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kidseye2013

July 7-11th:

KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp: SOLD OUT!

Now in its 16th Year!

KidsEye™ is a fun yet intensive five-day filmmaking camp for children ages 8-17 presented by FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival™. Over the course of the last 16 years, the camp has expanded, allowing children to learn more about what it takes to make a movie. We strive to incorporate as much hands-on learning as possible, therefore placing our focus primarily on production. KidsEye™ participants step into the roles of screenwriters, actors, directors and crew, and learn the importance of working as a team. To learn more, please click here.

 

Please note that we limited the number of campers to 50 insuring the best possible experience and student to teacher ratio.

 

Thanks to Rule Boston Camera, the University of Rhode Island and the Harrington School of Communications for their ongoing support!

 

The Next Summer Filmmaking Camp Dates: July 7-11, 2014
Our Location: Kingston, RI
2014 Cost: $395

 

June 21st:

"YOU BE THE JUDGE"

FRENCH SHORT MOVIE FESTIVAL

judgeFlickers is excited to announce a very special French edition of our popular "You Be The Judge" program which will hosted at the Alliance Francaise de Providence, 928 Smith Street, Providence, RI Our team has put together an amazing package of French films that have been submitted this summer to the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Not only will viewers be able to get a sneak peak at what "may" screen this summer, but also a cinematic view of the sights and sounds of France. This popular program allows those attending to help the Flickers team choose which films will play the August Festival. And it's FREE! To learn more, click here.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Date: Saturday June 21, 2014

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Alliance Française de Providence 928 Smith Street - Providence, RI 02908

Contact: (401) 272-6243 for more information.

Cost: Donation suggested.

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June 19th

JAC Third Thursday Encore Film Series

Cultural Collection

Join us for a special monthly series from the Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival that presents some of the best films screened during the 2013 festival. This month we rediscover an amazing and powerful program of short films that were screened at RIIFF last August. As always, the JAC program this month is one not to miss!

 

A Better Place Than This (24 min.) Directed by Daniel Grove. From Australia/Singapore/USA. A lonely Singaporean death row guard tries to help a young Australian convicted of drug trafficking accept her fate. Inspired by the true life figure Darshan Singh, Singapore's chief executioner. More info: www.facebook.com/betterplacethanthis

 

Late Spring (15 min.) Directed by Zachary Kerschberg. From Tunisia/USA. Mahmoud, a petty clerk in a police station, must suddenly choose sides when a tortured prisoner asks him for help. More info: www.windmillsandgiants.com

 

Little Kyota Neon Hood (20 min.) Directed by Satsuki Okawa. From Japan. A Japanese boy with a neon protective hood finds comfort in a post disaster country by befriending a foreigner who returns to the town he once fled. More info: www.facebook.com/littlekyota

 

No Tiene Gracia (Not Funny) (15 min.) Directed by Carlos Violade. From Spain. Manolo and Marie are in love and live together. Manolo likes to play practical jokes, and Maria has a lot of patience and a good sense of humor. However, Manolo doesn't quite realize the importance of considering the consequences of his jokes.

 

Son Indochine (9 min.) Directed by Bruno Collett. From Vietman. Animated. An older Vietnamese man recalls memories of the American war. A grand prize best animation winner of the 2013 RIIFF.

Location: Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $10.00 • Tickets available at the door • www.jamestownartcenter.org

June 14-15th

THE AMERICAN WEST AND THE WESTERN FILM GENRE

westernWe are very pleased to partner with the Harrington School of Communication and Media to support a weekend seminar on teaching the Western film. The event is being held in collaboration with the Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by Martin Scorsese in 1990 that preserves and showcases motion picture history.

 

The Story of Movies, created by the Film Foundation, is a free curriculum and innovative set of teaching resources that helps students appreciate film as an artistic and cultural medium. It’s got a great focus on visual and media literacy – these are fundamental skills that are relevant to students of all ages. Watch this 6 minute video to learn more about the curriculum.

 

To register: http://harrington.uri.edu/event/the-story-of-movies/

 

Who is the Target Audience for this event?

 

Anyone who loves movie Westerns will enjoy this program. The program has been specifically designed by the Film Foundation for educators and teacher-librarians in Grades 5 – 12 with an interest in English and History, who will find this a valuable professional development experience that gives you the knowledge, texts and tools needed to incorporate engaging and meaningful media literacy activities into the curriculum. The program is also ideal for anyone with an interest in learning more about the Western genre or about best practices in film education. This event features several film screenings offering an engaging co-curricular learning experience for undergraduate students enrolled in a Summer course.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Date: Saturday-Sunday, June 14-15, 2014

Time:

Locations: URI Kingston Campus, Swan Hall

Cost: This is a free event!

PARKING: No pass required in the Briar Lane lot. The gate off of Briar Lane between the URI Police and Kingston pizza will be open.

 

• DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM GUIDE

June 13-14th

SECRET CINEMA

FLICKERS: Providence LGBTQ Film Festival Preview

roleA celebration of the Best of LGBTQ Shorts; plus a sneak peak of a major new film

Films made by, for and about the LGBTQ community take the spotlight in a special celebration preview through a unique partnership among FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival, Equity Action, the Bell Street Chapel & The Vets. The preview will feature cutting edge shorts and a sneak peak of a major new film. This year the LGBTQ festival during RIIFF in August is screening over 40 films from across the globe on an array of topics that touch everything from relationships, gay marriage to military policy. To read more about the event, click here...

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Date: Friday -Saturday, June 13-14, 2014

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Locations:

• The Vets, Black Box Theatre, 83 Park Stret, Providence, RI

• The Bell Street Chapel Theatre, 5 Bell Street, Providence, RI

Cost: $10 donation; $8 for RIIFF CinemaRI members. Tickets available at the door.

Contact 401-861-4445 for more information.

May 17th

giveME5GIVE ME 5: RI Teen Film Festival

The Rhode Island Film and Television Office, in conjunction with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Education Program, the Rhode Island Film and TV Office, the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival, the RI Film Collaborative, the RI Arts Learning Network, and the Harrington School of Communications and Media, announces the fourth annual "Give Me Five" youth film showcase on Saturday, May 17th, 2014.

 

The Call for Entries Application deadline is Monday, April 28th at 5:00 p.m. It can be downloaded by clicking here.

 

Teen filmmakers from around Rhode Island will showcase and discuss their 5-minute(or less) films, and receive feedback from a professional panel. Last year, featured films were selected from students at: Beacon Charter School (Woonsocket), Bishop Hendricken High School (Warwick), Everett Company (Providence), LaSalle Academy (Providence), Metropolitan Career & Technical Center (Providence), Portsmouth High School, Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts (Providence), and Westerly High School.

 

This year's discussion panel will include Steven Feinberg (Director of the RI Film and Television Office in the Rhode Island Department of Administration); and others TBA

Location: Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence

Time: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

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dotty

May 15th

JAC Third Thursday Encore Film Series

Shorts With a Twist

Join us for a special monthly series from the Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival that presents some of the best films screened during the 2013 festival. This month we rediscover an amazing and powerful program of short films that were screened at RIIFF last August. As always, the JAC program this month is one not to miss!

 

Dji. Death Fails (4 minutes) Directed by Dmitri Voloshin. From Moldova. Animated. Dji is an unlucky death messenger who encounters multiple obstacles when trying to take the soul of a dying man. More info: www.simpals.com

 

The Discontentment of Ed Telfair (18 min.) Directed by Daniel Campbell. Ed Telfair lives a mundane, simple life, dealing calmly with the insecurities of life until he decides to take matters into his own hands.

 

Dotty (11 min.) Directed by Mick Andrews. A 2013 RIIFF opening night selection and first place Best Comedy Short winner. From New Zealand. A stubborn old lady struggles to send a text message to her daughter, and is helped by kind younger woman. More info: www.woodyshortfilm.com

 

Green Acres (6 min.) Directed by James Beck. Animated. A parched tortoise wanders through a vast desert and arrives at an oasis that does not welcome trespassers. Somehow he must breach security to survive. More info: www.greenacres-themovie.com

 

La Hora Senalada (High Noon) (18 m.) Directed by Ivan Mazza. Two boys are taunted into a noontime fight by the chanting of their classmates. As the clock ticks closer to noon, young Figueroa’s fears increase as he grapples between fight or flight options.

 

Le Chevreuil (The Deer) (7 min.) Directed by Remi St-Michel. From Canada. A completely irresponsible brother is caught in a situation that will be difficult to get out of. More info: www.travellingdistribution.com

 

Look Up! (1 m.) Directed by Chad Strawderman. A super short comedic look at the dangers of our distractive new technologies. More info: www.strawderman.com

 

No Comment (4 min.) Directed by Alexandra Naoum. From France. A young woman has two different encounters in a Paris park and comes to a surprise revelation. More info: www.alexandranaoum.com/no-comment

 

Snack Attack (5 min.) Directed by Andrew Cadelago. From USA and Canada. An older woman waiting for the train to arrive is increasingly annoyed by a young punk who is helping himself to her package of cookies.

Location: Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $10.00 • Tickets available at the door • www.jamestownartcenter.org

Breaking News & Updates...

 

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At this year's smash hit event on Sunday, March 2nd, the Red Carpet Experience: Providence, thrilled attendees at the sell-out event learned first-had who were the winners of 86th Academy Awards.

 

Two films with Rhode Island connections won the coveted Oscar®:

 

“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed (Documentary Short), won Best Documentary Short; which was screened at RIIFF.

 

Additionally, Rhode Island's own Jennifer Lee won for Best Animated Film, Disney's "Frozen." (The film also picked up a "Best Original Song" Oscar® for "Let It Go."

 

Our sincere congratulations to all the winners. What an evening and what memories!

 

Jac

April 17th

JAC Third Thursday Encore Film Series

UNIQUE VIEWS: Films that Provoke

Join us for a special monthly series from the Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival that presents some of the best films screened during the 2013 festival. This month we rediscover an amazing and powerful program of short films that were screened at RIIFF last August. As always, the JAC program this month is one not to miss!

 

The Bicycle (7 minutes) Directed by Adam Neustadter and Chris McCoy. An old abandoned bicycle learns to love again after numerous mishaps.

 

The Big Leap (15 min.) Directed by Kristoffer Rus. From Poland & Sweden. Three people meet at the top of a skyscraper with the same intention due to a major financial crisis. The three realize they each have a different conviction about the afterlife: a believer, an atheist and an uncertain agnostic. The only way to find out who’s right is to take the big leap. More info: www.bigleapmovie.com

 

deathDood van een Schaduw (Death of a Shadow) (20 min.) Directed by Tom Van Avermaet. From Belgium & France. A strange collector has imprisoned the shadow of Nathan, a soldier who died during World War I. When he is given the chance for a second life, it is his love of Sarah that guides him though what he finds will push him to a difficult decision with consequences attached. ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE. More info: www.deathofashadow.com

 

La Noche Anuncia la Aurora (Night Announces the Dawn) (23 min.) Directed by Gerard Uzcategui. From Venezuela. Grand prize Best Cinematography winner at the 2013 RIIFF. On the delta of the Catatumbo river a woman faces the death of her husband coexisting with her thoughts, her dreams, her fears, her desires, and her memories until she decides to seek the unknown. A visually stunning journey into another realm. More info: www.gerarduzcategui.com/aurora

 

Rescue (6 min.) Directed by Po Chou Chi. Animated. From USA & Taiwan. A group of scientist race against the clock as they undertake a special rescue mission.

 

Woody (10 min.) Directed by Stuart Bowen. From Australia. Stop motion animation. A wooden figure dreams of playing the piano but only has paddles for hands. More info: www.woodyshortfilm.com

Location: Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $10.00 • Tickets available at the door • www.jamestownartcenter.org

RovingEye2011

April 6-13th

Ninth Annual Roving Eye Film Festival

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is proud to present its ninth annual Roving Eye International Film Festival™. The popular and acclaimed festival celebrates the film arts from across the globe. All programming is curated by RWU students from current entries to RIIFF. Along with shorts and documentaries, this year's Festival will feature guest speakers and panels, plus animation, Latin-American, Asian and student film sidebars. All screenings, unless otherwise noted, will be free and open to the public . Screenings will take place at the Global Heritage Hall and the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center on the campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI.

Location:, Roger Williams University, Bristol, Hosted by the RWU Film Production Club

Time: Will vary by day

Cost: Free Event

www.rwu.edu

2014 Roving Eye Festival Schedule
2014 News Releases A B
Bios of Festival Organizers
How To Get to RWU Download Map
Download the 2014 Poster
Roving Eye Mobile App.

 

edgeWelcome to the official mobile app for The Rhode Island International Film Festival! This app is a joint development of EDGE Media Network and The Rhode Island International Film Festival; it's designed to be a comprehensive guide to the annual festival each year in Providence, RI, including events, photos, film screenings and interactive features.

 

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. Enter the campus via the front gate passing Campus Security.

 

From Newport: Take 114N over the Mount Hope Bridge and take the first right off the bridge onto Old Ferry Road. Enter the campus via the front gate passing Campus Security.

 

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. Events will take place in the Marine and Natural Bldg., Global Heritage Hall and the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center.

 

Look for signage noting "Event Parking."

 

story day

April 11th

Story Day 2014: Moving Images

A RIIFF Partnership and Roving Eye Festival Collaboration

Images have been used to tell stories since long before the written word. Cave artists provide the first evidence of prehistoric storytelling. Today, images continue to inform, inspire, challenge and shape public understanding, whether they are in print, or shown on film, or streamed on the Internet.

 

Story Day 2014 will examine moving images - animation, feature documentary and television, as well as short documentary and video. In addition to interactive panels with accomplished storytellers, Story Day 2014 will also feature the presentation of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square to Emmy-winning screenwriter, producer, and actor Danny Strong, whose screenwriting credits include Recount, Game Change, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, and Mockingjay, the two-part Hunger Games finale, set for release later this year and in 2015.

Location: The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Salve Regina University, Newport

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Cost: Free for High School and College Students / $25 all others • Registration and full program (click here)

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tournee

March 30th - April 3rd

Tournées French Film Festival

tourneesHeld on the Campus of Roger Williams University

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) and Roger Williams University (RWU) are proud to collaborate in the presentation of the Annual RWU Tournées French Film Festival. The Festival will take place over a five-day period, March 30-April 3rd and will be free to the general public and campus community. The campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI will serve as the host location for the Festival. (To learn more, click here)

 

The Tournées French Film Festival will present six new important French feature films, (all with English subtitles), along with a selection of shorts films that FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival will premiere from its partnership with UNIIFRANCE that will precede each feature.

 

Sunday, March 30th

1:00 p.m. Mary Tefft White Cultural Center (RWU Library)

LE CHAT DU RABBIN (THE RABBI’S CAT)

Wryly philosophical, beautifully drawn, and meticulously detailed, this animated film based on co-director Joann Sfar’s popular comic-book series takes place during the ‘20s and ’30s in Algiers, where said cat is preparing for his bar mitzvah. Having previously devoured his master’s parrot, the remarkable, if hairless and giant-eared, feline at the center of the film now has the power of speech, which he uses, as a devout soul should, to constantly question and probe his faith during his and his master’s voyage to Ethiopia.

 

2:30 p.m. Mary Tefft White Cultural Center (RWU Library)

ALIYAH

Living in a gritty section of Paris, hashish dealer Alex Raphaelson has hopes of starting over by helping a cousin open up a restaurant in Tel Aviv. In between Hebrew lessons and drained of money by his needy, manipulative older brother, Alex begins selling harder drugs to pay for the trip, and finds himself at the mercy of extremely dangerous hands. Elie Wajeman’s striking debut film lays bare the onerous pull of family ties while intelligently questioning whether, in relocating thousands of miles away, we can ever really escape ourselves

 

Monday, March 31st

6:00 p.m. Mary Tefft White Cultural Center (RWU Library)

AMOUR

A staggering, profound examination of love, Michael Haneke’s compassionate film centers on Georges and Anne, long-married octogenarians and retired music teachers who still take great delight in each other. As Anne grows increasingly debilitated both mentally and physically, however, their bonds will be tested. In depicting the struggle to maintain dignity during the unremitting cruelties of aging, Amour brilliantly discusses the greatest crucible of life’s final chapter: figuring out how to best honor the past.

 

Tuesday, April 1st

6:00 p.m. Mary Tefft White Cultural Center (RWU Library)

MONSIEUR LAZHAR

Writer-director Philippe Falardeau’s unforgettable movie, based on a one-person play by Evelyne de la Chenelière, explores the intricate process by which M. Lazhar earns the respect and trust of his pupils; some, the children of immigrants or, like this devoted instructor, recent arrivals to Quebec. As the reasons for M. Lazhar’s immigration to Canada from Algeria are made clear, so, too is his rather unconventional method for applying for the teaching position. Monsieur Lazhar is that rarest of movies about education, one that avoids clichés and sentimentality, favoring instead honesty and clear-eyed compassion.

 

Wedneday, April 2nd

5:00 p.m. Global Heritage Hall, GH 01

COCO AVANT CHANEL (COCO BEFORE CHANEL)

Anne Fontaine’s thoughtful exploration of the pre-fame life of the world’s greatest fashion designer focuses on Coco Chanel during the Belle Epoque. The film opens in 1893 with a powerfully grim scene of 10-year-old Coco and her sister unceremoniously dumped at an orphanage and ends around World War I, a few years before the Chanel empire is launched.

 

7:00 p.m. Global Heritage Hall, GH 01

THE ARTIST

A delightful homage to silent-era Hollywood, Michel Hazanavicius’s mostly silent film, opens in 1927, when preening matinee idol George Valentin, is still the top draw at Kinograph Studios. George acts as a mentor to Peppy Miller, a chorus girl with big ambitions. The Artist tracks both Peppy’s ascent (through amusing montage) and George’s decline as he refuses to acknowledge synchronized-sound as more than a passing fad.

Location:, Roger Williams University, Bristol, Hosted by the RWU Film Production Club

Two locations: March 30-April 1, The Mary Tefft White Cultural Center at the RWU Library; April 2nd: Global Heritage Hall, GH01

Time: Vary (see above)

Cost: Free Event • Tickets available at the door • www.rwu.edu

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. Enter the campus via the front gate passing Campus Security.

 

From Newport: Take 114N over the Mount Hope Bridge and take the first right off the bridge onto Old Ferry Road. Enter the campus via the front gate passing Campus Security.

 

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. Events will take place in the Global Heritage Hall and the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center.

 

Look for signage noting "Event Parking."

March 6, 13, 20 and 27th

"le moi de francophonie"

The Consulates of France, Haiti, Switzerland/swissnex Boston, the Quebec Government Office and the French Cultural Center Boston, are pleased to present "le moi de francophonie" a series of French speaking films (with English subtitles) celebrating the Month of French Cultures 2014.
* Each feature selection will be preceded by a short film curated by Flickers.

 

francophonieThis Year's Programming:

 

March 6th

Everyone Says I Love You* | Little Lion

Presented by Consulate General of France, Boston

 

March 13th

The Night of the Bear | Longwave
Presented by swissnex Boston

 

March 20th

Chef de Meute (Herd Leader)* | Sarah Prefers to Run
Presented by The Quebec Delegation, Boston

 

March 27th

Son Indochine* | Haiti, Terre de feu
Presented by Consulate General of Haiti, Boston

Location: Coolidge Corner Cinema, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline MA 02446

Contact: (617) 734-2501 website directions

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $10.25 Adult /$8.25 Senior • Tickets available at the door and online

Download the 2014 Poster

 

March 25th

"You Be The Judge Night" at the Jewish Alliance

Help us Create this Year's "Providence Jewish Film Festival"

Special Partnership Screening with the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island

Every year the Festival receives thousands of film submissions. Last year, just over 5,000 films were entered in and out of competition to RIIFF. Of these entries, several hundred deal with themes of interest to the Jewish community. How do we select those titles that screen the Festival and sidebars during the year? Come to the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island and find out. At our "You Be The Judge" Nights, attendees see the latest work we've received and have a voice in shaping our selections. It's great fun, an evening of discovery and introduces you to a great community of folks who love films!

Location: Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, 401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Free Event • Tickets available at the door • www.jewishallianceri.org

March 22nd

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FRANCOPHONIE: Rhode Island

La Francofête est l’occasion de célébrer la langue française dans toute la francophonie.

What better way to the celebrate the successful conclusion celebrating a month of Francophonie than with a memorable gourmet meal, unforgettable entertainment by Magnolia and, of course, amazing people. Francofête is presented by Alliance Française de Providence and the League of Francophone Organizations of RI (of which Flickers/RIIFF is a member).

Location: Providence Art Club, 11 Thomas Street, Providence, RI,

Time: 8:00 p.m. For Reservations call 401-272-6243 or contact@afprovidence.org

Cost: $45.00 per person • Cash bar

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boston

March 22nd

Boston Student Film Fest

bostonWe are very pleased to support this wonderful Festival and the amazing young filmmakers it has discovered. BSFF Screening and Awards Party. Watch the films of BSFF 14 and see who wins Best of the Fest!

 

The Boston Student Film Fest is produced by the Boston Student Arts Network (BSAN) and showcases the talented works of New England students. The Fest fills a void in a community where thousands of students reside and produce spectacular work.

 

bostonTheir inaugural online event in 2012 proved to be very successful and attracted thousands of visits from students and the public. That year, BSFF showcased 12 films in a variety of genres on their website over a 3 week span. Throughout this period, viewers voted on their favorites for audience awards and the jury of Boston-area film professionals provided their feedback for Best of the Fest awards. From this Fest, many of the filmmakers went on to showcase their films in Film Festivals around the country.

 

bostonJoin BSFF for the signature screening of the Boston Student Film Fest 2014 featuring the top student films of the year. Celebrate alongside asipiring filmmakers as they see their films screened for the public for the first time. Also, learn about their process and inspiration in an exclusive Q&A. All screening ticket purchases include admission to Awards Party immediately following the screening.

 

Screening: 6:30 pm Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Emerson College, 559 Washington St, Boston, MA. Cost: $10 / $5.00 student discount. Order Tickets Here.

 

Awards Party to follow at Courtyard Boston Downtown. Ticket Required.

 

Boston Student Film Fest, 92 Saint Botolph Street, Boston, MA 02116 USA • Website

 

March 20th - 23rd

IFFBIRISH FILM FESTIVAL, BOSTON

A RIIFF Partnership We Want to Share and Promote

Boston Irish Film Festival Productions, a non-profit entity with 501(c) 3 status, was set up in 1999 to celebrate and promote global Irish cinema. The festival quickly became the largest event of its kind outside Ireland. It provides exhibition, distribution, and educational opportunities for filmmakers; honors their work with awards; and produces original documentaries on contemporary Irish cinema.

 

In 2003, the festival inaugurated the annual IFFB Awards, offering filmmakers awards in four categories: Best Film Best Documentary Best Short Fiction/Animation Director’s Choice. The IFFB Awards also include the annual Excellence Award, which honors those filmmakers whose work brings the very best of Ireland and the Irish to audiences around the world.

 

This year's festival will showcase an award-winning lineup of over thirty Irish feature films, shorts and documentaries. You don't want to miss this unique opportunity to experience the very best of contemporary Irish cinema. Tickets on sale now.

 

To learn more, order tickets and book your Irish Film Festival Experience, please go to www.irishfilmfestival.com

 

glbttwojims

March 22-23rd

The 21st Original GLBT Expo

The GLBT Expo Video Lounge produced annually by the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (http://www.film-festival.org) and the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (http://www.liglff.org) is a great way to be introduced to the art and artists who reflect the modern LGBTQ experience. Each year, the Festivals bring together a unique team of collaborators who help curate the Lounge, making for an entertaining and enlightening afternoon. From cutting edge new work, filmmaker interviews, live musical performances, comedy, dance and even a “You Be the Judge” program where you can select the films that will play at the Festivals, the Video Lounge has become an entertainment mainstay of the Expo.

 

Stephen Flynn and James Stewart of Long Island and George T. Marshall of Rhode Island have shared a long history of friendship and collaboration. They have been able to draw in the exceptional talents of Ryan Janek Wolowski (MTV), Neal Bennington (Broadway Pride), Tym Moss and Appolonia Cruz, making for two days of non-stop entertainment. Add to the mix the cinematic vision of emerging visual artists, and it becomes easy to understand the popularity of the Lounge for those attending the Expo.

 

This year RIIFF will be raffling a travel package to the City of Providence (lodging, meals and entertainment) courtesy of our friends at the Providence Warwick Convention and Visitor's Bureau; Gift Certificates to business in the city of Newport, courtesy of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce; and RIIFF Opening Night VIP Passes good for August 5th!

 

The Video Lounge is a great place to network, discover new work, learn about the industry and ultimately support emerging new LGBTQ talent. Last year, the lounge was packed on both days during the Expo -- an event which draws over 27,000 attendees. Don’t miss it this year.

 

The event takes place at the Jacob Javits Center, W. 38th & 11th Avenue, NYC. Click here for a link to learn about the Expo.

 

JAC March

March 20th

JAC Third Thursday Encore Film Series

Shorts from Ireland

Join us for a special monthly series from the Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival that presents some of the best films screened during the 2013 festival. This month we rediscover an amazing and powerful program of short films that were screened at RIIFF last August. As always, the JAC program this month is one not to miss!

 

Irish Folk Furniture (8 minutes) Directed by Tony Donoghue. From Ireland. Shown at the 2013 Sundance, RIIFF, and Manhattan Short Film festivals. How does one give furniture an anthropomorphic make over? Through this innovative stop motion animated look at the repair and recycling of old Irish furniture and the individuals who oversee their transformation. Shot entirely with natural light.

 

Lambing Season (15 min.) Directed by Jeannie Donohue. From USA & Ireland. A 1st place Alternative Spirit prizewinner at the 2013 RIIFF. A young American woman, Bridget, travels to the Irish countryside to track down her long-lost father while posing as a stranger. When things do not go according to her convoluted plan, Bridget and her father are surprised to learn they have more in common than they imagined. More info: www.facebook.com/LambingSeason

 

Who is Dervla Murphy? (64 min.) Directed by Garret Daly. Documentary. The extraordinary life the Irish maverick Dervla Murphy, who has become Ireland’s foremost and most prolific travel writer. Defying convention on numerous fronts, Dervla traveled the world as a single woman alone in far off lands and became a single mother by choice in 1960s Ireland. She struck out on her own to bicycle around India culminating in her first book in 1965: Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle and has never stopped traveling or writing. The hardships of her youth supplied her with imperviousness to cold and discomfort that has served her well on her journeys around the world and supplied her with the ability to overcome life-threatening situations. At home in Lismore, Ireland she continues to amaze at age 82. More info: www.mixedbagmedia.com

Location: Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $10.00 • Tickets available at the door • www.jamestownartcenter.org

March 18th

ncccFlickers at the Newport County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

Join us at this wonderful outreach event at the Hyatt Regency on Goat Island in Newport Harbor. We will be introducing this year's new poster design and have our graphics team, led by Michael J. Chevalier, onboard to share some of their work. We will be giving away passes to this year's Festival and even offer a raffle prize of a full Festival Pass. The time for the Expo is 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. EXPO 2014 showcases all that Newport County and the East Bay businesses have to offer. There will be hundreds of fabulous door prizes, plus free samples and souvenirs and live music. Over 100 businesses will be featuring products and services available throughout Newport County and the East Bay. Take advantage of Hassle Free parking and use the Viking Trolley from the FREE parking are at the Gateway Center. The Trolley will run every 15 minutes.

Location: Newport Hyatt Regency Hotel & Spa, Goat Island, Newport

Time: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Donation: $3.00 • FREE to Chamber members and their employees. Tickets available at the door.

March 8-9th

Flickers' Cine Québec Film Festival

ct=yrIn an ongoing partnership -- Délégation of Québec in Boston, Flickers: RI International Film Festival, Alliance Française de Providence and the Museum of Work & Culture -- presents "Cine Quebec," a short series of film with English subtitles, curated and introduced by RIIFF's Program Director, Shawn Quirk.

 

Saturday, March 8th:

Cocktail Reception followed by the presentation of several Québécois short films with English subtitles.

Location: Museum of Work in Culture, Market Square, Woonsocket, RI

Contact: (401) 769-6925 website directions

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Donation: $10.00 • Tickets are on sale at the Museum and at the Alliance Française contact@afprovidence.org • 401-272-6243 • Tickets are also available at the door.

Sunday, March 9th:

Presentation of a Québécois (2013) Feature Film: Louis Cyr: L’homme le plus fort du monde.

French with English subtitles.

 

cyrSynopsis: Lowell, Massachusetts, en 1878. Louis Cyr, un Québécois d'origine doté d'une force physique exceptionnelle, part en tournée dans les provinces maritimes et au Québec, accompagné de sa future femme, Mélina Comptois. Le spectacle de l'homme fort devient une attraction courue partout où il est présenté. Cependant, Cyr est floué par son producteur et il perd tous ses gains, destinés en grande partie à sa famille, qui vit pauvrement à Lowell. Loin de se laisser démonter, il se rend à Montréal pour y tenter sa chance et présenter ses propres numéros, dont il assure lui-même la production avec Mélina, enceinte depuis peu. Aidé d'Horace Barré, son bras droit et grand ami, il prouvera au cours des années dans des représentations en Amérique du Nord et à Londres qu'il est l'homme le plus fort du monde. Acteur(s) : Antoine Bertrand, Gilbert Sicotte, Rose-Maïté Erkoreka. Réalisateur(s) : Daniel Roby

Location: Museum of Work in Culture, Market Square, Woonsocket, RI

Contact: (401) 769-6925 website directions

Time: 1:30 p.m.

This is a Free Event • Reservations suggested 401-769-9675

March 9th

RIIFF Alumni Screening & Filmmaker Q&A

"THE DHAMMA BROTHERS" with Jenny Phillips

dhammaIn 2007, we held the North American Premiere for a documentary film that still continues to resonate and impact the public debate on a very timely and significant issue:

 

An overcrowded maximum-security prison, the end of the line in Alabama’s prison system, is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program. Behind high security towers and a double row of barbed wire and electrical fence dwells a host of convicts who may never again know life in the outside world. But for some of these men, a spark is ignited when it becomes the first maximum-security prison in North America to hold an extended Vipassana retreat, an emotionally and physically demanding program of silent meditation lasting ten days. The Dhamma Brothers tells a dramatic tale of human potential and transformation as it closely follows and documents the stories of the prison inmates at Donaldson Correctional Facility as they enter into this arduous and intensive program. This film has the power to dismantle stereotypes about men behind prison bars. In the words of Sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking), “it gives you hope for the human race.”

 

The film will be presented as part of a 6-week program on "Mindfulness" and feature an introduction and Q&A with Jenny Phillips the Producer/Director. For more about the film, please check out their website: www.dhammabrothers.com

Location: Amicable Congregational Church, 3736 Main Road Tiverton, RI 02878

Contact: (401) 624-4611 website directions & contact

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Tickets: This is a free event • Tickets available at the door


March 7th

Flickers' Rhode Island Irish Film Feis

CeilidheClubIn a new collaboration, the Rhode Island International Film Festival and the Ceilidhe Club are proud to host the first Rhode Island Irish Film Feis. Starting at 7PM, the Feis will highlight several shorts and one feature of hand-picked current Irish films.

 

"The Irish Ceilidhe Club of RI has a long and proud history of supporting activities that advance the awareness of Irish culture and history within our community. We are delighted to have an opportunity to collaborate with the Rhode Island International Film Festival and welcome members of the public to the Club to enjoy great contemporary Irish films and to participate in this exciting event, " noted Club President Wayne Kezirian.

Location: Irish Ceilidhe Club of Rhode Island, 50 America Street Cranston, RI 02920

Contact: (401) 944-3233 • info@irishclubri.org website directions

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Donation: $10.00 • Tickets available at the door; members discount available • Cash bar

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Sunday, March 2nd

Flickers Hosts the Red Carpet Experience: Providence

Celebrate the 86th Academy Awards in style at The Vets, Providence

The Red Carpet Experience: Providence is a signature event benefiting the Rhode Island International Film Festival (formerly Oscar Experience and Oscar Night America) for the past 5 years. Guests feel like stars and experience the red carpet, paparazzi, Producer's Circle and Dream Maker Award winners, champagne, gourmet food, speciality drinks -- this year saluting Disney's "Frozen" -- swag bags, silent auction, movie theater tickets and more. The evening kicks off at 6:00 p.m.

 

There is even a pair of homegrown rooting interests this year. Rhode Island’s Jennifer Lee is the writer/co-director of “Frozen,” nominated as best animated film, and RIIFF alum, Daniel Sousa, a professor at Rhode Island School of Design, and Dan Golden, a RISD grad, earned a nomination for “Feral” in the best animated shorts category.

 

Our elegant evening is once again chaired by Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film and Television Office with RIIFF Advisory Board President, Michael Drywa, Esq. See details for this year's event, click here...

 

2014 Sponsors: Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival, the RI Film and Television Office, WLNE TV6, WSNE, PMA Industries, Dominion Diagnostics, Amtrak, Cabot, Just Ellen's Catering & Event Planning, Decadent Catering, Quality Rental, The Vets, Woodchuck Hard Cider and Newport Storm/Thomas Tew Rum.

 

This event is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

 

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Breaking News & Updates...

 

ona2BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced finalists for the 86th Academy Awards on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

 

The following films were screened/premiered at the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival and are now on the eligible list:

 

“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed (Documentary Short). UPDATE: We are very saddened that report that Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, died at age 110 on Sunday. Herz-Sommer, her husband and her son were sent from Prague in 1943 to a concentration camp in the Czech city of Terezin — Theresienstadt in German — where inmates were allowed to stage concerts in which she frequently starred. An estimated 140,000 Jews were sent to Terezin and 33,430 died there. About 88,000 were moved on to Auschwitz and other death camps, where most of them were killed. Herz-Sommer and her son, Stephan, were among fewer than 20,000 who were freed when the notorious camp was liberated by the Soviet army in May 1945.

(SEE THE NEWS RELEASE)

 

“The Voorman Problem,” Mark Gill, director, and Baldwin Li, producer (Honlodge Productions) (Narrative Short).

 

Additionally, Rhode Island's own Jennifer Lee was nominated for Best Animated Film, Disney's "Frozen," and RIIFF alum, Daniel Sousa is up for Best Animated Short in "Feral." UPDATE: Disney's "Frozen" just won the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Feature. As of this writing (2/24/14) its international Box Office is at a record $980.4 million.

 

Our sincere congratulations to all the nominees!

 

The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. Flickers will once again be presenting its 5th annual Red Carpet Experience: Providence on stage at The Vets, celebrating yet another phenomenal year of cinematic discovery. The evening kicks off at 6:00 p.m. This year's event is sponsored by the RI Film and Television Office and WLNE ABC6. Live coverage begins at 5:30 pm.!

 

Get your tickets early as this event sells out!

 

See details from this year's event, click here...

 

 

February 26-28th:

onaFrom the Vault:

RIIFF GOES TO THE OSCARS®

JOIN OUR SALUTE TO THE ART OF THE SHORT FILM WITH A SPECIAL RETROSPECTIVE OF AMAZING FILMS THAT WERE DISCOVERED AT RIIFF AND WENT ON TO BE SHORTLISTED OR NOMINATED BY THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES

 

With the Red Carpet Experience: Providence and the 86th Annual Academy Awards just a breathe away, we decided that it would be fun to share some of the brilliant work that has been screened at RIIFF over the past 18 years. These films have gone on to be critically acclaimed, made the Academy shortlist for nominations, or were nominated and in some cases won the coveted award. Of the 33 RIIFF films that have been nominated since 1998, six have gone on to win the coveted Oscar®.

 

Have you ever wondered exactly what makes a film worthy of Academy consideration? Is there a secret formula? Are there linkages that unit the nominees? What separates one film from another in terms of storytelling, visualization and direction?

 

From films that evoke, provoke, inspire, entertain and challenge, we will present some of the gems from the RIIFF Vault in a special program that will screen across the state of Rhode Island. All screenings will be free. Plus, we will be sponsoring a raffle where you can win tickets to this summer's Festival and discover the next generation of Academy nominees at our Opening Night Gala (Tuesday, August 5th).

Date: Wednesday, February 26th

Location: Global Heritage Hall, GH01, Roger Williams University, Bristol

Hosted by the RWU Film Production Club

Time: 6:00 p.m.

www.rwu.edu

 

Date: Thursday, February 27th

Location: Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906

401.272.3780

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Click for more information

 

Date: Friday, February 28th

Location: Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903

401.455.8000

Map It:

Time: 2:00 p.m.

www.provlib.org

 

Cost: These are all Free Events and presented in collaboration with the RI Film and Television Office.

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February 20th

JAC Third Thursday Encore Film Series

Heartwarming Shorts

With a short poetry presentation by David Connell and Julie Danho, award winning, published poets and RISCA Writing Fellows. R

Join us for our special monthly series from the Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival that presents some of the best films screened during the 2013 festival. This month we rediscover an amazing and powerful program of short films that were screened at RIIFF last August. As always, the JAC program this month is one not to miss!

 

Anniversario (11 minutes), Directed by Jeffrey DeChausse From USA & Argentina. Grand Prize winner Best Director at the 2013 RIIFF, and opening night selection.. In preparation for her 45th wedding anniversary, Carmela visits her two favorite hairdressers who will have to deal with a twist that will become the most important makeover of their lives. More info: www.anniversariomovie.com

 

Atlantic Avenue (12 minutes), Directed by Atlantic Avenue (12 min.) Directed by Laure de Clermont. From USA & France. A determined wheelchair-bound seventeen year-old girl encounters love through a young antisocial male prostitute.

 

The Chicken or the Egg (3 minutes), Directed by Elaine Wu. Animated. A pig who is addicted to eating eggs must decide what comes first when he falls in love with a chicken. Lemons (4 min.) Directed by Kate Burck. Animated. A film about lemons, love, and leaving the house. More info: www.kateburck.com

 

Lemons (4 minutes), Directed by Kate Burck. Animated. A film about lemons, love, and leaving the house. More info: www.kateburck.com

 

Love in the Time of Advertising (8 minutes), Directed by David Bokser and Matthew Berenty. Animated. A First Prize Best Animation winner at the 2013 RIIFF. A young man living inside a billboard, and responsible for updating the advertisements, falls in love with a young lady living across the street and must use the only method he knows to communicate with her. More info: www.wolfandcrow.com

 

The Pamplemousse (12 minutes), Directed by Jonathan Watton. From Canada. A First Prize Best Comedy Short winner at the 2013 RIIFF, and opening night selection.. An introverted young female artist and a suicidal man’s paths cross while looking at the Mona Lisa at a special exhibit in Quebec City.

 

Spooners (13 minutes), Directed by Bryan Horch. A Grand Prize Alternative Spirit Award winner at the 2013 RIIFF. After convincing his husband to retire their old lumpy futon, Nelson is forced to come out in a spectacular way while shopping for a new bed. More info: www.spoonersmovie.com

Location: Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown

Time: 7:00 p.m., preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $10.00 • Tickets available at the door • www.jamestownartcenter.org

January 16th

Official Announcement of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nominations

The Oscar® awards ceremony will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on 2 March 2014. We'll be hosting our annual salute to the Oscars® that evening with the Red Carpet Experience: Providence (see below) sponsored by the RI Film and Television Office and WLNE ABC6.

 

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January 16th

JAC Third Thursday Encore Film Series

Shorts of Art and Design

Join us for a special monthly series from the Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival that presents some of the best films screened during the 2013 festival. This month we rediscover an amazing and powerful program of short films that were screened at RIIFF last August. As always, the JAC program this month is one not to miss!

 

Art Is A Verb | 10 min. | Directed by Sky Sabin

In this short documentary the Rhode Island filmmaker asks for advice from three of the most inspirational people he knows: Steve Connor (luthier & owner of Connor Guitars), Martin Keen (Founder & CEO of Focal Upright Furniture), and Mike Fink (RISD Professor, Author).

 

Ex Animo | 7 min. | Directed by Wojciech Wojtkowski

An animated impression. Images conjured up by the animator form a two-dimensional reality of their own. Absurd and unrelated scenes describe the rules governing the world confined to a sheet of paper and animation technique. The relationships between the characters seem strangely familiar.

 

Flow | 5 min. | Directed by ante cheng

Every encounter in life is unexpected. A soulless, weightless piece of paper can stimulate coincidences, ignite the collapse but also the rebirth of dreams. The worth of a paper money may seem to depend on its face value. However, in different hands, it may transfer into all kinds of hopes, carrying the pursuit of goals, shifts of desires and emotions. Through the body language of dancers, we leap across the island of Taiwan, taking in the diverse scenery of nature and culture. The journey unfolds with the stream of subconsciousness.

 

jac2Ouverture | 5 min. | Directed by Bracey Smith

For one little girl in soviet controlled Bulgaria, potential manifests itself as music that pours from her heart. Ouverture follows the early life of this particularly peculiar little girl as she learns to overcome, accept, and harness her unusual gift. Animated in a simple but elegant line-based style, it uniquely blends minimalism with a density rarely found in such a seemingly simple story. Inspired by, and featuring, the virtuoso Pianist Nadejda Vlaeva, this animated short is set to the classical piece 'Ouverture,' by Johann Sebastian Bach.

 

Sebastian | 18 min. | Directed by Vlad Marsavin

Sebastian is an 8-year old boy who lives with his grandmother in an ordinary house in an ordinary, monochrome world. But when Sebastian gets on the bike to go for a ride, the adventure into his imagination begins.

 

Sleight Of Hand | 10 min. | Directed by Michael Cusack

Sleight of Hand. A set of techniques used by someone to manipulate objects secretly to deceive. This is a stop-motion film about illusions. A Man yearns to know his place in the world and how he fits in, when sometimes it's better not to know.

 

Sky Color | 7 min. | Directed by Peter H. Reynolds, John Lechner & Gary Goldberger

The sky's no limit as the author-illustrator of The Dot and Ish winds up his Creatrilogy with a whimsical tale about seeing the world a new way. Marisol loves to paint. So when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can't wait to begin! But how can Marisol make a sky without blue paint? After gazing out the bus window and watching from her porch as day turns into night, she closes her eyes and starts to dream... from the award-winning Peter H. Reynolds comes a gentle, playful reminder that if we keep our hearts open and look beyond the expected, creative inspiration will come.

 

Who Shot Rock And Roll | 36 min. | Directed by Steven Kochones

This documentary short explores the groundbreaking collaborations between photographers and recording artists who came together to create some of the most enduring images in rock history. From the early 1950s through the present, 'Who Shot Rock & Roll' tells the stories behind the photos and takes viewers on a visual journey through the many eras of rock and roll. Powerful imagery and insightful commentary give viewers a unique glimpse into photography's impact on the ever-changing-but everlasting-culture of rock and roll.

 

Wonder | 4 min. | Directed by Nikki Lemon

Wonder is a short animated film about finding the fantastic within the mundane. An urban cityscape comes to life as Sage finds wonder through her imagination, transforming her world into one just a little bit stranger as she discovers that adventure is all around her.

Location: Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $10.00 • Tickets available at the door • www.jamestownartcenter.org