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.


We are in the process of notifying Filmmakers whether their films have been accepted or passed on for this years festival. This is always a tough part of the process with so many wonderful films submitted but only a certain amount of screening time available. Stay tuned over the next few weeks for the latest updates.


2017 winners were awarded a Mt Rainier benchmark medallion

The Films receiving top honors at the 2017 RIFF

Best Student Film:  The Tent Village dir. by Nilima Abrams
Best Short Documentary:  The Tables dir. by Jon Bunning
Best Feature Documentary:  Conquering the Cycle dir. by Josh Eisenfeld and Dan Finegold
Best Narrative Short:  Cocked and Locked dir. by May Elbaz Belschner
Best 1st Time Director:  The Dunning Man dir. by Michael Clayton
Rainier Llama Award:  Undue Burden dir. by Gina Pollack
Audience Favorite:  Heart, Baby dir. by Angela Shelton
Best Feature:  Halfway to Zen dir. by John Adams and Toby Poser

RIFF Annual Pool Tournament Results: Through means of questionable method, Andrea Edmondson and Gary Lundgren dethrone former 3 time champion, Win Whittaker.