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Call for Entries Extended to December 10!

We are also accepting submissions from all countries without restrictions. Alumni producers are also included in the submission fee waiver party.

New This Year: International Award Categories: One for Features, One for Short Films!

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Our Festival

  • 15 days of 100+ great docs, features, shorts

  • A live festival in Ashland and a virtual festival on the Eventive platform open to all Oregonians!

  • All films eligible for cash awards for jury prize winners!

  • Opening Night Bash, Awards Night and live and virtual member/maker mixers  providing networking opportunities

  • Please see the list of award winners on our website. Please note that international films outside the Americas are not eligible for competition. We provide 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 David Oyelowo, Eleanor Coppola, Chris Cooper James Ivory, Walter Murch, Garrett Bradley, Morgan Spurlock, Barbara Kopple, Lucy Walker, Ty Burrell, Albert Maysles, Julie Taymor, Helen Hunt, Les Blank, Bruce Campbell, Barbara Hammer, Gordon Quinn, Julia Reichert, and Renee Tajima-Peña.

“I can confidently say that AIFF is one of the warmest, hospitable, well-organized, and FUN festivals I have ever attended. From the very beginning, you were all so welcoming and kind. You treated us so well and we felt so taken care of and appreciated. All the staff and volunteers were so hard working, and I could tell that they all had a true love for Ashland, the festival, and for cinema. 
Above all, what I loved most about AIFF was that it truly felt like a CELEBRATION! There was so much joy surrounding film, and such love for art. This meant that everywhere we turned, we felt constantly encouraged and supported." - Jean Lee, Original Sin

Our Filmmakers

AIFF Alumni Filmmakers rave about our festival's hospitality and attention to filmmaker's needs, and intelligent audiences. 

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 fifteen days, on our channel packed with intelligent and engaged audiences.

“The Ashland Independent Film Festival is one of those festivals that works like a great chorus: all the elements - the town, the landscape, the venues, the programmers, the audiences, the other filmmakers - all work together and resonate in a wonderful and powerful way.  Our first time at the festival we hope will not be our last…" - Alex Rivera, The Infiltrators

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