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

“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.

Supper Club: Independent Cinema Today

Three guests, good food, and a glass of wine: that’s the recipe for our weekly “Supper Club” series.

This week, we’re talking about the BendFilm Festival that kicks off Thursday. We sat down with three members of BendFilm including director of the BendFilm Festival Todd Looby, festival programmer Erik Jambor, and juror Gabriel James, to talk about the state of independent movies.