#EOFF2021 Festival Sneak Peek

Festival Sneak Peek Event / Wednesday September 15.  The Eastern Oregon Film Festival will unveil the details of their Twelfth Annual Flagship event this coming Wednesday, September 15 via a virtual sneak peek special event. The event virtual package will unlock beginning at 7pm. Traditionally, this event doubles as the festival’s themed annual fundraising event […]

Membership gets Exclusive In-person Experience

#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 only be available for Official Festival Members and Visiting Artists. Individual screening tickets may be made available based […]

#EOFF2021 Official Selections List

#EOFF2021 Official Selections Eastern Oregon Film Festival will be celebrating its twelfth year of independent film and music programming in and from La Grande, Oregon on October 21-23, 2021.  This year’s submission process saw a record number of submissions, of which 52 films were selected for exhibition. Filmmakers whose work was selected are invited to […]

Special Screening w/ The Literary Lion of La Grande

Special Screening w/ The Literary Lion of La Grande Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 The community is invited to attend a special screening of George Venn : The Literary Lion of La Grande at HQ, 112 Depot Street in downtown La Grande. This short doc on writer and poet, George Venn, a fixture in western American […]

BEAST BEAST Special Screening at HQ and Online April 23

Q&A with Danny Madden / 9:00pm Director Danny Madden takes his award-winning short film Krista and impressively transforms it into an unsettling feature exploration of adolescence, performance, and identity. Newcomer Shirley Chen gives a remarkable breakout performance, crackling with the vulnerability and joy of first love, while Will Madden and Jose Angeles deliver disquieting turns as young […]

Filmmaker Residency Announces Inaugural Cohort

Filmmaker Residency Announces Inaugural Cohort Eastern Oregon Film Festival is excited to share the selected attendees for the first annual Eastern Oregon Filmmaker Residency Program happening April 30-May 26, 2021 in La Grande. This year’s cohort will be hosted at The Lodge at Hot Lake Springs for the duration of their stay, and will engage […]

Residency Application Deadline Feb. 21

Don’t miss this HOT opportunity to refine that story into a final screenplay in The Grande Ronde Valley. Eastern Oregon Film Festival’s  Filmmaker Residency program opened for submission in early January and is nearing the application deadline of February 21. This retreat, for writers and directors, will receive designated time and space to work on […]

Submit Your Film to #EOFF2021

Eastern Oregon Film Festival will take place October 21-23, 2021 in and/or via La Grande, Oregon. Filmmakers are invited to submit their work for consideration for screening at our twelfth edition, #EOFF2021. >> Submit your film at https://www.filmfreeway.com/eofilmfest LA GRANDE – Established in 2009 and named one of the “25 Coolest Festivals in the World” […]

Announcing the Eastern Oregon Filmmaker Residency

Eastern Oregon Film Festival, an La Grande based nonprofit is excited to announce the inaugural year of its Filmmaker Residency program. The residency is a month-long retreat for writers and directors to receive designated time and space to work on feature-length screenplays.  The application for attendance opens on filmfreeway.com on January 17 and closes on […]

#EOFF2020 FESTIVAL AWARDS & WRAP

VIEWERS CHOICE AWARDS ** BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE RAF Director – Harry Cepka ** BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE A LIFE’S WORK Director –  David Licata ** BEST NARRATIVE SHORT IMMORTAL Director – Natalie Metzger & Robert Allaire ** BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT RECLAMATION: THE RISE AT STANDING ROCK Director – Michele Noble FESTIVAL  AWARDS ** EOFF SPIRIT AWARD […]

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 Cultural Trust for Oregon cultural organizations facing losses due to the COVID-19 health crisis, were […]

#EOFF2020 Sneak Peek & Program Release Virtual Event

Eastern Oregon Film Festival will share the details of its eleventh annual program via a virtual ‘Sneak Peek’ event on the evening of Wednesday September 16.  At 7:00pm, guests will be able to log in, buy a pass, and watch the #EOFF2020 ‘Trailer of Trailers’ promo video. Starting at 8:00pm, festival Director Christopher Jennings will […]

#EOFF2020 Official Selections Announcement

Eastern Oregon Film Festival will be celebrating its eleventh year of independent film and music programming VIA La Grande, Oregon on October 22-24, 2020. #EOFF2020 Festival Pass Get your all access, all weekend pass for our eleventh year of film.   EOFF programming champions authentic voices, experimentation with cinematic form, and hilarious, heartfelt, or otherwise […]

YEAR ELEVEN • October 22-24. #EOFF2020

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 grant from Eastern Oregon Visitors Association to further our reach into our neighboring communities. EOFF […]

#EOFF2019 (UN)OFFICIAL AWARDS

“We are proud to announce the ‘winners’ of #EOFF2019! Through conversation with members, artists, and the community, as well as some good ol’ fashioned eavesdropping, we have once again done our best to determine those films that resonated the most in La Grande. Thanks again to everyone for making YEAR TEN a success!” — Ian […]

Official Film 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 variety of themes, genres and formats. Festival-goers will be taken on a journey through works […]

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 staff have had to be creative in accommodating the festivals growing number of visiting filmmakers […]

‘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. EVENT DETAILS FREE SCREENING of Patagonia’s feature-length documentary ARTIFISHAL. JULY 24, 2019 at 7:00PM — Discussion […]

TENTH ANNUAL EASTERN OREGON FILM FESTIVAL OPENS FOR SUBMISSION / CALLS FOR SUPPORT

Eastern Oregon Film Festival will celebrate its tenth year of programming from October 24-26, 2019. #EOFF2019 is now open for submission. Filmmakers hoping to participate should visit FILMFREEWAY.COM/EOFILMFEST for details and to submit. The festival is looking for feature and short length films across all genres. The submission regular deadline is  April 20, 2019. Eastern […]

#EOFF2018 (Un)official Awards

#EOFF2018 (Un)official Awards “Once again, it brings us great pleasure to announce the ‘winners’ of #EOFF2018! The selections here have been determined through an informal process that gauged audience response, general interest, laughter, word of mouth and late night conversations. We have done our best to determine which films resonated the most with the people […]

NINE YEARS!??? Yup.

EASTERN OREGON FILM FESTIVAL Official Selections for the NINTH ANNUAL — #EOFF2018.  Eastern Oregon Film Festival is proud to announce its Official Selections for the 2018 Festival. An intimate gathering nestled in downtown La Grande OR, #EOFF2018 will feature film screenings, special events, and live music at The Granada Theatre and our own creative space, hq, as well as […]

2017 Awards Announcement

#EOFF2017 Festival Awards “We are thrilled to announce the winners of #EOFF2017 — the 8th Annual film festival that finished up over the weekend in La Grande, OR. The films here have been selected through an intimate, if somewhat unconventional process. Gauging audience response, laughter and amusement, lobby buzz, and late night conversations — we […]

After Party Music

#EOFF2017 After Party Music Eastern Oregon Film Festival is excited to bring a diverse array of musical offerings to our eighth annual flagship event held October 19-21 in La Grande, Oregon. Thursday, October 19 after consumption of the opening night film join some of La Grande’s most accomplished musicians in a New Orleans Funk-filled night of […]

Official Film Selections Announced

#EOFF2017 Announces Film Selections Eastern Oregon Film Festival is proud to announce its Official Selections for the 2017 Festival. Spread across five venues (including a 48hr. online program at Filmmaker Magazine), EOFF will run October 19-21, 2017 in La Grande, OR. The festival will open and close with fiction and nonfiction offerings that explore possibilities […]

EOFF ranks in ‘The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2017’

EOFF has landed a ranking in MovieMaker Magazine’s coveted annual article for 2017. A panel of cool put together this list of film festivals that showcase a diverse array of festival style. “The 25 rare birds on our 2017 Coolest Film Festivals in the World list come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing holds […]

Made in Oregon – Summer Screening Series

Teaming up with NW Documentary and Oregon Film, Eastern Oregon Film Festival* curator Ian Clark will be hosting a series of films at NW Documentary‘s Media Center, all of which will feature Q&As with the filmmakers via Skype. We also will be offering a small selection of beer and snacks.  MADE IN OREGON Screening Schedule FINDING TRUELOVE – Directed […]

#EOFF2017 Festival / hq Update

Great things are happening for this year’s flagship event. EOFF’s board of directors and festival director are currently engaged in the hq project, initial programming opportunities, launching the call for entries (opens May 24), and celebrating with #EOFF2016 members and hq donors on Tuesday with a potluck! We hope that in three swift steps that […]

2016 Award Winners

Eastern Oregon Film Festival enjoyed three days in La Grande, OR with visiting filmmakers, industry guests, musicians, friends and family. With its focus on contemporary cinema, the program highlighted over 30 independent films that showcased diverse forms and genres. 14 Q&As with internationally recognized filmmakers—hailing from New York, Miami, Portland,and more—were enjoyed by community members. […]

#EOFF2016 Program Announcement: The Films

Eastern Oregon Film Festival will be celebrating its seventh year of independent film and music programming in La Grande, Oregon on October 20-22, 2016. EOFF will be hosting more visiting filmmakers than in previous years, and in all screening more than 30 independent works. EOFF Program Director Ian Clark had this to say, “If you’re […]

#EOFF2016 Program Announcement: MUSIC

Eastern Oregon Film Festival will be celebrating its seventh year of independent film and music programming in La Grande, Oregon October 20-22, 2016. EOFF is privileged to announce the musicians who will be joining us this fall. EOFF will host three evening after parties at its new central location and present the hottest emerging music-makers […]

EOFF2016 is locked & loaded for October 20-22

Eastern Oregon Film Festival will be celebrating our seventh annual program October 20-22. We have been busy locking in another great program of independent film, music, and conversations to present in historic downtown La Grande. Eastern Oregon University has stepped forward this year as a presenting sponsor. EOU will provide a venue and resources to […]

#EOFF2016 is in the works!

Eastern Oregon Film Festival will be presenting its seventh annual event October 20-22, 2016 in La Grande, Oregon. Making the move back to October, the festival organizers and supporters are feeling giddy with excitement. “October is a great time for the festival, so we’re glad it found its way back to autumn. Not only is […]

A MORNING LIGHT x TORINO FILM FESTIVAL = !!!!!!!!!!!

•• EOFF Co-Founder/Film Curator Ian Clark will premiere his new project A MORNING LIGHT at the 2015 Torino Film Festival! It’s screening in the festival’s out-of-competition category — Waves — on November 21, 27, and 28. EOFF supported this project during its Kickstarter campaign, acting as the non-profit fundraising sponsor. Check out the festival listing for more […]

ANNOUNCING THE 7TH ANNUAL • EASTERN OREGON FILM FESTIVAL

(LA GRANDE, OR)  •  Eastern Oregon Film Festival is excited to announce the new dates for its upcoming seventh edition — #EOFF2016. // Save The Date • October 20-22, 2016 // Eastern Oregon Film Festival is jumping around the calendar! We’re developing our operational base and strengthening our partnership with The Liberty Theatre Foundation. Outside […]

EOFF2015 ANNOUNCEMENT #6: IT IS HERE

The sixth annual Eastern Oregon Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, May 7, in La Grande, Oregon with the documentary feature PLANETARY at 7:00PM preceded by Danny Madden’s ALL YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS! A in-person Q&A with PLANETARY director Guy Reid will follow. The night will conclude with a celebration at The Art Center begginning around 9PM – TERMINAL GRAVITY will […]

EOFF2015 ANNOUNCEMENT #5: THE FEATURES

•• It just keeps coming, people. We’re honored to introduce this year’s collection of 60+ minute films—narrative features, documentaries, or those experiments somewhere in-between. Through a range of styles and cinematic genre, this year’s collection tackles subjects as diverse as ecological crisis, alien visitation, mushroom hunting, childhood obesity, artistic struggle, border politics, human trafficking, relationships […]

EOFF2015 ANNOUNCEMENT #4: ONLINE FILMS

•• We’re excited to announce our OFFICIAL 2015 ONLINE SELECTIONS! We’re collaborating with filmmakers who have agreed to share their works online during the EOFF weekend. It’s exiciting not only because this enables a remote festival component, but because it allows us to welcome more of the films that we love into the EOFF family. […]

EOFF2015 ANNOUNCEMENT #2: THE MUSIC

From all directions, this year’s musical guests will create the soundscape to the sixth annual Eastern Oregon Film Festival. On Thursday (May 7) come visit the Art Center for a local kick-off show with HAM n CHEESE and Pendleton’s JDK&EOPB. Friday (May 8) will have us getting loose in an outdoor pop-up setting—Benchwarmer’s parking lot—with Boise’s HILLFOLK NOIR and OLD DEATH […]

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 provided access to an incredible media lab for post-production. Big thanks to Ian and Chelsea! […]

ANNOUNCING THE 6TH ANNUAL // EASTERN OREGON FILM FESTIVAL

(LA GRANDE, OR) – Eastern Oregon Film Festival is excited and proud to announce the dates for its sixth annual event — #EOFF2015.  The 2015 festival will kick off Thursday, May 7, and run through Saturday, May 9 in La Grande, Oregon. Save The Date: May 7, 8 & 9, 2015! EOFF is dedicated to […]

A MORNING LIGHT // Upcoming Project by Festival Programmer Ian Clark

A core element of the EOFF vision is to support filmmaking in Eastern Oregon via access, education, and organizational support. Contribute to Ian Clark’s newest work and help highlight Eastern Oregon as a production destination! CHECK OUT THE KICKSTARTER PAGE HERE! Writer/Director/Cinematographer • Ian Clark Producers • Jim Cummings, Benjamin Wiessner, Ian Clark Cast • […]

NEW FESTIVAL DATES ANNOUNCED // Upcoming Screening: DamNation

The Sixth Annual Eastern Oregon Film Festival will be held May 7-9, 2015 in La Grande, Oregon.  In honor of the new spring time dates and our mission to bring compelling film, music, and conversation to the Grande Ronde Valley,  Eastern Oregon Film Festival and Hells Canyon Preservation Council are bringing La Grande a special presentation of the […]

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 at an all-time high, and it was—by all accounts—the best EOFF to date!!!! Here are […]

THE FESTIVAL GUIDE IS HERE // #EOFF2014

We’re excited to present the complete lineup for the 5th edition of EOFF.  Below you’ll find the digital version of our festival guide for viewing or download.  Printed guides will be available at the event. See you soon!!!! >> View the complete schedule online  

#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! at the Art Center at the Old Library, February 4 – 27, features new work […]

ANTHONY LAKES DECOMPRESSION PARTY

JOIN US ON SUNDAY FEB. 23RD FOR A DAY AT THE MOUNTAIN. Join #EOFF2014 for a decompression party at Anthony Lakes Ski Resort on Sunday, February 23 2014. After a few days of watching films – we thought it would be good to get some fresh air. LIVE MUSIC Music at The Starbottle Saloon will begin around […]

GRANDMA KELSEY & EDMUND WAYNE JOIN MUSIC PROGRAM

EOFF2014 is excited to announce that in addition to the after party celebrations with an incredible line-up of visiting and local musicians, festival goers will also be privy to solo acts Edmund Wayne and Grandma Kelsey. These intimate sets will take place prior to the evening features at The Granada Theater.  While patrons file in […]

#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 dedicated festival-goer has the opportunity to behold twelve different acts, ranging from the simple, arresting […]

5th ANNUAL EASTERN OREGON FILM FESTIVAL // PROGRAM ROLLOUT

Eastern Oregon Film Festival is proud to present it’s fifth edition — #EOFF2014. The festival will kick off Thursday, February 20, and run through Saturday, February 22. A decompression gathering with music, skiing, and snowboarding will take place Sunday, February 23 at Anthony Lakes Ski Resort. The opening night short film is Bernardo Britto’s YEARBOOK, […]

Funding Success : #EOFF2014 Cleared for Launch

On January 15th, 2014 EOFF supporters participated in the annual sneak peek fundraiser party held at the Art Center at the Old Library.  The evening included choice food from La Grande’s Golden Crown Restaurant,  Terminal Gravity in the bottle, a raffle, a live auction, and marked the festival pass sale release. The event entertained over […]

‘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 be kicked off by a set by locals Catskills (Gregory Rawlins, Wayne Callahan, and Jeff Grammer). EOFF […]

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 Nance, Matt Porterfield, Ornana, Elizabeth Mims, Nandan Rao, Kentucker Audley, Dustin Guy Defa, Zach Weintraub, […]

EOFF2014 presents music event to raise funds for fifth annual

A MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WARM-UP PARTY EOFF announced it’s 2014 Dates – February 20-22, 2014 – but before we can savor another year of great film and music in downtown LG we need to assist the organization in growing it’s pocket book to bring about a 5th annual celebration that continues to astound. Portland, Oregon’s AU and ETERNAL TAPESTRY will […]

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 visitors, professionals, and businesses to the Grande Ronde Valley– in addition to stoking community passion […]

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, DIY ethos. Hats off to this collection of filmmakers for making such powerful films with […]

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 of three enigmatic teenagers searching for love, friendship, and skate parks. The film  somehow manages […]

Screening ‘Plimpton’ at Annual Word Round-Up

Eastern Oregon Film Festival will be presenting a special screening at the first annual Eastern Oregon Word Round-up, to be held October 26th and 27th. EOFF will present ‘Plimpton’. The screening will take place October 26th at 9:15pm at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute.  The Eastern Oregon Word Round-up is a series of workshops, programs on writing and publishing, […]

EOFF Co-Founder/Programmer named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces!!!!

Eastern Oregon Film Festival’s co-founder and film programmer Ian Clark was recently included as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s ’25 New Faces in Independent Film’. Ian’s recent films ‘Country Story’ (EOFF 2011 Primiere) and soon to be released short film “Searching for Yellow” have garnered attention for the works’ subtle narratives and intimate photography.  “Cinema is another medium just like […]

Boise’s New Emerging Artist Festival has a little EOFF in its Blood

Finn Riggins, Sons of Guns, and Yeah Great Fine (all past players at EOFF)  all participated in the innagural year of  Treefort Music Festival in Boise, Idaho.  Eric Gilbert of the Riggins’ helped to coordinate this great event and stated that he took inspiration from Eastern Oregon Film Festival’s efforts over the past year.  Check out this […]

2011 EOFF Award Winners

Eastern Oregon Film Festival awards five filmmakers with this year’s honors. Bellflower and Dragonslayer received Best Film nods in the narrative and documentary categories, respectively. Cirkus Columbia, and short, Summer Snapshot won audience choice awards. And Bad Fever director, Dustin Guy Defa, was recognized for his ‘Innovation in Directing’. Jury awards were given to the […]

Great Sponsors, Granting Successes, Donations, & Participation = How we make it happen!

Great Sponsors, Granting Successes, Donations, & Participation = How we make it happen! The Eastern Oregon Film Festival would not be possible without the growing support of local businesses, organizations, The City of La Grande, and festival participants (cinephiles and band-buff’s alike), Eastern Oregon University, and the great energy emanating in the Grande Ronde Valley. Volunteers: It […]

The Roll Out Begins…

The 2011 Eastern Oregon Film Festival is starting the countdown.  Festival passes are now available, sponsoring opportunities are being finalized, submissions are closed and the programmers are smiling.  Check out the offerings and information below – get your pass (they will go fast) and stay tuned as the music line-up starts spilling out. FESTIVAL FRIENDS: HERE’S YOUR […]

EOFF AND LA GRANDE MAIN STREET COMMERCE CAMPAIGN

For Immediate Release: [La Grande, Oregon] Eastern Oregon Film Festival (EOFF) is excited to work with La Grande Main Street and area businesses to offer an opportunity to reach a regional audience and to introduce themselves as supportive of new and exciting arts and cultural driven tourism activity in La Grande and Eastern Oregon. The […]

EOFF screens “Quality of Life” at OK Theater

Eastern Oregon Film Festival (EOFF) is sponsoring a satellite screening of Quality of Life. This award-winning narrative feature film will play at the OK Theater in Enterprise Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 7pm. Director Benjamin Morgan will be present for Q&A after the screening. About the Film Winner of a prestigious jury award at the […]