OCTOBER 11-13, 2019


2019 Presenting Sponsor:



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 “TCH Critic,  Mr. Movie” Wolcott

TriFi is a FilmFreeway Gold Partner


Challenge Begins October 3rd, 2019

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 3rd 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

2019 TRIFI Poster Contest

TRIFI 2019 Poster Contest

Call for Entries

Each year, the TRIFI board solicits posters for the annual Tri-Cities International Film Festival. The selected poster becomes the face of the Festival and will be used on the cover of newsprint programs, invitations, program books, electronic ads, t-shirts, Festival trailers, and more.

Help us celebrate our 11th Anniversary by submitting your design!



  • Contest is open to all artists. Entries will be accepted from individuals, collaborative teams or design firms.
    • Limit 3 entries per person, team or firm.
    • There is no cost to submit.
    • Only digital copies will be accepted.
    • Entries will be evaluated based on appeal, content and marketability.
    • Design must be easily translated to a variety of mediums.

TRIFI reserves the right to request poster modifications.  Original artwork will become the property of TRIFI.

Entries must be received by Monday, February 25th, 2019

Friday, March 1st, 2019

All artwork must be film related and shall incorporate the following:

  • 11th Annual TRIFI Film Festival
  • October 11 – 12, 2019
  • TRIFI website URL: trifi.org


  • TIFF format – 11X17 inches (Vertical)
  • Other sizes – 8.5 x 11 inches & 4X6 inches
  • 600 DPI (RGB)

Please fill out the submission form and upload your poster image here:  info@trifi.org

Subject line: Poster


If you have questions please contact the Festival Director, Nat Saenz at 509-727-2507, or via email at nt.saenz@gmail.com.

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… Continue Reading