April 6 - 8, 2017

Goshen, Indiana

The River Bend Film Festival, Goshen, Indiana

April 6 – 8, 2017

Thanks everyone for a great 2017 festival!
Check out photos of the Fest on Facebook and Instagram.

See you next year!

2017 RBFF Awards

Big Blue Fish Legacy Award
Beth Grant 

Blue Fish | Best Narrative Feature
Like Cotton Twines | Writer, Director, Leila Djansi | Producer, Whitney Valcin | Turning Point Pictures

Blue Fish | Best Documentary
Ms. Sharon Jones! | Director, Barbara Kopple | Cabin Creek Films

Best Actor
P.J. Marshall | Sure-Fire

Best Actress
Julia Farino | Icarus

Best Short Film | Live Action
Tender Moments | Alberto Govela & Rob Neilson, Directors

Best Animation
Cuerdas | Pedro Solís García, Director

Best Studio Screenplay
Sanctuary | by Scott Pittock

Best Independent Screenplay
Dear Janie | by J.C. Farris

Best Bumper
Grant Beachy

Honorable Mention Bumper
Jordan Swartzendruber

Best Student Bumper
Mia Graber Miller | Goshen College, 1st yr

Honorable Mention Student Bumper
Tanner Camp | Goshen College, 1st yr

Festival schedule

Grab some popcorn and candy – we’ve got a lot in store for you!

Festival line up

Get a taste of everything on offer at the Festival.

Special Guests

Meet the Festival guests!

Guests of the 2017 Festival

#GoRBFF - Beth Grant

Beth Grant

Actress + Producer + Director

#GoRBFF Binky Griptite

Binky Griptite

Producer + Vocalist + Guitarist

#GoRBFF Leila Djansi

Leila Djansi

Producer + Director + Writer

#GoRBFF Wes Jones

Wes Jones


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.