Word on the Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Market: Why
The Horror Market Segment:
Statistics & Demographics
For the past six years, Flickers through the Rhode Island
International Film Festival has been presenting its
annual RI Horror Film Festival. With roots firmly planted
in the community, the Festival has become the largest
Horror film festival in New England.
attendance at the Festival has increased 85%
since its start in 2000.
entries in the genre have increased 8% annually
filmmaker attendance has increased steadily with a base-line turn-out of between 3,000 - 4,000, which increases yearly based on special programming and events offered
• the HP Lovecraft Walking Tour sells out annually
The Festival has earned an international reputation
for the quality and diversity of its programming. This level of excellence has opene doors here in the United
States and around the world.
Each year the Festival attracts
a vibrant, influential and loyal audience including:
college students and members of the regional
alternative film-lovers from the larger community
local and international filmmakers, and programmers
media artists and other cultural trendsetters
As the Festival grows, it attracts more support from
the corporate sector while maintaining the quality of
the relationships it has always had in the arts communities.The
City of Providence, ABC6, the RI Film and Television Office, the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, the Rhode Island Council on the Humanites, Roger Willaims University, The Harrington School of Communications and Media at the University of Rhode Island, AMTRAK, CW28, WBRU Radio, the Rhode Island Historical Society, Cox Media and many more are sponsoring our spooktacular
week of horrors.
The importance of the arts and alternative film market
and the interest of a wider audience also makes the
Festival an appealing story to both the mainstream and
alternative media. These are a few of the media outlets
that covered and supported the Festival in 2013: The
Providence Journal, The Boston Globe,
Rhode Island Monthly, Yankee Magazine, NewEnglandFilm.com, ABC6, and The Rhode Show, to name a few.
The steady growth of the Horror Festival has allowed
the development of programs like the annual Costume
Contest, haunted house tours, HP Lovecraft Walking Tour, the
classic Silent Film Series, and programming geared for the regions
college student base and visiting filmmaker seminars that take place on and off college campuses.
The Festival growth also permits an increase in the number of promotional
events and screenings that are presented throughout the
learn more about sponsoring or getting your business
involved in this unique Festival, please call, write,
Flickers: RI International Horror Film Festival
PO Box 162, Newport, RI 02840 (United States)
Street Address: The Vets, 83 Park Street, Suite 5, Providence, RI 02903
Tel/Fax: (401) 861-4445 f/ (401) 490-6735
Sponsors for 2015:
The University of Rhode Island Harrington School of Communications and Media, The URI College of Arts &
Sciences, The Film Media Program, and the URI Feinstein
College of Continuing Education are proud sponsors of
the RI International Horror Film Festival.
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