About the Riverside International Film Festival

Annually since 2002, RIFF has brought the best in contemporary international and independent film to the Inland Empire region of Southern California, the fastest growing area in America. In this, our 16th year, RIFF seeks diverse and challenging films of social upheaval, human conflict, and the boldness of the human spirit, particularly on such topics as U.S. immigrant experiences, veterans’ concerns, and overcoming adversity. We also enjoy the best of comedy, mystery, science fiction, and horror. We particularly appreciate subtitled films, student films, and animation. A very high percentage of filmmakers and actors attend to present their films, interact with audiences and other filmmakers, and participate in workshops and forums.


Press Registration

Media, Bloggers and Social Media Influencers that can apply for complimentary Festival Media Pass to access certain events for press coverage. Passes require completion of the Registration Form at the link below.

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