Seattle True Independent Film Fest

While in Seattle, where Rising Star World Premiered, the film and its filmmakers received a number of accolades at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival (STIFF).


  • Best Premiere
  • Best On-screen Romance
  • Audience Award nominee

Notable highlights:

  • Rising Star is the first non-Seattle based film to sell out its screening.
  • The sell out screening was the first of the festival and happened weeks in advance of the festival.
  • An encore screening of the film took place on the final day of the festival.
  • In attendance at the festival screenings were: Marty Lang (writer/director/co-producer), Gary Ploski (actor/co-producer), Ali Berman (sustainability coordinator), (hiphop artist with 7 songs on the RS soundtrack) and Matt is (Music Supervisor).

Official Announcement on the STIFF Blog: