50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2018

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BendFilm Festival

Bend, Oregon / October 11-14, 2018 / bendfilm.org 

Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, BendFilm steeps itself in the laid back, yet heartily engaged arts community culture of Bend, Oregon—a home turf overflowing with award-winning craft beer, surrounding natural beauty, and cinephile citizenry. In 2017, up to $10,500 in cash prizes were doled out to winning moviemakers, but that didn’t detract from the fest’s greater message: One of its handful of panels sought to dispel the myth that only financially privileged filmmakers can build a viable career.

L to R: Emily Kincaid, Producer of 2017 Best Documentary Award-winner Forever “B”, and Megan Leonard, Producer of Special Jury Award-winner Mixtape Marauders, at BendFilm Festival 2017. Photograph by Steven Addington, courtesy of BendFilm Festival

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  1. Indie Film Share

    March 7, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Agree, remember to have your gold professionally graded and you should ensure that you organise the correct level of insurance to cover your investment.

  2. Max Weinstein

    November 28, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Fixed, thanks for your feedback.

  3. Jon Deo

    April 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Really? No gay film festivals. Try again.

    • Filmmaker

      April 18, 2018 at 9:35 am

      “Iris Prize Film Festival’s namesake is indeed its calling card—IPFF continues to dole out the largest LGBT short film prize (£30,000) on the planet”

    • Caleb, Asst Editor

      June 8, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      Hi Jon,

      Thanks so much for your feedback. Keep an eye out for our upcoming “25 Coolest Film Fests” in our Summer issue (newsstands 7/24). Lots of LGBT Fest representation!

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