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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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Video Promotions by

Eric Latek, George T. Marshall, Shawn Quirk, J. Scott Oberacker, William Smyth &

Duncan Putney

 

2016 Graphic Design by

Michael J. Chevalier

linchpinagency.com

 

 

 

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For 2016 Accepted Filmmakers

Coming and Going: What to Do at RIIFF, How to Go about Getting There and How to Enjoy our 20th Anniversary Experience!

 

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Click on the image above or below for the Festival Program Guide

 

 

2016 Rhode Island Media Guide (PDF download) for you to shape your own coverage.

 

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

• PBN.com

• newenglandfilm.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 2016 Official Laurels (PDF download, jpeg download, reverse image)

 

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"

 

• Roger Williams University (Roving Eye Screenings)

• Trinity Brew Pub

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

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

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 9-14th, 2016, NEXT YEAR: August 8-13th, 2017

VORTEX FEST: October 17-23rd, 2016

ROVING EYE FILM FESTIVAL:

Fall Edition: November 16, 20156

Spring 2017 Edition: April 16-23rd, 2017

Hospitaity & Accommodations: Frances Ferdinand & Kyle Gravel (fferdinand@film-festival.org)

Volunteer Coordinator: Alanna Hammond (ahammond@film-festival.org) and Lawrence J. Andrade (ljahome@aol.com)
Film Programming Department:  Shawn Quirk (quirk@film-festival.org)
Screenplay Competition: Shawn Quirk (screenplay@film-festival.org)
Cinema Rhode Island Membership:  membership@film-festival.org
Sponsorship: Francis Ferdinand (fferdinand@film-festival.org)
Film Traffic:  Clara Anton (traffic@film-festival.org), Jenna O'Connell (joconnell@film-festival.org)

Filmmaker Registration: Alanna Hammond (ahammond@film-festival.org)

Technical Operations: Timothy Haggerty (tmhaggerty@film-festival.org)
Vortex Festival: Shawn Quirk (quirk@film-festival.org)

KidsEye & Youth Jury: Ben Marzilli (bmarzilli@film-festival.org)
General information:  info@film-festival.org

 

2. Film Formats Shown at RIIFF:

For 2016 we will be using the following screening formats: Blu-Ray and DVD

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)

 

Club Ego

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Jamestown Arts Center

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Jane Pickens Theatre & Events Center, Newport

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD Museum

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

Museum of Work & Culture

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)

 

Second Stage Studio

Blu-Ray

DVD (back up)

 

The Vets (VMA Arts & Cultural Center)

This year's screenings are in the new 6th floor ballroom with Opening Night in the main, 1,900 seat auditorium

Blu-Ray, (DVD Back up)

3. Exhibition Copy Shipping Information:     

Not later than Friday, August 5th . We need to pre-screen and log in your work. Note that Monday, August 8th is a Holiday in Rhode Island. Banks and all state offices will be closed.

 

Send your Blu-ray copy and a back-up DVD to the following address:


            Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
            Attn: Traffic Team • 83 Park Street, Suite 5
            Providence, RI 02903 (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 or what was on your Withoutabox application.

 

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 utilize 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 Jane Pickens has the capability of displaying full-size theatrical posters. At the Metcalf Auditorium at RISD Museum, we are not allowed to hang posters, and instead use E-Z ups for display.

 

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, Best Animation 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 14th 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 Film Festival Ticket prices:
            Adults- $5
            Children-$5


   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 LOUNGE

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

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

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 VETS BOX OFFICE. WE WILL HAVE EVENING PASSES AVAILABLE AT THE VETS ON OPENING NIGHT IF YOU ARE REALLY LATE.

 

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 and ALL special events require separate registration below. If you do not register, you will not be allowed into the event since space is limited.

 

All of these events are free to visiting filmmakers.

 

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 The Vets. Feel free to contact our Outreach Associate, Alanna or Francis for more information.

 

Note that certain films may sell out; so be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before a particular screening.

 

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 Opening Night Film Screening and Party are free for accepted filmmakers with passes. Remember, you'll be receiving two passes (see above) at registration or you can use the link below and secure your tickets now.

 

This event can be as swank as Black Tie or Rhode Island Business Summer Casual, totally your choice.

 

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PROVIDENCE BACKLOT WALKING TOUR

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

 

Takes place on Wednesday, August 10th 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 FILLS UP QUICKLY.

 

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SPECIAL FILMMAKER EVENT: MAXIMIZING YOUR POTENTIAL MOVIE BUDGET IN RHODE ISLAND

Presented by the RI Film & Television Office

Takes place on Wednesday, August 10th in the afternoon at 1:00 p.m.; free for filmmakers, tkts on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up below.

 

What does it take to make successful films without breaking the bank. Learn firsthand from Tom DeNucci of Rhode Island-based Woodhaven Productions in a revealing workshop.

 

Moderated by Steven Feinberg, Executive Director, RI Film & Television Office.

 

The Rhode Island film company has secured deals with Screen Media Films and Universal Studios to produce 10 new motion pictures and recently competed post production on the Martin Scorcese Executive Produced feature biography “Bleed for This," which premieres this Fall.

 

BOOK EARLY AS THIS FILLS UP QUICKLY.

 

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THE RHODE ISLAND FILM FORUM

Presented by the RI Film & Television Office

Takes place on Thursday, August 11th

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!

 

NOTE: THIS EVENT INCLUDES A FREE BREAKFAST.

 

BOOK EARLY AS THIS FILLS UP QUICKLY.

 

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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

 

2016 ScriptBiz™ (17th EDITION)

Takes place on Friday, August 12th

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 17th 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 12th, 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 4:00 p.m.

 

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

 

August 13th

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 Director

 

THIS YEAR'S PANEL TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY...

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Hotel Providence, 138 Matthewson Street, Providence, RI
Cost: Free Event
Sponsors: Equity Action and the Rhode Island Foundation

 

H.P. Lovecraft Literary Walking Tour

lovecraftOne of our most popular events is given a special presentation during this year's RIIFF: In the Fall, College Hill gets especially eerie when the Rhode Island Historical Society celebrates the birthday of H.P. Lovecraft. This would have been his 124th 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." The tour lasts 90 min.

 

This year, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting for the first time at RIIFF this sell-out tour that takes place annually during our Vortex Festival in October.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

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

Time:12:00 Noon.

Cost: Free for Attending Filmmakers. Limited Seats Available.

Bring your eTicket with you to the Tour

 

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AWARDS CEREMONY & BRUNCH - SUNDAY, AUGUST 14TH

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Location: RISD Museum, Metcalf Audiorium, 20 North 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 2016 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.

 

Click here for complete information: www.film-festival.org/travel.php


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

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 Availabl

 

**** 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 under $100 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.


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 2016 RIIFF Program Book Advertising Rate Sheet, download here: (PDF download)

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The deadline for advertising in this year's online program book is Wednesday , August 3rd by 11:30 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:

 

Tuesday August 9, 2016
• Gala Opening Night and Soirée

Time: 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Location: The Vets Lobby, One Avenue of the Arts , Providence, RI

Must pre-register -

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

• After After Party

(if you want a place to go when you want drink)

Location: The Eddy, 95 Eddy Street, Providenc

Time: 11:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

 

Wednesday August 10, 2016
• 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...

 

2016 RIIFF FILMMAKER LOUNGE

Open from 11:00 A.M. - onward

LOCATION: Hotel Providence

139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903

 

• POST SCREENING PARTY AND FILMMAKER GATHERING

Time: 9:00 p.m. - midnight

LOCATION: The Hotel Providence, Taragon Bar,

311 Westminster Street, Providence, RI

Complimentary hors d'oeurves

HELP US CELEBRATE OUR OFFICIAL AMBASSADOR,

MARLYN MASON'S BIRTHDAY!

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only

 

Thursday August 11, 2016

• RI Film Forum

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 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

 

2016 RIIFF FILMMAKER LOUNGE

Open from 11:00 A.M. - onward

LOCATION: Hotel Providence

139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903

 

• POST SCREENING PARTY AND FILMMAKER GATHERING

Time: 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Local 121,

Washington Street, Providence, RI

PARTY THE NIGHT AWAY!

Complimentary hors d'oeurves

10% off all meals - with use of filmmaker badge

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only

 

Friday August 12, 2016

• 2016 ScriptBiz (17th Edition)

TIme: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 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

 

2016 RIIFF FILMMAKER LOUNGE

Open from 11:00 A.M. - onward

LOCATION: Hotel Providence

139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903

 

• POST SCREENING PARTY AND FILMMAKER GATHERING

Time: 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Trinity Brewhouse

186 Fountain Providence, RI

Complimentary hors d'oeurves

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers Only

 

Saturday August 13, 2016

2016 RIIFF FILMMAKER LOUNGE

Open from 11:00 A.M. - onward

LOCATION: Hotel Providence

139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903


NOW YOU SEE ME: AN LGBTQ SYMPOSIUM

A FILMMAKER TO FILMMAKER CONVERSATION

Moderated by Shawn Quirk, RIIFF Program Director
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Hotel Providence,

139 Matthewson Street, Providence, RI

Must pre-register!
Sponsors: Equity Action and the Rhode Island Foundation

 

H.P. LOVECRAFT LITERARY WALKING TOUR

One of our most popular Fall events is given a special presentation during this year's RIIFF.

Location: John Brown House,

52 Power Street, Providence, RI

Time:12:00 Noon.

Cost: Free for Attending Filmmakers Only. Limited Spaces Available.

Advance Registration Required. Must pre-register!

Bring your eTicket with you to the Tour

 

• EXPERIENCE CREATIVE PROVIDENCE &

THE RIIFF 20TH ANNIVERSARY CLUB EGO 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 p.m.- 3:00 a.m.

Location: Club Ego, 73 Richmond Street, Providence, RI

 

This is a Free Event for Filmmakers

 

Sunday August 14, 2016

• 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. 

 

2016 RIIFF FILMMAKER LOUNGE

Open from 11:00 A.M. - onward

LOCATION: Hotel Providence

139 Mathewson Street, Providence RI 02903

 

 

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:

 

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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

 

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:

 

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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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