River Bend Film Festival
Type: Regular shortfilm festival
Location: Goshen, IN, Indiana
Start Month: May
An annual 3-day celebration of independent cinema from around the globe laced with workshops and filmmaker coffee talks every Spring in downtown Goshen, Indiana.
2017 GUEST SPEAKERS…
[Actress] Beth Grant (No Country for Old Men, Donnie Darko, Rain Man)
[Writer] Wes Jones (Showtime’s Billions)
[Make-up] Sarah Elizabeth (Face Off)
2016 GUEST SPEAKERS…
[Writer/Director] Jim Strouse (Grace is Gone, People Places Things, Lonesome Jim, The Winning Season)
[Actor/Writer] Jordon Hodges (Sand Castles)
2015 GUEST SPEAKERS…
[Writer] Larry Karaszewski (BIG EYES, ED WOOD, MAN ON THE MOON), long time Tim Burton collaborator.
[Actor/Stuntman] Kiran Shah (THE HOBBIT, LORD OF THE RINGS, CHRONICLES OF NARNIA).
ENTRY FORM: River Bend partners with the online submission service FilmFreeway. Entries can be submitted via www.FilmFreeway.com
We prefer online HD submissions. We do not watch your films on iPads or small screens during the consideration process as we know it doesn’t do most films justice. We HDMI it out to a large HD flatscreen or projector with state-of-the-art studio speakers and will only watch it in HD. Uploading to Vimeo at a high bitrate and submitting that link is a great bet.
Submission Deadline: December
From $15 to $100. Depends on the category and in which submission deadline you submit.
Awards / Prizes:
2017 Special Best Film & Screenplay Judge:
Stephen Susco, writer of THE GRUDGE, BEYOND THE REACH, etc.
Blue Fish – Best Film
Gold Fish – Honored Filmmaker of the Year
Green Fish – Best Documentary
Stephen Susco Award
Contact: Tim Richardson