Annually since 2002, RIFF has brought the best in contemporary international and independent film to the Inland Empire region of Southern California, the fastest growing area in America. In this, our 18th year, RIFF seeks diverse and challenging films of social upheaval, human conflict, and the boldness of the human spirit. We also enjoy the best of comedy, mystery, science fiction. and horror. We particularly appreciate subtitled films, student films, and animation. A very high percentage of filmmakers and actors attend to present their films and to participate in workshops and forums.
Awards to the Audience Favorite in the categories of Feature Film, Documentary, Short Film, Student Film, and Animation.
Jury Awards in Feature Film, Documentary, Short Film, Student Film, and Animation.
Award for film in any category selected for the Founder's Award and the President's Award.
All entries must be submitted online. If your film is selected, we will require an DVD or Blu-ray for projection at the festival, and an online press kit. We welcome postcards and postcards for festival display. RIFF does not provide housing or transportation costs to filmmakers attending the festival.