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August 8-13, 2006


Now in its Tenth Year, the Rhode Island International Film Festival™, (RIIFF) will take place August 8-13, 2006. Ranked as a one of the Top 12 Film Festivals in the United States, this world-class festival will be held at venues around Providence. It features screenings, filmmaking workshops, meet-and-greet industry events and seminars. Aiming to promote Rhode Island as a filmmaking location and to celebrate the independent filmmaking spirit, RIIFF also hosts a number of high-profile premières and provides a showcase for international features, documentaries, and shorts.

Founded in 1997, the Rhode Island International Film Festival has quickly carved out a name for itself. It accepts films of any type, in any genre and screens around 200 international productions. Rhode Island native Bobby Farrelly was so impressed with the festival's debut that he held the world premiere of his next film - There's Something About Mary - at the 1998 event.

The festival is dedicated to the creation of opportunities for "artistic interaction and exchange among independent filmmakers, directors, producers, distributors, backers and the film-going community". It is a safe haven for all independent filmmakers - a place where they can hide from all the MI3’s, overblown CGI effects and high concept reinterpretations of classic films.


This year, RIIFF will screen 283 films; selected from over 2,000 submissions. More than 90% of the RIIFF schedule is created from these film submissions; and not culled from other festivals. This makes for a truly dynamic event where regional audiences discover new work and new filmmakers whose work often overlooked. There are also 49 Narrative Features and 29 Full Length Documentaries in this year's Festival.


KidsEye™ Announces partnership with Hasbro. Read the details here...


RIIFF Announces the 2006 Winners for its annual Screenplay Competition - details


Hear Interviews from Spoiler Alert's (all things film in Providence and beyond) coverage of the Rhode Island International Film Festival 2006 here.


• We celebrated our 10th Anniversary Year in a Big Way. Thank you for making this a truly amazing festival and a memorable celebration of our 10th Anniversary. The next RIIFF is August 7-12, 2007!


• See RIIFF Festival Photos Day-by-Day. view here...


cicley• Cicely Tyson Receives RIIFF's 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award

On Thursday night, July 20th at the recent RIIFF Producers Circle Awards presentation, an important announcement was made by the Mayor of Providence, David Cicilline: legendary Carribean-American Actress, Cicely Tyson would receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Rhode Island International Film Festival (“RIIFF”). Ms. Tyson was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for her performance in Sounder (1972); she has also won two Emmy Awards for Best Actress (The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman) and Outstanding Supporting Actress (Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All). Details... See photo


Michael Corrente• Director Michael Corrente Receives RIIFF Creative Vision Award

The list of Rhode Island filmmakers who have found success in Hollywood and international media circles has been steadily growing as the Ocean State finds itself becoming a New England film mecca. But there is still one name that stands about the rest: director/producer/writer/actor, Michael Corrente. He not only was the recipient of this year’s Creative Vision Award, but a “Guest-of-Honor” throughout this year’s Rhode Island International Film Festival (“RIIFF”). The Creative Vision Award is presented annually to an artist who has made a significant contribution to the arts. Details... See photo


RIIFF Highlights


RIIFF 2006 Award Winners Announced! Click here...


2006 Films

Signature Films

Accepted Film List

Calendar of Events ~ (Day by Day): M - Tu - W - Th - F - S - Su

Announcement News Release

Films Nominated for RIIFF 2006 Awards

Trailers & Promotions (disabled)


Links to 2006 Media Coverage

The Providence Journal: 8/6 - 8/8 - 8/10 - a - b - c - 8/11 - a - b - c- d - e - 8/12

The Boston Globe



The Providence Phoenix



Newport This Week

Newport Mercury - a - b - c - d

Woonsocket Call

Bay Windows

Providence Business News


Sidebar Film Programs

KidsEye™ International Film Festival, expanded to four morning screenings
New England Student Film Festival, all day screenings, 8/12
Providence Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, throughout week of the fest with over 20 titles to be screened
Providence Jewish Film Festival, featuring powerful and topical films

The Newport Screenings, back home where we started 24 years ago

Stars Under the Stars, outdoor screenings of unforgettable films

The Silent Epics, our annual closing night screening with the Alloy Orchestra
The Feinstein IMAX Theatre Providence Place, special evening screenings

~ See the television spot and hear the radio promotionwavmp3

RIIFF Japanese Film Festival, our 23rd edition: read local media coverage

Special Events

ScriptBiz™ 2006, the art of pitching and selling your script. Sign up today for this program

RIIFF Opening Night Films, unforgettable and imaginative films that will start off this year's festival with a bang!

RIIFF Re-Opens the Castle Cinema

Stu Pollard Retrospective & Financing Seminar

Opening Night Gala Party

Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation: Cicely Tyson

A Reception With...

Creative Vision Award Presentation: Michael Corrente

Opening Night VIP Party Honoring Michael Corrente

Cinematic Salute to Michael Corrente

Between Takes,our industry forums at two amazing locations, meet the movers and shakers of the industry in a casual and relaxed atmosphere

Gallery Exhibition by Roger LeBrun and Julian Penrose

Special Industry Presentation by Stu Pollard on Film Financing

2006 Awards Brunch; Sunday August 13th

11:00 – 12:30 a.m.
Join us as we honor this year’s filmmakers with our annual awards presentation. Brunch tickets are $15 for filmmakers and $20 for guests and audience.



Travel & Hotels


Users Guide to RIIFF



Backstory on making Disney's "The Little Matchgirl"

Learn About Magic Lamp Releasing

"Actors Turned Directors" Presentation

"Small Scale Hits The Big Time" Heather Henson Presents

Filmmaker Production link from Frederic Lumiere about using Sony equipment

Bob and Jack's 52-Year Adventure

For Filmmakers

Events to participate in while at RIIFF


We are very pleased to be screening VALENTINE'S DAY, a 35mm short promoting safe sex among teens that will be shown throughout this year’s Festival. Starring Sasha Toro, from Spike Lee's Noggin mini-series MIRACLE'S BOYS; Aryana Rodriguez, from ALL MY CHILDREN; and Traylin Husbands from STELLA. Written and directed by Eva Saks; winner of the Tony Cox Award from Cable Positive, and RIIFF Advisory Board Member. Eva is proud to have exhibited in the Rhode Island International Film Festival for almost a decade. And, we are proud to report that she is currently working on a pre-school series for Playhouse Disney.




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