The River Bend Film Festival

Thursday, April 6 through Saturday, April 8, 2017

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Get a single block ticket, day passes, weekend passes, and more!

Festival Schedule

Grab some popcorn and candy – we’ve got a lot in store for you!

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We would love your help!

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2016 Festival!
Check out 2016 photos on our Facebook page.

And check out our 2017 trailer below!

2016 RBFF Interviews

Jim Strouse

Jordon Hodges

Jon Helmuth

John Hancock

2016 RBFF Awards

Honored Filmmaker of the Year & Friend of the Fest
James C. Strouse

Best Feature Film
Sand Castles | Clenet Verdi-Rose, Director | Jordon Hodges, Writer & Producer

Best Actor
Jemaine Clement for People Places Things

Best Actress
Dorothy Tristan for The Looking Glass

Best Documentary
The Flying Dutchmen | Kendal Miller, Director | Jonathan Helmuth, Executive Producer

Best Short Film/Live Action
Counting Backwards | Sean de Sparengo, Director

Best Animation
Taking The Plunge | Directors: Thaddaeus Andreades, Marie Raoult, Nicholas Manfredi, & Elizabeth Ku-Herrero

Stephen Susco Award – Best Short Film
Zero | David Victori, Director & Ridley Scott, Producer

Stephen Susco Award – Best Short Film
Birthday | Chris King, Director

Stephen Susco Award – Honorable Mention Short Film
Little Sticker | Michael Chaney, Director

Stephen Susco Award – Honorable Mention Short Film
Woodshed | Travis Newton, Director

Best Studio Screenplay
Catch The Devil | Martin Blinder

Best Independent Screenplay
By The Hands Of Wally Vine | David Warnock

Best Bumper
Magic Of Film | Jarrod Moschner

Best Student Bumper
The Magic Of Filmmaking! | Tabitha Lymburner & Samuel Kirkpatrick

Honorable Mention Bumper
Indestructible Ideas | Jairo Jimenez

Honorable Mention Bumper
The Little Paper Penguin Directs His First Short | Shaun Michael Pope

Official 2017 Film Fest Countdown








2016 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors

River Bend Sponsors • Top Tier
River Bend Sponsors • Silver
River Bend Sponsors • Bronze

Art House • Better World Books • Blank Space • Duly Press • CAPS • Ignition Garage • Inn on South 5th • IU Health Home Medical • Kelly Jae's • Mid America Filmmakers • Thistle + Lace Photography

Nut Shoppe • Paragon Printing • Grant Beachy Photography • Community Foundation of St. Joseph County • Bryan Chris Photography • JoJo's Pretzels