Each year, thousands of film lovers gather in the heart of Ashland, OR, for the Ashland Independent Film Festival. This remarkable festival features nearly 100 unique, independent films from around the region, created by some of the world’s most talented artists. If you have yet to attend, then it’s time to mark your calendar for spring 2019! Read on to learn more about this one-of-a-kind festival. Afterward, find more ways to dive into the arts in our free Ashland, Oregon, Vacation Guide. Our guide is full of recommendations on scenic parks, farm-to-table restaurants, art galleries, theaters, and more so that you can spend less time planning and more time having fun!
Your Guide to Ashland Independent Film Festival
About the Festival
The 2019 Ashland Independent Film Festival will feature over 100 documentary, feature, and short films. Every year, this Oregon film festival brings audiences and filmmakers together from across the country. Typically, movies begin on a Thursday morning and run through Monday evening. Although some films are suitable for children, it is mainly an adult event. As a bonus, this festival is extremely affordable! The cost per film typically ranges from $6-$14, making it the perfect way to spend a day in Ashland.
Movie Talks and Celebrations
The Ashland Independent Film Festival is a paradise for art enthusiasts and filmmakers alike. In addition to enjoying a wide variety of independent and regional films, you will find numerous parties and gatherings. Movie talks and celebrations are traditionally held Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.
What’s on the Menu?
Not only can you enjoy fantastic films and parties at the Ashland Independent Film Festival, but you can also look forward to some of the most delicious food and wine in Southern Oregon! Contributing food and wine sponsors in the past have included Eliana Wines and Caldera Brewing. Whatever you are craving, you’ll likely find it at this event.
Tips for Your Trip
- This year’s festival is Thursday, April 11 through Monday, April 15.
- Although some events are free, you must purchase tickets to attend. Purchase your tickets in advance and review the ticket policy to ensure the best film experience!
- Spring in Ashland is often beautiful, but it can also be unpredictable. You will likely be walking most of the time, so remember to bring a rain jacket or umbrella!
Stay Near It All at Country Willows B&B Inn
Country Willows B&B Inn is only 10 minutes away from this year’s Ashland Independent Film Festival. After a long day of meeting, greeting, eating, drinking, and enjoying some of the region’s greatest art, head home to our boutique bed and breakfast for a peaceful evening in Ashland’s countryside. Gorgeous mountain views, convenient access to Southern Oregon’s best hiking trails, heated pool access, and farm-to-table breakfast are a few amenities to enjoy during your stay.
The Pine Ridge Suite is the perfect accommodation for couples looking for a secluded and relaxing getaway along with the closeness of a vibrant downtown area. This accommodation features one king size bed, a large corner tub, a private shaded patio, and more. We are booking up quickly for the spring and summer, so check our availability and book your stay. We can’t wait to host you at Country Willows B&B Inn!