The 2024 BendFilm: Basecamp will be held at the Caldera Arts facility, 38 miles NW of Bend, OR. Any early-to-mid stage career screenwriters, directors, and producers are encouraged to apply. The retreat will include panel discussions, workshops, screenings, and meals. The tuition is $1500 with scholarships available through a simple application right at the end of the general application. More information can be found on the main BendFilm: Basecamp page.

The application deadline is July 21, 2024, by 11:59PM PT

    Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required


    Are you fluent in English?*

    Attach your Resume (limit 2MB, PDF Format):

    Are you based in the Pacific Northwest?*

    Are you an alum filmmaker of the Bend Film Festival?*

    Are you a filmmaker with a film playing in Bend Film Festival 2024?*


    BendFilm: Basecamp serves the dual purpose of advancing a specific project and contributing to your overall career growth. In this section, kindly provide detailed information about the project you are applying with. Your insights will help us tailor our support and resources to maximize your success.

    Project title or working title*:

    Project Type*:


    Short Summary (1100 characters)*

    What is your role on the project? (select all that apply)* ScreenwriterDirectorProducer

    What stage is the project in? (i.e. development, pre-production, post-production)*

    Do you plan on shooting your film primarily in Oregon? (Write, "Yes" or "no", or if partially, explain more)*

    What are your primary learning objectives for BendFilm: Basecamp? (1400 characters)*

    Are you applying as part of a team with other members applying? If so, what is/are their name(s)?

    If you have a work-in-progress sample or a teaser, please provide the link here:

    If needed, provide the password for this link:

    If you have a pitch deck or similar, attach it here: (limit 20MB, PDF Format):
    If you are having issues uploading, please email the file to


    BendFilm is committed to amplifying diverse, underrepresented, artistic voices and educating future storytellers. The organization will provide scholarships to eight filmmakers from marginalized and/or underrepresented communities to attend BendFilm: Basecamp.

    Please select all of the lodging options you're interested in. If selected to attend, lodging preference is subject to availability. Some discounts may apply (select all that apply):

    Are you currently enrolled in a college or university?

    Are you applying for a Scholarship? (select one):

    If so, please provide a statement of need (800 characters):


    At BendFilm, we value diversity and inclusivity. When we collect demographic information, it’s not for selection purposes but rather to enhance our future outreach efforts. By understanding the backgrounds and needs of our community, we can tailor our programs, events, and communications to better serve everyone. Your input helps us create a more enriching and relevant experience.

    Are you 18-years-old or older?*



    Do you identify as transgender?

    What is your racial or ethnic identity? (select all that apply):

    Veteran Status:

    Do you have a disability such as a physical, mental health, sensory, learning, cognitive or other disability that impacts daily living? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

    Sexual Orientation (i.e. Asexual, Bisexual, Gay, Heterosexual (straight), Lesbian, Pansexual, Queer, Questioning, Prefer not to answer):

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