BendFilm 2011 Opens Submissions

Now in its 8th year, BENDFILM FESTIVAL celebrates independent cinema’s brave voices by bringing thought-provoking, inspiring, and engaging films from all over the world to Central Oregon’s scenic mountainous town of Bend. Unmistakably filmmaker-friendly, BendFilm has been deemed one of “25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by MovieMaker Magazine, and declared “an important creation for filmmakers” by Gus Van Sant.  BendFilm has garnered acclaim from industry, media, audiences, and filmmakers alike.

We strives to assure every exhibiting filmmaker has a world-class festival experience. For those filmmakers screening & attending the festival we try and arrange host housing  & transportation while in town.  As well as a pass to all films and parties, including Opening and Closing Night, an invitation to the private filmmaker reception and much more.

2011 AWARDS: ~ Best of Show ~ Best Directing ~
Best Feature ~ Best Documentary ~ Best Short ~
Best Student Film ~ Best of the Northwest ~
Best Conservation ~

Best Screenplay Narrative ~
Best Screenplay Short ~
Best Screenplay Student ~ Best Acting Narrative ~ Best Acting Short ~
Best Animated ~ Katie Merritt Audience Award The winning filmmaker receives a percentage of ticket sales.

BendFilm puts its focus on filmmakers, catering to their every need. Pioneering filmmakers with an independent spirit: submit your film to the BendFilm Festival today!


March 15, 2011 – EarlyBird Deadline

May 15, 2011 – Regular Deadline

June 12, 2011 – Late Deadline

July 15, 2011 – WAB Extended Deadline

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