RIIFF Opening Night Celebration
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
All events take place at the
VMA Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence
Join RIIFF for our 15th annual Opening Night screening and celebration and revel in the talent, artistry, and creation that is the Rhode Island International Film Festival.
Thought-provoking, unforgettable and a brilliant selection of films from around the world await audiences at the August 10th Opening Night Celebration of the 15th Annual FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival. The evening’s exhilarating line-up will showcase some of the finest examples of independent and international short films and World Premieres.
For the second year, the Festival’s Opening Night festivities will be held at the VMA Arts & Cultural Center, the elegant and historic 1,900-seat theater located in the heart of the capital city, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence.
RIIFF’s Opening Night Program will salute “The Road to the Oscars®",” a signature theme for the Festival. Some of the best short films that the 2011 festival has to offer will be showcased. All films will be screened in High Definition Digital courtesy of the sponsorship of Sony Corporation, HB Communications and PMA Industries.
The films screened will represent an array of genres reflecting RIIFF’s unique status as the lone film festival in New England that is a qualifying event for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences “Oscar”. There are more than 7,000 total film festivals worldwide; only 65 have been granted this prestigious distinction.
RIIFF’s Opening Night screening spotlight’s the very best of our short film submissions serving to provide a taste of the breadth of subject matter, inspiration, and talent that is prevalent in the festival. This year’s opening night films are -
• Elfar Adalsteins’ Sailcloth,
• Frederic Casella’s Tooty’s Wedding,
• Yan England’s Henry,
• Terry Gilliam’s The Wholly Family,
• Terry George's The Shore,
• John Salcido’s Cataplexy, and
• Ahmet Tas’ Brot.
The post screening party is a celebration of cinematic excellence. We welcome all film patrons and visiting filmmakers to share in the festivities. An array of local restaurants are providing refreshments. This years eclectic contributors include Andrea’s, El Rancho Grande, India, Nice Slice, Panera Bread, Nara's Hookah Lounge, Sweet Lorraine’s Candy Shoppe, Narragansett Creamery, and Cabot Cheese. In addition, Empire Soda of Bristol, Newport Vineyards, Stella Artois, Harpoon Brewery, and Soul Cachaca will provide beverages.
Thanks to our Opening Night Sponsors:
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