2011 marked an incredible year of growth for our little festival —
We felt warm embraces by local and regional audiences, were humbled with the presence of more guest artists than ever, and saw a 30% increase in attendance. EOFF was one of the first festivals to utilize Skype technology for its Q/As. This past edition we held conversations with emerging artists Evan Glodell, Tristan Patterson, Sophia Takal, and Dustin Guy Defa. For opening night, we were graced by the presence of Jon Foy, director of the Sundance award-winning documentary Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles.
La Grande’s nightlife rocked hard during EOFF, and each night saw after parties with live music from artists such as Finn Riggins, Hillfolk Noir, and Jared Mees and The Grown Children. Eastern Oregon Film Festival also obtained its 501c3 status, and patrons can now make tax-deductible donations. We appreciate your support!
EOFF has decided to push its 4th annual event to February 28 – March 2, 2013. This will allow visitors to take advantage of Eastern Oregon’s phenomenal winter recreation. We believe firmly in community and strive to provide opportunities for artists, facilitate creative dialogue, and enrich our beloved, amazing, beautiful Eastern Oregon.