On the second weekend of October, Bend, Oregon is transformed from a recreational haven into a small town possessed by the film industry’s soul. Named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s Coolest Festivals in the World and one of only 27 Academy-qualifying film festivals in the United States, the Bend Film Festival brings the work of the most talented independent filmmakers to Central Oregon. Downtown theaters, lecture sites, music rooms and party venues spark with the energy excited by the overwhelming presence of cinema. Come. Join us in celebrating independent movies and their makers.