected by AIFF Artistic and Executive Director Richard Herskowitz. The entire program, including information […]

Ashland Independent Film Festival To Announce Full Line-Up At Festival Preview Night & Offers A Sneak Peek At 10 Highlights

The Ashland Independent Film Festival has unveiled ten film selections from its 18th annual edition. The full line-up will be released at Festival Preview Night, to be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 at the SOU Music Recital Hall in Ashland. Heading the list of early highlights is the world premiere of Ashland filmmakers […]

Ashland #6 In MovieMaker Magazine’s Best Places To Live & Work As A Moviemaker: Small Towns & Cities

For the 6th year in a row Ashland is in MovieMaker Magazine’s top group of small and cities and towns in which to be a filmmaker – congrats! Coming in at #6. Ashland, Oregon Here is what MM had to say about Ashland: The smallest city on our list, with a population of 21,117, Ashland […]