Sunday, February 24, 2019
THE STARS COME OUT IN PROVIDENCE
This Year's Program Celebrates the 37th Anniversary of the Flickers Arts Collaborative
SOLD OUT FOR THIS YEAR
The Red Carpet Experience: Providence is a production of the
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF).
NO EXCHANGES OR REFUNDS. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED
AND MAY SELL OUT AT ANY TIME
Walk the Red Carpet. Pose for Paparazzi. Hobnob with members
of the film industry. The excitement and glamour of Hollywood are coming to The Providence Biltmore
Hotel Grand Ballroom, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, Rhode Island on Oscar Night®, Sunday, February 24,
Residents of New England can experience the thrills and surprises of the 91st Academy Awards® at
the (10th Annual) Red Carpet Experience: Providence gala celebrating the 37th Anniversary of the Flickers
Arts Collaborative, producers of the annual Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF).
The evening kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and will feature live
coverage by WLNE ABC6, the event's media sponsor. The Academy Awards start at 8:00 p.m.
The Black Tie (optional) evening in 2019 is 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 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 with hors d'oeurves by Ellen Loconto. Stage and Set Design by Event Audio Visual.
This year's Specialty Drink is the "Mary Poppins Returns" Ice Tea. Desserts by Carina e Dolce Specialty Cakes & Cookies, Sin Bakery, PVD Donuts, Knead Doughnuts, Wild Flour, A&J Bakery, and June Love's English Bakery . Coffee by Ellen Loconto . Music by Billy Quirk, piano. Francis Ferdinand, Soprano. Plus, Ava Gaudette and Evan Andrews.
"Oscar Night is my favorite time of year as we celebrate cinema and the very best crop of motion pictures made by the world's greatest moviemakers," said Steven Feinberg, Honorary Chair. "The stars will be shining as our glamorous guests stroll past the crowd of paparazzi and enter this year's magical Red Carpet Experience. The event will be hosted by our local star reporters from WLNE-ABC 6 and the blockbuster evening will include a welcome reception for this year's Producer Circle Award winners, tasty hors d'oeuvres, specialty drinks, live music, a Hollywood silent auction, a gourmet dinner, delicious desserts, coffee and most importantly, a big screen viewing of the 91st Annual Academy Awards in the Providence Biltmore Hotel's Grand Ballroom.
“Help us cheer on Rhode Island native and superstar writer/director, Peter Farrelly, whose film "The Green Book" is up for five major industry awards, including Best Picture!
The elegant event will feature live coverage by ABC6, a Red Carpet Entrance and Reception with Paparazzi, Media interviews, Producer’s Circle Awards, hors d'oeuvres, Imported wines, 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 2019 at The Vets, swag bags that will definitely surprise and, of course, the screening of the biggest awards ceremony of the year!
2019 SHORT FILM NOMINATIONS:
Live Action Short:
“Marguerite,” (our official nominee), Marianne Farley and Marie-Hélène Panisset
“Fauvre,” Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon
“Mother,” Rodrigo Sorogoyen and María del Puy Alvarado
“End Game,” Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
“Lifeboat,” Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser
“A Night at the Garden,” Marshall Curry
“One Small Step,” (our official nominee), Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas
“Weekends,” Trevor Jimenez
“Late Afternoon,” Louise Bagnall and Nuria González Blanco
The evening will also include several awards to local members of the film, non-profit and arts
community in the Ocean State.
The 2019 Producer’s Circle & Award Honorees:
George D. Gannett Award:
Presented annually in celebration of the LGBTQ community, recognizing excellence in writing, directing, acting, music, dance, design and creativity in the world of film arts. Named in honor of former Flickers' Board member, George Draper Gannett, who helped steer the organization towards its multi-tiered arts focus and community outreach.
Rev. Nancy H. Soukup
Multifaith Minister, Roger Williams University
Producer's Circle Awards
Presented to members of the community who have actively worked to support and promote the mission of the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival. These Friends of the Festival have had a significant impact on the growth, evolution and quality of what has become RIIFF as well as the arts and humanities locally, nationally and internationally.
• Nicholas A. Mattiello, Speaker of the House, Rhode Island
• Joe Rossi, Makeup Design and Special Effects
• Teamsters Local 251, Film and TV Production
• Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, Animators
• Rose Weaver, Actress
• Eugene Lee, Scenic Designer
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 23rd 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.
2019 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, , Ellen Loconto, Cox Business, Cox Media, Seaside Pharmacy, Quality Rental, Dominion Diagnostics and Soucy Insurance.
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
J. Scott Oberacker
Plus the class members of "Curation and Film Festival Production" at Roger Williams University
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 10 film festivals worldwide that share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England. The next Festival will take place August 6-11, 2019.
For student rate, please call our office at 401.861.4445
2019 Event Sponsors:
Special Thanks to
Steven Feinberg, RI Film & Television Office
Carol Conley & Lew Place, RI Film & Television Office
Don Curtin, Kelly Johnson & Brian Egan, WLNE ABC6
Jim Frechette, Quality Rental
Lawrence J. Andrade
Alliance Français de Providence
Carina e Dolce Specialty Cakes & Cookies
Carl Anthony Tuxedos
Granny Squibb's Iced Teas
Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)
The Preservation Society of Newport County
The Sandra Feinstein Gamm Theatre
Niko Stamatakos - Massage by Niko
The Theatre by the Sea
WCRI Classical 95.9
WSBE Rhode Island PBS
YACHT Club Soda
Special Thanks to our Silent Auction Sponsors
The Avon Cinema
Blue Fin Grill
Coolidge Corner Cinema
Dave and Buster's
Gondola (Waterplace Park)
Legend's Creek Farm
RI Film & Television Office
Stella Marie Soap Company
The Wilbury Theatre