Whether fostering a deeper understanding of a veteran’s homecoming experience (The Welcome), firing up teens to create poetry (Louder Than A Bomb), exploring the human side of Oregon’s controversial death with dignity law (How to Die in Oregon) –or a host of other potent film subjects— the annual 5-day ashland independent film festival is really about “celebrating the diversity of the human experience…inspiring and educating audiences of all ages.”
Now, the AIFF strives to make our festival even more accessible to greater numbers of individuals across our Valley. Introducing… GiveFILM.
The goal of GiveFILM is to donate 100 tickets to at-risk youth, families and seniors in the Rogue Valley. Now, you can help the AIFF do more to ensure that economic obstacles do not prevent access to ground-breaking storytelling and our community-building festival experience.
Community members and local business can make a tax-deductible donation in increments of $12.00 to the AIFF, and for every $12.00 donated, the AIFF will issue one ticket voucher good for any 2012 festival film to a Rogue Valley resident who otherwise would be unable to attend a film. Ticket vouchers will be distributed through the AIFF as well as select service agencies beginning in late March 2013 and can be redeemed at the AIFF Box Office. Service agency partners include Access, United Way of Jackson County and Hearts With a Mission.
The AIFF has a strong history of partnerships with local sponsors and grantors who have helped fulfill our commitment to providing free programs like our two screenings of Locals Only (our showcase of locally made films), three filmmaker TALKback panels, and gallery shows. We hope that you will join us and GiveFILM.
1. Go to www.ashlandfilm.org/donate,
2. Enter the amount of your donation in the “Other” category (make sure the amount is divisible by 12!),
3. Enter ‘GiveFILM’ in the Comments section.
Ticket vouchers will be distributed through community agencies in March, and can be redeemed at the AIFF box office.
Thanks for helping to share the joy and inspiration of independent film! I welcome your comments below, or via email.
-Anne Ashbey Pierotti, Executive Director