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!


The Top Three from 2017


"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?"