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Ashland Independent Film Festival

Three exciting initiatives for 2019-20

Ashland Independent Film Festival

Three exciting initiatives for 2019-20

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    Website thank you at ashlandfilm.org

    Your name on our Ashland Film Festival website

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    The Insider List

    Be the first to hear about must-see films, get field notes from our artistic director Richard Herskowitz and his team of screeners as they seek the best films for our April festival, and discover links to recommended indie film readings and screenings. Our 2019-20 Insider List is a must for any independent film lover. PLUS, a thank you at ashlandfilm.org

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    Preview Night Screening at Home

    We're videotaping our September 30th preview event with AIFF Artistic and Executive Director Richard Herskowitz, and making it available to you with a secret Vimeo password. See preview clips and hear about our 13 can't-miss international films.
    Also includes a website thank you and our Insider's List with a year's worth of updates from Richard and his team of screeners. Perfect for fans of independent and international films!

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    Juried Award for Filmmakers: Contributor

    We’re building an award treasure chest to help indie filmmakers pursue their next dream. Our goal is to raise $40,000 for four film category awards at the April 2020 Ashland Independent Film Festival. Your name will be on our website, in printed materials and onscreen at the Awards Night Dinner. Note: 50-percent of your award contribution supports our artistic team's behind-the-scenes work to bring the very best independent films to our audiences.

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    Signed Limited Edition 2020 AIFF Print

    David Piches, who created the artwork depicting an aerial view of downtown Ashland for our 2020 festival poster, will sign limited edition 11” x 17” prints of the original artwork.

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    Opening Night Big Package for 1

    You're invited to our Oct 4 opening night dinner for World Film Week at Ashland's elegant new Mexican restaurant, Mezcal, where you will join us in honoring our special guest, Sarah Hoch, executive director of the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF). Your gift also includes tickets to the night’s screening of short films produced by GIFF and an after-party with live music by Guanajuato-born musician Jordon Tapp. PLUS Insider blog and website thank you.

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    Signed Limited Edition 2020 AIFF Print

    NEW! We've been asked to create a full-sized edition of Sacramento artist and architect David Piches's original work and here it is! Piches, who created the artwork depicting an aerial view of downtown Ashland for our 2020 Ashland Independent Film Festival poster, will sign 50 limited edition 18” x 24.5” prints of the original artwork. These are unframed gallery quality prints you'll want to add to your collection!

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    Opening Night Big Package for 2

    You and a guest are invited to our Oct 4 opening night dinner for World Film Week at Ashland's elegant new Mexican restaurant, Mezcal, where you will join us in honoring our special guest, Sarah Hoch, executive director of the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF). Your gift also includes tickets to the night’s screening of short films produced by GIFF and an after-party with live music by Guanajuato-born musician Jordon Tapp. PLUS Insider blog and website thank you.

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    Closing Night Big Package for 2

    You and a guest are invited to our Oct 11 closing dinner for World Film Week at Ashland's Cucina Biazzi, where you’ll be joined by the makers of Return to Mt. Kennedy and the leaders of AIFF and Coming Attractions Theatres. You'll also get tickets to the Return to Mt. Kennedy screening at the Varsity and the Grunge Karaoke after-party at Jefferson Spirits! PLUS you’ll receive the Insider List, and a website thank you.

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    Ssh! Secret screenings with Richard

    We think our artistic director Richard Herskowitz is the best movie maven in the festival business. We also know he has THE best seats in town for private movie screenings, and this is your only chance to grab one. Richard previews films before they reach any silver screen, and with this reward you and a guest will be invited to his home theater in Ashland with a maximum of 6 other film lovers, for wine, popcorn, a private screening and illuminating conversation. Dates in 2019-20 by mutual agreement.

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    Director Credit in Bright Lights

    We'll give you a Director credit in the welcome slides we're sharing on the Varsity's screen prior to every Varsity World Film Week screening, PLUS a Passport to all 13 VWFW films PLUS an AIFF Director membership for 2020, which includes tickets to see 24 AIFF films. You get to reserve your film tickets early, and attend three exclusive festival parties for free.

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    Juried Award: Lead Donor

    Directly support the work of independent filmmakers at the 2020 Ashland Independent Film Festival with new awards for Juried films. We'll name you as a Lead award donor on our website and festival materials, and at the April 19 Awards Gala to which you and a guest will be invited. (Gala includes a fabulous dinner.)

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    Juried Award: Primary Donor

    Support the work of independent filmmakers at the 2020 Ashland Independent Film Festival and we’'ll name you as a Primary award donor on our website and festival materials and at the April 19 Awards Gala, to which you and a guest will be invited.(Gala includes a fabulous dinner.)

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    AIFF 2020 VIP Access

    Get VIP access to the 2020 Ashland Independent Film Festival. You and a guest will enjoy two 2020 Executive Producer memberships, which allow you to skip the lines and walk directly into our theaters, get you a private consultation with the artistic director on your festival selections, reserved seats for any pre-selected film in our schedule, invitations to exclusive festival parties and the private filmmaker hospitality suite, and a downtown parking space!

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    Name a Juried Award: Benefactor Donor

    Directly support the work of AIFF and one outstanding filmmaker at the 2020 Ashland Independent Film Festival with a $5,000 award in one of four categories (the other half of your contribution will support the artistic team’s work in selecting and bringing the awards competition films to Ashland). We'll offer you the option to direct your support to the categories of Documentary, Documentary Short, Narrative or Narrative Short films. We'll name you as the award Benefactor on our website and festival materials and at the April 19 Awards Gala, to which you and a guest will be invited. With a $10,000 annual commitment to AIFF of three or more years you may choose to name the award for yourself, for another honoree or for a company, and we will invite you to the stage at our awards gala in April to present a check to the winning filmmaker.

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