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.
From the Film Screenings to our expanding educational priorities to the BendFilm Festival - member contributions provide 25% 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.
BendFilm Tickets & Passes
Tickets and passes let you experience the festival. There is a rigorous process for the top films sumitted to be selected for the upcoming festival. The films 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.
Festival Sponsors receive the most dominant, ubiquitous coverage beginning months before the event. Individuals and businesses can sponsor festival awards, filmmakers, venues and even the volunteer force!
With one full-time employee and a working board of directors, we assure you your donation is well spent and thoughtfully applied.
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.
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.
Merchandise & Gift Certificates
Buy BendFilm gear at the BendFilm office all year or during the festival at the Hub, housed in the Liberty Theater.
BendFilm celebrates the brave voice of independent cinema through films, lectures and education.