Tryon International Film Festival Information
The Polk County Film Initiative (PCFI) and Emerge MultiMedia is pleased to present the Tryon International Film Festival! TRIFF is fast becoming one of the most popular film festivals in the Southeastern United States. In its fourth year the governor of North Carolina has proclaimed it as the "North Carolina State Film Festival." All proceeds benefit the PCFI and help fund promoting the film industry in the Carolina Foothills. But it's far more than that. There's something enlightening for everyone…
Six venues projecting almost 100 fims over two and a half days
Exciting Gala both evenings
A Film Trade Expo for filmaking vendors, businesses and organizations
Industry leaders panels and Call Out (think shark tank for novice filmakers!)
Plenty of Food Trucks offering many different cuisines and beverages
Festival memorabilia for sale
For your health and safety…
• NO pets
• NO coolers
• NO backpacks
ALL bags are subject to inspection.
YEAR OF THE FILMMAKERS
Finding the Festival
The Festival is spread across 6 venues in scenic downtown Tryon, NC. Use Google maps from any address to find the Festival Headquarters at the Tryon Fine Arts Center, where you can turn in your tickets to pick up or purchase your festival passes, pick up your program and purchase Festival merchandise. Find a map of the festival venues here
Friday Night Gala at the Tryon Fine Arts Center
Saturday Night Gala at the Tryon Fine Arts Center
VIP ALL ACCESS Pass
Two Day (Saturday & Sunday) Movie Pass & Awards Ceremony
One Day Saturday Movie Pass
One Day Sunday Movie Pass & Awards Ceremony
Purchase your tickets before October 5th at EventBrite.
Bring your proof of purchase to the Festival Headquarters at the Tryon Fine Arts Center to pick up your pass
Passes may also be purchased day of at the Tryon Fine Arts Center.
We strongly recommend you purchase Gala event passes ahead of time as those events have limited seating and do sell out.
Thank our Sponsors
Our Sponsors are amazing. When you see a sponsor or a sponsoring business, please say thank you or stop by their establishment to let them know who much we appreciate them. The Tryon International Film Festival powered by Emerge Multimedia would not be possible without the generous support of sponsors and our community coming together.
Thank our Volunteers
We could not put on Tryon's premiere film event without the support and hospitality of our film-loving volunteers. Look for the TRIFF Volunteer Team throughout the festival and please say Thank You, give them a high-five or gentle pat on the back. Show your love! Join our volunteers here.
Parking and Transportation
Parking is FREE and all the venues are an easy walking distance to each othe. See the Festival map for public parking areas.