The eleventh incarnation of Eastern Oregon Film Festival will run October 22-24, 2020 in La Grande, OR.

Established in 2009 by Ian Clark, Mike Surber, and Chris Jennings — recently named one of the "25 Coolest Festivals in the World" — this three-day event combines intimate screenings, live conversations with filmmakers, video Q&A, and special presentations from visiting artists. Each night concludes with after parties featuring incredible musicians.

Some of our previous selections over the years include: Actor Martinez, Always Shine, Boone, Buffalo Juggalos, Daddy Longlegs, Euphonia, Joy Kevin, Lenny Cooke, MA, Man Underground, Only The Young, Open Five, Planetary, Tracktown, War Witch, Western, What's Revenge, Yossi, and many more!

MISSION: Eastern Oregon Film Festival is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a cinematic experience in eastern Oregon that promotes discovery, entertainment, and education via artistic exhibition and viewership. Through the mediums of independent film and music, we aim to enrich and expand the cultural experience within our community.


Handmade Awards recognizing Audience Choice Awards for BEST SHORT, BEST FEATURE, SPIRIT OF EOFF / ETHOS, as well as CURATOR'S PICK for BEST FILM.

We keep things pretty loose, but if you break one of the rules we'll let you know!

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Overall Rating
  • Michele Noble

    I love this Festival. It's no wonder it's been voted 25 of the coolest Festivals. COVID made it virtual this year but they made a huge effort to give every filmmaker a feeling of being there. They sent a super AWESOME, thoughtful Festival goodie bag with lots of cool stuff. They also had several virtual filmmaker networking zooms and AMAZING zoom Q&A's. They even had a live concert with great local musicians for the ending of the Festival which gave a wonderful feeling and harkens back to deliver that community and party atmosphere Festivals do so well. I can't wait to attend this Festival in person so I will be applying to this Festival with every film I make. Thank you Festival team EOFF2020! You all rock!!

    October 2020
  • Jesse Alk

    I unfortunately was not able to attend due to scheduling, but communication with the festival was great, they seem to be doing something very cool out there in Eastern Oregon, and I would have loved to be able to attend, if I wasn't out of the country. A festival to watch, for sure, and worth applying to without a doubt.

    November 2019
  • Gavin Baird

    Had a fantastic time at EOFF! Hope to go again in the future!

    November 2019
  • H. Nelson Tracey

    EOFF is in a category of its own, a completely unique film festival in the best possible way. First off, my film PICTURE JASPER had a packed, standing-room only audience very receptive to the film, which was extra impressive considering the festival is held in a small town. Not every film festival brings out such a good crowd. Otherwise, there is a homespun hospitality that is quite nice - breakfast enthusiasts will love the festival! We had one scheduled filmmaker breakfast and one impromptu filmmaker breakfast on the last day and both were treats, and great ways to get to know the fellow filmmakers and eat some great food, plus hang out in beautiful Oregon countryside. It's a small enough festival where it's plausible to meet and get to know everyone there, yet large enough that that's still 25-40 people from all over who are interesting and established filmmakers. Chris and the team couldn't have been nicer in making us all feel welcome, it feels like an intimate family affair which may be a little relaxed for some people used to more large-scale fests, but if you go in knowing that is the atmosphere, you will have an absolute blast. I would definitely submit again to EOFF!

    November 2019
  • Devin Johnson

    I had an amazing time in La Grande! It's a beautiful little town with incredible hospitality, inspiring programming, and a truly relaxed environment to hang out with fellow filmmakers. They treat artists very well. Lots of great events outside of the screenings too. I was really impressed by the quality of the bands that played the after parties every night. I can't rave about this festival enough! Well worth the trip.

    November 2018