BendFilm Festival Picking Up Steam in Central Oregon

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the BendFilm Festival is less than two months away and a number of upcoming activities and events are underway to get the ball rolling. Get tickets now to the BendFilm Kickoff Party & 10th Anniversary Brew Preview, September 26 at Deschutes Brewery & Public House (Downtown Bend).


In addition to the scheduled events below, Central Oregon locals and visitors can expect to see a traveling BendFilm history exhibit moving through downtown businesses, along with a series of BendFilm window displays created by local artists to celebrate the independent film festival’s 10 years of success in the region.

BendFilm is an annual independent film festival designed to support and nourish filmmakers and enrich the cultural life of Central Oregon. Celebrating its 10th year, BendFilm is proud to bring voices and visions to the Bend community from the perspective of so many human experiences and cultures and remind us of our differences, but also our similarities.


BendFilm Kickoff Party & 10th Anniversary Brew Previewbendflimbeer
September 26, 6–9pm
Deschutes Brewery & Public House (Downtown)
1044 NW Bond St., Bend
$20 (advance) $25 (door)
The event will feature the tasting and naming of a BendFilm 10th Anniversary Belgian IRA created by Deschutes Brewery to honor the Festival’s success in Central Oregon. Guests will also receive two beer tickets (good for anything on tap), heavy appetizers and the first available copies of the BendFilm Guide. Festival passes will be available for purchase at a 10 PERCENT discount and live music will be provided by local folk revival band Parlour.


How to BendFilm
October 1, 6pm
Cowgirl Cash
924 Brooks St. Bend
Rebecca Carlton, 541-678-5162
BendFilm goers get the inside scoop about the Festival. Attendees will get a run down on BendFilm activities, events, screenings, costs and more!

BendFilm First Friday ArtHop & Window Display Contest
October 4
ArtHop Downtown Bend
Ten downtown businesses are partnering with 10 local artists to celebrate BendFilm’s 10th Anniversary with a series of BendFilm window displays. Check out the window displays and then head to Cowgirl Cash to vote for The Best Window Display in Celebration of BendFilm.  Voters names will be entered into a drawing to receive two free BendFilm Festival tickets.
BendFilm 10th Anniversary Festival
October 10 – 13

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