Celebrate Our 23rd Season In-Person...
Running October 15-23, 2022
Celebrating the Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Genres
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.
This year’s Vortex programming is sponsored by the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, Rhode Island Film & Television Office, The Providence Tourism Council, ACT/Providence, Cox Media, WLNE ABC6, ChARGE Grant/RICH, RISCA, WSBE Rhode Island PBS, Johnson and Wales University, MyAIRBridge, and the RI Historical Society.
THE 2022 FESTIVAL:
FLICKERS’ VORTEX SCI-FI, FANTASY, AND HORROR FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHES ITS 23rd GENRE-FILLED YEAR
Over 80+ Films, World/North American Premieres, Virtual and in-person Locations, Free Screenings, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Animation Programming, doubleFEATURE showcase on Rhode Island PBS, 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 launches its 22nd Annual Flickers’ Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Film Festival (VORTEX), October 15-23rd.
This year Vortex will include, forums, the popular HP Lovecraft Walking Tour, special tributes, filmmaker interviews, and post film screening Q&A’s. The 2022 Festival include a special episode of the Flickers’ series “doubleFEATURE” that will air on Rhode Island PBS.
With the bracing Fall weather, the seasonal return of the H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour could not be timelier. The 60-minute Tour, presented in collaboration with the Rhode Island Historical Society will take place over two days during the Festival. Attendance is limited to 15 guests per Tour.
The full schedule for this year’s Festival can be found on http://www.rifilmfest.org
This year’s programming has been curated by Shawn Drywa, who created the Vortex Festival 23-years ago while a student at Rhode Island College and a Flickers’ intern. He has partnered with Shawn Quirk, RIIFF’s Program Director for the main Festival in creating this year’s event.
"We have a wonderfully diverse list of entries and events for this year's festival. Everything from traditional horror and horror comedy to thought provoking science fiction and animation.
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, over 80 films have been selected from over 3,000 genre submissions.
They represent 21 countries including Australia,
United States. Many of the filmmakers will be in virtual attendance, so audience members will have a chance to meet, ask questions, and even network with the next generation of genre filmmakers via the planned online conversations using Zoom and Facebook Live, plus those planed to held in person.
Links will be posted throughout the week on the Zone Vortex Festival platform.
Live screening events will cost $10 per screening block, the HP Lovecraft Walking Tour will be $22 per person. At the request of the filmmakers, select films may be geoblocked if they appear online.
Special Highlight for 2022
SAVE THE DATES: OCTOBER 22 & 23rd
H.P. LOVECRAFT: WALKING TOUR & FILM SCREENING
This year, the popular annual H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour hosted in collaboration with the RI Historical Society will be held on four dates: October 22 & 23rd at 10:00 AM.
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 from the John Brown House at 52 Power Street, Providence and lasts 60 minutes.
“This walking tour is a wonderful opportunity for fans of H.P. Lovecraft to connect with the man behind the writer, and for others to discover his genius,” said Shawn Drywa, Vortex Program Director.
“Lovecraft’s horror writing continues to resonate with audiences from across the globe and provide inspiration for some of the most chilling and terrifying stories in the sci-fi, fantasy and horror genres,” commented Shawn Quirk, RIIFF Program Director.
“His work has become the corner stone in weird fiction and has influenced countless writers and artists in today's popular culture. His frightfully uncanny literature set right here in Providence serves as our essential historical link between Edgar Allen Poe and Steven King.”
This year’s Festival is sponsored in part by the Rhode Island Film & Television Office.
THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Location: John Brown House, 52 Power Street, Providence, RI
Time: The tour will take place this year at 10:00 AM on the designated dates.
Cost: $22.00; Bring your eTicket with you to the Tour and Screening
A WORD ABOUT THE LOVECRAFT-INSPIRED FILM SCREENINGS:
The H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour concludes with a virtual screening of a short film collection inspired by H.P. Lovecraft. Attendees will be given coded access to a curated program they can watch at their leisure..
Thursday, October 20th
WSBE - Rhode Island PBS
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
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.
All proceeds generated by the Flickers' VORTEX Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival will be dedicated to the FLICKERS' SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS. These include the Drwya-Feinberg Scholarship, the Winifred Brownell Scholarship, the Viola M. and Joseph Marshall Scholarship and the Patricia Neal Scholarship Fund that are 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.
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: email@example.com. Our offices are located at 83 Park Street, Suite 5, Providence, RI 02903.
THIS YEAR'S THEATERS/EVENT LOCATIONS WE USE:
More Details can be found on our Zone Vortex schedule site, including listings of the Virtual Screenings:
Sponsors for 2022:
Johnson & Wales College of
Arts & Sciences
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