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Festival Director Christopher Jennings Speaks at EOFF 2019

Exciting News: #EOFF2024 Celebrates 15 Years! We’re thrilled to announce the fifteenth edition of the Eastern Oregon Film Festival, #EOFF2024. Can you believe it’s been fifteen years already? It’s an incredible milestone, and we’re eager to make this year’s event…

#EOFF2023 Call for Entries

#EOFF2023 Call for Entries is open via FilmFreeway! Feature and short competitive categories and a special Oregon Student Category added this year. Details and submissions can be made here: Filmmaker Residency The application window has closed! Hit us up…

#EOFF2022 Awards Announcement

The thirteenth annual Eastern Oregon Film Festival wrapped up this year by serving nearly four hundred radical individuals. Among them came visiting filmmakers, musicians, and audience members from all directions to watch wonderful independent cinema and come together as a…

Visual Artists at #EOFF2022

Eastern Oregon Film Festival is pleased to share the visual work of two fantastic artists on the walls at Festival HQ and the box office during the festival weekend October 20-22. Photographer Michael Sell and visiting (returning) artist Erica Hitzman.…

2022 Music

Eastern Oregon Film Festival celebrates its Thirteenth Annual Festival, #EOFF2022, October 20-22 in La Grande, Oregon. The festival is stoked to get fully back in-person and to gather around amazing film and music. Each night of the festival plan to…

Owen Story Special Fundraising VOD Screening

still image from Owen Story movie

FUNDRAISING SCREENING Festival Director Christopher Jennings has worked diligently to revive and to provide OWEN STORY, a feature length independent film, that he, and many others, helped make nearly 20 years ago in La Grande and Union as a special VOD (Video on Demand) screening to raise…

March Encore Screening

Eastern Oregon Film Festival is excited to share this month’s Encore Screening. This month we feature four diverse short films from our 2020 program. This VOD series is free to Festival Friends and is available for unlock for $12.00 beginning…

Membership gets Exclusive In-person Experience

#EOFF2021 Web Postcard

#EOFF2021 Festival Update Eastern Oregon Film Festival will celebrate its twelfth year of programming (#EOFF2021) this October 21-23. Due to the uncertainty of venue availability and the unforeseen nature of COVID-19, the EOFF team has determined that in-person festival passes will…

Out of Character

Eastern Oregon Film Festival is proud to be sponsor for Out of Character, a feature-length film that documents a fictional fantasy, action-adventure story. Think Lord of the Rings meets Best in Show. We will be featuring a wide variety of local…

EOFF2020 SHORTS

Still From EOFF 2020 film A Good Man

A GOOD MAN Director Anthony Gainer Living in a time where abusive fathers and bullying are common place, a boy defends that he did what was right. Always searching for the right way to live, the realities of life surround…

Toprak

Still From EOFF 2020 film Toprak

Directed by Sevgi Hirschhäuser TOPRAK is the dramatic story of a simple family in rural Turkey dealing with poverty, family traditions, and religious heritage. Since the death of his parents, the teenage Burak has lived with his uncle Cemil and…

Ten Minutes to Midnight

A still image from EOFF 2020 Film Ten Minutes to Midnight

Directed by Erik Bloomquist In Ten Minutes to Midnight, Caroline Williams returns to the DJ booth for the first time since her star-making turn as Stretch in 1986’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. Williams plays Amy Marlowe, a veteran late…

Revolution Launderette

Still From EOFF 2020 film Revolution Laundrette

In Tokyo, a young man Tomo, dogged by misfortune, sets out to beat his existence to its next punchline, together with Hiroko who obsesses over a stranger’s old scrapbook. They agree to head into all the encounters that come their…

RAF

Still From EOFF 2020 film RAF

Directed by Harry Cepka A woman’s deadbeat life changes when she meets her new BFF. A unique take on female friendship and the influence of class on contemporary relationships. Raf (Grace Glowicki) is facing eviction from her shabby basement apartment…

The Lure of This Land

Still From EOFF 2020 film The Lure of This Land EOFF 2020

Directed by Alexandra A Lexton The Lure of this Land is an exploration of why people leave the places they know and love. What are they looking for? And what do they find? Filmmaker Alexandra Lexton came to Belize and…

The Long Breakup

Still From EOFF 2020 film The Long Breakup

Directed by Katya Soldak The Long Breakup is a feature length documentary about Ukraine’s attempt to escape Russia’s embrace, leave its Soviet past behind and become a truly independent country. Katya Soldak, a Ukrainian-American filmmaker now living in Brooklyn, tells…

I Blame Society

Still From EOFF 2020 film I Blame Society

Directed by Gillian Wallace Horvat Gillian, a struggling filmmaker, is told by two close friends that with her cunning, intelligence and ability to rationalize whatever she wants to believe in she would make a good murderer. This innocent jokey remark…

From My River, With Love

Still From EOFF 2020 film From My River, With Love

Directed by Zach Stoltzfus “From My River, With Love” is a meandering series of intimate portraits exploring the vibrancy and brevity of existence. From the humid summer lakes of Alabama to the frigid mountain rivers of Wyoming, milestones lapse sitting…

Freeland

Still From EOFF 2020 film Freeland

Devi has been breeding legendary pot strains for decades on the remote homestead she built herself. But when cannabis is legalized, she suddenly finds herself fighting for her survival. In a tour-de-force performance, Krisha Fairchild (Devi) brings the timely story…

Blood Moon

Still From EOFF 2020 film Blood Moon

Directed by Vikram Dhawan A young man travels back to the city of his past and has many separate encounters with old friends lost in a strange night. He has come to meet the love he left behind and ask…

A Life’s Work

Still From EOFF 2020 film A Life's Work

Directed by David Licata Filmed over 15 years in locations throughout the U.S., A Life’s Work is a documentary about people engaged with projects they will not complete in their lifetime, projects that could have a positive, profound global effect.…

A Dim Valley

A Dim Valley EOFF 2020

Directed by Brandon Colvin Three scientists uncover unexpected mysteries in the Appalachian forest. A curmudgeonly biologist and his slacker graduate assistants muddle their way through a summer research project. Deep in the Appalachian woods, they encounter a trio of mystical…

Oregon Cultural Trust Awards Cultural Support

Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support (CRFCS) grant awards totaling $25.7 million will be distributed to 621 cultural organizations across Oregon through a partnership between the Oregon Cultural Trust and its County and Tribal Cultural Coalitions. The funds, allocated to the…

October, and beyond.

EOFF 2020 Postcard - Looking at things Differently

It’s been a while! We sure hope you are well and that this crazy time that we find ourselves in has brought to you new insight, perspective, ideas, and TONS of online film. If you are like us, you’ve gone…

THE BC RAMBLERS

Known as the BC Ramblers, (for Brandt, Boyer, Champe and Cobler,) the group plays traditional Bluegrass music. The Ramblers have played together for several years (sometimes as a 5-piece group with a fiddle,) at various events around the Northwest. The band members are Duane…

YEAR ELEVEN • October 22-24. #EOFF2020

EOFF2020 Film Festival Promotion

Eastern Oregon’s premiere film and music event has started its eleventh season with a CALL FOR ENTRIES which opened February 1. Film submission must be received by June 12, 2020. Submit your film filmfreeway.com/eofilmfest Program Tour EOFF has received a…

Sun Blood Stories

Sun Blood Stories at EOFF

Sun Blood Stories is dreamy, aware, personal, open, fuzzed out, and loud af. Sun Blood Stories is a mass of harmonic noise distilled into occasionally delicate, but always haunting songs. The band is comprised of three (3) equal members: Amber…

Official Film Selections EOFF2019

official selections EOFF2019

Eastern Oregon Film Festival is delighted to announce the official film selections for the TENTH annual three-day event held October 24-26 in La Grande, Oregon. EOFF’s programming staff received a record number of submitted films this year spanning a wide…

Nick Delffs

Nick Delffs is a seeker. He’d never identify himself that way. He’s unassuming and self-effacing, careful to discuss song meanings and biographical details without indulgence or melodrama. Delffs cut his teeth playing basement shows in Portland a dozen years ago,…

Sons of Guns

Alternative rock group and Eastern Oregon Film Festival alumni Sons of Guns will return to the HQ stage this year, having last appeared at EOFF 2010. The four-piece of Seth Johnson, E.J. Sander, Mike Surber and Gregory Rawlins will play…

Methods Body

METHODS BODY (Portland, OR, USA) creates original music for modified keys, drums, and electronics using self-made tuning systems, involuted polyrhythms, and the cadences of language. Together, Luke Wyland and John Niekrasz have been pushing the bounds of rhythm and melody…

Federale

Federale is a seven-piece ensemble based in Portland, OR. Spearheaded by longtime Brian Jonestown Massacre bassist Collin Hegna, the band was conceived as an outlet to channel inspiration from ‘60s & ‘70s European soundtracks, particularly those from Italy made famous…

FESTIVAL CELEBRATES TEN YEARS

Eastern Oregon Film Festival will celebrate its tenth year of programming from October 24-26, 2019 in La Grande, Oregon. This anniversary year will take EOFF back to its roots. With the loss of their long-running partner, The Granada Cinema, EOFF…

‘Artifishal’ special screening

Eastern Oregon Film Festival is proud to present a FREE SCREENING of Patagonia’s latest documentary film, ARTIFISHAL. Join the organizers of Eastern Oregon Film Festival for a special screening and discussion about the importance of healthy ecosystems and wild and scenic rivers.…

Path to Liberty Music Series

Eastern Oregon Film Festival will begin its fundraising journey towards landing at The Liberty Theatre in 2020, by hosting three music events over three months at hq, 112 Depot Street in  downtown La Grande. The series will raise funds toward…

Historic Liberty Theatre Tour

Historic Liberty Theatre Tour Saturday, October 20 • HQ • 11am La Grande’s historic Liberty Theatre is well on the way to becoming a future EOFF venue. Take a moment to tour this project and hear its history, envision the…

ORA Panel & Discussion

ORA Panel & Discussion Friday, October 19th • Granada • 2pm For the communities on the tropical island paradise of Kirabati it’s already too real. Villages are being abandoned, and inhabitants sent away never to return, a fate they never…

#EOFF2018 Musical Guests

NINTH ANNUAL EASTERN OREGON FILM FESTIVAL AFTERPARTY LINE-UP Eastern Oregon Film Festival is excited to announce it’s ninth annual musical guests. October 18-20 at festival hq in La Grande, Oregon – enjoy after-parties each night with live music from a…