Central Oregon Daily Goes to the Movies: BendFilm Awards

Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs attended the Awards Reception for the BendFilm Festival at McMenamins Old St. Francis School on Saturday night.

The 2017 BendFilm Festival Jury Award recipients are:

Best of Show ($5,000) – Liyana- directed by Amanda Kopp and Aaron Kopp

Best Director ($500) – Bomb City – directed by Jamie Brooks

Best Cinematography
Relationtrip – directed by Renée Felice Smith and C.A. Gabriel

The 2017 BendFilm Katie Merritt Audience Award winner is:
Liyana – directed by Amanda Kopp and Aaron Kopp

Best Narrative Feature ($1,000) –
Mr. Roosevelt – directed by Noël Wells

Best Documentary Feature ($1,000) –
Forever ‘B’ – directed by Skye Borgman

Special Documentary Jury Award for Most Lovable Character
Big Sonia – Directed by Leah Warshawski and Todd Soliday

Special Short Film Jury Award
A Shepherd – directed by Vern Moen

Special Short Film Jury Award
Homegrown – directed by Quentin Hamberham

Special Short Film Jury Award
Mixtape Marauders – directed by Peter Edlund

Best Student Short ($500) –
How Far She Went – directed by Ugla Hauksdóttir

Best Documentary Short ($500) –
The Last Honey Hunter – directed by Ben Knight

Best Animated Short ($500) –
Pittari – directed by Patrick Patrick Smith

Best Narrative Short ($500) –
Emergency – directed by Carey Williams

Best of the Northwest Short ($500) –
Running Eagle – directed by Konrad Tho Fiedler

Central Oregon Daily Goes to the Movies: “No Man’s Land” Q&A

After a screening of the documentary about the Malheur Refuge standoff called “No Man’s Land” at the Tower Theater on Friday night, BendFilm Festival Director Todd Looby moderated a question and answer session with Harney County Judge Steve Grasty.

Here’s a small excerpt from the discussion.

“All The Rage” Film Plays at BendFilm Festival

What happens when you suppress “all the rage” and emotional trauma? For filmmaker, Michael Galinsky and millions of others, it’s chronic pain. That’s why he documented his work with Dr. Sarno, who teaches him about the connection between mind and body, and how to use it to overcome his chronic back pain.

Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs skyped with filmmaker Michael Galinsky and his wife who co-directed the film, Suki Hawley, before Michael headed to Bend.

For more information on events happening in and around Central Oregon, pick up a copy of The Source Weekly or visit them online at www.bendsource.com.

And a special thanks to Indian Head Casino for sponsoring our weekly Source On The Scene series.

Source on the Scene: Preview of the BendFilm Festival

A former Bend resident returns for the BendFilm Festival to show her first-ever documentary about five young women who live semi-primitively in the Oregon Cascade Mountains.

Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs sat down with the director and producer of “Earth Seasoned #GapYear to learn more about the inception of the film that will screen on Sunday, October 15 at 10 a.m. at the The Tower Theatre.

For more events that are taking place in and around Central Oregon, pick up a copy of The Source Weekly, or visit their website at www.bendsource.com.

And a special thanks to the Source on the Scene sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to cover the arts and culture scene in Central Oregon every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily at 6 p.m. on KOHD and 7 p.m. on KBNZ.