7th Annual Rainier Independent
Here are the films that received top honors at the 2013 RIFF:
|Best Student Film||Jody's Bra, directed by Janine Sides|
|Best Short Documentary||Sleeping with Siri, directed by Marty Riemer|
|Best Documentary||Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago,
directed by Lydia B. Smith
|Best Short Narrative||Practice Makes Perfect, directed by Vance Malone|
|The Rainier Llama Award|
as presented by Warren
|Free Pie, directed by Caleb Slain|
|Best Feature Film||Isn't it Delicious, directed by Michael Patrick Kelly|
|Audience Favorite||Knuckle Jack, directed by John Adams & Toby Poser|
|Best Director||Tate Bunker, Little Red|
*** And the winner of the first Annual RIFF Pool Tournament...
*** Win Whittaker and Sheriff Hannah!
Rainier Blowout: $35.00
Rainier Rumble: $15.00
Rainier One-Shot: $5.00
April 19, 2013
The 7th Annual Rainier Independent Film Festival is pleased to present the Opening Night Film, SPRING EDDY. This screwball crime comedy fuses the best traditions of Western films and the modern chaos of the Coen Brothers. And much like RAISING ARIZONA the desperation fueling these characters is real and humane.
"If you were to mash up NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN with equal parts THE GETAWAY and any romantic comedy, you'd have SPRING EDDY." - Slackerwood
Making his feature film debut, Spring Eddy was written and directed by George Anson. We are delighted that George will be in attendance for Q & A after the showing. Don't miss this great kick off event followed by the Opening Night Gala!
p.s. Decisions are still being made for films being accepted for the rest of the film line-up... stay tuned."
April 12, 2013
"They're Baaack!... Last years winners for Best Feature Film, Rumblestrips, John Adams & Toby Poser, along with sisters Zelda and Lulu Adams, will be joining RIFF again with a Washington State Premiere of their latest film KNUCKLE JACK. Click here for this years partial list of films selected so far..."
April 10, 2013
We are still in the midst of making decisions. We are by no means finished filling in our film schedule and over the next few days we will be locking in the rest of the line-up. So if you have not heard from us it is because we are still fighting for your film!
As said by another festival director - "Every year we have more good films than we have spots to fill. Every year my heart is broken because a movie I love and fought for didn't make the cut."
February 22, 2013
WEST COAST PREMIERE AT RIFF PAYS OFF BIG!
“Without the support of your festival, we would never have gotten the attention that we needed to solidify our worldwide distribution. The Crimson mask will be on everything from Cell phones to Cinema Screens and I owe a lot of that to RIFF.”
- BEST DIRECTOR, Elias Plagianos, Rainier Film Festival READ MORE
December 17, 2012
The regular deadline for submissions end January 10th. We know it is the Holiday season but before you know it that deadline will have come and gone. So in order to get your film in for the submission price of $35 ($30 discounted fee), submit now before its too late!
The Rainier Independent Film Festival is in its 7th season and is still dedicated to providing Independent Filmmakers venues to have their films screened in the tranquil area surrounding Mount Rainier.
Mixing films, workshops and the laid-back setting of the area, this festival is set apart in the fact that it is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with film industry people outside of the hustle and bustle typically associated with the business.
Located in the shadow of Mount Rainier, the Ashford Valley provides the perfect setting for this festival. Our screening venues range from an authentic circular Yurt, an elementary school built in the 1920's with capacity of 400, to an intimate setting in the prestigious Nisqually Lodge. All projection is shown in the latest in digital technology.
Because of the unique location and our understanding that limited funds (if any!) are available to Independent Filmmakers, complimentary lodging will be provided by RIFF to the selected filmmakers in attendance.
All the Best,
Win Whittaker, RIFF Festival Director