Official 2013 Program Announcement
Best of the 39th NORTHWEST FILMMAKERS’ FESTIVAL
EOFF2013 is the fourth annual Eastern Oregon Film Festival held in La Grande, Oregon February 28th – March 2nd, 2013. EOFF features an amazing line-up of emerging independent feature and short films. The festival opens with Only The Young, an intimate portrait of three enigmatic teenagers searching for love, friendship, and skate parks. The film somehow manages […]
An Evening with ORNANA
The Best of the 39th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival touring program presents a carefully selected cross-section of the state of filmmaking in the Northwest. The Northwest Film Center presents this showcase in an effort to bring the filmmakers wider exposure and to inspire future Festival filmmakers in all corners of the Northwest. The Films FESTIVAL TRAILER: FOR […]
A SPECIAL FILM SCREENING ******** 55min, 2012 (dir. Danny Madden) Screening starts with short film: #POSTMODEM (dir. Jillian Mayer/Lucas Leyva) EOFF is proud to present An Evening With ORNANA—an exciting event that offers festival goers a sneak-peek at the new film by SF-based collective, ORNANA. A playful combination of words (orange + banana), the group’s […]
THE DIRTY MOOGS
Saturday night, March 2nd, catch Lionsweb along with The Dirty Moogs & AND AND AND for the final after-party of EOFF2013 and part of the Treefort Music Fest Showcase. About the Musician You see her, a thin, flaxen-haired young woman readying herself for an intimate performance. In your head you hear her voice before she […]
LAIKA PRESENTS INSIGHT INTO THEIR HANDCRAFTED STOP-MOTION FEATURE: PARANORMAN
Saturday March 2nd, as part of the Treefort Music Fest showcase after-party catch The Dirty Moogs with fellow Boise group Lionsweb and Portland’s And And And for a great finale event at The Art Center at The Old Library. While Boise, Idaho based trio The Dirty Moogs twiddle their knobs in homage to their synthesized […]
AND AND AND
Saturday, March 2nd join Mark Shapiro, Head Of Entertainment Brand Marketing for LAIKA at a behind the scenes look at their recent motion picture ParaNorman. The Making of the handcrafted stop-motion feature ParaNorman (2012). Go behind-the-scenes of LAIKA’s animated feature ParaNorman. Mark Shapiro will present time-lapse imagery and behind-the-scenes footage as he describes the major undertaking involved in […]
Saturday night, March 2nd, at the Art Center (Festival Hub) catch AND AND AND along with THE DIRTY MOOGS & LIONSWEB for the Treefort Music Fest Showcase. About the Band Three members of And And And (singer/guitarist Nathan Baumgartner, multi-instrumentalist Ryan Wiggans, and bassist Jonathan Sallas) grew up together in an economically depressed small town on […]
Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir’s peculiar take on traditional acoustic mountain music is filtered through a half-century of folk, country and rock ‘n’ roll and fed by an affinity for medicine show culture and Depression-era string-band blues. The band calls it Junkerdash, which has multiple definitions up to and including […]
Join Finn Riggins for a night of head bobbing and dance happy craziness at Mt. Emily Ale House, Friday Night, March 1st. Music will kick off in the evening around 9pm. Catch them with fellow Boise artists Hillfolk Noir and Grandma Kelsey. Dynamic and energetic indie rock trio Finn Riggins has made a name for […]
ONLY THE YOUNG
Grandma Kelsey is the anonym of Boise based singer/songwriter Kelsey Swope. Singer/Songwriter Grandma Kelsey will kick off Friday Night’s after screening festivities followed by Hillfolk Noir, and Finn Riggins all hailing from Boise, Idaho. A solitary, wingless creature armed with autoharp, guitar, and song, Grandma Kelsey’s disarming voice blends poetic narratives and structured melodies that […]
THE INTERNATIONAL SIGN FOR CHOKING
Directors Jason Tippet & Elizabeth Mims
Only The Young encapsulates the best of documentary film with its sincerity but is shot with the beautiful still aesthetic of a narrative film. This coming of age documentary is scored with soul music which makes it unlike any other documentary film.
I’m ready to file ONLY THE YOUNG in the all-time coming of age canon.
– Hammer & Nail
THE MEN OF DODGE CITY
Director Zach Weintraub
The International Sign for Choking depicts the day-to-day encounters of Josh, a would-be expatriate from the US living in Buenos Aires for the second time. While his primary purpose seems to be the production of a vaguely defined video project, he devotes more of his time to tracking down a mysteriously absent ex-girlfriend. Frustrated by continual failure, Josh finds himself the perpetrator of a series of small yet uncharacteristic acts of deceit that ultimately place him in a low-key love triangle alongside Anna, his fellow N. American housemate, and Roger, a local musician.
ESCAPE FIRE: THE FIGHT TO RESCUE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE
*Oregon Premiere Director Nandan Rao Rao has created a film that moves in small steps. Viewers are given little in terms of plot, but are richly rewarded by thoughtful and charming characters, confident cinematography and the use of a stunningly beautiful location. – Northwest Film Forum Synopsis Twentysomething J. and two of his close friends are […]
AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY
Directors Matthew Heinman & Susan Froemke
ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system?
Directed by Terence Nance
You’ve just arrived home after a bad day. You’re broke and lonely, even though you live in the biggest and busiest city in America. You do, however, have one cause for mild optimism: you seem to have captured the attention of an intriguing young lady. You’ve rushed home to clean your apartment before she comes over. In your haste, you see that you’ve missed a call. There’s a voice mail; she tells you that she won’t be seeing you tonight.
Crazy & Thief
Director Sam Kuhn
Clay, Michael and Andrew are fascinated by a yearbook from Chico High’s class of 1990 that they discover at a Value Village. Intrigued by the cryptic word “Caduceus” emblazoned across the cover, and by the countless sweet mullets and dream girls inside, the three friends lock onto one particular student: feather-banged mystery man Timothy Truelove.
Director Cory McAbbee
Two children, a homemade star chart, a cyclops, a giant and a time machine.
a gentle treat for McAbee enthusiasts and a mildly curious study of juvenile behavior for everyone else, which is certainly enough to satisfy this fan.”
– Eric Kohn (Indiewire)
Almost in Love
Director Daniel Martinico
A struggling actor spirals ever downward during the grueling process of trying to find steady work.
A riveting portrait of an actor on the verge of a nervous breakdown — or, quite possibly, something worse… Armstrong [gives] a rigorously controlled performance that suggests the human equivalent of a ticking time bomb.” – Joe Leydon, Variety
James Dean Kindle & The Eastern Oregon Playboys
Directed by Sam Neave
a love story in two takes
A love story shot in two single, continuous 40 minute takes set eighteen months apart: the first over a sunset, the second over a sunrise. Sasha has been in love with Mia for years.
2013 Short Film Selections
Thursday night, February 28th, enjoy James Dean Kindle & The Eastern Oregon Playboys at Ten Depot Street along side local creation CATSKILLS for the first night after-party. Mind your tongue if you believe that Eastern Oregon is little more than methamphetamines and rodeo. James Dean Kindle and the Eastern Oregon Playboys roll through town like […]
Sneak Peek Fundraiser, Program Release & Special Pass Sale
Eastern Oregon Film Festival is pleased to announce the following short films for inclusion in this year’s event. These powerful short stories will preface each of EOFF2013 feature selections. From current Sundance selections to world premiere, from local and regional, national and international the short program at this year’s event is powerful. Screening times and venues will […]
With the new year upon us EOFF is leaning into the winter breeze, buttoning up, and rearing to roll. We are in the process of locking down the best independent film and music the world has to offer. Buckle up Eastern Oregon. It’s going to be an amazing year! Sneak Peek Fundraiser and Festival Pass […]
Within the multi-instrumentalism den of Jeff Grammer and steaming from the songwriting factory of Gregory Rawlins fashions a new fashion—both state of the art and rusted shut. It’s Future Rust! No, wait, it’s Catskills! Catskills will premiere their collective talons at Ten Depot Street, February, 28th as part of EOFF2013’s opening night after-party. And why […]