2012 FLICKERS RI INTERNATIONAL
HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
THE WINNERS FOR THE 13TH ANNUAL
63 films from across the globe vied for adjudicated genre awards
Photos by George T. Marshall
PROVIDENCE, RI (October 31, 2012) – The eerie, macabre and bizarre in the world of cinema
were given their due with the wrap of the 13th Annual Flickers RI International Horror Film Festival through adjudicated awards. From an entry base of 461 submissions featuring work from 20 countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Georgia and the United States. 63 films were screened during the cinematic symphony of horror, October 25-28th at Roger Williams University, the Paff Theatre at the URI Feinstein College of Continuing Education, the Bell Street Chapel Theatre, the Jamestown Arts Center, Fort Adams State Park and the Providence Public Library. Attending this year were the cast and crew from 6 of the international films screened during the Festival including "Towers,” “The Thing on the Doorstep,” “Franky and the Ant,” “Exhumed,” and “Fallout” for their premieres, along with directors and producers Jet Wintzer, Tom Gliserman, Will Severin, Derek Dubois, Billy Hayes, and Richard Griffin.
The FLICKERS: RI International Horror Film Festival is sponsored by Amtrak, Fort Adams State Park, The Providence Phoenix, RISCA, Cox on Demand, The Rhode Island Film & Television Office, The Harrington School of Communications and Media at the University of Rhode Island, The URI College of Arts & Sciences, The Film Media Program, and the URI Feinstein College of Continuing Education, Roger Williams University and the RWU Film Production Club.
“We made a concerted effort this year to recognize films that are redefining the Horror, Fantasy, and Sci-Fi genres” said Shawn Quirk the Program Director of the Rhode Island International Film Festival, that produces the Horror Festival sidebar. “The fear of the unknown and the inexplicable was palpable throughout this year’s diverse international program. It’s inspiring to see genre films that challenge us and explore new territory from all corners of the globe.”
Despite the threat of Hurricane Sandy, cinephiles and horror enthusiasts alike gathered from across the north east to enjoy everything from the Opening Night Spooktacular at the Bell Street Chapel in Providence to the “Behind the Camera Lens,” which featured Steven Feinberg, the executive director of the RI Film and Television Office, Derek Dubois, a Rhode Island based independent filmmaker, and Ben Bornstein, one of the leading makeup and special effects artists in New England. The forum was held at the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center at Roger Williams University in Bristol.
“From the sold-out HP Lovecraft Walking Tour to the numerous special programming events this Festival offered, we are proud to see that this sidebar to RIIFF has become an anticipated and fun community event.” Quirk added.
Winners of top prizes for the 2012 Festival:
BEST SHORT FILM:
Directed by Ignacio Lasierra, Spain
"She's Lost Control"
Directed by Haritz Zubillaga, Spain
Directed by Peter Hengl, Austria
BEST FEATURE FILM:
Directed by Zam Salim, UK
Directed by Jet Wintzer, USA
Directed by Richard Griffin, USA
H.P. LOVECRAFT AWARD:
“The Thing on the Doorstep”
Directed by Tom Gliserman, USA
Directed by Donna Davies, Canada
BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM:
Directed by Jennifer Phang, USA
BEST FANTASY FILM:
Directed by Bryan Ott, Thailand
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM:
"The Soul Never Sleeps"
Directed by Chris Peters, USA
FILMMAKER DISCOVERY AWARD:
Directed by Dylan Kohler, USA
NEW ENGLAND DISCOVERY AWARD
Directed by Derek Dubois, USA
BEST MAKEUP/SPECIAL EFFECTS
Directed by Rob Himebaugh, USA
The next edition of the Flickers RI International Horror Film Festival will take place October 17-20, 2013.
Sponsors for 2012:
The University of Rhode Island Harrington School of Communications, 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.