The Rincon International Film Festival - (August 5-9, 2020) is the largest film festival in Puerto Rico. A top 10 surfing spot in the world, and named one of MovieMaker Magazine's "25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee", RIFF screens entertaining films outdoors and beachfront at beautiful resorts with dinners by the finest chefs on the island. RIFF looks for crowd pleasing films of any genre in English or with with English subtitles. Films get special attention if themed comedy, romantic, surfing, horror or documentary. See more at

Prize awards across many categories for filmmakers. At Riff, we go out of our way to make filmmakers feel special.

Entries must have been completed on or after January 2018. Features must be between 50 and 150 minutes in length. Shorts must be under 50 minutes in length.

Films may have been previously screened at other festivals. Puerto Rican Film Submissions that are World Premieres are regarded more highly by the screeners. RIFFPR prefers at least Puerto Rico premiere status, but it is not mandatory.

Films with distribution may be screened, but may not be eligible for competition, depending on the Festival's discretion.

The Festival Organizers will require that all submitters agree to the following: The RIFFPR Directors reserve the right to include selected films in any category deemed appropriate. Not all films will be selected for screenings during the RIFFPR, but all submitted films will be considered. All submitters will be notified on or about early April of the status of their submission(s). The RIFFPR Directors reserve the right to program selected films as many times during the Festival as they see fit, at whatever venue they see fit. By submitting, the Film Director (Submitter) warrants that he or she is the rightful owner of the submission and does not violate or infringe on any trademark, trade name, copyright, literary, dramatic, musical, artistic or other intellectual property or personal rights. Submitter will indemnify and hold harmless the RIFFPR, its directors, judges, sponsors, partners, and affiliates individually and collectively, from and against all claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses including legal expenses arising out of or in connection with any and all claims, including third party claims, based on films/videos submitted to the festival. If a film is selected, the filmmaker agrees that he/she will be solely responsible for the delivery of his/her film to the RIFFPR Festival Office no later than March 3, 2020. All films will be marked with the name of the film and filmmaker. No filmmaker will be the object of discrimination based on their country of origin, language, age, race, education, ideology, or by their economic resources. All participants acknowledge that the RIFFPR is a public event that is open to the media. As such, all participants are subject to media coverage and scrutiny and may have their likenesses published in print, electronically, or via digital broadcast. RIFFPR is not, now nor will not be in the future, responsible nor liable for such media coverage or actions of the press or other publicity agents during any events or functions associated with RIFFPR. Once a submission has been made, and the submission fee has been paid, there are no refunds. Submissions will not be returned. RIFFPR reserves the right to use small portions of accepted films for publicity and promotion of the festival event.

Overall Rating
  • Paloma Suau

    It was a wonderful experience even with the streaming adaptation. The staff was more than helpful. Would love to make the live event in beautiful Rincón sometime.

    December 2020
  • Great. The communication was very effective and the content of quality. I was not only able to present my short film, but I was also able to enjoy various local and international works.

    November 2020
  • Abbott & Leland Productions

    The Rincon Int'l FF really made the best of a difficult situation when the pandemic forced them to go virtual. They did so successfully and with a great lineup of films. We were happy to have our film, Dick Ogg: Fisherman in the program and very honored to received the Audience Award for Best Short Doc. We will definitely enter more shorts in the future.

    October 2020
  • Very much wish there could've been a public event this year, but despite that the folks at RIFF were very hospitable and supportive. Looking forward to future years.

    September 2020
  • Jacob Ehrlich

    Great festival! Such an honor to be a part of it.

    September 2020