OCTOBER 20-22, 2017




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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.


Challenge Begins October 12th, 2017

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 12th 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

TRIFI 2017 Hotel

The Shilo Inn is the 2017 TRIFI film festival hotel…We have a block of rooms set aside for all our out of town visitors.

When you make your reservation, say  that you would like to TRIFI film festival rate.

Single King – $79,00/day

Double Queen – $84.00/day

Includes; Free Parking & Free full breakfast!



Richland Shilo Inn

50 Comstock – Richland WA

(509) 946-4661


Filmmakers Monthly Meetup – June Meeting

TRIFI Hosts Filmmakers Monthly Meet-Ups – June Meeting Coming on Thursday, June 8, 2017 – TRIFI Monthly Meetup Meeting…6:30pm at Brandcraft Media (140 Gage Blvd #102, Richland, WA) See you there! June TRIFI Meetup Subject Acting for the Camera – Presenter: Bryan McGlothin Bryan McGlothin has been working on stage and screen since 1995 and… Continue Reading

TRIFI Book Fair

Come on down to Barnes and Noble Columbia Center in Kennewick WA on May 12 &13 to the TRIFI book fair….with every purchase with coupon, supports the TRIFI film festival!! Coupons will be at your booth, or download on Facebook page. TRIFI plans on having film making activities and face painting (Saturday) at our booth.… Continue Reading

TRIFI Monthly Meetup Meetings

Coming on Thursday, January 12, 2017 – TRIFI Monthly Meetup Meeting…6:30pm at Brandcraft Media (140 Gage Blvd #102, Richland, WA) See you there! January TRIFI Meetup Subject… Story Structure: The Basis for a Good Film To kick off the TRIFI Filmmakers Monthly Meet-Ups we are launching a How To Make A Movie series. And we’ll… Continue Reading

TRIFI Film Freeway Film Submissions now open for 2017

TRIFI film fest Film Freeway opens today with an early bird special on film submission fees….2016 TRIFI screening events include; Radcon 7A in Pasco WA, (February) Seattle Crypticon, (May) Worldcon 75 film festival, (August – Helsinki, Finland) and TRIFI film festival (Tri-Cities WA, October) Submit your film today!!   https://filmfreeway.com/festival/TriCitiesInternationalFilmFestival Continue Reading

2016 TRIFI 72 hr Challenge Awards

TRIFI International Film Festival (TRIFI) Announces Winners of its 72 Hour Film Challenge    The Tri-Cities International Film Festival (TRIFI) announced the winners of the 72 Hour Film Challenge tonight at the Uptown Theater in Richland. The TRIFI 72 Hour Challenge is an annual filmmaking event sponsored by TRIFI. Competing filmmaking teams are provided a… Continue Reading

2016 TRIFI Awards

2016 TRIFI Film Awards Features SF&F Feature Film – Virtual Revolution (USA) Horror Feature Film – Dark Tapes (USA) Comedy Feature Film – Dumbells (USA) Shorts 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… Continue Reading