RIIFF /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 in three categories;
~ a qualifying event for the British Academy of Televsion and Film Arts (BAFTA);
~ a qualifying event for the Canadian Screen Awards;
~ the major portal of entry for filmmakers to discover the Ocean State as a center for film development, talent and production;
~ the producers of the weekly PBS television showcase, "doubleFEATURE;"
~ 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;
2017 Rhode Island International Film Festival Call for Entries is Open
This year's deadlines:
January 15, 2017, early deadline with reduced rates;May 15, 2017, regular deadline;June 1, 2017,late deadline; June 15, 2017, final extended late deadline.
ENTRIES ACCEPTED UNTIL JUNE 30TH ON WITHOUTABOX.COM WITH DEADLINE WAIVER CODE: EXVJM5M
Final Deadline for Screenplay Entries: July 15, 2017
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a founding partner of The International Film Festival
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• Rhode Island International Film Festival - August 8-13, 2017 (21st Year)
• Children's Hospitals International Film Festival - April 2017 (1st Year)
•Ciné Québec - March and November yearly (23rd Year)
•New England University French Discovery Program (4th Year)
•LGBT Expo Film Showcase - March yearly (18th Year)
•Francophonie Film Festival - March yearly (6th Year)
• Roving Eye International Film Festival - April 17-23, 2017 and November 7, 8 & 12, 2017 (13th Year)
• Providence LGBTQ Film Festival - June 9-10, 2017 and August 8-13, 2017 (19th Year)
•KidsEye International Film Festival - August 8-13, 2017 and October 16-22, 2017 (19th Year)
• Second Stage Theatre "Third Thursday Best of Fest Screenings" - November - May (1st Year)
• Jewish Experience Film Series - Spring and Fall yearly (6th Year)
•Islamic Experience Film Series - Spring and Fall yearly (1st Year)
•RIIFF Encore Film Series - Monthly (17th Year)
•Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival - October 16-22, 2017 (18th Year)
•Flickers Irish Film Feis - November yearly (2nd Year)
•Le jour le plus court: The Shortest Day of the Year - December yearly (5th Year)
FLICKERS' NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY FRENCH FILM DISCOVERY PROGRAM with the Consulat Général de France à Boston
The Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) 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 Spring and Fall 2017.
For this third edition, five French short-films from 2016 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 AT RIIFF:
April - July 2017
From 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 89th 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 21 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 49 RIIFF films that have been nominated since 1998, 9 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 unite 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 4th) at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC).
These are all Free Events and presented in collaboration with the RI Film and Television Office
Museum of Work and Culture RIIFF Encore Film Series
NEW DATES AND NEW LOCATION
This popular series returns this Fall at the Musuem of Work and Culture in Woonsocket, RI. The 2017-2018 Series wiil run from September through May on the Third Thursday of each month.
The RIIFF Encore Series is aspecial monthly program from the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival that presents some of the best films screened during the previous Festival. Rediscover an amazing and powerful program of short films that were screened at RIIFF!
Cost: $10.00 • Tickets available at the door • 50% of the proceeds benefit the Museum and the RI Historical Society.
LIMITED CAMPER POSITIONS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR 2017
KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp
Now in its 19th Year! KidsEye™ is a fun, yet intensive,
five-day filmmaking camp for children ages 8-17 presented by the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival™.
Over the course of the last 19 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. This year, we introduce a new expanded staff and welcome back longterm KidsEye educators. To learn more or book a camper, please click here.
Please note that we limited the number of campers to 60 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 Communication and Media for their ongoing support!
The Next Summer Filmaking Camp Dates: July 10-14, 2017 Our Location: Kingston, RI 2017 Cost: $395
RIIFF continues its special filmmaker partnership with UniFrance
We 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.