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ROLL CALL..............................................................37

WELCOME TO BENDFILM.....................................7

A list of filmmakers who have indicated they plan to attend this year's BendFilm.

A Message from the BendFilm Board of Directors.

HOW TO BENDFILM................................................8 When, where, how and how much? Here's what you need to know to enjoy the year's selections of great indie films.

THE JURY..................................................................11 Meet our accomplished jurors who reviewed this year's BendFilm official selections.

BENDFILM AWARDS..............................................13 A rundown of the categories within which this year's films will be awarded.

BENDFILM PANELS................................................15 Peek behind the curtains of indie filmmaking, hosted by our visiting filmmakers and jurors.

VENUES....................................................................16

THE CREW...............................................................37 A special thanks to the people who tirelessly work to make this festival possible.

FUTURE FILMMAKERS.........................................38 View the winner of this year's student filmmaker competition.

BENDFILM KIDS.....................................................38 Join us for a free screening of Stranger in the Woods. Activities by River Song School.

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OPENING NIGHT.....................................................17 Highlighted films of 2013.

THE PARTIES...........................................................18 What's a festival without a party? This is your party guide for 2013.

COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS..............20 BENDFILM - WHAT'S SHOWING!

Feature Films........................................................23 Documentaries.....................................................27 Shorts.....................................................................30 Student Shorts.....................................................35

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that experience alone. say. —kms It is now a proven, unarguable, fact that if it were not for dogs our culture and civiliBENDFILM GUIDE 2013 / 7 zation would not exist. A few million years IN REPLY TO “PRINCIPAL ago, when dogs decided to hook-up with GETTING ADMINISTRATIVE humans, (not the other way around), they LEAVE” (LETTER TO THE not need to be bilingual. Only the teach- pal, Matt Montoya, after only 3 years. taught us how to hunt, herd, and collect ani- EDITOR, 7/3) mals and this allowed us to step away from Ed. note: Matt Montoya was placed on ers need to be bilingual. Even if he were From my experience in management, I bethe other species on the planet at the time leave from his principal position at Bear bilingual, that would not guarantee proper lieve no one should carelessly discharge and eventually rule the world. Creek Elementary School on June 24 fol- communication skills needed to accom- someone who has been, and has the potential The cruelty, abuse, and neglect that these lowing review of his annual evaluation and plish administrative tasks as a principal. of continuing to be, a productive employee. creatures suffer at our hands is simply de- pending an investigation. Earlier this month, Mr. Montoya has excellent communication From comments I hear from parents and teachers, it appears the reasons to keep this plorable. So get over it folks, if it weren't for the Bend-La Pine Schools Board of Directors skills. 2. Matt Montoya has a lot to do with the person are greater than for terminating him. canis familiaris we would all be scrounging began a second investigation resulting from around for a comfy fur tree to sleep under a discrimination complaint filed by Montoya, growth and success of the Dual Immer- If there was any significant reason it would've Cheers to a decade! For ten years, we have There are many people and organizations to tonight. who cites discrimination based on age and sion Program at Bear Creek. Simply ask the been made public by now, such as a crime. been thrilled to bring you the BendFilm Festival. thank for making this festival possible. Foremost teachers who he hired based on the skills When a company hires a new per—Matt Gawlik race. At press time, he remains on leave. We welcome you with special enthusiasm and is Katie Merritt, who had the original vision to and knowledge that he recognized in them son for a professional job, a lot of time, gratitude to our tenth anniversary, and what proves start BendFilm with the assistance of founding A few facts: Principal Matt Montoya at when he hired them. Ask the parents whose money, and resources are invested in IN REPLY TO "STANDOFF!" to be the best festival yet in BendFilm history. board president the late Jean Wood. Our founding selecting the best of what is available. Bear Creek Elementary school is not bilin- kids are in the program. (NEWS, 7/18) You are here because you love film. Perhaps sponsor, Brooks Resources, has been essential to Some answers to questions: 1. Test scores The Bend School district has a lot of our Claiming that the community has spoken gual. He needs an interpreter to communiyou’ve been here since the beginning or perhaps BendFilm from the start; without them, we would for Bear Creek Elementary for the past three tax dollars invested in choosing Mr. Monis a bit of a stretch, don't you think? On the cate with Spanish speaking families. this is your first experience at BendFilm. Either way not have been able to accomplish or sustain Montoya has little to do with the growth years have shown drastic improvement. 2. toya from day one. Let’s use common contrary, the statistically insignificant suryou’re here to support independent filmmakers what we have. The same can be said for our many vey clearly suggests that the town is divid- or success of the Dual Immersion program Montoya has been a vice principal for one sense here. If Mr. Montoya is valued by and the creativity, conversation and connection other sponsors who continue to make this festival ed. On top of that, Pacific Power's unwill- at Bear Creek. There is a contracted bilin- year and principal now for six; that's seven so many, and appears to be a perfectly they bring to Bend each October. The filmmakers happen, year after year; to the cities and citizens of ingness to participate meaningfully puts gual administrator, as well as many excel- years, not three. If Bear Creek is the largest decent man, doing a great job, but is supmay be the ones creating cinematic labors of love, Central Oregon, who give such marvelous annual the whole process in limbo. This issue is far lent bilingual teachers, who should take school in the district then he deserves credit posedly “lacking” in a certain aspect of but they could not be doing so without you. It is support to the festival; and to tbd advertising and from decided, and advocacy from the Source credit for this program. If anything, Matt's for making it run better compared to what it “job performance” then he should simyour own love of film — of great acting, directing, Esther Gray, the creative professionals responsible Frank Groundwater, president Michael Gough terminated! was when he first came on board! It has also ply be properly guided, not (or anyone else) would be misguided at this not being bilingual hinders the program. screenwriting, cinematography and more — that for getting our message out. April Munks, secretary Karen Koppel three years Have you ever considered what one man can Some questions to ask: What measures been proven it takes more than Kim stage. Worry not—the time for gunslinging Cooper Findling Gina McClard sustains indie filmmakers. Our deepest gratitude to Orit Schwartz, festival handle in that position? Maybe he is expector data shows that Bear Creek Students’ to turn a failing school around. will come soon enough. Pam Paget-Wakefield We are proud to enrich the cultural life of Central director, for her tireless dedication to excellence James Foster ed to do more than any person is humanly 3. The only professionals choosing to —Umm performance has improved “:exponenOregon during these four October days. One of the and for pouring her passion and life into making Orit Schwartz, Festival Director capable. Maybe he is having to choose pritransfer from Bear Creek to other schools tially” over the last three years? If one finest things about BendFilm, we believe, is the the BendFilm Festival outstanding. We are grateful orities, having to decide to do more imporare those unwilling to live up to the higher State standardized test scores, IN opportunity REPLY TO “PACIFIC POWERthatreviews to build community this festival to our scores of volunteers and managers who are what do we see over the last three years? standards that Mr. Montoya is expecting tant tasks to make the school run at its best IN facilitates. STANDOFF WITH MIRROR We hope you will expand your personal with us, lending their time and expertise to make three years as a principal really them to live up to! Some people are not dedi- and to set aside the less important tasks. POND MANAGEMENT horizons as you watch films, attendIspanels, and us a success. From watching hundreds of hours In developing the BFevaluate logo, various concepts were You should and weigh in on what enough to handle the largest elemen- cated enough to work that hard! BOARD” BLOG, 7/15) interact(BENT with actors, filmmakers, your friends and of film submissions, to taking charge of tickets or considered, from film reels to the emotive qualities of he has accomplished rather than on what 4. The real reasons that Mr. Montoya is tary school in the district with the Pacific Power The needs to come clean. neighbors. films you will seeItbring voices and production, to giving a few hours in guest services, independence. However, it seemed more fitting to leave couldn’t or failed to do. recommended for termination have true he realistically greatest socio-economic challenges? makes no sense to claim that their decision to the creatives that would be involved visions to our community from the perspective their contribution is invaluable and embraced with thenointerpretation in the festival in the beginning as well as years to come. What cultures, is the teacher/staff attrition rate at justification, which has been proven by his Please place yourself in Mr. Montoya’s shoes. depends on public Bend—their and of so manysentiment human inexperiences deep appreciation. The colon in the logo is taken from the film strip, and to by his staff, by his students Who is to say that your next “best pick” years? is onlyperformance, decision the bottom line Bear and depends remind solely us ofonour differences, but Creek also over our the last Ourthree success possible through your represents openness of the possibilities of the festival's be hired won’t have similar problems, (or and their parents; listen to them. unique expressions The decision to put Matt Montoya on adand similarities. the requirements of the Oregon PUC. each year in its various layers. We hope that the moving pictures of continued participation. It is an honor and a 5. When Mr. Montoya was chosen he was maybe worse). There is no guarantee. No ministrative leaveprivilege has absolutely nothingthis festival We BendFilm (Bend), on bring the other can't really youhand, a little closer to the big picture to present each year to the is perfect. Maybe agenda. It has to do selected out of 80 applicants; considered planofwithout Euijin the Estherone Gray, Artist/BendFilm Logo Designer life. knowing what they will do. to do with any political people of Central Oregon. —James Brady (A Common Sense ConThey have lots of internal data on the dam with an evaluation process. Principals are “best choice” by all who were involved in and how it fits into their resource mix, and required to set goals each year. Has Matt that decision. If some people are not happy, cerned Citizen and Taxpayer) they owe it to the town that has hosted their Montoya achieved these goals? Probably not. it is probably because his greatest achieveHE power plant for this long to give us an idea of The new principal of Bear Creek should ment is demanding more from others who / T 13 , 20 5 Congrats, Matt, for your description L 2 Y ET possess the character, integrity and clear vi- do not want to give more. The only “Perwhen it will come out. JUL IN TE RE of dogs hooking up with people. fect” people are those who criticize others for the future that Matt Montoya does —DJ Hurricane HRATsion R P S co av ES LY , Although much different than TO do nse innot g BE have. to make up for what they are lacking in! su n't rvat re N U c fl r D i S o e in viv us E n. nt H the video we googled on the same h l b e —More Concerned alw illin A AL —Concerned Maybe Pacific Power doesn't have faith w ev I h y he ay ing. ell ery ave mov S I L Y T topic, it provided us such an elegant ETER to lp a s ov I'm on a use live ed O W Jim Figurski and the Mirror Pond ManageSo pay nd er $ oft ve , do d 58 to RO U W r e B n 8 m n y n t y o e 0 up et he t ’t e HTM n NG AN l a explanation of evolution that we w aw a m wa ow sho ars d facts Be on habout i I have been reading and hearprevious letter: 1. There ment Board. I don't know anything LIGhope in w co fro (F Tto nd thi ng r ate ay ont yCounter EA : W s, ea r b lon h, from com er nsc m . bu lly ill ev g you will enjoy a $5 gift certificate at e eve iou dro T HE tI e only e ho a a small n . I is r U s percentage of parents who do ing about the termination of curIN ge eed f th nou n w me nd y d ly p ugh R N d i t g CO R a E I tt s to is w h f thou and on' y, n rote -str , 4 T C E h Crow's Feet on us. e te o N P ct ic thus er ospeak w English; / r t fe benot OM Mr. Montoya does rent Bear Creek Elementary Princiel co Th TR LY co en a h an as xp r p ing ken 28

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The Basics BendFilm showcases a variety of artists and films that are fresh, edgy and, more importantly, which offer an independent view. The festival runs Thursday, October 10th, through Sunday October 13th, 2013. Most venues, as well as the festival office ("Hub"), are located in downtown Bend or in the nearby Old Mill District.

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For information of any kind before or during the festival, visit the BendFilm website - www.bendfilm.org or call us at (541)388-3378. Special needs arrangements will be willingly made as long as BendFilm is notified by Tuesday, October 8th.

SCREENING VENUES Cascades Theatrical Company 148 NW Greenwood Ave.

McMenamins Old St. Francis School 700 NW Bond St.

The Oxford Hotel Minnesota Ballroom 10 NW Minnesota Ave.

Regal Old Mill 16 (two screens) The Shops at the Old Mill District

Tin Pan Theater 869 NW Tin Pan Alley

The Tower Theatre 835 NW Wall St .

THE HUB, Festival Office @ THE LIBERTY THEATER 849 NW Wall St.

FESTIVAL OFFICE (THE HUB) Liberty Theater, 849 NW Wall St. This is the location of the BendFilm box office during the festival, as well as the organization's base of operations. The historic Liberty Theater is the beautiful building two doors north of the Tower Theatre. Thanks to a generous contribution, we have exclusive use of this space as our headquarters throughout the festival. Here we sell film tickets, BendFilm memberships and merchandise (t-shirts, ball caps and more) and answer all your questions. Filmmakers also check in and hang out there. Free wi-fi is generously provided by BendBroadband.

THE HUB IS OPEN: Thursday, October 10th - Noon to 8 PM Friday, October 11th - 9:30 AM to 7 PM Saturday, October 12th - 9:30 AM to 7 PM Sunday, October 13th - 9:30 AM to 1 PM

PARKING For downtown Bend filmgoers, we recommend leaving your car in the City Parking Garage on Lava Street at Minnesota Avenue. The garage is attached to The Oxford Hotel, about two blocks from the Tower Theatre and about three blocks from McMenamins. The City of Bend has graciously suspended the daily time limits for the duration of the festival. Two hour parking limits remain in place, however, where they are zoned and marked on downtown streets. Parking is free in the shops at the Old Mill District.

ADA ACCESSIBLE For those with special needs, we are happy to make arrangements so long as BendFilm is notified by Tuesday, October 8th. Thank you!


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Where To Buy Tickets The fastest and easiest way to get tickets to films is to purchase them online at www.bendfilm.org. Here you can take your time, read about each film and decide what you want to see without leaving your home or office. You may also flip through the pages of this festival guide for descriptions of all scheduled movies. Tickets may be purchased online or at The Hub.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: If you intend to view only a few films during the festival weekend, you will probably want to purchase individual film tickets. They are priced at $11 online, or $12 at The Hub or at the door. Tickets are sold in a block, which includes a full-length film and a short film for a single price. Or a shorts block. Blocks cannot be broken up; tickets cannot be sold for the short films only.

PASSES: To absorb as many films as possible with VIP treatment, we recommend you purchase a festival pass. You'll get *priority seating at all times, ensuring you the best available seat in the house.

FULL FESTIVAL PASS, $250

This assures express access to all components of the festival: Single admission & priority seating to all films plus single admission to all parties.

FULL FILM PASS, $150

If films are the only things that really matter to you - if you'd rather skip the party food and cocktails to pack a few more films into your weekend - then this is the pass for you. It allows priority seating at all films, including the Opening Night Film.

AND INTRODUCING... THE 10 FOR 10 PASS, $100

In celebration of our 10th year of BendFilm, we are offering a special 10 for 10 PASS. Good only at The Tower Theatre. You will be sent 10 codes & pick 10 films online to attend at The Tower Theatre at this special rate!

* Priority seating means pass holders must arrive no later than 20 MINUTES prior to showtime to be guaranteed admission to films. An even earlier arrival time is recommended at all our smaller venues, where pass holders are NOT guaranteed seats. Please wear your Festival Pass at all times during the festival. Passes are NON-TRANSFERABLE

RUSH LINE If seats remain available after ticket holders and pass holders have been seated, tickets for those seats will be sold to those waiting in the Rush Line. This is for lastminute film buffs willing to take their chances to get an empty seat. We recommend arriving at least a half-hour early at the theater to take your place in the Rush Line. Rush Line tickets are $12 at the door.

WILL CALL Please note Hub hours. Will call will close with Hub. Please plan accordingly. Showings after 8pm will be sold as print at home only. No will call available.


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DARRYL MACDONALD NEAL BLOCK DOCUMENTARY JUROR As head of Theatrical Distribution at Magnolia Pictures, has released such films as Let the Right One In, Jiro Dreams of Sushi and Food, Inc. In the next few months, Magnolia will release Lars Von Trier’s new project Nymphomaniac. Prior to Magnolia, Block worked for Palm Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films. He is also responsible for the theatrical release, every February, of the Oscar-nominated Short Films, which don’t actually play anywhere in Bend but “definitely will next year, now that I’ve visited this lovely place.”

MIRIAM CUTLER DOCUMENTARY JUROR Emmy-nominated composer, Miriam Cutler has an extensive background in scoring for independent film and television projects, as well as two circuses. Her documentary film credits include: Oscar-nominated Kingspoint and Poster Girl, Emmy-nominated Ethel, Vito, Thin, Desert of Forbidden Art, Emmy winner Ghosts of Abu Grahib , Bafta-nominated Lost in La Mancha, Sundance winners American Promise, Scout’s Honor and License to Kill. Cutler co-produced and scored One Lucky Elephant (OWN) and has served as Lab Advisor for the Sundance Institute Documentary Composers’ Lab, and on a variety of documentary juries. She is a long-time board member for the Society of Composers and Lyricists and co-produced two Grammy-nominated live jazz albums. In June 2013, Cutler was invited to join the Documentary Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences .

FRANKLIN LEONARD NARRATIVE JUROR The founder of the Black List, the yearly publication highlighting Hollywood’s most popular unproduced screenplays. Over 200 Black List screenplays have been produced as feature films earning more than 148 Academy Award nominations including three for Best Picture and seven for screenwriting . In 2010, he was named one of Hollywood Reporter’s “Next Generation-35 under 35”. His work has also been recognized by Black Enterprise magazine’s “40 Emerging Leaders for Our Future,” AOL Black Voices “30 Black Hollywood Game Changers” and Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. Bringing the experience of a decade long career in film development working for Leonardo DiCaprio, Sydney Pollack, Anthony Minghella, Universal Pictures, and Will Smith.

SHORTS JUROR Director of the Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Palm Springs International ShortFest and Short Film Market. His film festival credentials include the Seattle International Film Festival (co-founder and current board member), the Palm Springs Film Festival, the Hamptons Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Goodwill Games Film Festival, the Women in Cinema Festival and the Washington State Centennial Film Festival. He has served on the Award Juries of several international film festivals and the Independent Spirit Awards. He has written articles on film and filmmaking for Variety Books, Reel News and the Hollywood Reporter. He currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Documentary Channel and the International Film Festival Summit. Macdonald has been named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the Republic of France for his contributions to French Cinema.

MAGGIE MACKAY SHORTS JUROR

Maggie Mackay’s interest in film developed as a small child in her hometown of New York City, where she spent hours with her mother at Film Forum, transfixed by films highly inappropriate for her young age. As an adolescent, Mackay went on to discover the (sadly) now defunct Rare Bird Video, where she spent an equally inordinate amount of time in the store’s odd smelling but deeply inspirational basement. Mackay holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Film Studies from the University of Delaware, and a master’s degree in Literature and Film Studies from Claremont Graduate University. She has worked as a freelance programmer and writer, script reader, Hollywood assistant, onset production coordinator, and senior coordinator of the Sundance Documentary Fund. Mackay joined Film Independent in 2003.

LISA SCHWARZBAUM NARRATIVE JUROR Critic and essayist Lisa Schwarzbaum was a movie critic at Entertainment Weekly from 1994 to 2013. Before that, she was a feature writer and columnist at the New York Daily News Sunday magazine, the editor of the public-television magazine The Dial, and a dance and classical music critic in Boston. Her work appears in The New York Times, More, Country Living, and other publications. A member of the National Society of Film Critics and a past chair of the New York Film Critics Circle, she served on the selection committee of the New York Film Festival from 2004-2008.


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Celebrating our 10th year, we have been so fortunate to have seen some amazing films programmed at the BendFilm Festival. We savor the rush of handing radically gifted filmmakers awards & delight in the local individuals & businesses that make it a reality. We would like to thank each individual amazingly talented filmmaker who has shared projects with us through all these years. We cannot have such a successful festival without you!

BEST OF SHOW $5,000 & BendFilm Award Sculpture Presented by Brooks Resources and made possible since 2004. All entries, regardless of length or category, compete for this award

Additional awards will be presented in the following categories:

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BEST SCREENPLAY

BEST ACTOR

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2013 AWARDS

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KATIE MERRITT AUDIENCE AWARD $500 from ticket sales & BendFilm Award Sculpture

You, the audience vote for and contribute directly to the filmmaker who walks away with this award!

Camera Rental Package (values at $60,000) & BendFilm Award Sculpture

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BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE $500 & BendFilm Award Sculpture

Made possible by Jan and Jody Ward.

n Independent WOMEN for Independent Film: The brainchild of Pamela Hulse Andrews, bringing together a group of community minded women supporting BendFilm at a time we could use it most! Their contribution is funding cash prizes for filmmakers as well as the awesome BendFilm award statue, branding our festival for years to come. Thank you ladies!

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BEST STUDENT SHORT $500 & BendFilm Award Sculpture

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THE PANELS These FREE discussions feature our 2013 BendFilm Festival filmmakers & jurors. Hosted by Crow's Feet Commons housed in the historic Allen Rademacher home on Riverfront Plaza. The café is rooted in European tradition but built with the timber of Oregon. Kick back and listen to good conversation while sipping a brew by their warm fireplace. And while you are there, check out Crow's Feet Commons dazzling array of backcountry equipment.

Joining us for this panel: Julia Morrison, writer; James E. Duff, writer/director, Hank and Asha; Anthony Powell, writer/director, Antarctica: A Year on Ice; Ryan Suffern, Running Blind, director; Dafna Yachin, writer/director, Digital Dharma: One Man's Mission to Save a Culture

Crow's Feet Commons is located at: 875 NW Brooks Street

POST PRODUCTION Friday, October 11th, 2013

Moderated by: Picture of You

10:30 AM – Noon There are three stages to making a film. PreProduction (the planning stage), Production where the film is shot and finally Post-Production. Post-Production is where the footage that was shot is assembled to tell the story. Music, sound design and visual effects are added to accentuate the narrative yielding the finished product. A skilled editor can pull out moments from the footage shot that become key moments in the film - whether these were scripted and planned to the tiniest detail or just "happy accidents". Join this year’s crop of BendFilm filmmakers for a look inside the editorial suite. Joining us for this panel: Tara Atashgah, writer/ director, Daniel Rink, Cinematographer, For The Birds; Mike Horelick, writer/director, The Signal Hill Speed Run; Rick A. Moore, writer, Putzel; Ryan Scafuro, writer, Bending Steel. Moderated 2013 juror

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out there to educate the first time filmmaker. What does it really take to turn your idea into a finished film? From script development, to casting, to production, post production, festival strategies and distribution tips, learn from filmmakers that have trudged the same road just what it takes to get your story up on the screen. How can you best position your independent project to make a big splash and launch a career? Our panelists will share their experience, advice and war stories with you, whether you are toying with the idea, have a committed start date or just want to peek behind the scenes.

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Friday, October 11th, 2013 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM The technology that once made film the most expensive art form is now in the hands of the consumer. Today there is a wealth of information

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THE “CASTING COUCH” – WORKING WITH ACTORS Saturday, October 12th, 2013 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM The key to a great film is casting the right actors. Chemistry, attitude and talent are but a few of the many choices and combinations a director has to consider when deciding who will bring the characters on the page to life. Think of your favorite films... and now imagine them with a different set of actors. The cast makes the difference between a film that sizzles and one that just fizzles. Some projects are tied to a specific cast member in order to move forward, while other films have the power to launch an unknown into the limelight. Our guests include directors and actors looking behind the scenes at how this year’s films were cast. They will share how that elusive goal of putting all of the right pieces in place was achieved.

J.P. is a self-taught filmmaker and playwright living in New York City. His short films have screened at film festivals including Slamdance, SXSW, Tribeca, and Comic-Con. He holds a graduate degree in urban planning from NYU and was born in New Jersey to working-class immigrant parents. He makes his movies and plays while working fulltime as multimedia director for the MTA, the New York metro region’s public transportation agency.

Joining us for this panel: Mickey Blaine, I'm Harry Clark, writer/director/actor; Laura Goode writer, Meera Menon, writer/director, Farah Goes Bang; Michael Grant Terry, Byron's Theme, writer/actor; Gregory Wagrowski, Matanza, director.

THE BLACK LIST

Jane has recently completed production on CRAZY BITCHES, her second feature as writer/director. Her directorial debut, METH HEAD, starring Lukas Haas, launched in festivals March 2013 and has to date won 9 awards. METH HEAD will release theatrical in December and digitally in February, 2014. In 2010 she produced the feature, ELENA UNDONE, which played 50+ festivals before launching into distribution with Wolfe Releasing. Prior to moving into features, Jane wrote, produced, directed and edited 7 award-winning festival shorts.

Saturday, October 12th, 2013 10:30 AM – Noon Franklin Leonard offers a rare "ask-me-anything" Q&A. Given his decade-long career in film development, working with luminaries including Leonardo DeCaprio, Sydney Pollack, Anthony Minghella, Will Smith and Universal Pictures and his experiences as the founder and publisher of the Black List, audience members are in for a powerful and unique look at Hollywood today. Joining us for this panel: Franklin Leonard, Founder, Hollywood Black List

Moderated by: Jane Clark, writer/director/ producer, Meth Head

* Please note all participants are subject to change!


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VENUES BEND MAP 1. Cascades Theatrical Company 148 NW Greenwood Avenue

2. McMenamins Old St. Francis School 700 NW Bond Street

3. The Oxford Hotel Minnesota Ballroom 10 NW Minnesota Avenue

4. Regal Old Mill 16 {two screens} The Shops at the Old Mill District

5. Tin Pan Theater 869 NW Tin Pan Alley

6. The Tower Theatre 835 NW Wall Street

7. The Liberty Theater ( THE HUB) 849 NW Wall Street

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CELEBRATING OUR 10TH YEAR!!

BENDFILM OPENING NIGHT:

OPENING NIGHT FILM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10TH, 2013 The Tower Theatre

835 NW Wall Street 5:00 PM Admittance included for Festival pass holders Tickets: $11 in advance or $12 at the door

THE TRUTH ABOUT EMANUEL Francesca Gregorini, writer/director (98m, USA, 2013) The Truth About Emanuel is a character-driven, psychological, drama/ thriller about a young, troubled woman (Emanuel) who becomes obsessed with her new, mysterious neighbor (Linda). To get closer to this woman, who looks uncannily like her dead mother, Emanuel offers to babysit her newborn and unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper. Even when arrested for an imaginary crime, Emanuel doesn't betray Linda's imaginary world. But Emanuel will have to go to a place that she herself has never dared to enter to truly save Linda.

Preceded by

A HOUSE, A HOME Daniel Fickle, Mark Smith, writers; Daniel Fickle, director (7 min, USA, 2013) A love, a death, another death are reconciled in a subterranean world. Music by Alialujah Choir.

Featuring a LIVE performance on the Tower stage by

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION The Oxford Hotel

10 NW Minnesota Avenue 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Admittance included for Full Festival pass holders Tickets: $35 in advance online, $40 at the door Central Oregon’s hippest urban hotel is once again throwing the kickoff cocktail party in its swanky Minnesota Ballroom. The Oxford’s fine-dining restaurant, 10 Below, will serve a wide choice of hors d’oeuvres, complimentary local microbrews provided by Boneyard brewing. Fantastic wine courtesy of Southern Wine Group, as well as a no-host bar for 10 Below’s signature cocktails. Meet fellow filmmakers, film lovers and film supporters at this fabulous party to kick off a weekend of films and fun.

Karen Cammack

Alialujah Choir

X THE DANCE PARTY OF THE DECADE Visit Bend

750 NW Lava Road 9:30 PM—Midnight Admittance included for Full Festival pass holders Tickets: $10 at the door After the Opening Night Reception, head around the corner to Visit Bend. We’re transforming our visitor center into an urban club where you will groove all night to music by Flip Flop Sounds. No-host libations provided by Twist Cocktail Catering Co. Don’t miss out on the dance party of the decade!


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BENDFILM THE PARTIES

The annual BendFilm Festival is about more than movies. It’s about new friends and old friends getting together to raise a glass (or two) and share stimulating conversation. Please join us for these fun-filled parties planned for our 10th year celebration weekend!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11TH PARTY @ CLUB SIN

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12TH MEET THE FILMMAKER HAPPY HOUR @ DRAKE

Cafe Sintra

1024 NW Bond Street 8:00 PM - Midnight Admittance included for Full Festival pass holders Tickets: $10 at the door Cafe Sintra, named for host Manuel dos Santos’ native village in Portugal, is transformed into a swinging CLUB SIN for one night only. Complete with disc jockey spinning Euro-trance music and international video footage by Bend’s own Rage Films, this promises to be one of the most outrageous parties of the festival!

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801 NW Wall Street 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM FREE to the public !! Join us at Drake, located on the iconic corner of NW Wall and NW Franklin in downtown Bend. Bend's newest swanky brasserie-style restaurant will be serving tasty appetizers as well as no-host happy hour wine, beer & cocktails. Come mix and mingle with the filmmakers and ask them everything you ever wanted to know about their films & filmmaking.


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AWARDS RECEPTION & CEREMONY The Oxford Hotel

10 NW Minnesota Avenue 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Admittance included with Full Festival pass. Tickets: $35 in advance online, $40 at the door Join Master of Ceremonies Yancy Faulkner for a lively evening in the Oxford Hotel’s snazzy Minnesota Ballroom, which will climax with the announcement of winners in all categories of the 2013 BendFilm Festival - including the Audience Award winner and Best of Show. The 10 Below restaurant will serve hearty small plates at this celebratory event as well as complimentary local microbrews provided by Boneyard brewing. Fantastic wine courtesy of Southern Wine Group, as well as a no-host bar for 10 Below’s signature cocktails!

BLACKSMITH AFTER DARK The Blacksmith

211 NW Greenwood Avenue 9:30 PM - close FREE to film lovers 21 and over !! After the awards have been handed out, come celebrate with the winners! The Blacksmith After Dark is the perfect place to come and mingle with filmmakers and film festival attendees at the final event of the 10th annual BendFilm Festival. Join us!!

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FILM SCHEDULE THURSDAY 10/10/13 NARRATIVE FEATURE; DOCUMENTARY; SHORT FILMS TOWER

REGAL 1 5:30p

The Truth About Emanuel with

Virgin Tales Brightwood

MCMENAMINS

OXFORD

CTC

TIN PAN

6:00p

Documentary 106 min

Narrative

OPENING NIGHT FILM:

Shorts Block

with

Helio Centric, Project Censored The Movie, Running Blind

A House, A Home *With a very special LIVE performance by Alialujah Choir!!

McConkey with Chicken or the Egg

114 min

Documentary

Narrative Calloused Hands with Silk

8:30p 101 min

8:00p

8:30p 113 min

LATE EVENING

EARLY EVENING

5:00p

REGAL 2

96 min

THU

7:30p – 9:30p

Shorts Block

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION

Backyard, Digital Darkroom, Past Their Prime, Pass(ed) Notes, Visions of my Mother

FRIDAY 10/11/13 NARRATIVE FEATURE; DOCUMENTARY; SHORT FILMS

Meth Head with Foxed!

Somewhere Slow with The Boy Scout

109 min. 97 min. 99 min.

Narrative

Grape, Time Travelers, Life of the Party

Documentary Medora with Bare As You Dare: Portland's World Naked Bike Ride 8:30p

Documentary Terms And Conditions May Apply with Promised Land

Shorts Block

6:00p

8:00p

Documentary Digital Dharma: One Man's Mission to Save a Culture with A House, A Home

93 min.

97 min.

86 min.

94 min. 108 min.

83 min . 110 min.

TINY: A Story About Living Small with Twenty Eight Feet, life on a little wooden boat

Before the Spring After the Fall with Good Men

Byron's Theme, Sweet, Sweet Country, Heart, O Pacote, Matanza

3:30p

5:30p

8:00p

Narrative Putzel with The Morning After

92 min.

70 min.

97 min.

100 min. 107 min.

94 min.

Documentary

8:00p

Narrative

Documentary

5:30p

Shorts Block Helio Centric, Project Censored The Movie, Running Blind, The Audition (FFM Winner)

Musicwood with Miklat (Shelter)

Shorts Block

Narrative 87 min.

102 min.

Virgin Tales with Tyrolean Riviera

Bending Steel with Bug People

Hide Your Smiling Faces with Six Letter Word

Sex After Kids with Chicken or the Egg

1:00p

3:00p

Documentary

5:30p

8:30p

Documentary The Signal Hill Speed Run with Twenty Bucks

Documentary

3:00p

Documentary

Walter with Golden

Narrative

99 mi n.

McConkey with Chicken or the Egg

100 min.

113 min.

Documentary

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors with Butler, Woman, Man

Finding Hillywood with Herd in Iceland

Narrative

12:30p

Documentary

3:00p

6:00p

8:00p

Narrative 102 min.

LATE EVENING

I'm Harry Clark with Fool's Day

Narrative

A Picture of You with Obit

Don't Shout Too Loud with Sahasi Chori (Brave Girl)

10:30a

Documentary

12:30p

Narrative

3:30p

5:30p

8:00p

Some Velvet Morning with Two People He Never Saw

92 min.

101 min. 109 min.

103 min. 108 min.

LATE AFTERNOON EARLY EVENING

The Cold Lands with Béatrice Coron's Daily Battles

Narrative

BUOY with Stalled

Twenty Million People with There Is No God And We All Die Alone

TIN PAN

10:00a

Documentary

12:30a

Narrative

3:00p

5:30p Narrative

Backyard, Digital Darkroom, Past Their Prime, Pass(ed) Notes, Visions of my Mother

Farah Goes Bang with America 101

CTC

10:00a

Narrative

1:00p

Shorts Block

3:00p

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia with For the Birds

Narrative

12:30p

Documentary

Documentary

GMO OMG with Overpass Light Brigade

OXFORD

10:00a

101 min.

12:30p

When Ali Came to Ireland with Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film

10:30a

Documentary 89 min.

108 min.

Antarctica: A Year on Ice with The Mercantile

MCMENAMINS

72 min.

10:00a

Documentary

87 min.

EARLY AFTERNOON

LATE MORNING

10:00a

REGAL 2

89 min.

REGAL 1

103 min.

TOWER

113 min.

FRI

Hank and Asha Fortissimo


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SATURDAY 10/12/13 NARRATIVE FEATURE; DOCUMENTARY; SHORT FILMS

Narrative Twenty Million People with There Is No God And We All Die Alone

Walter with Golden

When Ali Came to Ireland with Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film

Calloused Hands with Silk

Narrative BUOY with Stalled

7:00p – 10p

Documentary GMO OMG with Overpass Light Brigade

AWARDS CEREMONY

Narrative Sex After Kids with Chicken or the Egg

107 min.

8:00p Narrative Some Velvet Morning with Two People He Never Saw

Documentary Digital Dharma: One Man's Mission to Save a Culture with A House, A Home

Narrative I'm Harry Clark with Fool's Day 5:30p

108 min.

87 min.

103 min.

5:30p

8:00p

Documentary

Narrative

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors with Butler, Woman, Man

3:00p 109 min.

Documentary

5:30p

TINY: A Story About Living Small with Twenty Eight Feet, life on a little wooden boat

Putzel with The Morning After

3:00p 114 min.

Don't Shout Too Loud with Sahasi Chori (Brave Girl)

Narrative

Narrative

12:30p 89 min.

Terms And Conditions May Apply with Promised Land

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia with For the Birds 12:30p

103 min.

Grape, The Trial Of Ben Barry, Life of the Party

Documentary

Documentary

10:00a

Narrative The Cold Lands with Béatrice Coron's Daily Battles

8:00p 97 min.

Musicwood with Miklat (Shelter)

Documentary

8:30p 87 min.

Documentary

Shorts Block

Documentary

8:00p 97 min.

8:30p

Antarctica: A Year on Ice with The Mercantile

12:00p

109 min.

108 min.

Somewhere Slow with The Boy Scout

Byron's Theme, Sweet, Sweet Country, Heart, O Pacote, Matanza

3:00p

6:00p

Documentary

Hank and Asha with Fortissimo

TIN PAN

10:00a

102 min.

5:30p

Narrative

Bending Steel with Bug People

92 min.

Farah Goes Bang with America 101

72 min.

6:00p

Documentary

3:30p

Narrative

Shorts Block

12:30a 100 min.

Meth Head with Foxed!

70 min.

100 min.

102 min.

Narrative

3:00p

The Signal Hill Speed Run with Twenty Bucks

Finding Hillywood with Herd in Iceland

CTC

9:30a

Narrative

1:00p 108 min.

The Truth About Emanuel with Tyrolean Riviera

113 min.

111 min.

Narrative

Documentary

110 min.

A Picture of You with Obit

12:30p

3:00p

94 min.

ATERNOON

LATE EVENING

EARLY EVENING

LATE AFTERNOON

EARLY

12:30p

10:00a

Documentary 86 min.

Medora with Bare As You Dare: Portland's World Naked Bike Ride

Narrative 94 min.

Documentary

10:30a

OXFORD

93 min.

10:00a

MCMENAMINS

92 min.

10:00a

REGAL 2

99 min.

REGAL 1

89 min.

TOWER

99 min.

LATE MORNING

SAT

Narrative Hide Your Smiling Faces with Six Letter Word

SUNDAY 10/13/13

AWARDS WINNERS & BEST OF THE FEST! SUN

TOWER

REGAL 2 MCMENAMINS

Award Winner Best of Show

3:30p TBD To be announced Saturday night!

XXX min.

6:00p TBD XXX min.

XXX min.

6:00p TBD

To be announced Saturday night!

To be announced Saturday night!

To be announced Saturday night! 1:30p TBD To be announced Saturday night!

12:00p

BENDFILM KIDS

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4:00p TBD To be announced Saturday night! 6:30p TBD

XXX min.

Award Winner Audience Award

1:00p TBD

XXX min.

XXX min. 3:30p TBD

XXX min.

Award Winner Best Narrative

XXX min.

XXX min.

XXXmin.

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10:30a TBD

LATE MORNING EARLY AFTERNOON LATE AFTERNOON EARLY EVENING

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A PICTURE OF YOU Pacific Northwest Premiere JP Chan, writer/director (83m, USA, 2013) Jen and Kyle, estranged siblings, travel from New York City to the rural Pennsylvania home of their recently deceased mother. While packing up her things, they make a discovery that turns their world upside-down. Friday, Oct. 11th, 12:30pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School Saturday, Oct. 12th, 10:00am, Regal Old Mill

BUOY Steven Doughton, writer/director (76m, USA, 2013) A married mother of two, unexpectedly pregnant with her third child, answers the phone to hear a voice from her distant past, reconnecting with the central, though neglected, emotional anchor in her life. Against the backdrop of various subjects - his narrow escape from a fishing vessel, drug use, parenting and poaching - their conversation tests the strength of a deep yet betrayed, love. Friday, Oct. 11th, 1:00pm, Regal Old Mill Saturday, Oct. 12th, 5:30pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School

CALLOUSED HANDS Pacific Northwest Premiere Jesse Quinones, writer/director (97m, United Kingdom, 2013) 12-year-old Josh is a mixed race boy and a promising baseball player. He is abused by his mother’s boyfriend Byrd, and neglected by his mother Debbie. He manages to forge his own path in life when his long-lost grandfather Solomon insists he study for his Bar Mitzvah. Thursday, Oct. 10th, 8:00pm, Regal Old Mill Saturday, Oct. 12th, 3:00pm, Cascades Theatrical Company

THE COLD LANDS West Coast Premiere Tom Gilroy, writer/director (101 min, USA. 2013) When young Atticus’s mother dies unexpectedly, he flees into the Catskill Mountains. Wandering the dense woods in shock, his grasp on reality wears thin. When he meets Carter, a scruffy drifter, they form a wary alliance but both are unsure that depending on the other is the right decision. Friday, Oct. 11th, 5:30pm, Tower Theatre Saturday, Oct. 12th, 5:30pm, Tin Pan Theater

FARAH GOES BANG

Pacific Northwest Premiere

Laura Goode & Meera Menon, writers; Meera Menon, director (90m, USA, 2013) A road-trip comedy centered on Farah Mahtab, a woman in her twenties who tries to lose her virginity while campaigning across America for presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004. Farah and her friends K.J. and Roopa follow the campaign trail across historic Route 66 on their way to Ohio, the central battleground state of 2004, seizing control of this charged moment in their lives and the life of their country. Friday, Oct. 11th, 10:30am, Regal Old Mill Saturday, Oct. 12th, 3:00pm, Regal Old Mill


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HANK AND ASHA James E. Duff & Julia Morrison, writers; James E. Duff, director (73m, USA, 2013) In this charming romantic comedy, an Indian woman studying in Prague and a lonely New Yorker begin an unconventional correspondence through video letters - two strangers searching for human connection in a hyper-connected world. When their relationship deepens, they must decide whether or not to meet face to face. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival, Hank and Asha is a film about identity, longing, and the irresistible appeal of entertaining life's what-ifs. Friday, Oct. 11th, 8:30pm, Tin Pan Theater Saturday, Oct. 12th, 10:00am, McMenamins Old St. Francis School

HIDE YOUR SMILING FACES Pacific Northwest Premiere Daniel Patrick Carbone, writer/director (80m, USA, 2013) Hide Your Smiling Faces vividly depicts the young lives of two brothers as they abruptly come of age through the experience of a friend’s mysterious death. The event ripples under the surface of their town, unsettling the brothers and their friends in a way that they can’t fully understand. Once familiar interactions begin to take on a macabre tone in light of the tragic accident, leading Eric, 14, and Tommy, 9, to retreat into their wild surroundings. As the two brothers vocally face the questions they have about mortality, they simultaneously hold their own silent debates within their minds that build into seemingly insurmountable moral peaks. Hide Your Smiling Faces is a true, headlong glimpse into the raw spirit of youth, as well as the calluses that one often develops as a result of an unfiltered past. Friday, Oct. 11th, 12:30pm, Cascades Theatrical Company Saturday, Oct. 12th, 8:00pm, Tin Pan Theater

I'M HARRY CLARK Pacific Northwest Premiere Mickey Blaine, writer/director (90m, USA, 2013) Harry Clark is a family man fighting for equality. At least that's what his press kit says. We meet Harry during a seemingly futile campaign for State Senate. As the possibility that he may actually win increases, the discrepancies between what Harry says and what Harry does start to take their toll. I’m Harry Clark satirizes what it means to be a politician, and what it means to be a human, in America today. Friday, Oct. 11th, 3:00pm, Regal Old Mill Saturday, Oct. 12th, 3:00pm, Tin Pan Theater

METH HEAD Pacific Northwest Premiere Jane Clark, writer/director (108m, USA, 2013) A reckless night trying crystal meth leads Kyle into an addiction that loses him his job, lover, family, home, and self-esteem. Embracing denial, Kyle dives into his addiction. With his new family, Maia and Dusty, life seems like one long party. Only the party is an illusion and the meth is slowly killing them, physically and psychologically. Only when he hits bottom does Kyle recognize he faces one choice - life or meth. Friday, Oct. 11th, 8:30pm, Regal Old Mill Saturday, Oct. 12th, 12:30pm, Regal Old Mill


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PUTZEL Oregon Premiere Rick A. Moore, writer; Jason Chaet, director (88m, USA, 2013) A “putzel” is a “little putz” and for Walter Himmelstein, being known by that nickname doesn’t bode well for an exciting life amongst the go-getters of New York City. But that’s okay with young Walter — he’s a homebody, content to remain within the familiar confines of his mundane life on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, seeing in his Uncle Sid’s smoked-fish emporium a comfortable future among the salmon. Until, that is, his married uncle takes up with the vivacious Sally, throwing Walter’s succession plans into disarray… Friday, Oct. 11th, 8:00pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School Saturday, Oct. 12th, 12:30pm, Cascades Theatrical Company

SEX AFTER KIDS Pacific Northwest Premiere Jeremy LaLonde, writer/director (105m, Canada, 2013) This edgy ensemble comedy follows a variety of relationships. Newlyweds with a newborn try to align their baby’s schedule and their libidos. An aloof single mom has a brother who insists that she should get back out in the world. A lesbian couple finds they don't share the same childrearing principles. A single dad grows tired of one-night stands. Recent empty nesters wonder if they can find the spark that brought them together. And the wife in the high-powered couple who never planned to have children is now looking to become a soccer mom. Their relationships and ideals will be put to the test with the question: is it possible to have children and a sex life—and is it even worth it? Friday, Oct. 11th, 10:30am, Tin Pan Theater Saturday, Oct. 12th, 5:30pm, Cascades Theatrical Company

SOME VELVET MORNING

West Coast Premiere

Neil LaBute, writer/director (83m, USA, 2013) Young and beautiful Velvet is enjoying a relaxing morning in her New York brownstone when Fred interrupts. With suitcase in tow, he enters the apartment with great expectation. Not having seen or heard from Fred in nearly four years, Velvet is clearly surprised. As Fred unloads the reason for his resurfacing, the history and nature of their relationship is revealed. The weight of their reconnection becomes clear as tension mounts and their chemistry reaches its climax. Friday, Oct. 11th, 8:00pm, Tower Theatre Saturday, Oct. 12th, 8:00pm, Cascades Theatrical Company

SOMEWHERE SLOW Pacific Northwest Premiere Jeremy O'Keefe, writer/director (96m, USA, 2013) Intimate, raw and funny, Somewhere Slow features a searing and complex portrait of Anna Thompson, a 40 year old skin care rep, coasting through an unfulfilled marriage and an estranged relationship with her family. When Anna gets mixed-up in a deadly convenience store robbery, she makes a split-second decision and walks out of her life and into the unknown. On her travels, she meets Travis, a teenage drifter on his own journey of self-discovery. Sparse and provocative, this film shines light on how sometimes we must learn to break our own rules to find the life we've been yearning to live. Friday, Oct. 11th, 5:30pm, Cascades Theatrical Company Saturday, Oct. 12th, 6:00pm, Tower Theatre


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STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING DOORS Pacific Northwest Premiere Rose Lichter-Marck, Micah Bloomberg, writers; Sam Fleischner, director (98m, USA, 2013) Stand Clear of the Closing Doors is a family drama rooted in the vibrant depiction of a seldom- seen community on the city’s edge. With an eye-opening view of life on the autism spectrum, the film simultaneously explores the strains of the immigrant experience. The film is about identity and conformity; communication and intolerance. It explores the dark spaces between us, seeking out the peculiar threads that tie us together. Friday, Oct. 11th, 3:30pm, Regal Old Mill Saturday, Oct. 12th, 10:00am, Tin Pan Theater

THE TRUTH ABOUT EMANUEL Francesca Gregorini, writer/director (98m, USA, 2013) The Truth About Emanuel is a character-driven, psychological, drama/thriller about a young, troubled woman (Emanuel) who becomes obsessed with her mysterious, new neighbor (Linda), who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to babysit her newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper. Emanuel will have to go to a place that she herself has never dared to enter to truly save Linda. Thursday, Oct. 10th, 5:00pm, Tower Theatre Saturday, Oct. 12th, 12:30pm, Tower Theatre

TWENTY MILLION PEOPLE Oregon Premiere Michael Ferrell, writer/director (76m, USA, 2013) Brian is a cynical coffee shop barista who doesn't believe in the happily-ever-after idea of relationships. But when his new girlfriend, a stand-up comedian, suddenly disappears, he enlists the help of his broken-hearted best friend and imaginary characters from a cliché romantic comedy to find her, only to discover that their relationship status may be more complicated than it seemed. Friday, Oct. 11th, 10:00am, McMenamins Old St. Francis School Saturday, Oct. 12th, 8:00pm, Regal Old Mill

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BENDFILM DOCUMENTARIES

ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE

BEFORE THE SPRING AFTER THE FALL

BENDING STEEL

West Coast Premiere

Jed Rothstein, director (71m, USA, 2013)

Dave Carroll, Ryan Scafuro, writers; Dave Carroll, director (93m, USA, 2013)

Anthony Powell, writer/director (92m, New Zealand, Antarctica, 2013) From Frozen Planet photographer Anthony Powell, a visually stunning chronicle of what it is like for the everyday workers who live at the bottom of the planet in Antarctica for a full year, including winters isolated from the rest of the world, while enduring months of unending darkness, in the coldest place on Earth.

A great story requires being in the right place at the right time. An extraordinary story requires getting there even earlier... Three years before the Arab Spring, the Before the Spring After the Fall filmmakers traveled to Egypt to film with young rock musicians fighting for free expression. They met a young singer whose family was already risking everything in a fight that would become a revolution, and change the course of history.

Friday, Oct. 11th, 10:00am, Tower Theatre Saturday, Oct. 12th, 5:30pm, Regal Old Mill

Friday, Oct. 11th, 3:00pm, Cascades Theatrical Company

West Coast Premiere

Bending Steel follows Chris Schoeck, an endearing yet unassuming man, as he trains to become a professional oldetime strongman. While preparing to perform amazing and unique feats of strength publicly, Chris also struggles to overcome crippling fears and inhibitions. For the first time in his life, he is compelled to confront social awkwardness, unsupportive parents, and an overwhelming fear of failure. What unfolds is one man's remarkable journey to find his place in the world. Friday, Oct. 11th, 3:00pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School Saturday, Oct. 12th, 1:00pm, Regal Old Mill

DIGITAL DHARMA: ONE MAN'S MISSION TO SAVE A CULTURE Pacific Northwest Premiere Art Fischman & Dafna Yachin, writers; / Dafna Yachin, director (82m, USA, Tibet, India, China, 2013) When ancient writings of Sanskrit and Tibetan texts vanish during the political turmoil of the 1950s and 1960s, the history of a whole society is in danger of disappearing. Digital Dharma chronicles the 50-year journey of E. Gene Smith, a Mormon from Utah, the unlikely leader of an effort to rescue, preserve, and share 20,000 volumes of ancient Tibetan text; an epic of one man's mission that became the catalyst for an international movement to provide free access to the story of a people. Friday, Oct. 11th, 8pm, The Oxford Hotel Saturday, Oct. 12th, 12:30pm, Tin Pan Theater

DON'T SHOUT TOO LOUD

FINDING HILLYWOOD

World Premiere

Oregon Premiere

Courtney D. Campbell, director (50m, USA, 2013)

Christina Ruddy, writer; Leah Warshawski & Chris Towey, directors (58m, Rwanda, USA, 2013)

Leading up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, media organizations reported that 40,000 individuals would be trafficked into South Africa. The prediction was a gross overestimation based on unsubstantiated evidence. So why was it made and what was the effect? Don’t Shout Too Loud offers the harsh and unsettling theory that special interest groups are manipulating public policy in order to promote their agendas by inflating the scope of human trafficking. In doing so, they cause public panic and resources to be directed away from those who require the most help. Friday, Oct. 11th, 10:00am, The Oxford Hotel Saturday, Oct. 12th, 3:30pm, Regal Old Mill

Set amongst the hills of Rwanda, Finding Hillywood chronicles one man's road to forgiveness, his effort to heal his country, and the realization that we all must one day face our past. A unique and endearing phenomenon film about the very beginning of Rwanda's film industry and the pioneers who bring local films to rural communities. A real life example of the power of film to heal a man and a nation. Friday, Oct. 11th, 12:30pm, The Oxford Hotel Saturday, Oct. 12th, 10:30am, Regal Old Mill


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MCCONKEY West Coast Premiere Murray Wais, Steve Winter, Scott Gaffney, David Zieff and Rob Bruce, writers/directors (109m, USA, 2013) McConkey is a heartfelt examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sports, and the path he paved to conquer his dreams. Shane McConkey is revered as a pioneer of freeskiing and ski-BASE jumping, and through his talent and ability to use his trademark irreverent humor, he inspired countless lives. In a new film from Red Bull Media House in association with Matchstick Productions, McConkey celebrates the life of one of the world's ultimate innovators. Thursday, Oct. 10th, 8:30pm, Tower Theatre Friday, Oct. 11th, 5:30pm, Regal Old Mill

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GMO OMG Oregon Premiere Jeremy Seifert, writer/director (83m, USA, 2013) Today in the United States, by the simple act of feeding ourselves, we unwittingly participate in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Each of us unknowingly consumes genetically engineered food on a daily basis. The risks and effects to our health and the environment are largely unknown. Yet more and more studies are being conducted around the world, which provide even more reason for concern. We are the oblivious guinea pigs for the wide-scale experimentation of modern biotechnology. GMO OMG tells the story of a father's discovery of GMOs and the effect they might have on his three young children, the future of food, and the environment as a whole. Friday, Oct. 11th, 10:00am, Regal Old Mill Saturday, Oct. 12th, 8:00pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School

GORE VIDAL: THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA

MEDORA

Nicholas Wrathall, director (89m, USA, 2013)

Years ago, Medora, Indiana was a booming rural community with prosperous farms, an automotive parts factory, a brick plant, and a thriving middle class. The factories have since closed, crippling Medora's economy and its pride. The population has slowly dwindled to around 500 people. Drug use is common, the school faces consolidation, and as one resident put it, “This town's on the ropes.” Medora, follows the down-but-not-out Medora Hornets varsity basketball team over the course of the 2011 season, capturing the players’ stories both on and off the court. The Hornets were riding an epic losing streak when we arrived, and the team’s struggle to compete bears eerie resonances with the town’s fight for survival. Medora is an in-depth, deeply personal look at small-town life, a thrilling, underdog basketball story, and an inspiring tale of a community refusing to give up hope despite the brutal odds stacked against them. On a grander scale, it’s a film about America, and the thousands of small towns across the country facing the same fight. As one towns-person told us, “Once we lose these small towns, we can't get them back."

Pacific Northwest Premiere

Gore Vidal’s professional life spans more than 50 years of American politics and letters. His return to America in 2005 marked the last great stage in his creative career and this film represents an extraordinary opportunity to share his view on America in the twenty-first century. Featuring candid vérité footage of Vidal in his final years, the film explores his enduring global impact on art, politics, and everything in between. His overview of the current state of the Republic and the health of US democracy is unique and incisive. This is Gore Vidal’s last word and testimony. Friday, Oct. 11th, 3:00pm, Tower Theatre Saturday, Oct. 12th, 10:00am, Cascades Theatrical Company

Pacific Northwest Premiere Andrew Cohn & Davy Rothbart, directors (82m, USA, 2013)

Friday, Oct. 11th, 6:00pm, Tin Pan Theater Saturday, Oct. 12th, 10:00am, Tower Theatre


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MUSICWOOD Pacific Northwest Premiere Maxine Trump & Josh Granger, writers; Maxine Trump, director (80m, USA, 2013) Musicwood is a modern twist on a classic story: a culture clash of staggering proportions, where age-old land disputes upend our simplistic view of the past. World-famous guitar-makers travel into a primeval rain forest to negotiate with Native American loggers before it's too late for acoustic guitars. Acoustic musicians (Steve Earle, Kaki King, etc) provide a moving soundtrack. The result is a funny, complex and heartbreaking battle over natural resources, and a profound cultural conflict. Friday, Oct. 11th, 3:00pm, The Oxford Hotel Saturday, Oct. 12th, 8:30pm, Tower Theatre

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY Oregon Premiere Cullen Hoback, director (79m, USA, 2013) Examines the cost of so-called 'free' services and the continuing disappearance of online privacy. People may think they know what they give up when they click 'I Agree' on companies like Facebook and Google. When they see this documentary, they'll not only know they're wrong, but they'll be scared. And they should be. Friday, Oct. 11th, 8:00pm, Cascades Theatrical Company Saturday, Oct. 12th, 12:00pm, The Oxford Hotel

TINY: A STORY ABOUT LIVING SMALL

THE SIGNAL HILL SPEED RUN

Oregon Premiere

Mike Horelick & Jon Carnoy, writers/directors (87m, USA, 2013)

Merete Mueller, writer; Christopher Smith & Merete Mueller, directors (63m, USA, 2013) What is home? And how do we find it? TINY follows one couple’s attempt to build a “tiny house” from scratch, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into homes smaller than the average parking space. Through homes stripped down to their essentials, the film raises questions about good design, the nature of home, and the changing American Dream. Friday, Oct. 11th, 5:30pm, The Oxford Hotel Saturday, Oct. 12th, 6:00pm, Regal Old Mill

Oregon Premiere

It was 1975 and skateboarding was hugely popular when Jim O'Mahoney, head of the U.S. Skateboard Assn., got a call from the producer of ABC's television show, "The Guinness Book of World Records." The producer wanted to shoot a skateboarding event for the show. As a child, O'Mahoney begged his parents to drive fast over the steepest section of Hill Street, an almost 30-degree incline in Signal Hill. O'Mahoney told the TV producer he could create a downhill skateboarding race on the steep Signal Hill incline. So for the next four years Signal Hill was the site of some of skateboarding's hairiest races and most vicious wipeouts. The Signal Hill Speed Run, the world's first downhill skateboard race, also prompted several developments in the sport, including street luge racing, fully enclosed skate-cars and the introduction of women. The contestants in Signal Hill's downhill races remember them as wild, death-defying parties on wheels. Friday, Oct. 11th, 8:00pm, Regal Old Mill Saturday, Oct. 12th, 3:00pm, Tower Theatre


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VIRGIN TALES

WALTER

West Coast Premiere

World Premiere

Michelle Wannaz & Mirjam von Arx, writers; Mirjam von Arx, director (87m, Switzerland, 2013)

Hunter Weeks, director (83m, USA, 2013)

Evangelical Christians are calling out for a second sexual revolution: chastity! As a countermovement to the attitudes and practices of contemporary culture, one in eight girls in the U.S. today has vowed to remain "unsoiled" until marriage. But the seven children of Randy and Lisa Wilson, the Colorado Springs founders of the Purity Ball, take the concept one step further. They save even the first kiss for the altar. Thursday, Oct. 10th, 5:30pm, Regal Old Mill Friday, Oct. 11th, 6:00pm, Regal Old Mill

WHEN ALI CAME TO IRELAND West Coast Premiere

Inspired by a visit to “World’s Oldest Man,” Walter Breuning, Hunter Weeks and his fiancé Sarah, set out to meet the world’s oldest people, some of the last people born in the 1800s. Capturing the extraordinary lives of people 110 years or older, Walter sheds light on what’s truly important in life. Explore the stories of several living supercentenarians and connect with the inspiring lives of our elders and their lessons for living life right. Friday, Oct. 11th, 10:00am, Cascades Theatrical Company Saturday, Oct. 12th, 3:00pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Daniel Fickle, Mark Smith, writers; Daniel Fickle, director (7 min, USA, 2013) A love, a death, another death are reconciled in a subterranean world. Thursday, Oct. 10th, 5:00pm, Tower Theatre Friday, Oct. 11th, 8pm, The Oxford Hotel Saturday, Oct. 12th, 12:30pm, Tin Pan Theater

AMERICA 101 Pacific Northwest Premiere Richard Speight, Jr., writer/director (10m, USA, 2013) Patriotism is in full bloom when Our Man starts to salute the land of the free, but his homespun homage quickly collapses into a biting, beer-fueled tour through his pitiful past, lame present, and potentially dismal future, leaving his captive audience to decide -Ridiculous exaggeration? Sober social warning? Either way, one thing’s for sure: strange things are definitely afoot in this American life. Friday, Oct. 11th, 10:30am, Regal Old Mill Saturday, Oct. 12th, 3:00pm, Regal Old Mill

Ross Whitaker & Aideen O'Sullivan , directors (50m, Ireland, 2013) When Ali Came to Ireland captures the madcap week when legendary boxer Muhammad Ali went to fight in Ireland at the height of his career. Self proclaimed ‘World’s Strongest Publican’ Michael ‘Butty’ Sugrue pulled off a massive sporting coup in 1972 when he convinced Ali’s promoter that he was good for the $300k down-payment required to bring Ali to Ireland and then largely paid for proceedings in beer-stained bank notes. The trip had a huge impact on those Ali met and, some say, on the man himself. It is claimed that his view of white people softened after experiencing the adulation of the Irish. Friday, Oct. 11th, 12:30pm, Tower Theatre Saturday, Oct. 12th, 8:30pm, Regal Old Mill

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A HOUSE, A HOME

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BARE AS YOU BÉATRICE DARE: PORTLAND'S CORON'S DAILY WORLD NAKED BATTLES Pacific Northwest Premiere BIKE RIDE Ian McCluskey, director (17m, USA, 2013) Each year, thousands of Portlanders gather en masse, take off their clothes, and ride through the city streets. Since 2004, World Naked Bike Rides happen in more than 75 cities around the globe--but Portland, Oregon, hosts (by far) the largest. Assembling a quirky cast of first-time riders and event organizers, this light-hearted documentary takes viewers along on the world's largest naked bike ride. Friday, Oct. 11th, 6:00pm, Tin Pan Theater Saturday, Oct. 12th, 10:00am, Tower Theatre

James Stewart, director (7m, USA, 2013)

Béatrice Coron's Daily Battles is an art film about a work of art. Created in 3D, this short film brings a new dimension to the medieval papercut masterwork by New York Artist Béatrice Coron. Friday, Oct. 11th, 5:30pm, Tower Theatre Saturday, Oct. 12th, 5:30pm, Tin Pan Theater


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BRIGHTWOOD

BYRON'S THEME

FOOL'S DAY

Pacific Northwest Premiere

Pacific Northwest Premiere

Pacific Northwest Premiere

Pacific Northwest Premiere

LaDora Sella, writer; L. Gabriel Gonda, director (19m, USA, 2012)

Michael Grant Terry & Bennett Barbakow, writers; Bennett Barbakow, director (12m, USA, 2013)

Shane Snider & Cody Blue Snider, writers; Cody Blue Snider, director (19m, USA, 2013)

Kjell Kvanbeck, writer/director (9m, USA, 2013)

Sparrow, age 10, wakes one morning to find a nest of baby mice in her sock drawer. She takes them to her sanctuary in a rundown house in the forest. As she attempts to care for them, her need to find a family is revealed. Thursday, Oct. 10th, 5:30pm, Regal Old Mill

Nick, an introvert, lives his life inside a padded comfort zone. When he accidentally loses a tooth and confuses his girlfriend for her twin sister, Nick finds himself stranded on an existential journey. He is forced to confront who he is as a man, learning his most important lesson from his golden retriever, Byron. A love story (with a tail). Friday, Oct. 11th, 1:00pm, Tin Pan Theater Saturday, Oct. 12th, 9:30am, The Oxford Hotel

Fool's Day is a dark comedy about a 4th grade class that pulls an innocent April Fool's prank on their teacher...with disastrous results. Fearing jail time, they set out to cover up their crime before their D.A.R.E. officer shows up for his weekly lesson. Friday, Oct. 11th, 3:00pm, Regal Old Mill Saturday, Oct. 12th, 3:00pm, Tin Pan Theater

GOLDEN

Hank is a simple man, he has spent the last fifty years of his life with his loving wife Maria. He is unaccustomed to change and set in his routines. On the day of his fiftieth wedding anniversary, Hank arrives home to find that his beloved Maria has passed away. Unable to process the situation, Hank falls into his daily routines. A phone call from his daughter reminds Hank of the anniversary and he is determined to have one last perfect day with Maria. At dinner Hank comes to the realization that this behavior cannot continue forever and that it is time to say goodbye to his partner. Friday, Oct. 11th, 10:00am, Cascades Theatrical Company Saturday, Oct. 12th, 3:00pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School

BUTLER, WOMAN, MAN

DIGITAL DARKROOM

FOXED!

Pacific Northwest Premiere

Pacific Northwest Premiere

Michael Langan, writer/director (9m, USA, 2013)

Steven Kochones, director (26m, USA, 2011)

Nev Bezaire, writer; James Stewart & Nev Bezaire, director (5m, USA, 2013)

In a stately chateau somewhere in the Loire Valley, an elaborate masquerade unfolds as the inhabitants begin swapping roles with one another: A man becomes a butler, becomes a woman, becomes a man.

Explores the intersection of art and technology by examining the work of master artists who harness digital tools to alter reality. They push creative and technological boundaries to share their imaginations, redefining photography along the way. The film includes interviews, imagery and behind-the-scenes footage of American and European fine art photographers discussing their craft, their objectives and image-making in the 21st century.

Friday, Oct. 11th, 3:30pm, Regal Old Mill Saturday, Oct. 12th, 10:00am, Tin Pan Theater

Thursday, Oct. 10th, 8:30pm, Regal Old Mill Friday, Oct. 11th, 12:30pm, Regal Old Mill

Pacific Northwest Premiere

Emily has been Foxed! in this 3D stop-motion tale of fighting for what you believe in. Filmed in stunning 3D, Director James Stewart crafts a cautionary tale about child labor, growing up in an environment of parental control, and how children are often misunderstood in the eyes of their parents. Friday, Oct. 11th, 8:30pm, Regal Old Mill Saturday, Oct. 12th, 12:30pm, Regal Old Mill

GOOD MEN Pacific Northwest Premiere Brian Connors, writer/director (12m, USA, 2013) Two elderly men, long time friends and show business colleagues. On an afternoon before an Oscar party, they get into an argument over the Holocaust, the proposed mosque at ground zero and the conspiracy allegations surrounding the 9/11 attacks on The World Trade Center. Friday, Oct. 11th, 3:00pm, Cascades Theatrical Company


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GRAPE

HERD IN ICELAND

Daniel Stine, writer/director

Lindsay Blatt & Paul Taggart, director (28m, USA, 2013)

Pacific Northwest Premiere (29m, USA, 2013) A grieving winemaker, pondering the sale of his vineyard, receives an unexpected visitor one evening. He discovers that the disheveled young man faces life-altering decisions of his own, and over the course of an evening, the two forge a common bond. Once Grayson retires to bed, Tyler encounters a very different host, and is transported into a haunting journey that will give him a glimpse into the vineyard's history, as well as a hint of what fate holds in store for him. Friday, Oct. 11th, 3:30pm, Tin Pan Theater Saturday, Oct. 12th, 12:30pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Pacific Northwest Premiere

For over 1,000 years, Icelandic law has made it illegal to import horses. During the summer, they live a remote and wild existence, grazing in the highlands and raising their young. Every September, they are rounded up by local farmers and directed across the rugged terrain to reunite with their owners. It's a breathtaking tradition that unites the country. Herd In Iceland, a film by Lindsay Blatt and Paul Taggart, documents the annual horse round-up.

LIFE OF THE PARTY World Premiere

Gordon Asti, director (38m, USA, 2013) Life of the Party follows Jared Randell through a whirlwind of emotional challenges. It's an examination of the human condition and all of flawed glory. A very personal, gritty look at what it takes to forgive the one person that may be the hardest...yourself. Friday, Oct. 11th, 3:30pm, Tin Pan Theater Saturday, Oct. 12th, 12:30pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Friday, Oct. 11th, 12:30pm, The Oxford Hotel Saturday, Oct. 12th, 10:30am, Regal Old Mill

THE MERCANTILE West Coast Premiere

Brian Bolster, director (16m, USA, 2013) Nestled in a remote mountain valley at the front door of Montana's Glacier National Park, the historic Polebridge Mercantile dutifully endures as one of the last outposts of its kind in the American West. The Mercantile steps into the working lives of Flannery Coats and Stuart Reswig, the young couple whose search for the ideal marriage location yielded the most unforeseen challenges of their lives - proprietorship and preservation of a century old, unchanged business enterprise in a modern and ever-changing world. Friday, Oct. 11th, 10:00am, Tower Theatre Saturday, Oct. 12th, 5:30pm, Regal Old Mill

MIKLAT (SHELTER) West Coast Premiere

HELIO CENTRIC

World Premiere – Bend Filmmaker Mark Lindow, director (29m, USA, 2013) Follows seven high school students from Oregon as they build and ultimately race the first, mostly carbon fiber, solar car in the 2012 Winston Solar Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Thursday, Oct. 10th, 6:00pm, Regal Old Mill Friday, Oct. 11th, 5:30pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Rita Leistner, director (14m, USA, 2013)

MATANZA West Coast Premiere Morse Bicknell , writer; Gregory Wagrowski, director (23m, USA, 2013) A weekend camping trip starts out happily for a group of New Mexico college kids. But a shadow falls across the idyllic setting in the form of two outsiders: a troubled kid brother and a reckless but dangerously charming older cousin. The dynamics among the campers grow increasingly unstable, ultimately coalescing into an undertow of manipulation and cruelty that threatens to drag the weekend to nightmarish depths. Friday, Oct. 11th, 1:00pm, Tin Pan Theater Saturday, Oct. 12th, 9:30am, The Oxford Hotel

Miklat ( The Hebrew word for “shelter”) is a poetic and formally original film that explores the roles bomb shelters play in the lives of ordinary Israelis. Merging still images with motion portraits and first person narration, Miklat raises questions about boundaries— personal, formal and geographic— and, ultimately, how we look upon “the other,” inside and beyond the constructed landscapes of conflict. Friday, Oct. 11th, 3:00pm, The Oxford Hotel Saturday, Oct. 12th, 8:30pm, Tower Theatre

THE MORNING AFTER Pacific Northwest Premiere David Renaud & Meg Gifford, writers; David Renaud, director (15m, USA, 2013) Mae is surprised to wake up in her best friend Lisa's guest room, naked in bed with sexy stranger. She is eager to put the night behind her but can this perceptive and playful mystery man convince Mae that sometimes you have to wake up to find the man of your dreams? Friday, Oct. 11th, 8:00pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School Saturday, Oct. 12th, 12:30pm, Cascades Theatrical Company


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O PACOTE Oregon Premiere Rafael Aidar, writer/director (19m, Brazil, 2013) At a new school Leandro and Jefferson form an instant attachment and soon realize that theirs is no ordinary friendship. But young Jeff has something to tell. If they want to be together there's one irreversible thing Leandro must deal with. Something that, unfortunately, is a part of the package. Friday, Oct. 11th, 1:00pm, Tin Pan Theater Saturday, Oct. 12th, 9:30am, The Oxford Hotel

OVERPASS LIGHT BRIGADE

PROJECT CENSORED PROMISED LAND THE MOVIE: ENDING THE Pacific Northwest Premiere

West Coast Premiere Dusan Harminc & Matt Mullins, writers/directors (6m, USA, 2013)

REIGN OF JUNK FOOD NEWS

Overpass Light Brigade tells the story behind Wisconsin's Holders of the Lights using innovative timelapse photography and interviews with founding members and other activists. The film showcases OLB's simple, beautiful approach to performance art and action. It beckons any who want to creatively join public discourse and voice concerns an elitist political system clamors to quiet. Friday, Oct. 11th, 10:00am, Regal Old Mill Saturday, Oct. 12th, 8:00pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Pacific Northwest Premiere Christopher Oscar & Doug Hecker, directors (35m, USA, 2013) Determined to break the grip of junk food news on the American people, two California fathers uncover the corporate media’s true agenda. This film takes an in-depth look at what is wrong with the news media in the US today and highlights the work of 37 year, veteran media democracy organization, Project Censored (PC). This film features original interviews about PC and media censorship. As Howard Zinn says “We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” Thursday, Oct. 10th, 6:00pm, Regal Old Mill Friday, Oct. 11th, 5:30pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Justin Marshall, writer; Joe Turner Lin, director (20m, USA, 2013)

Three generations of unsustainable development have transformed the future environment into an almost total wasteland. Refugees from the future have found a way to return to the past, but the impact on present-day resources and fear of these “immigrants” has led to the formation of citizen watch groups, who are determined to stop these time-travelers at any cost. Jackson, the teenaged son of one of these bounty hunters, is enlisted into his first patrol—eventually forcing him into a brutal choice between his father’s principles and his own sense of humanity. Friday, Oct. 11th, 8:00pm, Cascades Theatrical Company Saturday, Oct. 12th, 12:00pm, The Oxford Hotel

OBIT

PASS(ED) NOTES

RUNNING BLIND

Pacific Northwest Premiere

World Premiere

Pacific Northwest Premiere

Geetha Reddy, Writer; Brian Tolle, director (11m, USA, 2013)

Alison Hiatt & Kris Jones, writers/directors (18m, USA, 2013)

Ryan Suffern, director (32m, USA, 2013)

As Liz writes an obituary she coaxes her father, Henry, to take part in the hopes it will help his memory loss. But the exercise further confuses Henry, producing feelings of guilt and shame as he reflects on his failures as a father. Unable to cope with the future, he escapes from Liz's reality into ours.

The passing of notes between school friends is fast becoming a thing of the past with today's technologies. However, the filmmakers find that many adults have kept stashes of notes from their school years. Pass(ed) Notes explores the gap between reminiscence and reality as people react to what they wrote thirty or more years ago. The film is a fun romp down memory lane and shows the special bound of friendship and memories built through handwritten, passed notes.

Friday, Oct. 11th, 12:30pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School Saturday, Oct. 12th, 10:00am, Regal Old Mill

Thursday, Oct. 10th, 8:30pm, Regal Old Mill Friday, Oct. 11th, 12:30pm, Regal Old Mill

Running Blind is the story of EJ Scott, who last year set out to run 12 marathons in 12 states for charity, all blindfolded! EJ suffers from a rare degenerative eye disease called Choroideremia, and several years ago, he was diagnosed as legally blind. EJ’s journey while running these marathons is an inspiring tale of strength overcoming adversity, and it’s ultimately a reminder that one person can indeed make a difference, no matter the cause. Thursday, Oct. 10th, 6:00pm, Regal Old Mill Friday, Oct. 11th, 5:30pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School


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STALLED

Meghan Gardiner, writer; Shannon Kohli, director (16m, Canada, 2013) The entire script of Stalled has been pieced together solely using real quotes found in women’s washrooms across North America. What was shocking to discover was while there were several humorous quotations, there were countless pleas for help. The pleas are what make up this short film. The story centers on THE JANITOR, a woman in her seventies. As she enters each stall, she becomes the woman who wrote the words on the walls. Friday, Oct. 11th, 1:00pm, Regal Old Mill Saturday, Oct. 12th, 5:30pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School

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TIME TRAVELERS Pacific Northwest Premiere

Joseph Christiana, writer/director (30m, USA, 2013) When chance reunites two childhood friends and old contentions are drudged to the surface, one tries to convince the other to take a pill that would enable him to travel through time. The result is a warping of perception for the characters and a deconstruction of film narrative for the audience. A lushly photographed work of microcinema that pays homage to a time-honored genre, while pushing its limits.

TWENTY EIGHT FEET: LIFE ON A LITTLE WOODEN BOAT United States Premiere

Kevin A. Fraser, director (9m, Canada, 2013) Twenty Eight Feet: Life on a Little Wooden Boat follows a young man who has given up many luxuries in life to find out what truly makes him happy. Friday, Oct. 11th, 5:30pm, The Oxford Hotel Saturday, Oct. 12th, 6:00pm, Regal Old Mill

Friday, Oct. 11th, 3:30pm, Tin Pan Theater

TYROLEAN RIVIERA

Pacific Northwest Premiere Tatiana von Furstenberg, writer/ director (13 min, Austrian Alps, 2013) The hills are alive with the sound of deception…. shot in the tradition of a vintage holiday postcard, Tyrolean Riviera tells the story of an overly confident jet setter, who delights in his own charm, and weaves a web of untruths to attract beautiful women to pay his way. Friday, Oct. 11th, 6:00pm, Regal Old Mill Saturday, Oct. 12th, 12:30pm, Tower Theatre

WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: THE FILM THE TRIAL OF BEN BARRY Shea E. Butler, writer/director. Based on the play CR-99448, Written by Aaron Iverson (33m, USA, 2012) The Trial of Ben Barry explores the reunion of an estranged father and son after twenty years. The son, in and out of prison his whole life but now a changed man, returns home to help his elderly father face up to the mistakes of his past – including the killing of a voter’s rights organizer 35 years earlier – leading to both men’s reconciliation, redemption and salvation. Saturday, Oct. 12th, 12:30pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School

TWENTY BUCKS

TWO PEOPLE HE NEVER SAW

Pacific Northwest Premiere

West Coast Premiere

Jesus Beltran, writer/director (15m, USA, 2013)

John McNulty, writer; Kevin Corrigan & Marcel Simoneau, directors (19 min, USA, 2013)

An unemployed single dad struggles to raise his kid right until a confrontation with a neighbor goes wrong. Friday, Oct. 11th, 8:00pm, Regal Old Mill Saturday, Oct. 12th, 3:00pm, Tower Theatre

Two People He Never Saw is a conversation between two men at a bar in 1944. One of them shares that the only thing he'd care to do for Christmas is to take two people he's never seen out to a fine dinner. A short story by John McNulty that first appeared in The New Yorker in 1944. The project is inspired by all of John McNulty's writings, his contemporaries James Thurber, Joseph Mitchell and old NYC saloon culture. Friday, Oct. 11th, 8:00pm, Tower Theatre Saturday, Oct. 12th, 8:00pm, Cascades Theatrical Company

Pacific Northwest Premiere Steven Kochones, director (37m, USA, 2012) Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film explores the groundbreaking collaborations between photographers and musicians who created some of the most enduring images in rock and roll history. From the early 1950s through the present, the film tells the stories behind the photos and takes viewers on a visual journey through the many eras of rock and roll. Powerful imagery and insightful commentary give viewers a unique glimpse into photography's impact on the ever-changing-but everlasting-culture of rock and roll. Friday, Oct. 11th, 12:30pm, Tower Theatre Saturday, Oct. 12th, 8:30pm, Regal Old Mill


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BACKYARD West Coast Premiere Deia Schlosberg, writer/director Montana State University (28m, USA, 2013) Backyard is a documentary that tells the stories of five people in four states, all with very different backgrounds and perspectives, but all at odds with the natural gas extraction occurring around them. Despite their differences, unnerving similarities emerge from their shared experiences of the massive unseen entity that is “the industry.” Brief, animated interludes remind us to ask the bigger picture questions as well. Thursday, Oct. 10th, 8:30pm, Regal Old Mill Friday, Oct. 11th, 12:30pm, Regal Old Mill

SAHASI CHORI (BRAVE GIRL)

CHICKEN OR THE EGG

FORTISSIMO

Oregon Premiere

West Coast Premiere

Erin Galey & Antoinette Mullins, writers; Erin Galey, director New York University, Tisch School Of The Arts, Asia (20m, Nepal, India, 2013)

Christine Kim and Elaine Wu, writers/directors Ringling College of Art and Design (4m, USA, 2013)

Maxwell Nicoll & Matt Stephenson, writers; Noah Wagner, director New York University's Tisch School of the Arts (14m, USA, 2013)

A 13-year-old Nepali girl leaves her Himalayan village with her brother’s friend to find employment in the city. But Krishna, who promised her family he’d watch out for her, takes Bhumika across the border to India, where he intends to use her as currency in a devil’s bargain. At a life-changing crossroads, Bhumika is forced to choose what she’s willing to sacrifice for the good of both her family, and his. Friday, Oct. 11th, 10:00am, The Oxford Hotel Saturday, Oct. 12th, 3:30pm, Regal Old Mill

THE BOY SCOUT

Trapped in their car for days after an unexpected snowstorm strands them on a remote mountain road during an impromptu trip, Grant and Leah confront a life-or-death choice: with another storm on the way, should they stay or should they go? Friday, Oct. 11th, 5:30pm, Cascades Theatrical Company Saturday, Oct. 12th, 6:00pm, Tower Theatre

An offbeat romantic comedy about a pig who has an EGGdiction to eating eggs. But when he falls in love with the hottest chicken in town, he must choose what comes first... the Chicken or the Egg. Thursday, Oct. 10th, 8:30pm, Tower Theatre Friday, Oct. 11th, 10:30am, Tin Pan Theater Friday, Oct. 11th, 5:30pm, Regal Old Mill Saturday, Oct. 12th, 5:30pm, Cascades Theatrical Company

World Premiere

A world-renowned mime in his prime, Stanley Farkas has been reduced to competing for attention alongside noisy street performers. He's ready to give up and throw away the only thing he's ever loved until he meets Daisy - a young girl with a magical ability to produce sound with her every touch - and his life is changed forever. Friday, Oct. 11th, 8:30pm, Tin Pan Theater Saturday, Oct. 12th, 10:00am, McMenamins Old St. Francis School

FOR THE BIRDS

Pacific Northwest Premiere Patrick Brooks, writer/director University of California, Los Angeles (14m, USA, 2013)

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United States Premiere

BUG PEOPLE Oregon Premiere Paul Meyers, writer/director Stanford University (15m, USA, 2013) In this playful essay film, the filmmaker investigates our culture's discomfort with all things many-legged. Friday, Oct. 11th, 3:00pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School Saturday, Oct. 12th, 1:00pm, Regal Old Mill

Tara Atashgah, writer/director Brooks Institute (14m, USA, 2013) Inspired by a true story, For The Birds follows a young Iranian girl as she is taken to the gallows to be wrongfully executed. It is in her last moments that she realizes her fate lies in the hands of the surrounding townspeople. Friday, Oct. 11th, 3:00pm, Tower Theatre Saturday, Oct. 12th, 10:00am, Cascades Theatrical Company

HEART Stephanie Hough and William Taylor Turner, writers; Stephanie Hough, director The Northwest Film Center (20m, USA, 2013) Brothers Jonas and Kevin Kierkowzki struggle to navigate their grief over the death of their younger brother. The brothers process their grief in two distinctly opposite ways. Jonas is cold, reptilian and isolated, Kevin is wild, chaotic and self-destructive. Their shared boyfriend, Benjamin Walters, helps them through their journey as the Kierkowzki family reunion looms. Friday, Oct. 11th, 1:00pm, Tin Pan Theater Saturday, Oct. 12th, 9:30am, The Oxford Hotel


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Pacific Northwest Premiere

Pacific Northwest Premiere

Becca Friedman, director UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism (23m, USA, 2013)

Lisanne Sartor, writer/director AFI Directing Workshop for Women (17m, USA, 2013)

Past Their Prime takes a look at the world of geriatric zoo animal care, through Colo--the oldest living gorilla in captivity--on her 55th birthday celebration. Be it arthritis, heart disease, or decaying dental health, animals and humans have a lot in common when faced with mortality and aging.

An unlikely mom is forced to confront her young son's autism after an unexpected encounter with one of her johns. Friday, Oct. 11th, 12:30pm, Cascades Theatrical Company Saturday, Oct. 12th, 8:00pm, Tin Pan Theater

Thursday, Oct. 10th, 8:30pm, Regal Old Mill Friday, Oct. 11th, 12:30pm, Regal Old Mill

THERE IS NO GOD AND WE ALL DIE ALONE World Premiere Harrison Givens and Ross Marian, writers; Harrison Givens, director Chapman University (21m, USA, 2013)

Follow a young man named Henry Fleetwood who, after the death of his father, embarks on a whimsical journey to find the meaning of the life and conquer his fear of death. Along the way, he enlists the help of his scientifically-minded exgirlfriend and her new man-child lover, attempts to hastily find love in a dive-bar, becomes wrapped up in a cosmic coincidence, and comes face to face with his worst fear: Death itself. Friday, Oct. 11th, 10:00am, McMenamins Old St. Francis School Saturday, Oct. 12th, 8:00pm, Regal Old Mill

Frank Groundwater, president April Munks, secretary Kim Cooper Findling James Foster Michael Gough Karen Koppel Gina McClard Pam Paget-Wakefield

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Cristy Lanfri Romy Mortensen Karen Anderson Dottie Ashley Patti Carlson Colleen Dougherty Amy Fratzke Julie Gregory Juli Hamdan

SILK Pacific Northwest Premiere Catherine Dent & Eyal Alony, writers; Catherine Dent, director AFI Directing Workshop for Women (17m, USA, 2013)

Oscar-nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo plays Rani whose family gives her away in marriage, to settle a debt, at the age of 11. Now a somber, middle-aged woman working in the garment industry, living with a husband she never loved, Rani encounters a group of brazen young women and seizes a unique opportunity to reclaim her life taken so long ago. Thursday, Oct. 10th, 8:00pm, Regal Old Mill Saturday, Oct. 12th, 3:00pm, Cascades Theatrical Company

SWEET, SWEET COUNTRY Pacific Northwest Premiere Dehanza Rogers, writer/director University of California, Los Angeles (19m, USA, 2013)

Living in a small Southern town, 20 year-old refugee Ndizeye struggles to support not only herself, but the family she left behind in a Kenyan refugee camp. Her struggle becomes so much more when her family literally shows up at her doorstep. Friday, Oct. 11th, 1:00pm, Tin Pan Theater Saturday, Oct. 12th, 9:30am, The Oxford Hotel

Sue Hollern

VISIONS OF MY MOTHER

Pamela Hulse Andrews RenĂŠ Mitchell

West Coast Premiere Alex Budman, director School of Visual Arts (6m, Canada, 2013)

Craig Moore

Murdered in the Holocaust, Pinchas lost his entire family. Despite a photographic memory, he has no physical documentation of them. But he remembers his mother’s recipes, creating a tangible connection to the memory of his family in more joyful times.

Ben Perle

Thursday, Oct. 10th, 8:30pm, Regal Old Mill Friday, Oct. 11th, 12:30pm, Regal Old Mill

Martha Murray

Bob Reininger Kaari Vaughn Jody Ward


THE CREW

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FESTIVAL TEAM Festival Director: Orit Schwartz Office Manager: Lisa Koch Office Support: Erica Boismenu, Kate Gronemyer, Kaari Vaughn A/V Manager: Matthew Hand Film Trafficking Manager: Yancy Faulkner Accounting: Amy Hargis Festival Financial Manager: Kate Bailey Volunteer Manager: Karen Koppel Box Office Managers: Nate Wyeth, Erica Boismenu Future Filmmakers: Jim Foster, Judy Shasek Guest Service Manager: Pamela Hulse-Andrews Public Relations: Henry Eshelman , Linda Fricke-Cookie Quon, Sarah Beal Williamson Media Liaisons: Dottie Ashley, René Mitchell Graphic Artists: Esther Gray, Martha Murray, Jennifer Hornstein, Ban Tat (coordinator) The Hub Managers: Martha Murray, Kaari Vaughn, Beth Davies Merchandise Manager: Pam Paget-Wakefield Panel Consultant: Dane Allan Smith Panel Coordinator: Brenda Ambrose Balloting Manager: Debbie Pickens Pantenburg Cascade Theatrical Company Manager: Irene Cooper McMenamins Manager: Fletcher Chamberlin Oxford Manager: John Nelson Regal Old Mill Manager: Alicia England Mann Tin Pan Theater Managers: James Foster, Jared Rasic, Mindy Soules Tower Theatre Managers: Fawn and Matt Sybrant Website & on-line ticketing: Lisa Koch, Nate Wyeth Festival Photographers: Steven Addington, Karen Cammack, Justin Earl, Barb Gonzalez, Tina Ellis Logistics: Jack Nicklaw Social Networking Team: SweetPea Cole, Steven Decker Party Coordinators: Mint Events, Stephanie Anderson Stroup, Jim Bailey, Kaari Vaughn, Courtney Latham, Barbara Dolezal Club SIN @ Cafe Sintra hosted by: John Gottberg Anderson, Yanick Fluhmann, Garry Todd, Manuel dos Santos Founder: Katie Merritt Founding President: Jean Wood

BENDFILM SELECTIONS COMMITTEE Jacob Agatucci, Brenda Ambrose, Tom Barry, Yoleen Faerber, Jim Foster, Julie Furnas, Maribeth Harris, Else Kerkmann, Benjamin Kinzer, Ferd Lagos, Alicia Mann, Rachel Miller, Katie Montana, Kim Mortenson, Tim Noble, Liana Ottaviano, Pam Paget-Wakefiield, Wyndee Phillips, Jared Rasic, Eric Schusterman, Cary Schwarz, Krissi Smalling, Mindy Soules, Laura Walker, Ed Weiland, Peter Werner, Melanie Widmer, Sid Widmer

VOLUNTEERS: BendFilm is powered by you, the BendFilm Volunteers. Without you there simply is no BendFilm. To the hundreds of volunteers who give their time, talent and energy, we thank you and the community thanks you!!

SPECIAL THANKS: This festival would not be possible without all of the incredible people who come together to make BendFilm a reality year after year!!!! And to thank just a few… Thank you to our Board of Directors & Advisory Committee for all your support! To Paul, René & the entire amazingly creative team at tbd. Our PR team, Dottie, Henry, Linda & Sarah, thank you for taking BendFilm to the next level! To Matt & his crew at Hand in Hand Productions for working tirelessly to insure the best quality possible for all our screenings. To Aaron, Ban & the entire staff at the Source for putting together this fantastic guide. To the Smart Solutions team who build and maintain our kickass website. Huge thank you to Esther, for creating the awesome BendFilm logo & designing lots of material for us these past few months to help maintain and grow the BendFilm brand! To Debbie, Brenda & all the best second set of eyes someone can wish for, thank you for proofing everything over and over and over again. To Lisa, for truly being an awesome addition to the team this year! And as always, to Kaari for being on top of it all. Jim & Judy, for all their work with Future Filmmakers. Pamela, for her brainchild of INDE Women for Independent Film and the great group of women who have come together for a second year to make this fundraiser a success! Our party coordinators: Mint Events, Stephanie Anderson Stroup, Jim Bailey, Courtney Latham, Barbara Dolezal. And the biggest thank you to Katie Merritt who had the genius idea to start a film festival in our beautiful city! And a HUGE thank you to Brooks Resources, The Starview Foundation, and all of our loyal sponsors without whom we could not have continued and come to our 10th year!! Last, but certainly not least, to the entire community of Central Oregon for attending and making BendFilm a success. Enjoy the show!

FILMMAKERS ATTENDING BENDFILM The following filmmakers have indicated they will be attending this year’s BendFilm Festival. Many times, attending filmmakers are present for a Q&A sessions at the conclusion of their films. Please welcome them all to the festival! A House, A Home, Short Competition Daniel Fickle, writer, director, editor; Mark Smith, writer, producer, production designer; Adam Selzer & Adam Shearer, composers; Meredith Adelaide, actor; Alialujah Choir: Adam Shearer (vocals, guitar), Adam Selzer (vocals, guitar), Meredith Adelaide (vocals, piano), Ben Nugent (drums/ percussion) Antarctica: A Year on Ice, Documentary Competition Anthony Powell, director, producer, photographer; Christine Powell. 2nd unit, co-star, field assistant

Matanza, Short Competition Morse Bicknell, writer; Gregory Wagrowski, director Meth Head, Narrative Competition Jane Clark, writer/director/editor The Morning After, Short Competition David Renaud, writer/director; Mia Renaud, executive producer Obit, Short Competition Geetha Reddy, Writer Pass(ed) Notes, Short Competition Alison Hiatt & Kris Jones, writers/directors Past Their Prime, Student Short Competition Becca Friedman, director

Backyard, Student Short Competition Deia Schlosberg, writer/director

A Picture of You, Narrative Competition JP Chan, writer/director; Jo Mei, writer/actor

Bare As You Dare: Portland's World Naked Bike Ride, Short Competition Ian McCluskey, director Bending Steel, Documentary Competition Ryan Scafuro, co-writer/producer/ cinematographer

Project Censored The Movie: Ending The Reign of Junk Food News, Short Competition Christopher Oscar & Doug Hecker, writers/ producers/directors; Richard & Janet Oscar, executive producers; Andy Roth, associate director of the media literacy program, project censored:

Bug People, Student Short Competition Paul Meyers, writer/director

Putzel, Narrative Competition Rick A. Moore, writer/producer

BUOY, Narrative Competition Steven Doughton, writer/director

Running Blind, Short Competition Ryan Suffern, director

Byron's Theme, Short Competition Michael Grant Terry, writer/producer/actor

Sahasi Chori (Brave Girl), Student Short Competition Erin Galey, writer/director

Calloused Hands, Narrative Competition Hans Howes, actor

The Signal Hill Speed Run, Documentary Competition Mike Horelick, writer/director

Digital Darkroom, Short Competition Steven Kochones, director

Silk, Student Short Competition Catherine Dent, writer/director

Digital Dharma: One Man's Mission to Save a Culture, Documentary Competition Dafna Yachin, director

Six Letter Word, Student Short Competition Lisanne Sartor, writer/director; Dakota Sunseri, associate producer

Don't Shout Too Loud, Documentary Competition Courtney D. Campbell, director; John Petrina, editor; Tom Jones, Location Production Manager

Somewhere Slow, Narrative Competition Jeremy O'Keefe, writer/director; Lauren Schneider, actor

Farah Goes Bang, Narrative Competition Laura Goode, writer/producer; Meera Menon, writer/director For the Birds, Student Short Competition Tara Atashgah, writer/director; Jonathan Ward, associate producer; Daniel Rink, Cinematographer; Kevin Huang, camera operator; Tony Calvis, post-production supervisor; Chervine Namani, actor; Nazli K Lou, actor Fortissimo, Student Short Competition Noah Wagner, director Golden, Short Competition Kjell Kvanbeck, writer/director; Lora Kvanbeck, production assistant

The Mercantile, Short Competition Brian Bolster, director The Trial Of Ben Barry, Short Competition Shea E. Butler, writer/producer/director The Truth About Emanuel, Narrative Competition Francesca Gregorini, writer/director/producer There Is No God And We All Die Alone, Student Short Competition

Harrison Givens, writer/director; Chris Voss, actor TINY: A Story About Living Small, Documentary Competition

Merete Mueller, writer/director; Christopher Smith, director

Grape, Short Competition Daniel Stine, writer/director; Ryan Bosc, assistant director

Twenty Bucks, Short Competition Jesus Beltran, writer/director; Larissa Eisenstein, Producer

Hank and Asha, Narrative Competition Julia Morrison, writer; James E. Duff, writer/director

Two People He Never Saw, Short Competition Marcel Simoneau, director, May Oishi-Simoneau, Production Manager

Heart, Student Short Competition Stephanie Hough, writer/director; Taylor Turner, writer

Tyrolean Riviera, Short Competition Tatiana von Furstenberg, writer/director/producer

Helio Centric, Short Competition Mark Lindow, director; Wendy FitzHenry, associate producer; Tom Stueve, associate producer/solar car advisor; Anthony Keba & Nate Darlington, composers; Jon Vevia, musician; Members of the Oregon High School Solar Car Team

Walter, Documentary Competition Hunter Weeks, director; Sarah E. Hall, producer

I'm Harry Clark, Narrative Competition Mickey Blaine, writer/director/producer/ actor; Nicole Blaine, producer/actor Life of the Party, Short Competition Gordon James Asti, writer/director; J. Adam Moreno, Producer; Caleb Neetand & Sarah McDermott, actors

Visions Of My Mother, Student Short Competition Alex Budman, director Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film, Short Competition Steven Kochones, director ** Please note all confirmed filmmakers attending are subject to change!


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FUTURE FILMMAKERS

BENDFILM KIDS Proudly sponsored by

Proudly sponsored by Sponsored by Dan and Priscilla Wieden on behalf of Caldera

Friday, Oct. 11, 5:30pm

With Shorts Block! 2013 Future Filmmaker winner "The Audition" at McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Deschutes Public Library hosted this year’s BendFilm’s Future Filmmakers screenings at the Downtown Bend Library on Saturday, September 7th. The presentation showcased many of the young filmmakers who were on hand to answer questions about their submissions. The program was free and open to the public. The BendFilm Future Filmmakers program encourages youth to share their voices and talents through moving pictures. Founded in 2006, now in its eighth year, Future Filmmakers was founded by Michelle Alvarado of Wahoo Films and has grown to become a very popular part of the festival. This screening shows the results of the Central Oregon student video contest and is opened to grades 5 through 12. Showcasing films of one to five minutes made in the last year. Audience vote determines winners for each competition, who receive a cash prize. The juried winner of the 2013 BendFilm Future Filmmakers contest will be showing along side official selections in this year’s main festival on Friday, Oct. 11th, 5:30pm, at McMenamins Old St. Francis School !!

Coordinators: James Foster Matt Hand Erica Boismenu Mindy Soules

Sunday, Oct. 13, Noon, McMenamins Admission FREE We are thrilled to have award winning Portland-based Sisbro Studios on board again this year to screen one of their high quality nature films for kids. Their creations are known for being clever, funny and lovely. This year BendFilm presents multi award winning film Stranger in the Woods. Journey deep into the winter woods and meet two snowdrifts, Pierre (who speaks with a bad French accent) and his friend Janine (a singer at heart). Together, Pierre and Janine will introduce you to their forest friends and reminisce about the time when a friendly stranger came to visit. Watch as live video blends with award-winning photography from the children's book Stranger in the Woods, by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick, to tell the magical tale of animals reacting to a snowman who appears after a winter storm. Introducing the film & leading fun activities please join Robin Crank Johnson of River Song School. A non-profit providing a nurturing, individually tailored educational experience. The joy of learning inspires each child's unique curiosity and creativity. Strong academic fundamentals are interwoven with art, music, movement and global curriculum to create a foundation for lifelong learning. http://www.bendriversongschool.org

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Be sure to bring your children to this free BendFilm event & join us for an interactive good time. McMenamins offers great snacks at the theatre, including popcorn, pizza, burgers and sodas. Sister/brother creative team of Laura Sams & Robert Sams of Sisbro Studios founded Sisbro Studios in 2001, with a dream to create highquality films, books, educational media and curriculum that help people discover the natural world. Laura and Rob noticed a real need for better family and children's programming, so they set out to create stories so clever, funny, beautiful and catchy that people can't help but share them again and again. http://www.sisbro.com

CURRENT MEMBERS

Jurors:

INDIE FAN:

Michelle Haynes Alvarado

Anne Abing-Ablao, Susan Asti, Bill & Darby Burton, Ron Carlson, Carol

Katy Elliott

Cavoretto, Rebecca Charlton, Ron Clarke, Kim Cooper Findling, Terrie Cress

Isaac Peterson

Sargent, Cecilie & Rick Cuddihy, Kay Dickey, Judy Duncan, JoAnn Engel, James

Alicia Leonard Vickery

Fasano, James Foster, Susan Foster, Traci Furtado, Larry Gabie, Ray Gertler, Beth Guthrie, Laurel Haas, Ari Halpern, Sally Harada, Mollie Hogan, Rick &

Juror Award Winners:

Cindy Jolley, Carl Kent, Gloria Kent, Diane Kirpach, jenny kneece, Shay Knorr,

Winner: Makenzie Hice, “The Audition”

Linda Knowlton, Karen Koppel, Jay Korinek, Mary Ann Kruse, Leila Lovdale,

1st Runner up: Natalie & Lauren Meier, “Summer Bully”

Ann Mace, Courtney MacMillan, James Mahoney, Sarah Mason, Scott Mason,

2nd Runner up: Benjie Higgins, “The Hat”

Mary Meador, Judith Miller, Patricia Moreland, Aleta Nissen, Vicki O'Keefe, Stan Oliver, Leslie O'Meara, Carolyn Payne, Doug Peck, Karen Peck, David Peterson, Sally Pressler, Lura Reed, Sarah Resor, Hettie Rosbach, Gordon Rosenberg,

Audience Award Winners:

Martha Samco, Helen Seidler, Kimberly S Smith, Loren Smith, Melinda Soules, Billye

Winner: Morgan Tien, “Woodward Experience”

Turner, Wes & Kaye Waldron, Valerie Warren, Ellen Waterston, PIa Wennerth, Sheila

1st Runner up: Cooper Anderson, “The Choice”

Wilton, John & Pam Womack, Dawn Yamada, Laurel Yocom

2nd Runner up: Makenzie Hice, “The Audition” * Audience Award donated by Mindy Soules & James Foster

INDIE LOVER: Katherine Alpaugh, Brenda Ambrose, Karen Anderson, Marcy Anhaltzer, Talena Barker, Bo Baumgartner, Joe Benim, Ramona Bieber, Carmen Borg, Shelley Cline,


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BENDFILM MEMBERS

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WHY JOIN BENDFILM Your support to BendFilm is crucial to our longevity and success. It allows us to showcase films and share stories you would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience. Celebrate the passionate voice of independent film by becoming a member of BendFilm and enjoy special member benefits all year long. Our levels of BendFilm membership with benefits include:

INDIE FAN - $50 $40 with Senior Discount 65+ • • • • •

Receive BendFilm special announcements Recognition in festival guide Members-only ticket presale BendFilm Sticker Use of BendFilm's amazing lending library

INDIE LOVER - $100 $75 with Senior Discount 65+ All of the benefits of the Indie Fan, plus... • Member-only pass presale days • Two film tickets for upcoming festival

INDIE ARTIST - $200 All of the benefits of the Indie Lover, plus... • Four additional film tickets for upcoming festival (six total) • 25% off BendFilm gear

INDIE STAR - $500 All of the benefits of the Indie Artist, plus... • One Full Festival pass

INDIE PRODUCER - $1000 All of the benefits of the Indie Star, plus... • One additional Full Festival pass (2 total) • Signed commemorative poster

INDIE DIRECTOR - $2,500

Wanna be a filmmaker or just look like one?

All of the benefits of the Indie Producer, plus... • Two additional Full Festival passes (4 total) • Invitation to exclusive Filmmaker Party

Come on over to the HUB (next to the Tower Theatre) and pick out some cool threads.

INDIE BENEFACTOR MEMBERSHIP - $5,000

BendFilm Members receive 25% off* regular price and  everyone can shop our Vintage Collection at 50% off or more.

All of the benefits of the Indie Director, plus... • Four additional Full Festival passes (8 total) • Swag Bag of BendFilm gear and other gifts.

* For members at the $200 level or more The Downtown Bend Business Association, in collaboration with BendFilm procured a window display competition to let the residents of Bend, the tourists, and the filmmakers know how proud we are of the BendFilm Festival. The displays were unveiled during the October BendFilm First Friday & will be on display throughout the festival weekend. Please go check out the following storefronts!!

BendFilm is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your membership is tax deductible.

CURRENT MEMBERS Suellen Curkendall, Judith Deimel, Patei Dittman, Carl & Anita Elliott, DNR Medical PC Elliott-Mullens, Frank Fleetham, Daniel Fohrman, Diane Franzi, Pat Fulton, LaVerda Gallagher, Jan Gifford, Michael Gough, Michele/Andy Higgins, Debra Hinman, Kristin Kovalik, Brad Lemmon, Roger Mathus, Virgina Northcote, Pamela Paget-Wakefield, Holly Polis, Francesca Roveda, Ralph Saunders, Diane Seals, Barbara & Chris Secor, Linda Skibinski, Alice Sole, Tyler Speed, Thomas Tetzlaff, INDIE ARTIST:

Cowgirl Cash featuring artist Sara Carson from Blue Daffodil Feather's Edge featuring artist Esther Gray Foot Zone featuring artist Nathan Gray Hot Box Betty *

Lisa Bertalan, Hope Biber, Kristin Fish, Carol Hampton, Sheri Hilton, Lori and

John Paul Design featuring artists John & Amy Castaño

Peter King, Linda Kurtz, Steve Marrow, Gina Mcclard, April Munks, Lynne Owens,

Lulu's featuring artist Leah Cassidy

Joanne Richter, Lisa Bertalan,

North Soles featuring artist Lisa Sipe

INDIE STAR:

Red Chair Gallery *

Tina Borders, John Brooks, Elizabeth Eiting, Amy Fratzke, Frank Groundwater,

Rescue Consignment *

Judy McCoy, Richard Ross

Tower Theatre *

INDIE PRODUCER: Diana Tomseth

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BendFilm 2013 Guide  

Guide to the 2013 BendFilm Festival.