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


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