1975254_10202375430360354_1307544976_nThe opening night blue carpet event for the Goshen-shot film Sand Castles was well-received to a sold out crowd. The film will screen again Saturday, April 5 – Century Center lower level at 7 pm. The film followed by Q&A with any available cast & crew. It is not scheduled for Friday.

Friday night at The State come meet legendary character actor Clint Howard and see some amazing short films.

Saturday starts at 10 am – 11 pm at the Century Center lower level with two screening rooms, workshops for screenwriting and directing, a Q&A panel featuring Clint Howard, and an awards ceremony.

Check out our schedule HERE for details!

10153729_668266796554075_170681707_nThese are the days and times SAND CASTLES is screening:

Thursday, April 3 – Showplace 16 at 7:30 pm. This is the SOLD OUT Indiana premiere.

Saturday, April 5 – Century Center lower level at 7 pm. The film followed by Q&A with any available cast & crew.

It is not scheduled for Friday.

Tickets may be purchased on our website or at the door. Come early to get a good seat. The film runs approximately 90 minutes and contains adult situations and content.

It’s River Bend Time!


The fest kicks off tonight with the sold out Indiana premiere of the Goshen-short film Sand Castles at Showplace 16.  The cast and crew of the film, including Hollywood legend Clint Howard and writer/actor/producer Jordon Hodges, a Goshen native. Friday night at 7 pm hear Clint speak and watch some great short films at The […]

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RBFF 2014 Is Almost Here


It will be an amazing three days of indie films, workshops, and special guests during  April 3-5 in South Bend, Indiana in three locations: Showplace 16, The State Theatre and the Century Center. Be sure to check out our online schedule of events, film descriptions, tickets and pass info,  screenwriting and directing workshops, and special […]

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RBFF 2014: Clint Howard

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2014 RBFF Screenplay Finalists!


Here are our 2014 RBFF script competition finalists (in last-name alphabetical order), the category they entered, and the names of the script entries are: Studio-oriented script: James Christopher & Billy Kring — 3 Sons of a Gun David Schroeder – Lost Cause Dianna Zimmerman & Bradley Jost — In the Wrong Hands Independent-oriented script: Shaun […]

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2014 RBFF laurel

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Trailer for ‘Odd Thomas’ is here! (video below!)


River Bend 2013 hosted the premiere of ‘Odd Thomas’ based off the popular books from Dean Koontz. Directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, G.I. Joe) starring Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness, Terminator Salvation) and Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man, Bookdock Saints) with a Q&A from the film’s producer John Baldecchi (The Mexican, 88 […]

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Call to Entries! Oct. 1st, 2013


We want to see your film for consideration of the 2014 River Bend Film Festival! Click FILM ENTRY above and enter your film through With-Out-A-Box Early Deadline starts on October 1st, 2013 Regular Deadline: November 1st, 2013 Late Deadline: December 1st, 2013 Happy filmmaking!

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2013 Fest Award Winners


High Point Award: Everglades of the North: The Story of the Grand Kankakee – Brian Kallies, Pat Wisniewski, Tom Desch, Jeff Manes – Indiana Stephen Susco Award: The Office One- Jinyoup Kim, – Pasadena, CA AND A Family Dinner- Peter Davenport -  Williamstown, MA Best Comedy: Madly Unto Eternity- Tobias Beidermuhle, Pikey Holdredge – New York Best Drama: Mortal Dilemma- Michael […]

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