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Providence, RI 02903 USA
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Newport, RI 02840 USA

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36 Rhode Island Avenue,

Newport, RI 02840 USA



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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;

~ the major portal of entry for filmmakers to discover the Ocean State as a center for film development 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.




Breaking News & Updates...




At this year's smash hit event on Sunday, March 2nd, the Red Carpet Experience: Providence, thrilled attendees at the sell-out event learned first-had who were the winners of 86th Academy Awards.


Two films with Rhode Island connections won the coveted Oscar®:


“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed (Documentary Short), won Best Documentary Short; which was screened at RIIFF.


Additionally, Rhode Island's own Jennifer Lee won for Best Animated Film, Disney's "Frozen." (The film also picked up a "Best Original Song" Oscar® for "Let It Go."


Our sincere congratulations to all the winners. What an evening and what memories!

2014 Programming at RIIFF


February 10-14 - April 3-4, 2014


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 from February 10 to 14 and April 3 and 4.


For this first edition, 3 French short-films from the 2013 Festival have been selected. Shawn Quirk, Programming Director for FLICKERS will host a discussion after the screening.


The short-films selection include: Son Indochine de Bruno Collet; La Fugue de Jean-Bernard Marlin; and Toute ma vie de Pierre Ferrière.


Upcoming locations for the presentations:

• Le 10 février matin : University du Mass à BOSTON

• Le 11 février matin : Suffolk University

• Le 12 février matin : University du Mass à Lowell

• Le 13 après-midi : Harvard

• Le 14 après-midi : University of Rhode Island

• Le 03 avril après-midi : Dartmouth College

• Le 17-21 novembre après-midi: TBA in Maine

Upcoming Events...


August 23rd:

Celebrate H.P. Lovecraft's Birthday!

Special Walking Tour and film screening

Commemorate Lovecraft’s birthday (August 20th) with a walking tour that celebrates the author’s Providence stories: "The Thing on the Doorstep” and “The Call of Cthulhu." H.P. Lovecraft was born in Providence in 1890. His detailed descriptions of his favorite city are amazingly accurate in 2013.


Join RIIFF and the RI Historical Society on a walking tour which explores the College Hill neighborhood where Lovecraft drew literary inspiration and where he called home. Departs from the John Brown House Museum with post walk film screening. Space is limited, please RSVP.

Location: John Brown House, 52 Power Street, Providence, RI

Time: The tour will take place: Saturday, August 23rd at 11:00 a.m.

Cost: $18.00; Bring your eTicket with you to the Tour and Screening

October 20-26th

Flickers: RI International Horror Film Festival

Now in its 15th ghoulish year! This year's programming promises to be truly amazing with major premieres, forum, 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...


Saturday, October 25th:

Sunday, October 26th:

hplovecraftH.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.

Location: John Brown House, 52 Power Street, Providence, RI

Time: The tour will take place this year on two days: Saturday, October 25th at 11:00 a.m. and Sunday, October 26th at 12:00 Noon.

Cost: $18.00; Bring your eTicket with you to the Tour and Screening

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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The 2014 Film Schedule

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RIIFF Merchandise 2014 Festival Genius Guide

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2014 Festival Awards
2014 Downloadable Program Book
RIIFF's 2014 Opening Night
GLBT Film Festival Sidebar
2014 Finalist Judges

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