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2016 TRIFI 72 hr Challenge Awards

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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 line of dialogue, a prop and a location and have just one weekend to create a short film.

Writing, shooting, and editing the film must be completed within a 72 hour window. This year’s event began Thursday, October 6th at 8pm and ended on Sunday, October 9th at 8pm. This short production period puts the focus on quick decisions and decisive shooting. It also forces new film makers to “just shoot it” with often outstanding results.

Films submitted were then judged on meeting the requirements of the competition, story, acting, cinematography and sound.


This year’s TRIFI 72 Hour Film Challenge winners were:

1st Place Grand Prize Winner

Film Title: The 11th Commandment

Contact: Bryan McGlothin,

Link to Film:


2nd Place Winner

Film Title: The Dream

Contact: Jason Watson,

Link to Film:


Honorable Mention

Film Title: Our Empty Space

Contact: Karnveer Chhokar,


For more info on the Tri-Cities 72 Hour Film Challenge contact Torey Azure, BrandCraft Media, 253-682-9323,

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