Bumper Video Contest

Win a Free Pass to the Festival

and Showcase Your Work to Thousands

Submit a bumper video under 45-seconds in length exploring the theme, Make a Splash.

Live action, experimental, animation, and motion designs are welcome!

Winners will receive a weekend pass to the film festival, gaining you entry to films, coffee talks, panels, and more!

Bumper definition: a brief announcement, usually under 45 seconds in length, placed as a pause between films.

2018 THEME


  • Can be an individual or team (up to four) project.
  • Under 45 seconds in length.
  • Must incorporate RBFF logo and hashtag (#GoRBFF) in video. Download RBFF logo and hashtag image files
  • Must be 1920x1080 QuickTime format (.mov or .mp4).

March 10 at 5 p.m. EST

Contest winners will be contacted by
Friday, March 17, by 5 p.m. EST

Bumper Contest Submission

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