The ninth annual Klamath Independent Film Festival has come and gone, and what an experience it was! Sept. 17-19 we welcomed the majority of our filmmakers and hundreds of visitors to The Ross Ragland Theater, with many more tuning in live or on-demand through the livestreaming access of KIFF2021.
The event began with a street festival, where we sadly learned about the passing of one of our founding members, former board member, and longtime Klamath Film volunteer – David Reed. We honored David during our awards ceremony, and his presence will be dearly missed in our organization going forward.
This year’s festival included the most Made-in-Oregon films in our fest ever – 46 in total. Most were shot during the pandemic, showcasing the resiliency of Oregon filmmakers while celebrating the art. Klamath Film doubled its prize money this year to $5,000, while for the second year our awards were custom carved by the Southern Cascade Woodcrafters Guild lovingly themed for all six of our winning category films.
Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating Oregon-made films, and a special thank you to all of our sponsors – without whom the show would not have gone on. Also thank you to The Ross Ragland Theater for once again hosting the film festival.
The Q&As are now available on the Klamath Film YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC63y-bKwV0fzDSALkFt2tEw