TRIFI International Film Festival 2015 Kicks off in Walla Walla, Washington on October 10th, and in Richland, Washington, October 16 – 18, 2015!
Tri-Cities, WA – The Pacific Northwest is part of a growing independent film community, featuring several film festivals. Since the year 2000 the Tri-Cities International Film Festival (TRIFI) has screened more than 750 independent (Indie) short and feature films from around the world. This year’s event will be co-sponsored by the City of Richland, Whitman College and the Uptown Theatre. TRIFI will run over two weekends in October in Walla Walla and Richland, WA. The first weekend will show feature and short, Indie award winning films at the Whitman College on Saturday, October 10 from 2 – 10 pm at the Olin Theatre. This event is sponsored by the Whitman College Film Department.
The following weekend will feature Sci-fi short films at the Uptown Theatre from 6 – 10 pm on Friday evening, October 16. On Saturday, October 17, Science Fiction authors William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run), James Glass, and Sunni and Jason Brock will host a writer’s workshop at 11 am to 2 pm at the Uptown Theatre. A film makers workshop featuring Seattle-based film makers Kelly Hughes, Wade Chitwood and Producer Jeff Beauvoir will be held in the Uptown Theatre from 2 pm to 4 pm.
Indie films will be screened starting at 2 pm in the Uptown theatre and will feature documentary and Sci-Fi short films. International Horror film shorts will be screened from 6 – 10 pm.
TRIFI will also feature a B-Movie matinee of new Sci-Fi films with the 1950’s look on Saturday, October 17th from 2 pm until 7 pm at the Richland Community Center.
On Sunday, October 18th, TRIFI will feature short Fan Films at the Richland Library from noon until 4 pm. And Animation and SF&F shorts will be screened at the Richland Community Center from 2 pm until 6 pm.
TRIFI’s motto is: “To spotlight independent films with limited budgets using unlimited imagination!” TRIFI’s goals are: 1) To promote and encourage future artists and artisans in the art, media, and technology of filmmaking; 2) To further public awareness and appreciation of motion pictures as an art form; 3) To support the education of the general public in these areas by hosting annual film exhibitions, lectures, seminars, workshops, and other activities. TRIFI is endorsed by the Richland Arts Commission, is a Washington State Nonprofit Corporation, and a registered 501c3 organization.
Contact: Nat Saenz