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clockRIIFF /rif/ - acronym for Rhode Island International Film Festival
~ a 6-day event beginning the second week in August; always starting on a Tuesday at various locations throughout the State of Rhode Island with premiere works in the capital city of Providence;
~ the largest public film festival in New England and an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences qualifying event;

~ the major portal of entry for filmmakers to discover the Ocean State as a center for film development and production;

~ a unique platform for the creative and cultural discovery of new cinematic talent, both at home, nationally and globally;

~ synonymous with sophisticated, savvy, discerning and film-loving audiences;

~ a Flickers production.

 

 

 


Breaking News & Updates...

 

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At this year's smash hit event on Sunday, March 2nd, the Red Carpet Experience: Providence, thrilled attendees at the sell-out event learned first-had who were the winners of 86th Academy Awards.

 

Two films with Rhode Island connections won the coveted Oscar®:

 

“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed (Documentary Short), won Best Documentary Short; which was screened at RIIFF.

 

Additionally, Rhode Island's own Jennifer Lee won for Best Animated Film, Disney's "Frozen." (The film also picked up a "Best Original Song" Oscar® for "Let It Go."

 

Our sincere congratulations to all the winners. What an evening and what memories!


2014 Programming at RIIFF

 

February 10-14 - April 3-4, 2014

FCBFLICKERS' NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY FRENCH FILM DISCOVERY PROGRAM with the Consulat Général de France à Boston

The Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival in collaboration with the French Consulate’s Cultural Service will be screening French short-films at different universities in the greater New England area from February 10 to 14 and April 3 and 4.

 

For this first edition, 3 French short-films from the 2013 Festival have been selected. Shawn Quirk, Programming Director for FLICKERS will host a discussion after the screening.

 

The short-films selection include: Son Indochine de Bruno Collet; La Fugue de Jean-Bernard Marlin; and Toute ma vie de Pierre Ferrière.

 

Upcoming locations for the presentations:

• Le 10 février matin : University du Mass à BOSTON

• Le 11 février matin : Suffolk University

• Le 12 février matin : University du Mass à Lowell

• Le 13 après-midi : Harvard

• Le 14 après-midi : University of Rhode Island

• Le 03 avril après-midi : Dartmouth College

• Le 17-21 novembre après-midi: TBA in Maine


August 5-10th:

Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival

riiff2012The Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) runs August 5-10th at venues in Providence, Bristol, Jamestown, Woonsocket and across the state of Rhode Island. Screening 200+ films, it is the largest film festival in New England and every year attracts more than 5,300 entries from around the world. More than 200 filmmakers are expected to descend on the state’s capital city this year. RIIFF is a magnet for those who’ve made short films because it is a qualifying event for the short film category of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 2012, three of the films that premiered at RIIFF went on to receive Academy Award nominations.

 

The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) discovers and empowers filmmakers. RIIFF incorporates gala celebrations, premiere screenings, VIP guests, industry seminars, educational programs, and award ceremonies into a weeklong extravaganza. Cited as one of the "Best International and Short Film Festivals in the United States," RIIFF is noted for its innovative programming, cultivated industry ties, and loyal audiences which have made the Festival a strategic and desirable platform for film premieres, drawing hundreds of independent filmmakers from around the globe.

 

To purchase advance Opening Night Tickets, click here

 

August 5th

FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION & SOIREE

Discover an unforgettably memorable selection of short films from around the world and New England that await audiences at the gala opening night of the 18th Annual Flickers. This year’s selection promises to engage, entertain and possibly discover the next Academy Award nominee. As part of it’s long tradition, Flickers will celebrate the “Art of the Short Film” representing an array of genres that salute RIIFF’s unique status: out of more than 7,000 film festivals world wide, the Rhode Island International Film Festival is one of only 19 qualifying Festivals with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—the Oscars––in the narrative and documentary short categories. It is the lone Festival in New England with that distinction.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Time: 7:00 p.m. for film screenings/premiere; 9:30 p.m. for Gala Soirée

Location: Providence Performing Arts Center, Weybosset Street, Providence

Cost: Opening Night Film Celebration - $15.00 for film screening only; and $50 for the screening and party;

Sponsors: Sony, Providence Tourism Council, RI Film & Television Office, The Dean, Cabot Vermont Cheese, RISCA, Enterprise, Newport Storm

August 6th

PROVIDENCE LOCATION WALKING TOUR

Discover why Providence is truly a Hollywood backlot, learn about its history, and find out about some of our state's most notable and colorful characters. The goal for the tour is to provide filmmakers with an “insider’s” view of the downcity and riverwalk area with an eye toward what would be interesting/unanticipated places for filming.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: The tour starts at The Dean, Downtown Providence, RI

Cost: $10

Sponsors: RI Historical Society and the RI Film & Television Office

August 6-10th:

KIDSEYE™ YOUTH FILMMAKER FESTIVAL

Since it began 16 years ago, KidsEye™, created by FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) has celebrated the most exceptional work of young video makers by showcasing their projects. Rhode Island’s premiere showcase of cinematic work focused on young people has become a popular festival-within-a festival, featuring guest speakers, discussions, dance parties, concerts, and a "Youth Open Screen." Those attending KidsEye™ will be able to meet youth video makers and their mentors; see a diverse collection of youthproduced media. On Saturday, be sure to join us for the premiere work of the students from our annual KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Dates: Wednesday through Sunday, August 6-10, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Paaf Theatre, URI Feinstein College of Continuing Education, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI, other locations TBA

Cost: $8 Adults; $6 children with group discounts available

August 7th

THE RHODE ISLAND FILM FORUM

Here’s your chance to become involved with Rhode Island and New England’s “Stars” of the film industry. The popular one-day forum brings together leaders of the film community with decision-makers in education, marketing, politics and media in the region. This year’s Forum will also address what's new on the technical side of the business and how you fit in!

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Dates: Thursday, August 7, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Providence Biltmore Ballroom, Dorrance Street, Providence, RI
Cost: $30
Sponsors: The RI Film & Television Office, RISCA, Sony, Amtrak, The Providence Biltmore, URI College of Arts and Sciences, URI Feinstein College of Continuing Education, the URI Film Media Program and the Harrington School of Communication at URI.

August 8th

SCRIPTBIZ 2014

Uploaded Got a great idea for a movie script, but don’t know where to begin? Or have youfinished that masterpiece, but no clue what to do next? The 18th Annual FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) proudly presents ScriptBiz 2014 Uploaded a one day
workshop that covers the nuts and bolts of being a scriptwriter. The program is broken down into two parts: introductory and advanced. The Flickers’ ScriptBiz Program is designed to guide writers not only through the creative process of writing, but ways to promote a screenplay to filmmakers through effective networking with tips on how to make a compelling pitch.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Date: Friday, August 8, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Rhode Island Foundation, One Union Street, Providence, RI
Cost: $85
Sponsors: Sony, Final Draft, RISCA, RI Film & Television Office

August 9th

FUTURE FILMMAKING: Transcending Prejudice Through Storytelling

A public symposium examining the impact on filmmaking and storytelling via new
technologies that utilize low cost digital cameras and capture devices. From Internet
uploads on YouTube to Vimeo, to cell phone capture and satellite, the techniques used
for modern filmmaking have changed the face of news-gathering, traditional media and
narrative storytelling. Technology has allowed information to flow outside of political gate
keeping creating a true global village, bridging cultures and addressing topical social
and political concerns. Meet international filmmakers who discuss and screen their latest
work in what promises to be a provocative forum.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: RISD Metcalf Auditorium, 20 N. Main St., Providence, RI
Cost: $10
Sponsors: RI Film & Television Office, Harrington School of Communications,
University of Rhode Island

NEW ENGLAND FILM FESTIVAL SUMMIT

Executive, Artistic, Managing and Programming Directors from film festivals located
throughout New England and Canada will descend on the Capital City of Providence
for this first ever event that will focus on the film exhibition, collaborative relationships,
educational and new programming trends, sponsorships and the navigating the Festival
landscape.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014
Time: The Vets
Location: 83 Park Street, Providence, RI
Sponsors: Harrington School of Communications, URI

RIIFF 2014 CLOSING NIGHT BLOCK PARTY

The 18th Annual Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival closes with a bang at the
Block Party Bash sponsored by the Dark Lady. With over a thousand attendees last year,
this closing party acts as the climactic conclusion to the Rhode Island International Film
Festival, and is one of the coolest events of the summer. The event is open to the public,
and provides a rare opportunity to mingle with attending filmmakers from across the
globe.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014
Time: 10:00 p.m. onward
Location: The Dark Lady, 17 Snow Street, Providence, RI
Cost: TBA
Sponsors: The Dark Lady, The Dean


Post Festival Events...

 

August 23rd:

Celebrate H.P. Lovecraft's Birthday!

Special Walking Tour and film screening

Commemorate Lovecraft’s birthday (August 20th) with a walking tour that celebrates the author’s Providence stories: "The Thing on the Doorstep” and “The Call of Cthulhu." H.P. Lovecraft was born in Providence in 1890. His detailed descriptions of his favorite city are amazingly accurate in 2013.

 

Join RIIFF and the RI Historical Society on a walking tour which explores the College Hill neighborhood where Lovecraft drew literary inspiration and where he called home. Departs from the John Brown House Museum with post walk film screening. Space is limited, please RSVP.

Location: John Brown House, 52 Power Street, Providence, RI

Time: The tour will take place: Saturday, August 23rd at 11:00 a.m.

Cost: $18.00; Bring your eTicket with you to the Tour and Screening

October 20-26th

Flickers: RI International Horror Film Festival

Now in its 15th ghoulish year! This year's programming promises to be truly amazing with major premieres, forum, our annual HP Lovecraft Walking our and much much more. There will be something for everyone with our very expanded new programming that will take place across the state. It's four days of horror, murder, mayhem, music and the best independent film work that has been submitted to us from around the globe. Ground zero for this event will once again be the spookily historic Bell Street Chapel Theatre, with additional screenings taking place at the The Vets, Providence Public Library, the Paff Theatre at the URI Feinstein College of Continuing Education in Providence, the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Roger Williams University in Bristol, and at the Jamestown Arts Center. Click here to learn more...

 

Saturday, October 25th:

Sunday, October 26th:

hplovecraftH.P. Lovecraft Literary Walking Tour

lovecraftOne of our most popular events returns: College Hill gets especially eerie around this time each year, when the Rhode Island Historical Society celebrates the birthday of H.P. Lovecraft. This would have been his 123rd year, and his macabre stories are no less chilling for their age: See the spots that inspired Lovecraft to write some of his most horrific tales. Walk the streets he walked, and check out places that he mentioned in works such as "The Call of Cthulhu." Ticket includes admission to film programming of the Horror Film Festival. The tour lasts 90 min.

 

This year, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting two tours during the Festival.

Location: John Brown House, 52 Power Street, Providence, RI

Time: The tour will take place this year on two days: Saturday, October 25th at 11:00 a.m. and Sunday, October 26th at 12:00 Noon.

Cost: $18.00; Bring your eTicket with you to the Tour and Screening


News for Filmmakers

RIIFF continues its special filmmaker partnership with UniFrance

 

uniFranceWe are very pleased to report that the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival will continue to partner with UniFrance. French films submitted will be offered a special reduced rate through UniFrance. This unique collaboration was created to show our support for international filmmakers, while providing a portal for discovery and exhibition in the United States.

 

For more information about UniFrance, click on the image above.


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