•The Rhode Island
International Film Festival presented this
year's Lifetime Achievement Award to
acclaimed actress, Cicely Tyson. - learn more
• The Rhode Island
International Film Festival is proud to announce
this year's Creative Vision Award winner:
filmmaker, actor and writer, Michael Corrente.
built in 2005 a successful collaboration with Christmas-in-Newport
which continues in 2006. This year
we will be screeningthe acclaimed,
award-winning film, "Three Women and a
Chateau." The screening date is
Saturday, December 2nd. The showtime is at
4:00 p.m. The cost for tickets is $10 with discounts
available for CinemaRI members. All proceeds will be
used to benefit Christmas in Newport -click
to link • learn more about the filmhere
• Our 2006 RIIFF
Fall Fundraiser is coming this November with
a few surprise celebrity guests, a silent auction and
announcements about planning for 2007. We're calling
it a Film Industry Networking Party.
Tickets are $30 per person and include food and beverages.
The location is Gallery Z, 259 Atwells Avenue, Providence;
the date is Thursday, November 30th from 5-8:00 p.m.
More details ...
• RIIFF's RI International
Horror Film Festival takes flight October 5-8th
• General Link
for Information on the 2006 Festival -
Wrap Story; learn about the new collaboration
with Hasbro, Inc. Details...
to present "Stars Under the Stars,"
a special series of outdoor screenings this summer at
the Bank of America Skating Rink, Providence. Four unique
films, perfect for the entire family, will be presented.
• Four Corners
Arts Center (Tiverton) will present the Third
Thursday Film Series in collaboration with
Calling Non-Profit Organizations...
Are you an arts-friendly social
service, recreational organization or non-profit business?
Do you want to be part of the 2006 Rhode Island International
Film Festival? —learn more
• The RIIFF Adopt-a-Film
Program is back in place for the fourth year.
Learn how your non-profit can benefit from an affiliation
with the film festival. Details...
Our Sincere Condolences...
...to the family
and friends of Ruth K. Myers, the much-beloved
founder of Christmas-in-Newport in 1971. Her goal was to glorify the season in non-commercial
and charitable ways into a month long celebration. What
she created was a city-wide celebration fostering the
historic traditions of the holiday season. This she
achieved and her dream continues today in its 36th year.
A true visionary, Ruth had an impact that has touched
so many. She will be greatly missed. (Read
More about Ruth here…)
~ From your friends at Flickers and the Rhode Island
International Film Festival!
family, friends and loved ones, the Board and Staff
of the Rhode Island International Film Festival and the Flickers Arts Collabortive,
are greatly saddened by the untimely passing of Kristina
L. Custer and extend our heartfelt sympathy at your
The film festival community is a small one by any standard.
It is made up of individuals who are dedicated to the
art of film. It is made up of visionaries, dreamers,
and artists. The loss of any member this community is
a loss felt by all.
Kristina worked for the RIIFF back in 1998 and 1999,
coordinating numerous parties and events in Providence
for the Festival prior to leaving for Los Angeles to
work at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum. She was
an important member of the festival team and while we
applauded her professional growth, she was greatly missed.
In recent years, Kristina worked her magic for the Newport
International Film Festival as their Events Director;
so her death is equally tragic as their fest opens June
6th. NIIFF has announced that it will be dedicating
its 2006 Festival to Kristina as a memorial. Kudos.
She would have smiled at that.
Kristina L. Custer was 34 years old.
~ George T. Marshall Executive Director, RIIFF
TO OUR OSCAR WINNER & NOMINEES! Two of
the shorts--one animated and one documentary--selected
for the 2005 Rhode Island International Film Festival,
this year scheduled for August 8-13, 2006, were up for
an Oscar. John Canemaker's "The Moon and
the Son: An Imagined Conversation" and
Runar Runarsson "The Last Farm"
were among the nominees in the animated and documentary
short film categories in the 78th annual Academy Awards.
"The Moon and the Son" went on to win Best
Oscar for Animated Short. Kudos to both filmmakers for
their noteworthy success!
• Roving Eye Documentary
Film Fest Winners announced -
• The Rhode Island
International Film Festival once again is proud
to present a series of screenings of Japanese films
at the Annual Black Ships Festival,
July 20-23 in Newport, RI. Flickers, the creator and
producing non-profit of RIIFF has been working with
Ships Festival for the past 23 years, presenting
the first Japanese Film Festival in 1984. Details...
• The Rhode Island International
Film Festival presents the 10th Anniversary
Producer's Circle Awards, Thursday, July 20th,
5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. at the Federal
Reserve, 60 Dorrance Street, Providence. This special
event will salute and recognize local heroes whose vision
and support have nurtured the Festival during its first
decade. A Fest preview will also take place! Details
• The Jubilé
Franco Américain returns for a special
RIIFF 10th Anniversary presentation. The encore program
is slated for June 25th in Woonsocket.