A Chicago native, Trifone has worked in independent film for nearly fifteen years; previous roles include leadership positions at the Indianapolis International Film Festival (Indy Film Fest), Sundance Film Festival's press office, arthouse distributors Film Movement and Music Box Films, and more. Currently, she owns 11th Street Lot, her own boutique marketing and publicity agency that provides filmmakers, producers and distributors with customized services to find, engage and mobilize audiences at every stage of release. With clients including IFC Films, Cohen Media Group, Cinespots and countless independent filmmakers and film festivals, Trifone's work includes traditional release publicity, grassroots niche marketing, digital and social media management, festival and distribution strategy, and more. In addition to her work with clients, Trifone writes about film at Third Coast Review and is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association.