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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

The Heart of this Film Festival is You!

RED CARPET EXCITEMENT

Matthew Modine with Kirk and Beau

THE FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL

Independent films can shock, amaze, and make you take a second look at the world around you, and are a gift to the world of film.

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

What set this festival apart?

The whole town participates!

THE FOOTHILLS OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

The perfect backdrop

 

Film Submissions Accepted

Beginning January 1, 2023

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Tryon International Film Festival and TRIFF Institute

 

The Tryon International Film Festival (TRIFF) has turned the corner regarding education, while taking every bit of a decade to get to this point.

In 2013 the Polk County Film Initiative (PCFI) began with a one-year filmmaking course for boys and girls, ages nine to 16.  It was titled the Next Generation Film Project, a program dedicated to youth filmmaker education.    Since then, PCFI has been actively moving education to the forefront of TRIFF.

Introducing TRIFF Institute, our growing filmmaker educational offering within the Tryon International Film Festival.  Not only is it our charge to build a rich educational platform, but it is also our challenge to broaden the size and scope of our curriculum.

From where we began to where we are now, dedicating the entire Tryon Fine Arts Center to education during the film festival, our dream has become a reality.

To make our objective even more outrageous, it is our plan to provide TRIFF INSTITUTE education entirely free to the public.

While this may sound like an outrageous goal, it should be noted that TRIFF has been providing educational breakout sessions, workshops, and guest speakers free to the public since the beginning.

As we round the corner into year nine, while pushing forward to becoming one of the most accommodating film festivals nationally, we ask for your support.  What we provide free to the public is not cost-free to PCFI.

Please help us continue to put the Tryon International Film Festival and TRIFF Institute on the festival circuit in the form of an educational sponsorship.

Please consider a donation.

Submit your film and maybe next year your film will be recognized below!

Tryon International Film Festival 2022 Award Winners

Countdown to TRIFF 2023 Oct 6-9

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