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 Films Among Oscar Nominations

The 2015 Oscar nominations were announced this morning in L.A. and our largest local film festival kept a close eye on the Oscar nods. As the Ashland Independent Film Festival gears up for this year’s season, it’s also taking a moment to reflect on some films it showed last year; specifically, Rory Kennedy’s “My Last … Continue reading »

Out & About: October 2-5, 2014

Fall is in full effect in Southern Oregon with a long list of spooky and sweet autumn events. This weekend the hay maze opens near the Jackson County Fair Grounds. This haymazing family-friendly event will run through the month. The maze is created completely out of bales of straw, so an allergy pill might be … 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 »

2014 AIFF Winners

ASHLAND, Ore.– Filmgoers attending the Ashland Independent Film festival are wrapping up its final day, Monday. Last night twelve awards were handed out at the gala at the Ashland Armory for both audience choice and jury picks. The Feature Documentary, “The Case Against 8″, won the Rogue Creamery Audience Award and the jury pick for Best Documentary. … 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 »

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