BendFilm Announces Short Films Curated for 18th Annual BendFilm Festival

BendFilm announced today the 75 short films selected to screen during the 18th annual BendFilm Festival running October 7 – 17, 2021.

New this year, BendFilm Festival is now recognized by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® as one of 64 film festivals in the world (27 festivals in the USA) that is Oscar® qualifying for short films. Following the festival, BendFilm will submit the winning shorts in the following categories to be considered for Oscar® nominations: Best Narrative Short, Best Animated Short, and Best Indigenous Short. Continue reading... “BendFilm Announces Short Films Curated for 18th Annual BendFilm Festival”

Ashland, Bend + Portland Film Fests Again Make MovieMaker’s “Best 50 Film Fests Worth The Entry Fee”

Ashland International Film Festival, BendFilm, and Portland Film Festival all made the cut for the MovieMaker 2018 “50 Best Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee.”

Here is what MM had to say about each:

AIFF: “Submitting to screen at this five-day Southern Oregon fest comes with the promise that your film will be viewed and evaluated by more than one screener. Ashland Independent Film Festival’s crowd of over 7,000 fills out the art-deco Varsity Theatre, historic Ashland Armory, and other venues to take in over 90 doc, feature, and short selections. Continue reading... “Ashland, Bend + Portland Film Fests Again Make MovieMaker’s “Best 50 Film Fests Worth The Entry Fee””

Submit to BendFilm



We at BendFilm want to see your work!  Our late deadline is June 13, 2014 (tomorrow) and Final deadline is July 14, 2014.

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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”

BendFilm Festival Oct. 11-14, 2012

The BendFilm Festival will be taking place October 11-14, 2012 in Bend, Oregon.  Tickets for the festival are now available online.

Orit Schwartz, Festival Director, said,

“We’re selling tickets earlier than ever this year and anticipate a great response from members and the general public. Buzz has been building about our films and parties, including the resurgence of a dance party, which will be held at our newest venue, the Cascade Theatrical Company, on Friday night of the festival featuring DJ Bryan Swett.”

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