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BendFilm submissions due April 25

BendFilm submissions due April 25

BendFilm is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services.  We hope you enjoy learning more about BendFilm, an organization that makes Central Oregon a better place. BendBroadband is a Premier Partner sponsor of BendFilm.

One of the events, many Central Oregon residents look forward to each fall is the BendFilm Festival. For 16 years, BendFilm has raised the curtain for movie lovers and provided the public with a wide-range of smart, funny and thought-provoking films, both long and short.

During this four-day, independent-film festival, downtown Bend is a buzz with energy as residents come together to support the arts. This year’s BendFilm Festival is Oct. 10-13.

Submissions are now open for the 2019 BendFilm Festival. Submissions are due April 25. The late deadline for submissions s May 23 and extended late deadline is June 13.

The BendFilm Festival is an artistic, community-driven event that has evolved into a national treasure. Known as a filmmaker-friendly fest, it draws creatives 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 filmmakers behind the screen.

What makes BendFilm Executive Director Todd Looby’s job so exciting is finding and then presenting some incredible stories to the Bend community. Films, he says, that might not otherwise be able to see in theaters. “Bend is an extremely knowledgeable film community,” he said. “So bringing these amazing films and filmmakers here have been very rewarding and brings something very special to this community.”

Residents can celebrate the voice of independent film, all year long by signing up as a member of BendFilm. New membership benefits include 20% off 2019 Festival passes, discounted and limited free entry to monthly screenings, access to the BendFilm Lending Library and member-only Festival Ticket presales.

Membership begins at $50. Many free events will be offered, as well, including panels of filmmaker and industry experts at the Nature of Words office, and the BendFilm Future Filmmakers free Sunday event at McMenamins. Many of the after-parties are held at local restaurants and bars and require no entry ticket.

BendBroadband is a proud sponsor of premier partner sponsor of BendFilm.

Channels to now match time zones

Starting March 20, BendBroadband will shift the broadcast times of the following channels from Eastern Time Zone to Pacific Time Zone. For Central Oregon viewers, this means programming will shift three hours earlier. If you usually watch a show at 9 p.m., it will now air at 6 p.m. You will not lose any programming as… Continue Reading

Cyber security hint: Make passwords strong

Cyber security hint: Make passwords strong

In honor of National Consumer Protection Week, BendBroadband is sharing blogs about phishing scams and this one below which reminds consumers to make your passwords strong and tough to crack. The tips below were adapted from the Dept. of Homeland Security’s Online Privacy Tip Card: Make your passwords/passphrases strong You can increase the strength of… Continue Reading

Bring on the March Madness!

Selection Sunday kicks off March 17 and herein begins the journey to find out who is the best team in college basketball. Throughout this 68-team, single-elimination tournament, there’s the excitement of the underdog victories and the agony of losing and going home earlier than planned. The NCAA tournament starts with 68 hopeful teams. Competition whittles… Continue Reading

Snow, weather cause havoc

Across the entire United States, this winter has been one for the record books. With a polar vortex consuming parts of the country and flooding taking over the rest – nearly every U.S. state has been impacted by snow, sleet, ice and rain this season. Even Southwestern states were not safe from the winter mess.… Continue Reading

Spring sun outages may impact your TV

Twice a year, all television customers (not just BendBroadband TV customers) may experience some degree of television interference due to sun outages. This spring, the solar satellite interference is expected from about Feb. 25 until March 12. Sun outages happen due to solar interference. For a few weeks every spring and fall, the sun is… Continue Reading

Showtime on sale now for $10.99 a month

Add Showtime’s array of star-studded movies, sports, comedies, documentaries and original series to your BendBroadband lineup for just $10.99 a month. Order today by calling 1-541-668-6246. The sale price is good for a full year. At Showtime, you’ll find something for every mood. New titles added all the time including these amazing series: Escape at… Continue Reading