Festival Support

RBFF is online this year. We’ve partnered with the Eventive platform to safely and securely process payments and stream content to you.

If you have questions about the platform, their help section is a great place to start.

Before you make any purchases, you can make sure your device will stream content using the Eventive Device Compatibility page.

When you are ready to purchase a pass, the Eventive platform will guide you through the process of creating an account, making a purchase(s), and saving a page with your information. You can even purchase passes for others!


There are three types of Festival Passes this year, all available on the RBFF Eventive page.

  1. Purchase individual block passes: $8
    (See the Festival schedule for the list of individual blocks)
  2. Purchase a pass for all the short film blocks: $35
    (This does not include the feature films, workshops, and other events)
  3. Purchase a pass for all Festival content: $50
River Bend Film Festival, Goshen, Indiana

When Does it Start?

Content will be available for streaming as listed on the Festival Schedule.

Once you purchase a pass, you have a 7 day period to begin viewing. Once you begin (i.e., click ‘Play’), you have a 3 day period to enjoy the content.


If you experience trouble with streaming, the Eventive help page is the best place to start.

Note that if you are on a VPN (Virtual Private Network) Eventive’s content protection protocol does not allow VPN access.

Eventive login screenshotMake sure you are logged in with the correct account. You can check your login status at the upper right of the Eventive window. If you are logged in you will see a circle with the initials of the account holder. To switch accounts, click on the circle and select “sign out”, then login (using email address or facebook login) to the preferred account.

If you are not logged in, you’ll see the word “login” at the upper right of the window. Click “login” and enter the desired account credentials.

You may also login directly from the order pop-up if you click “unlock movie” while logged out.

If all you see in the player window is a black screen, click or tap on the window to activate the player controls.


If you are unable to view Festival content on your device please let us know and we will issue a full refund. Note that you have 7 days after streaming is available to enjoy the content.

The Device Compatibility page will help you determine if streaming will work on your device before you make any purchases.

We’re Here to Help

You can contact us at (574) 238-5572, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EST)
Our mailing address is 324 South Fifth Street, Goshen, Indiana
For specific questions, please use the form below:

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RBFF is online this year. We've partnered with the Eventive platform to safely and securely process payments and stream content to you.

If you have questions about the platform, their help section is a great place to start.

The Festival Schedule is on our homepage. You can purchase passes to individual blocks or a Festival pass to gain access to all the 2020 content.

Festival Facts

  • The festival was founded in 2002 out of South Bend, Indiana.
  • The festival moved to Goshen, Indiana in 2016. The inaugural season in Goshen shattered all previous attendance records, and has been growing ever since.
  • An average of 50 to 75 films are screened at the festival per year.
  • Previous special guests include Academy Award®-winning writer and actress Rachel Shenton (The Silent Child), Academy Award®-winning director Chris Overton (The Silent Child), actress Beth Grant (The Artist, No Country for Old Men, Donnie Darko), screenwriter Wes Jones (Billions, The Brink), writer/director Jim Strouse (The Incredible Jessica James, People Places Things), producer/director Leila Djansi (Like Cotton Twines), and many more.

About the River Bend Film Festival

River Bend Film Festival is a celebration of independent filmmaking, founded in 2002 by a group of filmmakers and avid film-lovers in South Bend, Indiana. Through screenings, workshops, appearances by industry guests, and special events, the festival has brought filmmakers and their fans together to celebrate the art of film for over 15 years.

For the first seven years, the festival was located on the campus of Indiana University-South Bend and was originally named the IU-South Bend Independent Video & Filmmakers Festival. For its first year, the festival was a one-day event but grew into two days in the second year.

River Bend has screened hundreds of student, regional, and international films, averaging 50-70 per year. It has also offered workshops on lighting, acting, editing, screenwriting, visual effects, crowdfunding, and more.

The festival accepts all genres: narrative, documentary, experimental, music video, animation, student, features, and shorts. River Bend makes it a priority to highlight the work of local and regional filmmakers, and many of the films come from across the country and around the world.

The RBFF Team

Thanks to these folks for their hard work putting this festival together!

Tim Richardson, Founder
Gina Leichty, Producer
Adrienne Nesbitt, Director
Jordon Hodges, Programming Director
Taylor Stansberry, Programming Coordinator
Kyle Hufford, Videographer
Carrie Lee Bland Kendall, Head Emcee
David Kendall, Head Moderator
Ben Stutzman, Website/Marketing
Amber Burgess, Goshen Theater
Jerry Peters, Technical Support
Maddie Yost, Social Media/Marketing
Scott Weisser, Media/Writer
James Korn, Graphic Designer
Riley Mills, Programmer
Andrew Borntrager, Programmer
Elizabeth Derstine, Programmer
David Leaman-Miller, Programmer
Dave Orvis, Script Competition Coordinator
Steve Freeto, Emcee
Yolo Lopez, Emcee
Michele Fanfair-Steury, Emcee

2020 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors

2020 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors

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