A near-constant fixture of MovieMaker magazine’s 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee: https://goo.gl/yXmzNA, BendFilm celebrates independent films and the risky, passionate, tough and talented people who make them. This year’s festival runs from Thursday, Oct. 12 – Sunday, Oct. 15, with most venues located in Bend’s historic downtown and the nearby Old Mill District.
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Awards & Prizes
The 2016 BendFilm Festival jury included Aaron Katz (Oscilloscope), Eliza Hajek (SAGindie), and Kristin Slaysman (Los Angeles based actor, producer and director). The 2017 jury will be announced mid-summer…
BEST OF SHOW* – $5,000 Cash Prize
All narrative and documentary features screening as part of the jury competition are eligible for this award.
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE* – $60,000 Camera Rental Package from Panavision
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE* – $1,500 Cash Prize
BEST DIRECTOR* – $500 Cash Prize
BEST NARRATIVE SHORT* – $500 Cash Prize
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT* – $500 Cash Prize
BEST STUDENT SHORT* – $500 Cash Prize
BEST ANIMATED SHORT* – $500 Cash Prize
BEST OF THE NORTHWEST* – $500 Cash Prize
KATIE MERRITT AUDIENCE AWARD* – $500 Cash Prize
* includes a BendFilm award sculpture