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.

Join us May 7-9, 2015 for the 6th Edition of Eastern Oregon Film Festival!!!!


Festival History

Eastern Oregon Film Festival was founded in 2009 by Ian Clark and Mike Surber. The first edition was a quaint, two-day event held in a pop-up space downtown. Clark organized a collection of films and served as the organizational ambassador, while Mike—a traveling musician—brought together groups from Portland, Boise, San Francisco, and of course, La Grande. It began as a curatorial project driven by community passion and an urge to interact with new artists—creating a platform for showcasing the best in contemporary cinema and music.

In its second year, EOFF was joined by Christopher Jennings, Benjamin Morgan, and Brent Smith. The event expanded and added a third day of programming and additional music venues. Soon after, the group sought to become a non-profit organization, and in 2011 became a registered 501c3 in the State of Oregon.

Today, like many small arts organizations, EOFF continues to evolve—and aspires to become a sustainable community project.

Board of Directors // Amy Dunkak, Benjamin Morgan, Brent Smith, Glen Scheele, Ian Clark, Lea Over, Scott Nearing, Suzannah Moore



1119 Washington Ave.
La Grande OR 97850

Festival Director // Chris Jennings // director@eofilmfest.com

Film Programmer // Ian Clark // easternoregonfilmfestival at gmail
Music Programmer // Gregory Rawlins // gregoryrawlins at gmail

© 2015 Eastern Oregon Film Festival