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READ THE 2015 FESTIVAL NEWS RELEASE

Downloadable 2015 Program Guide

Discover the 2015 Award Winners

 

• Photos Courtesy of Mike Braca

 

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.

 

See who are RIIFF's Festival Partners, click here

Please Note: Office hours are M-F 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and by appointment

 

The RIIFF Offices will be closed from August 17-31st, 2015 for a well-deserved break!

 

 

2015 AWARD WINNERSDownload the Complete List • Award's News Release

• See Mike Braca's 2015 Festival Photos

• See Mike Braca's 2014 Festival Photos

 

 

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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.

 

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


Flickers' Sidebar Festivals & Screenings 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

Jamestown Art Center (JAC) "Third Thursday Best of Fest Screenings" - November - July

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


Celebrating 100 Years of a Screen Legend

 

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“ANTHONY QUINN: A 100 YEAR LEGACY” is a year-long focus by the Flickers: Rhode Isand International Film Festival (RIIFF) on the art, history and film of legendary actor, Anthony Quinn presented in collaboration with the RI Film and Television Office and the Anthony Quinn Foundation. anthonyQRunning through November 2015, this special program will include free screenings of his films at libraries across the state with a curated monthly series; scholarly monographs; panel discussions with film and history scholars; special breakout screenings of signature films, a student essay contest (high school and college) on the legacy of this seminal artist and a video competition geared for area college students to recreate a scene from one of five films that will be showcased: La Strada, Lust for Life, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Lawrence of Arabia, and The Guns of Navarone.

 

There have been a select few Latino actors who broke the barrier of language and stereotypes to make their way in the United States, paving the way for new generations of actors like Javier Bardem or Antonio Banderas. Perhaps the most notable was the magnificent Anthony Ruldolph Oaxaca Quinn, born on April 21, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico who became a Hispanic legend, managing to get from a humble beginning in Mexico to the most glittering reputation in Hollywood.

 

To learn more and to see the programming, click here.


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.

 

Fall Dates to be Announced in Late August...


2015 Programming at RIIFF

 

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September 1 - October 15th:

7th Annual Online New England Film Festival (2015 Edition)

RIIFF is once again pleased to be a partner Festival in the 2015 Online New England Film Festival. The Festival will be live from September 1 through October 15, 2015.

 

NewEnglandFilm.com’s Online New England Film Festival is a 45-day annual online event that showcases dozens of short local films that have screened at regional film festivals.

 

See the full line-up announcement. See the trailer for the upcoming festival below or watch online now many of the short films featured from our past several years of festivals.

 

This year, for the first time, the festival will partner with ITVFest to host a Screening and Awards Event on September, 26, 2015.

 

2015 Online New England Film Festival from NewEnglandFilm.com on Vimeo.

 

This year, regional filmmakers will have their work online that you can screen and judge and 22 festivals are involved as partners. Look for an incredible range of styles and genres. To see this year's award-winning films, click here.

Partner Festivals:

Boston Environmental Film Festival

Boston International Film Festival

Boston Jewish Film Festival

Boston Student Film Festival

Boston Underground Film Festival

Camden International Film Festival

CFF

Connecticut Film Festival

Green Mountain Film Festival

ITVFest

Kah Bang Film Festival

Maine International Film Festival

Mass IFF

New Hampshire Film Festival

Providence Children's Film Festival

Provincetown Film Festival

ReelBoston

Rhode Island International Film Festival

Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival

Vermont International Film Festival

Women Action & the Media

Woods Hole Film Festival

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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

BEHIND THE CAMERA LENS

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 

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: 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

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Month of November 2015

November 10,11 & 15th

ROVING EYE FILM FESTIVAL:

RWU Film Series on the Jewish Experience

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is proud to present its Fall edition of the annual Roving Eye International Film Festival™. The popular and acclaimed festival celebrating global cinema and artists, presents its 2015 sidebar program on the Jewish Experience through short films, documentary, media and guest speakers.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Location: Roger Williams University, One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI

Times: Vary

Cost: Free

Web: www.RIFilmFest.org • 401/861-4445 • info@film-festival.org

November 19th

JAC Third Thursday Encore Film Series

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS: Films that Provoke

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 2015 Festival. This month we rediscover an amazing and powerful program of short films that were screened at RIIFF this past August. As always, the JAC program this month is one not to miss!

Location: Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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

December 17th

JAC Third Thursday Encore Film Series

HOLIDAY SHORTS: Films that Entertain

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 2015 Festival. This month we rediscover an amazing and powerful program of short films that were screened at RIIFF this past August. As always, the JAC program this month is one not to miss!

Location: Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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

Month of December 2015

December 20th

Le Jour le plus Court

Flickers: The Rhode Island International Film Festival in a special collaboration with the Consulat Général de France à Boston will present “The Shortest Day” (Le jour le plus court) on Saturday, December 20th. Flickers will showcase the "Ciné-Francophone" program in Providence, Rhode Island. This will be the only presentation of Le Jour Le Plus Court in the Americas. Sunday’s screening will be free to the general public and will feature a dynamic collection of short films from the French-speaking world.

 

"The Shortest Day” (Le jour le plus court) is a global French film festival organized by the Department of Short Films, L’Agence du Court Métrage, a French organization dedicated to championing the art of the short film.

 

“The Shortest Day” (Le jour le plus court) will take place on the weekend of the Winter Solstice, a fitting time to celebrate the art of the short film, and promote its artistic merit worldwide.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Location: TBA

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Web: www.RIFilmFest.org • 401/861-4445 • info@film-festival.org


Coming in 2016:

 

January 14th

JAC Third Thursday Encore Film Series

Local Shorts

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 2015 Festival. This month we rediscover an amazing and powerful program of short films that were screened at RIIFF this past August. As always, the JAC program this month is one not to miss!

Location: Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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

Advance Planning for 2016

February 28, 2016

FLICKERS’ RED CARPET EXPERIENCE: PROVIDENCE

Celebrate the 88th Academy Awards in style at The Vets, Providence The Red Carpet Experience: Providence is a signature event benefiting the Rhode Island International Film for the past 7 years. Guests feel like stars and experience the red carpet, paparazzi, Producer's Circle and Dream Maker Award winners, champagne, gourmet food, specialty drinks, swag bags, silent auction, movie theater tickets and more. The evening kicks off at 6:00 p.m. The elegant evening is chaired by Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film and Television Office with RIIFF Advisory Board President, Michael Drywa, Esq.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Date: February 28, 2016

Time: 6:00 p.m. onward

Location: The Vets, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI

Cost: $100

Web: www.RIFilmFest.org • 401/861-4445 • info@film-festival.org


• Download the Online Program Guide •

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The 2015 Film Schedule

RIIFF Merchandise 2015 Schedule.org

• View RIIFF Photos by Mike Braca

 

SEE TRAILERS FOR 2015 FILMS
RIIFF's 2015 Opening Night
LGBTQ Film Festival Sidebar
2015 Finalist Judges

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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