The River Bend Film Festival, Goshen, Indiana

Thursday, April 6 through Saturday, April 8, 2017

Thanks everyone for another great festival!
Check out photos of the Fest on Facebook and Instagram.

See you next year!

2017 RBFF Awards

Big Blue Fish | Lifetime Acheivement Award
Beth Grant 

Blue Fish | Best Narrative Feature
Like Cotton Twines | Writer, Director, Leila Djansi | Producer, Whitney Valcin | Turning Point Pictures

Blue Fish | Best Documentary
Ms. Sharon Jones! | Director, Barbara Kopple | Cabin Creek Films

Best Actor
P.J. Marshall | Sure-Fire

Best Actress
Julia Farino | Icarus

Best Short Film | Live Action
Tender Moments | Alberto Govela & Rob Neilson, Directors

Best Animation
Cuerdas | Pedro Solís García, Director

Best Studio Screenplay
Sanctuary | by Scott Pittock

Best Independent Screenplay
Dear Janie | by J.C. Farris

Best Bumper
Grant Beachy

Honorable Mention Bumper
Jordan Swartzendruber

Best Student Bumper
Mia Graber Miller | Goshen College, 1st yr

Honorable Mention Student Bumper
Tanner Camp | Goshen College, 1st yr

Guests of the 2017 Festival

Beth Grant

Actress + Producer + Director

Binky Griptite

Producer + Vocalist + Guitarist

Leila Djansi

Producer + Director + Writer

Wes Jones

Screenwriter

2017 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors

River Bend Sponsors • Top Tier
River Bend Sponsors • Silver
River Bend Sponsors • Bronze
Blank Space • Bryan Chris Photography • Dick Lehman Pottery • Duley Press • Greensweep Cleaning Services • Ignition Garage • Inn on South 5th • LightBox • Maple City Market • Menno Travel • Mid America Filmmakers • NIBCO • Nimble Wit Productions • The Nut Shoppe