Get Involved

BendFilm is real people, real passions and real stories told in independent film projects unavailable in mainstream theaters. If you believe in independent film and want to support our annual festival, which features more than 80 films and awards filmmakers for their incredible work, then consider the variety of ways you can support us.

BendFilm Membership

From the Film Screenings to our expanding educational priorities to the BendFilm Festival – member contributions provide 10% of the financial support it takes to produce and support our programming.
BendFilm receives financial gifts at many levels. Membership benefits begin with a contribution of $50 or more. Benefits for seniors (over 65) begin with a contribution of $40 or more. Members receive benefits for the current BendFilm Festival season.

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BendFilm Volunteers

We want to hear from you! If you are interested in contributing to the organization that brings independent cinema to Central Oregon every year, register by clicking the link below and then call (541-388-3378) or email ( us.
BendFilm is now using Shiftboard for its volunteer registration. This survey is mandatory for all volunteers and will allow us to best accommodate your interests.

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BendFilm Tickets & Passes

Tickets and passes let you experience the festival.  The 90 films in the final program (from over 1,200 submissions) are competing for a trophy and cash awards including the Audience Award.  So be sure to cast your ballot at the end of each film.

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BendFilm Sponsors

Festival Sponsors receive prominent exposure and coverage throughout the year and especially in the months before the event. Individuals and businesses can sponsor festival awards, filmmakers, venues and even the volunteer force!

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BendFilm Donations

With one full-time employee and a working board of directors, we assure you your donation is well spent and thoughtfully applied.

Corporate Matching

Many companies will match their employees’ contributions to BendFilm. Ask your employer if they can help you help BendFilm. If your employer will match your contribution let us know so we can update our list of participating companies.

Tax Deductibility

Your contribution is tax-deductible after subtracting the value of any benefits received. BendFilm will mail you a confirmation of your contribution complete with tax information. BendFilm is a 501(c)(3) organization. BendFilm is also a qualified cultural non-profit organization with the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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Merchandise & Gift Certificates

Buy BendFilm gear at the BendFilm office all year or during the festival at the Hub, housed in the Liberty Theater.

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