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Office:

THE VETS

83 Park Street, Suite 5

Providence, RI 02903 USA
tel: 401/861-4445
401/490-6735 (f)
info@film-festival.org

 

Mailing Address:

PO Box 162

Newport, RI 02840 USA

Street Address:

36 Rhode Island Avenue,

Newport, RI 02840 USA


 

 

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Coming and Going:

What to Do at RIIFF, How to Go about Getting There and How to Enjoy our 35th Anniversary Experience!

 

Flickers

 

• Click Here for the Downloadable Program Guide  

2017 Rhode Island Media Guide (PDF download) for you to shape your own coverage.

 

Calendar placements of note (these need to be entered individually):

• PBN.com

• newenglandfilm.com

• Projobeat.com

• Thingstodo.msn.com

• Eventful.com

• Patch.com (RI-centered)

• Whofish.com

• RIMonthly.com

• Goprovidence.com

• AAA Horizons: http://www.aaahorizons.com/calendar.cfm

• Buckeroo: http://www.buckaroo.com/

• Visitri.com

• Aoltravel.com

• Socialvents.com

• Eventbrite.com

• Golocalprov.com

• hiddentalentsinamerica.com

• Festival Trek

• 92.3 PRO.FM

• HOT 106.3

• ABC6 News (WLNE 6 )

• CH.12 News

• Turnto10.com

• Fox Providence

• The Westerly Sun

• Providenceri.com

• Zvents.com

• WPRI

• Southcoastinsider.com

• Visitnewengland.com

• Localoracle.com

• Gaylesbiandirectory.com

• southcountyri.com

• gonewport.com

http://www.thecwprov.com/sections/community/

• mary@visitnewengland.com

• info@futureinfilm.com

• http://www.americantowns.com/ri/newport/events/add

• Yelp
• Facebook

• LinkedIn

http://www.indowncity.com/news (Contact: Joanna Levitt)

• http://rhodybeat.com/

http://www.coastalmags.com/events/submit.html

• http://www.newsdigest.co/submitnews.htm

Downloads of Note for You:

List of RI Radio Stations

 

RIIFF 2017 Official Laurels (PDF download, jpeg download)

 

RIIFF Program Book Advertising Rate Sheet (PDF download):

 

RIIFF Filmmaker Registration (PDF download):

 

Eventbrite - 2017 ACCEPTED FILMMAKER REGISTRATION 

 

Additional RIIFF Filmmaker Pass Order Form (PDF download):

 

RIIFF Print Traffic Report (PDF download Word Doc.)

 

Take Part in Our "RIIFF Around the World Program"

 

Rhode Island Libraries:

East Providence Public Library

41 Grove Ave, East Providence, RI 02914

401.434.2453 • www.eastprovidencelibrary.org

 

Jamestown Philomenian Library

26 North Road, Jamestown, RI

401-231-4980 • www.jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org

 

Newport Public Library

300 Spring Street, Newport, RI

401-847-8720 • www.newportlibraryri.org

 

Kingston Free Library

2605 Kingstown Road, Kingston, RI

401-783-8254 • http://www.skpl.org/node/164

 

Providence Public Library

150 Empire Street, Providence, RI

02903 401.455.8000 • http://www.provlib.org

 

Rochambeau Library

708 Hope Street, Providence, RI

401-272-3780 • http://www.provcomlib.org/locations/rochambeau

 

Tiverton Public Library

238 Highland Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878

401.625.6796 • http://www.tivertonlibrary.org

 

Warwick Public Library
600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI
4017395440 • http:// www.warwicklibrary.org

1. Contact Information:

 

RIIFF Office: 83 Park Street, Suite 5, Providence, RI  02903, USA
RIIFF Office Phone:  401.861.4445

RIIFF Office Fax:      401.490.6735


FESTIVAL DATES:

RIIFF: August 8-13th, 2017; NEXT YEAR: August 7-12th, 2018

VORTEX FEST: October 16-22nd, 2017

ROVING EYE FILM FESTIVAL: (two editions)

Fall Edition: November 7, 8 & 12, 2017

Spring 2018 Edition: April 16-23rd, 2018

Hospitality & Accommodations: Richard Corso

Volunteer Coordinator: Bill Haggerty and Natalie Agbele
Film Programming Department:  Shawn Quirk (quirk@film-festival.org)
Screenplay Competition: Shawn Quirk (screenplay@film-festival.org)
Cinema Rhode Island Membership:  Richard Corso
Sponsorship: Francis Ferdinand (fferdinand@film-festival.org)

• Haley Noviello Sponsorship and Development

• Anna Craven Sponsorship and Development
Film Traffic: Faythann Fallon and Patricia Shea

Filmmaker Registration: Francis Ferdinand (fferdinand@film-festival.org)

Public Relations:

• Karis Yu Public Relations and Audience Development

• Gabbi DiNobile Public Relations and Events

Technical Operations: Timothy Haggerty (tmhaggerty@film-festival.org)
Vortex Festival: Shawn Quirk (quirk@film-festival.org)

KidsEye & Youth Jury: Sarah Smith & Robert Capron
General information:  info@film-festival.org

 

2. Film Formats Shown at RIIFF:

For 2017 we will be using the following screening formats: Blu-Ray and DVD

Here is a list of venues and formats we can handle: (CLICK HERE FOR VENUE DIRECTIONS)

AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

East Greenwich Odeum Theatre

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD Museum

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Moses Brown Woodman Family Performance Center

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Museum of Work & Culture

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Providence Chamber of Commerce Theatre

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)

Digital

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Providence Public Library Theatre

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

The Rhode Island Foundation

Digital / Internet

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

The Vets (VMA Arts & Cultural Center)

This year's screenings are in the new 6th floor ballroom

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Warwick Public Library

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

3. Exhibition Copy Shipping Information:     

Not later than Friday, August 3rd for late acceptances . We need to pre-screen and log in your work.

 

Send your Blu-ray copies and a back-up DVD to the following address:


            Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
            Attn: Traffic Team • 83 Park Street, Suite 5
            Providence, RI 02903 (United States)

 

Please make sure that you insure your work with the appropriate carrier. Additionally, for international films, cite that the work is for "Cultural Purposes Only, No Commercial Value." The latter is very important or else you will be charged customs fees. Additionally, please let us know as soon as you can where you'd like us to return your print/video. If you come to the Festival, you will be able to sign for your work and take it with you.

 

3a. Exhibition Copy Return Shipping Information:

As we noted with your acceptance letter, copies will not be returned.

 

4. Posters and Postcards for Publicity:

Please check with us before you send posters.

 

Fire codes may be different in the variety of halls that we utilize which impacts on where we can display posters and collateral materials. Not all halls allow for hanging posters on walls and some limit actually sizes we can display. Many prefer smaller formats like postcards. Some examples: The Jane Pickens has the capability of displaying full-size theatrical posters. At the Metcalf Auditorium at RISD Museum, we are not allowed to hang posters, and instead use E-Z ups for display.

 

Postcards are not an issue at any venue. Additionally, if you come to the Festival, we strongly encourage you to distribute your postcards/posters, etc. around the City of Providence for maximum impact.

 

5. Festival Awards for Film and Screenplay Competition: 

Film awards are trophies and specific sponsor related prizes, not cash. The winner of Best Live Action, Best Animation and Best Documentary Short will be submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Oscar® consideration. Screenplay awards (besides the Grand Prize) are software, promotion, publicity, etc.  The awards ceremony is Sunday morning the 13th at Metcalf Auditorium, RISD Museum, and includes a light breakfast with our compliments. The Awards program will take place at 10:00 a.m. and will not conflict with afternoon screenings.

 

PPAC

 

6. General Admission Ticket Prices:

(For the General Public, not you, the accepted filmmaker, all of your personal tickets are free!)

 

     Opening Night Film Screening - $15 film screening / $35 after party / $50 for both events
      
      Single Tickets not on opening night:
            Adult Tickets-$10
            Members/Seniors-$8

 

      KidsEye International Film Festival Ticket prices:
            Adults- $5
            Children-$5


   Advance Ticket orders are available at this time by clicking on our Ticket and Passes Page.

 

7. Filmmaker Registration At the Festival:

FILM FESTIVAL REGISTRATION & HOSPITALITY (For Filmmakers and Media)

Locations:

• Flickers' Office, 83 Park Street, Suite 5, Providence RI 02903

• Hotel Providence, 139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903

Tues, Wed., Thurs., Fri:

~ 9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. - Flickers' Office

~ 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Hotel Providence

~ 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Flickers' Office

Sat.:

~ 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Flickers' Office

RI FILM OFFICE FILMMAKER LOUNGE

Location: Hotel Providence, 139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903

Tues, Wed., Thurs., Fri: 11:00 a.m. - onward

Sat.: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. , Sun.: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES DURING THE WEEK, JUST STOP BY OUR OFFICE AT THE VETS ON THE 5TH FLOOR AND WE'LL GIVE YOU A TEMPORARY PASS FOR THE EVENING, OR ON OPENING NIGHT AT THE PPAC BOX OFFICE. WE WILL HAVE EVENING PASSES AVAILABLE AT PPAC ON OPENING NIGHT IF YOU ARE REALLY LATE.

 

7b. Filmmaker Passes & Event Ticketing:

Each Filmmaker receives two (2) Filmmaker PASSES per film, which grants full access to all screenings, forums and after parties. Each pass allows for three (3) comps. to your film screening; for total of six (6). These will be given to you at registration.

 

Note that events like the Film Forum and Scriptbiz are first-come, first-served and ALL special events require separate registration below. If you do not register, you will not be allowed into the event since space is limited.

 

All of these events are free to visiting filmmakers.

 

We also have a community outreach program for non-profit organizations for which we provide either group rates or comp tickets to select screenings at The Vets. Feel free to contact our PROJECT MANAGER, Francis Ferdinand (fferdinand@film-festival.org) for more information.

 

Note that certain films may sell out; so be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before a particular screening.

 

Again, and this is important: We cannot guarantee seating if you arrive late.

 

8. Opening, Closing Nights & Events PASSES:

(for Filmmakers only, and that means you if you are on this page!)

OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION & SOIREE

IMPORTANT: The Opening Night Film Screening and Party are free for accepted filmmakers with passes. Remember, you'll be receiving two passes (see above) at registration or you can use the link below and secure your tickets now. If you arrive late at the Box Office, fear not, we'll give you a temporary pass and let you in (and guests if you have any).

 

This event can be as swank as Black Tie or Rhode Island Business Summer Casual, totally your choice.

 

PLEASE REGISTER FOR YOUR TICKETS BELOW:

 

Eventbrite - RIIFF 2017: Opening Night Screening and Celebration - Guest Ticket 

 

PROVIDENCE BACKLOT WALKING TOUR

Presented by the Rhode Island Historical Society and the RI Film & Television Office

 

Takes place on Wednesday, August 9th in the morning at 11:00 a.m.; free for filmmakers, tkts on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up below.

 

Join us for this wonderful tour of the City of Providence presented by the RI Historical Society under the aegis of the RI Film & Television Office.

 

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.

 

BOOK EARLY AS THIS FILLS UP QUICKLY.

 

PLEASE REGISTER FOR YOUR TICKETS BELOW:

 

Eventbrite - DISCOVER RI: Providence Walking Tour 2017 

 

SPECIAL FILMMAKER EVENT: MAXIMIZING YOUR POTENTIAL MOVIE BUDGET IN RHODE ISLAND

Presented by the RI Film & Television Office

 

Takes place on Wednesday, August 9th in the afternoon at 1:00 p.m.; free for filmmakers, tkts on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up below.

 

What does it take to make successful films without breaking the bank. Learn firsthand from Tom DeNucci of Rhode Island-based Woodhaven Productions in a revealing workshop.

 

Moderated by Steven Feinberg, Executive Director, RI Film & Television Office.

 

The Rhode Island film company has secured deals with Screen Media Films and Universal Studios to produce a package of new motion pictures and recently competed work on the critically acclaimed production “Bleed for This," that saw Martin Scorcese Executive Produce.

 

This event will be followed by a filmmaker mixer at the Hotel Providence.

 

BOOK EARLY AS THIS FILLS UP QUICKLY.

 

PLEASE REGISTER FOR YOUR TICKETS BELOW:

 

Eventbrite - FILMMAKER EVENT: MAXIMIZING YOUR POTENTIAL MOVIE BUDGET IN RHODE ISLAND 

 

THE RHODE ISLAND FILM FORUM

Presented by the RI Film & Television Office

Takes place on Thursday, August 10th at the Providence Biltmore Hotel Gala Ballroom

 

The RI Film Forum is a one-day symposium hosting leading national and local film industry players, conversing about the key issues facing the Rhode Island and New England film community today. This informative and entertaining discussion presents our region's small business owners, filmmakers, community organizations, and film enthusiasts with the latest opportunities for better understanding, and getting involved with, local film production and exhibition.

 

As a visiting filmmaker, this event is a great way for you to network, discover what is happening in this region, and even think about shooting an upcoming film here.

 

We strongly encourage your attendance and have been able to underwrite your ticket so there is no charge!

 

NOTE: THIS EVENT INCLUDES A FREE BRUNCH.

 

Free for filmmakers, but seating is limited. Please register in advance. We will be sending you information and an application will be in your registration package.

 

BOOK EARLY AS THIS FILLS UP QUICKLY.

 

PLEASE REGISTER FOR YOUR TICKETS BELOW:

 

Eventbrite - 2017 RHODE ISLAND FILM FORUM: Filmmakers Ticket 

 

SPECIAL EVENT: DIRECTING ACTORS ON SET

Presented by the RI Film & Television Office and WSBE RI PBS

Takes place on Thursday, August 10th at the Hotel Providence at 2:00 p.m.

 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

Director/Professor Jonathan Pope Evans comes from Chapman University in Orange, California where he works closely with actors, from coaching/directing them in films Sepulte "The Buried" and "Hoover Road," to coaching actors in art of screen acting. Evans challenges actors to develop the self, to personally connect to the moments in a scene, and to experience a very personal and profound physical awakening within the world of the character. In this workshop, Evans explores various exercises for developing characters, including substitutions and emotional triggering based in the work of Larry Moss, Ivana Chubbuck and Lee Strasberg.

 

Whether you are a film actor looking for new tools for your process or a director looking to guide actors to create emotional and personal performances in your films, join Director/Professor Jonathan Pope Evans for an informative journey into the acting process.

 

After 15 years coaching actors on set, Evans again brings his experience to RIIFF for this one of a kind experience. Be ready to laugh, cry, and get down to the essentials of working with on-camera actors. A popular workshop. Seating is limited.

 

Those attending will meet at the Hotel Providence located at 139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI.

 

THIS CLASS IS LIMITED TO 15 STUDENTS FOR MAXIMUM INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION.


PLEASE REGISTER BELOW:

 

Eventbrite - SPECIAL EVENT: DIRECTING ACTORS ON SET 

 

2017 ScriptBiz™ (18th EDITION)

Takes place on Friday, August 11th

Trying to write your first script? Worrying about how to pitch your script more effectively to potential investors? Moving a completed script into production? Learn from the best at the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival’s 18th Annual ScriptBiz program!

 

At ScriptBiz, emerging screenwriters can hone their skills by interacting with and learning from seasoned industry professionals. This year’s program, entitled “From Page to Screen,” takes screenwriters through the entire screenwriting process, with panel discussions on the ins and outs of writing a script and the business aspects of getting a script into production, as well as a special workshop on “pitching your script.”

 

ScriptBiz takes place on Friday, August 11th, at the RI Foundation, 1 Union Station, Providence, RI 02903 • 401.427.4001 • www.rifoundation.org

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Free for filmmakers, seating limited to 50 and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We will be sending you registration.

 

BOOK EARLY AS THIS FILLS UP QUICKLY.

 

PLEASE REGISTER FOR YOUR TICKETS BELOW:

 

Eventbrite - ScriptBiz 2017 (18th Edition) Special Filmmaker Registration 

 

NOW YOU SEE ME: AN LGBTQ SYMPOSIUM

A FILMMAKER TO COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

Have Archetypes in the Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgender Community Changed in Recent Years?

With the passing of marriage equality, gay and lesbian archetypes have transitioned from marginalized roles dealing with oppression and opposition with main stream society to acceptance and integration. The legalization of gay marriage has brought gay culture out of the ghetto and into the mainstream. With these new transitions comes the ever changing image of the nuclear family and what is perceived as normal or traditional.

 

With such a change, how have gay archetypes in film and mass media changed? How will it continue to transform in the coming years?

 

Moderated by Richard Corso , RIIFF Assistant to the Executive Director

 

CONVERSATION WILL TAKE PLACE FOLLOWING THE SCREENING OF YAN ENGLAND'S "1:54."

 

NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION NEEDED.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: 7:15 p.m.
Location: Woodman Family Community Center at The Moses Brown School Lloyd Avenue, Providence, RI
Cost: Free Event for Filmmakers
Sponsors: Flickers, RI Film & Television Office, The City of Providence

 

AWARDS CEREMONY & BRUNCH - SUNDAY, AUGUST 13TH

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Location: RISD Museum, Metcalf Auditorium, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI
Time: Continental breakfast takes starts at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Awards Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

Free for attending filmmakers

 

Eventbrite - RIIFF 2016 Awards Ceremony 

9. Distributors & Special Guests Attending the Fest:

We do not have a concrete list of which distribution companies are attending this year (they tend to surprise us) but we have strong ties and representatives from IFC, Lionsgate, and other companies have attended the festival in recent years.  More information on distributors and special guests will become available during the festival as they become available to us. We can confirm that we will have representatives from several major Festivals at RIIFF have included Tribeca, Hamptons and Long Island gay & Lesbian, and New Hampshire. Note that this year representatives from Lexus Short Films will be in attendance at our Opening Night Gala.

 

10. Accommodations:

As a nonprofit organization, we cannot provide rental fees, lodging or air travel for our filmmakers to attend.  However, we have special discount accommodations with Providence Hotels which are listed below.

 

HOTELS IN PROVIDENCE

with Special Discount Rates for Filmmakers and Festival Attendees from our Hotel Partners.

Special Note: Currently the Rhode Island lodging tax is 13% which includes a 7% State Sales Tax and 6% Occupancy Tax.

 

Click here for complete information: www.film-festival.org/travel.php


deanTHE DEAN

122 Fountain Street,

Providence, Rhode Island 02903

+1 401 455 DEAN

Special Discount Rate Available: $149

CALL TO BOOK AS THE DEAN FILLS UP FAST!

info@thedeanhotel.com

www.thedeanhotel.com

 

The Dean has passed the test. The fifty-two-room boutique hotel in downtown Providence clinched press from The New York Times and Wallpaper magazine for turning a former brothel into the epitome of chic. The historic 1912 building began as a rescue mission for the Episcopal Diocese, but in the 1960s turned into a transient hotel and strip club called the Civic View Inn and then later evolved into the Sportsman’s Inn gentlemen’s club. The design was overhauled by Brooklyn-based ASH NYC, whose cofounder and CEO Ari S. Heckman grew up in Providence. Inside and outside, Rhode Island connections abound. Local artisans designed end tables and bed frames (including funky bunk beds!) and contributed art and photography, railings were crafted by the Steel Yard and Recycle-a-Bike refurbished five vintage bicycles, available for guest use. Architects include Christine West and Phil Derby of Kite Architects in Providence, and restaurateur Mike Sears helms the new Magdalenae Room cocktail lounge and the German beer garden Faust’s Hofbrauhaus. Rhode Island-based Bolt is brewing beans at its coffee shop, and there’s even a karaoke bar called Boombox where groups can (ironically) rent rooms by the hour. Add board games created by Hasbro and a library from Symposium Books to the mix and the Dean may be cool enough for New York to notice, but it’s Rhode Island all the way.

 

**** PARTNER HOTEL


prov. HotelHOTEL PROVIDENCE

139 Mathewson Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Phone: 401-861-8000 / Fax: 401-861-8002 | Toll Free: 800-861-8990

Special Festival Rate: $154

 

• Click here for link to the hotel: Note that breakfast is included.

 

Hotel Providence is the only AAA Four-Diamond luxury boutique hotel in Providence. This is a hotel with personality, European flair and New England charm, filled with historic character, sophistication and located in the heart of Providence's thriving arts and theater district.

 

IMPORTANT: THIS YEAR THE HOTEL PROVIDENCE WILL BE THE HOME OF THE RI FILM OFFICE FILMMAKERS LOUNGE AND FILMMAKER REGISTRATION. THE LOCATION WILL BE THE COURTYARD AT THE ASPIRE RESTAURANT.

 

**** PARTNER HOTEL


courtyardPROVIDENCE COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT

32 Exchange Terrace

Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Phone (888) 887-7955 TOLL FREE or (401) 272-1191 • Fax (401) 272-1416

 

Special Discount Rate Available of $100 per night.

 

The Providence Courtyard by Marriott is a unique hotel located in the heart of downtown. We are located directly across from the Rhode Island Convention Center, The Providence Place Mall and restaurants. Just blocks from the train station, Brown University, Johnson & Wales University and only 15 minutes from TF Green. The historic areas of Newport, Cape Cod, Boston, and Foxwoods are all within an hour drive. The state-of-the-art lobby provides greater flexibility and choices for guests with inviting, flexible spaces to work or relax in and free Wi-Fi. The Bistro offers guests healthy choices for breakfast and dinner plus evening cocktail service. The newly renovated spacious guestrooms offer sweeping views of the city. Work up a sweat using our new cardio equipment in our renovated fitness center. The 3500 sft of meeting space that can hold up to 120 people is perfect for a corporate meeting or social gathering.

 

• Click here for the link to the hotel:

 

**** PARTNER HOTEL


hotelPROVIDENCE BILTMORE HOTEL
11 Dorrance Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone (401) 421-0700 | (800) 294-7709 • Fax (401) 455-3050

Special Discount Rates Available: $139 for Friday and Saturday nights
USE CORPORATE ACCOUNT: 3080036

Click on the Biltmore icon, select the drop down menu and do "providence biltmore", then set dates.

Email: info@providencebiltmore.com

 

• Click here for the link to the hotel:

 

In order to receive the preferred rate, individual callers should indicate that they are with RI Film Festival 2016. Reservation requests received after the cutoff date will be accepted on a space available and a rate available basis. Guests may call our Reservations Department directly at 401-421-0700.

 

This landmark city center hotel is close to everything In the heart of downtown Providence and is just steps away from the City's most exclusive shopping and dining. Convenient to Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence Place Mall, RISD, Brown University, and financial district. Expect more than coffee: Off the lobby is a spacious Starbucks with fireplace, window seats and a rewarding coffeehouse experience. McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant serving 30 varieties of fresh fish and seafood. Relax at the spa: The Biltmore is home to a two-level luxurious spa retreat. Perfect for bridal services or simply as an escape after a day of meetings. Services: massage, body treatments, facials, hair, nail and makeup.

 

Additional Note: Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Guest rooms are not available before this time. If you require earlier check-in to accommodate events and schedules, please reserve guest rooms on the prior night. We are unable to take requests for early group check-in. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

 

**** PARTNER HOTEL


ANNIEAnnie Brownell House

400 Angell Street,

Providence, Rhode Island 02906

Phone & fax: (401) 454-2934 | Cell (401) 374-1498
E mail: info@anniebrownellhouse.com

 

**** LODGING PARTNER


ADDITIONAL LODGING OPTIONS:

 

There's also a hostel called the Providence Hostel and Guesthouse that's 15 minutes away from the VETS and downtown! Here's their link: https://www.providencehostel.com And their discount code for those attending the festival: Hume10

 

If you would prefer, here is also a link to AirBnB: https://www.airbnb.com


11. Promoting Your Film at RIIFF & Media Attendee Update PLUS

Advertising in this year's Program Guide

 

Filmmakers may advertise their film in our program guide and newspaper announcements. This year, our program guide will be online and available through mobile apps. This is a great way to get your film promoted at a reasonable rate. This year, we are offering filmmakers a 50% reduction of the list advertising rates. For the 2017 RIIFF Program Book Advertising Rate Sheet, download here: (PDF download)

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The deadline for advertising in this year's online program book is Thursday, August 3rd by 11:30 p.m.

 

12. After-Parties & Special Events:

     

All After Parties start mid-evening, from 10:30 p.m. onward. The final schedule for the week will be available upon registration. Any special events updates will be posted daily at filmmaker registration.

 

Here is a list of where we are right now in our after party and event programming:

 

Tuesday August 8, 2017
Pre-Opening NIght MIxer for Attending Filmmakers

Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Hotel Providence

139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903

HELP US CELEBRATE MARLYN MASON'S BIRTHDAY!

(SHE IS OUR OFFICIAL FILMMAKER AMBASSADOR)

This is an early chance for filmmakers to get to know one another,

network and meet our amazing ambassador!

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only

 

• Gala Opening Night and Soirée

Time: 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

LOCATION: PPAC, 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI

Must pre-register (see above)

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only. Order your Tickets above...

 

Wednesday August 9, 2017
• Providence Film Location Discovery Walking Tour

with the Rhode Island Historical Society

Time: 11:00 a.m.

LOCATION: The Providence Biltmore Lobby,

11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI

Must pre-register (see above)

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only. Order your Tickets above...

 

2017 RIIFF FILMMAKER LOUNGE

Open from 11:00 A.M. - onward

LOCATION: Hotel Providence

139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903

 

MAXIMIZING YOUR POTENTIAL MOVIE BUDGET IN RHODE ISLAND

Presented by the RI Film & Television Office

Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Hotel Providence

139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only. Order your Tickets above...

 

Post Budget Forum Mixer

Time: 2:30 p.m.+

LOCATION: Hotel Providence

139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only

 

• POST SCREENING PARTY AND FILMMAKER GATHERING

Time: 9:00 p.m. - midnight

LOCATION: The Malted Barley

334 Westminster Street, Providence, RI

Complimentary hors d'oeuvres

HELP US CELEBRATE OUR OFFICIAL AMBASSADOR,

MARLYN MASON'S BIRTHDAY!

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only

 

Thursday August 10, 2017

• RI Film Forum

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

LOCATION: The Providence Biltmore Ballroom

11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI

Must pre-register!

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only.

Please order your Tickets Early since this event is first-come, first-served

 

2017 RIIFF FILMMAKER LOUNGE

Open from 11:00 A.M. - onward

LOCATION: Hotel Providence

139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903

 

• POST SCREENING PARTY AND FILMMAKER GATHERING

Time: 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Rooftop at the Providence G

100 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI

PARTY THE NIGHT AWAY!

Complimentary hors d'oeuvres

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only

 

Friday August 11, 2017

• 2017 ScriptBiz (18th Edition)

TIme: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., plus post screening

LOCATION: THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

1 Union Station, Providence, RI 02903

401.427.4001

www.rifoundation.org

Advance Registration Required. Must pre-register!

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only

 

2017 RIIFF FILMMAKER LOUNGE

Open from 11:00 A.M. - onward

LOCATION: Hotel Providence

139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903

 

• POST SCREENING PARTY AND FILMMAKER GATHERING

Time: 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Black Sheep

397 Westminster Street, Providence, RI

Complimentary hors d'oeurves

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only

 

Saturday August 12, 2017

2017 RIIFF FILMMAKER LOUNGE

Open from 11:00 A.M. - onward

LOCATION: Hotel Providence

139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903


NOW YOU SEE ME: AN LGBTQ SYMPOSIUM

A FILMMAKER TO FILMMAKER CONVERSATION

Moderated by Richard Corso,

Assistant to the Executive Director
Time: 7:15 p.m.
LOCATION: Woodman Family Community Center

at The Moses Brown School, Lloyd Avenue, Providence, RI
Sponsors: Flickers, RI Film & Television Office, The City of Providence

 

• EXPERIENCE CREATIVE PROVIDENCE &

FLICKERS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY "CLUB EGO" BLOCK PARTY

From our great films to the outdoor concert, Foo Fest, this is a busy day in the capital city.

Take in the local flavor and plan your day as you savor our collective creative arts programming.

Block Party Time: 10:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.

LOCATION: EGO, 73 Richmond Street, Providence, RI

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers

 

Sunday August 13, 2017

• BRUNCH AND OFFICIAL AWARDS CEREMONY

Time: Continental breakfast takes starts at 9:30 a.m.

followed by the Awards Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: RISD Museum, Metcalf Auditorium,

20 N. Main Street, Providence, RI

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only.

Please preregister for our food count. 

 

2017 RIIFF FILMMAKER LOUNGE

Open from 11:00 A.M. - onward

LOCATION: Hotel Providence

139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903

 

13. Film Introductions/ Q&A:

     

All film screenings begin with an introduction by a RIIFF staff member or volunteer, along with mention of Q&A availability with attending filmmakers after the film program.  We will do our best to provide adequate time for post Q&A’s, but depending on runtime, projection, and daily schedules; some Q&A’s may be reduced, cut or held outside the screening hall.

 

14. VORTEX Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival:

 

Flickers hosts an annual horror festival in October, this year running the 16-22nd. A separate submission and entry fee is required for consideration in the horror festival competition. Please download an application form from our Competitions page.

 

Note that new entries for 2018 start August 20, 2017 and forms will be updated at that time.

 

15. Travel to Rhode Island:

 

Amtrak

 

Amtrak

Amtrak Information, 800-USA-RAIL.
• Providence Station, 401-727-7379
• Kingston Station, 401-783-2913
• Westerly Station, 401-596-2355

 

Amtrak Saver Fares offer daily low prices on the Northeast Regional. Save 25% or more off the lowest available fares when you book 14 days in advance. Just choose the "Adult" or "Child" passenger type when booking to receive the discounted fare.

 

With downtown-to-downtown service, you’re one step closer to all the action. From museums, to Broadway shows or concerts at downtown arenas, to year-round sporting events and shopping, there’s plenty to see and do with one convenient way to get there.

 

Northeast Regional trains get you to the heart of the city without the stress and hassles of traffic so you can arrive in better frame of mind and take advantage of all the Northeast has to offer.

 

DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

It may be the smallest state, but it has a lot to offer. And the train is the perfect way to explore the length and breadth of Rhode Island. Travel on the Northeast Regional and save 25% with our "Visit Rhode Island" offer.

 

Visit Providence, a hotbed of commerce, culture, history and fine eateries. Hop back on the train and visit beautiful Westerly, Kingston, Wickford Village or downtown Providence, Be sure to bring a camera for your leisurely stroll at these great destinations as you capture their fine architecture and charm.

 

Click here to get to the discount site for Amtrak.

 

16. Additional Discounts and Offers:

 

enterprise

Rent a car from Enterprise for a special rate

Once in Providence, or before you arrive, contact our friends at Enterprise for a great Film Festival rate!

 

Please note that the additional driver fee of $10.00 is waived, and the $25.00 fee for drivers 21-25. We do not have a Sunday drop downtown, but we do have spots at Amtrak if they leave on the train. The branch can review the drop off procedures with the renter if they need that option. The discount is good at all locations in RI and SE MA, and we offer free pickup for anybody staying at a hotel in Providence , Warwick , or beyond.

 

IMPORTANT

Travelers can receive special discounts for rental cars through Enterprise by calling "1-800-RENT-ACAR" and using discount code 49B4153, PIN Code INT

 

90 WEYBOSSET ST., PROVIDENCE, RI 02903

Tel.: 401/861.4408

For Hyperlink, please click here

 

Use the following: Coupon # 49B4153/Password: INT

 

COMING IN BY AIR?

Then you should check out details about the amenities at our State Airport.

 

The Theodore Francis Green Airport is located in Warwick, RI and is not in Providence. Indeed, it is approximately 10 miles away from the core city, or if you are driving, about 18 minutes. It is not a quick walk away.

 

Check out the ways you can come into the city, either by renting a car (see Enterprise above) use your Zip Car option, take Amtrak, or look for a hotel shuttle.

 

Make a point of planning out your trip in advance and it will make your visit to the Ocean State that much more enjoyable and hassle free.

 

New for 2015: International Flights!

 

Click on the link below to learn more about our Airport:

 

greene

 

17. Accessing Rhode Island Press and Media:

 

We have received many emails and telephone calls about how to maximize the press coverage for your film's exhibition in Rhode Island. We have an up-to-date Excel spread sheet compiled by our staff, which you can access, click here. If you'd like a copy of the Media list, click here. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS IS AN OLDER LIST FROM THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND. USE THE PHONE NUMBERS AND MAILING ADDRESSS ONLY.

 

Questions? write FRANCIS FERDINAND at <fferdinand@film-festival.org> or our PR Associate, GABRIELE DINOBILE at <gdinobile@film-festival.org>

 

The RIIFF staff is here to help you any way we can. One of the things we've learned is that it is best to niche out your work to area reviewers and writers. For example: Do not send everything to the film critic when you might be better served by contacting the religious, music, sports, etc. writers. Also, use all of your social media opportunities, i.e., Set up a Facebook or Instagram Group and promote your screening. Use Twitter and let folks know you are at the festival, etc.

 

We can definitely help you with this type of targeting. Additionally, we will post as much as we can on our website and distribute releases for you electronically to the media.

     

FLICKERS' RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONALFILM FESTIVAL

Office: 83 Park Street, 5th Floor

Providence, RI 02903

T: 401/861-4445 (f): 401/490-6735

General Information: info@film-festival.org

 

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