Getting around

Welcome to Goshen!

For 2020 the Festival is virtual, but normally it takes place in Goshen, Indiana – a great midwestern town in Northern Indiana.

We hope to see you next year!

The Film Festival takes place for the most part at the Goshen Theater and Art House in downtown Goshen.

Getting to Goshen

The River Bend Film Festival main location is on Main Street in Goshen. The Goshen Theater address is 216 South Main Street.


South Bend Regional Airport (SBN) is located about 45 minutes from River Bend Film Festival H.Q. A little further out is Chicago’s O’Hare (ORD) or Midway (MDW) – Goshen is located about 2.5 hours from Chicago.

Other airports within 100 miles include Kalamazoo / Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) and Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA).


The South Shore Line runs from downtown Chicago to the South Bend Regional Airport for around $10.

If you are coming from another major city in the Midwest, check the Amtrak site for lines going to Elkhart, Indiana.


From the 80/90 Toll Road
Take the Bristol exit, which is also State Road 15. Follow State Road 15 south approximately 10 miles until you get to downtown Goshen.

From U.S. 33
(From the northwest) Follow U.S. 33 into the town of Goshen, where it will intersect with State Road 15. Take State Road 15 south until you see the bright lights of Goshen.
(From the southeast) Follow U.S. 33 to College Avenue. Turn left on College Avenue and continue one mile State Road 15. Turn right on State Road 15 and continue for another mile to downtown Goshen.

From U.S. 20
At the intersection of U.S. 20 and State Road 15, take State Road 15 south 7 miles to downtown Goshen.

Lodging in Goshen

900 Lincolnway East, Goshen, Indiana

Located in the heart of Amish Country but convenient to area shops, restaurants and downtown Goshen. Guests enjoy an award-winning hot breakfast buffet, an expansive outdoor barbeque area and fast (and always free) WiFi.

All rooms feature 42′ flat screen TV, DVD player,  refrigerator & microwave. Pets are welcome. Tripadvisor® Cerificate of Excellence winner four years in a row.

2309 Lincolnway East, Goshen, Indiana

Newly renovated, free continental breakfast, suites, indoor pool, fitness area, HBO and cable.  Free WiFi and local calls.

1968 Lincolnway East, Goshen, Indiana

Outstanding amenities – an optimal location. The property features jacuzzi suites, WiFi, complimentary hot breakfast, feather pillows, plush duvets, indoor pool with spa, exercise center, and meeting rooms.

1415 Lincolnway East, Goshen, Indiana

A new hotel in Goshen! The Holiday Inn Express features a free Express Smart Breakfast bar, free wireless internet, business center, indoor pool, suites, fitness center, meeting room.

320 South Fifth Street, Goshen, Indiana

Experience this large 1887 brick house listed on the National Historic Register located in Goshen’s thriving downtown Main Street district; within walking distance for shopping, coffee shops, delis, breweries and many restaurants specializing in American and International food, along with biking trails and canoe/kayaking options with rentals available.

1930 Lincolnway East, Goshen, Indiana

Quality Inn & Suites Goshen guests enjoy clean, comfortable guest rooms in a homestyle atmosphere. A hot breakfast buffet may be purchased and is available daily. Goshen’s premier hotel features special group rates making it a great wedding group destination.

  • Spacious guest rooms, Indoor/outdoor pool with jacuzzi
  • Outdoor courtyard area with patio, spa suites, hot breakfast buffet
  • High speed internet access, and 15 minutes to area attractions.

2628 Lincolnway East, Goshen, Indiana

A new facility in a quiet area convenient to attractions, restaurants and shopping. Suites, Jacuzzi suites and rooms with refrigerator available. Coffee makers, continental breakfast, WiFi, family friendly rates.

2020 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors

2020 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors

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