Artist Testimonials

A few words from EOFF Alumni

“This festival sets the bar for other festivals in the U.S. Its programming is fresh and
adventurous, and I look forward to its lineup every year. Been incredibly proud to have had
some of my work under the banner of EOFF.”

Frank Mosley, PARTHENON (2017); SPIDER VEINS (2016)

“You programmed my very first film, which meant the world when I was wondering, ‘Is this
something I should stick with?’”

Jason Headley, TO SAY GOODBYE (2011)

“EOFF is the coolest and coziest film festival. I got to throw axes, discover PNW musicians,
watch edgy and original films, and meet other filmmakers. I had a fantastic time at this weekend
festival surrounded by mountains. It’s a wonderfully curated weekend!”

Masami Kawai, NAMI (2016)

“I was deeply impressed by the way audiences engaged with the festival’s visionary
programming. EOFF has created a singular space where visiting filmmakers and local residents
can learn from each other. The representation of women filmmakers in particular should be the
envy of major festivals everywhere.”

Monica Peña, HEARTS OF PALM (2016)

“My short documentary Sand Men was selected for Eastern Oregon Film Festival in 2017.
My film, together with two other shorts, was selected to stream on Filmmaker Magazine
exclusively for 48 hours during the festival, as part of EOFF’s showcase, gaining great exposure
as a result. The quality of films selected for the festival is very high and communication with
filmmakers is fantastic. I cannot recommend EOFF highly enough and I’d be delighted to come
back there again with my next film”

Tal Amiran, SAND MEN (2017)

“I rode a sled towed from the back of a quad, laughing uncontrollably as my beer sloshed out of
its can at each bump or bend in the path. I received nunchuck lessons from a man with very
little nunchuck experience. I mistook a woman’s fake mustache for real and we laughed about it
together over a joint, cross-legged on the floor of a house party with a full-sized iron maiden in
the corner. And in addition to these things, i saw great movies. Thank you Eastern Oregon Film
Festival. Moviemaking may not pay the bills, but organizations such as yours make it that much
less regrettable.”

Zach Weintraub, SLACKJAW (2015); YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG (2014); THE
INTERNATIONAL SIGN FOR CHOKING (2013)