EFS Events

Horror Film Competition

Pabst Blue Ribbon presents the Eugene Film Society’s

4th Annual 72 Horror Film Competition

Competition screening: Sunday, October 30 at 7:00pm at Regal Cinemas Valley River 15

From October 20 – 23, regional filmmakers were invited to compete to produce the best 2 – 3 minute horror film within 72 hours, incorporating a mandated line of dialogue and prop. Films submitted by deadline will be screened at Regal Cinemas Valley River 15 on Sunday, October 30th at 7:00pm. Audience members at the screening event will be invited to vote for their favorite film to determine the 2016 “Audience Award” winner.

Following the screening, a $1,000 cash Jury Award and a $500 cash Audience Award will be presented, along with $1500 in other prizes for excellence in specific categories. Prize packages will provided by Shout! Factory, Blunt Graffix, Broadway Metro, Tactics Boardshop, and American Traditional Barbershop!

Additional support for this event comes from University of Oregon Cinema Studies, Lane Community College Media Arts, Level Up Arcade, The Barn Light, and Mark & Joy Gall.

To purchase advance tickets for the screening event, follow the link below. We quickly sold out the original auditorium we had reserved, and have now moved the event to the largest auditorium available! Seating is still limited, so reserve your tickets right away!


About EFS

The Eugene Film Society (EFS) is a community arts organization that supports regional film production and a grassroots film culture by encouraging competition and collaboration among community film organizations, promoting seasonal cinematic events, improving visual literacy among our youth, and fostering innovation and investment in the local visual media arts.

EFS events include the 72 Hour Music Video Competition, the 72 Hour Horror Film Competition & All Hallows Eugene, the Screening & Social, and various screenings in the Eugene area, including summer film series in Kesey Square, co-presented by the City of Eugene, Cultural Services.

The Eugene Film Society is proud to have the following individuals currently serving on the Board of Directors:

  • Edward Schiessl – Co-owner, Broadway Metro Cinema
  • Kate Sullivan – Faculty, Lane Community College
  • Lesli Larson – Creative Director, Archival Clothing
  • Liz Martin – Operations Manager, IRIS Educational Media
  • Andre Sirois – Faculty, University of Oregon Cinema Studies Program

We are also grateful to our former Board Members for their contribution:

  • Brian Hebb – Co-owner, Cowfish
  • Thomas Pettus-Czar – Co-owner, The Barn Light
  • Evangeline Laroque – Co-owner, Brainchildz Productions
  • Joshua Purvis (former EFS Executive Director)



EFS Spotlight

Dr. André Sirois

Q&A with Dr. André Sirois

University of Oregon Cinema Studies Instructor and Multimedia Supervisor

From May 18 through 22, local filmmakers and musicians will collaborate together during the 2016 EFS 72 Hour Music Video Competition. EFS blogger Sidney Moore spoke with University of Oregon Cinema Studies instructor and EFS Board Member, Dr. André Sirois – aka “DJ Foodstamp” – about collaboration between artists in Eugene and the value of learning through hands-on production work.


Tim Williams'

Q&A with Tim Williams

Executive Director of Oregon Film

EFS Blogger, Sidney Moore, spoke with Tim Williams to learn more about what opportunities filmmakers have to finance independent films in the state.