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2015 Rhode Island Film Forum

Thursday, August 6, 2015 • 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Providence Biltmore Ballroom, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI

 

Only $40 for the event, breakfast included;

Tickets Available on a First-Come, First-served basis

(with special rate available to visiting filmmakers who preregister at RIIFF)

 

 

WHAT IS THE RHODE ISLAND FILM FORUM?

Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) will offer members of the local filmmaking community and visiting filmmakers an opportunity to meet and ask questions of some true stars of the Rhode Island film industry at its RI Film Forum, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. Aspiring filmmakers and those already in the business can network with the most prolific filmmakers in the State, find out how to be a part of their movie-making magic, and learn about new aspects of the industry.

 

The Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), in conjunction with the Rhode Island Film & Television Office and The Harrington School of Communication and Media at URI, will host this year’s Film Forum in the Providence Biltmore Hotel Ballroom on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m., followed by a buffet breakfast and networking at 9 a.m. and panels from 10 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Steven Feinberg, Executive Director, RI. Dr. J. Scott Oberacker, RIIFF Educational Outreach Director will serve as the event MC.

 

The Rhode Island Film Forum is designed to provide a networking platform, spur dialogue and get answers to your questions from those who make decisions.

 

First held in 1998 at the Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, the 2012 will be bigger, cover more ground and will be capped by a keynote address on Thursday, August 9th.

 

Apply to the RI Film Forum 2015

 

Order Your Pass Online Now:

 

Eventbrite - The Rhode Island Film Forum 2015 

 

 

August 6th 2015 • 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

The Providence Biltmore Ballroom, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI

Questions? Call 401-861-4445 and speak with Tsutomu Brelsford

or email tbrelsford@film-festival.org


This Year's Program:

Thursday, August 6th:

 

8:30 a.m.         

REGISTRATION

 

9:00 a.m.          

WELCOME AND NETWORKING

Welcome and introduction. Steven Feinberg, Executive Director, RI Film & Television Office, Dr. J. Scott Oberacker, RIIFF Educational Outreach Director/Communication's Faculty, Johnson & Wales University.

 

9:50 – 10:00 a.m.

ROBERT BURGESS ALDRICH AWARD PRESENTATION

Chris Sparling

Writer/ Director

 

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Program One:

INFINITELY POLAR BEAR - UNPLUGGED

The backstory of making a feature film in Rhode Island from the inspiration, scripting, pitch, casting, directing and distribution.

 

 

Discussion

Moderated by Steven Feinberg, Executive Director, RI Film & Television Office

Featuring:

 

Maya Forbes

American writer, producer, and director, most recently of the feature film "Infinitely Polar Bear" (2014). Her other writing credits include the screenplay of "The Rocker" (2008) and many episodes of "The Larry Sanders Show." She was a co-executive producer of "The Larry Sanders Show" in its later seasons and executive producer of the sitcom "The Naked Truth" and the TV miniseries "The Kennedys." Forbes received a few Emmy nominations and WGA Award nominations for her work on "The Larry Sanders Show."

 

Wallace Wolodarsky

American screenwriter, television producer and film director known for being one of the screenwriters for "The Simpsons" during the first four seasons with his writing partner Jay Kogen.

As an actor he has roles in "Rushmore," "The Darjeeling Limited" and is a voice actor in "Fantastic Mr. Fox."

 

stevenFSteven Feinberg

is the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office. He formerly spent 22 years in Los Angeles and worked with every major Hollywood studio as a writer, director and producer. Since 2004, in his capacity at the Film & TV Office, he shepherded over $300 million of film and television production into the state, creating thousands of jobs for local talent, crew and small businesses.

 

He received the first Annual Imaginnaire Award from New England’s Imagine Magazine, has been the Honorary Chairman for Rhode Island's official Academy Award Oscar Night in 2009 and 2012, served as the Vice-President on the Board of Directors for “Celebrate Rhode Island” in 2010 to assist families with heating during difficult times, is a member of the Touro Fraternity, was designated the “Rhode Island Hospitality Ambassador of the Year 2010” by the Ocean State’s Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, received the George M. Cohan Ambassador Award from the Rhode Island International Film Festival in 2011 and, most recently in 2012, was nominated by the United States Coast Guard for the Department of Defense Joint Civilian Orientation Conference.

 

Steven studied cinematography at UCLA and film and television production at the prestigious USC Cinema School.

 

10:50 – 11:00 a.m.

PRODUCER’S CIRCLE AWARD PRESENTATION

TBA

 

11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Program Two:

A CONVERSATION WITH...

Moderated by Steven Feinberg, Executive Director, RI Film & Television Office

Interview and Conversation

Featuring

TBA

 

11:45 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Program Three:

Flickers’ Short Film Retrospective: Journeys in Filmmaking

WILL THERE BE AN ACADEMY AWARD® IN YOUR FUTURE?

Featuring

 

Moderated by Andrew Lund

 

 

andrewAndrew Lund, a filmmaker and entertainment lawyer, Andrew is an Associate Professor and Director of the Integrated Media Arts MFA Program in the Film & Media Department at Hunter College of the City University of New York and a Faculty Associate at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute; he is also a faculty member of the Film Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and has taught in the Graduate Film Division of Columbia University, where he received J.D., M.F.A. and B.A. degrees. Brief Reunion, a feature film that Andrew produced and co-edited, won the top prize for narrative filmmaking at the 2011 UFVA conference and the Audience Award for Best Film at New York’s 2011 Gotham International Film Festival. My Last Day Without You, on which Andrew served as executive producer, recently won the top producing honors at the 2011 Brooklyn International Film Festival and will be released theatrically in Europe this fall. Andrew is the Executive Producer of nine feature films, including The Hungry Ghosts, written and directed by Michael Imperioli; Vanaja, named by Roger Ebert as one of the top five foreign films of 2007, and Arranged, an international hit that Variety called “a pure pleasure to watch” Andrew has also written and directed five award winning short films. In addition to worldwide festival screenings and television broadcasts, his shorts are included in film textbooks, DVD compilations, and distributed theatrically and non-theatrically. Andrew founded and curates CinemaTalks, the independent film screening and discussion series, and he created the Short Film Repository, which houses educational extras that support short filmmaking. Andrew’s writing on film includes an essay, “What’s a Short Film, Really?” in “Swimming Upstream: A Lifesaving Guide to Short Film Distribution” by Sharon Badal, numerous book reviews for the journal, Film International, and two books on independent filmmaking in the works for Peter Lang Publishers.

 

You can learn more about Andrew on his website: http://andrewlundfilms.com/

 

12:35 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

WOMEN IN FILMMAKING: BEYOND THE GLASS CEILING

 

Moderated by Dr. Thomas Zorabedian, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Rhode Island.

Featuring

 

 

1:20 p.m.

WRAP


Order Your Pass Online Now:

 

Eventbrite - The Rhode Island Film Forum 2015 

 

 

August 6th 2015 • 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

The Providence Biltmore Ballroom, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI

Questions? Call 401-861-4445 and speak with Tsutomu Brelsford

or email quirk@film-festival.org


Who's Who at the Rhode Island Film Forum:

 

S.OberackerJ. Scott Oberacker

Educational Outreach Director

Scott has recently joined as Flickers' Educational Outreach Director, where he works to develop and maintain the festivals’ educational outreach programs as well as aids in the selection and adjudication of the festival’s films. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has worked as a film scholar and teacher for many years. His writing on film has appeared in a number of scholarly journals and he is currently co-editing a book on the television series, Friday Night Lights. Most recently, Scott taught film and media courses at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI, where he also helped to coordinate the Roving Eye Film Festival and the Tournees French Film Festival, in conjunction with RIIFF. Scott is currently an Assistant Professor of Communications at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI.

 

shawnShawn Quirk is an independent filmmaker who has directed a number of short films and short documentaries. After receiving his Bachelors of Science in Film Production from Boston University, he worked for two years as an English assistant in France at the Cité Scolaire Vauban in Givet. During his time abroad he became involved with a number of film productions in both Belgium and France, which included camera work for the two time Palme d'or winning Dardennes Brothers on their most recent film "The Kid with the Bike."

 

In addition to teaching English to both French high school and middle school students, Shawn also worked in collaboration with the regional English inspector, Christine Minetto, of the Champannes-Ardennes Academy to create a pilot cinema education program for high school seniors. As part of this program, Shawn worked with local film producer, Benoit Giorgini, to create a hands on film workshop in which students collaborated amongst each other to create a series of short documentaries that explored the livelihoods of local shopkeepers and café owners in the Ardennes community and their struggle in competing with large chain retailers.

 

After his time abroad, Shawn then went on to work as a teaching assistant at the New York Film Academy at Harvard University, where he taught both high school and college students the technical and theoretical aspects of 16mm and digital filmmaking. He also worked as a high school French substitute teacher, and freelance newspaper photographer.

 

Shawn became a part of the Flickers team in the Fall of 2011, and is now the Program Director for the Rhode Island International Film Festival and the Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival. As a filmmaker in his own right, Shawn's goal is to help discover the next generation of auteurs, the new voices of independent cinema.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?


Produces

Directors

Rhode Island Cities & Towns Representatives

Film Teacher/Educators
Filmmakers
Film Production Crews
Film Exhibitors

Film Students
Artistic Directors, Film Vendors
Civic Organizations
Historic and Preservation Groups
Property Manager
Recreation Managers
Hotel Managers, Rental Agencies

 

Be a part of this multi-million dollar industry here in Rhode Island

 

Here’s your chance to become involved with Rhode Island’s “stars” of the film community. The one-day forum will bring together leaders of the film industry with the decision-making community leaders and historic, natural and commercial property managers of Rhode Island. New technologies, the impact of tax credits, plus so much more will be addressed.

 

“How To” Sessions:

 

• How to work with the film industry
• How to get the film industry to work with you
• How to be prepared and pro-active

• The growth of college film programs
• What are the resources that filmmakers need?
• Understand how to create a partnership so that everyone involved benefits.
• What are the emerging technologies that will be impacting on future film productions?

• Union or non-union?

• Funding

 

The film industry in Rhode Island is growing by leaps and bounds. This program is designed to help facilitate a better understanding of the needs of the industry and the wants of the community to make Rhode Island the most film friendly in the country.

 

Rhode Island in Film & Television

 

Here are some of the films made in the Ocean State. To learn more about Rhode Island's film history, click here.

  • The Great Gatsby (1974)
  • The Scarlet Letter (1975)
  • The Betsy (1978)
  • Mr. North (1987)
  • Mermaids (1990)
  • Reversal of Fortune (1990)
  • Wind (1992)
  • Federal Hill (1993)
  • The Buccaneers (1993)
  • True Lies (1994)
  • Dumb and Dumber (1994)
  • Killer ( 1994)
  • American Buffalo (1995)
  • Code of Ethics (1996)
  • Ties to Rachel (1996)
  • Strangers in Transit (1996)
  • Outside Providence (1997)
  • Tax Day (1997)
  • Amistad (1997)
  • There's Something About Mary (1998)
  • Meet Joe Black (1998)
  • Me, Myself & Irene (1999)
  • NBC 's Providence (1999 -
  • The Brotherhood (2005 - )
  • Underdog (2007)
  • Dan in Real Life (2007)
  • 27 Dresses (2008)
  • Hachiko: A Dog's Story (2008)
  • Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
  • Untitled Woody Allen Film (2014/2015)

Will you film be next? Will your community host the next film or photo shoot?

 


 

OUR 2015 SPONSORS:

 

RIFilm

 

cox

Harrington

URI's College of Arts and Sciences,

URI's Feinstein College of Continuing Education, and the URI Film Media Program

 

JWU

Johnson & Wales College of Arts

& Sciences

RWU

The RWU Feinstein College of Arts and

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Roberta Adams

 

ProvC

The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Film at Providence College.