BendFilm Announces Feature Films in Competition

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BendFilm announced today the 20 feature films in competition categories from the 19th annual BendFilm Festival running October 6 – 23, 2022. Many filmmakers and producers are scheduled to attend the festival to host post-film discussions, participate in panels and enjoy Bend’s scenic beauty. BendFilm Festival is recognized by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® as Oscar® qualifying for narrative, animated and indigenous short films.

BendFilm will continue its filmmaker-focused efforts to award over $12,00 in prizes directly to independent filmmakers in these competition categories including $5,000 for Best Of Show. Continue reading... “BendFilm Announces Feature Films in Competition”

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”

THREE Oregon Film Festivals Make MovieMaker “50 Fests Worth the Entry Fee” List.

BendFilm, Ashland International Film Festival, and Portland Film Festival all earned their place on MovieMaker’s “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” – read all about it here.

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“The Last Blockbuster” – World Premiere Screening In Bend At Pop-Up Drive In!

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“The Last Blockbuster” (2020) a feature-length documentary about “the rise and fall of Blockbuster video and how one small town store managed to outlast a corporate giant” is making its World Premiere screening at a BendFilm popup drive-in theatre (in Bend).  The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, Zeke Kamm and Taylor Morden. Additionally, you are being invited to bring your old DVDs and VHS tapes to the screening to donate to the cause of keeping “the world’s last Blockbuster afloat“.  Continue reading... ““The Last Blockbuster” – World Premiere Screening In Bend At Pop-Up Drive In!”

Women in Film Production Grant Accepting Applications!

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
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BendFilm’s “Women Filmmaker Production Fund” Is Up And Running

Help BendFilm fund the production of a local, women-led short film to be shot in Central Oregon. They only need $2,500 from this 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!”

Here’s how the film production process will work:

– With your help, raise $2,500 through July 18th via this Seed&Spark Campaign.

– Issue a request for proposal from local female filmmakers about their film on July 19th. Continue reading... “BendFilm’s “Women Filmmaker Production Fund” Is Up And Running”

BendFilm Festival Underway

filmevents_bendfilm-f792bec57097857d The 13th Annual BendFilm Fest is underway, October 5-9th, some tickets are still available.  Opening night (tonight) will screen an #OregonMade documentary by Portland-native, Ian McCluskey (“Voyagers Without Trace“), and Jenny Conlee of The Decemberists will perform live.

Six venues will be utilized, screening indie films, docs and shorts. “A Celebration of Independent Cinema.

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MovieMaker Magazine Covers “Green Room” + Bend Is One Of The “50 Film Fests Worth The Entry Fee”

IMG_6194Green Room” graces the cover of MovieMaker Magazine’s latest edition (spring 2016) and delves into an-depth interview with director, Jeremy Saulnier about how the film came together.

In the same edition, MovieMaker names BendFilm as one of “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee”.  Congrats!

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BendFilm Earlybird Deadline

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 **

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