BendFilm festival announced the winners in 12 categories Saturday evening at an awards gala at the Oxford Hotel in downtown Bend. An after-party was held at the Astro Lounge.
The winning films and award amounts are listed below. Sunday is the final day of the festival, when winning films will be shown at The Tower Theatre and Regal Cinemas. The full schedule is available at www.bendfilm.org.
Best Student Short, $500, made possible by Dan Wieden for Caldera Arts, “Kiss Me,” Jules Nurrish, writer/director
Best Short, $500, “Far (Daddy)”, Per Dreyer, writer, director
Best Cinematography, (no cash award, “A Little Closer,” Matthew Petock, writer/director
Best Ensemble Cast (no cash award) ,“A Little Closer," Matthew Petock, writer/director
Best Conservation Film (no cash award) “Watershed," Marck Decena, writer/director
Best Documentary, $500 , made possible by Inde Women, “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines,” Kristy Geuvara-Flanagan, director
Best Narrative, $60,000 Panavision feature camera rental package, made possible by Panavision, “A Little Closer,” Matthew Petock, writer/director
Best Directing, $500, made possible by Inde Women, “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines,” Kristy Geuvara-Flanagan, director
Best Screenplay, $500, made possible by Inde Women, “It’s A Disaster,” Todd Berger, writer/director
Special Jury Prize, (no cash award), “Trash Dance,” Andrew Garrison, director
Katie Merritt Audience Award, $500, funded from ticket sales, “Ethel,” Mark Bailey, writer Rory Kennedy, director
Best of Show, $5000, Founding Sponsor of BendFilm, Brooks Resources Corporation, who has made this prize possible for each of the 9 years of BendFilm "Far (Daddy),” Per Dreyer, writer/director