The Rainier Independent Film Festival is in its 12th season and continues to be dedicated to providing Independent Filmmakers venues to have their films screened in the tranquil area surrounding Mount Rainier.

Mixing films, workshops and the laid-back setting of the area, this festival is set apart in the fact that it is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with film industry people outside of the hustle and bustle typically associated with the business.

RIFF is a gateway to an explorative cinematic journey, set in the transformative landscape of Mt. Rainier's forested community which provides the perfect setting for this festival. Our screening venues range from an historic hall built in 1918 with 300 person capacity, an authentic circular Yurt, to an intimate setting in the prestigious Nisqually Lodge. All projection is shown in the latest in digital technology.

Because of the unique location and our understanding that limited funds (if any!) are available to Independent Filmmakers, complimentary lodging MIGHT be provided by RIFF to the selected filmmakers in attendance.

All the Best,
Win Whittaker, RIFF Festival Director

Rules & Terms

As filmmakers we believe your film should be reviewed in the best possible manner- which is not with tiny speakers on a laptop.
If submitting an online screener we MUST be able to download the file, as continuous streaming without interruption is not currently possible

For the Preview copy, please send DVD, region 0 or 1 or Blu-Ray region 0 or 1. Please do not send submissions in fiber filled envelopes.

Submissions will not be returned unless the filmmaker provides a pre-paid package.

Please be sure to write the Tracking ID and Film Title on the disc in case it becomes separated from its box.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing your film!

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    Elias Plagianos

    One of the best festivals on the circuit! Amazing location, Great Films and a wonderful team who keep you informed and create a great community.

    September 2017
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    Mohammad Mohammadian

    Thank you so much, Your Film Festival is Very Nice.

    May 2017
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    David Hildreth

    We debuted our documentary Felled at RIFF '17 and really enjoyed our experience. The setting was beautiful and we enjoyed getting to know the other filmmakers in attendance.

    May 2017
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    Eric Seals

    A nice film festivial in Ashford, Washington. A small town outside of Seattle and near the amazing Mt. Rainier.
    The venue where the film festival was held was small and cozy with lots of history around it. It seats about 200 people and the staff that runs the festival are really nice and accommodating for filmmakers

    May 2016