Emily Alm, Program Director
Andrea Edmondson, Assistant Festival Director
Win Whittaker, Festival Director
The Rainier Independent Film Festival is dedicated to providing true Independent Filmmakers a venue 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.In addition,
- We will be offering awards such as post-production services and PR - with more as they become locked in.
- We will have a media center for our workshops, seminars and for the filmmakers to promote their projects and mingle with the public (the filmmaker lounge will still be onsite with complimentary drinks!)
- Finally, as always, 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.
Stay tuned as we create and add to our schedule.
All the Best,
Win Whittaker, RIFF Festival Director