15th Annual Detroit Trinity International Film Festival. The festival takes place August 19-22, 2020. The 4-day event themed “Set Your Scene” features independent films, screenplays, workshops, The "Scene " panel discussion with filmmakers from around the world. We are also hosting a Best screenplay competition,3rd Annual Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey 100 Proof! (Red Carpet Award ceremony to be announced)

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 famed Actress and Producer, Tangi Miller, Syndicated 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, “Destined,” and 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.

2021 Festival Schedule Available https://watch.eventive.org/dtiff

2021 Awards
10 Jade Crystal Awards
10 Certificate Awards
Cash Prize for Best Feature Screenplay Sponsored by EVERYDAY IMOK!
Cash Prize for Best Director sponsored ( Uncle Nearest 100 PROOF! CINEMATIC EXCELLENCE AWARD)

Films must be submitted via digital download (preferred).
Short films can be up to 45 minutes in length.
Webisodes can be up to 15 minutes in length.
Feature Films can be up to 91 minutes in length.
Films must be in English or have English subtitles.
Television episodes can be up to 10 minutes / 2 episodes max 20min in length.

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
  • Jason Allen

    Trinity Detroit still manageD to put on a great festival this year despite COVID-19 being in full swing. Very wide array of films, panels and resources from these guys. Great Michigan Festival!

    September 2020
  • Bridgett Ladd

    Thanks for screening “Special Delivery “. This is a great film festival for Indie filmmakers to network. Even during a pandemic they kept us informed throughout all the challenges for their virtual festival. Trinity Is indeed worth it and exceeded my expectations.

    September 2020
  • This is a great festival with many fantastic opportunities for Indie filmmakers! With corona going on I know it was a challenge for everyone to figure out the online platform but Trinity exceeded my expectations on almost all fronts! I will be happy to support this festival for years to come!

    September 2020
  • Erica Bock

    Very kind and professional. They made each filmmaker feel great and valued! Would definitely hope to go back in the future!

    August 2020
  • Thank you so much for making my screenplay "The Cutting Edge of Football" a finalist in this year's competition. It was an honor to receive such a placement from such a prestigious festival and I wish you all continued success!

    August 2020