In the style of an old Hollywood press junket, replete with a red carpet leading to a photo booth inside the party, BendFilm will celebrate its 12th year with a Kick-Off party on September 24 at 6:30pm at G5 at 550 NW Franklin Avenue in Bend.
The party will feature film clips from the 2015 Festival program shown on the big screen. Partygoers will get to meet some of the Future Filmmakers and will get their first peek at the Official Film Guide. They’ll also get to purchase festival tickets right at the event. The BendFilm team will also raffle off two film festival passes, and will be selling vintage BendFilm merchandise. Local craft favorites Deschutes Brewery, Elixir Wines and Bendistillery will be providing the libations, while delicious hors d’oeuvres form The Drake will also be served.
Tickets to the kick-off party will be sold online at www.bendfilm.org for $25 and at the door for $30.
BendFilm hosts an annual independent film festival as well as year-round film exhibitions and programs. The organization is designed to support and nourish filmmakers and enrich the cultural life of Central Oregon while also providing an economic benefit to the region. Celebrating its 12th year, BendFilm is proud to bring diverse voices and visions to the Bend community. The BendFilm Festival runs every October in downtown Bend, Oregon, at The Oxford, McMenamins – Old St. Francis, Regal Cinemas, Tin Pan Theater, The Volcanic Theater, Cascades Theatrical Company, and the historic Tower Theatre. Make plans now to attend October 8-11, 2014, for four days of inspiring independent cinema, panels and parties, in beautiful Bend, a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, foodies, beer lovers and stunning natural scenery. BendFilm is made possible by a dedicated crew of volunteers and generous sponsors. For more information, call (541) 388-3378 or visit www.bendfilm.org.