2020 Early-Bird Ends on September 7th

Early Bird All-Fest pass SALE ends tomorrow, September 7th…Get your ticket today!

2020 TRIFI Virtual Film Festival begins on Oct 1 – 3, 2020!

Due to COVID, this year’s event will be virtual. Watch from the comfort of your home. Includes the 72hr Film Challenge where film makers have 72hr to submit their films.

For more information and tickets, visit us at www.trifi.org

2020 TRIFI Going Virtual


Contact: Nat Saenz

Phone: 509-727-2507

[email protected]

Tri-Cities International Film Festival Kicks off Twelfth Anniversary Show on Thursday, October 1st.

Richland, WA – The Tri-Cities International Film Festival (TRIFI) will kick-off its Twelfth Anniversary program on Thursday, October 1st.

Out of the abundance of caution due to Covid-19 and for the safety of our attendee’s, film guests and staff, this year’s TRIFI film festival will be virtual this year instead of an in-person event.

As a part of a rapidly growing Northwest independent film community, TRIFI has screened more than 1,500 independent (Indie) short and feature films from around the world over the past twelve years. This year’s festival garnered more than 130 film submissions from nearly 20 different countries.   

The TRIFI Film Festival will run from Thursday, October 1st through Saturday October 3rd Films to be shown include independent award-winning feature films, documentaries, music videos and shorts in the Sci-Fi, Animation, Horror, Documentary, Comedy and Fan Film genres.


The 72 Hour Film Challenge pushes filmmakers to write, shoot, and edit a short film within the 72 hour window of the weekend of September 25th. This short production period puts the focus on quick decisions and decisive shooting. It also forces new film makers to “just shoot it”, often with outstanding results. For more information about the 72 Hour Film Challenge, check out:  http://www.trifi.org/72-hour-film-challenge/.

Tickets for this year’s Tri-Cities International Film Festival are only $10 for a single day pass or $30 for an All-Fest (full weekend) Pass. Tickets can be purchased on the web at: https://filmfreeway.com/TriCitiesInternationalFilmFestival/tickets.

Film schedules, and content information will be found at the TRIFI website, www.trifi.org, once program schedules have been developed.

TRIFI is chartered: “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 a Washington State Nonprofit Corporation.

The TRIFI Festival Director, Nat Saenz, is available for questions or interviews at (509) 727-2507.

2020 72hrFC Kickoff Meeting

Tonight is the kickoff for the 2020 TriFi 72 Hour Film Challenge. If you have always wondered what it takes to shoot a short movie, give the 72hrFC a chance. The mandatory Kickoff Meeting:

TRIFI Discord Channel

September 24, 2020
5:50pm PDT

TRIFI Tickets on sale

The 2020 TRIFI film festival dates are October 1-3. All Fest Passes include all 3 days of Indie film fun! Tickets are available online: https://filmfreeway.com/TriCitiesInternationalFilmFestival/tickets

TRIFI All-Festival Passes Early Bird Special

Get your TRIFI All-Festival passes between September 1st to the 8th and Save $10.00! Three days of Indie films for only $20.00. Starts on September 1st! Get your tickets today…