July 2021 will see the return of NBFF in the scenic town of North Bend, Washington, with equal focus on standout vanguard programming, mold-breaking genre cinema and surrealist narratives in both fiction and non-fiction filmmaking. Best known as the original shooting location for cult-hit and recently re-birthed TWIN PEAKS, North Bend will be home of the North Bend Film Festival from July 15-18, 2021. Submissions are now open for short & feature length films.

North Bend Film Festival Advisory Board:
Todd Brown (XYZ Films), Barbara Crampton (Actress, RE-ANIMATOR, YOU’RE NEXT), Katie Kelly (Head of Marketing, Altspace VR), Bre Keveren (Special Events, City of North Bend), Tori Palmatier (Ridley Scott's RSA Films), Ina Pira (Curator, Vimeo), Annick Mahnert (Screen Division), Charlie Sextro (Senior Programmer, Sundance Film Festival), Travis Stevens (Snowfort Pictures), Rachel Walker (Sundance Film Festival), Mara Webster (Head of Programming, In Creative Company), and Jenn Wexler (Director & Producer, Glass Eye Pix),

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting
Best Screenplay (completed film)
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Special Effects
Best Score
Audience Choice Award

The 2021 festival considers short films 45 minutes or less and feature films of 46 minutes or longer. Works in progress are accepted- please note.

One entry per submission fee.

There is no premiere requirement, though it will be taken into consideration.

Films can not be publicly available prior to the festival dates.

Entries must be in English or subtitled/dubbed in English.

It is the responsibility of the filmmaker to clear all rights before your film screens at the festival. I shall indemnify and hold harmless North Bend Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

By submitting you agree to grant the festival the right to use film images promotional purposes.

Fees:
Submission fees are not refundable. The festival does not pay screening fees.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Samuel Roden

    We were honored to be a part of North Bend this year. The programmers and staff were amazing and super friendly. Though we would have loved to actually be there in person the virtual experience they created was unique and definitely worthwhile!

    August 2021
  • Adam Baran

    Had a great experience screening my short film at the North Bend Film Festival, and I even won an award from the jury! Lots of nice people, networking opportunities, and a passionate group of programmers who really love film. Recommended.

    August 2021
  • Deanna Milligan

    We were so happy to recommend the NBFF as the entire experience was absolutely excellent. We appreciate the thoughtful promotion of all the films and the obvious passion for film that is driving the film festival . Even though it was online they arranged a zoom call with the other filmmakers in our category. We appreciated that as it gave us a chance to feel personally involved even though it was a digital experience. Highly recommend this festival don’t hesitate to apply!

    July 2021
  • Amazing festival! Great communication, the staff is super nice. Also, the shorts and features selection are extremely good each year.

    July 2021
  • Susie Jones

    We were delighted that our film BIRD LADY was shown at North Bend Film Festival.
    It was an amazing experience.
    Everything about this festival is top quality.
    Very well organised, friendly and thoughtful and it also looked amazing!
    Thank you North Bend - it was an absolute pleasure!

    July 2021