Call for Entries
 for the 2017 Ashland Independent Film Festival is now closed!
2018 Call for Entries will open in September 2017.

Withoutabox AIFF

If you are a local filmmaker please check out our Locals and Launch sections to learn more about submitting to the 16th Annual AIFF for free!

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Our Festival
  • 5 days of 90+ great docs, features, shorts
  • Full houses and engaged audiences—even at 9am!
  • Complimentary accommodations
  • Daily Filmmaker panels and nightly parties
  • Located in historic downtown Ashland, Oregon
  • Please see the list of award winners on our website. Please note that international films are not eligible for competition. We provide awards & laurels to all winners for promotion. All selected films will have access to our official selection laurels.
  • Acclaimed jurors from the independent film community
  • Special Guests have included Greg Louganis, Morgan Spurlock, Barbara Kopple, Lucy Walker, Ty Burrell, Albert Maysles, Julie Taymor, Helen Hunt, Les Blank, Elvis Mitchell, Bruce Campbell, Ondi Timoner, Harry Shearer, Barbara Hammer, Gordon Quinn, Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing..
  • See last year's 2016 AIFF Souvenir Program.

"We had such an amazing time in Ashland, and we felt the energy and enthusiasm of the audiences. The Q&As were engaged and fun to be part of. I was personally moved by the many people who came up to us after each screening to share their stories"     –Ian McCluskey, Voyagers Without Trace (AIFF2016)

Our Filmmakers

AIFF Alumni Filmmakers rave about spending time in Ashland—a vibrant community of 20,000 who love the arts, outdoors, the scenic Rogue Valley (in the sunny part of the state near the CA border), the Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival, white water rafting, miles of trails in our backyard, Crater Lake, local wines, cheeses, chocolates... and the annual celebration of independent film!​

We're committed to providing the best festival experience possible. Enjoy the hospitality of our staff and volunteers as we extensively promote your film, which is screened several times over five days, in theaters packed with intelligent and engaged audiences.


The warmth, generosity and support of all the staff, volunteers and people of Ashland bowled me over. Everything I read about AIFF is true; you do really care about and appreciate the filmmakers. I saw a lot of amazing films, made new friends and discovered one of the sweetest towns in the country. ”     –Sandi Perlmutter, Gotta Have Heart (AIFF 2016)


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The Ashland Independent Film Festival is proud to be a CINE Select Festival, accredited based on festival history, jury award system, industry influence and audience demographics. Jury winners from AIFF are automatically considered for the prestigious international CINE Golden Eagle Award for Independent Media. More information at​


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17th Annual AIFF
April 12-16, 2018

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