2022 Residency has been postponed. Please check out website for a 2022 mini-residency opportunity. The RESIDENCY will return in 2023.
A program for writers/directors to get designated time and space to work on feature-length screenplays. While being set up at The Lodge at Hot Lake Springs for the duration, 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 filmmaking in this region. Most importantly, this is a dedicated and focused time for writers to produce work in whatever form they see fit. Unlike most artist residencies, this is specifically geared toward filmmakers!
- HOSTED LODGING AT THE LODGE AT HOT LAKE SPRINGS
- MINIMAL COMMITMENTS – SO YOU CAN WRITE!
- CONNECT WITH FILMMAKERS
- CONNECT WITH COMMUNITY
- IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE STORY
Why Eastern Oregon?
Residencies are a sacred time and space where creatives have a sole mission: write and develop their ideas! It’s a step away from inevitable commitments and distractions in life at home, and an added purpose of creation that can be difficult to conjure when left to ones own devices. A successful residency combines ample solo time for deep work with a surrounding community of fellow artists to share goals and missions with. The EOFF Residency is unique in that it is specifically targeted toward filmmakers.
This program is the award. ;) The space to write, collaborate with others, and explore a new region will be the breath of fresh air you needed.
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FilmFreeway SUBMISSION CLARIFICATION: The following residency application contains a combination of written components and work samples for us to meet you as a filmmaker.
Application components include:
-10 page maximum screenplay writing sample (can be from multiple screenplays)
-Directing samples at 10 mins max total (no reels, finished films of any length only)
In the submission form, you will see at the top that FilmFreeway requires a submission of a specific "project" - for this you may use your 10 page screenplay sample as your FilmFreeway "project" at the top of the submission form