Student Shorts and Animation
Saturday, 3:30 p.m. • Goshen Theater (121min)
Stop by Art House Friday 6 – 8 p.m. for a free preview of family friendly animated shorts
Director: Israel Vasquez
A mother and daughter carve out meaning and sustenance amidst the Dust Bowl of the 1930’s.
Director: Kevin Li
A couple from the quiet country are sad to leave their home, but come around to see life is full of excitement wherever you go, if you’re willing to take risks.
Director: Lauren Skillen
Struggling to find her place, a young college grad receives unprecedented encouragement from a stranger she meets on a bus.
Silence of the Siren
Director: Liz McQuaid Martin
Silence of the Siren is the story of a man with a captive mermaid. He slowly loses his mind when he tries to control her.
Director: Ibrahim Nada
A warden finds himself facing the riot happening in his own prison with the government not only refusing to send him enforcement, but also requesting to let all of the prisoners out to destroy the ascending sound of revolution in the streets.
Directors: Min Hwa Jung & John Seppala
DISPATCH is the story of a man racing against time to rescue the one he loves.
A Man of God
Director: Matthew Herbertz
On his journey to escape a country where organized religion is punishable by death, a man of faith seeks refuge with a small family in an old farmhouse for the evening. As the priest befriends the daughter, his true intentions become clear to everyone around him and he must choose between his faith and his life.
Directors: Anne Fong & JD Gardner
Viva Lucha tells the story of El Rey, a retired luchador who attempts to live a life as a normal white collar worker.
Director: Oliver Marsden
Two friends decide to enter a film festival, will they win!
Director: Anne Outridge
Eliot Trix is a young boy who is fascinated by fixing things. When Eliot’s father becomes terminally ill, Eliot struggles to come to terms with the situation. Eliot Trix was made by Anna Outridge for her BFA Illustration thesis at Parsons School for Design.
Video by Alex
Director: Taylor Katsanis
Fed up with watching life pass by from behind a camera, a wedding videographer is convinced by his quirky sound guy to loosen up and have a little fun at a reception. This decision, unfortunately for all in attendance, leads to disastrous unforeseen consequences.
Director: Tanner Morrison
After the Temecula Valley Massacre of 1847, two American brothers cross paths with two Luiseño Native Americans as they flee for safety from the Mexican Army.
Directors: Hannah Sung & JunYoung Han
Chains is the story of a man and woman who are trapped in chains of oppressive words.
Tea Man, Steep!
Director: Eliaz Rodriguez
Tea Man sets out to prove to his wine snob and coffee connoisseur friends that drinking tea has a relevance of its own.
Taking the Plunge
Directors: Thaddeus Andreades, Nicholas Manfredi, Elizabeth Ku-Herrero, Marie Raoult
When a young man’s ideal wedding proposal is put in jeopardy, he is forced to dive into unknown waters to salvage his plans.
Friday, 6 - 8 p.m.
This is a FREE, family-friendly event
Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
2016 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors
Art House • Better World Books • Blank Space • Duly Press • CAPS • Ignition Garage • Inn on South 5th • Kelly Jae’s • Mid America Filmmakers
Nut Shoppe • Paragon Printing • Grant Beachy Photography • Community Foundation of St. Joseph County