2017 School Group Programs

AIFF2017 is currently booking school groups for blocks of seats on April 6th and 7th at the Ashland Street Cinema, where we have curated school group programs just for your students to experience as part of the regular school day. We will be showing a Kid Flix program of family short films from the New York International Children’s Film Festival, suitable for any age audience - and one showing exclusively for middle school and high schoolers, a documentary called QUEST.



Our staff will be happy to work with you on ticketing arrangements. All school group tickets (students & adult chaperones) will be sold at the student ticket price of $6. Our Box Office opens on March 20th, so please contact us prior to that date to secure tickets for your group. Theaters will be filled on a first-come first-served basis, so please contact us today!


All ticketing inquiries can be sent to Sean Sullivan

(541) 488-3823 or sean@ashlandfilm.org.


Kid FlixAshland Street Cinema: Thursday April 6, 10:10 a.m. and 12:40 p.m.; Friday April 7, 10:10 a.m.; 60 minutes. Kid Flix is a 60-minute curated collection of animated shorts from the 2016 New York International Children’s Film Festival, appropriate for all ages. For instance: ME JANE shows us how Jane Goodall’s curiosity and adventuresome spirit began at a very young age; issues of inclusion and bullying are made more accessible when a grey lynx doesn’t fit in with the other lynxes in LOOKS; a tidy mouse proves the PERFECT HOUSEGUEST; and the life of a stone proves an expansive adventure in AN OBJECT AT REST; and a lonely girl breaks out of her drab existence in THE GIRL WHO SPOKE CAT. These and many other shorts from Poland, Australia, Czech Republic, Brazil, Germany, UK, France, and the USA, cover some deep subjects in simple innovative ways.  


QUEST – Ashland Street Cinema: Friday April 7, 12:40 p.m.; 105 minutes (Suggested middle-school age and above.) Fresh from a World Premiere at Sundance in January, Director Jonathan Olshefski offers an illumination of race and class in America – a cinema vérité portrayal of a family living at the margins of the American dream, their country in turmoil. Amid the strife of their North Philly neighborhood, QUEST is a profound testament to love, healing and hope. Filmed over a decade, with a soundtrack of rap and other music created in Christopher “Quest” Rainey’s home studio, we see the family evolve with vérité intimacy as everyday life brings a mix of joy and unexpected crisis.

For the Whole Family!
– The Historic Ashland Armory: Saturday April 8 Time TBD
Our exciting AIFF offerings for families will include the 2016 CINESPACE Winners, featuring a variety of winning shorts employing imagery from the NASA archives dramatically interpreted by filmmakers from all over the world. CINESPACE will transport you and your family out of the galaxy – and back!

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17th Annual AIFF
April 12-16, 2018

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