August 2022 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 August 4-7, 2022. 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
Audience Award

The 2022 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.

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

Overall Rating
  • Cleo Handler

    this was such a wonderful festival! great communication, great programming, & great vibes! it was a joy to be a part of north bend, and i hope to return!!! highly recommend.

    August 2022
  • Lisi Purr

    We had a wonderful time being included at North Bend. Though we didn't have a chance to be there in person, the quality of films was incredibly strong and selective, the media coverage was strong and every single btw pic made us wish we part of the fun.

    August 2022
  • Chelsea Lupkin

    A great fest with a great team! 10/10!

    August 2022
  • Joanny Causse

    Sadly couldn't attend but even remotely it was a great experience from beginning to end. Thank you NBFF!

    August 2022
  • Loved the North Bend Film Fest experience! While I wasn't able to attend they were highly communicative and super on it. I can't wait to come to the festival in the future!

    August 2022