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Past RIIFF News from 2006



•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. - learn more


RIIFF built in 2005 a successful collaboration with Christmas-in-Newport which continues in 2006. This year we will be screening the 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 film here


• 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 - Details...


RIIFF 2006 Award Winners Announced - Details...


General Link for Information on the 2006 Festival - Details...


KidsEye™ Wrap Story; learn about the new collaboration with Hasbro, Inc. Details...


RIIFF 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. Details...


Four Corners Arts Center (Tiverton) will present the Third Thursday Film Series in collaboration with RIIFF - learn more


• 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…)


• Ruth Myers, Founder of Christmas in Newport: AN APPRECIATION - click here

~ From your friends at Flickers and the Rhode Island International Film Festival!


custer...To 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 loss.

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


CONGRATULATIONS 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 - click here


• 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 the Blacks Ships Festival for the past 23 years, presenting the first Japanese Film Festival in 1984. Details...


Providence Gay & Lesbian Film Festival dates set for August


Vortex Sci-Fi & Fantasy Festival dates to be announced


• 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.


• RIIFF Call for Film Entries Announced


• RIIFF Call for Screenplay Entries Announced


• KidsEye™ Announces date for 2006 Summer Filmmaking Camp


Calling all Talent! RIIFF Casting Call 2006

The Rhode Island International Film Festival is hosting a Casting Call, June 2 & 3, 2006 learn more


KidsEye™ Annual 80s Retro Rollerskating Party Fundraiser

Event to be held Saturday, April 29th, at the Ocean Club in Narragansett, RI. — learn more


"By the Sea Concert"

to take place on Jamestown, RI, Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. featuring Eric Bronner and Nancy Nicholson — learn more


The Roving Eye Documentary Film Festival Goes Statewide this April

First annual event to take place over a one-month period at locations throughout the State of Rhode Island — more


RIIFF was at the Gay Lifestyle Enrichment Expo, April 8-9th at the Boston Bayside Expo Center


• RIIFF was at the Newport Chamber of Commerce Expo, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Goat Island, March 23rd, from 4-7:00 p.m. Thanks for visiting our booth!


Marcus Mandal Presents the Premiere of

"Karen Blixen—Out of This World"

Director arrives from Copenhagen for event

Learn about the film's directors

Photos: Music Mansion Premiere Screening & Marcus in RI

Read more about RIIFF's December 1 & 3, 2005 "First Look" presentation




See photos from our recent trip to the Big Apple • click here




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