REEL to ROGUE: Live Auction Preview

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It’s auction time again! Thursday, October 1st from 5:30 – 8:30p at the Ashland Springs Hotel, be ready to wheel and deal for your favorite packages. There is already a buzz around these items, so you’ll have to be quick with your paddle. This event kicks off the 26th Annual Varsity World Film Week, where AIFF brings you the world through independent film. Tickets to REEL to ROGUE are available now at Information regarding Varsity World Film Week also available!

Our thanks to the many generous supporters who have donated these amazing times, treats, and trips! We look forward to seeing you at REEL to ROGUE.

Gathering in the Rainbow State ~ Oahu, Hawaii

Bay-Oahu-beach copyThis excursion boasts the best of both worlds: culture & the luxuries of civilization + flora, fauna & the deep blue sea. You can chow on dim sum in Chinatown, hike the extinct volcanic trails of Diamond Head Crater, visit the Shingleback Skink at the Honolulu Zoo or snorkel with the dolphins off any one of the island’s 139 beaches. The world is your oyster!

With the expansive Kapiolani Park, Waikiki Aquarium, exclusive Outrigger Canoe and Elks Clubs only steps away, you’ll be so busy relaxing, your beautiful five-bedroom, four-bath, family-friendly abode might start to feel a little lonely. But it’ll get over it. \m/ Aloha! 6908973-Hang_Loose_Shaka-Hawaii_State_of
Donated by Amelia Arapoff.

Fair Market Value: $4,000.00. Nine guest maximum. One-week rental. Time window: November 2015 – April 2016. $400 cleaning fee required. No pets or smoking. Arrangements for available dates to be made through the owners. Travel not included. More info at

At Home in (Cortona) Italy

This high-walled, ancient hill-town in the Tuscany region of bella Italia is the setting that directly inspired the book and film “Under the Tuscan Sun.” You may not see Diane 4093588171_dbf3a9b19f_oLane there, but what you will see – landscapes, wineries, olive groves, museums, churches – will blow your mind (and potentially your knees – not kidding about the hilly part.) Cortona is on the main rail line between Rome and Florence so it’s easy to jaunt around and about.

Casa Maria will be your home-away-from-home with 2-bedrooms,14269100058_cb553b17a8_o 1-bath and a kitchen with glorious views of terra cotta rooftops, Lake Trasimeno and the Val di Chiana (Google it. It’s gorgeous.) Pre-trip personal concierge service, as well as local, English-speaking guest agent in town are built into 4093854341_d941ea572a_othis trip for your comfort and customization. Ciao!

Fair Market Value: $3,100.00. Minimum Bid: $1,700.00. 3 guest maximum. 7-nights (Saturday – Sunday.) Arrangements for available dates to be made through Sojourn Ventures. Travel not included. Expires
October 2017.

The Kingdom of Morocco in Little ‘ole Ashland

Close your eyes and imagine it’s 1942, you’re at Rick’s Café in foggy casablanca_2_39Casablanca enjoying the mysterious aromas and flavors of northern Africa. Now open them and witness the expert culinary stylings of Tiazza Rose. As the second oldest of 10 children, she began cooking at a young age to help her mother. She has since grown into a highly-renowned Moroccan cooking teacher and chef.

Tiazza will mesmerize you with her exotic delicacies while sharing fascinating stories of growing up in the Berber villages of southern Morocco. Moroccan DinnerTo make your experience even more intoxicating, a signature cocktail and wine pairings will accompany the evening. For the truly adventurous, she may even welcome you as her sous chef(s)! “Here’s looking at you, kid.” Donated by Helen Rosen, Tiaza Rose & Brilly, Susan Krant and Cathy Dombi. Learn more about Tiazza at


8 guests maximum. At least 4 weeks advance notice. Expiration June 1, 2016.

PDX Pearl Package

Two nights of lofty luxury (with parking!) in Portland’s prized Pearl District. See a sassy show at Portland Center Stage (“bringing stories to life in unexpected ways.”) housed in the historical, environmental-renowned and beautiful Gerding Theater at the Armory. Challenge and expand your wine savvy at a custom wine class at Pairings Portland, where they make wine “fun, approachable and slightly wacky.”

Your 1-bedroom, 1-bath, 1,200 sq. ft. loft is lovingly decorated, with fully equipped kitchen, 40-feet of windows, and a patio from which to view your provocative Portland Pearl panorama. Donated by Barbara Allen and Jim Batzer, Portland Center Stage, Jeffrey Weissler & Pairings Portland.portland-oregon-skyline

2 guests. Arrangements for available dates to be made through the owners. Class schedule limited. Travel not included. Expires October 2016.

“Love Poem” Sayulita, MX

This is your one-week dream vacation! Perched on the south end of the Sayulita Bay, about 25 miles north of downtown Puerto Vallarta, ‘Villa Poema de Amor’ is a work-of-art, custom-made domain inspired by Greek Island architecture. sayulita1 copyEnjoy the glorious 360-degree views of Playa los Muertos, Sayulita, and ocean as far as the eye can see. May inspire random acts of poetry. Donated by Zan Nix and Lloyd Haines.

Review from last year’s winner, Anne Ashbey:
“Paradise by the sea…
Gabbi and Nick took amazing good care of us, from start to finish, arranging catamaran adventures, ziplining, home-cooked meal, transportation, super chilled Modela in the fridge. All we hadFullSizeRender to do was relax. August weather included thunder, lightning an amazing rainbow over the Pacific and dinner in the dark on the plaza. Villa Poema de Amor is so beautiful — clean, comfortable and the views are nothing short of breathtaking. The on-site infinity pool has great views overlooking Sayulita, which is a great bonus. We look forward to our next trip!”

Fair Market Value: $1,700.00. 2 guests. Time window: June 1 – Oct. 31, 2016. Arrangements for available dates to be made through the owners. Travel not included. More information at


Dinner with the Dean at SOU’s Hannon Library

2012_Elizabethan_poster_light_croppedThere will be no ‘Sshhs!’ as you and five friends tour SOU’s handsome Hannon Library. Convivial conversation encouraged as you stroll the Galleries, Special Collections and Archives accompanied by a rolling book truck laden with wine and hors d’oeuvres. Feast your eyes on the Library’s many masterpieces, including Shakespeare’s 17th century folios, hieroglyphic tablets, medieval manuscripts and an 8-foot Coptic scroll.

On the picturesque third floor, you will feast on the delicious formal dinner catered by A’viands. Additionally, the Theatre Arts Program at SOU’s Oregon Center for the ArtsAGP - AIFF R2R Iron Chef-102 invites you +1 to their six productions (Chekhov, Miller, Shakespeare, etc.) of the 2015-2016 season to keep your literary juices flowing into the new year. Donated by Dean & Rosemary Adalian.

Six guest maximum. At least 4 weeks advance notice for booking with hosts Paul & Rosemary Adalian.

Sweet Sneak Preview Dinner

It’s our 1watercolor5th Anniversary!! To celebrate, infamous hosts, Dick and Elaine Sweet are preparing an exquisite multi-course dinner with signature cocktail, wine and a scrumptious dessert custom for you.

Curated by AIFF Director of Programming, Richard Herskowitz, dinner guests will be the very first to get the inside scoop on the AIFF16 film selections, filmmakers, and special Sweets Dinnerpresentations. Join us for an incredible evening. Grab a seat for yourself or get one or nineteen more for your favorite film and fantastic food-loving friends. Donated by Dick & Elaine Sweet.

20 guest maximum. Tickets purchased individually. Saturday, March 5, 2016 @ 6:00pm. $125/person, Menu: Chef’s Choice.

Beer & Bike Joyride

Get your pedals in motion, there’s beer on the path! Grab your backpack (and helmet) for a guided bicycle tour of four of pabstAshland’s finest breweries and growler bars. You will be treated to tastes, pairings, appetizers, gifts and growlers from your favorite neighborhood beer joints while enjoying Ashland’s sights in a warm and fuzzy light. Donated by Susan Krant.

4 guest maximum. 4.5 hour event. Spring / Early Summer 2016.
4 weeks advance notice for booking with host Susan Krant.

“Ratriswasdi” Thai Feast

thailand fruitExotic Thailand in Southern Oregon. You and five of your friends will be transported to a southeastern wonderland at the Krant family home. You will enjoy four courses of authentic Northern Thai cuisine created by Pok-Pok, LA trained Chef Oliver Krant.

Dinner will be paired with Thai beer and accompanied by live music. A short stroll to nearby Kestrel Park midway through the evening will be the scene of a dreamy paper lantern boat launch on the river. During dessert and traditional Thai coffee, dancers will entertain as the evening winds into goodnight (“Ratriswasdi.”)
Donated by Susan Krant & Chef Oliver Krant.

6 guest maximum, 5 hour event. At least 8 weeks advance notice for booking with host Susan Krant. Expiration October 2016.

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If you know him, you are probably in awe of his work. If you don’t know him, here he is! Amazing local artist, Gabriel Mark Lipper has created the masterpiece that represents AIFF’s 15th Anniversary Season 2016! Autographed by Gabriel, this beautiful framed poster is consistently one of our hottest selling items. Donated by Gabriel Mark Lipper.

My, My Marilyn! The Thinking Drinker’s Pin-Up

Seven voluptuous Merlots with vintages spanning 1992-2001. These sexy collector bottles have been lovingly stored in a temperature-controlled environment because they’re so damn hot, just looking at them is intoxicating! Donated by Michael Donovan.

Avoid operating heavy machinery on this package.

Friends & Family Ashland Getaway
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“Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” Benjamin Franklin

You know how much you love your out-of-town family and friends? Know how much you also love your normal day-to-day routine? Not to worry…

Your two adult loved ones will be totally autonomous and comfortable for 3 nights / 4 days at this blissfully appointed Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture designed guest house. It will surely feel like a dream no matter tFullSizeRender (3)he season combined with two tickets to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Enjoy a full modern kitchen, living area and terrace-for-two and off-street parking. Just three blocks above downtown Ashland. Your guests will take to this gorgeous getaway like a fish to Salinity Salt! water. The only fish in this scenario are those in the garden pond. And they smell great! Donated by Morgan Sammons, Dan Decina, Oregon Shakespeare Festival & Salinity Salts.

Two guest maximum. No pets, or smoking please. Arrangements for available dates to be made through the owners. Travel not included.


Feasts & Films

Gionanni Bellini and Titian - The Feast of the Gods, 1529

Gionanni Bellini and Titian – The Feast of the Gods, 1529

Get out and about with your sweetie or bestie for a fantastic fall / winter of built-in date nights for two. Six of Ashland’s finest dining establishments welcome you to enjoy a lovely feast on them (one gift certificate for each month!). Afterward, choose from an array of Coming Attractions Theatres offerings: Oscar & film festival winners, Hollywood blockbusters, as well as provocative U.S. & international films. T’will be many nights to remember. Donated by: Coming Attractions Theatres, Harvey’s, Smithfield’s, Standing Stone, Brickroom, Larks & Cathy Dombi.-couple-movies

Passes are non-transferable once they have been assigned to an individual. Unlimited films for six months (Some exceptions apply.) Expiration March 2016.