Interview with Festival Director Todd Looby (BendFilm Festival)

Festival Reviews

A near-constant fixture of MovieMaker magazine’s 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, BendFilm celebrates independent films and the risky, passionate, tough and talented people who make them. This year’s festival runs from Thursday, Oct. 6 – Sunday, Oct. 9, with most venues located in Bend’s historic downtown in Oregon and the nearby Old Mill District.

Website: http://bendfilm.org/

Interview with Festival Director Todd Looby

Matthew Toffolo: What is your Film Festival succeeding at doing for filmmakers?

Todd Looby: BendFilm is committed to considering each film that comes in our door fairly. We want to champion the work of independent filmmakers who deserve more attention – whether we premiere ‘discoveries’ or present the work of established filmmakers whose work is under-appreciated by commercial audiences. We fundraise to pay travel expenses for our feature filmmakers and provide free lodging for all of our filmmakers. Last, but definitely not least, we award…

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