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April 13, 2010

Reflections from the AIFF

Crowds wrapped around the historic Armory in Ashland, OR for the Ashland Independent Film Festival.

The staff and volunteers made the Ashland Independent Film Festival an incredible experience. They had the biggest attendance ever and handled everything with grace and warmth. Nearly 1,000 people saw “The River Why” between the two preview screenings.

On Saturday, I spoke on the Reel Woman panel with:

  • Diane Bell (Director, Obselidia – which won Best Feature)
  • Gloria La Morte (co-director, Entre Nos, which won the Audience Award and Best Acting Ensemble)
  • Judith Ehrlich (Co-Director, The Most Dangerous Man in America:  Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers – nominated for an Academy Award)
  • Emiko Omori (Director, Ed Hardy:  Tattoo the World)
  • Anne Lundgren (Producer, Calvin Marshall)
  • Sandy Cioffi (Director, Sweet Crude)

They were such an inspiring group with amazing experiences and insight.  I was honored to sit beside them.

My birthday was Friday and the audience sang “Happy Birthday” to me.  Hard to top that! Saturday came close because a number of people from the crew were at that screening and I loved seeing all of them again.

All in all, it was a great way to start our film festival circuit with a special preview as a “Thank you” to Oregon.

-Kristi Denton Cohen

Producer, The River Why

P.S. To see more pictures from the festival, please visit our Facebook Fan Page.

Cast and crew of "The River Why" celebrate the Special Preview at AIFF 2010.

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