Sunday, February 26, 2017
THE STARS COME OUT IN PROVIDENCE
This Year's Program Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the Flickers Arts Collaborative
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The Red Carpet Experience: Providence is a production of the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF).
On Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. guests will experience the thrills, surprises and excitement of the 89th Academy Awards® live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, at Rhode Island's annual celebratory party that will be held at the Providence Biltmore Hotel Ballroom, Dorrance Street, Providence.
Our Black Tie (optional) evening in 2017 will be chaired by Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film and Television Office with RIIFF Advisory Board President, Michael Drywa, Esq. This year WLNE, ABC6 is the event's media sponsor. The station will once again be providing live coverage for our Red Carpet entrance to the event. Catered dinner provided by the Biltmore Hotel and Decadent Catering. Stage and Set Design by Quality Rental. Drinks provided by Narragansett Beer. Desserts by Carina e Dolce Specialty Cakes & Cookies, Sin Bakery, Buckleberry Foods and Seven Stars Bakery.
Piano by Billy Quirk.
The elegant event will feature live coverage by our friends at ABC6, a Red Carpet Entrance and Reception with Paparazzi, Media interviews, a Photo Booth, Producer’s Circle and Dream Maker Awards, hors d'oeuvres, Imported wines and beers, live music, a sit-down dinner. Gourmet desserts that will please and titillate, an amazing silent auction that will appeal to all lovers of film, a raffle of VIP Passes to RIIFF 2017, swag bags that will definitely surprise and, of course, the screening of the biggest awards ceremony of the year!
The 2016 Producer’s Circle Honorees:
• Sam Eilertsen, Cinematographer
• Deborah Newhall, Costume Design
• Andy Smith, Providence Journal
• Andre Stark, Producer
• WSBE Rhode Island PBS
Special thanks to Cox Business for supplying the HD signal for the presentation of the Academy Awards®.
The cost is $125 for tickets. Order now. Red Carpet Experience: Providence tickets make for a great gift and the Red Carpet Experience: Providence is a wonderful escape from the winter blues.
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) has secured its place in the global community as the portal for the best in international independent cinema; earning the respect of domestic and foreign filmmakers, filmgoers and trend watchers. This confluence of art and commerce brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members in record numbers last year.
Funding generated by The Red Carpet Experience: Providence will be used to not only underwrite the Festival’s 21t Season in August, it will support such community outreach and educational programs as the Youth Film Jury, Rhode Island Film Forum; Cine ¡OLÉ!; the Golden Jasmine Chinese Film Festival; the Vortex Sci-Fi Film Festival; the New England Student Film Festival; the Providence LGBTQ Film Festival; the Providence Underground Film Festival; the Roving Eye International Film Festival; the RIIFF Technology Forum; the 7 Day PSA Competition; the KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp; Flickers North Country Film Festival; ScriptBiz™; the RI International Horror Film Festival; the Flickers North Country Film Festival, the Québec Film Festival and an expanded KidsEye International Film Festival in August with workshops, tutorials and youth screenings.
“Many people do not realize that programming created and produced by the Flickers takes place throughout the year,” stated George T. Marshall, Executive Director/CEO. “From specialized screening events to internships, Flickers provides an ongoing opportunity to discover all the elements that compose the cinematic arts.
2017 sponsors for The Red Carpet Experience: Providence hosted by the Rhode Island International Film Festival include the RI Film and Television Office, WLNE TV6, WSBE RI PBS, , Decadent Catering, Cox Business, Quality Rental, Dominion Diagnostics, Soucy Insurance, Seaside Pharmacy,Kilroy Law Firm and Amtrak. Video Blog courtesy of the Roger Williams University Film Production and Ciné Club.
Mike Braca of Rhode Eye is the event photographer.
For sponsorship opportunities or information, please contact Shawn Quirk, Program Director at 401.861.4445 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Red Carpet Experience: Providence Committee Members
Steven Feinberg, Honorary Chair
Michael Drywa, Esq. , RIIFF Advisory Board President
Dr. Ana Celia Grenier
George T. Marshall
Dean MIstretta, Consultant
J. Scott Oberacker
Plus members of the RWU Film Production Collaborative and class members of "Curation and Film Festival Production"
15 fun facts about the Academy Awards
1. Date of first Academy Awards, held in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel: May 16, 1929
2. Price of guest tickets for the first Academy Awards: $5
3. Height of Oscar statuette: 13½ inches
4. Diameter of Oscar statuette base: 5¼ inches
5. Weight of Oscar statuette: 8½ pounds
6. Since 1929, number of Oscar statuettes presented: 2,947
7. The design of the Oscar statuette is a knight holding a crusader's sword, standing on a film reel. Number of spokes on the reel: five, for the five original branches of the Academy (writers, technicians, producers, actors and directors).
8. Number of Oscar statuettes created for this year's 87th Academy Awards: approximately 50
9. Date of the first televised Oscars show: March 19, 1953
10. Year of the first color broadcast of the Academy Awards: 1966
11. Year the best animated feature film category was added: 2001
ABOUT Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival:
The Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), has secured its place in the global community as the portal for the best in international independent cinema, earning the respect of domestic and foreign filmmakers, filmgoers and trend watchers. This confluence of art and commerce brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members in record numbers last year. Ranked as one of the top 10 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is a qualifying festival for Live Action, Animation and Documentary Short Film Academy Awards through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), and the Canadian Screen Awards. There are only 6 film festivals worldwide that share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England. The next Festival will take place August 8-13, 2017.
For student rate, please call our office at 401.861.4445
NO EXCHANGES OR REFUNDS. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED AND MAY SELL OUT AT ANY TIME
2017 Event Sponsors:
Special Thanks to
Steven Feinberg, RI Film & Television Office
Carol Conley, RI Film & Television Office
Don Curtin , WLNE ABC6
Dean Mistretta, Decadent Catering
Jim Frechette, Quality Rental
Lawrence J. Andrade
Alliance Français de Providence
Carina e Dolce Specialty Cakes & Cookies
Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard
Granny Squibb's Iced Teas
Johnson Brothers of Rhode Island
Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)
The Preservation Society of Newport County
RWU Film Production Collaborative
The Sandra Feinstein Gamm Theatre
Seven Stars Bakery
Niko Stamatakos - Massage by Niko
The Theatre by the Sea
Trinity Repertory Company
Viking Tuxedo of Newport
WCRI Classical 95.9
WSBE Rhode Island PBS