New for 2021!!

The best way to network and communicate with your industry.

Lirk Golwitzer, Mathew Modine, Beau Menetre on the TRIFF Red Carpet

In addition to showcasing an extensive collection of promising world-class cinema, Tryon International Film Festival will host its first-ever film-industry trade show scheduled for Friday-Sunday, Oct. 8-10, 2021, in the heart of downtown Tryon.


“This is going to be something new not only for Tryon International Film Festival, but for the entire business of movie making,”

“This is something we’ve been wanting to do for several years. I’ve just felt and seen there was a need for cinema insiders to have an event where they could network and find new business opportunities. We hope to attract tech people and businesses, such as sound and lighting professionals; creative professionals, such as actors, screenwriters, and producers; distributing companies; and even other film festivals. Film festivals are where all these people come together to see finished products. We want to give these people the opportunity to get together on the ground floor of new ideas and enterprises.”

Beau Menetre

Festival Co-Founder

Businesses, film schools, and other film festivals that would like to be represented at the Tryon festival’s trade show can book their space now online with a $100 refundable deposit. The total cost to have a 10 x 10-foot canopy with a six-foot table is $300. There will be two exhibition time slots: Saturday, Oct. 9, 1-8 p.m., which includes a vendors’ reception, and Sunday, Oct. 10, noon to 5 p.m. The vendors’ canopies will be set up outdoors near “The Depot,” a small entertainment and meeting building. In the event of rain, indoor accommodations will be provided.

Any film showing at the Festival will be given a 25% discount on being a vendor.

“This is an especially good opportunity for other film festivals and for filmmakers who are trying to raise awareness of their latest works. “So many times in the past we’ve seen people make wonderful connections at our festival. Networking is extremely important when you are trying to find the right people for a project. And what better way to spread the word about a film festival than to promote it at another film festival? Film festival lovers want to know more about festivals they’ve never been to. Sometimes, it is all about networking and meeting the right people.”

Kirk Gollwitzer

Festival Co-Founder

If, by the last day of July, the Festival’s management decides to host only a virtual festival, all deposits will be returned.

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