The Student Movie RIFF 

The Rainier Independent Film Festival has been bringing global culture to the base of America’s most majestic mountain for over a decade. To celebrate, we are inaugurating the Student Movie RIFF.


 
Student Film Maker

We hope to see you at the screening of the up-and-coming filmmakers from our own back yard!

19 TEAMS SIGNED UP

RIFF is excited to have 19 teams signed up with a total of 67 students for the first year of THE STUDENT MOVIE RIFF. The ages range all through the 6-12th grades of the Eatonville, Morton and Bethel school districts. The filmmakers were given this paragraph to base their four minute or shorter film upon.

QUESTION: NATURE OR CULTURE

"For ages, people have argued nature vs. nurture, however this is not our riddle. Instead, we ask a question that YOU may address in whatever manner you choose. Given the Rainier Independent Film Festival’s incomparable backdrop and its history of bringing Art to the region, we ask you, trusted student filmmakers, to RIFF on this: nature OR culture?"

WE WILL SCREEN THE TOP 10 FILMS

The films we have received so far are outstanding! We will be screening the top 10 films as part of the 11th Annual Rainier Independent Film Festival on Saturday, May 20th at the Lions Theater in Ashford. From those ten we will pick the the top three. Those top three filmmakers will be awarded the opportunity to create the official trailer for the 12th Annual Rainier Independent Film Festival in 2018. The FIRST PLACE PRIZE will receive a package of production services worth $1,441.10 , a numerical tribute to Rainier’s elevation.