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Office:

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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George T. Marshall, Shawn Quirk, J. Scott Oberacker &

Duncan Putney

 

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Coming and Going: What to Do at RIIFF, How to Go about Getting There and How to Enjoy our 19th Anniversary Experience!

 

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• Click on the image above for the Festival Guide (coming)

Rhode Island Media Guide (PDF download / Word Doc) for you to shape your own coverage. NOTE THAT THIS IS AN OLDER LIST COMPILED BY THE STATE AND MANY OF THE CONTACTS MAY NOT WORK. USE IT SIMPLY TO IDENTIFY THE MEDIA OITLETS. IF YOU ARE AT THE FESTIVAL, CALL THEM OR VERIFY ONLINE. WE FOUND THAT EVEN EMAILS TEND TO CHANGE REGULARLY.

 

• Other media contact documents: 2015 Contact List RI Judiciary Media Guide for Reporters

 

Calendar placements of note (these need to be entered individually):

 

• PBN.com

• Projobeat.com

• Thingstodo.msn.com

• Eventful.com

• Patch.com (RI-centered)

• Whofish.com

• RIMonthly.com

• Goprovidence.com

• AAA Horizons: http://www.aaahorizons.com/calendar.cfm

• Buckeroo: http://www.buckaroo.com/

• Visitri.com

• Aoltravel.com

• Socialvents.com

• Eventbrite.com

• Golocalprov.com

• hiddentalentsinamerica.com

• Festival Trek

• 92.3 PRO.FM

• HOT 106.3

• ABC6 News (WLNE 6 )

• CH.12 News

• Turnto10.com

• Fox Providence

• The Westerly Sun

• Providenceri.com

• Zvents.com

• WPRI

• Southcoastinsider.com

• Visitnewengland.com

• Localoracle.com

• Gaylesbiandirectory.com

• southcountyri.com

• gonewport.com

• http://www.thecwprov.com/sections/community/

• mary@visitnewengland.com

• info@futureinfilm.com

• http://www.americantowns.com/ri/newport/events/add

• Yelp
• Facebook

• LinkedIn

• http://www.indowncity.com/news (Contact: Joanna Levitt)

• http://rhodybeat.com/

• http://www.coastalmags.com/events/submit.html

• http://www.newsdigest.co/submitnews.htm

Downloads of Note for You:

List of RI Radio Stations

 

RIIFF 2015 Official Laurels (PDF download, jpeg download)

 

RIIFF Program Book Advertising Rate Sheet (PDF download):

 

RIIFF Filmmaker Registration (PDF download):

 

Additional RIIFF Filmmaker Pass Order Form (PDF download):

 

RIIFF Print Traffic Report (PDF download Word Doc.)

 

Take Part in Our "RIIFF Around the World Program"

 

• Rhode Island Libraries:

East Providence Public Library

41 Grove Ave, East Providence, RI 02914

401.434.2453 • www.eastprovidencelibrary.org

 

Jamestown Philomenian Library

26 North Road, Jamestown, RI

401-231-4980 • www.jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org

 

Newport Public Library

300 Spring Street, Newport, RI

401-847-8720 • www.newportlibraryri.org

 

Kingston Free Library

2605 Kingstown Road, Kingston, RI

401-783-8254 • http://www.skpl.org/node/164

 

Providence Public Library

150 Empire Street, Providence, RI

02903 401.455.8000 • http://www.provlib.org

 

Rochambeau Library

708 Hope Street, Providence, RI

401-272-3780 • http://www.provcomlib.org/locations/rochambeau

 

Tiverton Public Library

238 Highland Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878

401.625.6796 • http://www.tivertonlibrary.org

 

Warwick Public Library
600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI
4017395440 • http:// www.warwicklibrary.org

• Roger Williams University (Roving Eye Screenings)

• Trinity Brew Pub

• The Vets (formerly VMA Arts & Cultural Center), 6th Floor Ballroom

1. Contact Information:

 

RIIFF Office: 83 Park Street, Suite 5, Providence, RI  02903, USA
RIIFF Office Phone:  401.861.4445

RIIFF Office Fax:      401.490.6735


Festival Dates: 

RIIFF: August 4-9th, 2015, NEXT YEAR: August 9-14th, 2016

VORTEX FEST: October 19-25th, 2015

ROVING EYE FILM FESTIVAL: April

Fall Edition: November 16, 2015

Spring 2016 Edition: April 12-19, 2016

Hospitaity & Accommodations: Nilanda Sutoumaleee (nsutoummalee@film-festival.org)

Volunteer Coordinator: Sarah Reid (sreid@film-festival.org) and Lawrence J. Andrade
Film Programming Department:  Shawn Quirk (quirk@film-festival.org)
Screenplay Competition:  (screenplay@film-festival.org)
Cinema Rhode Island Membership:  membership@film-festival.org
Sponsorship: Myles Daigneault (mdaighneault@film-festival.org)
Film Traffic:  Cameron Jacobsen (traffic@film-festival.org)

Filmmaker Registration: Devin Karambelas (dkarambelas@film-festival.org)

Technical Operations: Timothy Haggerty (tmhaggerty@film-festival.org)
Horror Festival: Shawn Quirk (quirk@film-festival.org)
General information:  info@film-festival.org

 

2. Film Formats Shown at RIIFF:

For 2015 we will be using the following screening formats: Blu-Ray, DVD and limited DCP

Here is a list of venues and formats we can handle: (CLICK HERE FOR VENUE DIRECTIONS)

AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Bell Street Chapel Theatre

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Brown University, McCormack Family Theater

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

The Dark Lady

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Greenwich Odeum

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Jamestown Arts Center

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Jane Pickens Theatre, Newport

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD Museum

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Narraganset Theatre at the Pier

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Museum of Work & Culture

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Newport Art Museum

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Paff Theatre at the URI Feinstein/Providence Campus

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Providence Public Library Theatre

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Providence Place Showcase Cinema 16

DCP

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Rochambeau Library, Hope Street, Providence

Blu-Ray

DVD (Back up)

 

Roger Williams University, Bristol

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

The Vets (VMA Arts & Cultural Center)

This year's screenings are in the new 6th floor ballroom

Blu-Ray, (DVD Back up)

3. Exhibition Copy Shipping Information:     

Not later than July 27th. We need to pre-screen and log in your work. Send your Blu-ray copy and a back-up DVD to the following address:


            FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival
            Attn: Cameron Jacobsen • 36 Rhode Island Avenue
            Newport, RI  02840 (United States)

 

Please make sure that you insure your work with the appropriate carrier. Additionally, for international films, cite that the work is for "Cultural Purposes Only, No Commercial Value." The latter is very important or else you will be charged customs fees. Additionally, please let us know as soon as you can where you'd like us to return your print/video. If you come to the Festival, you will be able to sign for your work and take it with you.

 

3a. Exhibition Copy Return Shipping Information:

Please be sure that you let us know where your exhibition copy needs to be returned and when.

We usually spend the week after the festival shipping out all copies. That information should be with your exhibition copy and sent to this email: traffic@film-festival.org

 

IMPORTANT: If we do not hear from you, we will send the copy back to you from the registration address we have on hand.

 

4. Posters and Postcards for Publicity:

Please check with us before you send posters.

 

Fire codes may be different in the variety of halls that we utilze which impacts on where we can display posters and collateral materials. Not all halls allow for hanging posters on walls and some limit actually sizes we can display. Many prefer smaller formats like postcards. Some examples: The Greenwich Odeum and the Jane Pickens have the capability of displaying full-size theatrical posters. At the Paff Theatre and the Metcalf Auditorium at RISD Museum, we are not allowed to hang posters, and instead use E-Z ups for display.

 

Once we confirm your exhibition location, we can let you know what size posters to send.

 

Postcards are not an issue at any venue. Additionally, if you come to the Festival, we strongly encourage you to distrubute your postcards/posters, etc. around the City of Providence for maximum impact.

 

5. Festival Awards for Film and Screenplay Competition: 

Film awards are trophies and specific sponsor related prizes, not cash. The winner of Best Short and Best Documentary Short will be submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Oscar® consideration. Screenplay awards (besides the Grand Prize) are software, promotion, publicity, etc.  The awards ceremony is Sunday morning the 9th at Metcalf Auditorium, RISD Museum, and includes a light breakfast with our compliments. The Awards program will take place at 10:00 a.m. and will not conflict with afternoon screenings.

 

6. General Admission Ticket Prices:

(For the General Public, not you, the accepted filmmaker, all of your personal tickets are free!)

 

     Opening Night Film Screening - $15 film screening / $35 after party / $50 for both events
      
      Single Tickets not on opening night:
            Adult Tickets-$10
            Members/Seniors-$8

 

      KidsEye International FF Ticket prices:
            Adults- $10.00
            Children-$8.00


   Advance Ticket orders are available at this time by clicking on our Ticket and Passes Page.

 

7. Filmmaker Registration At the Festival:

FILM FESTIVAL REGISTRATION & HOSPITALITY (For Filmmakers and Media)

Location: Hotel Providence, 139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903

Tues, Wed., Thurs., Fri: 11:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

Sat.: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

RI FILM OFFICE FILMMAKER LOUNG

Location: Aspire at Hotel Providence, 139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903

Tues, Wed., Thurs., Fri: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sat.: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. , Sun.: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES DURING THE WEEK, JUST STOP BY OUR VETS OFFICE ON THE 5TH FLOOR AND WE'LL GIVE YOU A TEMPORARY PASS FOR THE EVENING, OR ON OPENING NIGHT AT THE PPAC BOX OFFICE.

 

7b. Filmmaker Passes & Event Ticketing:

Each Filmmaker receives two (2) Filmmaker PASSES per film, which grants full access to all screenings, forums and after parties. Each pass allows for three (3) comps. to your film screening; for total of six (6). These will be given to you at registration. Note that events like the Film Forum and Scriptbiz are first come, first served.

 

We also have a community outreach program for non-profit organizations for which we provide either group rates or comp tickets to select screenings at PPAC. Feel free to contact our outreach Associate for more information.

 

Note that certain films may sell out; so be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before a particular screening. We cannot guarantee seating if you arrive late. Also, you will need to register in advance for the RI Film Forum since ticketing is on a first-come; first-served basis. This event will be free to visiting filmmakers.

 

Again, and this is important: We cannot guarantee seating if you arrive late.

 

8. Opening, Closing Nights & Events:

(for Filmmakers only, and that means you if you are on this page!)

OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION

IMPORTANT: The Film screening and party are free for accepted filmmakers with passes. Remember, you'll be receiving two passes at registration. Be sure to let us know if you are arriving late and cannot get to registration. We will have your passes available at the Box Office. Do be sure to pre-register, otherwise we will not be able to give you badges or passes if you are late on Opening Night. This event can be as swank as Black Tie or Rhode Island Business Summer Casual.

 

COMPLETED

 

PROVIDENCE BACKLOT WALKING TOUR

Presented by the Rhode Island Historical Society and the RI Film & Television Office

Takes place on Wednesday, August 5th in the morning at 11:00 a.m.; free for filmmakers, tkts on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up below.

 

Join us for this wonderful tour of the City of Providence presented by the RI Historical Society under the aegis of the RI Film & Television Office.

 

Discover why Providence is truly a Hollywood backlot, learn about its history, and find out about some of our state's most notable and colorful characters. The goal for the tour is to provide filmmakers with an “insider’s” view of the downcity and riverwalk area with an eye toward what would be interesting/unanticipated places for filming.

 

BOOK EARLY AS THIS SELLS OUT QUICKLY.

 

COMPLETED

 

JPESPECIAL FILMMAKER EVENT: FINDING YOUR STORY

Presented by the RI Film & Television Office

Takes place on Wednesday, August 5th in the afternoon at 1:00 p.m.; free for filmmakers, tkts on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up below.

 

In today's world of self-generated content, it is more important than ever that aspiring filmmakers create content that is personal, emotional, and within their budgets. Learn techniques to mine themes and events from your own life and turn them into film projects on reasonable budgets.

 

Study filmmaking with acting and filmmaking instructor Jonathan Pope Evans from Chapman University to strengthen your creativity and resourcefulness as a filmmaker! Sign up today and learn to work from within as an artist!

 

Please note that only 12 tickets will be made available and on a first-come, first-served basis only.

 

BOOK EARLY AS THIS SELLS OUT QUICKLY.

 

SOLD OUT

 

THE RHODE ISLAND FILM FORUM

Takes place on Thursday, August 6th

The RI Film Forum is a one-day symposium hosting leading national and local film industry players, conversing about the key issues facing the Rhode Island and New England film community today. This informative and entertaining discussion presents our region's small business owners, filmmakers, community organizations, and film enthusiasts with the latest opportunities for better understanding, and getting involved with, local film production and exhibition.

 

As a visiting filmmaker, this event is a great way for you to network, discover what is happening in this region, and even think about shooting an upcoming film here.

 

We strongly encourage your attendance and have been able to underwrite your ticket so there is no charge!

 

SOLD OUT

 

Free for filmmakers, but seating is limited. Please register in advance. We wlll be sending you information and an application will be in your registration package

 

jpeSPECIAL FILMMAKER EVENT: DIRECTING ACTORS ON SET

Jonathan Pope Evans grew up on a cattle farm in rural Alabama but soon made his way out to sunny California where he earned his MFA in Theatre and Film Directing at California Institute of the Arts, worked as assistant to acclaimed filmmaker Nina Menkes, and began directing commercials, indie films, and television promos. In 2001, he wrote the award winning play And David Danced which was shown at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Most recently, he directed two shorts that made rounds on the festival circuit (The Buried, Hoover Road), one of which (The Buried) won Best International Short at the Berlin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. He also developed a kid's television show with Bejuba Entertainment and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Inc. and is currently producing a film for Triangle Road Entertainment based on a script he co-wrote with director Rachel Goldberg entitled Transformation Awaits! He is a Nicholl Screenwriting Finalist, an alumni of Film Independent Screenwriting Lab, and has won other awards for playwriting, acting, and directing. He has taught acting and filmmaking at Chapman University, New York Film Academy, Theatre of Arts, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, The Feature Film Academy, CalArts, California State University, and The Tom Todoroff Acting Studio.

 

Evans challenges actors to develop the self, to personally connect to the moments in a scene, and to experience a very personal and profound physical awakening within the world of the character.

 

In this workshop, Evans explores various exercises for developing characters, including substitutions and emotional triggering based in the work of Larry Moss, Ivana Chubbuck and Lee Strasberg.

 

Whether you are a film actor looking for new tools for your process or a director looking to guide actors to create emotional and personal performances in your films, join Director/Professor Jonathan Pope Evans for an informative journey into the acting process. The Workshop will take place on Thursday August 6th and will run from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Those attending will meet at the Hotel Providence located at 139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI.

 

This promises to be a memorable afternoon and a dynamic networking opportunity. Afterwards,m you can hang out at the new RI Film Office Filmmaker Lounge at the Hotel Providence's Aspire Restaurant.

 

Please note that only 12 tickets will be made available and on a first-come, first-served basis only

 

BOOK EARLY AS THIS SELLS OUT QUICKLY.

 

SOLD OUT

 

ScriptBiz™ 2015 Uploaded

Takes place on Friday, August 7th

Trying to write your first script? Worrying about how to pitch your script more effectively to potential investors? Moving a completed script into production? Learn from the best at the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival’s 16th Annual ScriptBiz program!

 

At ScriptBiz, emerging screenwriters can hone their skills by interacting with and learning from seasoned industry professionals. This year’s program, entitled “From Page to Screen,” takes screenwriters through the entire screenwriting process, with panel discussions on the ins and outs of writing a script and the business aspects of getting a script into production, as well as a special workshop on “pitching your script.”

 

ScriptBiz takes place on Friday, August 7th, at RI Foundation, 1 Union Station, Providence, RI 02903 • 401.427.4001 • www.rifoundation.org

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

SOLD OUT

 

Free for filmmakers, seating limited to 50 and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We will be sending you registration

 

August 8th

NOW YOU SEE ME: AN LGBTQ SYMPOSIUM

A FILMMAKER TO FILMMAKER CONVERSATION

Have Archetypes in the Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgender Community Changed in Recent Years?

With the passing of marriage equality, gay and lesbian archetypes have transitioned from marginalized roles dealing with oppression and opposition with main stream society to acceptance and integration. The legalization of gay marriage has brought gay culture out of the ghetto and into the mainstream. With these new transitions comes the ever changing image of the nuclear family and what is perceived as normal or traditional.

 

With such a change, how have gay archetypes in film and mass media changed? How will it continue to transform in the coming years?

 

Moderated by Shawn Quirk, RIIFF Program Directo

 

Featuring:

tylerDTyler Derench, actor/producer; moved from his hometown of Windsor, Connecticut to Los Angeles immediately following his graduation from high school in order to pursue a career in acting. Since then he has been in numerous stage productions, short films, commercials and had the lead part in the Amazon Studios film “I Think my Facebook Friend is Dead.” For that performance, Tyler was nominated for a best actor award and the film went on to win Best Film of December and just missed the award for Best Film of the Year. Tyler has now been busy writing and developing his own material. His first project was the LGBT boxing drama "DIVE,” which he created, co produced and starred in. You will soon see him in an upcoming HBO show.

 

 

federicoJonathan Federico is a Brooklyn based film and commercial producer. He holds a BS in Film Studies from Boston University and a MS in Media Management from The New School. For over a decade working with notable brands and artists, Jonathan has over directed, produced and disseminated many different forms of media over a myriad platforms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

eionEoin Maher is a writer and director who divides his time between London and Dublin. His film 'No Strings' recently premiered at Gaze Dublin LGBT Film Festival and has been nominated for the Iris Prize in Cardiff this October. Seeking out people to identify with as a teenage Eoin found queer films by Gregg Araki and John Waters which inspired him to be a filmmaker himself. He is currently in preproduction on his next LGBT short Binary which should being shooting later this year.

 

 

 

 

Sandra Richards is the President of PFLAG Greater Providence. She was the Associate of the film TransJourney that featured her son's transition into womanhood, which premiered at the 2014 RI International Film Festival.

 

ABOUT PFLAG

Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.

 

PFLAG has over 350 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states.

 

This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced, and serviced by PFLAG National, located in Washington, D.C., the National Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors.

 

- See more at: http://community.pflag.org/page.aspx?pid=191#sthash.EmimqKbK.dpuf

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015
Time: 12:00 p/m
Location: Hotel Providence, 138 Matthewson Street, Providence, RI
Cost: Free Event
Sponsors: Equity Action and the Rhode Island Foundation

 

COMPLETED

Awards Ceremony and Reception, Sunday, August 9th:

Location: RISD Museum, Metcalf Audiorium, 20 N. Main Street, Providence, RI
Time: Continental breakfast takes starts at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Awards Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

Free for attending filmmakers

 

Eventbrite - RIIFF 2015 Awards Ceremony 

9. Distributors & Special Guests Attending the Fest:

We do not have a concrete list of which distribution companies are attending this year (they tend to surprise us) but we have strong ties and representatives from IFC, Lionsgate, and other companies have attended the festival in recent years.  More information on distributors and special guests will become available during the festival as they become available to us. We can confirm that we will have representatives from several major Festivals at RIIFF have included Tribecca, Hamptons and Long Island gay & Lesbian, and New Hampshire. Note that this year representatives from Lexus Short Films will be in attendance at our Opening Night Gala.

 

10. Accommodations:

As a nonprofit organization, we cannot provide rental fees, lodging or air travel for our filmmakers to attend.  However, we have special discount accommodations with Providence Hotels which are listed below.

 

HOTELS IN PROVIDENCE

with Special Discount Rates for Filmmakers and Festival Attendees from our Hotel Partners.

Special Note: Currently the Rhode Island lodging tax is 13% which includes a 7% State Sales Tax and 6% Occupancy Tax.

 

deanTHE DEAN

122 Fountain Street,

Providence, Rhode Island 02903

+1 401 455 DEAN

Special Discount Rate Available; CALL TO BOOK -- AND DO SO EARLY AS THE DEAN FILLS UP FAST!

info@thedeanhotel.com

www.thedeanhotel.com

 

The Dean has passed the test. The fifty-two-room boutique hotel in downtown Providence clinched press from The New York Times and Wallpaper magazine for turning a former brothel into the epitome of chic. The historic 1912 building began as a rescue mission for the Episcopal Diocese, but in the 1960s turned into a transient hotel and strip club called the Civic View Inn and then later evolved into the Sportsman’s Inn gentlemen’s club. The design was overhauled by Brooklyn-based ASH NYC, whose cofounder and CEO Ari S. Heckman grew up in Providence. Inside and outside, Rhode Island connections abound. Local artisans designed end tables and bed frames (including funky bunk beds!) and contributed art and photography, railings were crafted by the Steel Yard and Recycle-a-Bike refurbished five vintage bicycles, available for guest use. Architects include Christine West and Phil Derby of Kite Architects in Providence, and restaurateur Mike Sears helms the new Magdalenae Room cocktail lounge and the German beer garden Faust’s Hofbrauhaus. Rhode Island-based Bolt is brewing beans at its coffee shop, and there’s even a karaoke bar called Boombox where groups can (ironically) rent rooms by the hour. Add board games created by Hasbro and a library from Symposium Books to the mix and the Dean may be cool enough for New York to notice, but it’s Rhode Island all the way.

 

**** PARTNER HOTEL


prov. HotelHOTEL PROVIDENCE

139 Mathewson Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Phone: 401-861-8000 / Fax: 401-861-8002 | Toll Free: 800-861-8990

Call for Special Festival Rates

• Click here for link to the hotel: Note that breakfast is included.

 

Hotel Providence is the only AAA Four-Diamond luxury boutique hotel in Providence. This is a hotel with personality, European flair and New England charm, filled with historic character, sophistication and located in the heart of Providence's thriving arts and theater district.

 

IMPORTANT: THIS YEAR THE HOTEL PROVIDENCE WILL BE THE HOME OF THE RI FILM OFFICE FILMMAKERS LOUNGE AND FILMMAKER REGISTRATION. THE LOCATION WILL BE THE COURTYARD AT THE ASPIRE RESTAURANT.

 

**** PARTNER HOTEL


courtyardPROVIDENCE COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT

32 Exchange Terrace

Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Phone (888) 887-7955 TOLL FREE or (401) 272-1191 • Fax (401) 272-1416

Special Discount Rates Available at $109 per night

Call Toll Free1-866-460-7456 and ask for the 2015 RI International Film Festival Group Room Block.

The Providence Courtyard by Marriott is a unique hotel located in the heart of downtown. We are located directly across from the Rhode Island Convention Center, The Providence Place Mall and restaurants. Just blocks from the train station, Brown University, Johnson & Wales University and only 15 minutes from TF Green. The historic areas of Newport, Cape Cod, Boston, and Foxwoods are all within an hour drive. The state-of-the-art lobby provides greater flexibility and choices for guests with inviting, flexible spaces to work or relax in and free Wi-Fi. The Bistro offers guests healthy choices for breakfast and dinner plus evening cocktail service. The newly renovated spacious guestrooms offer sweeping views of the city. Work up a sweat using our new cardio equipment in our renovated fitness center. The 3500 sft of meeting space that can hold up to 120 people is perfect for a corporate meeting or social gathering.

 

• Click here for the link to the hotel:

 

**** PARTNER HOTEL


biltPROVIDENCE BILTMORE HOTEL
11 Dorrance Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone (401) 421-0700 | (800) 294-7709 • Fax (401) 455-3050

Special Discount Rates Available: Use Corporate Code: 3048572

Click on the Biltmore icon, select the drop down menu and do "providence biltmore", then set dates. Insert code.

Email: info@providencebiltmore.comlic

• Click here for the link to the hotel:

 

PLEASE NOTE: You can either use the link (above) or go to our website – www.providencebiltmore.com, select dates and type in your group code: 30690011973

 

In order to receive the preferred rate, individual callers should indicate that they are with RI Film Festival 2014. Reservation requests received after the cutoff date will be accepted on a space available and a rate available basis. Guests may call our Reservations Department directly at 401-421-0700.

 

This landmark city center hotel is close to everything In the heart of downtown Providence and is just steps away from the City's most exclusive shopping and dining. Convenient to Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence Place Mall, RISD, Brown University, and financial district. Expect more than coffee: Off the lobby is a spacious Starbucks with fireplace, window seats and a rewarding coffeehouse experience. McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant serving 30 varieties of fresh fish and seafood. Relax at the spa: The Biltmore is home to a two-level luxurious spa retreat. Perfect for bridal services or simply as an escape after a day of meetings. Services: massage, body treatments, facials, hair, nail and makeup.

 

Additional Note: Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Guest rooms are not available before this time. If you require earlier check-in to accommodate events and schedules, please reserve guest rooms on the prior night. We are unable to take requests for early group check-in. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

 

**** PARTNER HOTEL

• See our rate contract from the Biltmore


HAMPTON INNHAMPTON INN & SUITES PROVIDENCE-DOWNTOWN

58 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-608-3517

Special Discount Rates Available at $119 per night / Full hot breakfast buffet served from 6am – 10am, 25 hour fitness center & 24 hour business center included in rate.

website:

Housed in a historic building with a two-floor atrium lobby, this elegant hotel is a 2-minute drive from Highway 44 and an 8-minute walk from the Rhode Island Convention Center. Classic rooms include free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with HD channels, plus custom-designed beds, desks and coffeemakers. Some rooms feature pull-out sofas, and suites add microwaves and minifridges. There's free on-site hot breakfast (daily) and weekday breakfast bags to go, as well as a fitness center, a business center and a free area shuttle.

 

www.providencedowntownsuites.hamptoninn.com
www.providencedowntownhotels.com

 

**** PARTNER HOTEL


Wyndam WYNDHAM GARDEN PROVIDENCE
220 India Street , Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-272-5577 • Fax: 401-272-0251

Call for Available Rates

Email:

website:

A SHUTTLE SERVICE is available at the hotel to get to the Festival. It has 6 seats and based on first come first served. It is ONLY for Providence -3 mile radius (no airport service). The coast is $5.00 per person per day.


marriottPROVIDENCE MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN

1 Orms Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02904

Phone: 401-272-2400 / Fax: 401-273-2686 | Toll Free: 866-807-2171

Call for Available Rates

• Click here for link to the hotel:

 

We do not have a partnership with this hotel this year, but they are an excellent facility and an easy walk to the RI State House and downtown.


renaissanceRENAISSANCE HOTEL PROVIDENCE
5 Avenue of the Arts

Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Phone: (401) 919-5000 | (800) 468-3571 • Fax: (401) 276-0023

Call for Available Rates1)

• Printable Fact Sheet:

• Click here for link to the hotel:

 


omniOMNI PROVIDENCE HOTEL

1 West Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02903 US

Phone: / Fax:

Call for Available Rates

• Click here for a link to the hotel:

 


BED & BREAKFAST'S in PROVIDENCE

ANNIEAnnie Brownell House

400 Angell Street,

Providence, Rhode Island 02906

Phone & fax: (401) 454-2934 | Cell (401) 374-1498
E mail: info@anniebrownellhouse.com

 

**** LODGING PARTNER


HOTELS Outside PROVIDENCE

with Special Discount Rates

CIComfort Inn Pawtucket

2 George Street

Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860

Special Discount Rates Available at $99 per night

Please call for reservations • Rate Code: mention the Festival or RIFilmFest

Phone: (401) 723-6700 • Fax: (401) 726-6380

 

**** PARTNER HOTEL


hiltongHilton Garden Inn Providence Airport/Warwick

One Thurber Street / Jefferson Boulevard

Warwick, Rhode Island 02886

401-734-9600, Fax 401-734-9700
Direct 401-287-3204

Call for Available Rates

Click on name and / or logo above


BEST WESTERN PLUS - PROVIDENCE

45 Mink Street

Seekonk, MA 02771

Phone: (508) 336-4927

Call Special Discount Rates Available at $109 per night

NOTE: This hotel's cancellation policy is 24 hours before day of arrival.

 

**** PARTNER HOTEL


HAMPTON INN OF COVENTRY

850 Centre of New England Blvd.

Coventry, RI 02816

Phone: (401)823-4041 f. (401) 823-4737

Call Special Discount Rates Available at $109 per night

Group Code Type: SMERF

Reservation Cut off date: July 29, 2014

 

DOWNLOADABLE BROCHURE:

 

**** PARTNER HOTEL


WILLIAM'S GRANT INN

154 High Street

Bristol, RI 02809

Phone: (401) 253-4222

Call for Available Rates

NOTE: Breakfast Included

DIRECTIONS:


EDGEWOOD MANOR BED & BREAKFAST

232 Norwood Avenue

Providence, RI 02905

Phone: (401) 781-0099

Rates Available at $199 per night; includes breakfast, King Bed, Jacuzzi an free parking

New Hall House: $149 per night

10% Discount if stay is for more than 2 days.

NOTE: Breakfast Included

DIRECTIONS:


STATE STREET INN

11 Park Street

Providence, RI 02908

Phone: 401-351-6111

Fax: 401-351-4261

MAP IT:

 

Mowry-Nicholson Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located in Providence, walking distance from Brown University, all downtown attractions, Providence Place Mall, The Rhode Island School of Design and a few minutes drive from Providence College and Johnson and Wales University.

 

Mowry-Nichoslon Bed and Breakfast offers spacious and comfortable suites decorated with Victorian furnishings highlighted by historic prints and photos of Providence.

 

Each guest suite offers a four poster bed, private tiled bath (most with whirlpool tub), cable television, telephone, sleeper sofa, dining table and chairs and other amenities.


ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY - Bay Point Inn & Conference Center

144 Anthony Rd

Portsmouth, RI 02871

Phone: (401) 683-3600

Rates Available at $81 per night

Though primarily a housing facility for Roger Williams University students, Baypoint Inn also hosts private events and conferences and has room rentals available. The lobby desk is staffed at all hours for the summer season and the facility offers a pool, a weight room a dining hall and provides shuttles to and from the campus.

 


INTERACTIVE MAP OF HOTELS IN AND NEAR

the City of Providence, Rhode Island

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11. Promoting Your Film at RIIFF & Media Attendee Update PLUS

Advertising in this year's Program Guide

 

Filmmakers may advertise their film in our program guide and newspaper announcements. This year, our program guide will be online and available through mobile apps. This is a great way to get your film promoted at a reasonable rate. This year, we are offering filmmakers a 50% reduction of the list advertising rates. For the 2015 RIIFF Program Book Advertising Rate Sheet, download here: (PDF download)

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The deadline for advertising in this year's online program book is Thursday, JULY 30th by 11:00 p.m.

 

12. After-Parties & Special Events:

     

All After Parties start mid-evening, from 10:30 p.m. onward. The final schedule for the week will be available upon registration. Any special events updates will be posted daily at filmmaker registration.

 

Here is a list of where we are right now in our after party and event programming:

 

Wednesday August 5, 2015
• Providence Film Location Discovery Walking Tour

with the Rhode Island Historical Society

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: The Providence Biltmore Lobby, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI

Must pre-register -

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only. Order your Tickets above...

 

2015 RIIFF FILMMAKER LOUNGE

Open from 11:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M.

LOCATION: Aspire at Hotel Providence

139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903

 

• POST SCREENING PARTY AND FILMMAKER GATHERING

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Location: Providence G Rooftop Bar, Dorrance Street, Providence, RI

Complimentary refreshments

HELP US CELEBRATE OUR OFFICIAL AMBASSADOR,

MARLYN MASON'S BIRTHDAY!

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only

 

Thursday August 6, 2015

• RI Film Forum

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

LOCATION: The Providence Biltmore Ballroom

11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI

Must pre-register

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only.

Please order your Tickets Early since this event is first-come, first-served

 

2015 RIIFF FILMMAKER LOUNGE

Open from 11:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M.

LOCATION: Aspire at Hotel Providence

139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903

 

• POST SCREENING PARTY AND FILMMAKER GATHERING

Time: 10:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Local 121, Washington Street, Providence, RI

PARTY THE NIGHT AWAY!

Complimentary refreshments

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only

 

Friday August 7, 2015

• ScriptBiz 2015 Uploaded

TIme: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., plus post screening

LOCATION: THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION,

1 Union Station, Providence, RI 02903

401.427.4001

www.rifoundation.org

Advance Registration Required. Must pre-register

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only

 

2015 RIIFF FILMMAKER LOUNGE

Open from 11:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M.

LOCATION: Aspire at Hotel Providence

139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903

 

• POST SCREENING PARTY AND FILMMAKER GATHERING

Time: 10:00 p.m.

Location: Trinity Brew Pub, Providence, RI

Complimentary refreshments

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only

 

Saturday August 8, 2015

 

2015 RIIFF FILMMAKER LOUNGE

Open from 11:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M.

LOCATION: Aspire at Hotel Providence

139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903

 

• EXPERIENCE CREATIVE PROVIDENCE & THE DARK LADY BLOCK PARTY

From our great films to the outdoor concert, Foo Fest, this is a busy day in the capital city. Take in the local flavor and plan your day as you savor our collective creative arts programming.

 

Block Party Time: 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 a.m.

Location: The Dark Lady, Snow Street, Providence, RI

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers

 

• LOCAL 121 BOOGIE NIGHTS BLOCK PARTY

TWO PARTIES IN THE CAPITAL CITY: From films from the '70s on the Big Screen (outdoors at 121 Washington Street, Providence) to an amazing mix of 3 DJs with the best of Providence. This special party is right down the street from the Dark Lady and for all cineastes and the Festival.

 

Block Party Time: 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 a.m.

Location: LOCAL 121, 121 Washington Street, Providence, RI

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers

 

Sunday August 9, 2015

• BRUNCH AND OFFICIAL AWARDS CEREMONY
Location: RISD Museum, Metcalf Audiorium, 20 N. Main Street, Providence, RI
Time: Continental breakfast takes starts at 9:30 a.m.

followed by the Awards Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only. Please preregister for our food count.

 

Eventbrite - RIIFF 2015 Awards Ceremony 

 

2015 RIIFF FILMMAKER LOUNGE

Open from 11:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M.

LOCATION: Aspire at Hotel Providence

139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903

 

• FILMMAKER, VOLUNTEER & STAFF WRAP PARTY
Location: RIIFF OFFICES, THE VETS, 83 Park Street, Providence, RI
Time: 7:00 p.m. onward

Join us for a final thank you for making this year's Festival so amazing.

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers,

 

13. Film Introductions/ Q&A:

     

All film screenings begin with an introduction by a RIIFF staff member or volunteer, along with mention of Q&A availability with attending filmmakers after the film program.  We will do our best to provide adequate time for post Q&A’s, but depending on runtime, projection, and daily schedules; some Q&A’s may be reduced, cut or held outside the screening hall.

 

14. VORTEX Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival:

 

Flickers hosts an annual horror festival in October, this year running the 19-25th. A separate submission and entry fee is required for consideration in the horror festival competition. Please download an application form from our Competitions page.

 

15. Travel to Rhode Island:

 

Amtrak

 

Amtrak

Amtrak Information, 800-USA-RAIL.
• Providence Station, 401-727-7379
• Kingston Station, 401-783-2913
• Westerly Station, 401-596-2355

 

Amtrak Saver Fares offer daily low prices on the Northeast Regional. Save 25% or more off the lowest available fares when you book 14 days in advance. Just choose the "Adult" or "Child" passenger type when booking to receive the discounted fare.

 

With downtown-to-downtown service, you’re one step closer to all the action. From museums, to Broadway shows or concerts at downtown arenas, to year-round sporting events and shopping, there’s plenty to see and do with one convenient way to get there.

 

Northeast Regional trains get you to the heart of the city without the stress and hassles of traffic so you can arrive in better frame of mind and take advantage of all the Northeast has to offer.

 

DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

It may be the smallest state, but it has a lot to offer. And the train is the perfect way to explore the length and breadth of Rhode Island. Travel on the Northeast Regional and save 25% with our "Visit Rhode Island" offer.

 

Visit Providence, a hotbed of commerce, culture, history and fine eateries. Hop back on the train and visit beautiful Westerly, Kingston, Wickford Village or downtown Providence, Be sure to bring a camera for your leisurely stroll at these great destinations as you capture their fine architecture and charm.

 

Click here to get to the discount site for Amtrak.

 

16. Additional Discounts and Offers:

 

enterprise

Rent a car from Enterprise for a special rate

Once in Providence, or before you arrive, contact our friends at Enterprise for a great Film Festival rate!

 

Please note that the additional driver fee of $10.00 is waived, and the $25.00 fee for drivers 21-25. We do not have a Sunday drop downtown, but we do have spots at Amtrak if they leave on the train. The branch can review the drop off procedures with the renter if they need that option. The discount is good at all locations in RI and SE MA, and we offer free pickup for anybody staying at a hotel in Providence , Warwick , or beyond.

 

IMPORTANT

Travelers can receive special discounts for rental cars through Enterprise by calling "1-800-RENT-ACAR" and using discount code 49B4153, PIN Code INT

 

90 WEYBOSSET ST., PROVIDENCE, RI 02903

Tel.: 401/861.4408

For Hyperlink, please click here

 

Use the following: Coupon # 49B4153/Password: INT

 

zip car

This is the third year for our relationship with Zip Car.

 

Zip Car has become a popular option for this looking for time-limited car usage.

 

For those of you who are members with Zip Car or are interested in using their services, the local branch office is located at

 

65 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02891.

Their telephone number is 401/405.1533.

 

Let them know you are with the Fest!

 

UBER AVAILABLE AT RIIFF!

Uber

uberAre you busy planning your trip to the Rhode Island International Film Festival? Do you need a set of wheels to get you around? Look no further than Uber!

 

Our friends at Uber are extending an offer to the 2015 Rhode Island International Film Festival. Take advantage of this offer as it is a convenient way to get around town! Never heard of Uber? No problem! Uber is a mobile app that connects you with driver in over 300 cities worldwide. Request a ride with the tap of a button and have a driver curbside in minutes. Payment is seamless and cashless - billed to your card on file with no need to tip.

 

New to Uber? Download the app on your smartphone and receive $25 off your first ride using promo code FLICKERS or signup at: get.uber.com/go/flickers

 

Visit Uber's website for more information!

 

 

COMING IN BY AIR?

Then you should check out details about the amenities at our State Airport.

 

The Theodore Francis Green Airport is located in Warwick, RI and is not in Providence. Indeed, it is approximately 10 miles away from the core city, or if you are driving, about 18 minutes. It is not a quick walk away.

 

Check out the ways you can come into the city, either by renting a car (see Enterprise above) use your Zip Car option, take Amtrak, or look for a hotel shuttle.

 

Make a point of planning out your trip in advance and it will make your visit to the Ocean State that much more enjoyable and hassle free.

 

New for 2015: International Flights!

 

Click on the link below to learn more about our Airport:

 

greene

 

17. Accessing Rhode Island Press and Media:

 

We have received many emails and telephone calls about how to maximize the press coverage for your film's exhibition in Rhode Island. We have an up-to-date Excel spread sheet compiled by our staff, which you can access, click here. If you'd like a copy of the Media list, click here. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS IS AN OLDER LIST FROM THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND. USE THE PHONE NUMBERS AND MAILING ADDRESSS ONLY.

 

Questions? write Tsutomu Brelsford at <tbrelsfo@film-festival.org>

 

The RIIFF staff is here to help you any way we can. One of the things we've learned is that it is best to niche out your work to area reviewers and writers. For example: Do not send everything to the film critic when you might be better served by contacting the religious, music, sports, etc. writers. Also, use all of your social media opportunities, i.e., Set up a Facebook Group and promote your screening. Use Twitter and let folks know you are at the festival, etc.

 

We can definitely help you with this type of targeting. Additionally, we will post as much as we can on our website and distribute releases for you electronically to the media.

     

FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONALFILM FESTIVAL

Office: 83 Park Street, 5th Floor

Providence, RI 02903

T: 401/861-4445 (f): 401/490-6735

General Information: info@film-festival.org

 

• Photos courtesy Mary Hanley

 


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