AIFF Programming Blog 4/28

“Last day at Ashland, and I don’t want it to end! It’s everything you could want from a film fest – beautiful town, amazing hospitality, intelligent audiences, awesome movies, great filmmakers…what a treat.”
Diane Bell, Director, OBSELIDIA

The 9th Annual Ashland Independent Film Festival concluded its most successful festival yet, with amazing films, filmmakers, special guests, jurors, our incredible audience filling theaters to capacity, and the town with excitement. And of course, our unbelievably hard working volunteers, staff and Board making it all happen.

Yes, lots of new records were set this year (tickets distributed, screenings sold-out, filmmakers in attendance) but most extraordinary was the sense of community that the AIFF brings to Ashland for 5 days, embracing film lovers AND filmmakers.

“A filmmakers film festival. You couldn’t cast a better community to support independent films.” 
Michael Nash, Director, CLIMATE REFUGEES

“So happy, and so sad its over…but all the more reason to get another one in the can.”
Chris Byrne, Producer, OBSELIDIA

It is hard to believe it is over, and that we are already planning for our 10th Anniversary Festival, April 7-11, 2011. Save the date!

But in the meantime, we will be continuing to present some of the best of independent film at our Monthly Film Series at the Varsity Theatre:

First up is Calvin Marshall opening on Friday, April 30.  The director and producer will return to take audience questions and the 6p and 8:40p screenings will benefit the AIFF thanks to Coming Attractions Theatres, Inc. Tickets are available at the theatre box office now.


The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers will be our 2nd film in the Series and opens on May 21 at the Varsity.  More information on the screening will be available soon.


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About Joanne Feinberg (19 Articles)
Joanne Feinberg was the Director of Programming for the Ashland Independent Film Festival through AIFF15. Joanne was with AIFF for 11 years and served on the Board of Directors and Programming Team before becoming Director in 2006.
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