Max Powers Wins Best Director Award at River Bend Film Festival

Director Max Powers with Poet Ashley August

Director Max Powers with Poet Ashley August

Don’t Be Nice’s Director Max Powers has won Best Director at the 18th Annual River Bend Film Festival in Goshen, Indiana.

River Bend Film Festival is an annual 3-day celebration of independent cinema from around the globe laced with workshops and filmmaker coffee talks every Spring in downtown Goshen, Indiana. River Bend has screened hundreds of student, regional, and international films, averaging 50-70 per year. It has also offered workshops on lighting, acting, editing, screenwriting, visual effects, crowdfunding, and more.

Max Powers is a filmmaker and editor living in Brooklyn, NY. While an associate editor on the Emmy Award-winning documentary “We Could Be King,” Max edited the short films “Big Cheat” and “Something Happened” as well as episodes of the short series “Hell Week” for ESPN. Before directing “Don’t Be Nice,” his feature directorial debut, Max co-edited “Keepers of the Game” that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. He has film Degree from Vassar College. Don't Be Nice is Max's directorial debut film.

Thanks to the whole #RBFF2019 team!

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