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, 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, 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.

2020 Festival Schedule (Screening Schedule Coming Soon)

2020 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
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • This festival was dope in so many ways. 5 Stars for quality of films chosen to be in the festival. I was so proud to see my city represent with rich, talented filmmakers and great storytellers. 5 stars for value because the venue, red carpet, theater and honors show at the end of the festival was superb. 5 stars for communication because I Lazar and Marshalle did everything in their power to help promote my film by letting me know about upcoming media interviews and were quick to respond to emails. 5 for hospitality because everyone was so welcoming and not every festival really appreciates the filmmakers for coming and representing their film. 5 stars for networking because this festival sets you up to talk with other filmmakers and build. Kudos to Trinity. I will definitely be submitting again. One Love.

    September 2019
  • Jimmie Chiverelli

    Great communication with the organizers! Sorry I could not attend.

    August 2019
  • Andy Lewis

    It was a pleasure to have Press 1 for Redemption at Trinity International Film Festival. Everyone we communicated with was completely professional and helpful. I will definitely be submitting my next projects to them!

    August 2019
  • Paige B. Alston

    Got the opportunity to be apart of Trinity this year. I’m so excited for the many years to come just so I can attend. Marshalle and Lazar instantly make you feel like family and they are truly supportive and involved in the independent film industry. Even if you just attend and don’t have a film you will feel the sense of community. Awesome experience.

    August 2019
  • It’s was an international festival with small town feel. Everyone was amazing and the filmmakers were treated so well. I didn’t want it to end!

    August 2019