EOFF ranks among ‘Coolest Film Festivals’

Filmmaker Kat Hunt outside The Granada Theatre during the 2016 Eastern Oregon Film Festival. The La Grande-based festival was ranked among MovieMaker's 2017 Coolest Film Festivals in the World.

The Eastern Oregon Film Festival has landed a ranking in MovieMaker magazine’s coveted annual article for 2017.

The 2017 Panel of Cool deemed the La Grande-based film festival as one of the top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World. Recognizing festivals of all shapes and sizes, the list highlights festivals featuring “everything that’s fun about making and watching movies.”

“The description for EOFF sums our event up pretty well for filmmakers and industry guests –—an experience,” said festival director Christopher Jennings, a 1998 Pendleton High School graduate.

“... 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.”

In its eighth year, the Eastern Oregon Film Festival is Oct. 19-21 in La Grande. Venues include the The Granada 3 Cinema, McKenzie Theater at Eastern Oregon University and The Liberty Theatre. General admissions festival passes will go on sale in September. To become a member, sponsor, or to learn more about the festival, visit www.eofilmfest.com.

To view the rest of the MovieMaker list and read up on movie trends, visit www.moviemaker.com.

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