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vortex

17th PHANTASMAGORIC SEASON

October 17-23, 2016

Celebrating the Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Genres

 

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• Read the News Release Announcement: click here

Read the HP Lovecraft Walking Tour Release: click here

• Read the Online Program Guide, click here

• Read the Awards News Announcement: click here

 

PLEASE NOTE: THE MAJORITY OF OUR FILMS ARE INTENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES. UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, CHILDREN UNDER 14 WILL NOT BE ADMITTED WITHOUT AN ADULT. PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

 

THE SPECIAL KIDSEYE SCREENINGS DURING THE FESTIVAL FEATURE AGE APPROPRIATE MATERIALS AND WILL BE RATED EITHER G OR PG.

This event is sponsored by Flickers, the Rhode Island International Film Festival, The Rhode Island Film & Television Office, RI PBS, Amtrak, RISCA, Cox Media, Eurochannel, CW28, Diabolique Magazine, Motif, The Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island, The URI College of Arts & Sciences, The Film Media Program, The RISD Museum, the Providence Public Library, the Tiverton Public Library, the Warwick Public Library, the Aurora Club, Providence College, Johnson and Wales University, Roger Williams University and the RWU Film Production Collaborative.


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2016 Fest:

 

H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour

Order Tickets for 10/22 or 10/223

 

 

Day-by-Day

Programming

Film & Event listings and to order tickets, click here

 

SCHED.ORG

Downloadable Calendar Listing

with Film & Events

 

 

Film Descriptions

For an alpha list of films screening during Vortex, click here

 

How to Festival

Quick rules of the road to navigate the Vortex Festival, click here

Downloads

Film Images and the

2016 Vortex Poster

 

Vortex 2016 Award Winners

See the full list of winners for this year's Vortex Festival,

click here

 

 

Behind the Camera Lens

Forum at RWU, 10/21/16 at 3:30 p.m.

 

Singularity of Imagination

Forum at RWU, 10/18/16 at 2:00 p.m.

College Directions:

• Roger Wiliams University, Bristol

 

• University of Rhode Island, Kingston

• Providence College, Providence

 

vortex 2016

Read / Download the Online Program Guide (coming)

Read / Download a Day-to-Day Schedule


THE 2016 FESTIVAL:

FLICKERS’ VORTEX SCI-FI, FANTASY, AND HORROR FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHES ITS 17th GENRE-FILLED YEAR

80 Films, 17 Countries, 7 Running Days, 10 Statewide Locations, Free KidsEye Screenings, Expanded Sci-Fi And Fantasy Programming, Date-Night of Horror, Francophonie Focus, doubleFEATURE showcase on RI PBS, College Connection Screenings, and the Popular H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour

 

A phantasmagoric symphony of international films blasts its way across the big screen as the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) launches its 17th Annual Flickers' VORTEX Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Film Festival, October 17-23rd. In addition to its traditional spooky film fare “Vortex” will showcase a wide-array of Sci-Fi and Fantasy cinema. This year's Festival includes a return of its popular H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour presented in collaboration with the RI Historical Society, free after-school KidsEye Programs, a Date-Night of Horror with a costume competition, the Campus Connections program that brings programming to area Colleges and Universities, and two free Forums that look behind-the-scenes at creating genre films in the Ocean State.

 

The 2016 festival will include screenings in Providence at the Aurora Club, the Providence Public Library, the Rhode Island Historical Society, along with satellite programming at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, the Museum of Work & Culture in Woonsocket, the Tiverton Public Library and Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI and others (see venue list below).

 

The Flickers’ VORTEX Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Film Festival celebrates and showcases imagination and creativity in filmmaking and will include a bevy of World and U.S. Premieres. In all, 80 films have been selected from over 3,000 genre submissions. They represent 17 countries including the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, Germany, Iran, Spain, France, Iceland, South Korea, Poland, 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 genre filmmakers.

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/FivePack15.php.

 

Group Discounts can be arranged by calling the Festival office at 401/861.4445.

 

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Program Highlights for 2016

(TO SEE THE FULL SCHEDULE, CLICK HERE) or the downloable SCHED.ORG

 

DAY ONE:

Monday, October 17th:

 

LOCATION:
University of Rhode Island

Swan Hall, Agnes Doody Auditorium

Upper College Road, Kingston, RI

401. 874-4278

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

 

7:00 P.M.

VORTEX COLLEGE CONNECTION

RIIFF BEST OF FEST SHOWCASE

Special Programming

CELEBRATING THE NEW "HARRINGTON HUB" AT THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

And the next phase for the Harrington School of Communication and Media with films from the Festival Vault.

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DAY TWO:

Tuesday, October 18th:

 

LOCATION:

Roger Williams University

Global Heritage Hall, Room 01

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

 

2:00 P.M.

VORTEX LECTURE SERIES

THE SINGULARITY OF IMAGINATION: A Conversation with...

VORTEX presents a special filmmaker conversation entitled “The Singularity of Imagination.”

 

The afternoon program features Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office.

 

steveSteven Feinberg attended UCLA and the USC Film School. He has sold screenplays and pitches to 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Miramax, Village Roadshow, Columbia-Tri Star, Universal, and more. He co-produced and co-wrote FORTRESS (1993) and co-wrote the sequel’s story, FORTRESS 2. Since April, 2004, when he became the Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office, he has brought to the state $30 million worth of production, including the Showtime series BROTHERHOOD, creating 150 full-time jobs for local crew and hundreds more for actors and extras. www.rifilm.com.

 

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

 

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

 

Eventbrite - THE SINGULARITY OF IMAGINATION: A Conversation with... 

 

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 Cole, Associate Dean Roberta Adams, the RWU Film Production Club, and the RWU Department of Student Programs and Leadership.

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DAY THREE:

Wednesday, October 19th

 

LOCATION:

Aurora Club

Westminster Street

Providence, RI

Tickets: $10

 

7:00 P.M.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SPOOKTACULAR

Flickers Date Night and Costume Competition

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. Additionally, those who come in costume will be eligible for a special drawing of tickets to the Opening Night Gala of the 2017 RIIFF as well as receive half off the ticket price! (However, no double-dipping for couples in costume!)

Mr. Bunny | Bo Yao, Director | 20 min. | China, 2015.

John is an agent who works for God, and he can decide the dead people to go to heaven or hell. One day he receives his long-lost daughter’s corpse. He breaks the rules and wakes her up, after spending one day with her, he sends his daughter up to the heaven.

 

Twenty Forty Three | Eugenie Muggleton, Director | 17 min. | Australia, 2014.

Thirty years after a plague has ravaged by the earth, Jack, disillusioned by the dystopian society he lives in, struggles with his own desires and the ultimate truce made by society - to never touch again.

 

With Your Crooked Heart | Samuel Goodwin, Director | 13 min. | USA, 2014.

An empty house, an alienated daughter, an unseen presence watching. Two parents find themselves alone together as their marriage crumbles.

 

Hello Charles | Hamish Grieve, Director | 7 min. | USA, 2015.

30 year old George gets a visit from his imaginary childhood friend Charles at the lowest point in his life.

 

Amen | Marie-Hélène Viens and Philippe Lupien, Directors | 10 min. | Canada, 2016.

Adam, 11, is a messenger sent by God to spread the Final News. He’ll heal you from your sins and prepare you for the Last Day. Will you be ready when they come? You don't have a lot of time, they’re here : the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen

LOCATION:

Roger Williams University

Global Heritage Hall, Room 01

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

 

7:30 P.M.

VORTEX COLLEGE CONNECTION

A NIGHT AT ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Presented by the RWU Film Production Collaborative

The Eyes | Robbie Bryan, Director | 95 min. | USA, 2016

When six strangers with unspeakable pasts wake up imprisoned in an abandoned warehouse, they discover they are being forced to participate in an evil experiment; Five must die. One can live. And they have two hours to decide amongst themselves who survives. The clock is ticking and if they don’t decide… they all die.

 

The Clockmaker's Dream | Cashell Horgan, Director | 13 min. | Ireland, 2015 In a world of time a Clockmaker tries to create 'true love' before his world stops forever. A tale from a mechanical world. An homage to George Melies.

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DAY FOUR:

Thursday, October 20th

 

LOCATION:

RISD Museum Auditorium

South Main Street, Providence, RI

Tickets: $10.00

 

7:00 P.M.

VORTEX COMMUNITY CONNECTION

PROGRAMMING TO BENEFIT COMMUNITY NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

The Open | Marc Lahore, Director | 103 min. |France, 2016.

Bombs have exploded. War is global. Yet André and Stéphanie won't give up: Roland Garros is their life, the reason why they live -their history. And come what may, they will organize their Open, whatever the cost.

 

Even without rackets, even without balls, by the sheer strength of their faith. They believe in it. So hard that they could even convince Ralph -a guerilla from the the plain- to join them, lay down his weapons, take his racket once more and try his luck in the final: Roland Garros!

 

Three misfits, playing air tennis in the middle of nowhere, strive to dream -even though life is turning into a farce, even though the world is coming to an end.

LOCATION:

Museum of Work & Culture

Main Street, Woonsocket, RI

Tickets: $10.00

 

7:00 P.M.

COCTEAU’S SHADOW

FRENCH LANGUAGE SCI-FI & FANTASY FILMS

The Festival will treat audiences in the Blackstone Valley to an evening of French language short films.

On Flying Water | Dominique Monfery, Director | 2 min. | France, 2015.

This film is a metaphor of life. We see dew drops born at dawn and dying at sunrise. the drops are personalized, a visual metaphor of human and animal's life. they all fight, die, win, etc.

 

The Amazing Rocambol | Nicoloff Loic, Director | 19 min. | France, 2016.

In the mid-19th century, facing an editor who stubbornly refuses to give him a raise, what can young writer Ponson du Terrail do… except sacrifice Rocambole, the hero of his daily serial?

 

Iahmes and the Great Devourer | Claire Sichez and Marine Rivoal, Directors | 14 min. | France, 2016.

Ten-year-old Iâhmès refuses to die. Angry with the gods he rejects their judgment and runs away to his hometown. His journey towards acceptance begins.

 

A Done Deal | Pierre-Marc Drouin and Simon Lamarre-Ledoux, Directors | 10 min. | Canada, 2016. Remy, a hitman for a small-time Montreal mobster, has to kill Fernand, an old associate who talks too much. The plan is simple: invite him for coffee, offer him a ride and shoot him in the alley. Easy! A done deal...

 

Quenottes (Pearlies) | Pascal Thiebaux, Director | 13 min. | France, 2015.

Quenottes (Pearlies) is a story about a little mouse, but not just any mouse. It is THE little mouse, or tooth fairy, of your childhood. The one that brought you your first coin in exchange for the tooth under your pillow. In everybody's mind, the little mouse is a benevolent and generous character... What if it isn't? What if it is actually a neurotic psychopath obsessing about its collection of dental trophies? If a tooth is missing, it simply must be replaced. By any means necessary...

 

Last Door South | Sacha Feiner, Director | 14 min. | France/Belgium, 2015.

A two-headed child who was always bricked up in the family manor, tries to find the end of it.

 

The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul WR | Romain Quirot, Director | 17 min. | France, 2015.

The red moon threatens our existence on earth. Our only hope is the enigmatic Paul WR, the most talented astronaut of its generation. But few hours before the start of the Great mission, Paul disappeared.

LOCATION:

WSBE - RI PBS

Broadcast: Channel 36

CoxCox 08 / 1008HD

Verizon FiOS (RI) 08 / 508HD / (MA) 18 / 518 HD

Full Channel 08 Comcast in Southern MA *Various / 819 HD

DirecTV 36 | DISH Network 36

 

10:00 P.M.

doubleFEATURE

Repeat Episode wth Guest: Mauro Colangelo, film music composer

A new 60 min. weekly series, television magazine “doubleFEATURE,” a showcase for the art of film and the artists who create them.

 

Each week, “doubleFEATURE” presents award-winning short films that have premiered at the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival over the past 20 years. Ranked as one of the top 10 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is also a qualifying festival for the Live Action, Documentary and Animation Short Film Academy Awards through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. It is also a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and Canadian Screen Awards (Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television)-qualifying Festival. There are only 6 film festivals worldwide that share this distinction.

 

Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film and Television, and an accomplished writer/director, will introduce audiences to the filmmakers those who work behind the camera lens through incisive and revealing interviews.

 

“doubleFEATURE” promises a voyage of discovery where viewers learn about the talented artists from Rhode Island and beyond who work in the industry or aspire to create their career. From seasoned professionals, college and high school students, to those whose passion and creativity are their drivers, “doubleFEATURE” shines a spotlight. Writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, talent, costume, set and sound designers, gaffers, grips and production assistants share their inspiration.

 

Showtime: Each Friday on RI PBS, WSBE-36 at 8:00 p.m. with a repeat broadcast on the following Thursday night at 10:00 p.m.

 

Credits: A Flickers Production in collaboration with the RI Film and Television Office and RI PBS. George T. Marshall, Executive Producer; Steven Feinberg, and Shawn Quirk, Producers.

 

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DAY FIVE:

Friday, October 21st

 

LOCATION:

Roger Williams University

Global Heritage Hall, Room 01

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI

 

3:30 P.M.

VORTEX LECTURE SERIES

Presented by the RWU Film Production Collaborative

On Friday afternoon, October 21st, at 3:30 p.m. fantasy, horror and sci-fi film fans will want to be at the Global Heritage Hall, Room 01, Roger Williams University in Bristol. A special industry Conversation, “Behind the Camera Lens” provides audiences with the opportunity to meet one 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, and others 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,” this year will feature guest Eric Latek.

 

ericEric Scott Latek graduated with a BS in Film Concentration, Visual and Media Arts & Mass Communication from Emerson College. The vast knowledge cultivates from Latek's experience in the field of commercial, industrial, documentary and narrative. Eric has personally filmed the stories and lives of over three-dozen people. Eric's philosophy and professional experience has made him become multifaceted in the film industry. Evidence of this wealth of talent and abilities was best exemplified by Filmmaker Magazine's recent recognition of Eric as one of "25 New Faces in Film", worldwide.

 

See some Eric's work on Vimeo (click here)

 

The RWU Film Production Collaborative will host the free event.

 

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

 

Eventbrite - BEHIND THE CAMERA LENS" On the Nature of Genre Film-Making 

 

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 Cole, Associate Dean Roberta Adams, the RWU Film Production Club, and the RWU Department of Student Programs and Leadership.

LOCATION:

WSBE - RI PBS

Broadcast: Channel 36

CoxCox 08 / 1008HD

Verizon FiOS (RI) 08 / 508HD / (MA) 18 / 518 HD

Full Channel 08 Comcast in Southern MA *Various / 819 HD

DirecTV 36 | DISH Network 36

 

8:00 P.M.

doubleFEATURE

New Episode wIth Guest: Marlyn Mason, Part II, actress

A new 60 min. weekly series, television magazine “doubleFEATURE,” a showcase for the art of film and the artists who create them.

 

Each week, “doubleFEATURE” presents award-winning short films that have premiered at the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival over the past 20 years. Ranked as one of the top 10 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is also a qualifying festival for the Live Action, Documentary and Animation Short Film Academy Awards through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. It is also a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and Canadian Screen Awards (Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television)-qualifying Festival. There are only 6 film festivals worldwide that share this distinction.

 

 

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DAY SIX:

Saturday, October 22nd

 

12:00 P.M.

DOUBLE THE LOVECRAFT: WALKING TOUR & FILM SCREENING

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 22nd at 12:00 NOON, and again on Sunday, October 23rd, 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.

 

LOVECRAFT-INSPIRED FILM SCREENINGS

On Saturday, October 22nd, the H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour concludes with a screening of a short film collection inspired by H.P. Lovecraft. This presentation is at the Providence Public Library Theater at 2:00 p.m. (SEE BELOW)

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Location: John Brown House, 52 Power Street, Providence, RI

Time: The tour will take place this year on two days at 12:00 Noon: Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd.

Cost: $19.00; Bring your eTicket with you to the Tour and Screening

Eventbrite - H. P. Lovecraft Walking Tour & Film Screening 

 

LOCATION:

Providence Public Library

150 Empire Street, Providence

ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE ON THE HP LOVECAFT TOUR

 

2:00 P.M.

HP LOVECRAFTIAN SHORT FILMS

Fantasy Shorts

The Signalman | Daniel Augusto, Director | 15 min. | Brazil, 2015.

The film is the first adaptation for the cinema of the short story 'The Signalman', by Charles Dickens , considered one of the most important of the fantastic genre, according to the writer Italo Calvino.

 

Last Door South | Sacha Feiner, Director | 14 min. | France/Belgium, 2015.

A two-headed child who was always bricked up in the family manor, tries to find the end of it.

 

Pyotr495 | Blake Mawson, Director | 15 min. | Canada, 2016. 'Set one evening in present day Moscow, 16 year-old Pyotr is baited by an ultranationalist group known for their violent abductions and anti-gay attacks bolstered by Russia’s LGBT propaganda law, but Pyotr has a dangerous secret his attackers could never have accounted for.'

 

Elle | Vincent Toujas, Director | 20 min. | France, Belgium, 2015.

Maria and Jonathan meet after witnessing a car crash. Despite an instant attraction, Jonathan will have to come to terms with a strange companion who has invaded Maria’s life for too long: “ELLE”.

 

Gryla | Tomas Heidar, Director | 6 min. | Iceland, 2016. A man finds himself mistakenly taken hostage by a troll-size debt collector and driven into the mountains. Things go from bad to considerably worse when a real troll shows up. Fortunately for the man, this particular troll is very particular about what she eats.

 

The Man Who Caught a Mermaid | Kaitlin Tinker, Director | 16 min. | Australia, 2015. An old fisherman captures a mermaid in a world that tells him they don't exist.

LOCATION:

RISD Museum Auditorium

South Main Street, Providence, RI

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

 

5:30 P.M.

FILMMAKER AWARDS CEREMONY & RECEPTION

All are welcome for this free event that includes a salute to the 17th Anniversary of the VORTEX Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Film Festival. The Awards ceremony will be followed by a reception with the filmmakers and attending audience members.

 

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DAY SEVEN:

Sunday, October 23rd

 

12:00 P.M.

DOUBLE THE LOVECRAFT: WALKING TOUR & FILM SCREENING

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 22nd at 12:00 NOON, and again on Sunday, October 23rd, 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.

 

LOVECRAFT-INSPIRED FILM SCREENINGS

On Sunday, October 23rd, the screening will take place at the Providence Public Library Theater, 150 Empire Street, Providence at 2:00 p.m. (SEE BELOW)

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Location: John Brown House, 52 Power Street, Providence, RI

Time: The tour will take place this year on two days at 12:00 Noon: Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd.

Cost: $19.00; Bring your eTicket with you to the Tour and Screening

Eventbrite - H. P. Lovecraft Walking Tour & Film Screening 

 

 

LOCATION:

Providence Public Library

150 Empire Street, Providence

ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE ON THE HP LOVECAFT TOUR

 

2:00 P.M.

HP LOVECRAFTIAN SHORT FILMS

Fantasy Shorts

All These Voices | David Henry Gerson, Director | 15 min. | USA, 2015.

When a young SS soldier encounters an avant-garde theater-troupe of survivors celebrating the end of WWII, he must come to terms with his complicity in their grief.

 

Quenottes (Pearlies) | Pascal Thiebaux, Director | 13 min. | France, 2015.

Quenottes (Pearlies) is a story about a little mouse, but not just any mouse. It is THE little mouse, or tooth fairy, of your childhood. The one that brought you your first coin in exchange for the tooth under your pillow. In everybody's mind, the little mouse is a benevolent and generous character... What if it isn't? What if it is actually a neurotic psychopath obsessing about its collection of dental trophies? If a tooth is missing, it simply must be replaced. By any means necessary...

 

Don’t Mess With The Sharkies | Richard Rabelbauer, Director | 24 min. | Switzerland, 2015.

In the near future. A new, higher developed species called 'Sharkies' has pushed humans to the brink of extinction. Marie and Robert, two of the last few survivors, are on the run from the new rulers of our planet.

 

Monsters | Steve Desmond, Director | 12 min. | USA, 2015.

Jenn lives in an underground bunker, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside…

 

The Uncanny Valley | Federico Heller, Director | 8 min. | Spain, 2015.

In the slums of the future, virtual reality junkies satisfy their violent impulses in online entertainment. An expert player discovers that the line between games and reality is starting to fade away.

 

Iahmes and the Great Devourer | Claire Sichez and Marine Rivoal, Directors | 14 min. | France, 2016.

Ten-year-old Iâhmès refuses to die. Angry with the gods he rejects their judgment and runs away to his hometown. His journey towards acceptance begins.

 

This event is sponsored by Flickers, the Rhode Island International Film Festival, The Rhode Island Film & Television Office, RI PBS, Amtrak, RISCA, Cox Media, Eurochannel, CW28, Diabolique Magazine, Motif, The Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island, The URI College of Arts & Sciences, The Film Media Program, The RISD Museum, the Providence Public Library, the Tiverton Public Library, the Warwick Public Library, the Aurora Club, Providence College, Johnson and Wales University, Roger Williams University and the RWU Film Production Collaborative.


 

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You Can Also Buy your Tickets in Advance with a

RIIFF Festival Five Pack

$40.00 (a $50 value)
tktGood year-round at all RIIFF events except for special openings. Five tickets for the price of four. Can be used during the Main RIIFF in August; the annual Rl lnternational Horror Festival in October, plus any special year-round film series we sponsor.

 

RIIFF Festival Five Packs Make Great Gifts!

Order Today for only $40

 

2016 FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival®. All Rights Reserved.

 

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General Admission for screenings is $10.00 per person. The full downloadable schedule for this year’s Festival can be found at this URL: TBA

 

All proceeds generated by the Flickers' VORTEX Sci-Fi, Fantasy & 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 celebrating its 35th Anniversary, Flickers
, the producers/creator of the
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
5, 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


THEATER/EVENT LOCATIONS WE USE:

 

aurora

Aurora

276 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

401.272.5723

150 seating capacity, www.auroraprovidence.com

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RISD

Metcalf Auditorium

RISD Museum

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

200 capacity, www.risdmuseum.org

Map it:

 

museum

Museum of Work & Culture

42 S. Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895

401.769.9675

100 capacity, www.rihs.org

Map It:

 

PC

Providence College

Smith Center for the Arts. G66

Eaton Street, Providence, RI 02908

401.865.2327

www.providence.edu

Map It:

 

library

Providence Public Library

150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903

401.455.8000

200 capacity, www.provlib.org

Map It:

 

RWU

Roger Williams University

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809

401.455.8000

100 capacity, www.rwu.edu

Map It:

 

2ndStage

Second Stage Studio

1 Angell Road

Cumberland, RI 02864

401-334-4800

Facebook:

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tiverton

Tiverton Public Library

34 Roosevelt Avenue, Tiverton, RI

401.625.6796

75 capacity, www.tivertonlibrary.org

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Swan

University of Rhode Island

Swan Hall, Agnes Doody Auditorium

Upper College Road, Kingston, RI

401. 874-4278

231 capacity, www.uri.edu

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warwick

Warwick Public Library

600 Sandy Lane

Warwick, RI 02889

401.739.5440

www.warwicklibrary.org

 


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 Global Heritage Hall, Room 01 (ground floor, Atrium).

 

• Click here for a downloadable map of the campus and available parking.

 

 

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Sponsors for 2016:

 

RIFilmcoxHarrington

RWU

euroamtrak

URIFRISCA

diabol

 

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 Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival.

 

©2016 Rhode Island International Film Festival®. All Rights Reserved.

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About this event:

 

littleWhy sponsor the RI Horror Film Festival? - click here

 

See full Day to Day Schedule of film screenings • 200620072008 2009 2010 2011 20122013 20142015

 

Read the News Releases 20062007 2008 2009 2010201120122013 • 2014 • 2015

 

2015 VenuesThe Providence Public Library • The Bell Street Chapel Theatre • Roger Williams University • Narragansett Theatre at the Pier • Jamestown Arts Center • The University of Rhode Island, Feinstein Providence Campus (see above for directions) • The University of Rhode Island, Kingston Campus • The RI Historical Society • Tiverton Public Library

 

• Download the Horror Film Festival Poster20072008 2009 20102011 • 2012 • 201320142015

 

Call for Entries to the 2015 Festival - click here

 

Read about the Award Winners 200520062007 20082009 2010 2011 20122013 • 2014 • 2015

 

• See Paul Ruggeri's photos2006 2007 20082009