OCTOBER 14-16, 2016




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We promote and encourage future artists and artisans in the art, media, and technology of filmmaking. We work hard to further public awareness and appreciation of motion pictures as an art form. We want to support the education of the general public in these areas by hosting annual film exhibitions, lectures, seminars, workshops, and other activities.

The Opening Night Preview at HAPO Stage has been Cancelled Due to Rain and Wind



Challenge Begins October 6th, 2016

Filmmaking teams had just one weekend to make a short film. Writing, shooting, and editing must be completed within a 72 hour window beginning the evening of Thursday October 6th at 6pm and ending Sunday night at 6pm. This short production period puts the focus on quick decisions and decisive shooting. It also forces some of us to “just shoot it” with often outstanding results.


2015 Winners

Winners of the 8th Annual 2015 Tri-Cities International Film Festival (TRIFI) will spotlight short and feature films made by fans on limited budgets but unlimited imagination.

Predator: Dark Ages
The House at the End of Time (La Casa del Fin de los Tiempos)
The Nostalgist
Mythica A Quest for Heroes
Dead Hearts
American’s Blues

2016 TRIFI Awards

2016 TRIFI Awards


SF&F Feature Film                           Virtual Revolution (USA)

Horror Feature Film                        Dark Tapes (USA)

Comedy Feature Film                     Dumbells (USA)


SF&F short                                          Zero (Spain)

Horror short                                       Vicious (UK)

Animation                                           Lila (Argentina)

Comedy                                               Strange Bedfellows (USA)

Documentary                                    America’s  Boulevard: A Mural on MLK  (USA)

Fan                                                         Spider-Man Lives: A Miles Morales Story (USA)


72 hr Film Challenge

1st Place                                                11th Amendment

2nd Place                                               A Had a Dream Last Night??

Honorable Mention                        Suicide Prevention??



Virtual Revolution – SF&F Feature – USA – PG-13 (Brief Nudity)

Director:  Guy-Roger Duvert

Website: http://virtualrevolutionmovie.com/


In 2047, most of the population spends all of their time online, connected into virtual worlds where they can fulfill all their fantasies, losing all interest for reality and leaving it to a small minority. A shadow Agent is tracking and eliminating terrorists who want to destroy this system…


The Dark Tapes – Horror Feature – USA – PG-13

Director:  Michael McQuown

Website: http://thedarktapes.com/


A genre-defying mixture of horror, sci-fi, myth, mystery and thrills told as four interlocking tales in one intelligent, original anthology. The movie stars an up and coming ensemble group of actors such as Brittany Underwood (TV star of Hollywood Heights, One Life To Live & Youthful Daze), Cortney Palm (Sushi Girl, Zombeavers) and Emilia Ares Zoryan (Amazon’s Bosch: Season 2). Ghosts, spirits, creatures, demons and more from the paranormal world collide with rational curiosity. Could the supernatural exist in our everyday lives and have a plausible, scientific basis? The Dark Tapes explores this and more with surprising, sometimes shocking results that will leave you questioning what could be real.


Dumbbells – Comedy Feature – USA – PG-13

Director:  Chris Livingston

Website: http://www.dumbbellsthemovie.com/


A buddy comedy set in a struggling fitness club where mayhem ensues when a new owner arrives with the grand scheme to save the gym by turning it into a reality show.





Zero – SF&F – Spain  – PG-13

Director:  David Victori

Website: info@promofest.org


Father and son are emotionally and physically separate the day that Earth loses gravity intermittently. The child wanders the city obsessed in responding to the recent death of his mother, while his father tries to find him in a world that is collapsing around him.



Vicious – Horror – UK – PG-13

Director:  Oliver Park

Website: https://twitter.com/viciousfilm


A young woman comes home one night to find her front door unlocked and suspects she might not be alone in the house.


Lila – Animation – Argentina – PG-13

Director:  Carlos Lascano

Website: info@promofest.org


Armed with her sketchbook Lila walks off to the world convinced that she has the power to make it a better place. Sitting at a bar hanging out at a park or walking down a street Lila draws the lines that fill up the magic lost by those around her.



Strange Bedfellows – Comedy – USA – PG-13

Director:  Eliot Gurrin

Website: http://www.360studios.com/#/stranger-bedfellows-short-film/


Two strangers wake up next to each with no memory of the night before, or where they are.



America’s  Boulevard: A Mural on MLK – Documentary – USA – PG-13

Director:  Tyler Jones

Website: http://worlddesignschool.com/


Renowned artist Meg Saligman has been commissioned to paint one of the largest murals in the country on M.L. King Boulevard in Chattanooga, TN. As the muralists attempt to capture the rich and complex racial history of the neighborhood, they encounter a community at the crossroads of redevelopment, and one that is reflective of America’s unfulfilled dream of equality for all.



Spider-Man Lives: A Miles Morales Story – Fan – USA – PG-13

Director:  Ivan Kander

Website: http://www.spidermanlives.com/


In the wake of Peter Parker’s death, will Miles Morales find the courage to put on the mask and become Spider-Man?



2016 TRIFI 72 hour Film Challenge News!!

The 2016 TRIFI 72 hr Film Challenge is now history…Films were submitted and judged last night…We were amazed of the quality and film subjects that was produced in just 72 hours by local film makers…All 72 hr teams are winners in our book!! Get your tickets today and come on support our local film makers…72… Continue Reading

TRIFI 2016 Hotel Group Rate!

The TRIFI Film Festival has selected the Richland Shilo Inn as the 2016 Official hotel. We have a great group rate for our out of town guests and attendee’s. Single King – $79.00 Double Queen – $89.00 All include full breakfast! To get our group rate, you must book your room reservation by September 30th,… Continue Reading

TRIFI Trailer Tuesday

Every Tuesday TRIFI Presents, TRIFI Trailer Tuesday!!  Enjoy the film trailers of TRIFI 2016 film submissions.  Trailer Tuesday will happen on every Tuesday until the TRIFI Film Festival on October 14-16, 2016. Trailer Tuesday can be found on the TRIFI Facebook group page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/Tcif3/ Enjoy! Continue Reading

TRIFI at Westercon69 update

TRIFI will be screening the best in Indie films at Westercon69 in Portland Oregon starting at 5:00pm on Friday July 1st at the Portland Doubletree Hotel.      Many filmmakers will be in attendance over the four day event. Here’s the screening schedule for this event.  Westercon69 Film Festival Media Room Here’s the link for Westercon69 http://westercon69.org/… Continue Reading