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RIIFF 2003 Film Schedule & Calendar

 


Week of July 7-12, 2003
KIDSEYE™ SUMMER FILMMAKING CAMP
Now in its fifth year, KidsEye™ is a user-friendly introduction to the nuts and bolts of filmmaking geared for kids, ages 9-15. Daily sessions take place over a five-day period that includes a shoot out and a chance to learn the essentials of editing. Enrollment is capped for maximum personal interaction with staff and guest instructors. Ends with a trip to the capitol city of Providence for a shoot out and a special guest appearance by staff from the Nickelodeon Channel in NYC. For more information on upcoming camps, visit www.rifilmfest.com
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: URI-Kingston/Providence
Presented by Brooks Pharmacy, The University of Rhode Island, Flipside Productions, Pepsi Cola, Fiji Water

 

Saturday, July 19, 2003
RIIFF JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL
Part of the Annual Black Ships Festival
A celebration of the best films from the land of the Rising Sun. Premieres and classics presented for discovery and inspiration. Curated by James Hinsey.
Films include: Sumo East and West; The Nisei Farmer; Moon Overflowing; Yudan Taiteki; Yume Oikakete
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. free to the general public
Location: Newport Public Library, Spring Street, Newport
Presented by Brooks Pharmacy

 

Friday, August 1, 2003
BOOK SIGNING AND FESTIVAL INTRODUCTION
Come meet, greet and get your book autographed by the famous and the infamous. Our festival kicks off at Borders Book Store at Providence Place Mall at 6:30pm. Lloyd Kaufman, creator of The Toxic Avenger and author of "Make Your Own Damn Movie" will be present as well as Mark Steven Bosko, filmmaker and author of his version of Movie Marketing for Dummies, "The Complete Independent Movie Marketing Handbook". These two are guaranteed to create a lively kickoff to the festivities

 

Saturday, August 2, 2003
TAKE ONE, TWO THREE: FILMMAKING WITH THE PROS
Master Production Classes with a focus on pre-production
Topics: Casting, Fundraising, Legal Issues, Distribution, and Promotion
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: University of Rhode Island, Providence
Presented by the University of Rhode Island, Providence, Rule Broadcasting & SONY Corporation

Sunday, August 3, 2003
TAKE ONE, TWO THREE: FILMMAKING WITH THE PROS
Master Production Classes focus on production
Topics: Directing, Lighting, Sound & the Shoot
This workshop includes the use of Sony’s new 24fps HD camera, and working with director/writer, Lloyd Kaufman.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: High Output Sound Stages, Canton, MA
Presented by the University of Rhode Island Providence, Rule Broadcasting, High Output & SONY Corporation

Monday, August 4, 2003
TAKE ONE, TWO THREE: FILMMAKING WITH THE PROS
Master Production Classes focus on post-production
The Edit: with Final Cut Pro and Avid Technology
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Context Media & URI Downtown, Providence, RI

AN EVENING WITH...
Presented in an intimate atmosphere, meet, hobnob and get to know our visiting guest director for this year’s Master Class, Lloyd Kaufman, plus meet Timothy Jay Smith author of the award-winning screenplay Checkpoint, from RIIFF’s Screenplay Competition. Featuring a special catered meal for that unique down home Rhode Island hospitality.
Time: 7:00 p.m. onward. Seating is limited; Reservations are required.
Location: TBA, ProvidenceTuesday, August 5, 2003
7TH ANNUAL RHODE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS
Kick off six days of the finest independent filmmaking from around the world

FILM FESTIVAL REGISTRATION & HOSPITALITY
(For filmmakers and media)
Time: 12:00 Noon -5:00 p.m.
Location: Film Festival Box Office, Broadway, Providence, RI

VIP PRE-OPENING RECEPTION
Meet and speak with this year’s visiting filmmakers and special guests at an exclusive cocktail party. Those invited include: Kenneth Branagh and Seymour Cas.
Seating is limited; Reservations Required
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence
Hosted by Newport Storm, Phoenix Media Communications Group and Newport Vineyards

FILM FESTIVAL GALA PRESENTATION
Salute to the Art of the Short Film
Since RIIFF is the only New England Festival that serves as a qualifier for the Short Film Academy Award, it seemed appropriate to open this year’s Festival with a showcase of some of the best examples of world shorts. Join us for the United States premieres of Kenneth Branagh’s Listening, the Walt Disney Feature Animation Division’s Destino from France, Autopsy Room Four from the USA, Colorforms from USA, The Cook from Australia and Flying from Japan. Our opening night is a partial fund-raiser for the Patricia Neal Scholarship Fund. For 2003, we will present our screenings in both 35mm film and High Definition digital formats.
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence, RI
Presented by Sony Corporation and hosted by Brooks Pharmacy & WJAR NBC 10

Cast and crew members will be present!

 

CELEBRATION: RIIFF GALA OPENING PARTY
Following our Gala premiere screening, everyone is welcome to join us for a night of festivities! We’ll be paying tribute to our visiting filmmakers from around the globe. Enjoy some great live music, chat with old friends, meet some new ones; plan your week at the Festival and celebrate the launch of the 7th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival presented by Brooks Pharmacy.
Time: 9:30 p.m. onward
Location: Rhode Island State House, Smith Street, Providence, RI
Hosted by Rhode Island State Governor, the Honorable Donald L. Carcieri


Wednesday, August 6, 2003
RHODE ISLAND FILM FORUM
Industry Breakfast Program and opportunity to meet filmmakers & distributors
Topic: Friend or Foe: Local Filmmaker Resources
Join visiting guest filmmakers and representatives of state arts organizations for a lively discussion of the pros and cons of filmmaking in the State of Rhode Island.
Hosted by Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director, RI State Council on the Arts
Time: 9-11am
Location: Turtle Soup, Broadway, Providence, RI
Sponsored by Turtle Soup and the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council

KIDSEYE™ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Films made by kids and films for kids. International and homegrown with a touch of whimsy and enlightenment. Films include: Confection (S), Colorforms(S), Josh W. series(S), Saving Worms(S), Charlie Primitive (S), Der Schuler (S), Sniffer (S), A Little Redemption (S)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon. Special kids rates available
Location: Columbus Theater, 270 Broadway, Providence, RI
Sponsored by Borders Bookstore & Flipside Productions

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING SIDEBARS
• THE PROVIDENCE GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL
With an eye on diversity and provoking dialogue, RIIFF has created a distinctive cinema focus that addresses gay and lesbian concerns. The sidebar features over a dozen select film screenings and meet the director opportunities.

• THE PROVIDENCE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Curated by Sharon Rivo of the National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University. Given the epoch in which we live in, RIIFF felt it appropriate to honor and celebrate the artistry and imagination that has been the foundation for our modern entertainment industry. Work comes from throughout the world and will challenge and inspire.

• LOOKING AT GERMANY
Curated by the Goethe Institut of Boston and featuring some of the best work out of Germany. From shorts to features, this sidebar is guaranteed to stir and entertain.

• CINEMA CAFÉ
Cutting-edge animation and experimental films are given a special screening at a relaxed environment. See new works, works in progress and meet with their creators.

• AUSTRALIAN SHORT TRIPS
From Australia we present this sidebar of work that showcases the art of the short film. Meet the curators who have come from Sydney, find out what makes a good short and experience a unique view of the world.

• PROVIDENCE FILM FESTIVAL

Created as a showcase for local and regional filmmakers, the Providence Film Festival is now in its fifth year as a RIIFF sidebar. Always a crowd-pleaser, this event showcases many of the new cinematic talents who work in New England.

FILM FESTIVAL REGISTRATION & HOSPITALITY
(For filmmakers and media)
Time: 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Film Festival Box Office, Broadway, Providence, RI

 

RIIFF FILM FEST SCREENINGS
Multiple Locations throughout Providence during the day and evening
Columbus Theatre
1:00 pm - They Looked Away (D), Saving Grace (D)
3:00 pm - Yiddish Film Program from the National Center for Jewish Film - Cantor On Trial (S), Singing Blacksmith (F)
7:00 pm- Pink (S), God is No Soprano (S), Bonhoeffer (F)
9:30 pm - Israeli Program from the National Center for Jewish Film -
Moments (S), As If Nothing Happened (F)

Columbus Cinematheque
3:00 pm - Lolita Slave to Entertainment (D), Death of a Warrior (D)
6:30 pm - You’re Going to Wake Up One Day (S), Solitude (F)
8:30 pm - Based on a True Story (S), Burning Annie (F)

Hoyts Cinema, Providence Place
7:00 pm - Decade Under the Influence

Thursday, August 7, 2003
RHODE ISLAND FILM FORUM
Industry Breakfast and opportunity to meet filmmakers & distributors
Topic: The Art of the Short Film
Join visiting guest filmmakers from Australia, Thomas Bariceivic and Anna Reeves and Student Academy Award winner Eva Saks in a discussion guaranteed to provide information not found printed in any book about making, financing, screening, and distributing your short film.
Time: 9-11am
Location: The Columbus Theater, Broadway, Providence, RI
Sponsored by Turtle Soup and the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council

KIDSEYE™ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Films made by kids and films for kids. International and homegrown with a touch of whimsy and enlightenment. Films include: Tough All Over (S), La Toiletta (S), Abbie Down East (S), Breakfast at Lesquerella lescarir (S) The Paper Castle (S)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon. Special kids rates available.
Location: Columbus Theater, 270 Broadway, Providence, RI
Sponsored by Borders Bookstore

FILM FESTIVAL REGISTRATION & HOSPITALITY
(For filmmakers and media)
Time: 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Film Festival Office, 268 Broadway, Providence, RI


RIIFF FILM FEST SCREENINGS
Multiple locations throughout Providence during the day and evening
Columbus Theatre
3:00 pm - The UK of A (S), The Movie Hero (F)
7:00 pm - Most Beautiful Man in the World (S), Oceano (S), Zemsta (F)
9:30 pm - Maree (Tides)(S), The Burial Society (F)

Columbus Cinematheque
3:00 pm - Dead Sexy (S), Bringing Rain (F)
6:30 pm - Relative Dysfunction (S), One on the Shadow Side (S), Hale Bopp (F)
8:30 pm - Some Lucky Bastard (S), Bachelorman (F)

Hoyts Cinema at Providence Place
7:00 pm - In the Soup (F)

Friday, August 8, 2003
RHODE ISLAND FILM FORUM
Industry Breakfast and opportunity to meet the creators of the latest technology
Topic:High Definition:Present, Future and the 2007 Mandate
Join the new technology wizards from SONY and Rule Broadcasting for a demonstration of the latest in High Definition and what to expect next.
Time: 9-11am
Location: The Columbus Theater, Broadway, Providence, RI
Sponsored by Turtle Soup and the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council

KIDSEYE™ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Films made by kids and films for kids. International and homegrown with a touch of whimsy and enlightenment. Films include: Summer Camp Work in Progress (S), Patchwork Monkey (S), Princess Castle (S), Quinn (S) Spencer’s World of Pets (S), My Butterflies (S), Abbie Down East (S)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon. Special kids rates available
Location: Columbus Theater, 270 Broadway, Providence, RI
Sponsored by Borders Bookstore

FILM FESTIVAL REGISTRATION & HOSPITALITY
(For filmmakers and media)
Time: 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Film Festival Box Office, Broadway, Providence, RI

FILM FEST SCREENINGS
Multiple locations throughout Providence during the day and evening
Columbus Theatre
1:00 pm - Russian Lessons (S), Searching for Paradise (F)
3:00 pm - Come Lovely (S), Flying with One Wing (F)
7:00 pm - Confection (S), Dance with Me (S), Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends
Who Were There (D)

9:30 pm - Aqui iba el Himno (S), Robot Stories (F)

Columbus Cinematheque

12:00 Noon - Rapid Guy Movement(S), The Triangle (S), Jim in Bold (D)
2:30 pm - Steven’s Sin (S), Quintessance (S), Straight Out (D)
4:30 pm - One Fine Morning (S), Click (S), The Experience Box (F)
6:30 pm - Straight, No Chaser (S), Hooked (F)
8:30 pm – Leave It (S), Gaydar (S), Sex, Politics and Cocktails (F)
10:30 pm - Stunt C*cks (S), Masturbation, The Art of Self-Loving (S), The Politics of Fur (F)

URI Shepard Bld.
7:00 pm - Dreaming in Black and White (S), Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (D)

Castle Cinema
7:00 pm - Rendezvous (S), Passionada (F)
9:15 pm - Every Little Girl’s Dream (S), Tropix (F)

Saturday, August 9, 2003
RHODE ISLAND FILM FORUM
Industry Breakfast and opportunity to meet filmmakers & distributors
Topic: Marketing and Distributing Your Film in a Hi-Tech Environment
Join author Mark Steven Bosko, research firm FilmBUZZ, DVD transfer and duplication firm CustomFlix in a discussion of the ins and outs of the indie marketplace about making a living and fulfilling your dreams in the film industry.
Time: 9-11am
Location: Turtle Soup, Broadway, Providence, RI
Sponsored by Turtle Soup and the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council

FILM FESTIVAL REGISTRATION & HOSPITALITY
(For filmmakers and media)
Time: 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Film Festival Box Office, Broadway, Providence, RI

FILM FEST SCREENINGS
Multiple locations throughout Providence during the day and evening
Columbus Theatre
12:00 Noon - And the Redman Went Green (S), Paper Mache Chase (S), Bloom (F)
2:15 pm - ShortCUTS - Toll Collector (S), House Hunting (S), The Babysitter (S), Rosso Fango (Mud Red), A Family X-Mas (S), Isabella Rico(S), UK of A (S), Kairos (S)
4:30 pm - Leila (S), The Nazi (S), The Policewoman (F)
7:00 pm - Laquiem (S), Stuey (F)
9:15 pm - Der Schuler (S), OiO (S), Zero Day (F)
11:30 pm - The Dim Reaper (S), Wave Babes (F)

Columbus Cinematheque
1:00 pm - 18 Money (S), Bounty (S), Unknown Soldier (D)
3:15 pm - Amores Payasos(S), Schtickmen (F/D)
5:30 pm - Le Jour Devant Soi (S), Mulshani, Mulshani (S), My Argentine Family (D)
7:40 pm - An Insomniac’s Nightmare (S), Night Shapes (F)
9:40 pm - Untitled 003: Embryo (S), Girl / Boy (14) (F)

URI Shepard Bld.
10:00 am - Hope High (F) encore screening, special local fundraising event
12:00 Noon - Playback (S), Risk/Reward (D)
2:15 pm - Fishers of Dar (D), Danichazike (D), A Margem de Imagen (D)
4:30 pm - URI Visualizations (compilation), Dinerama 2000 (D)
7:00 pm - Just a Day (S), Keeper of the Flame (D), High Fast and Wonderful (D)

Castle Cinema
7:00 pm - Sniper 470 (S), Black Cadillac (F)
9:15 pm - A Night of Troma: Apocalypse Soon (F)

MacMillan Hall at Brown University
12 Noon - Cinema Cafe: The Art of Animation & Animation
Spirit of Gravity, Cow, Drink, Heartbeat, Hija de la Tierra, Marrow, Plumber, Delivery, More than One Way to Destroy the World, Geranienfriede, Twins
2:00 pm - Request (S), Hansel Mieth: Vagabond Photographer (D)
3:30 pm - Rakesh on Flesh (S), Trading Women (D)


Sunday, August 10, 2003

RIIFF AWARDS PRESENTATION & BREAKFAST
A casual get-together, special guests and filmmakers from around the world as they announce the Best of the Fest from our panel of judges! A limited number of tickets will be available to the public.
Time: Starts at 10:00 a.m.; Awards Presentation at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Columbus Cinematheque, 270 Broadway, Providence

IT’S A WRAP! FILM FEST SCREENINGS
RIIFF 2003 ends with a bang in the Ocean State with our final day of screenings.
Columbus Theatre
1:00 pm - This is John (S), Jeff Farnsworth, The Utopian Society (F)
3:15 pm - ShortCUTS II: Die Kurve (S), Petunia (S), Mrs. Meitlemeier (S), Wishing Time (S)
5:30 pm - Cog (S), Yudan Taiteki (The Hunter and the Hunted) (F)
7:15 pm - Senioritis (S), Where’s the Party Yaar? (F)

Columbus Cinematheque
12:30 pm - A Brief Encounter (S), Monkey Love (F)
3:00 pm – Never Forget: A Cinematic Look at the Holocaust - Displaced (D), Samuel Bak: The Art of Speaking (D)
5:00 pm - Conductor (S), Otto (S), Moth and a Butterfly (S)
7:00 pm - Touched (S), Justice (F)

URI Shepard Bld.
12:00 Noon - When the Storm Came (D), Of Bees and Men (D)
2:00 pm - Time and Again (S), Inheritance-a Fisherman’s Story (D)
4:00 pm - Hooked the Legend (D)
6:00 pm - Unfolding (S), An Untold Triumph (D)

MacMillan Hall at Brown University
12:00 Noon - Cinema Cafe: Australian Short Trips
Dad’s Clock, Mirror Image, Harry’s Fish, Men of Men, Revolution, Teetering, Blame, Behave, Metal World, No Surrender
2:00 pm - Sumo East and West (D),
3:30 pm - Nisei Farmer (S), Moon Overflowing (F)

SPECIAL CLOSING RECEPTION
Meet and speak with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Seymour Cassel and his industry friends at a special cocktail party reception and dinner. Then, join us as we honor our guest with our Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Presentation.
Time: 5:00 p.m. Seating is limited; Reservations Required
Location: Saloman Auditorium, Brown University, Providence
Hosted by Cox Communication, Phoenix Media Group and Triple 8 Vodka.

CONVERSATION WITH SEYMOUR CASSEL
Join us as we pay tribute to the career of this prolific actor whose career has spanned more than 140 films. The evening will be taped for later television broadcast.
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Saloman Auditorium, Brown University, Providence

RIIFF CLOSING NIGHT GALA PARTY
What better way to wrap the festival than with this laid back soiree for visiting filmmakers, guests and members of the general public?
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Location: Alderman’s Chambers, Providence City Hall, Providence, RI
Presented by Mayor David Cicilline and Councilman John Lombardi