TRIFI Film Festival's goals are to:

- To promote and encourage future artists and artisans in the arts, media, and technology of film making.

- To further public awareness and appreciation of motion pictures as an art form, and

- To support the education of the general public in these areas by hosting annual film exhibitions, lectures, seminars, workshops, and other activities.

TRIFI's motto is “To spotlight independent films with limited budgets using unlimited imagination!”

Films may also be selected to screen with no extra fee at other film events/festivals that we host or invited.

TRIFI (TCIF3) is a Washington state non-profit organization. A Registered 501c3 Tax-Exempt Organization

-Best SF&F Feature Film Award - To be the best of the "Best Independent SciFi&Fantasy Film" award your production must be this genre and must be longer than 60 minutes. Entries can be animated, live action film, or a mix of both.

-Best SF&F Film Short - To be the best of the "Best Independent SciFi & Fantasy Film" award your production must be this genre and must be shorter than 30 minutes. Entries can be animated, live action film, or a mix of both.

-Best Horror Feature Film Award - To be the best of the "Best Independent Film" award your production must be this genre and must be longer than 60 minutes. Entries can be animated, live action film, or a mix of both.

-Best Horror Film Short - To be the best of the best "Best Horror Independent Film" award your production must be of this genre and must be shorter than 30 minutes. Entries can be animated, live action film, or a mix of both.

-Best Animation Film Short - To be the best of the "Best Animation Independent Film" award your production must be shorter than 30 minutes and entries must include animation and may also include live action.

-Best Comedy Film Short - To be the best of the "Best Comedy Independent Film" award your production must be shorter than 30 minutes and entries must include animation and may also include live action.

-Best Documentary Film Short - To be the best of the "Best Documentary Independent Film" award your production must be shorter than 30 minutes and entries must include animation and may also include live action.

-Best Documentary Feature Film Award - To be the best of the "Best Independent Film" award your production must be this genre and must be longer than 60 minutes. Entries can be animated, live action film, or a mix of both.

-Best Drama Film Short - To be the best of the "Best Drama Film" award your production must be this genre and must be shorter than 30 minutes. Entries can be animated, live action film, or a mix of both.

-Best Fan Film Award - To be the best of the "Best Fan Film" award your production must be shorter than 30 minutes. Entries can be animated, live action film, or a mix of both.

-Best Music Video Short - To be the best of the "Best Music Video" award your production must be shorter than 10 minutes. Entries can be animated, live action film, or a mix of both.

Please read the following carefully.
General Rules for entry:

1. Films submitted should be in one of the following categories:
Short Film (under 30 minutes)/ Feature Film (over 30 minutes)

2. All Films will be reviewed by TRIFI staff.

3. To be accepted; submitted films must be completely
edited and in their final completed form.

4. Entry fee covers one film and/or trailer by
submitter.

5. Films can be live action, animation or a
combination of both.

6. Film categories include: “Judged for award” or
“For exhibition only.”

7. Preferred video file format - 1080/720HD H.264 mp4 file

8. Film could be screening at other TRIFI events. (Film maker will be notified)
Films may also be selected to screen with no extra fee at other film festivals or events that we host or invited to.

9. From any genre, TRIFI will give special mention to films produced in the Pacific Northwest USA. (Washington, Oregon, Idaho)

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  • Adam Bouabda

    Thank you to Tri-Cities International Film Festival for screening our film this year. An amazing team of organisers and it was great to see our short showcased alongside a strong selection of films. Well done to everyone! And we hope to be back again in the future.

    November 2022
  • WOW FILMS

    Great festival and wonderful communication with the festival leaders. I highly recommend this festival as they support indie filmmakers and really promote the films.

    October 2022
  • Dan Schwert

    It was a true pleasure to be part of this festival. We had so much fun. Everyone was so friendly and genuine and accommodating. Loved the Uptown Theater. It's a great venue. TRIFI was a wonderful experience I will never forget.

    October 2022
  • I'm honoured to be selected into this great festival! I hope all who saw my music video enjoyed it!

    November 2021
  • Stewart Nestor

    A delightful festival line-up of many good domestic and foreign films. The communication was stellar as was the ease of getting into and out of the daily festival screenings. Try - Cities works hard to support their local filmmakers and student filmmakers with venues for their films inside the festival. I was honored to be part of the film festival.

    October 2021