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Newport, RI 02840 USA

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19th PHANTASMAGORIC SEASON

October 20-27, 2018

Celebrating the Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Genres

 

• Read the News Release Announcement: click here

Read the HP Lovecraft Walking Tour Release: click here

• Read the Awards News Announcement: click here

 

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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, the Providence Tourism Council, ACT/Providence, RI PBS, RISCA, Cox Media, Eurochannel, Diabolique Magazine, GoProvidence.com, the Tiverton Public Library, the Warwick Public Library, Beacon High School, Westerly High School, Brown University Fil m Forum (BUFF) , The Hawk's Herald, Providence College, Johnson and Wales University and Roger Williams University.


FAST INFO LINKS

2018 Fest:

 

H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour

Order Tickets for 10/20, 10/21 and 11/3

 

 

Day-by-Day

Programming

Film & Event listings and to order tickets, click here

 

ZONE.COM

Downloadable Calendar Listing

with Film & Events

 

Film Descriptions

For an alpha list of films screening during Vortex

• PDF File •

 

How to Festival

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

Downloads

Film Images and the

2018 Vortex Poster

 

Vortex 2018 Award Winners

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

click here

 

 

Behind the Camera Lens

1 & 2

Forum at RWU, 10/23/18 at 2:00 p.m.

Forum at RWU, 10/23/18 at 3:30 p.m.

 

Behind the Camera Lens

3 & 4

Forum at RWU, 10/26/18 at 2:00 p.m.

Forum at RWU, 10/26/18 at 3:30 p.m.

College Directions:

• Roger Wiliams University, Bristol

 

• Providence College, Providence

• Johnson and Wales University, Providence

 


THE 2018 FESTIVAL:

FLICKERS’ VORTEX SCI-FI, FANTASY, AND HORROR FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHES ITS 19th GENRE-FILLED YEAR

58 Films, 16 Countries, 8 Running Days, 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 19th Annual Flickers' Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Film Festival, October 20-27th. 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, 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 2018 festival will include screenings in Providence at the Providence Public Library, the Rhode Island Historical Society, along with satellite programming at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Johnson and Wales University, Providence College, the Warwick 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, - films have been selected from over 3,700 genre submissions. They represent - countries including the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Canada, Germany, Columbia, Spain, France, Croatia, and the United States. 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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Two Special Highlights for 2018

 

Saturday, October 20th

Sunday, October 21st

Saturday, November 3rd

 

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 three dates: Saturday, October 20th,and Sunday October 21st at 12:00 NOON, and again on Sunday, November 3rd, at 12:00 NOON. (this is a rescheduled date)

 

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

The H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour concludes with a screening of a short film collection inspired by H.P. Lovecraft. This presentation is at Frieman Hall on the Campus of Brown University in Providence, RI at 2:00 p.m. thanks to a partnershop with the Brown University Film Forum (BUFF).

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:

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

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

 

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Thursday, October 25th

 

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

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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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 Vortex Festival in October, plus any special year-round film series we sponsor.

 

RIIFF Festival Five Packs Make Great Gifts!

Order Today for only $40

 

2018 - Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival®. All Rights Reserved.

 

Eventbrite - RIIFF Festival Five Pack


 

 

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
37th 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:

 

Johnson and Wales University

Schneider Auditorium

261Pine Street
Providence, RI 02903

Link:

 

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:

 

guzman

Providence College

Guzman Hall, 250 (Screening Room)

West campus, adjacent to Huxley Avenue and Accino Hall

Providence, RI 02908

401.865.2327

www.providence.edudetails

Map It:

 

RWU

Roger Williams University

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809

401.455.8000

100 capacity, www.rwu.edu

Map It:

 

tiverton

Tiverton Public Library

34 Roosevelt Avenue, Tiverton, RI

401.625.6796

75 capacity, www.tivertonlibrary.org

Map It:

 

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 2018:

 

RIFilmcox

PTCWSBE

ProvGrisd

ProvC

The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Film at Providence College.

RWU

JWU

Johnson & Wales College of

Arts & Sciences

 

euroRISCA

 

diabol

 

 

©2018 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 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018

 

Read the News Releases 20062007 2008 2009 2010201120122013 • 2014 • 2015• 2016 • 2017 • 2018

 

2018 Venues• Roger Williams University • The RI Historical Society • Tiverton Public Library

 

• Download the Horror Film Festival Poster20072008 2009 20102011 • 2012 • 201320142015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018

 

Call for Entries to the 2018 Festival - click here

 

Read about the Award Winners 200520062007 20082009 2010 2011 20122013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018

 

• See Paul Ruggeri's photos2006 2007 20082009