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Tryon Fine Arts Center|284 N Trade St., Tryon, NC 28782, Tryon, NC | Map

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Few festivals compare both visually and operationally to the IMDb qualifying Tryon International Film Festival, which for three days, the entire town of Tryon, North Carolina lights up like a sparkler. Multiple screening venues operate seamlessly, including a bonus evening amphitheater screening that features music, food, drink and a special film. TRYON also includes a wonderful gala, drop-in events up and down Trade Street. Don't miss the workshops with industry experts and top film-making professionals sharing advice and experience to attending filmmakers. The Tryon Fine Art Center along with The Tryon Theatre, a vintage, state-of-the-art cinema, which has been in continuous operation for more than 80 years, play host to the opening gala and award ceremony as the retail shops, bars and dining establishments embrace visitors. Plan to spend the entire festival at one of our exclusive B&B’s along with your fellow filmmakers. Introduce your own film, attend a breakout session, walk the streets or hang out at our complementary VIP lounge in the center of town. By virtue of the amount of high-quality submissions received over the years, our film selection process has matured as well. We select highly crafted films of sophisticated workmanship in the full-length features, short films and documentary categories. We are also known for our Human Rights & Dignity category which has been a cornerstone performance grouping since our inception. The Tryon International Film Festival has added two new performance categories in time for the 2022 film season: Best Animation - Full Length and Best Animation – Short Film. These categories are reserved for 3D animation, cartoons, puppetry animation, clay animation, computer graphics and miscellaneous animated films in current status. Note to filmmakers requesting waivers: While we consider waivers requests from filmmakers, we heavily scrutinize the reasons for their request. We remain conservative with waiver request approvals. Facebook: Polk County Film Initiative, Tryon International Film Festival