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Our Membership Program
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The Backstory on our Membership Program
From the latest cinematic release by seasoned directors to film work created by aspiring young artists, membership in RIIFF Cinema gives you the opportunity to see that work first.
As FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival has grown, it has established and nurtured ties with film professionals around the world. In 2010, the Festival received over 4,200 film titles in competition and 226 out of competition. Films came from over 53 countries. Along with work coming from film schools such as USC, UCLA, NYU, Columbia, Florida State, Vancouver, North Carolina, Calgary, Cal Arts, Chapman University, etc., the Festival has also received work from IFC, New Zealand Film Commission, Magnolia Pictures.Thinkfilms, KillerFilms, Disney Animation, HBO, Magic Lamp, Moxie Films, and many many more.
Most people do not realize that 100% of the Festival is built from the entries and not from material we curate from other festivals. Our goal has long been discovery and providing a platform for new films and filmmakers to be found.
Membership in RIIFF Cinema has a host of benefits, not the least being having the opportunity to pre-screen, judge and and even help select films that will screen during RIIFF--or one of our year-round side-bar events.
During the Film Festival, RIIFF Cinema members save on festival tickets and merchandise. Throughout the year, our members are treated to numerous events and films. This year, our members will attend special advance preview screenings of First Look Films, meet up-and-coming directors, see cutting edge documentary work at the Roving Eye International Film Festival, and explore work from the various niche sidebars we produce, including the Golden Jasmine Chinese Film Festival, the Tournées French Film Festival, the RI International Horror Film Festival, and the Flickers North Country Film Festival.
Help Us Fulfill Our Mission
The cost of running an international Festival on the scale and level of quality as RIIFF is staggering. We have a small, but dedicated staff whose work is offset by an army of interns and countless, loyal volunteers. While we have run the Festival from a perspective of cost efficiency and Yankee frugality, there are still expenses that must be met.
Coming to our events and main Festival only provides only about one quarter of our annual operating budget. That’s why we need your help. There are many ways to support our work.
• Become a Member
• Make a Contribution
• Planned Giving
• Corporate Sponsorships
Give a Gift of Membership
Looking for a unique gift for someone special? Consider purchasing a gift membership to RIIFF Cinema, the membership arm of the Rhode Island International Film Festival, a gift that will be enjoyed all year long. Keep in mind, when you buy a gift membership you are also helping the RIIFF continue its vital work of discovering new talent and supporting the cinema arts. Your contribution is also tax deductible.
About the Producer
Flickers is a not-for-profit organization that has created RIIFF Cinema as a membership outreach program
dedicated to enriching the cultural landscape of southern
New England through the cinematic arts. In addition
to producing the Rhode Island International Film Festival,
Flickers offers exceptional year-round programming with
the Roving Eye International Film Festival, the North Country Film Festival, KidsEye™,
ScriptBiz, First Look, the Vortex Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival, the RI International
Horror Film Festival, the RIIFF Technology Forum, the Providence GLBT Festival, the Providence Jewish Film Festival and RIIFF in the Schools.
Flickers relies on the support of our
members-and you-to sustain and grow the New England’s
premiere, non-profit organization devoted to the Film
Arts. More than 65% of our revenues come from membership
and ticket sales alone. By joining our membership program, RIIFF Cinema, you'll enjoy great films, all year
long, most that are free.
In years past, our members attended special preview screenings
of films like KAREN BLIXEN:OUT OF THIS WORLD narrated by Meryl Strep followed
by a Q&A with Danish director, Marcus Mandal, THE
BAXTER followed by a Q&A with Michael Showalter,
CHAMPION with RIIFF Humanitarian Award honoree, Danny Trejo.
The First Look series has provided the opportunity to
see countless films long before the general public. RIIFF Cinema members save on festival tickets
and receive year-round benefits, as well as receive
special offers from local merchants, festival posters,
programs and more. Not only do members get to enjoy
great member benefits year-round, but your membership
dollars assist us in producing the Rhode Island International
Film Festival and its related programming.
• Downloadable 2011 RIIFF Cinema Application
If you have problems downloading or accessing any of this information and would like a hard copy of our membership form and benefits, please call, write,
FLICKERS: Rhode Island International
Mailing: P.O. Box 162, Newport, Rhode Island 02840 (United States)
Street Address: 36 Rhode Island Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Office: 83 Park Avenue, Suite 1, Providence , RI 02903
Tel/Fax: (401) 861-4445 / 490-6735
"FLICKERS—The Newport Film/Video Society & Arts Collaborative," PRODUCER OF THE RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IS A 501(C)3 NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. PORTIONS OF ALL MEMBERSHIPS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE AS ALLOWED
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