The heart of the Online Edition of the Film Festival
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
TRIFF 2021 !!!
The Tryon International Film Festival
proudly presents season seven, October 8, 9 & 10, 2021.
While life as we knew it changed in 2020, advancements in technology ushered in capabilities the likes of which we never thought we would soon utilize, all in the form of virtual meetings.
The world may have been sequestered to their homes and humanity suddenly shrouded in protective masks, yet creativity never took a rest.
Even more, in 2021 you will be able to invite your friends, crew and supporters to visit the Tryon International Film Festival.
Few festivals compare visually to TRIFF, which for three days, the entire town of Tryon, North Carolina lights up like a sparkler. Six screening venues operate seamlessly, including a bonus evening amphitheater screening that features music, food, drink and a special film.
The Tryon Fine Art Center along with The Tryon Theatre, a vintage, state-of-the-art cinema, which has been in continuous operation for more than 80 years, play host to the opening gala and award ceremony as the retail shops, bars and dining establishments embrace visitors.
Plan to spend the entire festival at one of our exclusive B&B’s along with your fellow filmmakers. Introduce your own film, attend a breakout session, walk the streets or hang out at our complementary VIP lounge in the center of town.
During the year of COVID-19 the Tryon International Film Festival had the strongest international participation ever. So much so, that regardless of whether the 2021 season will be live or not, we will continue to use our online platform from now into the future.
By virtue of the number of high-quality submissions received over the years, our film selection process has matured as well. We select highly crafted films of sophisticated workmanship in the full-length features, short films and documentary categories. We are also known for our Human Rights & Dignity category which has been a cornerstone performance grouping since our inception. Films submitted in this category also have a good chance of also being screened in our sister festival in Gstaad, Switzerland.