After four years as the festival director for Bend's annual film festival, Orit Schwartz announced publicly today that she will not be returning for he 2014 festival.
Here is the statement the Source received via email this afternoon:
for those who aren't hooked on facebook as i am,, sorry for the mass email. after four amazing years with bendfilm and incredible growth which i am so proud of!! the board has decided to restructure the festival. this brings to an end my time with bendfilm.
onwards and upwards to a new adventure!!
She also posted this announcement on Facebook:
If the reconstruction sounds famillier, re-read our paper's coverage of a similar ED situation in 2008 for BendFilm.
Stay tuned to the Source for more on BendFilm's "restructuring" and what Schwartz's departure could mean for the festival.