BendFilm Production Grant

Coming Soon:

Win $5,000 to Shoot a Commissioned Film!


BendFilm will be offering a local woman $5,000 to shoot a special, short documentary about Pamela Hulse Andrews. 


All women filmmakers living in Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson, Wasco, Wheeler, Lake or Klamath Counties are eligible to apply for the production grant.


  • Submit a proposal (details coming soon). Eligibility guidelines:
    • Director of the film must be a woman.
    • Either woman director or woman producer of the film must currently reside in Central Oregon or will be residing in the region by January 1, 2019.
    • The film must follow the rough treatment that will be provided in the official RFP.
    • The film must be completed on deadline (details coming soon).
    • The project must credit the Oregon Film Office and BendFilm as Executive Producers.
    • The project must include all $50+ Seed&Spark contributors in the “Thank You” credits.
    • The film must be available to World Premiere during BendFilm’s 17th Annual Festival in October, 2020.

(Coming Soon)


Are there any limitations on how grant funds can be spent?
Yes. The film must be directed by a woman. The producer or director must reside in Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson, Wasco, Wheeler, Lake or Klamath Counties by January 1, 2019 and the film must be primarily shot in one (or any) of the aforementioned Central Oregon counties.

How will applications be evaluated?
A team made up of BendFilm staff, Board Members and two (2) local filmmakers will evaluate the proposals for artistic merit and ensure all minimum requirements are met. Due to the volume of applications we are not able to provide specific feedback on projects that are not selected.

Link to Official RFP (Coming Soon)