North Bend Film Festival


North Bend Film Festival 2018
North Bend Film Festival 2018

Do you love the film festival experience but are looking for something stranger?  Then the North Bend Film Festival (NBFF) is for you!

NBFF is open to all lovers of short films, featured films, Pacific Northwest shorts, and Pacific Northwest Features!  Since 2018, the NBFF returns to the scenic town of North Bend, Washington, with a focus on standout vanguard programming.  North Bend is best known as the original shooting location for cult-hit and recently re-birthed TWIN PEAKS.

The movie "Piercing" Dir. Nicolas Pesce - Pacific Northwest Premiere | Something Strange Program | Competition Feature

This festival is for both movie watchers and movie makers and it will also feature special screenings, filmmaker talks, a VR showcase, and immersive events in addition to the program.

Whether you’re looking for a spiritual experience, a Twin Peaks moment, a hike through the gorgeous woods of Washington, or just some damn fine movies, the Festival will have something for you.  It’s an intimate, experimental genre festival well worth making the trek for.

North Bend Film Festival Organizers

Hugues Barbier – Founder
Jess Byers – Founder
Justin Timms – Founder
Matt Barone – Film Programmer
Mitch Davis – Film Programmer
Elodie Dupont – Film Programmer
Joseph Hernandez – Film Programmer
Emma Creed – VR & Immersive Programmer
Brittany Sandler – Publicist


Film Fest events include screenings of feature films, shorts, and virtual reality.  There are a set of judges to select the winners for each category.  


Presale ticket packages generally are available late in the year prior to the next festival.  You can purchase a badge for Friday or Saturday only or for the entire weekend.  The price goes up the longer you wait to buy.  A limited number of individual tickets go on sale about 4-6 weeks prior to the film fest.


The Festival is held at the North Bend Theatre in downtown North Bend.