#EOFF2021 – It’s all happening.
Eastern Oregon Film Festival will share its twelfth annual program with audiences both in-person and online come October 21-23.
Due to the ever changing nature of COVID and with safety in mind a curated version of the program is being offered in-person that focuses on visiting filmmakers and our core EOFF Member base. All in-person events are included with a Festival Member Pass or Visiting Artist Pass. Selections are available for virtual streaming over the weekend via the Festival’s Virtual Hub.
Two feature public presentations will be held at EOU’s McKenzie Theater and are available for pre-purchase stand-alone tickets to the general public and are free to Eastern Oregon University Students.
The Beta Test, a new thriller from Jim Cummings (Thunder Road, Wolf of Snow Hallow), and PJ McCabe will screen in-person ONLY on Friday, October 22 at 7pm. In this A married Hollywood agent (Cummings) receives a mysterious letter for an anonymous sexual encounter and becomes ensnared in a sinister world of lying, infidelity, and digital data.
Jim Cummings Rivets as a Hollywood Agent in a Twilight Zone of Temptation.
Tickets for this in-person screening can be purchased here. This film is not recommended for children.
On Saturday, October 23 EOFF will show Everything in The End at EOU’s McKenzie Theater starting at 7pm. This quiet, contemplative humanist story is set in Iceland. It explores themes of grief, death, and how, in the end, human connections allow us to forgive and accept. Everything in The End was shot on location in Iceland over 10 days with a crew of 4 people and is filmmaker Mylissa Fitzsimmons’ first feature film.
EOFF will be hosting 17 Visiting Filmmakers during the weekend and they will be sharing their films with EOFF Members, visiting artists, colleagues, and EOU students via two Short Salons in The Schwarz Theater at EOU on Friday and Saturday of the event.
- Jung & Restless – Joanna Priestley, 6m 6s
- Oases – Adam David Nilsson, 13min
- Aturdir – Ruth Mataya Gango, 14min
- Gone in a Flash – Justin Zimmerman, 3m 30s
- Again and Again – Court Ross, 11m 33s
- Dumpster – Jacob Shelton, 12m
- Thundaar Lives – Lauren Everett 20m 31s
- Ten Leaves Dilated – Kate E. Hinshaw 14m 26s
- Gwen – Luke Zwanziger 16m 9s
- Superfan – Karina Lomelin Ripper and Marc Ripper – 15m 20s
- In Sync – Chaconne Martin-Berkowicz 11m 38s
- Bid Caller – David Van Auken 32min
- AC – Heather Older (screenwriter)
- Jean – Jen Elkington 15m
- Hello From Nowhere – Anthony Orkin 80min
Filmmakers will be staying in a variety of local lodging facilities and will not only have a chance to share their work but also explore our community and region. EOFF has partnered with The Lodge at Hot Lake Springs to offer a special Filmmaker Only event that will give the artists a chance to relax, network, dream, discuss and just be.
After-parties will be held at HQ, 112 Depot Street on Friday and Saturday night (22,23) after the evening feature film with live music by Blood Lemon and Floating Witch’s Head (Boise, Idaho). Tickets will be available at the door but subject to capacity availability and will be $10.00 per night.
All in-person screenings at EOU’s main campus will be free to EOU students to attend. Masks are required in all screenings and in-door events. The full schedule of in-person events can be found here: https://www.eofilmfest.com/eoff2021-in-person-schedule/
Virtually all of the programming can be streamed from home via the festival virtual platform and EOFF encourages all to scan through the selections and find something that resonates with you. Watch it. Tell us what you think. Stand out features include Eric Bloomquist’s new horror Night at The Eagle Inn, Dean Peterson’s Kendra and Beth, Mari Walker’s See You Then, and EOFF Alum Kentucker Audley & Albert Birney’s futuristic fantasy Strawberry Mansion.
FESTIVAL QUICK LINKS
- Film Catalog
- In-Person Schedule
- Virtual Screenings
- Music Guests
- Virtual Passes
- Ticket Information
Eastern Oregon Film Festival is sponsored in part by Eastern Oregon University, Koerner Camera, Oregon Film, lagrande.life, HQ, Side A Brewing, The Lodge at Hot Lake Springs, Baum Smith Attorney at Law, The Liberty Theatre Café, and The Subshop. Additional grant support for this year’s program made possible by The Roundhouse Foundation.