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AIFF2021 Festival Events

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The Virtual Festival | April 15-29
Eventive Virtual Festival Site

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AIFF’s 20th annual festival will present over 30 feature films, most screening on two successive days; plus a dozen shorts programs playing continuously through the virtual festival period (many for free), along with virtual parties, mixers, and Talkback Panels. 


The Live & Outdoors Festival | June 24-28
AIFF Film Center (389 E. Main St, Ashland), ScienceWorks (Ashland), and Walkabout Brewing Co (Medford)
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Every night at 7 pm, musicians will begin performing and food trucks will roll into our outdoor screening venues. During weekend afternoons, catch the amazing musician/animator Jeremy Rourke presenting his films and singing in the AIFF Film Center window at 389 East Main Street.


Members Only Special Events

Opening Night Bash | April 15, 7 pm

Members Will Receive a Link Before the Event

Join returning hosts Julie Gillis and Kamilah Long, and dance to the music of Jeff Pevar, Inger Jorgensen, and Cornflower. Many of the filmmakers featured in this year’s festival will be present, along with actor Jonathan Luke Stevens, and cheese tastings for viewers from Rogue Creamery. 


Awards Night | April 29, 7 pm

Members Will Receive a Link Before the Event

Festival directors Richard Herskowitz and Erica Thompson, joined by some very special guests, will present awards to this year’s special honorees David Oyelowo, Christine Vachon, and Bruno Santamaria, and announce the audience awards. Illustrious members of this year’s juries will present the jury awards for the best narrative and documentary shorts and features. Musical and theatrical entertainment will be provided by Jeff Pevar, Inger Jorgensen, Phoenix Sigalove, and Jonathan Luke Stevens. 


Member/Maker Mixers | April 21 and 28, 4 – 5 pm

Members Will Receive a Link Before the Event

Join our virtual ballroom and sit at virtual tables where our guest filmmakers will be hanging out, getting to know each other and our members. It’s a great opportunity to experience the interactivity that is a hallmark of our live festival.

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