Festival Sponsors receive prominent exposure and coverage throughout the year and especially in the months before the event. Read more about our Sponsors. Please inquire for our 2024 Sponsor Packet to find a sponsorship level that’s right for you.

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“We seek like-minded partners who understand that fostering true and lasting connections must be our collective priority and that focus on culture and community is a way to realize the future we all want.”

– Giancarlo Gatto, BendFilm Festival Executive Director

Bend Film Festival Sponsor

Festival Sponsors receive prominent exposure and coverage throughout the year and especially in the months before the event. BendFilm reserves the most significant visibility for these, our greatest supporters, by only working with a few Festival Partners and by providing them exclusive exposure that can’t be otherwise purchased. Levels begin at $2,000.

Award Sponsor

BendFilm showcases amazing films and our filmmakers compete for our signature trophy and cash awards.  Sponsors of awards receive recognition for supporting individual categories of awards and also receive the opportunity to present the award to the winning filmmaker.

Festival Slide

Purchase a Festival Slide and put your company in front of the BendFilm Festival’s captive audience for $1,200! Design standards for all slides are as follows: 1920 Horizontal x 1080 Vertical (pixels) at 72 dpi, saved as a JPG. A template is available here. Please email completed slides to, with the subject “Film Slide”.

Why BendFilm Matters

BendFilm has proven to be a key champion of independent film by providing support through education, recognition, respect, and reward for film enthusiasts ages 5 and up.

The annual Bend Film Festival has drawn over 10,000 attendees to connect with international films and filmmakers in an environment that honors the essential craft of filmmaking. All are invited to share the magic of this marathon of screenings, panel discussions, performances, and spirited parties. Each year, BendFilm introduces new educational programs to nurture the art of filmmaking for future generations.

Finally, the Bend Film Festival also brings in attendees from over 20 states annually. Our audience collectively spends over $1M dollars throughout the Festival, supporting Bend entrepreneurs during the fall tourist season low.

BendFilm is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We need your support to continue.


We believe film is one of the most powerful forms of connecting to our world. Films are magic carpet rides to dimensions of experience that mirror, record, and inform society about ourselves and others. We find the most moving film experiences, the greatest laughs, tears, and life-touching scenes occur when filmmakers are able to create free of commercial censors.

While box office numbers for the classic “megaplex” type film experiences continue a twenty-year decline, a revolution toward independent films where risks are afforded is beginning to change the tide for filmmakers and audiences alike. Film Festivals, along with the introduction of affordable filmmaking equipment, have catalyzed this burgeoning sea change.

For Sponsorship Opportunities please give us a call at (541) 388-3378 or email us at

Thank you again for your support of BendFilm.