Over the 3-day festival, hundreds of visitors spent the weekend bouncing between venues, restaurants, retail businesses, and social events. In fact, since 2009, EOFF has brought to La Grande:
- over 100 filmmakers and industry professionals
- over 200 individual musicians
- 12 different regional and nationally recognized media reps
- estimated 20% of filmgoers from out of area to attend
From this, and with a growing number of annual events and gatherings, EOFF has created an estimated economic impact of 1.25 million in its nearly nine years of operation.
Plus there’s serious media buzz! MovieMaker Magazine named EOFF one of the “top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World”! We’ve been noted in Filmmaker Magazine, Hammer to Nail, Boise Weekly, and Oregon Live. And at last year’s festival, Oregon Public Broadcasting did a LIVE recording of STATE OF WONDER, with host April Baer.
#EOFF2020 is scheduled for October 22-24, 2020. October is great in Eastern Oregon, and with the overlap of the Farmers Market and EOU’s new students exploring the community, the weekend is bound to be more lively than ever.
Won’t you join us again with your sponsorship? EOFF combines a powerful web and social media presence with a beautifully designed festival program providing you key media placement. You’ll also be given public recognition via slideshows prior to each event, as well as a spoken acknowledgment (for higher tiers), at each of the screening blocks.
- In-kind donations must be matched fiscally or be doubled to meet tier.