OCTOBER 12-14, 2018


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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.

“Thank you again for inviting me to help host the annual TRIFI. I had an absolute blast!!!” – Gary “Mr. Movie” Wolcott


Challenge Begins October 4th, 2018

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 4th 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.

2018 Winners

Winners of the 10th Annual 2018 Tri-Cities International Film Festival (TRIFI) spotlighted short and feature films made by fans on limited budgets but with unlimited imagination.

Sgt. Stubby – An American Hero
All Light Will End
She Came from the Woods
Voldemort: Origin of the Heir
Nobody Dies Here
Para Ayer (We Need It Yesterday)
Revelation – The City of Haze

TRIFI 2018 Film Festival Awards

TRIFI 2018 Film Awards

Animation – Short film
Revelation – The City of Haze – Animation – China
Director: Mao Qichao
Running Time: 14:00m
Website: http://www.magic-studio.cn/

After his mother dies, Mai wanders the streets of a polluted city plagued by corruption, war, and pollution. Then a friendship with a young girl gives Mai a new sense of hope. However, it will take a desperate act of sacrifice for them to remain together. An epic tale about the power of love in difficult times.

Comedy – Short film
Para Ayer (We Need It Yesterday) – Comedy – Spain
Running Time: 6:00m
Website: www.promofest.org

An emerging production company goes to the headquarters of an award-winning advertising agency. In a meeting full of challenging briefs and impossible deadlines, the filmmakers will have to decide how much are they willing to agree to in order to get that precious job.

Documentary – Short film
Nobody Dies Here – Documentary – France
Director: Simon Panay
Running Time: 23:00m
Website: distribucion@promofest.org

Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies.

Drama – Short film
Instant – Drama/Thriller – USA
Director: Alex Albrecht
Running Time: 21:10m
Website: http://www.roddenberry.com/

A desperate criminal takes five people hostage without the knowledge that one has a secret, and time is running out.

Fan – Short film
Voldemort: Origin of the Heir – Fan Film – Italy
Director: Gianmaria Pezzato
Running Time: 53:00m
Website: https://www.facebook.com/VoldemortOriginsOfTheHeir/

A fan made prequel to the Harry Potter series based on Tom Riddle and his progression to becoming The Dark Lord.

Horror – Short film
She Came from the Woods – Horror – USA
Director: Erik Bloomquist
Running Time: 12:00m
Website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6945636/

A campfire story comes to life for a group of counselors on the last day of the summer at Camp Briarbrook.

Horror – Feature film
All Light Will End – Horror Feature – USA
Director: Chris Blake
Running Time: 85:00m
Young, successful horror novelist Savannah Martin’s new book is taking the genre by storm. Her father, the police chief of her small hometown, investigates murders and foul play too grim for their bucolic life. As she and her friends settle in for a relaxing weekend at her childhood home, the dark secret at the crux of Savannah’s success stirs in her dreams and seeps into her reality. Amidst sexual tensions and fireside stories, Savannah’s despondency and her father’s case collide with gruesome and horrifying reveals, leaving little distinction between the subconscious and reality.

SF&F – Short film
Bullies – SF&F – USA
Director: Daniel Bydlowski
Running Time: 27:40m
Website: https://www.bulliesfilm.com/
Eugene, a shy 10-year-old boy, is bullied every day until he discovers a secret underneath the school that keeps him safe, for now…

Animation/SF&F – Feature film
Sgt. Stubby – An American Hero – Animation/SF Feature – France
Director: Richard Lanni
Running Time: 84:00m
Website: http://www.stubbymovie.com/
With World War I looming, a young Army Pvt. Robert Conroy is adopted by a stray, stump-tailed terrier. Conroy names his new friend Stubby and gives him a home, a family, and a chance to embark on the adventure that would define a century. The two quickly find themselves in the trenches of France and on the path to history. French soldier Gaston Baptiste befriends the duo and accompanies them along their epic journey through harsh conditions and incredible acts of courage.