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Locals Only Deadline Extended to December 13!

Every year the Ashland Independent Film Festival presents local films* for free to the public in our Locals Only program. Hundreds of people pack the theaters to watch Locals Only films—many of them from first time filmmakers!

*Eligible counties within the Siskiyou region are Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath in Oregon; Siskiyou and Del Norte in California
How to submit!

1. Create your film​. Your film must have been completed after January 1, 2021 to be eligible for AIFF2022.

2. Fill out a Local Waiver Form.  Once completed, we will review it and send you a entry fee waiver code.
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3. Submit your entry to the LOCALS ONLY SUBMISSIONS category via FilmFreeway, using your entry fee waiver code.

4. You will be notified by February 18, 2022 to let you know if you made it into the film festival!

If your film is selected:

1. You will receive 2 all-access VIP passes to film festival and filmmaker events.

2. Your film will be shown in the live festival April 14-18 and/or in the virtual festival April 19-28, 2022,  free admission for all.

3.The Ashland Independent Film Festival treats you like a star!

See Local FAQs for more information.

Are you a Siskiyou Region student (K-12 or college) with a film under 5 minutes long?

Check out our free Launch Regional Student Film Competition!​
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust
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