Ashland Independent Film Festival 2013


Ashland Independent Film Festival 2013

Southern Oregon is lucky to have this wonderful film festival that happens every year since 2001. This festival occurs over five days in Spring, with over 7,000 film lovers gathering at the venues located all over Ashland, Oregon. In total about 80 films are shown during these five days

Documentaries, features and shorts are shown, and the filmmakers come from all over the world to show their films in the little ol’ town of Ashland.

Click here to see the list of movies shown at the AIFF this year.

Here is the list of the winners this year!

Juried Best Feature: The Retrieval

Juried Best Acting Ensemble: Feature: Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes

Best Cinematography/The Gerald Hirschfeld A.S.C. Award: Feature:Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes

John C. Schweiger Audience Award: Best Feature: The Forgotten Kingdom

Juried Best Documentary: Feature Length: God Loves Uganda

Rogue Creamery Audience Award: Best Documentary:Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings

Rogue Award: Lucy Walker

Juried Best Short Film: The River

Juried Best Short Documentary: FLO

Juried Best Animated Short: Bite of the Tail

Audience Award Best Short Film: Narrative: The Other Side

Sypko Andreae Volunteer Spirit Audience Award: Best Short Documentary: Slomo

Family Choice Award:Floyd the Android


Local Filmmakers

Did you know every year the AIFF presents local films for free to the public in our Locals Only program. IF you live in the Siskiyou Region then you get to submit your film for free and get two free film ticket vouchers!

They begin accepting entries for the 2014 festival on 9/2/13, so why not?

If your film is selected then you receive 2 all-access VIP passes to festival and filmmaker events and your film is shown once for free to a full theatre.

If you want more info, go here.


But wait, there is more! If you are a Siskiyou Region student (K-12 or college) with a film under 5 minutes long you can submit your film for free!

For more information on the “The Launch” program, go here.

Did you know…

  • On October 25, 2007 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented the AIFF with a $20,000 grant to help bring more filmmakers, actors and subjects of documentaries to the festival.

  • The festival was again awarded this grant in the amount of $17,500 in 2010 for the 2011 festival

  • An Ashland High School student, Eli Turner, submitted his films and WON in his category

  • Bruce Campbell, Les Blank, Ed Hardy, Helen Hunt, Albert Maysles, Elvis Mitchell, Will Vinton are only a few of the special guests that have come to the Ashland Independent Film Festival over the years. You never know who will show up next time…

So, if you are an aspiring filmmaker, please consider submitting a film into the Ashland Independent Film Festival next year!