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PO Box 1360
110 E Main Street
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-3486
Fax: (541) 482-2350
Contact: Katharine Flanagan
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The film industry is thriving in Southern Oregon with thanks to SOFAT (Southern Oregon Film and Television) that helps to promote and develop the presence of film, television and multimedia production.  Ashland has been the site location for films such as Calvin Marshall. 

For the filmgoer year round locations include,Ashland’s Varsity Theatre, located downtown in a 1937 art-deco-style building that houses five wall-to-wall screens. This theatre is a true art house featuring independent, first run foreign and art films. Ashland Street Cinema, located in the Ashland Shopping Center, features Dolby Digital Surround Sound, six wall-to-wall screens, first-run films and a Super Snack Bar.

The Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) is five days of the highest quality independent film in this historic town the Washington Post called “a dream you’ll never want to leave.”  Every Spring, Southern Oregon is buzzing with the excitement of the AIFF.  Over 6000 film lovers gather at the historic art-deco Varsity Theatre in downtown to watch over 80 films in five days. Filmmakers of the documentaries, features and shorts come from around the world to engage with the audience after each screening and at the festival’s Opening Night Bash and Award Celebration parties with local wine, beer and gourmet food. Special guests have included Helen Hunt, Albert Maysles, Bruce Campbell and more. The film festival is one of the reasons Ashland is included in the popular travel guide A Thousand Places to See Before You Die.   The Oregonian newspaper’s Shawn Levy, said the AIFF “offers movie lovers that same sense of being in a magical place...Southern Oregon doesn’t have anything else like it -- nor, in fact, do most places on Earth.”

Festival membership passes are available year round and individual tickets go on sale in March.

SOFAT (Southern Oregon Film and Television) helps to promote the presence and development of the film, television and multimedia production in Southern Oregon.

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