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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.

High Desert Chamber: Valentine’s Day concert

High Desert Chamber: Valentine’s Day concert

High Desert Chamber Music is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services.  High Desert Chamber Music is in the midst of its 11th season. Founder and executive director Isabelle LaForet Senger said the mission of High Desert Chamber Music is to bring world-class chamber music and… Continue Reading

HSCO Thrift Store: Great deals, cause

HSCO Thrift Store: Great deals, cause

Humane Society of Central Oregon Thrift Store is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services. During our December Month of Giving campaign, BendBroadband is featuring local nonprofits on our website, and social media sites. We hope you enjoy learning more about these wonderful organizations that make Central… Continue Reading

Preparing children for school

Preparing children for school

Healthy Beginnings is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services. During our December Month of Giving campaign, BendBroadband is featuring local nonprofits on our website, and social media sites. We hope you enjoy learning more about these wonderful organizations that make Central Oregon a better place.… Continue Reading

Therapeautic horseback training changes lives

Therapeautic horseback training changes lives

The Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services. We hope you enjoy learning more about these wonderful organizations that make Central Oregon a better place. Healing Reins provides horse-centered therapies and activities for children and adults with emotional and physical… Continue Reading

Holiday giving and BendBroadband go hand-in-hand

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another – Charles Dickens All across our markets, TDS and BendBroadband employees are providing joy this holiday season.  Everything from riding along on a TDS float in the Christmas Parade, donating food to the local pantry, sponsoring Santa’s Workshop, and providing non-profit organizations… Continue Reading

Building homes, providing hope: Sisters Habitat for Humanity

Building homes, providing hope: Sisters Habitat for Humanity

The Sisters Habitat for Humanity is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services. During our December Month of Giving campaign, BendBroadband is featuring local nonprofits on our website, and social media sites. We hope you enjoy learning more about these wonderful organizations that make Central Oregon… Continue Reading

Heart of Oregon Corps: Providing a path to self-sufficiency

Heart of Oregon Corps: Providing a path to self-sufficiency

Heart of Oregon Corps is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services. During our December Month of Giving campaign, BendBroadband is featuring local nonprofits on our website, and social media sites. We hope you enjoy learning more about these wonderful organizations that make Central Oregon a better… Continue Reading

Stream FREE holiday hits thanks to Stingray

Get in the holiday spirit with a little help from BendBroadband and Stingray Music. Thanks to Stingray, you can stream commercial-free holiday music right from your computer, television, or mobile device as part of your BendBroadband programming package. The best part is that this gift comes at no extra cost to you. From classic Christmas… Continue Reading