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BendFilm Festival names award winners

Published On: Oct 13 2013 01:04:12 AM CDT
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BendFilm Festival announced the winners in 11 categories Saturday evening at an awards gala at the Oxford Hotel in downtown Bend.

The Narrative Feature, Hide Your Smiling Faces, in its Pacific Northwest Premiere, swept the festival, capturing numerous awards, including the Brooks Resources “Best of Show” and the Panavision “Best Narrative Feature.”

The winning films and award amounts as well as a full schedule of Sunday’s lineup are listed below.

Sunday, October 13, is the final day of the festival, when a full line-up of winning films and Best of the Best will be shown at the Tower Theatre and Regal Cinemas.

“Celebrating our 10th year, we have been so fortunate to have such amazing films and an incredible jury at the BendFilm Festival this year,” said Festival Director Orit Schwartz.

Jurors included Neal Block, head of Theatrical Distribution at Magnolia Pictures; Miriam Cutler, Emmy-nominated composer and BendFilm 2012 Audience Award Winner; Franklin Leonard, founder of the Black List; Darryl Macdonald, director of the Palm Springs International Film Festival; Maggie Mackay, Los Angeles Film Festival; and Lisa Schwarzbaum, critic and essayist formerly of Entertainment Weekly.

“We savor the rush of handing gifted filmmakers awards, and we delight in the local individuals and businesses that make it a reality,” said Schwartz. “We would like to thank the talented filmmakers who have shared their projects with us through all these years as we could not have been successful without them.”


2013 Award Winners


Award Name + $ Amount

Made Possible By

Winning Film

Best of Show $5,000 & BendFilm Award Sculpture


Brooks Resources Corporation, founding sponsor of BendFilm for the past 10 years

Hide Your Smiling Faces


Best Narrative Screenplay $500 & BendFilm Award Sculpture


Independent WOMEN for Independent Film! *




Best Directing $500 & BendFilm Award Sculpture


Independent WOMEN for Independent Film! *


Daniel Patrick Carbone, Hide Your Smiling Faces


Best Narrative Feature Camera Rental Package (valued at $60,000) & BendFilm Award Sculpture



Hide Your Smiling Faces


Best Documentary Feature $500 & BendFilm Award Sculpture


Jan and Jody Ward

Before the Spring, After the Fall


Best Short $500 & BendFilm Award Sculpture


Independent WOMEN for Independent Film! *

The Boy Scout


Special Mention for Documentary Short: Herd in Iceland


Best Student Short $500 & BendFilm Award Sculpture


Dan and Priscilla Wieden on behalf of Caldera Arts




Best Short Screenplay $500 & BendFilm Award Sculpture


Independent WOMEN for Independent Film! *

Cody Blue Snider, Shane Snider; Fools Day


Best Cinematography BendFilm Award Sculpture



Hide Your Smiling Faces


Best Actor BendFilm Award Sculpture



Andrea Suarez Paz, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors


* Independent WOMEN for Independent Film: The brainchild of Pamela Hulse Andrews, bringing together this group of incredible women supporting BendFilm at a time we could use it most!  Their contribution is funding cash prizes for filmmakers as well as the awesome BendFilm award statue, branding our festival for years to come.  Thank you ladies!


Sunday 10/13/13 ~ Awards Winners & Best of the Fest Schedule

                 (Narrative feature; Documentary; Short Films)



Regal 1

Regal 2








10:30 a.m. ? Documentary


Award Winner

Best Documentary

Before the Spring, After the FallwithThe Boy Scout

85 min.




11 a.m. ? Narrative



BUOY withHerd In Iceland  



                                 104 min.




Early Afternoon



1 p.m. ? Narrative



Award Winner

Best Narrative

Hide Your Smiling Faceswith Silk


97 min.



1 p.m. ? Documentary


Digital Dharma: One Man's Mission to Save a Culture withA House, A Home



89 min.






1:30 p.m. ? Doc



Terms And Conditions May Apply with Promised Land 




                                     99 min.





12 p.m. ?





Late Afternoon


3:30 p.m. ? Narrative


Award Winner

Audience Award

Hank & AshawithBare As You Dare


90 min.




3:30 p.m. ? Documentary 


Bending Steel withBug People





  108 min.






4 p.m. ? Narrative



A Picture of You withObit




94 min







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