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William Smyth,

Erik Latek, Nickolas Palermo,

George T. Marshall, Shawn Quirk, J. Scott Oberacker &

Duncan Putney


2015 Graphic Design by

Michael J. Chevalier





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October 19-25th

Flickers: VORTEX Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival

Now in its 16th ghoulish year! This year's programming promises to be truly amazing with major premieres, forums, an expo, our annual HP Lovecraft Walking our and much much more. There will be something for everyone with our very expanded new programming that will take place across the state. It's four days of horror, murder, mayhem, music and the best independent film work that has been submitted to us from around the globe. Ground zero for this event will once again be the spookily historic Bell Street Chapel Theatre, with additional screenings taking place at the The Vets, Providence Public Library, the Paff Theatre at the URI Feinstein College of Continuing Education in Providence, the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Roger Williams University in Bristol, and at the Jamestown Arts Center. Click here to learn more...


Thursday, October 22nd


stevenFrom script to screen, Rhode Island has become 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 Woody Allen, Wes Anderson and the Farrelly Brothers, who have made their films within our state, the independent horror genre is steadily becoming an industry standard for RI’s film community.


“Behind the Camera Lens,” is hosted by Steven Feinberg (“Fortress,” “Peter York,” “Pell Grants: A Passion for Education), Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office, the man behind the state’s high profile within the industry, and filmmaking professionals who have successfully made careers within the industry.


Panelists: actor/writer, Tom DeNucci of Woodhaven Productions, Shawn Quirk, RIIFF’s Programming Director and other TBA.


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

Location: Roger Williams Univertsity

Mary Tefft Cultural Center, University Library

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Cost: Free • Tickets available at the door •

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


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 Mary Tefft White Cultural Center.


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


Saturday, October 24th:

Sunday, October 25th:

H.P. Lovecraft Literary Walking Tour

lovecraftOne of our most popular events returns: College Hill gets especially eerie around this time each year, when the Rhode Island Historical Society celebrates the birthday of H.P. Lovecraft. This would have been his 123rd year, and his macabre stories are no less chilling for their age: See the spots that inspired Lovecraft to write some of his most horrific tales. Walk the streets he walked, and check out places that he mentioned in works such as "The Call of Cthulhu." Ticket includes admission to film programming of the Horror Film Festival. The tour lasts 90 min.


This year, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting two tours during the Festival.


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


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

Time: The tour will take place this year on two days: Saturday, October 24th at 12:00 Noon and Sunday, October 25th at 12:00 Noon.

Cost: $18.00; Bring your eTicket with you to the Tour and Screening


2016 Rhode Island International Film Festival Call for Entries is Open

This year's deadlines:

January 15, 2016, early deadline with reduced rates; May 15, 2016, regular deadline; June 1, 2016, late deadline; June 15, 2016, final extended late deadline


Final Deadline for Screenplay Entries: July 15, 2016


Withoutabox logoThe Rhode Island International Film Festival is a founding partner of The International Film Festival Submission System (BrigitFest) – on the Web at Withoutabox.com and prefers paperless entries. Withoutabox provides cost-saving, online entry to major film festivals throughout the U.S. and in Europe with one master entry form, allowing you and us to enter your film more quickly and with greater accuracy. This method is free and easy. Withoutabox users enjoy the advantages of Extended Deadlines and Online Press Kit submissions and filmmakers with an upgraded project on Withoutabox receive $5.00 off their Entry Fees.



• Click here for the Downloadable Hard Copy Entry FormThe Fine Print (also found on Withoutabox.com)


• Click here for the Easy Payment Option for hard copy entries



"MAN FROM EARTH" Directed by RICHARD SCHENKMAN, USA • Interviews 12


The Vortex SCI-FI, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival launches officially on 2015 as the new name for the RI International Horror Film Festival. Watch for programming updates!




Sponsors for 2015:


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The University of Rhode Island Harrington School of Communication 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 RI International Horror Film Festival.



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