The Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) is a competitive festival that screens more than 120 international cutting edge films, making it one of the Mid-Atlantic's largest international competitive festivals. RIFF provides industry panels, Q&As, live musical performances, the creative FLOW conference, and entertainment mixers that bring the spirit of Hollywood to beautiful Richmond, Virginia.
RIFF welcomes produced films and screenplays of all genres and niches (features & shorts) as well as music videos, original teleplays, and web series. In 2017, RIFF also expanded to add a full scale music festival, which overlaps with the film portion and offers many opportunities for filmmakers and musicians to connect and forge new working relationships.
With the aim of promoting both established award winning filmmakers and discovering up-and-coming talent, the festival works to promote its participating filmmakers and writers through various media outlets and production partners.
RIFF is a collaborative platform for filmmakers, writers, and musicians that brings great talent together, and helps launch careers.
The documentary film, Tony Fraginals, written, produced and directed by Ben Young was shown.