The River Bend Film Festival

Thursday, April 6 through Saturday, April 8, 2017

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76 short films and 8 feature films representing 13 countries, interactive workshops, and downtown Goshen fun – get a taste of the 2017 festival 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








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 • Maple City Market • Menno Travel • Mid America Filmmakers • NIBCO • Nimble Wit Productions • The Nut Shoppe