The 12th Annual Rainier Independent Film Festival is May 18th-20th, 2018

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


Saturday, May 19th, 7pm @ the Lions Theater: LITTLE PINK HOUSE, based on a true story. Director Courtney Moorehead Balaker will be in attendance for the Q&A.


We are excited to announce that SHUT UP ANTHONY is this years Opening Night Film! Described as "An extremely honest comedy" The South Bay Pulse, Director Kyle Eaton will be in attendance for the Q&A afterwards. It is Friday May 18th at 7pm and will be followed by the Opening Gala.

Get your tickets here.


The complete list of films accepted for 2018


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The Films receiving top honors at the 2018 RIFF

Best Student Film:  (Out)caste dir. by Shilipi Shikha Agrawal
Best Short Documentary:  Little Rebel dir. by Aimie Vallat
Best Feature Documentary:  Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey dir. by Dave O'Leske
Best Narrative Short:  The Undertaker's Son dir. by The Affolter Brothers
Best Actor:  Brian Groh from Trump's America
Rainier Llama Award:  The Adams Family for The Hatred
Audience Favorite:  The Secret Life of Muslims dir. by Joshua Seftel
Best Feature:  Little Pink House dir. by Courtney Moorehead Balaker

2018 RIFF Pool Tournament Winners: Tonya Skoog and Dalton Lasnier