BendFilm Festival handed out the 2020 jury prizes, with Best of Show going to Warrior Women by Christina D. King and Elizabeth A. Castle.
NAME OF FESTIVAL: BendFilm
WHERE: Bend OR
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
BendFilm is an independent Oregon film festival in the truest sense – rugged, brilliant, daring, adventurous, fun, and engaging. Located in the wondrous mountain town of Bend, OR, we have been showcasing some of the best independent films in the Pacific Northwest and beyond for 18 years. BendFilm is an imaginative and thought-provoking film festival as well as the operator of a microcinema, the Tin Pan Theater. Our Festival screenings are intimate, allowing you immediate access to the next best filmmakers. And if you are an indie film advocate or are just looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, our festival and theater in Bend, Oregon is well worth it.
Liyana, directed by Amanda Kopp and Aaron Kopp won the top prizes – Best of Show and Audience Awards at the 2017 BendFilm Festival.
The feature film, HIDE YOUR SMILING FACES directed by Daniel Patrick Carbone, swept the 2013 BendFilm Festival, capturing numerous awards, including the “Best of Show” and the “Best Narrative Feature.” Hide Your Smiling Faces depicts the young lives of two brothers as they abruptly come of age through the experience of a friend’s mysterious death.
BendFilm, in Bend, Oregon, announced the first of the films selected for the fest’s ten year celebration. The 10th annual Festival will open with THE TRUTH ABOUT EMANUEL (previously known as EMANUEL AND THE TRUTH ABOUT FISHES). Written and directed by Francesca Gregorini, the character-driven, psychological, drama/thriller follows Emanuel (Kaya Scoledario) who becomes obsessed with her new, mysterious neighbor Linda (Jessica Biel). Emanuel offers to babysit Linda’s new baby and unwittingly enters her fragile world. But Emanuel will have to go to a place that she herself has never dared to enter to truly save Linda. Also stars Frances O’Connor and Alfred Molina. The short narrative A HOUSE, A HOME will precede EMANUEL on opening night. In Daniel Fickle’s film, a love, a death, and another death are reconciled in a subterranean world.