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THE VETS

83 Park Street, Suite 5

Providence, RI 02903 USA
tel: 401/861-4445
401/490-6735 (f)
info@film-festival.org

 

Mailing Address:

PO Box 162

Newport, RI 02840 USA

Street Address:

36 Rhode Island Avenue,

Newport, RI 02840 USA


 

 

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Make a gift to Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival through an Online Donation (below) or our Printable Donation form. Gifts to FLICKERS gives adults and children from all walks of life access to exceptional cinema, learning programs, and inspiring stories.

 

2016 was quite a year for all of us here at the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival. In addition to the record-breaking 20th Anniversary edition of RIIFF, we presented Francophone Programming in locations across the state of Rhode Island and New England; launched our new weekly series "doubleFEATURE" on RI PBS, spoke to various groups, clubs and classes; tripled our Youth Film Jury Program; expanded our Roving Eye International Film Festival; continued our 7 Day PSA Competition; threw various special benefits including a amazing Red Carpet Experience: Providence; continued our Best of Fest series of RIIFF-exclusive screenings in Jamestown and launched programming at the Second Stage Studio in Cumberland, RI; presented an unprecedented number of free preview screenings throughout the year— many featuring filmmakers in attendance; solidified our "RIIFF in the Schools" outreach program; and held our Opening Night Gala at the amazing Vets (formerly the VMA Arts & Cultural Center).

 

Flickers' Sidebar Festivals & Screenings of Note:

 

Rhode Island International Film Festival - August 8-13, 2017 (21st 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)

 

Despite FLICKERS international reputation as a first-class festival, behind the scenes we annually hold everything together with a very small staff of dedicated individuals. Ticket sales and memberships cover less than a third of the cost of running our organization. An inordinate amount of our annual budget is in the form of in-kind or trade donations from our sponsors. These are such things as hotel rooms and airline tickets for visiting filmmakers, media promotions, filmmaker hosting, our major task for 2017, rebuilding the comprehensive RIFilmFest.org website (or what we call our "retro website"), supplying paper and office supplies, tech support, etc., etc. These are all wonderful, but landlords don't accept free t-shirts to cover the rent, and you can't pay your staff with free DVD's, posters, beer glasses and the wonderful swag we receive as donations.


The Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is committed to the continued expansion of its role in the community. The year-round programming produced by FLICKERS has had a significant impact for artists and filmgoers alike in Rhode Island and indeed, southern New England.We are taking a more visible approach in the community with many events that promote the world of cinema: from expanded educational programs like doubleFEATURE, KidsEye™, ScriptBiz™ and the KidsEye Discoverty Portal Media Lab that opend in 2016. .

 

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Support FLICKERS Today!


Flickers has been bringing great film experiences to the Northeast for more than 35 years! Your support enables Flickers to undertake -

 

Educational Programming

• Expand cinema through education with "RIIFF In the Schools," now serving serving students at Roger Williams University, University of Rhode Island and Bryant University, Providence College, and the Beacon School in Woonsocket. Plans call for an expansion to more regional colleges and universities along with regional high schools and middle schools.


Filmmaker Initiatives

• Help underwrite Rhode Island and student filmmaker submission fees to the Festival
• Host filmmakers from around the globe at Flickers in the summer


Intellectual enrichment

• Provide great intellectual enrichment for the Northeast and beyond with access to both up-and-coming and established filmmakers


Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival

• Produce the largest audience-driven film festival in New England with more than 45,000 attendees throughout the year. Programming features more than 250 feature films and shorts from 65 countries, with over 85 World,/North American/U.S. Premieres


Support our Mission

• Flickers creates experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, alive and energized.

 

Benefits of Giving Include

• Flickers "RIIFF Cinema" members receive ongoing special promotions
• Complimentary screenings at CinemaRI and "You be the Judge Night" Events
• Free admission to our annual meeting

• Special sneak peeks at major films before they open
• Early bird sales with deep discounts on Festival passes and ticket packages
• Discounts on regularly-priced single tickets
• Acknowledgment in the Festival catalog, and much more!

 

Help Us Fulfill Our Mission

 

The cost of running an international Festival on the scale and level of quality as Flickers is staggering. We have a small, but dedicated staff whose work is offset by an army of interns and countless, loyal volunteers. While we have run the Festival from a perspective of cost efficiency and Yankee frugality, there are still expenses that must be met.

 

Coming to our events and main Festival only provides only about one quarter of our annual operating budget. That’s why we need your help. There are many ways to support our work.

Become a Member


Make a Contribution


Planned Giving


Corporate Sponsorships

We Cannot Fulfill Our Mission Without You!

 

The power of film to inform, enlighten and educate, as well as entertain, is inestimable. We believe — and trust that you'll agree — that what we do is worth supporting with a donation.


Please consider a contribution to assist FLICKERS in continuing this ever-important effort.

 

Your contribution of $35, $50 or $100 will go a long way in supporting our efforts to educate, entertain, enrich and provoke thought .


How To Give to FLICKERS

 

Your donation of any size will be greatly appreciated. You can donate any one of three ways:


You can make a tax deductible contribution online by clicking here:

 

Other Ways to Donate:

 

• Print out our donation form that is located here

 

or Call us at 401-861-4445.


Thank you, thank you, thank you very much for your support!

 


George T. Marshall
Executive Director,
FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival
401.861.4445 • 401.490-6537 f

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About FLICKERS Contributions & Scholarships


Some of the organizations supported financially by Flickers:

• The Rhode Island Food Bank (we held a 25-Film Marathon)
• Jamestown Community Piano Fund

• East Greenwich Odeum Theatre

• The Vets

• Jamestown Arts Center

• Roger Williams University School of Law
• WSBE Channel 36, RI Public Broadcasting

• Christmas in Newport

• The Courthouse Center for the Arts (Kingston, RI)

• Four Corners Arts Center (Tiverton, RI)

• International Institute Rhode Island
• RI Heart Fund

• Bristol Rotary

• Second Stage Studio

• Bell Street Chapel

• Marriage Equality, RI

• RI Festival of Trees
• Newport County Chamber of Commerce
• URI Visualizations Film Festival

• Harrington School of Communication & Media

• URI College of Arts & Sciences

• RI Pride
• RI Women's Coalition Against Domestic Violence (we held a Fashion Show)
• AIDS Care Ocean State (we sponsored the Sing Along Sound of Music)
• Friends of the Columbus Theatre Arts Center (we sponsored/hosted the 75th Anniversary kick-off for this classic theatre and are spurring a restoration effort)
• Miracle on Broadway (we sponsored free kids films during the holidays)
• RI Human Rights Watch Film Festival (we sponsored the screenings)

Plus we have donated passes and scholarships to the following Rhode Island non-profits in 2007-2016:

2nd Story Theatre

Alliance Francais Rhode Island
Academy Players
American Cancer Society
Amos House
Art and Business Council of RI
AS220

Barrington Public Library
Big Nazo Puppets
Black Air Foundation
Bright Night
Bristol Rotary
Christmas in Newport
Clean Water Fund
Colonial Theatre
Direct Action for Rights and Equality
EPOCH Center
Everett Dance Theatre
Family Services Center
Festival Ballet Providence
Fusionworks
GAIA Vaccine Foundation
Gamm Theatre
Genisis Institute
Groundwerx Dance Theatre

Harken Film Institute
Island Moving Company
Kaleidoscope Theatre

Leadership Rhode Island
Living History
Looking Glass Theatre
Modern Populous
NewGate Theatre
Newport Film Collaborative
Off the Curb
Perishable Theatre
Project Goal
Providence Arts Club
Providence Ballet Inc.
Providence Black Repertory Company

Providence College

Providence Public Library
Puente

Rhode Island College

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH)
Rhode Island Film Collaborative
RI Heart Association

RI Historical Society
RI Holocaust Education and Resource
RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA)
Studio 34 Dance Company
The Artists’ Exchange
The Dance Theatre (Roger Williams University)
Trinity Repertory Company
University of Rhode Island
West Broadway Neighborhood Assoc.

Wheaton College
WSBE, RI PBS

If you would like help from Flickers via tickets, access to programming or promotional support, please tell us about your program and needs: e-mail

 

For more information on Employer Matching Gift Programs, Planned Giving, the RIIFF Friends Campaign, or in-kind donations of office/computer equipment - please contact: Shawn Quirk, Program Director, email

 

FLICKERS' RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

83 Park Street, Suite 5

Providence, RI 02903

Tel: 401/861-4445; Fax: 401/490-6735

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