Bend Film Festival

Bend Film Festival

Written by Orit Schwartz

The 2012 BendFilm Festival will run October 11-14 and promises to be the fantastic, artistic, community-driven event it has evolved into during its nine-year tenure. Known as a very filmmaker-friendly fest, it draws filmmakers from across the country for a weekend of good parties, great conversations and, of course, fabulous films. One of the best things about the fest is the opportunity to hob knob with the creatives behind what’s seen on the screen.

Besides great films, BendFilm is also known for its awesome parties. Friday night marks the return of the fabulous DJ dance party, held this year in the black box theater of the Cascades Theatrical Company. Every night, in fact, a great party with live music will offer the chance to mix and mingle with filmmakers and fellow film lovers. On Saturday night, the awards ceremony is the culminating event of the weekend’s competition.

Tickets are on sale now at www.bendfilm.org. Membership begins at $50, film festival tickets run $12 per film, and full weekend passes begin at $125 for films-only and $200 for a full festival passes. Many free events will be offered, as well, including panels of filmmaker and industry experts at the Nature of Words office,  and the BendFilm Kids Sunday free morning event at McMenamins. Many of the after-parties are held at local restaurants and bars and require no entry ticket.

BendBroadband is a proud supporter of Bend Film.

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