The AWE Project 2023

Supporting the Next Generation of Filmmakers



Tryon International Film Festival AWE Project graphic

NC and SC high school and college students (individuals or groups) are invited to submit films of up to 2 minutes in length to be shown during the TRIFF23 Student Awe Project Student Film Festival on the afternoon of October 6, 2023, at Tryon Fine Arts Center.

Winners will receive free passes to TRIFF23 and an invitation to speak at TRIFF24.

The films should be about something that inspires the filmmaker(s) — from nature, to an elderly family member and may be silent, animated, narrated, set to music – you and/or your film crew may choose the format!

Films must be submitted online no later than October 1, 2023. There is no fee to enter the Awe Project festival. Winners will be announced by October 3, 2023.

For questions, contact Ashley at


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