RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL
HORROR FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2004 AWARDS
RI (October 18, 2004): The 2004 Rhode
Island International Horror Film Festival (RIIHFF)
has announced this year's winners in its horror film
competition in Providence on Sunday, October 17, 2004.
This year, RIIHFF received 243 entries in competition
and 12 titles out of competition. Twenty-seven titles
were chosen as finalists and screened at this year's
RIIHFF at the historic Columbus Theatre in Providence,
Rhode Island. Films were entered from 5 countries and
14 states in the US.
Of those selected for exhibition, 5 were World Premieres
and 6 were United States Premieres. 15 filmmakers, producers,
distributors, cast and crew registered with the festival.
Attendance levels were 15% above 2003 records.
“This was an exceptional year at the Horror Film
Festival,” said Shawn Drywa, RIIHFF’s Director.
“The superb quality of the films, the strong audiences
and the sponsors like the City of Providence’s
Office of Arts, Culture and Tourism, Sony, NBC 10, Clear
Channel Communications, Motif Magazine, Rule Broadcasting
Systems, Amtrak and Mirage Design, made for an exceptional
This year’s RIIHFF winners were as follows:
• Grand Prize: Dead
and Breakfast • Director: Matthew Leutwyler
Richards for The Last Horror Movie
• The Crypt Club • Director: Miguel
• There's Something Out There •
Director: Brian Pulido
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
• Grand Prize: Cube Zero. Director: Ernie
BEST GENRE CROSSOVER
• Freak Out • Director: Christian
• Graveyard Alive • Director: Elza
Viola M. Marshall Audience Choice Award
The Strange Killers • Director: Shunsuke
The next Rhode Island International
Horror Film Festival (a side-bar of the annual
Rhode Island International Film Festival)
will take place October 20-23, 2005 in locations throughout
Providence and the state of Rhode Island. RIIHFF is
a juried competition and showcase for independent filmmakers
from all over the world.
The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF)
is dedicated to the creation of opportunities for artistic
interaction and exchange among independent filmmakers,
directors, producers, distributors, backers, and the
film-going community. Now heading into its eighth year,
the Festival is produced by the Flickers Arts Collaborative,
an organization with 23 years of experience presenting
major artistic events as well as independent and foreign
films to the public. For more information, contact the
Festival at PO Box 162, Newport, RI 02840 or call 401/861-4445.