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 feature-length screenplays while lodging (and soaking) at The Lodge at Hot Lake Springs.

Hot Lake, one of the largest Hot Springs in the Northwest produces over 2000 gallons per minute of 186 degree water 24/7. The water heats the lodge building and is used for soaking. Restoration of this historic gem is completed and includes many historic preservation projects, including the Grand Entry Porch, Veranda, Balustrade, and Historic Spring House.

Amenities include a new hot springs soaking area, upgraded rooms, 2nd run movie theater with food/beer service, multiple pubs, conference space, restaurant, concert venue, and spa

HQ, a live event space and creative media studio is excited to provide space for The Eastern Oregon Filmmaker Residency Cohort.

The program has added partners like Oregon Film, Eastern Oregon University and downtown creative venue/studio, HQ, to provide assistance, co-programming and resources for the visiting filmmaker cohort. EOFF has received grant support from The Roundhouse Foundation to support the program and has received numerous in-kind offerings. If you would like to help support this program, contributions can be made at the festival website. 

The goal of this program is for artists to walk away with a draft that has the potential to be produced in Oregon in the coming years, and for attendees to learn about resources and opportunities available to them for film-making in this region. Most importantly, this is a dedicated and focused time for talented writers to produce work in whatever form they see fit. Unlike most artist residencies, this is specifically geared toward filmmakers.

The EOFF Residency Application can be found at

Additional information and a FAQ found at