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Ashland Man Celebrates 17th Year Volunteering with AIFF

The Ashland Independent Film Festival is in its fourth day of viewings. There are more than 100 independent films being shown this weekend.

Posted: Sun Apr 15 18:19:03 PDT 2018
Updated: Sun Apr 15 18:19:03 PDT 2018

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generation. says, "during this 5 day festival that brings in thousands of people into ashland, there are only 7 i've talked with one of them that comes back volunteering year after year for almost 2 decades now." william has enjoyed his retirement for almost 30 years now. heimann says, "it feels good to do this to be busy and to be challenged it does feel good to do that." he likes being the first face people see .. walking into the festival. heimann says, "we get to set the tone for the festival for those people that's really great." even on a rainy day like today.. it's all smiles for the volunteers.. it's an infectious attitude that and they really enjoy it they actually enjoy standing in line even when it's raining it's really funny lots of smiles and it's a great opportunity." while the volunteer job isn't an easy gig .. heimann says, "it's a pretty complicated job because we have three theaters here and two around back and sometimes the people out back will be out front and i like that i like the challenge to keep it running smooth and to get the people in and in a good mood and no mistakes for the clients for the customers." william says it's worth it to make the a-i-f-f experience special for each person he lets in the doors. heimann says, "sure absolutely. just that kind of thing you know." the film festival is one of the city's signature events.. bringing in people and filmmakers from all over the country. if you want to catch one of the 100 films being shown, tomorrow is the last day of this years' festival. in ashland, sionan barrett, newswatch12. you can see a list of all the films showing tomorrow on our website,
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