The River Bend Film Festival, Goshen, Indiana

Thursday, May 3 through Saturday, May 5, 2018

2018 RBFF Awards

RBFF Big Blue Fish | Outstanding Achievement in Film & Friend of the Festival
Stephen Susco, Writer, Director

RBFF Blue Fish | Best Narrative Feature
Hotel Salvation | Writer, Director, Shubhashish Bhutiani | Red Carpet Moving Pictures

RBFF Blue Fish | Outstanding Documentary
Little Warriors | Director, Sam Mirpoorian

RBFF Best Director
Chris Overton | The Silent Child | Slick Films

RBFF Best Actor
Zachary Spicer | The Good Catholic | Pigasus Pictures

RBFF Best Actress
Rachel Shenton | The Silent Child | Slick Films

RBFF Best Short Film | Live Action
Robot & Scarecrow | Director, Kibwe Tavares | EP, Michael Fassbender

RBFF Best Animation
The Servant | Director, Farnoosh Abedi

RBFF Best Studio Screenplay
The Mortality Game | by Ed Vela

RBFF Best Independent Screenplay
Dr. Needmoreby Lucy A. Fazely

RBFF Best Bumper
Tracy Galicia | Make A Splash

RBFF Best Student Bumper
by GC-One | Goshen College | Mia Graber-Miller, Tanner Camp, Brad Stoltzfus, Claude Lilford | House Is Rockin

2018 Festival Highlights

2018 Oscar-winning short film The Silent Child
Playing Thursday, May 3
at the Goshen Theater
The Silent Child
Among our featured guests is award-winning Indian director Shubhashish Bhutiani.
Shubhashish Bhutiani

Along with Actress and Writer Rachel Shenton with Producer and Director Chris Overton.

2018 Festival line up

Get a taste of the films on offer at the Festival.

Festival Schedule

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

2018 Festival Guests

Meet the
Festival Guests!
Check out photos of the Fest on Facebook and Instagram.

RBFF Interviews

Chris Overton • River Bend Film Festival Interview

Chris Overton

Shubhashish Bhutiani • River Bend Film Festival Interview

Shubhashish Bhutiani

Rachel Shenton • River Bend Film Festival Interview

Rachel Shenton

Stephen Susco • River Bend Film Festival Interview

Stephen Susco

Zachary Spicer • River Bend Film Festival Interview

Zachary Spicer

Sam Miro • River Bend Film Festival Interview

Sam Miro

Beth Grant • River Bend Film Festival Interview

Beth Grant

Leila Djansi • River Bend Film Festival Interview
Leila Djansi

Official 2019 Film Fest Countdown

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2019 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors

2019 River Bend Film Festival Presenting and Legend Sponsors • Goshen, Indiana
2019 River Bend Film Festival Partner Sponsors • Goshen, Indiana
2019 River Bend Film Festival Luminary Sponsors • Goshen, Indiana
2018 River Bend Film Festival Hero Sponsors • Goshen, Indiana

Allen Brenneman • Celtx • Common Spirits • Flowers By Phoebe • Goshen Motors • Greensweep Cleaning Services • Lesson.ly • The Local • Salon J • Vinyl Wagon Crew • Weston Fribley • Woodstar Photography • Yoder Culp Funeral Home

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

And a special thanks to our 2019 Festival hosts

2018 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors • Goshen, Indiana