Note that this year's screenings, while spread across the city of Providence, will once again be based at the RISD Metcalf Auditorium, South Main Street, Providence. The RI Film & Television Office Filmmaker Lounge will be hosted at the Hotel Providence and is a must-go location to meet other attending filmmakers.
FLICKERS:Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is very proud to be able to created the Providence LGBTQ Film Festival sidebar.
In its 22nd year, the Providence LGBTQ Film Festival brings Rhode Island filmgoers a diverse sampling of over 40 international and domestic films made by and for members of the LGBTQ community. Ranging from romantic comedies, journeys of discover, to concerns affecting the trans community, the Film Festival has been curated to complement the LGBTQ Experience. This year, programming will also include an expanded focus on growing social and political issues for LGBTQ youth, the trans community and diversity.
Since it was first introduced as part of RIIFF,
we have been fortunate to premiere such notable LGBTQ
titles as "Married and Counting," "Black, White + Gray," "A Four Letter Word," "Before You Know it," "Brighton," "TransJourney," 'Boy Culture," "The Green," "Sedona," "Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia," "Eating Out," 'Jim in Bold,' 'The
Politics of Fur,' 'The Notorious C.H.O.,' 'Behind the
Red Door,' '24 Nights,' 'East of A,' 'Irma Vep,'
'Red Rain,' "The Go Doc Project," and so many many more.
Over a period of 22 years, the list has grown to be an amazing reflection of the issues, concerns and motivators of the community. This break-out platform has proven to be both exciting
and offer cutting edge work which challenges, provokes thought and has opened doors for dialogue.
AS220 in downtown Providence, R.I., will once again be a venue for the popular Providence LGBTQ Film Festival, a cinematic sidebar of the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF). Other select screenings will be held in The VETS (formerly the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium) and the RISD Metcalf Auditorium, and locations in Jamestown, Newport, Westerly, Warwick, Bristol and Tiverton.
The Providence LGBTQ Film Festiva closes with a bang at the Block Party Bash in Providence. With over a thousand attendees last year, this closing party acts as the climactic conclusion to the Rhode Island International Film Festival, and is one of the coolest events of the summer. The event is open to the public, and provides a rare opportunity to mingle with attending filmmakers from across the globe.
Youth Film Jury
Again this year, the RIIFF Youth Film Jury, a group of 20-plus young Rhode Islanders (ages 16-19) that includes members of the LGBTQ community, will be in charge of selecting the festivalís top films for awards given out during the annual RIIFF awards brunch, held Sunday, Aug. 9th. The group also meet with visiting filmmakers, scholars, and Festival staff. The focus for 2020 will be diversity and feature an important media literacy component.