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EOFF2015 ANNOUNCEMENT #1

SIXTH ANNUAL EASTERN OREGON  FILM FESTIVAL Eastern Oregon Film Festival is kicking off its sixth edition on Thursday, May 7, and will run through Saturday, May 9. The opening night feature is Guy Reid’s stunning feature documentary, PLANETARY. It will…

HOLIDAY FRIENDS

Although Astoria, Oregon is best known to multiple generations of pop-culture observers as the cinematic setting of the ‘80s cult classic The Goonies, the rugged riverfront city now has another distinction: as the home of the fab new pop-rock combo…

SYNERGY RULES // Xoxoxo Miami

Last summer, EOFF got involved with festival programmer Ian Clark’s upcoming project, A Morning Light. Our 501c3 status enabled project contributions through Kickstarter to become tax-deductible and everyone was psyched. Following production, NW Documentary slapped a high five and generously…

POST-FESTIVAL WRAP-UP & AWARDS!!!! // #EOFF2014

Eastern Oregon Film Festival celebrated a successful fifth edition! Cinema, live music, parties, and panels ran Thursday, Feb.20 through Saturday, Feb.22. On Sunday, Filmmakers and festival-goers shared an incredible Decompression Day at Anthony Lakes Ski Resort. Attendance and buzz were…

ART EXHIBITION: Schnitt!

Stop by the Art Center throughout the festival and take in the art exhibition. Schnitt! at the Art Center at the Old Library, February 4 – 27, features new work by Cory Peeke, Director of the Nightingale Gallery and Associate…

#EOFF2014 // FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Download and view a PDF version of the printed schedule >> EOFF2014 Schedule (PDF) View the entire EOFF2014 Festival Guide >> Click here. THURSDAY | FEB20 11AM -6:30PM ART CENTER FESTIVAL PASS PICK-UP / SOCIALIZE / FESTIVAL INFORMATION ART EXHIBITION: Schnitt!…

DEAR RABBIT

“The man behind the name is our good friend Rence Liam, who’s been tearing it up with his eccentric attention demanding one-man-band performances across the USA. Imagine attending a secret party thrown by Salvador Dali in an ornate smoke-filled drinking…

LAIKA PRESENTS A LOOK INSIDE

LAIKA has become the world’s most ambitious, creative and fearless animation studio.  In his presentation featuring rarely viewed behind-the-scenes footage, Mark Shapiro will talk about the remarkable creativity at LAIKA, from the CG-classic Moongirl (2005) to the two Oscar-nominated stop-motion features ParaNorman (2012) and Coraline (2009).  The studio’s next film, The Boxtrolls, will debut in theaters on September 26, 2014.  Production puppets will be on display. [box] FREE event at The Granada on Saturday, Feb. 22. Time: 12:30PM[/box] Scott…

NoBudge x Vine

View a curated collection of VINE videos by filmmaker Kentucker Audley. CURATOR’S STATEMENT Thanks to EOFF for asking me to curate some of my favorite Vines. Below are 16 vids from 10 accounts which range from hyper-composed to completely off-the-cuff. Indie…

YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG

Directed by Zach Weintraub [box]FEB. 20, 9PM – FEB. 23, 11:59PM  Narrative Feature (85min / Online Premiere) [/box] Justine left to sit quietly by and observe the early signs of her own deteriorating relationship. SYNOPSIS Justine, a recent college graduate turned retail…

MMXIII

Directed, edited, photographed, produced by Ian Clark [box]FEB. 20, 9PM – FEB. 23, 11:59PM  Experimental Feature 67min [/box] Synopsis An experimental self-portrait, MMXIII explores phenomenological subtlety, intersections of construct and verité, and the ways in which technology, landscape, and beauty coalesce. Here,…

HAWAIIAN PUNCH

Directed, Edited, Photographed, Produced by Nandan Rao [box]FEB. 20, 9PM – FEB. 23, 11:59PM  Narrative Feature (68 min) [/box] Synopsis “Our boys, when they arrive at years of maturity and can take earn of a wife, should get married…While I do not make…

HOLLOW: AN INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTARY

Directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon [box] Interactive documentary. 30 short films. 4 hours total. Entire video collection >>  Website: [/box] Hollow is an interactive documentary and community participatory project that examines the future of rural America through the eyes and…

THE BC RAMBLERS

Known as the BC Ramblers, (for Brandt, Boyer, Champe and Cobler,) the band plays traditional Bluegrass music.  The BC 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…

HILLFOLK NOIR

Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir’s peculiar take on traditional acoustic mountain music is filtered through a half-century of folk, country and rock ‘n’ roll and fed by an affinity for medicine show culture and Depression-era…

MIKE SURBER & THE LONG CON

MIKE SURBER & THE LONG CON The longtime co-singer/songwriter of the Grande Ronde’s beloved rock quartet Sons of Guns makes his festival debut this year with the high-octane, Eugene-based backline, The Long Con. A sound that is so American, you will sprout blue…

SAD HORSE

SH live in Portland, Oregon.  “Portland’s Sad Horse is the spazzy and fun two-piece featuring Elizabeth Venable and Geoff Soule (the latter of whom spent years in commercially minded East Bay band F*ck). You’re going to get short bursts of angular guitar and…

BAG OF HAMMERS

Welcoming back Bag of Hammers for a dance your pants off final after party at Festival HQ on Saturday, October 22, 2022 – >> OFFICIAL #EOFF2022 IN-PERSON SCHEDULE >> OFFICIAL #EOFF2022 FILMS INFO >> OFFICIAL #EOFF2022 SELECTIONS ANNOUNCMENT Bag of Hammers consists of two people, 5…

AU

AU (pronounced “Ay-you”) is the work of multi-instrumentalist Luke Wyland with Dana Valatka on drums and Holland Andrews on vox and clarinet. Begun while Luke was finishing up his art degree in 2005, they’ve since been touring the US and…

BOY EATS DRUM MACHINE

Boy Eats Drum Machine is a singular figure of the West. He does things his own way, thank you very much, and does those things well enough to run his own one-man gang.  Sometimes his voice is low and dry like the great Oregon deserts. Other times it resonates warmly, as though reflecting off the hills. He’s a turntablist’s turntablist, robbing breaks and sound textures from vinyl even after most of his contemporaries switched to laptops. He often mixes together twangy guitars, soulful blasts of tenor saxophone, and bassy, soundtrack worthy, analog synth. He’s an artist-outlaw. His shows feature a mixture of multi-instrumental-turntable-wizardry and performance art, as he moves…

#EOFF2014 MUSIC LINE UP

This year’s Eastern Oregon Film Festival will host an unprecedented cast of musicians and bands, carefully selected from the cities, towns, nooks and crannies of our beloved, abundant Northwest music scene. From Thursday’s starting gun to Sunday’s final hour, the…

SUN BLOOD STORIES

Careening from desert ghost songs to crashing super-fuzz riffs, live shows take on the pulsing communal sweat of a round-the-fire dance rite; albums the feel of ancient alien radio. This intimately pounding brand of garage soul is dirty, sloppy and,…

SUM PEOPLE

Sum People is a ska/reggae/rock band formed in Eastern Oregon circa 2008. The band consists of (from left to right): Travis Moran (Drums), Matthew Deboodt (trombone, keys), Scott Nearing (Lead vocals, guitar), Jacob Jensen (bass), and Kailey VanOcker (trumpet, guitar). Their new…

JANUARY 15 FUNDRAISER & HOLIDAY UPDATE

We just wanted to send out some post-holiday/pre-festival love to our growing family of members, sponsors, participants and alumni. We’re stoked for the new year and look forward to a killer fifth annual! Eastern Oregon Film Festival will run February…

EOFF November Update

Eastern Oregon Film Festival is calling for your participation. EOFF is an artist-run film festival in La Grande that features three days of the best in emerging independent film and music. Mark your calendar, hydrate, and meet us in downtown…

‘Save the Date’ Kick-off Party

EOFF Launches ‘Save the Date’ Campaign: Parties with Visiting Musicians and invites you to become a member. Eastern Oregon Film Festival is pleased to host visiting musicians Wooden Indian Burial Ground.and Couches in La Grande at Benchwarmers Pub & Grill on Wednesday, October 30th. The evening will…

It is time. #EOFF2014

HELLLLLLLLO! Well, it’s been awhile since we’ve dropped a line, but this little blast is to let you know that #EOFF2014 is coming in hot! The fifth-annual Eastern Oregon Film Festival will take place February 20-22, 2014 in downtown La…

Call for Submissions / #EOFF2014

EOFF invites filmmakers to submit work for consideration in the 5th Eastern Oregon Film Festival, held in La Grande, Oregon February 20-22, 2014. >> SUBMIT YOUR FILM EOFF has been graced by many artists and industry professionals—whether in-the- flesh or via Skype Q&A—including Terence…

ANNOUNCING THE 2014 FESTIVAL DATES

Mark your calendars for FEBRUARY 20-22, 2014 for the 5th Annual Eastern Oregon Film Festival in beautiful La Grande, Oregon. IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A FILM FESTIVAL EOFF provides a quality of life component to our valley that is essential in attracting…

EOFF2013 Award Winners and Wrap

EOFF IS PLEASED AS PUNCH TO ANNOUNCE ITS 2013 WINNERS We chose to honor this incredible selection of films for their brave, innovative filmmaking, and unique, compelling stories. This year’s award-winners moved EOFF audiences and connected with the festival’s artist-driven,…

EOFF2013 Festival Guide

The festival is upon us!  Special thanks to all our great help in designing and building this year’s festival guide.  The guide will be distributed with all festival passes as well as been located at all venues through out the…

Official 2013 Program Announcement

EOFF2013 is the fourth annual Eastern Oregon Film Festival held in La Grande, Oregon February 28th – March 2nd, 2013. EOFF features an amazing line-up of emerging independent feature and short films. The festival opens with Only The Young, an intimate portrait…

An Evening with ORNANA

A SPECIAL FILM SCREENING ******** 55min, 2012 (dir. Danny Madden) Screening starts with short film: #POSTMODEM (dir. Jillian Mayer/Lucas Leyva) EOFF is proud to present An Evening With ORNANA—an exciting event that offers festival goers a sneak-peek at the new…

LIONSWEB

Catch Lionsweb along with The Dirty Moogs & AND AND AND for the final after-party of EOFF2013 and part of the Treefort Music Fest Showcase. About the Musician You see her, a thin, flaxen-haired young woman readying herself for an…

THE DIRTY MOOGS

Saturday March 2nd, as part of the Treefort Music Fest showcase after-party catch The Dirty Moogs with fellow Boise group Lionsweb and Portland’s And And And for a great finale event at The Art Center at The Old Library. While…

AND AND AND

Saturday night, March 2nd, at the Art Center (Festival Hub) catch AND AND AND along with THE DIRTY MOOGS & LIONSWEB for the Treefort Music Fest Showcase. About the Band Three members of And And And (singer/guitarist Nathan Baumgartner, multi-instrumentalist Ryan…

Hillfolk Noir

Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir’s peculiar take on traditional acoustic mountain music is filtered through a half-century of folk, country and rock ‘n’ roll and fed by an affinity for medicine show culture and Depression-era…

FINN RIGGINS

Join Finn Riggins for a night of head bobbing and dance happy craziness at Mt. Emily Ale House, Friday Night, March 1st.  Music will kick off in the evening around 9pm.  Catch them with fellow Boise artists Hillfolk Noir and…

Grandma Kelsey

Grandma Kelsey is the anonym of Boise based singer/songwriter Kelsey Swope. Singer/Songwriter Grandma Kelsey will kick off Friday Night’s after screening festivities followed by Hillfolk Noir, and Finn Riggins all hailing from Boise, Idaho. A solitary, wingless creature armed with…

ONLY THE YOUNG

Directors Jason Tippet & Elizabeth Mims

Only The Young encapsulates the best of documentary film with its sincerity but is shot with the beautiful still aesthetic of a narrative film. This coming of age documentary is scored with soul music which makes it unlike any other documentary film.
I'm ready to file ONLY THE YOUNG in the all-time coming of age canon. - Hammer & Nail

THE INTERNATIONAL SIGN FOR CHOKING

Director Zach Weintraub

The International Sign for Choking depicts the day-to-day encounters of Josh, a would-be expatriate from the US living in Buenos Aires for the second time. While his primary purpose seems to be the production of a vaguely defined video project, he devotes more of his time to tracking down a mysteriously absent ex-girlfriend. Frustrated by continual failure, Josh finds himself the perpetrator of a series of small yet uncharacteristic acts of deceit that ultimately place him in a low-key love triangle alongside Anna, his fellow N. American housemate, and Roger, a local musician.

THE MEN OF DODGE CITY

*Oregon Premiere Director Nandan Rao Rao has created a film that moves in small steps. Viewers are given little in terms of plot, but are richly rewarded by thoughtful and charming characters, confident cinematography and the use of a stunningly…

YOSSI

Director Eytan FOX

A sequel to Eytan Fox’s breakthrough gay story of love and loss on the front lines,  Yossi & Jagger(2002), this tender new drama follows Yossi, now a doctor, who turns the corner on the enduring pain of grief. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival."

AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY

Directed by Terence Nance

You’ve just arrived home after a bad day. You’re broke and lonely, even though you live in the biggest and busiest city in America. You do, however, have one cause for mild optimism: you seem to have captured the attention of an intriguing young lady. You’ve rushed home to clean your apartment before she comes over. In your haste, you see that you’ve missed a call. There’s a voice mail; she tells you that she won’t be seeing you tonight.

FINDING TRUELOVE

Director Sam Kuhn

Clay, Michael and Andrew are fascinated by a yearbook from Chico High’s class of 1990 that they discover at a Value Village. Intrigued by the cryptic word “Caduceus” emblazoned across the cover, and by the countless sweet mullets and dream girls inside, the three friends lock onto one particular student: feather-banged mystery man Timothy Truelove.

CINEMA SIX

Directed and Writers Mark Potts & Cole Selix

Cinema Six resembles a movie theater-set version of “Office Space” with the same kind of raunchy humor and quarter-to-mid-life ennui.” “Lead actor John Merriman... handles comedy and drama with equal ease and the whole cast delivers with a fair share of absurd comedic moments.”

OK, Good

Director Daniel Martinico

A struggling actor spirals ever downward during the grueling process of trying to find steady work.
A riveting portrait of an actor on the verge of a nervous breakdown -- or, quite possibly, something worse... Armstrong [gives] a rigorously controlled performance that suggests the human equivalent of a ticking time bomb.” - Joe Leydon, Variety

2013 Short Film Selections

Eastern Oregon Film Festival is pleased to announce the following short films for inclusion in this year’s event. These powerful short stories will preface each of EOFF2013 feature selections. From current Sundance selections to world premiere, from local and regional,…

CATSKILLS

Within the multi-instrumentalism den of Jeff Grammer and steaming from the songwriting factory of Gregory Rawlins fashions a new fashion—both state of the art and rusted shut. It’s Future Rust! No, wait, it’s Catskills! Catskills will premiere their collective talons…

EOFF2013 Teaser Trailer

Eastern Oregon Film Festival is excited to start spilling our guts about the great program  in store for 2013.  We will be releasing bits and pieces of event information throughout the first of the year and then unveiling our full…

Skype Q & A with Sophia Takal

Skype Q & A with Sophia Takal

One of the things we love about our festival is the interaction with these spectacular filmmakers. EOFF will be updating its media library with our Q&A’s from 2011 and are implementing some great new ways to document and share this…