Passes on Sale for the 15th Annual Eastern Oregon Film Festival

Early bird passes are now available for the fifteenth annual Eastern Oregon Film Festival, set to take place in La Grande, Oregon from October 17-19, 2024. This year’s festival promises a spectacular lineup of independent films, live music from visiting artists, and a vibrant community atmosphere.

Festival Highlights:

  • Three days of exceptional independent cinema.
  • Exclusive early access to ticket reservations for pass holders.
  • Special events and performances to be announced in July.
  • Record number of film submissions this year, ensuring a diverse and exciting program.
  • The La Grande Premiere of Breakup Season.

Breakup Season Homecoming Premiere Set for October 18.

A highlight of the festival will be the ‘homecoming’ screening of the feature film Breakup Season. Directed by H. Nelson Tracey, Breakup Season follows a young man who brings his girlfriend to his rural Oregon hometown, where things take an unexpected turn. The film features a stellar cast including Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead), Samantha Isler (Molly’s Game, Captain Fantastic), James Urbaniak (Oppenheimer, The Fabelmans), Brook Hogan (feature debut), Carly Stewart (, and Jacob Wysocki (Pitch Perfect, Unfriended). “Breakup Season” was cultivated from The Eastern Oregon Filmmakers Residency and was shot entirely in La Grande Oregon in the winter of 2023. Independently produced and financed, this project is proud to have the Eastern Oregon Film Festival as its non-profit fiscal sponsor and EOFF is proud to share it at our Fifteenth Annual Festival. 

As Breakup Season continues its film festival journey, the small town of La Grande, Oregon, takes center stage, influencing and engaging audiences across the country. This film, deeply rooted in our community, showcases the unique charm and complexities of La Grande, making it a foundational background for the family’s narrative, resonating with viewers everywhere.

Upcoming Screenings of Breakup Season:

  • June 17 & 19: Manhattan Film Festival, New York, NY
  • June 19: Esquire Presents, Denver, CO
  • July 13: Red Cedar Film Festival, Wisconsin
  • July 15: Circle Cinema Film Festival, Tulsa, OK

La Grande’s influence extends far beyond its borders through the storytelling of Breakup Season. Each screening not only highlights our local talent and scenery but also demonstrates how our festival community and collaborations can touch hearts and spark conversations nationwide.

Past Screenings and Accolades:

  • March 29: Desertscape Film Festival, St. George, UT – World Premiere, Winner: Best Feature, Best Actress (Samantha Isler), Best Ensemble, Audience Choice.
  • April 19 & 20: RiverRun Film Festival, Winston-Salem, NC.
  • April 21: Blue Whiskey Film Festival, Chicago, IL – Winner: Best of Fest, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress (Carly Stewart).
  • April 25 & 27: Julien Dubuque Film Festival, Dubuque, IA.

You can follow the film’s journey on instagram @breakupseasonmovie or on the official website

Sponsorship Opportunities:

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our key sponsors for their generous support: Eastern Oregon University, Oregon Film, Roundhouse Foundation, The Lodge at Hot Lake Springs, HQ, and the La Grande Tourism Grant from the Union County Chamber of Commerce.

Businesses are encouraged to join these esteemed sponsors by supporting the festival through various sponsorship packages. These packages offer recognition and access to screenings for your staff.

For more information and to purchase passes, visit
Stay updated with the growing festival schedule here.

Join us in celebrating independent cinema at the Eastern Oregon Film Festival—secure your passes today and be part of an unforgettable weekend!


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