November 2016 Newsletter
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Deadlines Approaching for Film Submissions
Sponsor Spotlight: Studio A.B
Give the Gift of Membership
Volunteer for AIFF2017
Festival Flashback

Sumission Deadlines Approaching!

Are you a filmmaker who is also a procrastinator?

Well have no fear, AIFF is here with the perfect deadline for you! The late deadline for film submissions is November 25 (Submission Fee $70). That's right, there is still time to submit to AIFF2017. If you need even more time, our extended deadline is December 2 (Submission Fee $95). 

Visit for more information, including separate deadlines for our LOCALS and LAUNCH competition.
Submit Now!
Do you know a budding student filmmaker? If so, please encourage them to apply to our LAUNCH Student Film Competition. We are looking for student storytellers with short films that are innovative, inventive, creative, original, inspiring, relevant, compelling, entertaining, thought-provoking, funny, and unique. FREE to enter! Students must live in an eligible county Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, or Klamath counties in Oregon; Siskiyou and Del Norte in California. 

Click here to view last year's winners.

AIFF LAUNCH is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Sponsor Spotlight: Studio A.B

Left: by Ann DiSalvo Right: by Bruce Bayard

Conveniently located just down the street from the Ashland Independent Film Festival offices, Ashland’s Studio A.B has created crisp, engaging, and creative graphic designs for AIFF since 2007. From AIFF cover art and sponsor posters to the elegant graphics seen on our website, newsletters, and printed materials, Studio A.B makes us look good!

The warm and inviting Railroad District studio, work space, and home to owners Bruce Allen Bayard and Ann DiSalvo, is indicative of how the couple meld their creative work and personal lives. After nearly two decades of collaboration, their styles remain vibrantly distinctive. Ann uses more traditional media, and Bruce uses mixed media and digital manipulations. Today, he creates electronic collages using photos and patterns.

The studio, at 621 A Street, Ashland, is open every First Friday, and during regular business hours. “If the front door is unlocked we are here to talk about our art,’’ says Bruce.

Please stop by to check out their artwork, and let them know how much we appreciate their support of the Ashland Independent Film Festival.

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GRAFITTI from Bruce Allen Bayard

Give the Gift of Membership

photo by Steven Addington

Give the Gift of Independent Film

With the holiday season swiftly approaching, it's time to start finding those perfect gifts. Memberships make a unique and wonderful gift especially for that person who seems to have everything. Memberships start at just $85 and are tax deductible*. Gift Memberships can be purchased by using our online form.

Membership benefits include advance ticket ordering before the general public, $1 discount on (additional) film festival tickets, first entry into theaters, discounts on year-round screenings, and more!
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*Your membership contributions, less the monetary value of goods and services received, are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and deductible for federal income tax purposes. The monetary value shown assumes use of all tickets for the corresponding membership level.

Become an AIFF2017 Volunteer

photo by Wendy Conner

Be a part of the best film party in town! 

Volunteering is an awesome way to spend some time meeting other film lovers and supporting the art of independent film. A team of over 350 folks gather each year to help create the fest. Volunteers are needed in many different areas: everything from serving at party events to transporting filmmakers to ushering, and much more.

See all the volunteer opportunities on our website. Ready to join in on the fun? Fill out a volunteer form online. Note: we need a new volunteer form every year, even if you've been with us before.

Hear from us in person at the New Volunteer Orientation Meeting, January 10, 2017 (just around the corner!) from 6:30-8pm at the Historic Ashland Armory.

Questions? Email us at

Festival Flashback:
Photos by Richard A. Jacquot

Speaking of volunteers, last year's Volunteer Photography Team was lead by the amazing Richard A. Jacquot. When he is not busy taking pictures for AIFF or the Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) in Talent, he serves as the Deputy Director, Strategic Response and Global Emergencies for Mercy Corp. Check out his work below from AIFF2016, and visit his Flickr page for even more photos. Thanks for all you do Richard!
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