2010 RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL
HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
THE WINNERS FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL
50 films from across the globe vie for adjudicated genre awards
Photo by Steve Habl
RI • (November 6, 2010) - The eerie, macabre and bizarre in the world of cinema were given their due with the wrap of the 11th Annual FLICKERS: RI International Horror Film Festival through adjudicated awards. From an entry base of 347 entries, 50 films were screened during the cinematic symphony of horror, October 21-24th at the VMA Arts & Cultural Center, the Bell Street Chapel Theatre, the Barrington Public Library and the Providence Public Library. This year’s event was sponsored in part by MGM HD, the Providence Phoenix, WJAR TV 10, Cox on Demand, Cox Media and Amtrak.
The Festival opened with a special World Premiere screening in High Definition of the newly restored Roger Corman classic “The Fall of the House of Usher,” starring Vincent Price. This year’s Festival was sponsored by MGM HD, the Providence Phoenix, WJAR TV 10, Cox Media, Cox Digital, Cronksoftware, the VMA Arts & Cultural Center and Amtrak.
“This was an exceptionally strong year for entries and quality genre films, specifically those coming from international directors,” said J. Scott Oberacker, RIIFF’s Educational Outreach Director, and programming head for this year’s Horror Festival sidebar. “The films featured strong storylines, exceptional effects and memorable performances from such actors as Keira Knightley, Simon Callow, Warwick Davis, Christopher Eccleston, James D'Arcy and Danny Elfman.
“The use of the VMA helped us link our August Festival with the Horror Festival and showed us other programming options we will be exploring in future for this event.
“With the HP Lovecraft Walking Tour to the Zombiethon by the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) and free screenings at the Barrington and Providence Public Libraries, we continue to expand our offerings while holding true to the mission of the Festival,” Oberacker added.
Winners of top prizes for the 2010 Festival:
Directed by Patrick Steele, USA
Directed by David Kemker, CANADA
Mørke Sjeler (Dark Souls)
Directed by: César Ducasse & Mathieu Peteul, France/Norway
The Happiness Salesman
Directed by Krishnendu Majumdar, UNITED KINGDOM
Directed by Brett Foraker, UNITED KINGDOM
The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of The Suicide Brothers
Directed by Arran Brownlee and Corran Brownlee, UNITED KINGDOM
Directed by Michael Maney. U S A.
Directed by: Damien Mace and Alexis Wajsbrot, UNITED KINGDOM
BEST NEW ENGLAND–
Lizbeth: A Victorian Nightmare
Directed by Ric Rebello, U S A
BEST MAKEUP FX–
Tell Him Next Year
Directed by David Margolis, UNITED KINGDOM
The Tell-Tale Heart, Animated Horror Short
Directed by Michael Swertfager
The next edition of the RI International Horror Film Festival will take place October 20-23rd, 2011.
THE FLICKERS’ BACKSTORY & MISSION: The mission of the Flickers, the Newport Film Society & Arts Collaborative - now in its 29th year - has been to serve as a creative partner in the arts by uniting various media and arts disciplines that nurture the artistic process and support a vital part of our community. This includes multi-disciplinary art presentations; artistic and cultural activities; performance festivals; video and television productions; audio recordings and broadcasts; educational outreach programs; and the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF).
• Read reviews of fest films from Horror 101
Our Sponsors for 2010:
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.