The 11th Annual Rainier Independent Film Festival is May 19th-21st, 2017

The Rainier Independent Film Festival is a gateway to an explorative cinematic journey, set in the transformative landscape of Mt. Rainier's forested community.



The Films receiving top honors at the 2016 RIFF

Best Student Film: I Hate the Color Red, dir. by Jazmin Jamias
Best Foreign Film: Folklore, dir. by João Segall
Best Short Documentary:  Present Moment, dir. by Aimie Vallat
Best Feature Documentary:  Mystery of the Arctic Cairn, dir. by John Huston
Best Short Narrative:  Thunder Road, dir. by Jim Cummings
Rainier Llama Award: Gotta Have Heart, dir. by Sandi Perlmutter
Audience Favorite:  Black Road, dir. by Gary Lundgren
Best Feature: The Great & The Small, dir. by Dusty Bias
RIFF Pool Tournament: Winner Currently Under Contention


RIFF is excited to announce the Closing Night Film, the Sci-Fi Thriller BLACK ROAD

It's 2029 and an ex-military drifter risks his life to protect a woman from her dangerous ex in the lawless State of Jefferson. Join us Sunday, May 15th at 5:45pm at the Lions Theater. The filmmakers will be in attendance.


RIFF is honored and proud to present the Opening Night Film, THE GREAT AND THE SMALL

This film just had its premiere at the Sonoma International Film Festival and took home the Audience Award for Best American Indie AS WELL AS the Audience Choice Award - an awesome start to what's guaranteed  to be a long run! Join us at the Lions Theater Friday May 13th at 7pm and see what everyone is raving about. The filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening and the Opening Night Gala follows...