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clockRIIFF /rif/ - acronym for Rhode Island International Film Festival
~ a 6-day event beginning the second week in August; always starting on a Tuesday at various locations throughout the State of Rhode Island with premiere works in the capital city of Providence;
~ the largest public film festival in New England and an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences qualifying event;

~ the major portal of entry for filmmakers to discover the Ocean State as a center for film development, talent and production;

~ a unique platform for the creative and cultural discovery of new cinematic talent, both at home, nationally and globally;

~ synonymous with sophisticated, savvy, discerning and film-loving audiences;

~ a Flickers production.

 

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2015 Rhode Island International Film Festival Call for Entries is Open

NEXT MAIN FESTIVAL: AUGUST 4-9, 2015

This year's deadlines:

January 15, 2015, early deadline with reduced rates; May 15, 2015, regular deadline; June 1, 2015, late deadline; June 15, 2015, final extended late deadline

 

Final Deadline for Screenplay Entries: July 15, 2015

 

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.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

• 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

 


Upcoming Flickers' Sidebar Festivals of Note:

 

Roving Eye Film Festival - April 12-19, 2015 and November 10, 11 & 15, 2015

Providence LGBTQ Film Festival - June 12-13, 2015 and August 5-9, 2015

KidsEye International Film Festival - August 4-8, 2015 and October 19, 20 & 24, 2015

Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival - October 19-25, 2015

 


What's New at RIIFF...

 

Spring 2015

FCBFLICKERS' NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY FRENCH FILM DISCOVERY PROGRAM with the Consulat Général de France à Boston

The Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival in collaboration with the French Consulate’s Cultural Service will be screening French short-films at different universities in the greater New England area throughout this Spring.

 

For this second edition, 3 French short-films from 2014 Festival have been selected. Shawn Quirk, Program Director for FLICKERS, working with Magali Boutiot, Mission culturelle et universitaire aux Etats-Unis, and Thierry Gustave, University of Massachusetts Boston, will travel to each of the host locations and lead a discussion after the screening. This program of immersion mixes film, language and arts providing a greater understanding of French culture.

 

This year's dates:

 

March 4: University of Massachusetts/Lowell, Lowell, Mass

May 6, 7 11: Bates College, Lewiston, Maine

 

RIIFF Program Director, Shawn Quirk on Canadian Film Festival Panel

shawnFrom March 11-15th RIIFF Program Director, Shawn Quirk will be participating in REGARD SUR LE COURT MÉTRAGE 19th edition - SHORT FILM MARKET (www.regardsurlecourt.com) in Québec, Canada/

 

As one of the most important Short Films Festival in Canada, they will screening over 175 shorts in 5 days and host a national and international competition where over 30 000$ in cash awards and in-kind services are awarded. Each year, they promote short documentaries, giving a prize for the best short documentary inside of the international competition.

 

The 2014 edition received more than 35 000 attendees and over 300 film industry professionals. The event also features various special programs and holds the only Short Films Market in Canada. The Market hosts a Video Library with all shorts submitted this year, around 1 200 titles.

 

As a networking headquarter, it also proposes all the activities aimed at discussing around the year’s short film, workshops and all kind of meetings with other professional. This year, a focus on Brazilian films & Indian Cinematography will also make part of the program. Many guests also confirmed they are coming, as Colm McAuliffe (Cork Film Festival, Ireland), Gaia Meucci (Encounters, England), RIDM (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal, Canada) and Tom Oyer (AMPAS, US).

 

oscarThe 87th Academy Awards

RIIFF is pleased to congratulate the following 5 short films and their creators who were nominated this year and a special call out to Mat Kirkby for "The Phone Call" which won for Best Narrative Short.

 

Learn more about Mat from our exclusive interview on the RIIFF Blog, click here

 

“Aya,” Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis, directors (Cassis Films and Divine Productions)

 

“The Bigger Picture,” Daisy Jacobs, director, and Christopher Hees, producer (National Film and Television School)

 

“The Dam Keeper,” Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, directors (Tonko House)

 

“Joanna,” Wajda Studio

 

“The Phone Call,” Mat Kirkby, director, and James Lucas, writer (RSA Films)


2015 Programming at RIIFF

 

February 24 - March 11th

Tournées French Film Festival

tourneesHeld on the Campus of the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

 

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is proud to partner with the University of Rhode Island to support and promote their first ever presentation of the Tournées French Film Festival. The Festival will take place February 24th through March 11th and will be free to the general public and campus community. Screenings will take place at the Swan Auditorium.

 

The URI Tournées French Film Festival will present five new important French feature films, plus one classic title, (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.

 

(To learn more and to download a schedule of films, click here) • Download the PDF Flyer


 

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March 5, 12, 19 and 26th

"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 2015.
For the Second year in a row, each feature selection will be preceded by a short film curated by Flickers.

 

This Year's Programming:

 

March 5th

Feature Film: "Left Foot, Right Foot"

RIIFF FILM:

"Jennah" by Meryem Benm'Barek (Belgium) 14 min.

Jennah,” is a testament to womanhood as it chronicles the main character, Jennah’s, transitions from a girl into a young woman. Living in an apartment with only her mother to model herself after, Jennah is caught between following in her mother’s footsteps and looking for a father figure. What she ultimately finds is that the bond between mother and daughter always prevails.

Info: http://riff.festivalgenius.com/2014/films/jennah_meryembenmbarek_riff2014

Presented by swissnex Boston

 

March 12th

Feature Film: "Un rêve américain"

RIIFF FILM:

"Bernard le Grand" by Marie-Hélène Viens, Philippe Lupien (Canada/Quebec) 10 min.

It's Bernard's birthday, but he is not happy about it. In a strange world where adults are selfish and indifferent, his parents never accepted him as a child. Bernard doesn't want to grow up if it means to become like them. So he creates a suit that stops his growth. The day he reaches 10 years of age, Bernard will confront his parents and his whole world.

Info: http://riff.festivalgenius.com/2014/films/bernardlegrand_mariehlneviens_riff2014
Presented by The Quebec Delegation, Boston

 

March 19th

Feature Film: Monsieur l’Economiste

RIIFF FILM:

"Zinneke" by Remi Allier (Belgium) 20 min.

Thomas spends most of his days at the flea market closely observing the wheelings and dealings of the market's sellers. His desire to be one of them leads him to embark on a one-night adventure that overwhelms him.

Info: http://riff.festivalgenius.com/2014/films/zinneke_riff2014

Presented by Consulate General of Haiti, Boston

 

March 26th

Feature Film: "Aya de Yopougon" (Aya of Yop City)

RIIFF FILM:

"Twaaga" by Cedric Ido (Burkina Faso/France) 30 min.

Burkina Faso in 1987 is a country in the throes of revolution. Manu, an eight-year-old who loves comics, tags along with Albert, his big brother. When Albert decides to undergo a magic ritual to become invincible, Manu realizes there are real powers to rival those of his comic-book superheroes.

Info: http://riff.festivalgenius.com/2014/films/twaaga_cedricido_riff2014
Presented by Consulate General of France, Boston

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

Contact: (617) 734-2501 website directions

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $5.00 • Tickets available at the door and online

Download the 2015 Poster

March 10th

ncccFlickers at the Newport County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

Join us at this exceptional 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 worth $350.

 

The time for the Expo is 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. EXPO 2015 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 14-15th

reveAFlickers' Cine Québec Film Festival

In 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 14th:

Time: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Wine and Cheese Reception followed by the presentation of Québécois short films. The Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival is proud to showcase a retrospective of Quebecois short films that have previously played at RIIFF. This selection will showcase a dynamic range of independent filmmaking from the French speaking province, and provide a sneak peak into the unique cinematic culture for which Quebec has garnered acclaim by both critics and moviegoers across the globe:

 

Entre Chien et Loup | Directed by Daniel Isaiah Shacter | Quebec, 17 min.

Le Grand Sault | Directed by Hervé Demers | Quebec, 15 imn.

Premiers mots | Directed by Fabien Melanson | Quebec/Nova Scotia, 8 min.

Le jeu des soldats | Directed by Lorne Hiltser | Quebec/France, 15 min.

Next Floor | Directed by Denis Villeneuve | Quebec, 11 min.

Léger Problème | Directed by Hélén Florent | Quebec, 13 min.

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 call 401-769-9675 or aconway@rihs.org • Tickets are also available at the door.

Sunday, March 15th:

Un Reve Americain

Matinee Film Screening

Franco-Ontarian musician Damien Robitaille introduces us to the extraordinary history of the people in the United States of French Canadian heritage. Driving from Montreal to Los Angeles, winding his way through New England, New York, Michigan, the Midwest and the legendary Far West, he brings the milestone events of their exodus to life. He uncovers a paradoxical, almost imaginary society dissolved into American life but still very much alive. During his travels he meets all kinds of engaging people and visits many places steeped in memory, and we begin to understand a multifaceted diaspora three centuries old and more than 12 million strong. An epic journey into the heart of America, where people of French Canadian descent, helped open the frontiers of the American Dream.

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

Contact: (401) 769-6925 website directions

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Donation: Free Event • Reservation Suggested • call 401-769-9675 or write aconway@rihs.org

March 15th

SPECIAL EDITION: H.P. Lovecraft Literary Walking Tour

& Narragansett Beer After Party at Flatbread

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Each year in March, the Rhode Island Historical Society marks the anniversary of the death of H.P. Lovecraft with a walking tour of spaces and places that were important to his life and his work in Providence.

 

Although Lovecraft died 78 years ago this month, his acclaim as a genius of occult and horror fiction lives on. Passages from his Providence-based stories (The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, Haunter of the Dark, The Shunned House) and excerpts from his personal correspondence offer astounding detail about his life and his work. Amazingly, most of the Providence sites that meant so much to the author in the 1920s can still be seen today.

 

RIHSThis is one of our most popular events which we held each Fall: 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." Tickets may be purchased at the start of the tour; however, reservations are requested (see below).

 

Narragansett Beer After Party:

 

From 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., continue the conversation about Lovecraft after the walking tour or join the conversation, if you couldn’t make the walking tour, at Flatbread, 161 Cushing Street (just off Thayer Street). Narragansett Beer, founded in 1890 (the same year Lovecraft was born) is celebrating both anniversaries in 2015. Flatbread joins the party by having Narragansett’s Lovecraft Honey Ale on tap. And for every pint sold the afternoon of the 15th, Flatbread and Narragansett will donate $1 to the Rhode Island Historical Societ

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

Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.; After Party: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Flatbread, 161 Cushing Street (just off Thayer Street)

Cost: $10.00

R.S.V.P.: Barbara Barnes, 401-273-7507 x362 or bbarnes@rihs.org

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March 19th

JAC Third Thursday Encore Film Series

Celebrating The Emerald Isles

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 2014 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!

 

Fiddler’s Cross | Directed by Michael McMahon | 19 min. | 2014, Ireland

There’s a new banker in town, making his name, scorching the earth around distressed loans. After another busy day working the guillotine for his employers, he heads down to a local pub to unwind. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it, someone with ambition, and now he needs something stronger than fishing. Silence descends when he walks in past the creaking door. Then, through a random act of kindness from a fellow stranger, with whom he finds he shares a love of angling, our banker turns up a further business opportunity. It will involve a touch of moonlighting but, if he plays his cards right, he’s in for a major bonus. First he needs to borrow some cash that’s just resting in the vault and that no one will miss between two working days. Starring Gerry O’Brien of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, King Arthur, The Tudors and Father Ted, this short film is the work of first-time director Michael McMahon, who also wrote the script in collaboration with John Flynn.

 

My Stuffed Granny | Directed by Effie Pappa | 10 min. | 2014, United Kingdom

Times are hard for little Sofia, as the Greek recession is taking its toll. With her Father out of work, they rely solely on Greedy Grumpy Granny's pension. Desperate times call for desperate measures; to what extremes will they go, when Granny is no more?

 

Tea with the Dead | Directed by Gary Gill | 33 min. | 2014, Ireland

Frank is a gentle unassuming embalmer from Ballyconneely, a small town in Connemara. After Frank has washed, applied cosmetics and dressed the deceased, he always makes two cups of tea. One for him and one for the dead

 

The Showreel | Directed by Keir Burrows | 17 min. | 2014, United Kingdom

Nasreen is an immigrant office cleaner, working in London, who dreams of being a screen actor. Lacking the contacts or support to realize her ambitions, she creates extravagant characters for herself to play - zombie hunters, punk rockers, high-powered bankers - and imagines film crews are on every street corner and real people are just extras, and heads off on an action adventure with the most extraordinary results.

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 19-22nd

IRISH FILM FESTIVAL, BOSTON

IFFBA 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

 

March 21st

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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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March 28th

Boston Student Film Fest

We 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 2015 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.

 

Their 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.

 

Join BSFF for the signature screening of the Boston Student Film Fest 2015 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.

 

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

 

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April 7-11th

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, April 7-11th and will be free to the general public and campus community.

 

The Tournées French Film Festival will present five new important French feature films, plus one classic title, (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.

 

The campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI will serve as the host location for the Festival. (To learn more, click here)

 

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April 12-19th

10th Annual Roving Eye Film Festival

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is proud to present its 10th 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 locations across the campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI.

 

Visit the Roving Eye Web page which will evolve as programming is finalized: click here

Location:, Roger Williams University, Bristol,

Time: Will Vary by Day

Cost: Free Event

 

• Hosted by the RWU Film Production Club • www.rwu.edu

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April 16th

JAC Third Thursday Encore Film Series

Films 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 2014 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!

 

Dog Food | Directed by Brian Crano | 18 min. | 2013, USA

When Declan loses his dog and best friend Ralphie, his life starts to unravel.

 

Entre Chien et Loup (Spare Change) | Directed by Daniel Isaiah Schacter | 17 min. | 2013, Canada

Sophie and Dave, old college friends, run into each other downtown. It's their first time seeing one another in over a decade. Their chance encounter wouldn't have lasted long if Dave, now homeless and peniless, hadn't asked Sophie to let him take a shower at her place. Over a drunken night at Sophie's apartement, these two old friends get to know each other again. But Dave be trusted?

 

Homophonia | Directed by James Jermanok | 3 min. | 2014, USA

A man, late for a hearing on gay marriage, tries to get directions from his smart phone and discovers she is part of the opposition.

 

In der Stille der Nacht (In the Still of The Night) | Directed by Erich Steiner | 14 min. | 2014, Austria

On a rainy autumn night, a storm approaches. Three children are waiting for their father, again late from work. When he finally arrives and even brings gifts, the children's eyes shine. Only the eldest daughter is suspicious, feeling that their parents are hiding something...

 

Mouse-X | Directed by Justin Tagg | 15 min. | 2014, United Kingdom

Mouse-X is a mystery/sci-fi story about Anderson, a man who wakes in a building with no idea where he is or how he got there, before slowly discovering that in each of the rooms around him are a thousand clones of himself, all of whom woke into the same mysterious scenario. To escape he needs to outwit his 'selves' whilst overcoming the realisation that he is not the only Anderson...

 

Only Gilt | Directed by Lara Del Arte | 11 min. | 2014, Australia

11 year old Gary is in love with Kim, the girl next door. After he discovers he's caused the death of her beloved pet budgie, he tries desperately to cover up his mistake or forever wear a birdcage on his head.

 

Verbatim | Directed by Brett Weiner | 7 min. | 2013, USA

A jaded lawyer wastes the better part of an afternoon trying to figure out if a dim-witted government employee has ever used a photocopier. All the dialogue in this short is 100% real, taken from an actual deposition filed with the Ohio State Supreme Court.

Location: Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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

May TBA

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.

 

The Call for Entries Application deadline is TBA.

 

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: TBA

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

Cost: Free

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June 3rd

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

jewishAEvery year the Festival receives thousands of film submissions. Last year, just over 5,400 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: TBA • Tickets available at the door

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June 12-13th

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, coming

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Date: Friday -Saturday, June 12-13, 2015

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Locations:

• The Vets, 6th Floor Ballroom, 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.

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July 6-10th:

KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp

Now in its 17th 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 17 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.

 

Please note that we limited the number of campers to 60 insuring the best possible experience and student to teacher ratio.

 

To learn more, please click here.

The Next Summer Filmmaking Camp Dates: July 6-10, 2015
Our Location: Kingston, RI
2015 Cost: $395

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

 

August 4-9th:

Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival

riiff2012The Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) runs August 4-9th at venues in Providence, Bristol, Jamestown, Westerly, East Greenwich, Newport, Woonsocket and across the state of Rhode Island. Screening over 260 films, it is the largest film festival in New England and every year attracts more than 5,400 entries from around the world. More than 240 filmmakers are expected to descend on the state’s capital city this year. RIIFF is a magnet for those who’ve made short films because it is a qualifying event for the short film category of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 2014, five of the films that premiered at RIIFF went on to receive Academy Award nominations.

 

The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) discovers and empowers filmmakers. RIIFF incorporates gala celebrations, premiere screenings, VIP guests, industry seminars, educational programs, and award ceremonies into a weeklong extravaganza. Cited as one of the "Best International and Short Film Festivals in the United States," RIIFF is noted for its innovative programming, cultivated industry ties, and loyal audiences which have made the Festival a strategic and desirable platform for film premieres, drawing hundreds of independent filmmakers from around the globe.

 

August 4th

FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION & SOIREE

Discover an unforgettably memorable selection of short films from around the world and New England that await audiences at the gala opening night of the 19th Annual Flickers. This year’s selection promises to engage, entertain and possibly discover the next Academy Award nominee. As part of it’s long tradition, Flickers will celebrate the “Art of the Short Film” representing an array of genres that salute RIIFF’s unique status: out of more than 7,000 film festivals world wide, the Rhode Island International Film Festival is one of only 19 qualifying Festivals with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—the Oscars––in the narrative and documentary short categories. It is the lone Festival in New England with that distinction.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Time: 7:00 p.m. for film screenings/premiere; 9:30 p.m. for Gala Soirée

Location: Providence Performing Arts Center, Weybosset Street, Providence

Cost: Opening Night Film Celebration - $15.00 for film screening only; and $50 for the screening and party;

Sponsors: Sony, Providence Tourism Council, RI Film & Television Office, RISCA, Decadent Catering

August 5th

PROVIDENCE LOCATION WALKING TOUR

Discover why Providence is truly a Hollywood backlot, learn about its history, and find out about some of our state's most notable and colorful characters. The goal for the tour is to provide filmmakers with an “insider’s” view of the downcity and riverwalk area with an eye toward what would be interesting/unanticipated places for filming.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: The tour starts at The Biltmore Hotel, Downtown Providence, RI

Cost: $10

Sponsors: RI Historical Society and the RI Film & Television Office

August 5-9th:

KIDSEYE™ YOUTH FILMMAKER FESTIVAL

Since it began 17 years ago, KidsEye™, created by FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) has celebrated the most exceptional work of young video makers by showcasing their projects. Rhode Island’s premiere showcase of cinematic work focused on young people has become a popular festival-within-a festival, featuring guest speakers, discussions, dance parties, concerts, and a "Youth Open Screen." Those attending KidsEye™ will be able to meet youth video makers and their mentors; see a diverse collection of youthproduced media. On Saturday, be sure to join us for the premiere work of the students from our annual KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Dates: Wednesday through Sunday, August 5-9, 2015

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Paaf Theatre, URI Feinstein College of Continuing Education, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI, other locations TBA

Cost: $8 Adults; $6 children with group discounts available

August 6th

THE RHODE ISLAND FILM FORUM

Here’s your chance to become involved with Rhode Island and New England’s “Stars” of the film industry. The popular one-day forum brings together leaders of the film community with decision-makers in education, marketing, politics and media in the region. This year’s Forum will also address what's new on the technical side of the business and how you fit in!

 

To see the full program roster and guest speakers, coming

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Dates: Thursday, August 6, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Providence Biltmore Ballroom, Dorrance Street, Providence, RI
Cost: $30
Sponsors: The RI Film & Television Office, RISCA, Sony, Amtrak, The Providence Biltmore, URI College of Arts and Sciences, URI Feinstein College of Continuing Education, the URI Film Media Program and the Harrington School of Communication at

URI.

August 7th

SCRIPTBIZ 2015

Uploaded Got a great idea for a movie script, but don’t know where to begin? Or have youfinished that masterpiece, but no clue what to do next? The 19th Annual FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) proudly presents ScriptBiz 2015 Uploaded a one day
workshop that covers the nuts and bolts of being a scriptwriter. The program is broken down into two parts: introductory and advanced. The Flickers’ ScriptBiz Program is designed to guide writers not only through the creative process of writing, but ways to promote a screenplay to filmmakers through effective networking with tips on how to make a compelling pitch. 

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Date: Friday, August 7, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Rhode Island Foundation, One Union Street, Providence, RI
Cost: $85
Sponsors: Sony, Final Draft, RISCA, RI Film & Television Office

RIIFF 2015 CLOSING NIGHT BLOCK PARTY

EXPERIENCE CREATIVE PROVIDENCE & DARK LADY BLOCK PARTY

A special Festival collaboration linking artistic events that take place in the city of Providence on Saturday, August 8th as a way to introduce not just Festival audiences, but visiting filmmakers, to the rich culture and arts programming of the capital city. Audiences are encouraged not only to take in premiere film work, but to savor Waterfire, enjoy the sounds of AS220’s Foo Fest, take in the RISD Museum and to close the evening out at the Dark Lady, 124 Snow Street for the Festival’s annual Block Party where they can mingle with visiting filmmakers.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015
Time: 10:00 p.m. onward
Location: The Dark Lady, 17 Snow Street, Providence, RI
Cost: TBA
Sponsors: The Dark Lady, The Dean


News for Filmmakers

RIIFF continues its special filmmaker partnership with UniFrance

 

uniFranceWe are very pleased to report that the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival will continue to partner with UniFrance. French films submitted will be offered a special reduced rate through UniFrance. This unique collaboration was created to show our support for international filmmakers, while providing a portal for discovery and exhibition in the United States.

 

For more information about UniFrance, click on the image above.


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