12th Annual

Rainier Independent Film Festival

May 18, 2018 to May 20, 2018

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P.O. Box 292
Ashford WA 98304
Phone: 253-370-3520

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Short Documentary
To be considered for this category, the film needs to be under 45 minutes.
To be considered for this category, the film must be over 45 minutes.
Short Narrative
To be considered for this category, the film needs to be under 45 minutes.
To be considered for this category, the film needs to be over 45 minutes.
Student Films
Any film produced and/or directed by a student - from the years 20013-2018. Can be of any length and genre.


The Rainier Independent Film Festival is dedicated to providing true independent filmmakers a unique venue to have their films screened, in addition to filmmaking seminars and workshops, in the tranquil area surrounding Mount Rainier.


Located in the foothills of Mount Rainier, the Ashford Valley provides the perfect setting for RIFF. Screening venues range from a Yurt to a 1920's Screening Hall with capacity to 300. 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.


Andrea Edmondson (Festival Coordinator); Shauntae Tracht; Win Whittaker (Filmmaker)


Our preferred preview formats are DVD, region 0 or 1, Blu-Ray region 0 or 1, or VHS. If you are not able to submit in one of these formats, we will also accept Secure Online Screeners through Withoutabox. If submitting an online screener we MUST be able to download the file, as continuous streaming without interruption is not currently possible.

Submissions will not be returned unless the filmmaker provides a pre-paid package.

Please be sure to write the WAB Tracking ID and Film Title on the disc in case it becomes separated from its box.

All accepted filmmakers will receive two festival screening passes and two tickets to the opening Gala and Closing Night Awards.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing your film!


Rainier Independent 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 Rainier Independent 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.