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Providence, RI 02903 USA
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RIIFF Highlights 2005


Tribute and award presentation of the RIIFF HUMANITARIAN AWARD to Danny Trejo ("Heat," "Conair," "Once Upon A Time in Mexico," "Spy Kids") with celebrity honors, Wednesday, August 10th


CRYSTAL IMAGE AWARD to Michael Showalter for his directorial debut, "The Baxter" and his past work including "Wet Hot American Summer."

to German filmmaker: Rosa von Praunheim and
retrospective of his selected work.


"Keep Your Distance" directed by Stu Pollard has its World Premiere at RIIFF on Friday, August 12th at 9:15 pm. Starring Gil Bellows and Stacy Keach, this knock-out film is from the director of "Nice Guys Sleep Alone."- visit the website

International Shorts are center stage during RIIFF 2005. Check out the trailer for one film making it's US Premiere: "Jag bara undrar" (Just Wondering) - visit the website

Multi-platinum recording artist Billy Gilman will appear and World Premiere his latest video, 'Hey Little Suzie (The Cause of All That)' along with an all-new documentary on Opening Night, Tuesday, August 9th, 7:00 pm at The Columbus Theatre.

Director Cherry Arnold's long awaited documentary on former Providence Mayor Vincent A Cianci, "Buddy" has its World Premiere on Thursday, August 11th. Actor James Woods provides the narration. • Read about it • visit the website

"The Baxter" written, directed and starring Michael Showalter ("The Daily Show," "Stella," "Late Friday") premieres on Friday, August 12th at 9:15 pm. Welcome the director who will receive our Crystal Vision Award for first-time director.

"Holy Water Gate" appeared at RIIFF two years ago as a work in progress. See the finished film on Saturday, August 13th at 12:00 Noon with a panel discussion. • visit the website

The Festival’s August 14th closing night attraction will be “The Black Pirate,” a silent feature made in 1926 and starring Douglas Fairbanks. It is a fitting program for the Columbus, which opened its doors that very year and will be accompanied live by an original score composed and performed by the noted Alloy Orchestra. Preceding the silent classic will be the presentation of restored fragments of “My Lady of the Lilacs,” a recently rediscovered silent film made in Rhode Island in 1916 and written by pioneering female screenwriter Beta Breuil.


ScriptBiz, a screenwriting pitch program will launch on Monday, August 8th and continues through August 9th.

and display of 9 years of the Rhode Island International Film Festival, funded by the RI Commission for the Humanities; Courthouse Center of the Arts, Kingston, RI

Introduction of new regional student film competition and screening: the New England Student Film Festival. Programming to take place Saturday, August 13th.


"100 Pieds" presented in collaboration with Spirafilm of Québec City: 10 short newly commissioned silent films with live accompaniment that is improvised by local musicians (a collaborative project with Spirafilm and the Pan American International Film Festival.)

Between Takes Coffee Talks
will be held weekday afternoons at 3:00 pm
at Jessie's on Atwells Avenue with industry professionals.


. Providence Gay & Lesbian Film Festival,
. Jubilé Franco Américain (films from France and Canada)
. Providence Film Festival (local filmmaker focus)
. KidsEye™ International Film Festival
. East West Crosswinds: Exploring Asian Culture Thru Cinema
. World Panorama (international film focus)
. Providence Jewish Film Festival
. New England Student Film Festival