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 Kicks Off Opening Day

ASHLAND, Ore. — Today, NewsWatch 12 This Morning got to speak with Anne Ashbey, Executive Director for the Ashland Independent Film Festival, and hear about all the events and shows planned for this weekend. The Festival opened today at 12 noon at the Varsity Theater in Ashland. The Opening night party will be held at … Continue reading »

Ashland Film Festival Starts Thursday

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Ashland  Independent Film Festival getting ready to kick off it’s 13th annual film festival. The festival will begin on Thursday at noon and runs through Monday night. At this year’s festival they will show more than 100 films in and presentations in 9 theaters. Those films include narratives, documentaries, and short … Continue reading »

Karen Greenstein Remembered by AIFF

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local organizations are remembering Karen Greenstein this week. Greenstein was killed in a deadly crash when her car was hit by a wrong-way driver on I-5 early Thursday morning. The Ashland Independent Film Festival is making its final preparations for the event to begin this Thursday. Those who run the event are … Continue reading »

Update on 2014 AIFF Ticket Sales

ASHLAND, Ore. — The box office for the Ashland Independent Film Festival is open and so far, nearly 15,000  tickets have been sold. Officials say this number is up from last year, but they see interest grow year after year. There are 21,000 tickets up for grabs this year and there are 6,000 left. Tickets are … 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 »

AIFF Box Office Opens

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Ashland Independent Film Festival box office will open Monday, but only AIFF members will be allowed to purchase tickets. Those tickets are available at the box office in the Ashland plaza or online.  Ticket sales online start at 10 a.m., and at the box office start at 4 p.m.  The general … 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 »

AIFF Rolls Out the Red Carpet

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Ashland Independent Film Festival is getting ready for their 13th season with a nod to Hollywood’s biggest night. About 200 people walked the red carpet as part of the festival’s Oscar Night Gala. The event is an annual tradition celebrating the spirit of cinema and ringing in a new season for … Continue reading »

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