Established in 2009 and named one of the "25 Coolest Festivals in the World" by MovieMaker Magazine in 2017, the Eastern Oregon Film Festival typically combines three days of intimate screenings, live conversations with filmmakers, video Q&A, and special presentations from visiting artists. Each night concludes in an after party featuring incredible live music from a variety of visiting musicians.
In 2020, EOFF, like many other small festivals, was forced to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by pivoting the festival programming and presentation to an online-only format. Our goal was to present the year’s selections while retaining the unique and intimate artist and guest experience that the festival is known for. Having succeeded in this effort, EOFF is now equipped to expand its yearly programming to an online platform alongside the in-person festival. This allows us to provide a more robust annual program and to cover for or augment the festival delivery as needed, as we still face the uncertainty of in-person gatherings this October.
Eastern Oregon Film Festival is also hosting its inaugural Filmmaker Residency Program this Spring. Applications are open until February 21 for this refreshing screenwriting opportunity. https://www.filmfreeway.com/eofilmfest-residency/
Cash prizes are available as part of the award packages for the first time ever! $2500.00 will be distributed between 5 selections of this upcoming festival, along with the standard prestige that comes with being an EOFF Award Winner. Specific Cash Award Categories TBD. The cash prize is provided by https://www.lagrande.life – A La Grande based community resource and amplifier for all things La Grande.
Handmade Awards recognizing Audience Choice Awards for BEST SHORT, BEST FEATURE, SPIRIT OF EOFF / ETHOS, as well as CURATOR'S PICK for BEST FILM.
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