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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;

~ a qualifying event for the British Academy of Televsion and Film Arts (BAFTA);

~ 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

 

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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:

 

Rhode Island International Film Festival - August 9-14, 2016

Roving Eye Film Festival - April 10-17, 2016 and November 10, 11 & 15, 2015

Providence LGBTQ Film Festival - June 10-11, 2016 and August 9-14, 2016

KidsEye International Film Festival - August 9-14, 2016 and October 17,18 & 23, 2016

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

Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival - October 17-23, 2016

Flickers Irish Film Feis - November yearly

Le jour le plus court: The Shortest Day of the Year - December yearly


Spring 2016

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

The Flickerr' 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 Spring 2016.

 

For this third edition, five French short-films from 2015 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.

 

Dates to be Announced in early 2016.


THIS YEAR AT RIIFF:

 

February 14th

Special Screening of the Award-Winning "Gen Silent"

We are very pleased to partner with and support the Amicable Church, Tiverton, RI that will be hosting a screening of Gen Silent, an LGBT-themed film which won the “Alternative Spirit Award” in the 2011 Rhode Island International Film Festival. A discussion of the film will follow the screning.

 

gensilentThe screening & discussion will be held on Valentine’s Day, February 14, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Upper Hall of the church at 3736 Main Road, Tiverton.

 

The discussion will be led by SAGE (Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders). There is no admission charge to the film, which comes complete with complimentary popcorn and beverages.

 

Gen Silent is the critically-acclaimed documentary by filmmaker Stu Maddux that asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their friends, their spouses - their entire lives - in order to survive in the long-term care system. Experts in the film call it an epidemic: LGBT older people so afraid of discrimination by caregivers or bullying by other seniors that many simply go back into the closet. Unlike any film before, Gen Silent startlingly discovers how oppression in the years before Stonewall now affects older LGBT people and what is being done about it.

 

The film screening is the kick-off event for Amicable Church’s Lenten series “Be Not Afraid: Responding Mindfully to the Chaos,” which explores how different types of fears influence how human beings respond to difficult issues (and the barrage of news stories about them.) In addition to Lenten Sunday services, each delving into a different fear and how it manifests in our society, the series offers other arts events as well as mindfulness classes and workshops that offer tools designed to calm these fears.

 

For more information, visit www.amicablechurch.org or call (401) 624-4611.

 

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February 18th

JAC Third Thursday Encore Film Series

To Beat of Your Own Drummer...

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!

 

Albertine

Directed by: Alexis Van Stratum | 20 min. Belgium/France, 2014

Since her husband passed away, Albertine - a 81 year-old woman - decided to isolate herself from the world and disconnect from all social life, apparently waiting for death with haste. One evening, while the old lady tries with difficulty to change a light bulb in her living room, Ms. Lietard, the tattletale of the building, showed up at her place. Determined to give her a hand, this lead to the introduction of the neighbor in the apartment, Mr. Dumont, so, the intention is to let Albertine spends an unforgettable night.

 

The Alchemist’s Letter

Directed by: Carlos Andre Stevens | 5 min. USA/United Kingdom, 2015

A late alchemist exposes his estranged son to the truth surrounding his tumultuous life and the dark magic used to power a gold making machine.

 

The Answers

Directed by: Michael Goode | 8 min. USA, 2014

Immediately after his death, the victim of a car crash gets answers to every question he's ever had about his life, including the most import one of all - what did it all mean?

 

GOLDEN

Directed by: Kai Stanicke | 3 min. Gemany, 2015

A tale of being different and growing up.

 

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Moving On

Directed by: Marcia Fields and Mike Spear | 11 min. USA, 2014

Imagine being awakened in the morning by a knock on your door, and opening it to find two movers hired by your girlfriend with the dual purpose of breaking up with you, and moving you out of your home. In this modern world where technology too often replaces actual human interaction, the most personal moments in our lives are being delivered by the most impersonal methods. This short film takes a look at what would happen if even breakups were contracted out. And you thought getting dumped by text was embarrassing! MOVING ON is about what happens when you find you need to move on and move out at exactly the same time.

 

The Orchestra

Directed by: Mikey Hill | 15 min. Australia, 2015

Imagine a world where a band of tiny musicians follow you and play a soundtrack for your life, communicating your emotions, fears and hopes. In this world lives elderly Vernon, a lonely man whose crippling shyness causes his orchestral musicians to perform terribly out of tune.

 

Providence

Directed by: Michael Abbott Jr. | 15 min. USA, 2015

On the eve of her future sister-in-laws wedding, a woman returns to her husbands boyhood home. Tossing and turning next to him in his old twin size bed, they question love, marriage and why there are no all night drugs stores in Providence.

 

Rita Mahtoubian Is Not A Terrorist

Directed by: Roja Gashtili & Julia Lerman | 8 min. USA, 2014

When Iranian-born Rita Mahtoubian sets out to change her life from ordinary to extraordinary she accidentally captures the attention of a homeland security agent in this satirical comedy about romance, terrorism and trying to be a better person.

Location: Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

FLICKERS’ RED CARPET EXPERIENCE: PROVIDENCE

Celebrate the 88th Academy Awards in style at The Vets, Providence in Ultra High Definition

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, live coverage by WLNE/ABC6, 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 5:30 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.

 

For more details on the 2016 Red Carpet Experience: Providence, click here

 

Eventbrite - 2016 Flickers' Red Carpet Experience: Providence 

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016

Time: 5300 p.m. - 12 Midnight

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

Cost:

• $125 /$1000 for Table of 10

• $25 Viewing of Academy Awards on the large screen in Ultra High Definition (4K)

Doors Open for the Viewing Experience at 7:30 p.m.

March 10, 12, 20 & 23rd

francoLa Francophonie au Rhode Island

March is the international month of La Francophonie, a celebration of the French language and the culture of Francophone communities around the world.

Once again, the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival and the Museum of Work & Culture is partnering with several Francophone & Francophile organizations -- including the Québec Delegation Boston, the Canadian Consulate in New England, Alliance Française de Providence, the American Association of Teachers of French, the French American School of Rhode Island, the American French Genealogical Society -- to offer a slate of French-inspired programming:

What: Ciné Québec: A French Short Film Event

When: Thursday, March 10, 6:00 p.m.

Where: The Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S. Main St., Woonsocket, R.I.

A reception followed by a presentation of several Québecois short films with English subtitles.

$15 per person.

For tickets, call (401) 769-9675 or email mowc@rihs.org.

What: Francofête

When: Saturday, March 12, 6:00 p.m.

Where: Squantum Association, 947 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Riverside, R.I.

A gourmet dinner buffet, cocktails, dancing, and music by Classics Five Jazz Quintet.

$50 per person.

For reservations, call (401) 272-6243 or email contact@afprovidence.org.

What: Salute to Spring/Bonjour Printemps

When: Sunday, March 20, 1pm

Where: The Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S. Main St., Woonsocket, R.I.

A celebration of the first day of spring and International Francophonie Day! Entertainment will include dance & musical performances by cultural groups from Francophone nations, a French marionette show, and an international food tasting. A raffle concluding the Museum's Annual Appeal will follow the event, with a grand prize of a four-day trip to Québec City provided by Conway Tours.

$15 per person.

For tickets, call (401) 769-9675 or email mowc@rihs.org.

What: State House Flag Raising Ceremony

When: Wednesday, March 23, 5:00 p.m.

Where: R.I. State House, 82 Smith St., Providence, R.I.

Join leaders of the Francophone organizations and our state leaders as we raise the flag that represents places where the French language and culture are celebrated. This event is free and open to the public.

New York's Original LGBT Expo from Flickers and the

RWU Film Production Collaborative on Vimeo.

 

March 12-13th

The Original LGBT Expo

The Original LGBT Expo Video Lounge produced annually by the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (http://www.film-festival.org) and the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (http://www.liglff.org) is a great way to be introduced to the art and artists who reflect the modern LGBTQ experience. Each year, the Festivals bring together a unique team of collaborators who help curate the Lounge, making for an entertaining and enlightening afternoon. From cutting edge new work, filmmaker interviews, live musical performances, comedy, dance and even a “You Be the Judge” program where you can select the films that will play at the Festivals, the Video Lounge has become an entertainment mainstay of the Expo.

 

Stephen Flynn and James Stewart of Long Island and George T. Marshall of Rhode Island have shared a long history of friendship and collaboration. They have been able to draw in the exceptional talents of Ryan Janek Wolowski (MTV), Neal Bennington (Broadway Pride), Tym Moss and Appolonia Cruz, making for two days of non-stop entertainment. Add to the mix the cinematic vision of emerging visual artists, and it becomes easy to understand the popularity of the Lounge for those attending the Expo.

 

This year RIIFF will be raffling a travel package to the City of Providence (lodging, meals and entertainment) courtesy of our friends at the Providence Warwick Convention and Visitor's Bureau; Gift Certificates to business in the city of Newport, courtesy of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce; and RIIFF Opening Night VIP Passes good for August 9th! A full Festival Pass worth $450 will also be raffled.

 

The Video Lounge is a great place to network, discover new work, learn about the industry and ultimately support emerging new LGBTQ talent. Last year, the lounge was packed on both days during the Expo -- an event which draws over 30,000 attendees. Don’t miss it this year.

 

The event takes place at the Jacob Javits Center, W. 38th & 11th Avenue, NYC. Click here for a link to learn about the Expo.

 

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March 17th

JAC Third Thursday Encore Film Series

Shorts from the UK & Ireland

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

April 1st

GRANDE FETE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE DES ECOLES 2016

THE LARGEST GATHERING OF FRENCH STUDENTS IN NEW ENGLAND!

During the 2016 celebration of Francophone countries and language, 2,000 students from New England middle and high schools who have a passion for French language will gather in Providence, RI on April 1st, 2016.

This Event is an initiative of the Cultural Service of the French Consulate in Boston in partnership with the Delegation of Québec in Boston, the Canadian Consulate in Boston, and the French Professors Association of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

 

Sidy Maiga from Mali with his musicians and dancers will play African rhythms and will invite students to join by stomping their feet and clapping their hands. Each class will be asked to represent a Francophone country and a chorus of 2,000 voices will interpret two francophone songs previously practiced in the French class. And, RIIFF will be there!

 

Stay tuned, because this April Fools 2016 promises to be a day of treats and surprises.

 

April 21st

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 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

May 19th

JAC Third Thursday Encore Film Series

"Mais Oui" Films from France

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

June 16th

JAC Third Thursday Encore Film Series

The Cultural Collection

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

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July 11-15th:

KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp

Now in its 18th 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 18 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.

 

The Next Summer Filmaking Camp Dates: July 11-15, 2016
Our Location: Kingston, RI
2016 Cost: $395 

 

Eventbrite - KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp 2016 

 

Thanks to Rule Boston Camera, the University of Rhode Island, the Harrington School of Communication and Media and the Rhode Island Film and Television Office for their ongoing support!

 

July 21st

JAC Third Thursday Encore Film Series

RIIFF 20th Anniversary Preview

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


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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

 

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• Read / Download a Day-to-Day Schedule


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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