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Erik Latek, Nickolas Palermo,

George T. Marshall,

J. Scott Oberacker &

Duncan Putney


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RED Carpet

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Dedicated to the life and art of actor, Anthony Quinn



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• Anthony Quinn Centennial Celebration



rce1The Red Carpet Experience: Providence is a production of the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival.


On Sunday, February 22, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. guests will experience the thrills, surprises and excitement of the 87th Academy Awards® live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, at Rhode Island's annual celebratory party that will be held at the The Vets, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence.


We are proud to dedicate this year's Red Carpet Experience to the memory of legendary actor/artist, Anthony Quinn. He was born April 21, 1915 in Chihuahua, Mexico and made his home in Bristol, Rhode Island.


anthonyQTo learn more about the Centennial Celebration, go to The Anthony Quinn Foundation website. The Foundation creates and administers innovative programs to advance the idea that art, in all its forms, is essential to learning and the enrichment of the mind.


In 2014, the following films were screened/premiered at the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival and made the eligible list: “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed (Documentary Short); and “The Voorman Problem,” Mark Gill, director, and Baldwin Li, producer, Honlodge Productions, (Narrative Short). “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” won the coveted Oscar®.


There were even a pair of homegrown rooting interests in 2014. Rhode Island’s Jennifer Lee the writer/co-director of “Frozen,” nominated as best animated film, and RIIFF alum ("Fable" 2005), Daniel Sousa, a professor at Rhode Island School of Design, and Dan Golden, a RISD grad, earned a nomination for “Feral” in the best animated shorts category.


rce2Our Black Tie (optional) evening in 2015 will be chaired by Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film and Television Office with RIIFF Advisory Board President, Michael Drywa, Esq. WLNE, ABC6 is the media sponsor and will be providing live coverage for our Red Carpet entrance to the event. Our hosts for the evening: Doreen Scanlon and Mark Curtis.


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, Producerís Circle and Dream Maker Awards, hors d'oeuvres, beverages include four draight beers from Newport Storm - India Point Ale, Hurricane Amber Ale, RI Blueberry, and Spring Irish Red Ale. Rum tasting to swizzle, swig or sip courtesy of Thomas Tew Rum with two signature drinks - Classic daiquiri and an old fashioned. Wood Chuck Hard Cider and imported wines, live music, a sit-down dinner courtesy of Decadent Catering and Just Ellenís Catering and Event Planning, 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 2015, swag bags that will definitely surprise and, of course, the screening of the biggest awards ceremony of the year


The cost is $100 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.


Eventbrite - 2014 Red Carpet Experience: Providence 


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.


Funding generated by The Red Carpet Experience: Providence will be used to not only underwrite the Festival’s 19th 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 new for 2014 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.”


2015 sponsors for The Red Carpet Experience: Providence hosted by the Rhode Island International Film Festival include the RI Film and Television Office, WLNE TV6, WSNE, Just Ellen's Catering & Event Planning, Decadent Catering, Quality Rental, Woodchuck Hard Cider, Newport Storm, Thomas Tew Rum, PMA Industries, Dominion Diagnostics, Amtrak and Cabot Cheese. 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 quirk@film-festival.org


The Red Carpet Experience: Providence Committee Members

Steven Feinberg, Honorary Chair

Michael Drywa, Esq. , RIIFF Advisory Board President

Lawrence Andrade

Carol Conley

Dr. Ana Celia Grenier

Adam Grenier

Ellen Loconto, Consultant

George T. Marshall

Dean MIstretta, Consultant

J. Scott Oberacker

Shawn Quirk

Nick Palermo

Duncan Putney

Patricia Raskin

Doreen Vitale

Plus members of the RWU Film Production Club and class members of "Curation and Film Festival Production"

ABOUT Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival:

The mission of FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival is to discover and empower filmmakers. Held in Providence, and at locations throughout the state, RIIFF is one of only 75 film festivals worldwide that is a qualifying event for the Oscars. It is also New England’s largest film festival. Its innovative programming, cultivated industry ties, and loyal audiences have made the Festival a strategic and desirable platform for film premieres, drawing hundreds of independent filmmakers from around the globe. The next Festival will take place August 5-10, 2014. For more information about the festival, please visit www.rifilmfest.org.

For student rate, please call our office at 401.861.4445


Eventbrite - 2014 Red Carpet Experience: Providence 






Event Sponsors:










Special Thanks to

Steven Feinberg, RI Film & Television Office

Judy Shoemaker, WLNE ABC6

Ellen Loconto

Dean Mistretta

Empire Soda

Eric Latek

Newport Storm/Thomas Tews Rum

Narragansett Creamery

Granny Squibb's Iced Teas

Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)

WCRI Classical 95.9

The Preservation Society of Newport County

The 1149 Restaurant

Gracie's Providence

Granny Squib Iced Tea

Sin Desserts

The Newport Polo Club

The Ocean State Theatre

The International Tennis Hall of Fame

The Stadium Theatre

Alayne White Salon and Spa

Carol Conley

Shelley Otis

Ellie's Bakery

The Theatre by the Sea

Mark Ruffalo

Niko Stamatakos

Johnson Brothers of Rhode Island

Dan Schwartz and Doreen Vitale, The Vets

Duncan Putney

Carina & Dolce Specialty Cakes & Cookies

Lawrence J. Andrade

Trinity Repertory Company

Providence Performing Arts Center


Viking Tuxedo of Newport

RWU Film Production Club


Event Photographer:

Mike Braca