RIIFF at the Newport Chamber of Commerce Business Expo!
Meet the latest member of the Flickers' Family:
Casper James Quirk
Little Casper arrived on Sunday, June 2nd at 1:36 a.m. 7 lbs. 15 oz. 22 in. long. in the city of Providence, Rhode Island.
We are all excited and happy about his safe delivery.
Now our most pressing question is how long before his dad, Shawn, has him reviewing films...
Our sincere and heartfelt congratulations to the happy parents: Katie and Shawn!
2013 Programming at RIIFF
JAC Third Thursday Encore Film Series
Join us for a special monthly series from the Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival that presents some of the best films screened during the 2012 festival.
ASAD (17 min.) From Africa. Grand Prize short winner at the 2012 RIIFF and a 2013 Academy Award short nominee. Directed by Bryan Buckley. An all Somali refugee cast brings to life this coming of age fable of a Somali boy struggling to survive in his war-torn homeland.
DVA (26 min.) From Germany & Croatia. First Place Best Short winner at the 2012 RIIFF. Directed by Mickey Nedimovic. When two men who are enemies in every way are forced to rely on each other to survive, they must overcome more than just their differences.
The Other Side (22 min.) From Israel. Second Place Best short winner at the 2012 RIIFF. Directed by Khen Shalem. A simple soccer ball sparks an unusual between two young boys on either side of the Israeli and Palestinian separation wall. Can this wordless and gaze free relationship overcome the wall's towering presence.
Revolutionary Memories of Bahman Who Loved Leila (15 min.) From Iran. Directed by Farahnaz Shaifi. A testimonial to the forgotten guerilla participants of the Islamic Revolution of 1978 as well as a love story played out in the midst of this political and social tumult.
Location: Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown
KidsEye™ is a fun yet intensive
five-day filmmaking camp for children ages 8-16 presented
by FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival™.
Over the course of the last 15 years, the camp has
expanded, allowing children to learn more about what
it takes to make a movie. We strive to incorporate as
much hands-on learning as possible, therefore placing
our focus primarily on production. KidsEye™ participants step into the roles of screenwriters, actors,
directors and crew, and learn the importance of working
as a team. To learn more, please click here.
Please note that we limited the number of campers to 35 insuring the best possible experience and student to teacher ratio.
Thanks to Rule Boston Camera, the University of Rhode Island and the Harrington School of Communications for their ongoing support!
Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival
The Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) ran August 6-11th at venues in Providence, Bristol, Jamestown, Woonsocket and across the state of Rhode Island. Screening 200+ films, it is the largest film festival in New England and every year attracted more than 5,200 entries from around the world. More than 200 filmmakers are expected to descend on the state’s capital city this year. RIIFF is a magnet for those who’ve made short films because it is a qualifying event for the short film category of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 2012, two of the films that premiered at RIIFF went on to receive Academy Award nominations.
The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) discovers and empowers filmmakers. RIIFF incorporates gala celebrations, premiere screenings, VIP guests, industry seminars, educational programs, and award ceremonies into a weeklong extravaganza. Cited as one of the "Best International and Short Film Festivals in the United States," RIIFF is noted for its innovative programming, cultivated industry ties, and loyal audiences which have made the Festival a strategic and desirable platform for film premieres, drawing hundreds of independent filmmakers from around the globe.
• Click here to see the Festival Genius Roster of Films (coming in July)
• See the online Program Guide (coming in July)
• Access our mobile app.
• Click here to see this year's Festival Dedication
• Read about this year's Award Winners (coming in August)
Some of the planned 2013 highlights included:
• Showcase of films and cultural activities from the Province of Québec celebrating the Jubilé Franco-Américain programming from 1994-2011 and the 19 year partnership with the Délègation du Québec, Boston and Tourism Québec. This year, we introduce the Québec Film Festival!
• Return of the Rhode Island Film Forum, on Thursday, August 8th in collaboration with the RI Film & Television Office, the Harrington School of Communication at the University of Rhode Island, Roger Williams University (click here to learn more)
• New focus and thrust for the annual ScriptBiz Screenplay Pitch Seminar and showcase of this year's Grand Prize Screenplay competition winner, Alfred Thomas Catalfo for his screenplay "Betrayed" (click here to learn more).
• DISCOVER RI: Walking Tour of Providence and film location sites in collaboration with the RI Historical Society and the RI Film & Television Office
• Celebrating its 50th Anniversary and a new partnership with the INSAS (Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et des Techniques de diffusion), the Graduate School of Arts of the French Community of Belgium, one of the Europe's premier film institutes and screening of international student graduate thesis films. http://www.insas.be/;
• Partnership with the International Cinematographers Guild and showcase of short film winners of the Emerging Cinematographer Awards presented free at locations in Barrington and Westerly;
• Partnership programming of short films from UniFrance;
• Select films from New England filmmakers take the stage in partnership with the Woods Hole Film Festival and the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival;
• Films from Norway, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, China, India, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, Lithuania, the UK and many many more -- 51 countries will be represented in all;
• Live music programming throughout the Festival by Flickers artists;
In 2010, we initiated the creation of the New England Film Festival Alliance (NEFFA) with our sister festivals of Woods Hole and Martha's Vineyard. This Alliance brings the sponsorship of three festivals in one simplified transaction, offering an even larger audience, more film and year-round opportunities.
For the first time in film festival history a corporate sponsor can economize their sponsorship dollar and expand their reach within the region of New England. NEFFA has put together a sponsorship package that provides significant visibility among attendees and media through and throughout their partnership.
The New England Film Festival Alliance brings together three film festivals in New England; Martha’s Vineyard, Woods Hole and the entire state of Rhode Island with the opportunity to reach 40,000 affluent and educated people annually who align themselves with the celebrities, artists, the art of film making and the lifestyle of these destinations. We attract the beauties, the hunks, the comics, the legends...the most cutting edge of talent. One festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Movie Maker Magazine name another festival the top 25 coolest film festivals of 2009 and this internationally renowned vacation destination has attracted numerous American Presidents, world dignitaries and intellectuals of all types.
The New England Film Festival Alliance looks forward to growing throughout New England in the years to come.
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