About the EIFF?
Films are submitted to this juried festival from countries around the world. International filmmakers and VIP guests attend. As an arts and education festival, the EIFF inspires informed imaginative innovation, and culturally empowered citizenship. Informed imagination and cultural enrichment does make a difference. It is a showcase for local, regional and international filmmakers to entertain and inform film loving audiences. The Eugene International Film Festival is a 501 (c) (3) arts education nonprofit having celebrated its first ten years in 2015.
The Festival is held on a weekend when there is no home Duck Football game in November. Venues include: Regal Cinemas, Broadway Metro, schools, various workshop locations and occasional Pop-Up Theater events. Year-round programs are scheduled as opportunity may present.
What are the submission deadlines?
Early Bird: August 5, 2016
Regular: August 19, 2016
Late: September 2, 2016
WAB Extended: September 9, 2016
Should I be concerned about Copyright?
You must have permission to use copyrighted material that is a part of your film, including music, cast releases, etc. In some situations locations also require releases. Seek legal advice on this topic. By entering the EIFF you agree to hold the festival harmless from copyright infringement that may be found to be part of your submission.
What formats will the festival accept?
DVDs are used exclusively for reviews. Filmmakers whose films are selected for showing will be asked to provide a standard DVD, Blu-ray or DCP file. Required file formats are venue specific and may change from time to time.
Where do films entered in the festival come from?
We receive entries from around the world with English language subtitles. Representative submission demographics include: Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Central and South America, Denmark, Finland, India, Europe, Finland, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kurdistan, Mexico, Norway, Palestinian Territories, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Kingdom, USA, and the Virgin Islands. Native Americans and First Nations of North America also submit regularly. Filmmakers from Taiwan have submitted more films than any other foreign country. The most distant submission has come from McMurdo Station, Antarctica. In second place for distance is Melbourne. Australia.
How is the judging managed?
Each entry is viewed by a number of reviewers. Some are industry professionals; others represent a cross-section of the community. The professionals are people who make a living through their academic, journalistic or production skills related to film or television.
Are there extracurricular screening programs?
Yes. The festival partners with others to present your films to the broadest possible audience. Examples include nonprofits with a special interest in the subject of your film, others are student groups, some further the EIFF arts and education mission of the Festival.