Programming Blog 9/1/11

2012 Call for Entries Opens; AIFF travels to fall festivals.

We’re now accepting entries for the 11th annual ashland independent film festival, April 12-16, 2012. If you are filmmaker with a new film – consider submitting. If you are a film lover – tell your filmmaker friends. Please help us spread the word!

You can visit our website for lots of information about the festival. For specific information about how to enter your film, see our filmmaker pages. And if you are a Southern Oregon filmmaker, your entry fee is waived (FREE!) so make sure to check out our Locals Only page and also the free Launch Regional Student Film Competition on the website.

Throughout the fall and early winter, we’ll be attending film festivals around the country – screening films, hearing about current projects, and connecting with friends, old and new. I’ll be at the Toronto International Film Festival 9/8-13, and Independent Film Week in New York in 9/19-22, and members of our Board and Staff will attend the Pt. Townsend Film Festival, and BendFilm, among others. Please say hi if you are there, and join us on Facebook for updates.

AIFF Executive Director Tom Olbrich to Step Down as ED

You may have already heard that Tom Olbrich will be stepping down as Executive Director of the ashland independent film festival. We are so grateful to Tom for his extraordinary work and dedication for the last eight years, and the board and staff are saddened to see him go. Read the announcement.

We are committed to ensuring the continued excellence of the festival, and to build on the strong foundation established over the past 10 years. Tom has agreed to stay on through the transition period as the board searches for a new Executive Director. Follow these links for information about the AIFF Executive Director Position Announcement andPosition Description.

As we start a new Programming cycle for the AIFF, and look forward to all the exciting opportunities our 2012 festival will offer, we can’t wait to see new work from talented filmmakers from all over the globe. Our team is ready – bring it on!


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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