Get ready to celebrate the magic of indie cinema at the Eastern Oregon Film Festival’s (EOFF) 14th annual program, happening from October 19 to 21, 2023, in the charming town of La Grande, Oregon. EOFF is your passport to a world of thought-provoking storytelling through the lens of independent filmmakers.
This year, we’re rolling out the red carpet for a fantastic lineup of 44 films that you won’t want to miss. Join us for in-person screenings at various venues, including Eastern Oregon University’s McKenzie and Schwarz Theaters, The Lodge at Hot Lake Springs, and exclusive showings at the “under renovation” Liberty Theatre. Don’t forget to drop by the festival’s lively social hub, beer garden, after-party zone, and box office, all conveniently located at HQ, 112 Depot Street in La Grande.
Opening Night Extravaganza:
Kickstart the festivities with a bang! Join us at HQ, where the festival social hub and box office open at 4 pm on Thursday, followed by a formal toast around 5:30 pm. The curtain rises on Opening Night with the screening of the short film “Crisis,” followed by the feature presentation “Free Time“ at EOU’s McKenzie Theater. After the show, let loose and groove with musical guests Cut Hand and Boise, Idaho’s rock sensations, Low-fi. Dive into the full schedule online, because we’ve got tons more in store for you on Friday!
Friday’s Film Fiesta:
Friday is packed with cinematic gems that will keep you glued to your seats, from early morning screenings to evening delights like “Finding Groovolpois,” “Foil,” and “Mind Body Spirit.” The Friday night after-party is where the party truly begins, featuring the musical talents of MJ Upstairs from Eugene, Oregon, and “Abronia,” a fantastic band from Portland, Oregon. PS. Don’t miss the shorts playing all day long at The Liberty Theater, (our soon to be premiere venue).
Special Highlight: ᏓᏗᏬᏂᏏ (We Will Speak)
Join us for a heartwarming community conversation after the screening of “ᏓᏗᏬᏂᏏ (We Will Speak)“ This captivating documentary explores the significance of the Cherokee language to Cherokee identity and culture. Learn about the urgent efforts to preserve this vital aspect of Cherokee heritage and how it relates to our region’s indigenous languages.
Special Highlight: “Like, Share, Comment, Subscribe”
Experience the powerful documentary “Like, Share, Comment, Subscribe,“ where a 37-year-old YouTube food reviewer discovers his own incredible journey of survival. Meet the film’s subject, Josh, a proud La Grande local, and filmmaker Christopher Baier, who will be there to share their remarkable story with you.
Saturday is a day of pure cinematic delight! Starting at 11 am, our projectors come to life, presenting a series of short films in blocks that you won’t want to miss (both Friday and Saturday). Check out the schedule for all the exciting details. The grand finale awaits with the screening of “The Secret Art of Human Flight,“ followed by a festival friends gathering at HQ, where you can dance the night away with “Hillfolk Noir” from Boise, Idaho.
Tickets & Passes:
Grab your tickets and passes at https://festival.eofilmfest.com, where you can choose from a variety of options, including all-access passes, student passes, and virtual passes. You can also pre-purchase individual tickets online or snag them at the door (subject to venue availability). Check our website’s schedule to order your tickets and get ready to embark on a cinematic adventure like no other.
If you can’t make it in person, don’t worry! We’ve got virtual screening options available for most of this year’s program. Tune in online during the festival weekend at https://watch.eventive.org/eofilmfest/ to catch all the action from the comfort of your home.
Heartfelt Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors:
A big shoutout to our major sponsors, including Eastern Oregon University, Oregon Film, Roundhouse Foundation, Koerner Camera, Eventive, Side A Brewing, Evermine Labels, Legacy Ford, and many more. Visit our website for a full list of our fantastic sponsoring partners.
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About Eastern Oregon Film Festival (EOFF):
EOFF is more than a festival; it’s a celebration of the creativity and passion behind independent cinema. Every year, we provide a platform for emerging filmmakers to share their unique stories with diverse audiences, fostering a vibrant cultural community right here in La Grande, Oregon.