Here’s how the Festival Organizers describe STIFF:
STIFF is dedicated to the exhibition of independent, underground, experimental and zero budget films. The festival endeavors to provide cultural exchange and educational opportunities by bringing a diverse selection of films to the area and provide a place for networking between local filmmakers, visiting filmmakers and the public.
STIFF was founded 8 years ago by a group of filmmakers that realized the type of films they and there friends were making didn’t fit into the programs of the mainstream film festivals. STIFF put out the call and each year we find more and more filmmakers that are making True Independent Films. Films without big budgets and Hollywood Stars. Films that rely on creativity and passion to tell the story.
The founders also wanted to have a “Fun” festival. A festival that did not involve spending time in long lines or having to take out a second mortgage to purchase a pass. We promise 9 days of great films, parties, live music and comedy with no VIP area for the “Important People.”
One thing is for sure. This is going to be fun. We’re hoping that a bunch of the cast and crew can attend and see this epic on the big screen. It would also be great if you could attend the Red Carpet Fundraiser.