BendFilm now offers several film education opportunities for Central Oregonians of all ages during the Festival and throughout the year.


  • Each year we host the Future Filmmakers Festival where 5th thru 12th grade students create and screen films during each festival. More
  • In partnership with ScaleHouse, every summer filmmakers of all ages enter the 72-Hour Filmmaker’s Scramble where they create films in just 3 days all based on a single, common theme. More.
  • The BendFilm / Caldera Artist-in-Residence program provides a month-long residence for emerging filmmakers to work on their next films while teaching filmmaking to Central Oregon Students on the weekends. More
  • This November at the Tin Pan Theater Year-Round Programmer, Ellen Shelton, will host the beloved “Month of Sundays” film screening and lecture series to help cinephiles of all ages gain a deeper appreciation of the art form.
  • Don’t forget to check out our educational panels and lectures that run each Friday and Saturday during the Festival! (Festival Schedule)

If you have ever wanted to enter the filmmaking fray, BendFilm is here to help. Join us!