River Bend Film Festival in Goshen

This celebration of independent cinema from around the globe extends from Thursday, May 3 to Saturday, May 5 in beautiful downtown Goshen. During May First Fridays, enjoy a taste of the film festival with free activities in downtown businesses including receptions with filmmakers, short films, workshops, music, and more!

Thursday, May 3 | 6 – midnight
The festival kicks off with an opening reception for filmmakers at Gateway Winery at 6 p.m. After mingling with filmmakers, enjoy an evening of cinematic entertainment including both short and feature-length independent films.

Friday, May 4 | 10 a.m. – midnight
Workshops, short films, receptions, and music fill the day with ample opportunities to enjoy great cinematography and learn about filmmaking.

Filmmaker Tour 5 – 9 p.m.: Local stores host visiting filmmakers for talks, meet-and-greets, and demonstrations. Don’t miss the chance to meet critically acclaimed industry professionals!

Taste of Goshen 5 – 7 p.m. Goshen is rich with flavors from around the globe. On this evening, we celebrate the assortment of influences that make Goshen so delicious. Sample flavors from the international food vendors on East Washington Street.

Saturday, May 5 | 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Goshen packs as much filmmaking as possible into this final day of the festival. Demonstrations, workshops, music, awards, and of course, films, conclude the event.