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October 19-25, 2015

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This event is sponsored by Flickers, the Rhode Island International Film Festival, The Rhode Island Film & Television Office, Amtrak, Hobgoblin Ale, RISCA, Cox Media, Eurochannel, The Harrington School of Communication 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.

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Behind the Camera Lens

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The 2014 Festival Unleashed A Cinematic Symphony Of Horror and Sci-Fi Fantasy From Across The Globe running October 20-26, 2014



A symphony of cinematic horror slashes its way across the big screen as the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) unspools its 15th Annual RI International Horror Film Festival, October 20-26th. In addition to its traditional spooky film fare and the world premiere of “Another World,” the first horror film ever made in Israel, this year's festival includes a return and two-day expansion of its popular H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour presented in collaboration with the RI Historical Society, an expanded focus on Sci-fi and fantasy films, free after-school programs for kids, a Date-Night of Horror with a costume competition, and two Forums that look behind-the-scenes of creating horror films in the Ocean State featuring Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film and Television Office and award-winning writer/director, Chris Sparling.


chambreOur program director is Shawn Quirk. This year he is assisted by Xuan Nguyen, Nick Palermo, Tsutomu Brelsford, Jordan Prescott, Mike Bizzaco, and Sélina Boye


The 2014 festival will include an expanded focus featuring horror, thrillers and sci-fi fantasy programming. Screenings will take place in Providence along with satellite programming in Bristol and Jamestown, RI.


The FLICKERS: RI International Horror Film Festival is an eerie-sistable salute to what is an often-overlooked genre that will include a bevy of World and U.S. Premieres of short, feature-length and documentary films. In all 69 films have been selected from over 600 submissions and, and they represent 19 countries including the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Poland, Spain, Japan, Hungary, Israel, France, Sweden, New Zealand, Brazil, and the United States. Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance, so audience members will have a chance to meet, ask questions, and even network with the next generation of horror-auteurs

General Admission for screenings remains $10.00 per person. Festival 5-packs are available at $40 (good year round and at any RIIFF film event) can be purchased online: http://www.film-festival.org/FivePack14.php. Group Discounts can be arranged by calling the Festival office at 401/861.4445.


The Festival kicks off officially on Monday, October 20th, 3:30 p.m. with an after-school program showcasing sci-fi and fantasy films. Geared for kids of all ages, the free program takes place at the Providence Public Library located on 150 Empire Street in Providence. Films include “The Adventures of Sheriff Kid McLain,” directed by Gui Periera (USA/Brazil); “The Gallant Captain,” directed by Katrina Mathers (Australia); “The Legend of the Flying Tomato,” directed by Sharon Huang, Michael Yates, and Aurry Tan (USA); “Decorations,” directed by Mari Miyazaka (Japan) and “Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story,” directed by Mike Ambs, Paul Foyder, Gino Roy, Whitfield Scheidegger & Greg Shewchuk (USA).


The programming continues on Tuesday afternoon, 3:30 p.m. at the Providence Public Library with the films “Bedtime,” directed by Cooper Justus (USA); “Kharisma,” directed by Shannon Murphy (Australia); “The Magic Ferret,” directed by Alison Parker (Canada); “By Your Side,” directed by Tsuneo Goda (Japan); “Mia,” directed by Wouter Bongaerts (Belgium); “Rabbit and Deer,” directed by Peter Vacz (Hungary); “Robot & Boy,” directed by local filmmakers Dylan and Ethan Itkin (USA); “Silent,” directed by Sarah Hebert (USA).



chrisSOn Tuesday NIght at 6:00 p.m., meet Rhode Island screenwriter and director, Chris Sparling at the Global Heritage Hall, Room 01, Roger Williams University in Bristol in a free forum called “Writing the Horror Film.”


Chris was born and raised in North Providence, Rhode Island. He wrote the 2010 film “Buried” starring Ryan Reynolds, for which he won "Best Original Screenplay" from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, as well as a Spanish Academy Award in the same category. His Black List script, ATM, was produced by Gold Circle Films and released by IFC Films in 2012. Chris's feature directing debut, the supernatural thriller “The Atticus Institute,” will be released in early 2015. His most recent script, “Sea of Trees,” is slated to be released in 2015, starring Matthew McConaughey and directed by Gus Van Sant. He is currently adapting author Jo Nesbo's bestselling crime novel “Blood on Snow” for Warner Brothers and Leonardo DiCaprio. He has also sold TV projects to F/X, Universal Television, and Fox Television.


During an in-depth conversation, Chris will speak about his professional journey, screen his work and share insights into what it takes to succeed in the film industry.


This program is presented by the RWU Film Production Club and is a free event.



lizabethOn Wednesday October 22nd, experience the local legend of Lizzie Borden at Jamestown Arts Center (JAC), located at 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, RI. The Festival will screen “Lizbeth: A Victorian Nightmare,” directed by Ric Rebello and after the presentation host a special examination of the film and its subject, often called one of the most infamous crimes in US history. In what should be a "spirited" discussion, the Q&A. will feature Lee-Ann Wilbur, the owner of the Lizzie Borden House (Bed and Breakfast), and Stefani Khoori Ph.D., the editor of the Literary Hatchet (A Lizzie Borden Magazine).


The evening’s screening will also feature "Fallout," directed by Derek Dubois (USA), "Serpant's Lullaby," directed by Patricia Chica (Canada), and "Feral," directed by Daniel Sousa (USA).


The Providence Underground Film Festival has become a popular sidebar of the annual Rhode Island International Film Festival in August. The sidebar was created to provide a platform for students and micro-budget filmmakers with independent visions. Unlike what are now considered mainstream “independent” film events, the Providence Underground Film Festival is not designed to imitate established market-driven events but instead to focus on the artistic, aesthetic and most uniquely, the educational side of independent filmmaking. The goal of the programming is to be innovative, original; including lowbrow, experimental, avant-garde and cutting-edge films, while providing an experiential foundation for emerging artists and storytellers. It’s motto: “Tell us your story.”



behindOn Thursday morning, October 23rd, at 10:00 a.m. horror and sci-fi film fans will want to be at the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, located at the University Library at Roger Williams University in Bristol, providing audiences with the opportunity to meet some of the movers and shakers in the film, horror and sci-fi production scene. Rhode Island has become known as the Independent state for film. Starting with the foundation provided by the film and media programs at our colleges and universities, and the unique talent base of creative artists who have made their homes here, the Ocean State has built a reputation as a one-stop film studio. Among such notable filmmakers as Wes Anderson, Woody Allen and the Farrelly Brothers, who have made their films within the Ocean State, the independent horror and sci-fi fantasy genre is steadily becoming an industry standard for RI’s film community.


“Behind the Camera Lens,” will be hosted by Steven Feinberg (“Fortress,” “Peter York,” “Pell Grants: A Passion for Education,”) Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office, the man behind the state’s high profile within the industry, and filmmaking professionals who have successfully made careers within the industry: Panelists: Justin White, “Unearthed and Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary,” Jessica Sonneborn and Erik Latek, “Alice D.,” actor/writer, Tom DeNucci of Woodhaven Productions, Shawn Quirk, RIIFF’s Programming Director and Nick Palermo, President of RWU Film Production Club.


This program is presented by the RWU Film Production Club and is a free event.


Please be sure to register in advance as seating is limited.


Eventbrite - Behind the Camera Lens


Support for the Forum has been provided by the Rhode Island Film & Television Office, the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival, the RWU Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences, Dean Robert Eisinger, Associate Dean Roberta Adams, the RWU Film Production Club, and the RWU Department of Student Programs and Leadership.



tinThe annual Horror Festival Thursday Night Spooktacular at the Bell Street Chapel Theatre, 5 Bell Street, Providence, RI. This year, the program will feature a series of critically acclaimed international shorts. The cinematic program includes “The Carriage, Or: Dracula My Mother,” directed by Ben Gordan (Spain); “Figures,” directed by Miklos Kileti (Belgium); “The King and Queen of Halloween” directed by Anna Maguire (United Kingdom); “Sinners,” directed by local filmmaker Derek Dubois (USA); “Tin & Tina,” directed by Rubin Stein (Spain); “Job Interview,” directed by Julia Walter (Germany), and “Detention,” directed by Will Pascoe (Canada).



On Friday, sci-fi fans are in for a treat with two screenings starting off at 6:30 p.m. at the Bell Street Chapel Theatre with films geared for science fiction fans: “Worm Free Society” directed by local filmmaker Raja Samaroo (USA); and “Time Lapse” Directed by Bradley King (USA).


mouseXAt 9:00 p.m. the Bell continues with as package of thrillers including the provocative “Mouse X” directed by Justin Tagg (United Kingdom), “Dough,” directed by Julian Vican (USA), “The Working Dead,” directed by Lee Arter (USA); “Scary Larry,” directed by Greg Ivan Smith (USA); “A Drop of Water,” directed by local filmmaker Daniel F. Lovetere (USA); and “The Landing,” directed by Josh Tanner (Australia).



In true horror-style, the Festival will be “slashing” its prices at the Paff Theatre located at the URI Feinstein Campus, 80 Washington Street, Providence, when it presents a Friday Date Night of Terror.


The night’s line-up will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the terrifying short film “Subterranneo,” directed by Miguel A. Carmona (Spain), about a couple who become witness to a heinous crime. “On/Off,” directed by Julien Renaud (France) takes us to the loneliness and isolation of deep space. Then back to Earth for “Jack Attack,” directed by Antonio and Bryan Padovan (USA), a film guaranteed to make you think twice about pumpkins. The program moves closer to home with the feature film, “Alice D.,” directed by local filmmaker Jessica Sonneborn (USA). The story concerns a haunted brothel, the Davenport House. Famous until the late 1890s, the brothel was abandoned when a young woman named Alice killed herself and now has become a permanent addition to the facility


Since this is a date night event, all couples, (whatever the combination) will receive a special rate of $10.00 (or half off the normal ticket price) for the evening of horrors. Additonally, those who come in costume will be eligible for a special drawing of tickets to the 2015 RIIFF as well as receive half off the ticket price! (However, no double-dipping for couples in costume!)



auseniaSaturday afternoon screenings kick off at the Paff Theatre at 3:30 p.m. with a program of memorable short films entitled “DON’T LOOK UNDER THE BED: Fantasy Tales with a Twist from Across the Globe.” The program includes “My Stuffed Granny,” Directed by Effie Pappa (United Kingdom); the animated “Tea With the Dead,” Directed by Gary Gill (Ireland); “Ausencia,” directed by Max Valverde (Costa Rica); “Mia,” directed by Wouter Bongaerts (Belgium, Netherlands); “The Looking Planet,” directed by Eric Law Anderson (U S A); “Mirage,” directed by Iker (U S A); and “Payada pa' Satan,” directed by Antonio Balseiro and Carlos Balseiro (Argentina).


Later that evening at 7:30 p.m. the Paff Theatre’s spotlight shines full force on legendary horror meister, Stephen King. Two films showcase King’s genius: first up, the short film “Graduation Afternoon” directed by Alex VonHoffman (Australia), a cinematic adaptation of King’s short story by the same name. Then, the Festival premiere of “Unearthed and Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary” a documentary directed by John Campopiano and Justin White (USA), which takes an extensive look at the making of Mary Lambert’s classic take on King’s timeless, “Pet Sematary” (1989). The origins of the film, the stories of surviving cast and crew, memories of the Maine locals who helped make the film, and the legacy the film has established among horror fans and afionados of King's work.


Catch two special blocks of horror at The Bell Street Chapel Theatre, Saturday night. The first program, BLOODY SHORTS OF HORROR I kicks off at 6:30 kicks and features “Cassandra,” directed by Guy Roger Duvart (France/USA); “Black Sugar,” directed by Hank Friedman (USA); “Entity,” directed by Andrew Desmond and Jean Philipe Ferre (France); “Flesh Computer,” directed by Ethan Shaftel (USA); “Naive,” directed by Marie Enthoven (Belgium); “Poussiers,” directed by Daniel Metge (France), and “You, Me and Her,” directed by Sarah Doyle (USA).


The evening of shocks concludes with the 9:00 p.m. screening of BLOODY SHORTS OF HORROR II featuring nighmarish shorts including “It Had to Be Done,” directed by local filmmaker Don Burton (USA); “Carnivory,” directed by Mathias Askelend (United Kingdom); “He Took His Skin Off For Me,” directed by Ben Aston (United Kingdom); “Insane,” directed by Adam O'Brien (Canada); and “Smutne Potwory,” directed by Justnya Tafel (Poland).



The Festival programming closes on Sunday with a bang. The Official Closing Film for this year is the first horror film ever made in Israel. Directed by Eitan Reuven, "Another World" is set in a post-apocalyptic future, where a biological warfare program has gone wrong, leaving only four survivors defending themselves from "the infected" - mindless killers. As they struggle to survive and make sense of what is happening, they find another survivor, intent on revealing the truth. This premiere screening is accompanied by the short, "Starving," directed by Mike De Caro (USA).


Following the screening, the 2014 Horror Festival Awards for Excellence will be announced with a closing reception.



lovecraftThis year, the popular annual H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour hosted in collaboration with the RI Historical Society will be held on two consecutive dates: Saturday, October 25th at 11:00 and again on Sunday, October 26th, at 12:00 Noon.


The life and work of Providence's best-known fantasy and horror author, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, provide the backdrop for this walking tour. Acknowledged genius of occult and horror fiction, Lovecraft's Providence Stories (written between 1924 and 1935) provide the basis for this walk. Lovecraft wrote eloquently, and in great detail, about such landmarks as Prospect Terrace, the First Baptist Church, and the historic homes of Benefit Street. See the site of his former home, as well as the sights mentioned in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Haunter of the Dark, The Shunned House, and The Call of Cthulhu. Lovecraft's own words offer a most amazing literary, historical, and architectural walking tour.


The tour will depart on both days from the John Brown House at 52 Power Street, Providence and lasts 90 minutes.

On Saturday, October 25th at 1:00 p.m., the H.P. Lovecraft tour will conclude with a screening of a collection of short films influenced by H.P. Lovecraft. On Sunday, October 26th, at 2:00 p.m. Both H.P. Lovecraft tour screenings will take place at the Providence Public Library Theatre, 150 Empire Street, Providence.


Tickets are $18 per person, can be purchased online, and include a ticket to the special screenings of the 2014 Horror Festival that were inspired by Lovecraft. The Walking Tour can be purchased in advance by calling the RIIFF offices at 401.861.4445 or ordered directly online at http://www.film-festival.org/HPLovecraft14.php or clicking the link below:


Event Details & Advance Tickets:

Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26, 2014

"H. P. Lovecraft” Walking Tour & Film Screening


LOCATION: Walking Tour Presentation: John Brown House at 52 Power Street

COST: $18.00


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General Admission for screenings is $10.00 per person. The full schedule for this year’s Festival can be found at this URL: http://www.film-festival.org/HorrorCALENDAR14.php


All proceeds generated by the FLICKERS: RI International Horror Film Festival will be dedicated to the Patricia Neal Scholarship Fund that is designed to help area college students pursue studies in the film arts. Since RIIFF is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, you can rest assured that your money will be re-invested back into the community.

Now in its 1
9th year, the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival showcases the artistic efforts of filmmakers and encourages new talent while providing the visibility necessary to launch careers in the industry.

For more information, write RIIFF, P.O. Box 162, Newport, RI 02840. Telephone: 401-861-4445. E-mail: info@film-festival.org.
Our offices are located at 83 Park Street, Suite 1, Providence, RI 02903.

• The RI Horror Fest has been listed among the "Top Horror Fests in the Country"

in the January 2006 Rue Morgue Magazine



Bell Street Chapel Theatre

5 Bell Street, Providence, RI 02909


100 seats downstairs, www.bellstreetchapel.org

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Jamestown Arts Center

18 Valley Street, Jamestown, RI 02835

200 capacity, www.jamestownartcenter.org

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Metcalf Auditorium

RISD Museum

20 N. Main St., Providence, RI, 02903

200 capacity, www.risdmuseum.org

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Paff Theatre, University of Rhode Island, Feinstein Providence Campus

80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903


400 capacity, www.uri.edu/prov

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Providence Public Library

150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903


200 capacity, www.provlib.org

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Roger Williams University

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809


125 capacity, www.rwu.edu

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RWU PARKING INFORMATION: From Providence: Take Routes 136 South or 114 S passing campus on the left. Take a left at the traffic light just before the Mount Hope Bridge, onto Old Ferry Road. Take the first right into the parking lot.


From Newport: Take 114N over the Mount Hope Bridge and take the first right off the bridge onto Old Ferry Road. Take the first right into the parking lot.


Guests should enter through the main entrance at the fountain. they will be able to obtain a guest parking pass. Lot 24a will be blocked off for guests of the festival. Proceed through the main entrance through to the lot 24a on left. This event will take place in the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center.


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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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