Shorts Block


Goshen Theater • Saturday, 4:30 p.m. (115min)



Director: Paul W. Nethercott

“Grateful” is an inspiring story about a courageous young woman with ALS. This is a story that warms the heart and shows us how to live an engaging, productive, and meaningful life.

RBFF | Documentary | Grateful

Mr. Pinball


Director: Anthony Schubert

An arcade enthusiast shares his lifelong connection to the game of pinball.

RBFF | Documentary | Mr. Pinball

My Indiana Muse


Director: Jon Serena & Ric Serena

Through an unconventional sequence of events, artist Robert Townsend discovers his Kodachrome muse and embarks on an ambitious and emotional project that will take more than a decade to complete.

RBFF | Documentary | My Indiana Muse

Deep Dive: A Midwestern Legacy in the Florida Keys


Director: Kyle Hufford

Deep Dive, a documentary produced by Goshen College film production students, tells the over 50 year history of the marine biology program at Goshen College. See how the small Florida Keys community of Layton and Goshen College formed a unique partnership that would influence the education of hundreds of students. Deep Dive also explores how the ecosystem of the Florida Keys is being impacted by climate change through the eyes of the faculty, students and local Layton residents.

RBFF | Documentary | Deep Dive

Jim’s Camelot


Director: Evan Falbaum

Jim Bishop has dedicated his life to building “Bishop Castle” all by himself in the mountains of Colorado. Known for speaking his mind and his inspiring work ethic, Jim and his castle attract thousands of visitors every year.

RBFF | Documentary | Jim's Camelot

My Father’s Memory Book


Director: Colin Levy

When he died, Byron Levy left behind a vast inheritance – of drawings.

RBFF | Documentary | My Grandfathers Memory Book

Goshen Theater

216 South Main Street, 2nd Floor

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 Sponsors • Top Tier • Goshen, Indiana
2019 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors • Goshen, Indiana
2019 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors • Goshen, Indiana
2018 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors • Goshen, Indiana

Celtx • Flowers By Phoebe • Goshen Motors • Greensweep Cleaning Services • Maple Indian Restaurant • Salon J • Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn • Weston Fribley • Maple City Market

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