The 13th Annual Rainier Independent Film Festival is May 17th-19th, 2019

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

"Your festival remains one of my very favorites with the incredibly warm staff and community and I feel so lucky to have been part of it."  - Aimie Vallat

ATTENTION SCREENWRITERS!  Announcing our first Writer’s Residency program put on through the Mineral School Artists Residency Programs in conjunction with RIFF.  Click Here for more information and to apply for a May 2019 residency spot.

"We had such a magic time.  You really produce a beautiful event and ... Something about this last festival that really was perfect."  - John Adams


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

The complete list of films accepted for 2018

Our 2019 hashtag is #2019riff