MovieMaker.com just named BendFilm in the top 50 best bang for your buck film festivals in the world.
The decade old festival takes place every fall in downtown Bend. Last year, flicks were shown at the Tower, McMenamins, 2nd St. Theater, Tin Pan and in the Old Mill.
It may not be SXSW or Sundance, but we've got a gem here for movie makers and film goers alike.
The accolade is presented from the perspective of filmmakers, who spend thousands of dollars submitting their art to festivals, which can be especially rough on small independent film budget.
BendFilm will host a fundraiser for the festival tonight at Desperado with members of BendFilm's Inde Women project and an opportunity to renew 2013 BendFilm membership. 10 percent of any purchase will go to BendFilm. —404 NE Norton Ave.
Here is what Movie Maker had to say about BendFilm:
Bend, OR; www.bendfilm.org
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Bend has stayed committed to the ideal that, at a film fest, the moviemaker is king—and should be treated as such. The fest offers a range of generous cash awards, including a $5,000 grand prize for Best in Show, as well as $500 cash prizes in six other categories. One of the most coveted awards is Best Narrative Feature, the winner of which receives a Panavision camera package worth $60,000.