2022 TRIFI Film Award Winners

Animation Short Film

The Sprayer – Animation – Iran Director: Farnoosh Abedi
Running Time: 8:00m

In the land occupied with the sprayers army, no one has the right to grow any kind of plants either in public or private. So many of the people and soldiers do not even know how dose a plant grows or look like, until one day one of the soldiers finds a seed buried deep down in the dust and his curiosity is just the beginning of something extraordinary, something big, something revolutionary


Comedy Short Film

El Conquistador – Comedy – France. Director: Mathilde Bayle
Running Time: 19:30m

“The White Bag” is a spy-spoof movie based on classic black and white film noir and espionage movies. Filmed on location in San Rafael, California as a project for a class on filming and editing with smartphones and tablets taught at the Community Media Center of Marin (cmcm.tv) in 2015.


Documentary Short Film

1-2-3 The Len Barry Story – Documentary – USA Director: Tom Parkin
Running Time: 19:55m

Leonard Warren Borisoff, known professionally as Len Barry, was an American recording star, vocalist, songwriter, lyricist, record producer, author, and poet. In this documentary short, Len takes us through his musical journey as the lead singer of The Dovells and as a solo artist in the 1960s.

Documentary Feature Film

Honk – Documentary Feature – USA. Director: Cheryl Allison
Running Time: 41:05m

Dumped and alone at a city park, Honk spends his days dodging cars, begging for food and looking for friends. When Cheryl and Honk’s path cross unexpectedly, what follows is a story in which fairy tales are made. During an unprecedented time of lock downs and social distancing, this unlikely pair turn to each other for companionship. After Cheryl shares videos of their unusual friendship on social media, Honk becomes an overnight sensation. News and other media outlets share his story which results in people all over the world becoming invested in his well-being. Cheryl soon learns why Honk is alone and the two embark on an uncertain journey together. With close to 80K followers on Instagram, he has become a much needed symbol of hope, friendship and love during a time of overwhelming struggle and loss for so many.
HONK documentary was made possible through a generous grant from the Friends of the Bathhouse Cultural Center.


Drama Short Film

Inertia – Drama – UK Director: Mat Johns
Running Time: 18:13m

Rabia and Maddie, a pupil and teacher, form a friendship under the unlikeliest of circumstances.

Horror Short Film

Judy – Horror – USA
Director: Rene Rivas
Running Time: 24:13m

On the eve of her wedding, JUDY feels lost. Although happy to be engaged to her supportive and charming fiancé, PETER, she can’t help but feel hidden in the shadow of his success. As she longs for a deeper meaning to her life, Judy’s prayers are answered when a dark force calls out to her that night in her dreams. With a renewed sense of purpose, Judy proceeds down a new frightening path and embraces a change that will cost her everything she has ever known.

Horror Feature Film

Malibu Horror Story – Horror Feature – USA Director: Scott Slone
Running Time: 85m

Terror strikes when a team of paranormal investigators search a sacred Native American cave for clues in the unsolved disappearance of four local teens.

Fan Film

Scorekeeper: A Star Wars Fan Film – Fan – USA. Director: Roman Santa Croce
Running Time: 16:32m

An Elite Rebel Team infiltrates an Imperial outpost on a mission of securing an asset that has vital information. Unbeknownst to them, they are not the only ones on the hunt.

Music Video

Got to Move – Music Video – Germany. Director: Oltscho
Running Time: 3:36m

A man sits at a sushi bar, snacking on the world’s consumer comforts as they pass by, when he starts to get a bad case of indigestion …

Pacific Northwest Film

The Uptown – Documentary – USA Director: Connor McFarlane
Running Time: 17:23m

In this short documentary, you’ll dive into the lives of several small business owners from The Uptown Shopping Center and see what led them to own their unique shops, and what keeps them loving their jobs each day.

SF&F Short Film

Solus– SF&F short – UK
Director: Jonathan Brooks
Running Time: 12:45m

A lone astronaut aboard the ISS suddenly loses communication with Earth. He soon begins to experience a series of strange events that put him and the entire station at risk…

SF&F Feature Film

Paranormal Investigators – SF&F Feature – USA
Director: David Fowler
Running Time: 77:08m

When strange phenomena starts happening in a small town, 2 colleagues are called into action to investigate.



May the 4th Be With You Film Event

TRIFI film festival will be streaming 15 Star Wars fan films to celebrate all things Star Wars…

TRIFI has dug deep in it’s archives to bring back popular Star Wars fan film shorts from past TRIFI film festivals. We will also have the live chat feature enabled so attendee’s can talk about the films being shown. Virtual doors open at 6pm with the event starting at 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

All you need to do is register at the TRIFI film festival website and you will receive a follow up email with login info to our virtual screening room. Our streaming platform is AnyMeeting and works with their app or on your web browser.

To register and film schedule, go to the TRIFI website at;
www.trifi.org

1-509-946-9893

This event is FREE and is sponsored by our friends at Adventures Underground in Richland.

A place to get all your Star Wars merchandise!

Date May 4, 2021 from 6:30p – 9:30p.

TRIFI has dug deep in it’s archives to bring back popular Star Wars fan film shorts from past TRIFI film festivals. We will also have the live chat feature enabled so attendee’s can talk about the films being shown. Virtual doors open at 6pm with the event starting at 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

All you need to do is register at the TRIFI film festival website and you will receive a follow up email with login info to our virtual screening room. Our streaming platform is AnyMeeting and works with their app or on your web browser.

To register and film schedule, go to the TRIFI website at; www.trifi.org

Friday the 13th Friday Frights

Friday Night Frights Films – November 13th 2020

001 -The Nightmare – Horror – USA

Director:  John Fitzpatrick

Kim’s sleep is disrupted when a demonic goblin enters her dream, determined to manifest itself in the real world. With her husband Brad right beside her but unaware of what’s going inside her mind, will Kim wake up before it’s too late?

002 – Seance – Horror – Czech Republic

Director: Robin Kasparik

Running time: 19:00 minutes

 Séance narrates the story of three people, who are trying to find the fortune of a deceased baroness through a spiritualistic séance. But things will go a bit differently than they planned…

003 – Overkill – Horror – USA 

Director:  Alex Montilla

Running Time:  14:45m

‘OverKill’ is a film with a comedic take on a familiar setup: when too-woke-for-their-own-good college kids are terrorized by an unstoppable masked killer, the final girl must outsmart him to survive. 

004 – Baghead – Horror – UK

Director:  Alberto Corredor Marina

Running Time:  14:58m

Kevin is haunted by grief and has questions that only the recently deceased can answer. His search takes him to the most unremarkable of locations, a grotty storage room at the back of a rundown pub. However, what he finds there is anything but unremarkable.

005 – Vicious – Horror – UK

Director:  Oliver Park

Running Time:  12:00m

A young woman comes home one night to find her front door unlocked and suspects she might not be alone in the house.

006 – Agatha – Horror – USA

Director:  Timothy Vandenberg

Running Time:  8:20m

The orphan train comes daily, spilling hundreds of children onto the streets of Pennsylvania in the late 1800’s. Desperate and alone, the penniless 7 year old Sophie, entrusts an older woman who hires her to bring food each night to someone living in her attic. There is just one rule: Do not pass the serving table….EVER.   As time passes, the child’s curiosity grows bold; drawing her closer to discovering the truth behind the prisoner.

007 – Don’t Move – Horror – UK

Director:  Anthony Melton

Running Time: 13:56m

Set on one fateful night, six friends gather for their monthly ‘games night’…
and accidentally unleash a demonic force that might tear them – and their friendships – to pieces.

008 – Blight – Horror – USA 

Director:  Brian Deane

Running Time:  15:40m

A young priest is sent to battle dark supernatural forces threatening a remote Island community.

009 – Child Eater – Horror – USA

Director:  Erlingur Thoroddsen

Running Time: 8:00m

A simple night of babysitting takes a horrifying turn when Helen realizes the boogeyman really is in little Lucas’ closet.

010 – Don’t Let Them In – Horror – USA 

Director:  David Lawrence

Running Time:  13:15m

Dan Metzger, a struggling author, consumed with the urban legend of the Black Eyed Kids, fears his obsession has led their evil to his door.

011 – Cleansing Hour – Horror – USA 

Director:  Damien LeVeck

Running Time:  19:00m

Two failed filmmakers, Lance and Drew, have found success running a webcast that streams LIVE exorcisms. However, each episode is an elaborately staged hoax, created to dupe their global audience. But, when their latest subject turns out to actually be demon-possessed, they are forced to reckon with their online charade.

012 – Swipe – Horror – Netherland

Director:  Niels Bourgonje

Running Time:  5:48m

 A girl finds out that she has a match on a dating app with a stranger, despite swiping him to the left moments ago. She starts to fear that the man is dangerously close to

013 – Night of the Slasher – Horror – USA

Director:  Shant Hamassian

Running Time:  11:16m

A ‘shot-in-one-take’ slasher film about a teenage girl who must commit horror movie sins by drinking alcohol, doing drugs, and having sex in order to lure a masked killer and defeat him.