Three Days of Film Fest Fun

2018 Festival Schedule

Wednesday, May 2

Special Pre-Festival Event

4:00 p.m. | Afternoon Presentation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community and School Educators | The Goshen Theater
Closed caption and signing servicesThis is a Special Event for DHH Community, School Educators, Community at the Goshen Theater. Join us for a presentation by Oscar® Award-winning Writer/Actor, Rachel Shenton and Director, Chris Overton, moderated by David Kendall.

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Goshen Theater, 216 South Main, Goshen

This is a free event
Special thanks to Festival sponsors, Tim and Meg Shelly.

Thursday, May 3

The festival begins!

Welcome to Goshen
We’re glad you’re here. Visit GoodOfGoshen.com for hotel information, restaurant recommendations, and activity ideas.
12:00 p.m. | Box Office Opens | The Goshen Theater

Pick up tickets purchased online or buy Festival tickets at the Goshen Theater Box Office, 216 South Main, Goshen, starting at noon on Thursday.

Theater Box Office closes at 10:15 p.m.

Online ticket sales end Wednesday, May 2, at noon.

5:00 p.m. | Opening Party | Gateway Cellar Winery

RBFF warmly invites all festival guests to attend our welcoming event at the Gateway Cellar Winery. Festival Co-Directors Gina Leichty and Tim Richardson will kick-off the evening with a toast. Festival musical treasure, Gino DeLuca, will be on-site entertaining guests on the piano with “Music from the Movies”.

This is a free event, open to the public

Gateway Cellar Winery, 211 South Main Street, Goshen

6:00 p.m. | Screenwriting Awards | Gateway Cellar Winery

One of the special highlights of the festival is the screenwriting awards. Screenplay chair Dave Orvis, and writer/director Steven Susco will present awards to the winners.

This is a free event, open to the public

Gateway Cellar Winery, 211 South Main Street, Goshen

7:00 p.m. | Featured Short • The Silent Child + Feature Film • Hotel Salvation | Goshen Theater

>> The Silent Child
>> Hotel Salvation Closed caption and signing services

The films are followed by a Q&A session with 2018 Oscar-award winning co-directors Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton, and director Shubihashish Bhutiani.

Goshen Theater, 216 South Main, Goshen

Ticketed event

9:30 p.m. | Filmmaker + VIP Reception | The Elephant Bar

The RBFF team invites all VIP guests to a late-night after-party at The Elephant Bar, one of Goshen’s most popular downtown bars. Besides craft brews and delicious cocktails, we will have a delicious array of Indian dishes catered by Maple Indian Cuisine.

VIP ticket required

The Elephant Bar, 227 South Main Street

10:00 p.m. | Shorts Block • Dark | Art House

>> Are you ready to get scared? We have a block of short films for you – Dark.

The Servant, Farnoosh Abedi, Iran, 9 min
Splinter, Curtis Matzke, Michigan, 8 min
Head Wound, Patrick Valenti, California, 13 min
Transmission, Varun Raman, United Kingdom, 17 min
Bride of Frankie, Devi Snively, Ohio, 19 min
The Daughters of Virtue, Michael Escobed, California, 12 min

Art House, 211 South Main Street, Goshen

This is a ticketed event

Friday, May 4

Film Festival + Goshen First Fridays

Goshen's First Fridays

Every first Friday of the month, Goshen hosts a downtown block party called First Fridays. This year, the May First Fridays event coincides with River Bend Film Fest.

Visit CityOnTheGo.org for a list of activities and merchant specials.

9:30 a.m. | Box Office Opens | Goshen Theater

Pick up tickets purchased online or buy Festival tickets at the Goshen Theater Box Office, 216 South Main, Goshen.

Theater Box Office closes at 10:45 p.m.

10:00 a.m. | Coffee Talk • Road to the Oscars | Blank Space

Featuring: Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton | Dave Kendall, Moderator Closed caption and signing servicesChris Overton is a British actor and filmmaker, best known for his film, The Silent Child, for which he received critical acclaim and won the Academy Award® for Best Live Action Short Film in 2018. Rachel Shenton is a British Oscar®-winning writer and actress who has appeared in a number of films and starred in The Silent Child. Grab a cup of coffee and join us for an intimate conversation with this Oscar®-winning duo.

Blank Space

, 109 East Lincoln Avenue, GoshenPlease note, seating is limited. This is a ticketed event

11:00 a.m. | Shorts Block • Docs | Goshen Theater

>> A block of Documentaries.

Daddy, John Gallen, California, 30 min
Goshen Monologues: The Storytellers, Elizabeth Derstine and Abby Shetler, Goshen, Indiana, 46 min

This is a ticketed event

11:30 a.m. | In the Writer’s Room with Stephen Susco | Art House

Featuring: Stephen Susco | Dave Kendall, Moderator Stephen Susco is a Notre Dame University alum and an American screenwriter, producer, and director. He is best known for writing horror films such as The Grudge, The Grudge 2, and Texas Chainsaw 3D. Stephen will provide an inside look at the writing process.

Art House, 211 South Main Street, Goshen

Please note, seating is limited. This is a ticketed event

Lunch | Explore Goshen's Shops, Bars, and Restaurants
2:00 p.m. | Shorts Block • Discovery | Art House

>> A block of short films on the theme of Discovery.

Gloria Talks Funny, Kendall Goldberg, California, 18 min
Cells, Raymond Wood, Atlanta, 12 min
Crossing Fences, Annika Pampel, California, 17 min
The Patron, Lionel Auguste, France, 20min
Robot & Scarecrow, Kibwe Tavares, United Kingdom, 15 min

Art House, 211 South Main Street, Goshen

This is a ticketed event

3:00 p.m. | Shorts Block • Connections | Goshen Theater

>> It’s all about Connections in this block of shorts.

Prodigal, Edward Hicks, London, 16 min
The Scary Ham, Sue Mroz, Chicago, 15 min
Bitter Lemon, Edward Hicks, London, 14 min
The Old-Men, Jordan Inconstant, France, 18 min
Asset Managment, Ewan Fletcher, Scotland, 8 min
The Dinner Scene, Nicholas Thurkettle, California, 19 min
Night Call, Amanda Renee Knox, California, 17 min
Sputnik, Vicente Bonet, Spain, 23 min

This is a ticketed event

4:00 p.m. | Shorts Block • Great Big World | Art House

>> It’s a Great Big World out there.

My Brother’s Keeper, Tim Gill Georgia, 4 min
Disclosure, Lawayne & Dewayne Bontrager, Florida, 9 min
A Desert Storm, Joshua Raymond Lee, New York, 15 min
Death of an Umbrella Salesman, Steve Herold, New Jersey, 18 min
The Unborn, Ajay Garala, India, 20 min
Shake the Earth, Tim Gill, Georgia, 3 min
See Yourself Out, Kevin Nielsen, Idaho, 22 min

Art House, 211 South Main Street, Goshen

This is a ticketed event

5 - 7 p.m. | Sponsor and Honoree Reception (Private Event) | Blank Space

As thanks to our Festival sponsors, RBFF welcomes our underwriters to this signature event with our festival honorees. Sponsors will have an opportunity to enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while meeting special guests.

Sponsor or Honoree Status Required for Admittance.

Blank Space, 109 East Lincoln Avenue, Goshen

5 - 8 p.m. | Taste of the Festival | Downtown Goshen Stores

Downtown Goshen stores host visiting filmmakers into their businesses to showcase their work and meet the public. Filmmakers will give presentations at various locations throughout the evening.

This is a free Goshen First Fridays event

5 - 8 p.m. | Taste of Goshen | Downtown Goshen, East Washington Street

Goshen is rich with flavors from around the globe. On this evening, we celebrate the assortment of influences that make Goshen so delicious. Sample flavors from the international food vendors on East Washington Street.

This is a free Goshen First Fridays event

6:30 p.m. | Shorts Block • Journey | Art House

>> Sit back and let this block of short films take you on a Journey.

Lottery Lad!, David Brown, Chicago, 14 min
North & Nowhere, Scott Ballard, Oregon, 12 min
The Jar, Carleton Rogers, Ireland, 21 min
Ugly, Nikita Diakur, Germany, 12 min
Before You Were Born, Samie Romman, London, 11 min
This World of Ghosts, Rich Woglemuth, California, 18 min

Art House, 211 South Main Street, Goshen

This is a ticketed event

8:00 p.m. | Feature Film • The Good Catholic | Goshen Theater

>> The Good Catholic The film is followed by a Q&A session with Producer, John Armstrong, and Actor/Producer, Zachary Spicer.

Goshen Theater, 216 South Main, Goshen

This is a ticketed event

10:30 p.m. | Feature Film • Unfriended: Dark Web | Goshen Theater

>> Unfriended: Dark Web The film is preceded by a Q&A session with Writer/Director, Stephen Susco.

Please note: R – Restricted | The MPAA has given this film an ‘R’ rating. Contains some adult material, not suitable for young audiences.

Goshen Theater, 216 South Main, Goshen

This is a ticketed event

Saturday, May 5

But wait! There’s more

More movies!
Thanks for attending the 2018 River Bend Film Festival! We’re looking forward to a great final day of celebrating independent filmmaking. Remember, you can always find ideas for places to eat, drink, and stay at GoodOfGoshen.com.
9:30 a.m. | Box Office Opens | Goshen Theater

Pick up tickets purchased online or buy Festival tickets at the Goshen Theater Box Office, 216 South Main, Goshen.

Theater Box Office closes at 8:45 p.m.

10:00 a.m. | Coffee Talk: Filmmakers Panel - In Focus | Ignition Garage

Featuring: Interviews and Q&A with multiple filmmakers | Dave Kendall, Moderator Grab a cup of coffee and a pastry next door at The Electric Brew and settle in for a panel presentation with select filmmakers. Featuring filmmakers Stephen Susco, Shubhashish Bhutiani, John Robert Armstrong, Zachary Spicer, Amanda Kulkoski, Kira Daniels, and Abby Shetler.

Ignition Garage, 120 East Washington Street, Goshen

Free Admission, open to the public

11:00 a.m. | Shorts Block • It's a Great Big World | Art House

>> It’s a Great Big World out there.

My Brother’s Keeper, Tim Gill Georgia, 4 min
Disclosure, Lawayne & Dewayne Bontrager, Florida, 9 min
A Desert Storm, Joshua Raymond Lee, New York, 15 min
Death of an Umbrella Salesman, Steve Herold, New Jersey, 18 min
The Unborn, Ajay Garala, India, 20 min
Shake the Earth, Tim Gill, Georgia, 3 min
See Yourself Out, Kevin Nielsen, Idaho, 22 min

Art House, 211 South Main Street, Goshen

This is a ticketed event

11:30 a.m. | Feature Film • Through the Windmill | Goshen Theater

>> Through the Windmill The film is followed by a Q&A session with director Amanda Kulkoski.

Goshen Theater, 216 South Main, Goshen

This is a ticketed event

Lunch + Shopping | Explore Goshen's shops, bars, and restaurants
Take a break for some food and shopping downtown. Here’s a list of locally owned places to eat.
1:30 p.m. | Shorts Block • Indiana Filmmakers | Goshen Theater

>> Take notice of these talented Indiana Filmmakers.

The Encounter, Thomas DeCarlo, Bloomington, 13 min
Caïssa, Colin Denhart, Indianapolis, 7 min Dandelions, Nikki Hines & Rebecca Strong, Peru, 5 min
Dougherty Row, Adam King, Bluffton, 20 min
Jazz Talk Radio, Robbie Rittmann, Bloomington, 15 min
Sam, Audrey Grewe, South Bend, 11 min
Relax, Matthew Herbertz, Bloomington, 7 min
Sea-Tectives, Christopher Dobbs, Indianapolis, 11 min
Break My Bones, Anthony Collamati Muncie, 23 min
Smiley’s, Mike James, Indianapolis, 17 min
Little Warriors, Sam Mirpoorian, Indianapolis, 21 min

Goshen Theater, 216 South Main, Goshen

This is a ticketed event

2:30 p.m. | Filmmaker & VIP Mixer (Private Event) | Studio Ace of Spades

Filmmakers and VIP guests can enjoy this opportunity to mingle, enjoy light refreshments, and enjoy the music of singer-songwriter Jefferson Fox.

Studio Ace of Spades, 213 South Main Street, Goshen

VIP pass required

4:30 p.m. | Shorts Block • Student Filmmakers | Goshen Theater

>> Student Filmmakers – a lovely mix of some of the best young talents.

Through the Window, Zachary Spicer and Kira Daniels, Indiana
10 Minutes to Show, Joshua DeFour Texas, 14 min
Thoughts of Love, Maria-Louise Westring Madsen, Denmark, 12 min
Top Dogs, Jonathan Cowan, Australia, 11 min
Character Study, Luke Brubaker, Pennslyvania, 12 min
KCLOC, Ninaad Kulkarni, New York, 3 min
Rosario, Marlen Rios-Farjat, Mexico, 10 min
Caliber, Tanner Cusumano, California, 16 min

Goshen Theater, 216 South Main, Goshen

This is a ticketed event

Dinner + Shopping | Explore Goshen's shops, bars, and restaurants
Take a break for some food and shopping downtown. Here’s a list of locally owned places to eat.
7:00 p.m. | Shorts Block • Discovery | Art House

>> A block of short films on the theme of Discovery.

Gloria Talks Funny, Kendall Goldberg, California, 18 min
Cells, Raymond Wood, Atlanta, 12 min
Crossing Fences, Annika Pampel, California, 17 min
The Patron, Lionel Auguste, France, 20min
Robot & Scarecrow, Kibwe Tavares, United Kingdom, 15 min

Art House, 211 South Main Street, Goshen

This is a ticketed event

8:30 p.m. | Shorts Block • RBFF Award-Winning Shorts | Goshen Theater

We’ve put all the River Bend Film Festival award-winning shorts together in one block.

Goshen Theater, 216 South Main, Goshen

This is a ticketed event

10:00 p.m. | That's a Wrap! | Downtown Goshen
Finish up the weekend at one of Goshen’s fine watering holes – we’ll see you there!

2018 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors

2018 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors • Top Tier • Goshen, Indiana
2018 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors • Goshen, Indiana
2018 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors • Goshen, Indiana
2018 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors • Goshen, Indiana

Acruity • Art of Massage • Blank Space • Celtx • Constant Spring • Elephant Bar • Elko Hardwoods • Eyedart Creative Studio • Flowers By Phoebe • Froggy Radio • Gateway Cellar Winery • Greensweep Cleaning Services • Kelly Jae's Cafe • LightBox • Los Primos • Maple City Market • Mid America Filmmakers • Nimble Wit Productions • Quality Inn • Studio Ace of Spades • Tympanum Press • Weston Fribley • Zehr Construction

This project is made possible by the support of the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.