Eastern Oregon Film Festival is coming together. Strong. Friends of the festival are stepping up and becoming members. Businesses, organizations, and industry professionals are helping to create a sustainable ‘force-to-be-reckoned-with’ in beautiful La Grande, Oregon.
We felt warm embraces by local and regional audiences, were humbled with the presence of more guest artists than ever, and saw a 30% increase in attendance. EOFF was one of the first festivals to utilize Skype technology for its Q/As. This past edition we held conversations with emerging artists Evan Glodell, Tristan Patterson, Sophia Takal, and Dustin Guy Defa. For opening night, we were graced by the presence of Jon Foy, director of the Sundance award-winning documentary Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles.
La Grande’s nightlife rocked hard during EOFF, and each night saw after parties with live music from artists such as Finn Riggins, Hillfolk Noir, and Jared Mees and The Grown Children.
Nestled among the Blue Mountains and the Eagle Cap Wilderness, La Grande, Oregon is located in the center of the largest fully-enclosed valley in North America. The town itself is approximately 13,000 people and is a nationally accredited Tree Town. Sweet.
Eastern Oregon University, along with the numerous boutiques, art galleries, coffee shops, living room jam sessions, bike trails, bodies of running water, dive bars, drifters, and train cars, help to define the cultural landscape. Winter in Eastern Oregon is one of the best times to visit. The beautiful landscape, draped in white, along with great recreational opportunities at Anthony Lakes Ski Resort (only 45 miles away), make this region a prime winter destination.
Join in the Grande Ronde valley in late February for a wonderful 3 day celebration of independent film, music, intimate conversations, and good times. Lock in a festival pass now by becoming a sustaining member of EOFF or tune in January 16th for the official program release and general pass sale. Get signed up for email updates and continued information and program details at http://www.eofilmfest.com