Three Days of Film Fest Fun

River Bend Film Festival Schedule

Three Day Festival Schedule

Thursday, March 31

The festival begins!

Welcome to Goshen

We’re glad you’re here! When it is time to find something to eat or drink, or a place to stay, visit goodofgoshen.com for ideas.

5:00 p.m. | Event Launch | Gateway Cellar Winery

5 – 6:15 p.m.

Join the excitement as we kick off the festival with wine, live music, and some toasts from local dignitaries and festival organizers!
Complimentary wine for VIP ticket holders.

VIP ticket required

6:30 p.m. | Feature Film • The Flying Dutchmen | 1st screening | Goshen Theater

86min

The Flying Dutchmen
Followed by a Q&A with producer and actor Jon Helmuth.

Ticketed event

8:30 p.m. | Filmmaker + VIP Reception | Blank Space

8:30 – 10 p.m.

Festival patrons gather together with filmmakers and celebrity guests at the end of the first day at Blank Space (109 East Lincoln Avenue) to celebrate the launch of the Festival!

VIP ticket required

Friday, April 1

Film Festival + First Fridays

Goshen's First Fridays

Goshen hosts a downtown event every first Friday throughout the year. This year April First Fridays coincides with the Film Fest – check cityonthego.org for a list of activities and merchant specials.

10:00 a.m. | Coffee Talk with Jordon Hodges | Ignition Garage
10 – 11:30 a.m.

 

 

 

Coffee Talk with writer and actor Jordon Hodges at Ignition Garage (120 East Washington Street).

This is a free event – seating is limited

Noon | Lunch | Downtown Goshen
2:00 p.m. | Shorts Block • Connections | Goshen Theater
5:30 p.m. | Feature Film • The Looking Glass | Goshen Theater
120min

 

 

 

The Looking Glass
Followed by a Q&A with director John Hancock

This is a free Goshen First Fridays event

5:30 p.m. | VIP + Filmmaker + Sponsor Reception | Blank Space

5:30 – 7 p.m.

Festival patrons, filmmakers and sponsors gather at Blank Space (109 East Lincoln Avenue).

VIP ticket required

6 p.m. | Free Animated Shorts Open House | Art House

6 – 8 p.m.

Bring the family and get a sneak peak of some of original animated shorts to be shown Saturday’s Student Shorts and Animation block.

This is a FREE event
Art House
211 South Main Street, 2nd Floor

8:00 p.m. | Feature Film • Sand Castles | Goshen Theater

93min

Sand Castles
Followed by a Q&A with writer and actor Jordon Hodges

This is a ticketed event

10:30 p.m. | Shorts Block • Darkness | Art House

Saturday, April 2

But wait! There’s more

More movies!

Thank you for attending the festival! We’re looking forward to a great final day of film. Remember you can always find something to eat or drink, or a place to stay in Goshen. Visit goodofgoshen.com for events throughout the year.

10:00 a.m. | Coffee Talk with Jim Strouse | Ignition Garage

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Coffee Talk with writer and director Jim Strouse at Ignition Garage (120 East Washington Street).

This is a free event – seating is limited

11:30 a.m. | Feature Film • The Flying Dutchman | 2nd screening | Art House
1:00 p.m. | Live script reading with Jim Strouse | Goshen Theater

1 – 3 p.m.

Live script reading event with writer Jim Strouse on stage at the Goshen Theater featuring local actors!

This is a ticketed event

5:15 p.m. | Break | Downtown Goshen

5:15 – 7 p.m.

Here’s a list of places to eat + drink in Goshen.

7:00 p.m. | Feature Film • People Places Things | Goshen Theater

120min

People Places Things
Followed by a Q&A with writer Jim Strouse.

This is a ticketed event

9:15 p.m. | Awards | Goshen Theater

Awards presentation on stage at the Goshen Theater.

This is a ticketed event

10:00 p.m. | Wrap Party | Goshen Theater

Wrap Party for filmmakers, celebrity guests, sponsors, and VIP ticket holders at the Goshen Theater Ballroom.

VIP ticket required

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