AIFF: “Hank and Asha” is a Twist on Classic Romantic Comedies

There are several “boy meets girl” films showing at the Ashland Independent Film Festival this weekend. It is a simple, classic tale, and one that pleases a wide audience. However, few of them have as much depth as Hank and…

13th Annual Ashland Independent Film Festival Runs April 3 – 7

Ashland, Ore. –   The Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) unveiled its complete program for the thirteenth annual Festival, to be held in the heart of historic downtown Ashland, Oregon, April 3-7. Over 7,500 film lovers are expected to gather for…

Ashland Independent Film Festival Awarded $25,000 Grant

The Meyer Memorial Trust has given the Southern Oregon Film Society, which operates the Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) the $25,000 Grassroots Grant to support operating expenses associated with the Festival. The Meyer Memorial Trust has given AIFF funding twice…

Ashland Independent Film Festival 2013 Award Winners

The Ashland Independent Film Festival announced the 2013 juried and audience award winning films at a gala Awards Celebration at the Historic Ashland Armory on Sunday, Apr. 7. Twelve awards were presented to attending filmmakers, honoring their work screened at…

AIFF 2013: From Nothing, Something – A Documentary On The Creative Process

From Nothing, Something is perhaps (in my opinion from what I’ve seen) the documentary of this year’s Ashland Independent Film Festival. The documentary, directed by Tim Cawley, chronicles the creative process. But where this diverges from most creativity based documentaries,…

Film festival attendee causes commotion

When Suzanne Savoie’s face first appeared on the screen, several audience members booed and hissed. One person even called out “Snitch!” The second time she appeared in the documentary, being interviewed by the director, there was some grumbling and hissing,…