The event kicks off Friday, September 13th with a street party at the Ross Ragland Theater.
Jesse Widener of Klamath Film notes the festival is unique in its local focus. “We are the only film festival in the world – which is features and shorts, multiple days, exclusively films made by Oregon film makers, or predominantly shot in Oregon.”
The festival will provide a showcase for 6 feature films, and 38 short films.
You’ll find more information at the Klamath Film website: klamathfilm.org/festival
KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful.
He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.
“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.
When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.