International Film Festival

Since 2008, the Rincón International Film Festival has given a voice to filmmakers around the world

Born of the desire to support culture and the arts in Puerto Rico, the Rincón International Film Festival is an annual event that both English and Spanish speakers alike can enjoy.

The Rincón International Film Festival, or RIFF, is held in Rincón, Puerto Rico each April.  Here, a series of film screenings, dinners, and parties bring attention to the art of independently made films.  Approximately 85 films are screened over the course of five days, with $4,000 awarded to film makers who shine in their category.

RIFF Awards
Categories Awards
Animation Best Animation, Director's Choice, Audience Choice
Music Video Best Music Video, Director's Choice, Audience Choice
Puerto Rican Film Best Documentary, Directory's Choice, Best Short, Best Rincón Student Film, Audience Choice
Student Film Best Student Film
Short Film Best International Short, Best Comedy Short, Best Horror Short, Best Spanish Language Short, Directory's Choice: Best Short Script, Directory's Choice: Best New Filmmaker, Best Drama Short, Director's Choice: Short Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Fiction Short, Directory's Choice: Best Short, Best Short, Audience Choice: Best Comedy Short, Audience Choice: Best Drama Short
Feature Film Best Feature, Directory's Choice: Best Documentary, Best Documentary, Best International Feature, Best Spanish Language Documentary, Audience Choice: Best Documentary
Acting Best Actor, Best Actress
Overall Best of the Fest, Special Acknowledgment

Visitors and Puerto Rican locals are encouraged to visit Rincón during the film festival, where time spent outside of the theater can be filled with exploring nearby beaches, a historic lighthouse, the Maritime Museum, and more.


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