The Reno Tahoe International Film Festival (RTIFF) is joining a long list of world class events hosted in northern Nevada , and showcases community support for filmmakers & screenwriters from around the globe.


We are a Festival run by filmmakers, for filmmakers. We understand the importance of getting to do Q&A's after screenings - so every film gets a Q&A. We know getting to network with other filmmakers is half the fun - so we organize mix and mingle events every night of the Festival and have a dedicated lounge that's always open, so you always have a place to meet up for great conversations, free drinks and snacks. We also know, the more affordable we make our Festival, the easier it will be for you to attend - so we provide lodging to all invited filmmakers and screenwriters with either sponsored hotel rooms or by providing affordable lodging options. We know the cost of meals can add up, so we provide a light breakfast everyday of the Festival along with boxed lunches during the day. And finally, we know you put in countless hours perfecting your film - so we honor it by screening all films in a luxury, top of the line venue - The Galaxy Luxury IMAX Theater Complex.

Along with an atmosphere aimed at attracting filmmakers, screenwriters, distributors and content producers alike, RTIFF has it’s sights set on becoming a festival known for being a place where long-term professional and personal relationships are fostered.


In recent years, Reno has grown into a haven for anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit. As a result, companies such as Microsoft, Apple, and Tesla have selected Reno as a place to open up extensions of their companies.  So it only makes sense that we create a world class event to showcase you, the filmmaker, the screenwriter, the actor, the artist. RTIFF will screen a select grouping of films over four days in the Reno Tahoe region. The films will be Narrative Features, Shorts, Documentaries, & Foreign Features. 

Our newest categories are: Friday Night Fright Night, Music Videos, and Kids with Cameras. We offer screenwriters a contest where the top 10 winners will have the opportunity to showcase their work with a table reading event. As for awards, we have almost 20 of them, resulting in us giving away over $20k in prizes.

In addition, the RTIFF offers screenwriters a screenwriting contest where the top 10 winners will have the opportunity to showcase their work with a table reading event and the top winners and best student screenplay will receive a custom statue and awards package.