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2022 BendFilm Festival. In-Person Oct. 6-9 || Virtual Oct. 10-23
October 6, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 23, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
19th Annual BendFilm Festival: In-Person October 6-9 || Virtual October 10-23
Discount Code: Movie-magic22 -> $2 off movie tickets!!
BendFilm is an independent Oregon film festival in the truest sense – rugged, brilliant, daring, adventurous, fun, and engaging. Academy-qualifying and one of the “25 Coolest Festivals in the World,” BendFIlm is located in the wondrous mountain town of Bend, OR and has been showcasing some of the best independent films in the Pacific Northwest and beyond for 18 years. BendFilm is an imaginative and thought-provoking organization who is also the operator of a microcinema, the Tin Pan Theater.
Our Festival screenings are intimate, allowing you immediate access to the next best filmmakers. And if you are an indie film advocate or are just looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, our festival and theater in Bend, Oregon is well worth it.
Checkout all the LGBTQ+ Films this year below:
UÝRA – The Rising Forest – Uýra, a trans-Indigenous artist, travels through the Amazon forest on a journey of self-discovery, using performance art and ancestral messages to teach Indigenous youth and confront structural racism and transphobia in Brazil. In the country with the highest murder rates of trans individuals, Indigenous people, and environmentalists, Uýra fosters unity and provides inspiration for these movements in the heart of the Amazon. -> https://bendfilmfestival2022.eventive.org/films/62e074bb73d75905217c7bea
Spotlight (Presented by NeighborImpact) – A video project that celebrates both the diversity of our community and those who are working to make our community more equitable and inclusive. This project will recognize the amazing work being done in Central Oregon by our BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, and disability communities and to encourage our neighbors to lean in, to learn more, and to connect with one another. -> https://bendfilmfestival2022.eventive.org/films/62f183132d4f0e00d4970e87
Rendezvous – A story about searching for intimacy in all the wrong places, “Rendezvous” explores what happens when innocence is lost and childhood ends—all within the span of a single afternoon. -> https://bendfilmfestival2022.eventive.org/films/62e820be8836d6003d8934a7
North Star – A rural rancher and his ailing husband, struggling against poverty and isolation, are forced to make a heartbreaking decision in order to preserve the dignity of their marriage in the face of mounting pressures from relatives. -> https://bendfilmfestival2022.eventive.org/films/62eaaf77dd6b5200baa5a150
Concrete and Steel – Victor and Nacho, lifetime friends and mafiosos, have been chained together and abandoned in a deserted area with no clear way to escape, but a confession from Nacho will change their lives forever. -> https://bendfilmfestival2022.eventive.org/films/62e42d2d4ac68e007f60173e
Concerned Citizen – Ben and Raz are painstakingly pursuing their desire to have a child, and the migrant neighbourhood where this gay couple has set up their new flat is on the up. But a conflict over a newly planted tree in the city brings deep-seated prejudices to light. -> https://bendfilmfestival2022.eventive.org/films/62fd2e02d5c4a500b1faac25
Close – Leo and Remi are two thirteen-year-old best friends, whose seemingly unbreakable bond is suddenly, tragically torn apart in an emotionally transformative and unforgettable portrait of the intersection of friendship and love, identity and independence, and heartbreak and healing. -> https://bendfilmfestival2022.eventive.org/films/62f183132d4f0e00d4970e88
The Truth of A Thousand Nights – Reeling from a break-up, Ian decides to find solace in hook-up culture. After an explosive hook-up with Sage, the two spend the rest of the night discussing why and how their dating patterns led them to this very moment, and where it could lead them after. -> https://bendfilmfestival2022.eventive.org/films/62eaaf77dd6b5200baa5a152