Detroit'sTrinity International Film Festival provides a platform for artists around the world to showcase their films, network and gain access to industry resources.

The TI Film Festival has hosted industry professionals locally and nationally to share their knowledge and expertise in various workshops and industry discussions. Special guests have included Sony Columbia Films V.P. of Production & Creative Development Bryan Smiley, famed Actress and Producer, Tangi Miller, Sydicated Radio Host and Film Producer, Russ Parr, Former BET Executive Producer, Ralph Scott, currently with the Aspire Network (Owned by Magic Johnson), film segment producer/head of production for more than 100 episodes of SNL, Tanya Ryno and Writer, Director, Qasim Basir, Actress/Singer Deborah Joy Winans, of the acclaimed TV series “Greenleaf,” which airs on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network.

The highlight of this event over the years has been all of the innovative work we've showcased by indie filmmakers and our audience that supports Detroit's TI Film Festival.

2019 Awards
10 Jade Crystal Awards
10 Certificate Awards
Cash Prize for Best Short Film
Cash Prize for Best Feature Screenplay
Cash Prize for Best Director

Films must be submitted via digital download (preferred).
Short films can be up to 30 minutes in length.
Webisodes can be up to 15 minutes in length.
Feature Films can be up to 95 minutes in length.
Films must be in English or have English subtitles.

All entries will be viewed by the selection committee. Filmmakers will be notified if selected or not, via email.

Filmmakers retain all of the rights to their film / intellectual property.

Overall Rating
  • Atta Girl

    Great festival! Very grateful to be among great filmmakers

    February 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you. Your comment is very much appreciated.

  • SHAD 33

    Excellent Festival. Great people all around.

    August 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you! Shad for your review we truly appreciate you and your contribution to our festival and the Detroit film community.

  • Shari Hamrick-Grewal

    by far one of our fav festivals! Marshalle & Lazar and their festival team are amazing, excellent at responding, and always make us feel special.

    August 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Shari for your comments.

  • Lorie Mitchell

    This film festival was great!

    August 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you! Lorie,

  • Thomas Butcher

    Marshalle and Lazar Favors know how to do it. Trinity is an absolute must have on your submission list, especially for Detroit filmmakers. It was so wonderful to meet a lot of the local talent and to see their work. This festival makes you feel good about yourself as a filmmaker. I can't wait for next year!

    August 2018
    Response from festival:

    THANK YOU! Thomas. We do our best to make sure that the filmmakers feel welcomed and appreciated...We support the independent filmmakers community. We are very grateful.