AIFF Celebrates Oscar Night Gala

ASHLAND, Ore. — The showing of the Academy Awards marks the official start to the 14th season of the Ashland Independent Film Festival or AIFF. A few hundred people gathered at the Ashland Historic Armory to watch the Oscars on Sunday as part of the AIFF Oscar Night Gala. “We are celebrating the Oscars by having a glitzy … Continue reading »

AIFF Announces Oscar-Nominated Lineup

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Ashland Independent Film Festival celebrates its Oscar night gala on Sunday. The sold-out event is one of the festival’s biggest fundraisers. In addition to celebrating the glitz and glam of Hollywood’s big night, the gala is also an opportunity to announce the 2015 AIFF films that earned Oscar nominations. Here are a few … Continue reading »

AIFF Preps for Movies’ Biggest Night

  ASHLAND, Ore., — Not only is the Oscars the biggest night in Hollywood, it is also the biggest night for AIFF’s fundraising efforts. The Ashland Independent Film Festival holds its Oscar Gala each year. It includes a red carpet, appetizers, drinks, and of course the entire Academy Awards on giant screens. AIFF showed two … Continue reading »

AIFF Gets New Executive Director

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Ashland Independent Film Festival has new leadership. Former AIFF Advisory Council member David Margulies has been picked to replace Anne Ashbey as Executive Director of the festival. Margulies says they’re currently working on transitioning him into the role, but as director he says his plan is to stay the course. “It’s … Continue reading »

AIFF Announces New Executive Director

ASHLAND, Ore.– The Ashland Independent Film Festival announced a successor for the executive director position. The CEO of High Sierra Music of Berkeley, California, David Margulies, will replace Anne Ashbey. Ashbey resigned recently after two years in the festival’s top position. She will continue to be a part of the organization as a member of … Continue reading »

Last Chance for AIFF

ASHLAND, Ore.– The 13th annual Ashland Independent Film Festival closes out its final day on Monday. Over the weekend, the festival saw sold out crowds and record breaking ticket sales. The Varsity Theatre was the center of the event, booking all five theaters for the festival. Though AIFF administrators do not have final counts of … Continue reading »

AIFF and First Friday Brings Business

ASHLAND, Ore.– Ashland’s Main Street is busier than normal thanks to the 13th annual Ashland Independent Film Festival. Since Varsity Theatre is where most of the films are held, it is also boosting business of several shops and restaurants around it. AIFF administrators say that last year they had more than 7500 attendees of the festival … Continue reading »

AIFF Ticket Sales Top 16,000

ASHLAND, Ore. — Gayle Slates was the first in line on the first day of the Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) Thursday. “You get here early to get a good seat,” Slates said. She’s going to see 24 films in five days. While Slates went in to the first showing at noon on Thursday, Mardy … Continue reading »

AIFF Is Right Around the Corner

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Ashland Independent Film Festival runs April 3-7 and tickets are now on sale to the general public. We spoke with Wendy Conner of AIFF on NewsWatch 12 This Morning and she gave us some insiders information on what you need to know if you’re planning to attend the festival this year. … Continue reading »

Ashland Film Festival a Month Away

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Thirteenth Annual Ashland Independent Film Festival released its complete program today for festival being held in the heart of historic downtown Ashland on April 3-7. Over 7, 500 film fans are expected to stay for five days of world-class independent film at the Varsity Theatre, the Historic Ashland Armory, the Ashland … Continue reading »

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