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Tryon International Film Festival (Virtual Event)

October 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - October 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm


Every year we hear the comment that there are 2 (or more) films people want to see, but they are being screened at the same time in different locations, so you have to choose. Not this year!

Following the official festival dates, all films and recorded content will be available for eight days, Oct. 12-19.

One low price gets you all access to the Festival and its content in its entirely, there for you to view anytime, at your convenience, in the comfort of your home! How cool is that!
The Tryon International Film Festival (TRIFF) proudly presents season six, October 9, 10 and 11, 2020. In just six years, which have included notables like Robert, Amy and Jamie Redford, Laura Dern, Kevin Bernhardt, Cecilia Peck, Matthew Modine and others; our IMdb listed festival has gained widespread attention in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and beyond.

In fact, if your film performs well in Tryon, it may also be a candidate for our sister festival in Gstadd, Switzerland the very same year. Beyond Switzerland your film may also travel to Berlin, France and London, because of their strong industry ties.
We believe this is what film festivals are for, to give your film a boost towards success for years to come.

Few festivals compare visually to TRIFF, which for three days, the entire town of Tryon, North Carolina lights up like a sparkler. Six screening venues operate seamlessly, including a bonus evening amphitheater screening that features music, food, drink and a special film.

The Tryon Fine Art Center along with The Tryon Theatre, a vintage, state-of-the-art cinema, which has been in continuous operation for more than 80 years, play host to the opening gala and award ceremony as the retail shops, bars and dining establishments embrace visitors.

Plan to spend the entire festival at one of our exclusive B&B’s along with your fellow filmmakers. Introduce your own film, attend a breakout session, walk the streets or hang out at our complementary VIP lounge in the center of town.

By virtue of the amount of high-quality submissions received over the years, our film selection process has matured as well. We select highly crafted films of sophisticated workmanship in the full-length features, short films and documentary categories.
We are also known for our Human Rights & Dignity category which has been a cornerstone performance grouping since our inception. Films submitted in this category also have a good chance of also being screened in Switzerland.

Our multiple screening venues include the historic Tryon Theatre, Tryon Fine Arts Center, Upstairs Art Space, Carri Bass Studio, Tryon Depot and most recently Rogers Park.

Note: to filmmakers requesting waivers: While we consider waivers requests from filmmakers, we do scrutinize the reason for the request. We remain conservative with waiver requests because of the following reasons: (1) Films of various lengths, require a significant amount of time to consider with our screening committee and offsetting this effort with submission fees helps. (2) We see an inverse relationship between filmmakers who ask for waivers to their ability to attend our festival.

Trophies and Awards: each year our awards team utilize local artists within our community craft wonderful and thoughtful awards. If your film happens to be winner of a performance category and you are in attendance, you will be given your award during award ceremony. However due to the cost of sending trophies and awards around the globe, those winners who are not in attendance must pay for their own shipping and delivery.



October 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am
October 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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