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.


Big thanks to Koerner Camera for adding to the cash prizes! $5000.00 in cash and prize awards will be distributed between 5 categories, along with the standard prestige that comes with being an EOFF Award Winner.

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
  • Sebastian Cepka

    EOFF was one of the most creatively put together virtual festivals I attended. They really made an effort to re-create a communal feeling, and it was definitely appreciated. I've heard great things about their pre-covid editions, and I hope I get to attend this festival IRL in the future.

    February 2021
  • David Licata

    EOFF has festival operations DOWN in the age of COVID. In addition to making the films available for the run of the festival, which most fests are doing now, they also had live panels, as well music events and filmmaker get-togethers.
    Communication was superb. Christopher did an amazing job!
    EOFF really has their s&%t together. I am so proud to have been a part of it.

    November 2020
  • Zachary Stoltzfus

    Such a wonderful event to be a part of. Chris did a great job of creating a unique experience despite the virtual circumstances. I look forward to coming back when it's a bit less virtual!

    November 2020
  • Despite the pivoting all fests have had to do this year, EOFF made the transition seamlessly and made being a filmmaker still feel like part of a community. Cheers to Christopher and his team for the success!

    November 2020
  • An incredible festival! Even though the experience shifted online this year, Christopher and the team did a fine job showcasing my film and connecting audiences with the my work. And they sent me a really thoughtful swag bag all the way in Toronto, Canada. I will definitely submit here again with my next films. Hope to see you all in La Grande soon.

    November 2020