11th Annual

Riverside International Film Festival

April 17, 2013 to April 21, 2013

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Riverside CA 92507
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The Riverside International Film Festival continues to grow in size, scope and stature as a prominent venue for top quality international cinema, showing films from around the world, including world premieres, features, shorts and documentaries.

The City of Riverside, a major center of arts and culture in Inland Southern California, proudly welcomes the international film community and audiences who enjoy and appreciate entertaining, enlightening, inspiring and provocative stories of our world, as told by some of the industry's most innovative filmmakers and up-and-coming directors.

RIFF has attracted many global entries from France, Germany, China, Korea, Japan, Mexico, Argentina, Africa and India and from all over the US. The event kicks off with a huge networking party, followed by 10 days of screenings, red carpet premieres, and panels with industry executives and after-parties.


The eleventh anniversary year of RIFF in 2013 will be bigger and better than ever. In addition to audience awards for favorite feature, documentary and short film, RIFF will offer a jury award to the film judged best from Southern California, our local area. Jury awards will also be given for Best Film and Best Director. Student films will be shown and honored on a separate night this year.

Before and after the festival, the audience favorites and other select films may be given additional showings.

RIFF holds a huge opening gala and closing ceremony wherein film makers are encouraged to mingle with executive staff, producers, distributors and other film agencies. Many actors, directors and creative staff from the selected features attend as well.


Dr. Maria Martinez (Programmer); Gary Hunt (Festival Registrar); Georg Burwick (Webmaster); Javier Joseph; Javier Joseph; Kishori Reddy (Festival Registrar)


All films will be considered except for films consisting of pornography or including extreme violence. The review committee will determine which submissions will be shown at the festival.


1. One completed, signed online Withoutabox entry form for each film.
2. Secure Online Screener or One (1) DVD preview copy of each film.

Festival Dates: April 17-21, 2013

Submission Dates: January 1, 2013 - February 28, 2013

Accepted festival films MUST be in hand by April 1, 2013.


Riverside International Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Riverside International Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.