Fifth Annual Eastern Oregon Film Festival



Eastern Oregon Film Festival is proud to present it’s fifth edition — #EOFF2014. The festival will kick off Thursday, February 20, and run through Saturday, February 22. A decompression gathering with music, skiing, and snowboarding will take place Sunday, February 23 at Anthony Lakes Ski Resort.

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The opening night short film is Bernardo Britto’s YEARBOOK, followed by Dave Carroll’s feature documentary, BENDING STEELA live Q&A with the filmmakers will take place after the screening. Additional selections to look for include Josh and Benny Safdie’s LENNY COOKE, Eric Steele’s BOB BIRDNOW, Steven Doughton’s BUOY, and a showcase curated byFilmmaker Magazine — which pairs Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld’s QASIM with Eddie Mullins’ comical, apocalyptic DOOMSDAYS.

OPENING NIGHT (Films)
Thursday, 7pm, Granada Theater / YEARBOOK followed by BENDING STEEL 

YEARBOOK (trailer): http://vimeo.com/84111593
BENDING STEEL 
(trailer): http://vimeo.com/61741393

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OPENING NIGHT (After Party)
Eastern Oregon Film Festival invites its guests to head to Ten Depot Street (located at 10 Depot Street) to get loose, celebrate the festival, and enjoy some live music by the BC Ramblers and Hillfolk Noir.

DISTRIBUTION PANEL
Filmmaker and distribution pioneer Nandan Rao (founder, Simple Machine) will guide an open discussion with technological democratization and emerging distribution models as its starting point. Panel Guests include Brandon Harris, Dave Carroll, Jim Cummings, Ben Petrie, Zach Weintraub, and EOFF’s Benjamin Morgan.

ONLINE PROGRAM
The proliferation of digital technology has shown that conventional models of exhibition and distribution are constantly evolving. We believe that the presentation of online work is progressive, and vital to independent cinema. Additionally, the Internet serves as a suitable home for some of the more intimate, experimental works that move us.

Online selections include YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG, HAWAIIAN PUNCH, MMXIII, and a sampling of Elaine McMillon’s HOLLOW INTERACTIVE DOC.

MUSIC
Confirmed guests include the BC RamblersHillfolk NoirEdmund WayneMike Surber & The Long ConJames Dean Kindle and the Eastern Oregon PlayboysGrandma KelseySad HorseBag of HammersAUBoy Eats Drum Machine.

PROGRAM RELEASE
The complete lineup will be available online starting February 1.
http://eofilmfest.com/

ADVANCE TICKETS
Festival passes are now available for purchase online:
http://eofilmfest.com/tickets/

GENERAL ADMISSION PRICES
Granada Theater / $9 Adults; $7 Children (Age 3-10); $7 Seniors (55+); $7 Matinee (All ages) •Stage Door Theater / TBA • After Parties/Music / TBA (cover charge at door)
• FREE with festival pass (all events)

FESTIVAL SPONSORS
Gold Level Sponsors include Terminal Gravity Brewing, Cold Coffee Media, John J. Howard & Associates, Brent Wylam – Allstate Agent, Ten Depot Street, Liberty Theatre Foundation, Art Center at The Old Library, ArtsEast, and La Grande Main Street.

Grant support provided by Meyer Memorial Trust and The Wildhorse Foundation.

FESTIVAL VENUES
Granada Theater, Stage Door Theater in The Liberty Theatre, and the Art Center at the Old Library, Ten Depot Street, and Anthony Lakes Ski Resort.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Eastern Oregon Film Festival
1119 Washington Ave.
La Grande, OR 97850

General Inquiries
Christopher Jennings, Festival Director [email protected] 

Programming/Artist Inquiries
Ian Clark, Co-Director of Programming [email protected]

MISSION STATEMENT
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.

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