Opening Party

Thursday, 5 p.m. • Gateway Cellar Winery

10 – 11:15 a.m.

Join us for this free event – an informal Q&A session with a panel of filmmakers and film industry leaders at Ignition Music Garage.

Matt Litwiller, a producer and director whose short film Language of the Unheard won Best Student Documentary in the emerging filmmakers showcase at the American Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival in 2012.

Wes Jones, a screenwriter for the critically acclaimed Showtime series Billions, starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actors Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis.

Whitney Valcin, an L.A.-based producer and casting director who has worked on casting projects for Fox, Disney, BET, and Tyler Perry Studios.

Leila Djansi, a multi-award-winning writer, producer, and director. Her film Like Cotton Twines was the winner of the Best Narrative Feature at Savannah Film Festival 2016.

Jordon Hodges, (RBFF ‘16), Goshen-born, L.A.-based actor, writer, and producer best known for playing Noah Daly in the award-winning independent film Sand Castles (2014).

Brody Bernheisel, a Goshen native and Goshen High School graduate, recently directed Strand of Oaks’ music video for the song Cry from their recent album Hard Love.

Sarah Elizabeth, a Goshen native and Goshen College graduate, is a professional film and television makeup artist who was a contestant on SyFY’s reality show Face Off.

Travis LaBella is a director of photography based in Los Angeles. Originally from New York, he studied film at Northwestern University and was the recipient of the ASC Student Heritage Documentary Award for his film Language of the Unheard. The film won Best Student Documentary in the emerging filmmakers showcase at the American Pavillion at Cannes Film Festival in 2012.

Jacqueline Reyno is a producer and director based in Los Angeles. She was the producer of the film Language of the Unheard, which was featured in American Cinematographer magazine.

This is a free event – seating is limited

Ignition Garage, 120 East Washington Street, Goshen

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Friday, 10 a.m.

Schedule is subject to change.

In some cases, seating is limited. Arrive early to insure a seat!

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
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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