MM Coolest Fest Laurels 2017
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EOFF has landed a ranking in MovieMaker Magazine’s coveted annual article for 2017. A panel of cool put together this list of film festivals that showcase a diverse array of festival style.

“The 25 rare birds on our 2017 Coolest Film Festivals in the World list come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing holds true about them all—they have a certain something that makes attendees not want to leave. Be it perfect programming or insane all-night ragers, these fests distill everything that’s fun about making and watching movies, bottle up that funk, and slow-pour it into a flaming celluloid shot glass for your pleasure.” —

The description for EOFF sums our event up pretty well for filmmakers and industry guest – an experience – our secret includes Albino Bumblebees.

EOFF seems, on the surface, about as far away from “cool” as you can get—but maybe that’s the secret. With a 13,000-odd population, the tiny city of La Grande has quietly fostered a hand-crafted festival that delivers quality and a wide-open sensibility without much hubbub. From the cozy confines of the Granada 3 Theatre to the down-home events that highlight the festival’s slender selection, there is an undeniable love of good independent cinema with a healthy dose of hospitality and who-knows-what-might-happen intimacy.

View the rest of the list and read up on movie trends and more here:

The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2017