BendFilm BASH Gathers the Community in Support of the Popular Independent Festival

BendFilm will host the fourth annual BASH fundraiser 6–9pm May 31 at the North Rim Lodge in Bend. This year BendFilm celebrates its 11th anniversary by introducing new director, Todd Looby, and celebrating some of Bend’s best local artisans.


Gourmet appetizers will be provided by Sunny Yoga Kitchen, Little Bite Cafe, DRAKE, Joolz and La Magie. Boneyard Brewing, Oregon Spirit Distillers and Humm Kombucha will serve beverages. Local talent, Franchot Tone, will keep the party dancing with live music.  

There will also be ample opportunities to win great prizes and BendFilm merchandise. All who purchase a ticket for the event will be eligible to win a 2014 BendFilm Festival Full Film Pass. There will also be a raffle to win BendFilm merchandise and a Full Festival Pass that allows free entry into every film and party.

Tetherow Golf Resort will raffle off a dinner and overnight stay for two! Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at: or at the BendFilm office–1000 NW Wall St., Suite 260, Bend, OR 97701.

“The positive energy coming from BendFilm supporters is incredible,” Looby said. “Nothing says that more than the hard work and care our volunteer BASH committee put into hosting this event–not to mention the generous food, drink and entertainment sponsors. I am looking forward to meeting even more of our supporters at the BASH. It’s going to be a great time and I cannot wait to kick off our 11th year with some amazing people.”

6–9 pm May 31 at the North Rim Lodge, 1500 NW Wild Rye Circle, Bend, OR 97701.  

BendFilm, set for October 9-12, is an annual independent film festival designed to support and nourish filmmakers and enrich the cultural life of Central Oregon. Celebrating its 11th year, BendFilm is proud to bring diverse voices and visions to the Bend community. BendFilm is made possible by a dedicated crew of volunteers and generous sponsors. For more information, call 541-388-3378 or visit
Todd Looby, BendFilm Director
1000 NW Wall Street, Ste. 260

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