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Dear Filmmakers,

Congratulations on the acceptance of your film, to the 2023 Tryon International Film Festival (TRIFF). We are thrilled to have your participation in this year’s festival, and we are excited to share this incredible cinematic journey with you.

As we gear up for the festival, we want to provide you with some essential information to ensure a smooth and successful experience. Please read this email carefully and take the necessary actions outlined below:

1. Festival Dates and Complimentary Passes: We strongly encourage you to attend our live festival, which is scheduled for October 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2023. As a token of our appreciation, we have reserved two complimentary day passes for you. If you wish to attend the Friday night Gala on October 6th, you can purchase tickets via the following link:

Gala Pass ($100): This pass includes two drink passes, heavy appetizers, music, and networking for one person. Purchase Gala Pass: Gala Pass Link

2. Festival Partner: Eventive: This year, TRIFF has partnered with Eventive, a trusted industry standard for both live and virtual film festival management. Eventive will play a crucial role in delivering pre/post festival content and hosting our virtual component. Utilizing Eventive will help you maximize your exposure during the 2023 film season.

3. Content Submission: To ensure a seamless festival experience, it is imperative that you provide us with the necessary materials on time:

FULL-LENGTH feature films: These will be screened at the Tryon Theatre and must be delivered in DCP (Digital Cinema Package) format.

SHORT films: Please send a working file of your film, preferably in .mp4 format, as soon as possible. You can use Dropbox, WeTransfer, or similar platforms for this purpose. Share it with: and

This is essential for our live event. If your film includes close caption files, please upload them as well. If your film is a Short film and you permit us to download it, ensure there is no password expiration date and time. Please make all trailers downloadable from your FilmFreeway submission site. Please validate your film synopsis for clarity, spelling and grammar. In case you are unable to transfer your film online, you may mail your file to: PCFI, 285 North Trade Street, Tryon, N.C. 28782, Attn: Tryon International Film Festival. Please note that we will only accept DVDs.

4. Eventive Action Items: You will soon receive notifications from Eventive with instructions on uploading your film(s) to our online platform. If you do not receive these notifications, please let us know as soon as possible. This is required for our online event.

Send us a pre-recorded video introduction of your film with a maximum length of two minutes and thirty seconds (2 min 30 sec). This introduction should be heartfelt and can be created using Zoom technology, your own video camera, or even your cell phone.For backup purposes, grant us permission to download your video from your submission on FilmFreeway. Ensure that your film does not include watermarks (e.g., Festival Version).

We look forward to your active participation in the 2023 Tryon International Film Festival. Your film is a valuable addition to our lineup, and we are excited to showcase it to our audience.

Should you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via email.  Also, please keep an eye out for an further instructions.

TRIFF co-founders Beau Menetre and Kirk GollwitzerThank you for being part of TRIFF, and we can’t wait to celebrate your film with you in October!

Warm regards,

Beau Menetre and Kirk Gollwitzer
Tryon International Film Festival, Co-Founders

DCP Primer

Here is a short video on DCP creation for filmmakers who are required to send full length features to the Tryon Theatre in DCP format.  It’s a free conversion tool that can save several hundred dollars.

Diana De Rosa Interview

Dear Filmmakers,

Diana DeRosaI’m Diana De Rosa, a New York-based journalist specializing in general film production and equestrian news. For several years, I’ve had the privilege of conducting Zoom interviews with filmmakers at the Tryon International Film Festival (TRIFF).

As part of TRIFF’s virtual event, I interview directors and producers of all the films in the program, creating post-roll interviews that follow each film’s screening on our Eventive Virtual platform.

With a substantial number of interviews to conduct—over 60 in total—I kindly request your active participation in scheduling these sessions. To facilitate this process, please complete the attached sign-in sheet and specify your preferred timing. My goal is to wrap up all interviews by September 30th.

Due to time constraints, I won’t be able to follow up individually, so your prompt response is greatly appreciated. If, for any reason, you cannot accommodate an interview, kindly inform me, as I’ll be keeping track of our progress.

Before our discussion, I’ll thoroughly review your film and am eagerly anticipating the opportunity to discuss it with you.

Congratulations on the honor of being selected for this remarkable annual film festival. Your film’s inclusion in TRIFF already marks you as a winner. Additionally, if you plan to attend this year’s event, please inform both TRIFF and me. If you’re in town, don’t hesitate to seek me out for a personal greeting.

I’ll be representing TRIFF for non-equine films and the EQUUS Television Network for equestrian films.

Note to Equestrian Filmmakers: EQUUS Television Network collaborates with TRIFF to showcase more equine films, and these interviews, with your approval, may also air on EQTVN. If you have a trailer for your horse film, kindly share it with me, possibly accompanying our interview. You can send it via WeTransfer or any convenient file-sharing method to or

I look forward to connecting with you and celebrating your cinematic achievements at TRIFF.

Warm regards, Diana De Rosa

Tryon International Film Festival (TRIFF)