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Ashland Named One of MovieMaker Magazine’s Top 10 Small Cities and Towns to Live and Work as a Moviemaker

Ashland Named One of MovieMaker Magazine’s Top 10 Small Cities and Towns to Live and Work as a Moviemaker

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Congratulations to our dear colleagues to the south! Ashland, Oregon has been named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s Top 10 Best Small Town to Live and Work as a Filmmaker. Here’s what they had to say about Ashland in their article: “The great Pacific Northwest… my, how screenwriters, directors and cinematographers love you. While Vancouver, Portland […]

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Launch Student Film Competition Accepting Submissions

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Do you have a great story to share? Are you a student—elementary, middle, high school, or college undergraduate? Do you live in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine or Klamath counties in Oregon; Del Norte or Siskiyou counties in California? Have you made a film that is 5 minutes or less? Made a film that was completed in 2015 or before January 15, 2016? […]

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Spin Film’s “50 Feet from Syria” on Short List for Oscar Nomination

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Congratulations to Spin Films for its recent inclusion on the short list for Academy Award nomination for “50 Feet from Syria.” The film, along with nine other documentary short films, is up for nomination at the 88th Academy Awards. Nominations will be announced Thursday, January 14. The winner will be announced February 28. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you, Spin! To see […]

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AIFF Receives Chamber of Commerce Award

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The Ashland Independent Film Festival is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Ashland Chamber of Commerce Service Business of the Year Award. The festival is especially grateful to Jim Teece for his moving speech and never-ending loyalty and support of AIFF. As Executive Director Cathy Dombi said, this award is because of the festival’s volunteers, and AIFF shares it with all […]

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Portlandia Art Department Wins Emmy

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Congratulations to Portlandia’s Art Department on its Emmy win! Tyler Robinson (Production Designer) Schuyler Telleen (Art Director), and Katherine Isom (Set Decorator) took home an Emmy in the “Outstanding Production Design For Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality- Competition Programming” category for their work on the sketch entitled “Dead Pets.” We’re happy to report that Portlandia was also nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Sketch Variety […]

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