For the past 15 years, BendFilm has celebrated independent film’s unique power to enrich lives, educate future storytellers, amplify diverse voices and inspire change, all while bringing thoroughly entertaining festival experiences to the Central Oregon community.
BendFilm has grown substantially in recent years empowered by this community. We need your continued support to bring the life-transforming power of culture to more Central Oregonians. Throughout the 2018 year, BendFilm has:
- Served more than 12,000 individuals.
- Provided filmmaking education programs to over 150 students from LaPine to Warm Springs.
- Brought in more than 125 emerging and established artists.
- Injected more than $1,000,000 into the local economy.
- Expanded the Native and women filmmaker program to Madras and Warm Springs.
- Supported the careers of artists at all levels through financial and promotional assistance.
- Provided a $5,000 film production grant to a Central Oregon-based woman filmmaker.
- Produced a short film to help Bend Spay + Neuter fundraise and share their life-affirming message.
- Partnered with several non-profits and businesses throughout Central Oregon to use the art form of film to inspire action and change.
WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO?Support BendFilm by becoming a Member* while earning great benefits:
$50 Member level supports education programs.
$100 Member level supports filmmaker travel.
$200 Member level supports a film production grant.
$300+ Member level and houses a filmmaker for the festival.
*Visit bendfilm.org for more information on sponsor levels and benefits. BendFilm is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Federal ID #20-0155231.