On-screen representation affects cultural understanding of BIPOC, women, and LGBTQIA+ characters. Barriers need to be broken down until equal representation is achieved on-screen and behind the camera. Better understanding and exposure between neighboring cultures will help create dialog, cooperation, and partnerships that strengthen the interconnectivity of Central Oregon. Continue reading... “BendFilm Presents: $7,500 BIPOC Womxn Film Grant”
BendFilm Women-Led Production Grant Deadline Aug 19
BendFilm is now accepting project applications for a women-led production to be filmed in Central Oregon. Female identifying filmmakers in the following counties are eligible to apply: Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson, Wasco, Wheeler, Lake and Klamath.
Submit your short film project information before August 19th for a chance to win $5,000 and entry in the 2019 BendFilm Festival. For more information visit the BendFilm website
Help BendFilm fund the production of a women-helmed, short film to be shot in Central Oregon. We only need $2,500 from this Seed&Spark campaign to match a $2,500 grant from the Roundhouse Foundation. The gender disparity in our industry is embarrassingly low and we need to be the spark that creates change!
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.
After a short lull from all of the summer activity, Bend, OR is again abuzz with excitement as the town anticipates the start of our 11th Annual Film Festival on October 9, 2014!
This year we have our strongest program in recent years. We’re showcasing the best, current independent cinema from all over the world. AND we have a ton of excellent films from Bend and Northwest Filmmakers. Our Jury is comprised of some of the most accomplished independent filmmakers working in the Northwest. Continue reading... “BendFilm Celebrates 11 Years!”
The BendFilm final, final, Without-a-box extended submission deadline is July 14, 2014. Please get your films in now to one of the “50 best fests” in the country. We can’t wait to see your film and have you in Bend for the fest!
2014 will be our 11th year and it will be our best year yet! The filmmaker is king at BendFilm. We offer cash prizes to our filmmakers. We provide free housing to all of our visiting filmmakers. And there are enough breweries to keep the party going until the wee hours. Continue reading... “Submit to BendFilm”
The 8th annual BendFilm Festival opens call for entries! Declared “an important creation for filmmakers” by Gus Van Sant, BendFilm puts its focus on filmmakers, catering to their every need. Submit your film to the BendFilm today!! ** Only a few more days to take advantage of the Earlybird Deadline **