The 9th Annual 'ashland independent film festival' wrapped up on April 12, 2010 after five days of packed theatres. 93 of the festival's 135 films and events were sold out. 16,800 tickets were distributed to approximately 6,000 attendees. In its Spring 2009 issue MovieMaker magazine included the ashland independent film festival (AIFF) in its list of the '25 Festivals Worth the Fee' and Ernest Hardy of the LA Weekly has said that AIFF is “well on its way to being one of my favorite American film festivals, period."
Every spring, filmmakers and film lovers gather in the intimate art house setting of the Varsity Theatre in downtown Ashland, Oregon to celebrate the ashland independent film festival. Documentaries, features, shorts and student films are shown on the five screens of this historic art deco building, with special events at the Ashland Armory.
Filmmakers of the documentaries, features and shorts come from around the world to engage with the audience after each screening and at the festival’s Opening Night Bash and Award Celebration parties with local wine, beer and gourmet food. Special guests have included Helen Hunt, Albert Maysles, Bruce Campbell and more. The film festival is one of the reasons Ashland is included in the popular travel guide A Thousand Places to See Before You Die and why The Washington Post called Ashland, Oregon “a dream you’ll never want to leave."
2010 JURIED AWARDS included:
Best Documentary: Feature Length
Best Short Documentary
Best Cinematography/The Gerald Hirschfeld A.S.C. Award: Dramatic Feature
Best Acting Ensemble: Dramatic Feature
Best Short Film
Best Animated Short
2010 AUDIENCE AWARDS included:
AIFF Audience Award Best Short Film: Documentary or Dramatic
John C. Schweiger Audience Award: Dramatic Feature
Rogue Creamery Audience Award: Documentary Feature
In addition to its juried and audience awards, the ashland independent film festival holds The Launch, a free film competition for students from across Southern Oregon.
The ashland independent film festival has been presented by the non-profit Southern Oregon Film Society since 2001. Follow the latest news from AIFF on the festival's blog at: www.ashlandfilm.org/blog and on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/AIFF
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