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  • Think of Us on Giving Tuesday

    Think of Us on Giving Tuesday

    You all helped get BendFilm where we are, but there is so much more we need to do for this community. Please consider donating on Giving Tuesday, December 2nd.

  • Mask You Live In

    Mask You Live In

    Nov. 10th @ 6pm Tower Theatre,$12/$14 at door
    "The Mask You Live In" (Sundance, 2015) follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

  • 2015 BendFilm Kick-Off Party Sneak Peek

    2015 BendFilm Kick-Off Party Sneak Peek

    Kick-Off party goers will see feature film clips on the big screen, get a first peek at the Official Film Guide, and more.

  • 2015 BendFilm Jurors Announced

    2015 BendFilm Jurors Announced

    This year’s Jury is one of our best. We couldn’t be happier that they agreed to join us in celebrating films, filmmakers, and our town.

  • 2015 Festival Films Announced

    2015 Festival Films Announced

    We’re excited to announce the opening night film and the full film line up, as well as pass and ticket sale details for our 12th annual festival.

  • Coming to Light: Edward Curtis Documentary

    Coming to Light: Edward Curtis Documentary

    September 28, 5:30 pm
    Tin Pan Theater
    Tickets at the door.

    To celebrate Atelier 6's Edward S. Curtis Exhibit, BendFilm is co-hosting to screenings of the award-winning documentary about Edward's Story, "Coming to Light".

    The second screening is October 3, 4 pm
    Madras Performing Arts Center / 541.475.4327 / Free Admission (donations accepted)

    About the film:
    The award-winning documentary, "Coming to Light", tells the dramatic story of the life of Edward S. Curtis, his creation of his monumental work, and his changing views of the people he set out to document. More importantly, the film gives Indian people a voice in the discussion of Curtis images. Hopi, Navajo, Cupig, Blackfeet, Piegan, Suquamish and Kwakiutl people, many of them descended from Curtis’s photographic subjects, tell stories about the people in the photographs, and discuss the meaning of the images from their own perspectives.

    More on Atelier 6's Edward Curtis Exhibit here.

  • Supporter Spotlight: Photographer Karen Cammack

    Supporter Spotlight: Photographer Karen Cammack

    Karen Cammack is a Bend, Oregon native with a zest for life and a passion for photography.

  • Jared Rasic Loves Film

    Jared Rasic Loves Film

    We met up with Jared Rasic between movies to ask him about his role as a BendFilm screener.

  • The Inspiration Behind Indie Women

    The Inspiration Behind Indie Women

    Now in its fourth year, the Independent Women for Independent Film, or Indie Women movement, continues to grow and sustain our BendFilm Awards Program.

  • WONDER: a mini-film festival

    WONDER: a mini-film festival

    WONDER was a win for Bend’s indie-film fans and filmmakers alike.

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