Winning films will be shown TBA at the Flood Gallery, 850 Blue Ridge Road, Black Mountain, NC as part of their ongoing World Cinema Series Experimental Film Screening. This event will be live streamed at facebook live.
The stream link will be added by TBA

The live event is on TBA and winning films streamed starting TBA


ThE 30TH Annual season of The Twin Rivers Media Festival (TRMF) will celebrate this year screening the latest and greatest in independent features, documentaries, short and animated films. 20 countries and the US were represented last year in the 60 films selected for screenings The festival highlights world and regional premieres on TBA at the Flood Fine Arts Center in Black Mountain, NC.
A new Category will be featured this year highlighting Anti-War and Anti War-Tax films.

Tentative Schedule:

Anti-War and Anti War Tax Films• 1-2pm

Animation • 2-3pm
Seven gems of animation styles feature true stories, be they of corruption and greed, love and hope, as well as magical worlds and characters.

Short Drama • 3-5pm
This is truly an international film fest with 18 short films from France, Brazil, Iran, China, Spain, Malaysia, and the US, many of which are premieres!

Documentaries + Discussions
6pm to 7pm
Carlos Steward, founder and director of the Twin Rivers Media Festival, stated, “We are pleased to announce the screenings as the Flood Fine Arts Center with this incredibly diverse program with over 60 independent films from around the world.”

Feature Film + Discussions 7pm to 9pm

“Every year,” continues Steward, “we select several world premieres that will screen in Black Mountain , including the short dramas, ‘TRMF has become the festival of choice for filmmakers and film lovers who are seeking a unique cinema experience and a place to indulge their passion for film. The Festival connects audiences to compelling documentaries, award-winning international releases with tantalizing discussions with visiting filmmakers.

The selection process is rigorous and artist driven. Only a small percentage of the submitted films are chosen to screen in the festival.

All events are free and open to the public at the Flood Fine Arts Center at 850 Blue Ridge Rd, Black Mountain, NC. Call 828-273-3332 for more information.

Awards will be made to the best films received during the call period. All entries are eligible for laurel awards but waiver entries are not eligible for any cash awards. 20% of the net entry fees will be awarded to the winning film makers.


Film & Video Division

Lengths from :30sec to 1hour are eligible.
A DVD is acceptable for entries.

Works must have been completed in the last year.

All entries must be original.

Overall Rating
  • Miranda Jacoby

    Thank you so much for screening my animated short "In Search Of Birds" at the 29th Annual Twin Rivers Media Festival. I really appreciated the livestream; it was great getting to hear the audience reactions to the films.

    October 2023
  • I was delighted to have my short film LATE SLEEPER selected for this festival, and I'm sorry that I wasn't able to attend!

    July 2023
  • I was greatly honored to have my documentary Champions Together (2021) screened at the 27th Annual Twin Rivers Media Festival on Saturday, April 9, 2022. A group of my friends and colleagues attended the screening which they greatly enjoyed. My thanks to festival founder/director Carlos Steward for screening my documentary and organizing the festival!

    April 2022
  • It was a great experience and I am happy to participate in this festival.

    April 2022
  • Javid Farahani

    It was an honor for me and thank you for your professional team⚘

    April 2022