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orchids11TH ANNUAL



August 7-12, 2007


Now in its Eleventh Year, the Rhode Island International Film Festival™, (RIIFF) will take place August 7-12, 2007. Ranked as a one of the Top 12 Film Festivals in the United States, this world-class festival will be held at venues around Providence. It features screenings, filmmaking workshops, meet-and-greet industry events and seminars. Aiming to promote Rhode Island as a filmmaking location and to celebrate the independent filmmaking spirit, RIIFF also hosts a number of high-profile premières and provides a showcase for international features, documentaries, and shorts.

Founded in 1997, the Rhode Island International Film Festival has quickly carved out a name for itself. It accepts films of any type, in any genre and screens around 200-plus international productions. Rhode Island native Bobby Farrelly was so impressed with the festival's debut that he held the world premiere of his next film - There's Something About Mary - at the 1998 event.

The festival is dedicated to the creation of opportunities for "artistic interaction and exchange among independent filmmakers, directors, producers, distributors, backers and the film-going community". It is a safe haven for all independent filmmakers - a place where they can hide from all the MI3’s, overblown CGI effects and high concept reinterpretations of classic films.


This year, RIIFF will screen 320 films; selected from over 2,500 submissions. More than 90% of the RIIFF schedule is created from these film submissions; and not culled from other festivals. This makes for a truly dynamic event where regional audiences discover new work and new filmmakers whose work often overlooked.






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Schedule Changes and Last Minute Additions


RIIFF Festival Photos 2007


2007 RIIFF Dedication

(spread sheet version) Alternative Version B

Signature Films (features, documentaries & shorts)

Opening Night Film Presentations (completed)

Accepted Film List (spread sheet version)

Announcement News Release

KidsEye Films at the Feinstein IMAX Providence Place

French Language Films Playing RIIFF

• Free Stars Under the Stars Outdoor Screenings Old Slater MillWestminster Park

Films at the Cable Car Cinema

Films at the Providence Black Repertory Company

Films at the Courthouse Center for the Arts

Films at the Shorebreak in Narragansett, RI

Trailers & Promotions

Documentary Films and their Directors: Special RIIFF 07 Focus





The Providence Journal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

The Boston Globe 1 2

Boston Herald 1 (Andre Dubus)

Worcestor Telegram and Gazette 1

Southcoast Today (New Bedford, Cape Cod) 1

Motif 1

Edge Providence

Associated Press 1

Daily Candy Boston 1

Associated Content: The People's Media Company 1

The Providence Phoenix 1 2

Roger Williams University Public Affairs Office 1

Variety Divergence Take Black, White + Gray Welcome to Nollywood

Spoiler Alert Filmmaker Interviews The Union Happy Monday The 5.22 Arthur's Paradise The Golden Voice 1 2 3 4

People's Voice Escape from Suburbia Review

The Atlantic Free Press Escape from Suburbia Review

Newport Mercury 1

Westerly Sun 1

Bay Windows 1

Indiewire 1

Providence Business News 1

The Eagle Tribune, Andover, MA (article on Andre Dubus by Jason Tait)

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Musician's tales are told at this year's RIIFF. Learn more...

Filmmaker Christine Vachon to receive first ever "Roger Williams Independent Voice Award". Learn more...

The Golden Age of Cinema saluting the Silent Film Era, our annual screening with the Alloy Orchestra. This year's film is Harold Lloyd's "Speedy" Learn more...

RIIFF Goes "Green" with an environmental film sidebar. Learn more...

KidsEye™ International Film Festival, expanded to morning screenings at the Feinstein MAX Providence Place. Learn more...
New England Student Film Festival, screenings, 8/11 at the Columbus Theatre starting at 10:00 a.m. Learn more...
Providence Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, throughout week of the fest . Learn more...
Providence Jewish Film Festival, featuring powerful and topical films. Learn more...

Stars Under the Stars, outdoor screenings of unforgettable films: The King Returns with a newly restored print of "Viva Las Vegas" starring Elvis Presley and Ann Margaret to be screened free at two locations! Learn more... about screenings in Pawtucket and Providence.


The Dhamma Brothers has its official World Premiere at RIIFF this August and it just won the Best Documentary Award at the Woods Hole Film Festival. The film will play at RIIFF, Sun, Aug 12 2007, 4:30 pm at the Columbus Cinematheque. To learn more about the film, please click here...

Andrew Filippone, Jr. will present his latest “documentary film object” called Happy Monday at this year's RIIFF, click here to learn more... click here to hear an interview...

The Rhode Island Film Forum, learn the ins and outs of making a film in the Ocean State from those who should know... Online Short Film Competition, featuring a $1000 cash prize for best short.

RIIFF Opening Night Films, unforgettable and imaginative films that will start off this year's festival with a bang!

Special Events surrounding the World Premiere of "From the 50 Yard Line."

2007 Awards Cocktail Party; Saturday Evening, August 11th, at the Federal Reserve, 60 Dorrance Street Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Program will feature an Awards Ceremony and Reception. Cost: $20 filmmakers and guests; an RSVP is requested. Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres. Sponsored by the RI Film & TV Office.


Actress/Filmmaker Ursula Burton to attend RIIFF Opening Night for the Premiere of her newest work

General Announcement Story for 2007

The Economic Impact of RIIFF

RIIFF Festival Highlights










We are very excited to once again be screening work by our long-time friend, Bill Smyth. Bill is the brains and talent behind the RIIFF trailers. A multiple Emmy Award-winning writer and producer, Bill has also seen two Emmy nominations for RIIFF trailers and one win. This year's spots continue in a tradition of working with actors (and real life spouses) Phyllis Kaye and Richard Donnelly, both of the acclaimed and Tony Award winning, Trinity Repertory Company. We are very happy to have them both as part of the RIIFF family. There is no question that they reflect the "Rhode Island" in our international film festival.


Bill is a Creative Services Editor for WCVB-TV in Boston.




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