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.  



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.


"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?"

Top three Finalist of 2017

The Race Student Finalist 2017 NatureOrCulture