The 2023 Oscar Nominations are in! We are thrilled that so many Bend Film Festival Alumni films have been nominated, it is well deserved!

Here is the full list of Oscar Nominated Films that were screened at our Festival:

‘Ice Merchants’ By João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano (Top Left) is Nominated for Best Animated Short Film. It won the award for Best Animated Short at the 2022 Bend Film Festival!

‘My Year of Dicks’ by Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon (top right) is also nominated for Best Animated Short!

‘An Irish Goodbye’ by Tom Berkeley and Ross White and ‘The Red Suitcase’ by Cyrus Neshvad are both nominated for Best Live Action Short.

“Stranger at the Gate” is Nominated for Best Documentary Short!

Bend Film festival’s spotlight film ‘Close’ is nominated for Best International Feature Film and ‘Navalny’ is nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film.