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             Proudly Presenting Season 8, October 7, 8, & 9 2022.


TRIFF 2022 !!!

The Tryon International Film Festival 

proudly presents season eight, October 7, 8 & 9, 2022.

OFFICIAL TRAILER: Shot on location at the Tryon International Film Festival in Tryon, North Carolina, this film explores the common experience of filmmakers, whether novice or veteran, and the impact appearing in a film festival can have on confidence and a career.

January 2022 newsletter image Beau and Kirk

Tryon International Film Festival has set Friday-Sunday, Oct. 7-9, 2022, for its eighth annual festival that attracts moviemakers and cinephiles from around the world to the foothills of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

Also, the Festival is now accepting film submissions for 2022. Filmmakers can submit their work via, through FilmFreeway. The deadline to submit entries is Aug. 1; the late entry date will be Aug. 22.

The Festival has added two new categories to its list of acceptable films: Best Full-Length Animation and Best Short Animation. The established categories are Best Full-Length Feature, Best Full-Length Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Dramatic, Best Student Film, Sabian Award for Best Human Rights and Human Dignity, Best Overall Film, and Audience Choice.

“The 2021 Festival was a huge success, a trying success, but no less of a success,” Festival Co-Founder Beau Menetre said. “With the COVID pandemic still changing the public-gathering landscape almost daily, we have learned to pivot and pivot quickly. Plans made yesterday, change today, and again tomorrow. In 2020, we went totally virtual: That was a huge change, but we learned so much on the technical end of hosting a festival. 2021 was in-person with a strong online viewing opportunity. We learned how to be both an in-person festival, as well as an online festival. We will be both again this year, just refining our process. With what we’ve learned and experienced — and with some new plans now in the making — I predict the 2022 festival will be our best yet.”

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