BendFilm Year Round Events


As the new owners and operators of the town’s beloved Tin Pan Theatre and a stellar 2019 Festival to remember, we’re set to bring in a “New Era” of exciting indie film programming and events to strengthen our community. Be sure to visit our Education Page to learn more about our Future Filmmakers program, 72-Hour Filmmaker Scramble, Artist-in-Resident, and more great year-round programming.


Exciting Programs & Indie Film at the Tin Pan

The highly anticipated “Food for Thought Series,” a mid-afternoon matinée” at the Tin Pan Theater, will be followed by thoughtful conversation at a local restaurant. Share your thoughts with other film enthusiasts and BendFilm’s Programming Associates, Ellen & Peter Shelton, who will lead the discussion

Stay tuned for more announcements about Early Release Film Club for students on early-release Wednesdays Four films from…” a retrospective series covering a genre, country, or director, MoWo Presents, featuring films selected by Bend’s own Moseley Wotta and the return of “Spaghetti Western Wednesdays.”

BendFilm Festival Programmer, Selin Sevinc, continues to bring great Independent Films to the Tin Pan including the great work done by the emerging filmmakers featured at the Festival. Check out the current line-up of great films and signup for the Tin Pan Newsletter so you never miss the opportunity to catch one of the best indie films playing in town.


2021 BendFilm Festival Passes on Sale Now!

Get the best (read cheapest) price for your 2021 Festival pass when you buy now. So whether 2021 is the year you plan to attend your 1st Independent Film Festival or your 25th, the sooner you buy your  2021 BendFilm Festival Pass the more money you’ll save. The next big indie filmmakers are already submitting their films so get your pass and start planning your festival schedule for October 7th – 17th! Buy your passes here:


BendFilm’s Member Appreciation Screening Kicked-Off 2020 with Into the Canyon

BendFilm members help us reach new heights and strengthen our beloved community through the art form of film. To show our appreciation, every year we host a free screening for our members at the Tower Theatre. This year’s film promises to take our audience on an adventure of a lifetime!

We’re thrilled to partner with environmental experts from ONDA, Deschutes Land Trust, and Discover Your Forest to hold a panel discussion immediately following the film. Sign up for the BendFilm  Newsletter to stay up to date on membership events and perks (tip: scroll to footer).

Thank you for the generosity of our donors, members, and sponsors for helping BendFilm to further strengthen our communities through the art form of film in 2020.