WHAT: Ninth annual Klamath Independent Film Festival
WHERE: Ross Ragland Theater, 218 N. 7th St., Klamath Falls, OR
WHEN: Sept. 17-19 at The Ross Ragland, streaming available Sept. 17-26
COST: Full Festival Pass (3 days + livestreaming access) $50
Weekend Pass (Saturday-Sunday) $35
Friday Pass $15
Saturday or Sunday Pass $20
Livestreaming/On-Demand Pass $40
GET TICKETS HERE: https://kiff2021.eventive.org/schedule
To access the Eventive streaming/on-demand site click here: https://kiff2021.eventive.org/welcome
The ninth annual Klamath Independent Film Festival is nearly upon us, with more films than ever before celebrating filmmaking in Oregon. Held Sept. 17-19, 2021 at The Ross Ragland Theater in-person (with online access open through Sept. 26), KIFF is the only festival that exclusively showcases Made-in-Oregon films and/or films by Oregon filmmakers.
For 2021 we have a total of 47 films, including a special 10th anniversary screening of the Kelly Reichardt-directed western “Meek’s Cutoff” that will include a cast reunion on opening night. Every selected film went through a rigorous selection process, passing three different levels of judges. Every selected film was finished Jan. 2020 or later, a testament to the resilience of Oregon filmmakers to continue to be creative amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Kicking things off will be a street festival outside of The Ross Ragland Theater complete with food trucks, a beer garden, music courtesy of Retro Room Records, virtual reality and games, and from 6-7 p.m. a special virtual filmmaker kickoff party to meet and greet the filmmakers participating in KIFF2021 that couldn’t travel to Klamath Falls. “Meek’s Cutoff” will screen at 7:15 p.m., followed by the cast reunion at 9 p.m.
On Saturday, Sept.18 stop in at The Daily Bagel for free breakfast (just show your KIFF2021 lanyard) before films begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday’s slate includes feature films and Q&As from 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., starting with the romantic-COVID-comedy “Love in Dangerous Times” – produced by Klamath Falls native Steve Gardner. At 8 p.m. join us for a filmmaker get-together on the patio of Klamath Basin Brewery.
Sunday morning get discounted breakfast at The Klamath Grill before we begin with a full day’s schedule of short films, starting at 10:30 a.m. with our K-12 Student Film category. Block Q&As for each themed category will break up the slate of films leading up to our awards ceremony at 6 p.m.
Klamath Film has once again partnered with the Southern Cascade Woodcrafters Guild to create our awards across six categories, with each winning film receiving a cash prize and one-of-a-kind wooden art pieces themed to the winning film.
The Ross Ragland Theater can accommodate up to 785 guests, but in the interest of public safety we will continue to block off certain rows and limit groups inside the theater. All guests must wear a mask at all times, unless eating or drinking.
Tickets are available through Eventive here, or at the door. Prices are listed below.
FULL FESTIVAL (all three days + online access) – $50
WEEKEND PASS (Saturday, Sept. 18 – Sunday, Sept. 19) – $35
FRIDAY ONE-DAY PASS (Sept. 17) – $15
SATURDAY ONE-DAY PASS (Sept. 18) – $20
SUNDAY ONE-DAY PASS (Sept. 19) – $20
LIVESTREAMING/ON-DEMAND ONLINE ACCESS – $40
If you don’t want to deal with the crowds or wear a mask, skip ’em! Watch the entire festival from the comfort of home through an online pass. The Online pass allows access to all films (except “Meek’s Cutoff”) available on-demand along with exclusive Q&As with each filmmaker. Every on-stage Q&A and the awards ceremony will also be livestreamed, so you won’t miss a thing! Plus, the online access stays open through Sept. 26, giving an extra week to watch all the films at your leisure.
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