The Rainier Independent Film Festival is in its 12th season and continues to be dedicated to providing Independent Filmmakers venues to have their films screened in the tranquil area surrounding Mount Rainier.
Mixing films, workshops and the laid-back setting of the area, this festival is set apart in the fact that it is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with film industry people outside of the hustle and bustle typically associated with the business.
RIFF is a gateway to an explorative cinematic journey, set in the transformative landscape of Mt. Rainier's forested community which provides the perfect setting for this festival. Our screening venues range from an historic hall built in 1918 with 300 person capacity, an authentic circular Yurt, to an intimate setting in the prestigious Nisqually Lodge. All projection is shown in the latest in digital technology.
Because of the unique location and our understanding that limited funds (if any!) are available to Independent Filmmakers, complimentary lodging MIGHT be provided by RIFF to the selected filmmakers in attendance.
All the Best,
Win Whittaker, RIFF Festival Director
Rules & Terms
As filmmakers we believe your film should be reviewed in the best possible manner- which is not with tiny speakers on a laptop.
If submitting an online screener we MUST be able to download the file, as continuous streaming without interruption is not currently possible
For the Preview copy, please send DVD, region 0 or 1 or Blu-Ray region 0 or 1. Please do not send submissions in fiber filled envelopes.
Submissions will not be returned unless the filmmaker provides a pre-paid package.
Please be sure to write the Tracking ID and Film Title on the disc in case it becomes separated from its box.
Good luck and we look forward to seeing your film!