Independent filmmakers find a very public audience at the BendFilm Fest in Bend, OR. The festival has been around since 2006 and features awards in categories such as Best of Show, Best Acting, Best Short and Best Animation. The festival was created as a way to give independent filmmakers a creative outlet and the opportunity to reach an audience. Though the festival only happens once a year, viewers can catch monthly movie screenings put on by BendFilm.
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