You hear the whirl of the camera. You see the flash of the bulb. The crowd starts to buzz. Style and arts converge on Sunday, February 22, 2009, when the Rhode Island International Film Festival presents SHORT AND SWEET! Academy Award Preview Party.
Walk the red carpet past the paparazzi. Celebrate the Oscars with RIIFF, filmmakers, special guests, and film lovers. We'll be screening the nominated films that have hailed from RIIFF, along with some new arrivals that could be next year's nominees.
Here's the skinny on why you should attend: there are over 7,000 film festivals world wide. Of these, only 63 have qualifying status with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. RIIFF is the only film festival in New England with this special status.
This year, three films that had their premieres at the Festival are up for awards. We'll be screening those films! It's an afternoon you won't forget and a great way to kick off this year's Academy Awards. (And, this event won't break the bank--allowing you the chance to actually go and see those award-winning films you didn't see before the Oscar announcements.)
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
"This Way Up" Adam Foulkes, Alan Smith, Directors, United Kingdom. This amazing film had its Festival premiere at RIIFF and won First Prize for Best Animation.
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
"New Boy" Steph Green, Director, Ireland. This poignant and crowd-pleasing film was part of our Opening Night Program and went on to win our First Prize for Best Short.
“Spielzeugland (Toyland)” Jochen Alexander Freydank, Director, Germany. An amazing and original film that was the recipient of our International Discovery Award.
We'll have door prizes from various Downcity merchants, catering by Aspire, music by DJ Madame B. as well as passes for the 13th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival which launches August 4-9, 2009.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Time: 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Peerless Building • MAP IT
235 Westminster Street,
Food, film and refreshments are included
Sponsors for this event include American Trophy, Aspire Restaurant, CW28TV, Design Within Reach, UFO Hefeweizen, Jones Moving and Storage, MergingArts Production, the Providence Phoenix, Shop Downcity, Oop! and the Tazza Caffe.
Don't miss out on RIIFF's "SHORT AND SWEET! Academy Award Preview Party." It's your way of getting real Oscar glitz and at a price you can afford!