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Day-By-Day Schedule of Events

October 16-22, 2017

 

The full schedule can be found on Sched.com: click here


This event is sponsored by Flickers, the Rhode Island International Film Festival
, The Rhode Island Film & Television Office, RI PBS, Amtrak, RISCA, Cox Media, Eurochannel, CW28, Diabolique Magazine, The Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island, The URI College of Arts & Sciences, The Film Media Program, The Vets, the Providence Public Library, the Tiverton Public Library, the Warwick Public Library, Providence College, Rhode Iskand College, Johnson and Wales University, Roger Williams University and the RWU Film Production Collaborative.

 

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Vortex 2017 Award Winners

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Behind the Camera Lens

Forum at RWU, 10/17/17 at 3:30 p.m.

 

Singularity of Imagination

Forum at RWU, 10/20/17 at 3:30 p.m.

College Directions:

• Roger Wiliams University, Bristol

 

• Providence College, Providence

 

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DAY ONE:

Monday, October 16th:

 

LOCATION:

Providence Public Library

150 Empire St. Providence, RI 02903

401.455.8000

250 capacity,

www.provlib.org

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

6:30 P.M.

FESTIVAL KICK-OFF

CORRIDORS OF IMAGINATION…

A SCI-FI/FANTASY SHORT FILM PROGRAM

 

Faith | Tatiana Fedorovskaya, Director | 15 min. | Russia, 2017

An old widower, a former radio operator, perceives the flashing bulb as his late wife’s messages. The love of his life will never die, even when the lights are gone.

 

When Pigs Fly | Andrew Wood, Director | 16 min. | USA, 2017

Sometimes, all you need to comfort a nine-year-old is a cold beer, a couple f-bombs, and a little magic.

 

La Petite Mort | Elizabeth Jaeleigh Davis, Director | 8 min. | USA, 2017

SEX! DEATH! PIE! A young girl enters a mysterious forest to lose her virginity, only to have a twist of fate wrench her lover away. 'La Petite Mort' (French for 'the orgasm') is a feminist exploitation film couched in a fairytale that explores the fear, grief, and messiness of the first time.

 

The Full Story | Daisy Jacobs, Director | 8 min. | United Kingdom, 2017

Toby is selling his childhood home. Walking through empty rooms, he is assailed by memories of happiness unravelling, break-down, and the helplessness and rage of being child. Why do close ties break and loved ones leave? Can we ever know the full story? And what do you do when your family's gone?

 

Child Dream | Christophe Gérard, Director | 11 min. | France, 2016

Floating barges, water that suddenly takes human form and rainfall that leaves puddles deep enough to drown in… Is this merely a child’s dream?

 

Mainland | Ian Bibby, Director | 20 min. | USA, 2017

Chris--a spirited but aimless young man in his early 20's--has left the confines of the city to spend the winter alone on a secluded island in Maine. Instead of being productive with his time off the grid, Chris prefers to goof around outdoors and do whatever he pleases--anything that will allow him to sidestep his thoughts of looming adulthood. But as the outside world begins to unravel into a confusing and seemingly dangerous chaos, his haven begins to feel anything but safe. Chris must quickly discover the inner strength to face an outside world growing darker by the day, or risk becoming consumed by the very real threats closing in all around him.

 

The Night I Dance With Death | Vincent Gibaud, Director | 6 min. | France, 2017

Jack is having a party with some friends. Disused, he decides to take a psychedelic Drug. With a lighter mind, he enjoys the moment, his belly rejecting his visceral anguish as the evening progress. Arrives the time when he confronts a too big anxiety of which he cannot get rid of.

 

The Secret Market | Martina McGlynn, Director | 21 min. | Ireland, 2017

Dr. Amy McCarthy has risen through the medical ranks to become chief surgeon. She has a near perfect life until her past comes back to haunt her.

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DAY TWO:

Tuesday, October 17th:

LOCATION:

Roger Williams University

Global Heritage Hall, Room 01

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

3:30 P.M.

VORTEX LECTURE SERIES

BEHIND THE CAMERA LENS: A Conversation with...

This afternoon program features Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office. Along with his work with the Film Office, Steven is an accomplished writer, director and televison host. For this special program, he shares a behind-the-scenes look at a recent interview with actress, Karen Allen for the PBS series, "doubleFEATURE."

 

steveSteven Feinberg is a life-long filmmaker and a proud Rhode Island native who spent 22 years as a Hollywood writer, director and producer. He sold original screenplays to the major studios including 20th Century Fox, Universal, Warner Brothers, Dimension and Sony and had international success with the sci-fi features FORTRESS and its sequel FORTRESS 2. In 2004, Steven brought his considerable talent, energy and wealth of industry contacts home to assume the new position of Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office. Over a span of one decade, Mr. Feinberg aggressively promoted Rhode Island as a “film-friendly” location. He initiated ground-breaking tax incentive legislation, which became law in June 2005, developed infrastructure for film and television production, supports media education from the elementary level to college graduates, as well as co-sponsors local film festivals and has launched the comprehensive Film Office’s website, http://www.film.ri.gov/www.film.ri.gov. Most recently, Steven has lured highly prestigious projects such as the upcoming thriller, THE DISCOVERY; with Robert Redford and Rooney Mara, the Martin Scorsese’ production BLEED FOR THIS, Jack Black in THE POLKA KING and many other outstanding films including Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM; Woody Allen’s IRRATIONAL MAN and the Golden Gobe nominated INFINITELY POLAR BEAR starring Mark Ruffalo.

 

To date, Steven Feinberg has brought well over $400 million of film and television production into Rhode Island’s economy and provided $700 million of overall activity into Rhode Island’s economy as well as thousands of jobs for local talent and crew. This success in Rhode Island has reverberated across New England, and now the Ocean State’s neighbors are also prospering in the film/television industry. He has also created several promotional films for the State of Rhode Island Film & TV Office and wrote-directed-produced the award-winning documentary, PELL. www.rifilm.com.

 

This program is presented by the RWU Film Production Collaborative and is a free event.

 

Please be sure to register in advance as seating is limited.

 

Eventbrite - THE SINGULARITY OF IMAGINATION: A Conversation with... 

 

Support for the Forum has been provided by the Rhode Island Film & Television Office, the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, the RWU Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences, Dean Robert Cole, Associate Dean Roberta Adams, the RWU Film Production Club, and the RWU Department of Student Programs and Leadership.

____________________________________________________________________________

 

DAY THREE:

Wednesday, October 18th

LOCATION:

Tiverton Public Library

34 Roosevelt Avenue, Tiverton

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

6:00 P.M.

CORRIDORS OF IMAGINATION…

A SCI-FI/FANTASY SHORT FILM PROGRAM

 

Faith | Tatiana Fedorovskaya, Director | 15 min. | Russia, 2017

An old widower, a former radio operator, perceives the flashing bulb as his late wife’s messages. The love of his life will never die, even when the lights are gone.

 

When Pigs Fly | Andrew Wood, Director | 16 min. | USA, 2017

Sometimes, all you need to comfort a nine-year-old is a cold beer, a couple f-bombs, and a little magic.

 

La Petite Mort | Elizabeth Jaeleigh Davis, Director | 8 min. | USA, 2017

SEX! DEATH! PIE!A young girl enters a mysterious forest to lose her virginity, only to have a twist of fate wrench her lover away. 'La Petite Mort' (French for 'the orgasm') is a feministexploitation film couched in a fairytale that explores the fear, grief, and messiness of the first time.

 

The Full Story | Daisy Jacobs, Director | 8 min. | United Kingdom, 2017

Toby is selling his childhood home. Walking through empty rooms, he is assailed by memories of happiness unravelling, break-down, and the helplessness and rage of being child. Why do close ties break and loved ones leave? Can we ever know the full story? And what do you do when your family's gone?

 

Child Dream | Christophe Gérard, Director | 11 min. | France, 2016

Floating barges, water that suddenly takes human form and rainfall that leaves puddles deep enough to drown in… Is this merely a child’s dream?

 

Mainland | Ian Bibby, Director | 20 min. | USA, 2017

Chris--a spirited but aimless young man in his early 20's--has left the confines of the city to spend the winter alone on a secluded island in Maine. Instead of being productive with his time off the grid, Chris prefers to goof around outdoors and do whatever he pleases--anything that will allow him to sidestep his thoughts of looming adulthood. But as the outside world begins to unravel into a confusing and seemingly dangerous chaos, his haven begins to feel anything but safe. Chris must quickly discover the inner strength to face an outside world growing darker by the day, or risk becoming consumed by the very real threats closing in all around him.

 

The Night I Dance With Death | Vincent Gibaud, Director | 6 min. | France, 2017

Jack is having a party with some friends. Disused, he decides to take a psychedelic Drug. With a lighter mind, he enjoys the moment, his belly rejecting his visceral anguish as the evening progress. Arrives the time when he confronts a too big anxiety of which he cannot get rid of.

 

The Secret Market | Martina McGlynn, Director | 21 min. | Ireland, 2017

Dr. Amy McCarthy has risen through the medical ranks to become chief surgeon. She has a near perfect life until her past comes back to haunt her.

 

LOCATION:

Providence Public Library

150 Empire Street, Providence

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

6:30 P.M.

VORTEX AFTER SCHOOL SERIES

ALTERNATIVE DIMENSIONS - ANIMATED & SCI-Fi SHORTS

 

Water Path For A Fish | Maria Carbajosa, Director | 8 min. | Colombia, 2015.
It's a starry night when Oscar sees from his window... a little goldfish jumping on a dirty puddle! Two cats are watching from the shadows. Oscar will help the goldfish through a rampant adventure in a nighty Latin American, with the lack os water as a backdrop.

 

Contact | Katy Want, Director | 8 min. | United Kingdom, 2017.

Stranded on a distant planet, a lonely astronaut sends out a signal in search of human contact.

 

Crimson Man | Mike Pappa, Director | 22 min. | USA, 2017.

Set in a war-torn land of man vs. machine, Wei, a young runaway boy in search of his father, must ally with an unstable war-robot named Red or be hunted down by his overseers.

 

Nimmer | Lieven Vanhove, Director | 16 min. | Belgium, 2016.

A man must find the ultimate solution to rescue his wife on the collapsing side of a huge gap.

 

Orient City: Ronin & The Princess | Ryan Colucci, Director | 19 min. | USA, 2017.

When a little girl's family is assassinated in the unforgiving Orient City, the broken down, opium-addicted Ronin charged with protecting her sets out to exact brutal revenge on those responsible.

 

Bleached | Amod Damle, Director | 6 min. | USA, 2017.

Scarlet the paint tube sets off on a path of revenge and leads an army of Reds into battle against their fellow colors. The Reds win the war and celebrate the creation of a monochromatic world only to realize that the war is far from over.

 

Only Lovers Leave to Die | Vladimir Kanic, Director | 7 min. | Croatia/Canada.

A film about a girl whose brain smells like cookies, her imaginary dog and a world made of painted film stock. Love, death and tears included, of course.

 

A Narrative Film | Michael Edwards, Director | 8 min. | USA.

The most narrative narrative never narrated. It has a beginning, a middle, and an end…. It is at once both a three-act assault on the conceit of the traditional narrative, as well as a futile attempt to escape the narrative impulse of cinema.

 

Meeting Macguffin | Catya Plate, Director | 10 min. | USA.

In a post-apocalyptic future where humanity has fallen apart, a group of scientists and an animated sign complete the construction of a new human race and meet a groundhog climatologist who prepares them for their mission to restore balance to the decimated Earth.

 

LOCATION:

Roger Williams University

Global Heritage Hall, Room 01

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

7:00 P.M.

VORTEX COLLEGE CONNECTION

A NIGHT AT ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Presented by the RWU Film Production Collaborative

 

Roach | Jonathan Hashiloni, Director | 14 min. | Israel, 2016.

A horror-love story between Penny, her neighbor Izzy, and a troublesome cockroach that takes place in Tel-Aviv as it's under threat of a nuclear war.

 

Alone | Joe Guarneri, Director | 10.31 min. | USA, 2017 Working on a forgotten house, Jimmy Potenza can't escape the strange events that begin to occur.

 

Point of View | Lior Rubinstein, Director | 17 min. | Israel, 2017.

A surreal story about a distressed young man, observing his own inner world through a hole in his bedroom wall.

 

Crossing the Threshold | Sergio Hernández, Director | 14 min. | Spain, 2016.

One morning, without saying anything, Laura's husband leaves their house and he never comes back. Laura and her daughter are alone now and she goes to the therapist to get over the trauma. From here, Laura will start her travel to recovering.

 

2AM | Huseyin Hassan, Director | 16 min. | Australia, 2016.

A middle aged man Alex awakens in his quarters to find a white rabbit beside his bed who then suddenly hops through a closed door. Scared and fascinated by how the rabbit got into his room, Alex gets up and follows the rabbit. Once he opens the door and steps out into the hallways of the asylum very unusual and supernatural events begin to unfold right before OUR eyes.

 

Garden Party | Théophile Dufresne, Director | 8 min. | France, 2016.

The frogs are having a party.

 

Bow Shock | Javier Diez, Director | 17 min. | Spain, 2016.

A new astronomical survey takes wide angle pictures to make a tri-dimensional cartography of the sky.It will find out position and distances of far objects,galaxies,stars in our galaxy and objects in our solar system like minor planets and asteroids. A young astronomer discovers an object in a series of pictures of the survey that has a curious behaviour that will bring unexpected results when reviewed with her colleagues...

 

Revelation - The City of Haze | Qichae Mao, Director | 14 min. | China, 2017.

After witnessing his mother’s death in a riot, Mai breaks down and can no longer remember his name. One day, a girl named Yi, a scavenger, finds Mai in a garbage can and brings him back to the City of Haze. From then on, they lived together and depend on each other for survival.

 

LOCATION:

Providence College

Guzman Hall, 250 (Screening Room)

West campus, adjacent to Huxley Avenue and Accino Hall

Providence, RI 02908

401.865.2327

www.providence.edudetails

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

7:00 P.M.

VORTEX COLLEGE CONNECTION

AN EVENING AT PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

 

La Petite Mort | Elizabeth Jaeleigh Davis, Director | 8 min. | USA, 2017.

SEX! DEATH! PIE! A young girl enters a mysterious forest to lose her virginity, only to have a twist of fate wrench her lover away. 'La Petite Mort' (French for 'the orgasm') is a feminist exploitation film couched in a fairytale that explores the fear, grief, and messiness of the first time.

 

My Best Friend Is Stuck On The Ceiling | Matthew Vesely, Director | 11 min. |Australia, 2015. Connor, secretly in love with his best friend Rach, has gotten her an amazing birthday present - something that’s sure to knock her off her feet.

 

Vitamins For Life | Grier Dill, Director | 2 min. | USA, 2016.

Adapted from a series micro-fiction tweets by @quietpinetrees, Vitamins For Life shows the benefits, and dangers, of lesser known vitamins.

 

Ovum | Liciano Blotta, Director | 17 min. | Argentina, 2017.

When a reclusive fisherman finds a giant egg on his desolate beach and decides to take it home, his life takes a big turn, for better or worse.

 

Real Artists | Cameo Wood, Director | 12 min. | USA, 2017

In the near future, a young animator is offered what should be her dream job. But when she discovers the truth of the modern 'creative' process, she must make a hard choice about her passion for film.

 

Robb’s Problem | Dianna Ippolito, Director | 20 min. | USA, 2017.

A lonely factory worker finds himself in the middle of a strange romance.

 

Bell à Croquer | Axel Courtière, Director | 15 min. | France, 2017

Oscar Mongoût, a gourmet cannibal, burns with love for the neighbor in his building, the very vegetal Miss Carrot. This passion seems destined to fail: she is a vegetarian, while he suffers from a total phobia about vegetables. Things take a drastic turn the evening she invites him to dinner.

 

G.R.E.T.A. | Marissa Messina, Director | 15 min. | USA, 2017.

Nikolay is a cosmonaut converted in the first human sent out to space, a technical failure will make his return alive impossible.

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DAY FOUR:

Thursday, October 19th

 

SPECIAL SCREENINGS AT WESTERY HIGH SCHOOL

(NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

 

LOCATION:

Providence Public Library

150 Empire Street, Providence

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

 

3:00 P.M.

MOMENTS OF THE UNCANNY

 

Roach | Jonathan Hashiloni, Director | 14 min. | Israel, 2016.

A horror-love story between Penny, her neighbor Izzy, and a troublesome cockroach that takes place in Tel-Aviv as it's under threat of a nuclear war.

 

Alone | Joe Guarneri, Director | 10.31 min. | USA, 2017 Working on a forgotten house, Jimmy Potenza can't escape the strange events that begin to occur.

 

Point of View | Lior Rubinstein, Director | 17 min. | Israel, 2017.

A surreal story about a distressed young man, observing his own inner world through a hole in his bedroom wall.

 

Crossing the Threshold | Sergio Hernández, Director | 14 min. | Spain, 2016.

One morning, without saying anything, Laura's husband leaves their house and he never comes back. Laura and her daughter are alone now and she goes to the therapist to get over the trauma. From here, Laura will start her travel to recovering.

 

2AM | Huseyin Hassan, Director | 16 min. | Australia, 2016.

A middle aged man Alex awakens in his quarters to find a white rabbit beside his bed who then suddenly hops through a closed door. Scared and fascinated by how the rabbit got into his room, Alex gets up and follows the rabbit. Once he opens the door and steps out into the hallways of the asylum very unusual and supernatural events begin to unfold right before OUR eyes.

 

Garden Party | Théophile Dufresne, Director | 8 min. | France, 2016.

The frogs are having a party.

 

Bow Shock | Javier Diez, Director | 17 min. | Spain, 2016.

A new astronomical survey takes wide angle pictures to make a tri-dimensional cartography of the sky.It will find out position and distances of far objects,galaxies,stars in our galaxy and objects in our solar system like minor planets and asteroids. A young astronomer discovers an object in a series of pictures of the survey that has a curious behaviour that will bring unexpected results when reviewed with her colleagues...

 

Revelation - The City of Haze | Qichae Mao, Director | 14 min. | China, 2017.

After witnessing his mother’s death in a riot, Mai breaks down and can no longer remember his name. One day, a girl named Yi, a scavenger, finds Mai in a garbage can and brings him back to the City of Haze. From then on, they lived together and depend on each other for survival.

 

LOCATION:

WSBE - RI PBS

Broadcast: Channel 36

CoxCox 08 / 1008HD

Verizon FiOS (RI) 08 / 508HD / (MA) 18 / 518 HD

Full Channel 08 Comcast in Southern MA *Various / 819 HD

DirecTV 36 | DISH Network 36

10:00 P.M.

doubleFEATURE

A new 60 min. weekly series, television magazine “doubleFEATURE,” a showcase for the art of film and the artists who create them.

 

Each week, “doubleFEATURE” presents award-winning short films that have premiered at the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival over the past 20 years. Ranked as one of the top 10 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is also a qualifying festival for the Live Action, Documentary and Animation Short Film Academy Awards through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. It is also a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and Canadian Screen Awards (Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television)-qualifying Festival. There are only 6 film festivals worldwide that share this distinction.

 

Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film and Television, and an accomplished writer/director, will introduce audiences to the filmmakers those who work behind the camera lens through incisive and revealing interviews.

 

“doubleFEATURE” promises a voyage of discovery where viewers learn about the talented artists from Rhode Island and beyond who work in the industry or aspire to create their career. From seasoned professionals, college and high school students, to those whose passion and creativity are their drivers, “doubleFEATURE” shines a spotlight. Writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, talent, costume, set and sound designers, gaffers, grips and production assistants share their inspiration.

 

Showtime: Each Friday on RI PBS, WSBE-36 at 8:00 p.m. with a repeat broadcast on the following Thursday night at 10:00 p.m.

 

Credits: A Flickers Production in collaboration with the RI Film and Television Office and RI PBS. George T. Marshall, Executive Producer; Steven Feinberg, and Shawn Quirk, Producers.

 

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DAY FIVE:

Friday, October 20th

 

SPECIAL SCREENINGS AT THE BEACON SCHOOL

WOONSOCKET, RI

(NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

 

LOCATION:

Roger Williams University

Global Heritage Hall, Room 01

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

3:30 P.M.

VORTEX LECTURE SERIES

The Singularity of Imagination … ROBERT CAPRON

RobFantasy, horror, sci-fi and film fans will want to be at the Global Heritage Hall, Room 01, Roger Williams University in Bristol. A special industry program entititled "The Singularity of Imagination …" provides audiences with the opportunity to meet one of the movers and shakers in the national film production scene.

 

Rhode Island has become known as the Independent state for film. Starting with the foundation provided by the film and media programs at our colleges and universities, and the unique talent base of creative artists who have made their homes here. The Ocean State has built a reputation as a one-stop film studio. Among such notable filmmakers as Wes Anderson, Woody Allen and the Farrelly Brothers, and others who have made their films within the Ocean State.

 

ABOUT TODAY'S GUEST:

Starting out with parts in productions at a local theater company while still attending elementary school in his native Rhode Island, young actor Robert Capron began appearing on the big screen in his tween years. After minor parts in the feature comedy "Bride Wars" and the canine-centric drama "Hachiko: A Dog's Story," both released during 2009, Capron made a huge career leap when he was cast as Rowley Jefferson, the best friend of awkward main character Greg Heffley in the Hollywood movie version of Jeff Kinney's best-selling children's book "Diary of a Wimpy Kid."

 

Capron's performance as the endearingly immature Rowley garnered him considerable attention, and the youthful actor soon appeared in the big-budget fantasy film "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," starring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel. In 2011, Capron reprised his role as Rowley in the well-received sequel "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" and turned up in an episode of the horror-themed TV show "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour" as a boy obsessed with tracking down a phantom ice-cream truck. Given the success of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" movies, Capron subsequently signed on to the third installment in the series, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days." Robert currently has a recurring role as Mason on the CBS series, “Elementary.”

 

Moderated by George T. Marshall, Executive Director, Flickers

 

The RWU Film Production Collaborative will host the free event.

 

Please be sure to register in advance as seating is limited.

 

Eventbrite - The Singularity of Imagination … ROBERT CAPRON 

 

Support for the Forum has been provided by the Rhode Island Film & Television Office, the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, the RWU Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences, Dean Robert Cole, Associate Dean Roberta Adams, the RWU Film Production Club, and the RWU Department of Student Programs and Leadership

LOCATION:

The Vets Cinematheque

83 Park Street, 6th Floor, Providence, RI

Tickets: $10.00

7:00 P.M.

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE...

Things are never what you think they are...

 

Bell à Croquer | Axel Courtière, Director | 15 min. | France, 2017.

Oscar Mongout, a gourmet cannibal, burns with love for the neighbor in his building, the very vegetal Miss Carrot. This passion seems destined to fail: she is a vegetarian, while he suffers from a total phobia about vegetables. Things take a drastic turn the evening she invites him to dinner

 

Charismata | Tor Mian, Director | 96 min. | United Kingdom, 2017.

Psychological horror about a police detective whose sanity begins to unravel as she investigates a series of brutal ritualistic murders.

 

LOCATION:

Johnson and Wales University

Schneider Auditorium

261Pine Street, Providence, RI

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

7:00 P.M.

VORTEX COLLEGE CONNECTION

AN EVENING AT JOHNSON AND WALES UNIVERSITY

LOCATION DETAILS:

 

When Demons Die | Daniel Rübesam, Director | 19 min. | Germany, 2016.

After the mysterious disappearance of his father Aaron, 8-year old Joshua decides to leave his home for the very first time even though dark creatures are lurking outside.

 

The Night Delivery | Scott O’Hara, Director | 15 min. | USA, 2017.

Three disgruntled grocery employees discover they are being hunted by a demonic creature on the last delivery of the day.

 

Robb’s Problem | Dianna Ippolito, Director | 20 min. | USA, 2017.

A lonely factory worker finds himself in the middle of a strange romance.

 

The Sound of Fear | Colin Campbell, Director | 8 min. | USA, 2016.

A young Deaf woman, IVY, inadvertently witnesses a group of meth addicts kill a sheriff in a remote resort town. On the run, Ivy races through the empty streets looking for help. She finds a vacationing family and tries to get them to call the police, but they can’t understand her. The addicts burst in and kill the mom and dad. Ivy and the thirteen year-old daughter, Molly, flee.

 

Alfred J. Hemlock | Edward Lyons, Director | 14 min. | Australia, 2017.

When Emily’s boyfriend abandons her in the night, her only way home is through an alleyway where she is terrorised by the mysterious entity Alfred J Hemlock. After reaching the depths of her despair she finds the strength that she never suspected she had.

Vitamins For Life | Grier Dill, Director | 2 min. | USA, 2016.

Adapted from a series micro-fiction tweets by @quietpinetrees, Vitamins For Life shows the benefits, and dangers, of lesser known vitamins.

 

Nimmer | Lieven Vanhove, Director | 16 min. | Belgium, 2016.

A man must find the ultimate solution to rescue his wife on the collapsing side of a huge gap.

 

Born Again | Jason Tostevin, Director | 7 min. | USA, 2016.

When a group of bumbling Satanists has their summoning ceremony go terribly right, they're left to face the decidedly holy shit consequences.

 

LOCATION:

Warwick Public Library

600 Sandy Lane

Warwick, RI 02889

401.739.5440

www.warwicklibrary.org

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

7:00 P.M.

CORRIDORS OF IMAGINATION

SHORT FILM SHOWCASE

 

Faith | Tatiana Fedorovskaya, Director | 15 min. | Russia, 2017.

An old widower, a former radio operator, perceives the flashing bulb as his late wife’s messages. The love of his life will never die, even when the lights are gone.

 

When Pigs Fly | Andrew Wood, Director | 16 min. | USA, 2017.

Sometimes, all you need to comfort a nine-year-old is a cold beer, a couple f-bombs, and a little magic.

 

La Petite Mort | Elizabeth Jaeleigh Davis, Director | 8 min. | USA, 2017.

SEX! DEATH! PIE! A young girl enters a mysterious forest to lose her virginity, only to have a twist of fate wrench her lover away. 'La Petite Mort' (French for 'the orgasm') is a feminist exploitation film couched in a fairytale that explores the fear, grief, and messiness of the first time.

 

The Full Story | Daisy Jacobs, Director | 8 min. | United Kingdom, 2017.

Toby is selling his childhood home. Walking through empty rooms, he is assailed by memories of happiness unravelling, break-down, and the helplessness and rage of being child. Why do close ties break and loved ones leave? Can we ever know the full story? And what do you do when your family's gone?

 

Child Dream | Christophe Gérard, Director | 11 min. | France, 2016.

Floating barges, water that suddenly takes human form and rainfall that leaves puddles deep enough to drown in… Is this merely a child’s dream ?

 

Mainland | Ian Bibby, Director | 20 min. | USA, 2017.

Chris--a spirited but aimless young man in his early 20's--has left the confines of the city to spend the winter alone on a secluded island in Maine. Instead of being productive with his time off the grid, Chris prefers to goof around outdoors and do whatever he pleases--anything that will allow him to sidestep his thoughts of looming adulthood. But as the outside world begins to unravel into a confusing and seemingly dangerous chaos, his haven begins to feel anything but safe. Chris must quickly discover the inner strength to face an outside world growing darker by the day, or risk becoming consumed by the very real threats closing in all around him.

 

The Night I Dance With Death | Vincent Gibaud, Director | 6 min. | France, 2017.

Jack is having a party with some friends. Disused, he decides to take a psychedelic drug.With a lighter mind, he enjoys the moment, his belly rejecting his visceral anguish as theevening progress. Arrives the time when he confronts a too big anxiety of which he cannotget rid of.

 

The Secret Market | Martina McGlynn, Director | 21 min. | Ireland, 2017.

Dr. Amy McCarthy has risen through the medical ranks to become chief surgeon. She has a near perfect life until her past comes back to haunt her.

 

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DAY SIX:

Saturday, October 21st

 

12:00 P.M.

DOUBLE THE LOVECRAFT: WALKING TOUR & FILM SCREENING

lovecraftThis year, the popular annual H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour hosted in collaboration with the RI Historical Society will be held on two consecutive dates: Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd both at 12:00 NOON.

 

The life and work of Providence's best-known fantasy and horror author, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, provide the backdrop for this walking tour. Acknowledged genius of occult and horror fiction, Lovecraft's Providence Stories (written between 1924 and 1935) provide the basis for this walk. Lovecraft wrote eloquently, and in great detail, about such landmarks as Prospect Terrace, the First Baptist Church, and the historic homes of Benefit Street. See the site of his former home, as well as the sights mentioned in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Haunter of the Dark, The Shunned House, and The Call of Cthulhu. Lovecraft's own words offer a most amazing literary, historical, and architectural walking tour.

 

The tour will depart on both days from the John Brown House at 52 Power Street, Providence and lasts 90 minutes.

 

LOVECRAFT-INSPIRED FILM SCREENINGS

On Saturday, October 22nd, the H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour concludes with a screening of a short film collection inspired by H.P. Lovecraft. This presentation is at The Vets Cinematheque, 83 Park Street, Providence at 2:00 p.m.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Location: John Brown House, 52 Power Street, Providence, RI

Time: The tour will take place this year on two days at 12:00 Noon: Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd.

Cost: $19.00; Bring your eTicket with you to the Tour and Screening

Eventbrite - H. P. Lovecraft Walking Tour & Film Screening 

LOCATION:

The Vets Cinematheque

83 Park Street, 6th Floor, Providence, RI

AVAILABLE TO THOSE ON THE HP LOVECAFT TOUR

General Admission Tickets: $10.00

 

2:00 P.M.

HP LOVECRAFTIAN SHORT FILMS

Fantasy Shorts with an edge

 

The Shadow | Isaac Switzer, Director | 3 min. | USA, 2017.

A Darkness looms.

 

Sol | Carlos G. Gananian, Director | 14 min. | Brazil, 2017.

The devil speaks, Sol listens.

 

Red Ruby | Jose Holder, Director | 21 min. | Canada, 2016.

Ruby Grimm awakes to the dark reality that nightmares walk among us. Armed with her brother's research and weaponry, she sets out to systematically destroy them before her mind spirals into madness.

 

Alfred J. Hemlock | Edward Lyons, Director | 14 min. | Australia, 2017.

When Emily’s boyfriend abandons her in the night, her only way home is through an alleyway where she is terrorised by the mysterious entity Alfred J Hemlock. After reaching the depths of her despair she finds the strength that she never suspected she had.

 

The Ogre | Laurene Braibant, Director | 10 min. | France, 2017.

Full of complexes because of his size, a giant holds on eating terrified at the idea of revealing his ogresque self and so compromising his place in the society. During a business banquet, his true nature will be put to the test.

 

The Sound of Fear | Colin Campbell, Director | 8 min. | USA, 2016.

A young Deaf woman, IVY, inadvertently witnesses a group of meth addicts kill a sheriff in a remote resort town. On the run, Ivy races through the empty streets looking for help. She finds a vacationing family and tries to get them to call the police, but they can’t understand her. The addicts burst in and kill the mom and dad. Ivy and the thirteen year-old daughter, Molly, flee.

Runaway | Harrison Heller & Tommy Kraft, Directors | 20 min. | USA, 2017

RUNAWAY is a sci-fi western short film set in the not-too-distant future where an android fights for her life as she races to get to the Free States.

 

Born Again | Jason Tostevin, Director | 7 min. | USA, 2016. When a group of bumbling Satanists has their summoning ceremony go terribly right, they're left to face the decidedly holy shit consequences.

 

Meeting Macguffin | Catya Plate, Director | 10 min. | USA. In a post-apocalyptic future where humanity has fallen apart, a group of scientists and an animated sign complete the construction of a new human race and meet a groundhog climatologist who prepares them for their mission to restore balance to the decimated Earth.

 

LOCATION:

The Vets Cinematheque

83 Park Street, 6th Floor, Providence, RI

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

4:00 P.M.

FILMMAKER AWARDS CEREMONY & RECEPTION

All are welcome for this free event that includes a salute to the 18th Anniversary of the VORTEX Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Film Festival. The Awards ceremony will be followed by a reception with the filmmakers and attending audience members.

 

LOCATION:

The Vets Cinematheque

83 Park Street, 6th Floor, Providence, RI

Tickets: $10.00

 

6:00 P.M.

FROM THE LAND BEYOND, BEYOND

 

My Best Friend Is Stuck On The Ceiling | Matthew Vesely, Director | 11 min. |Australia, 2015. Connor, secretly in love with his best friend Rach, has gotten her an amazing birthday present - something that’s sure to knock her off her feet.

 

Vitamins For Life | Grier Dill, Director | 2 min. | USA, 2016.

Adapted from a series micro-fiction tweets by @quietpinetrees, Vitamins For Life shows the benefits, and dangers, of lesser known vitamins.

 

Ovum | Liciano Blotta, Director | 17 min. | Argentina, 2017.

When a reclusive fisherman finds a giant egg on his desolate beach and decides to take it home, his life takes a big turn, for better or worse.

 

FERRUCCIO, STORY OF A (LITTLE) ROBOT | Stefano De Felici, Director | 7 min. | Italy, 2017. Duccio is an inventor by vocation, and in his home workshop tries an exceptional challenge.

 

Due North | Michael Fallavollita, Director | 15 min. | USA, 2017.

A young test pilot finds himself in a mysterious desert region out of contact with his airbase and with little hope of survival. But childhood memories of his grandfather may provide the key to his ultimate destiny.

 

SPUTNIK | Vicente Bonet, Director | 23 min. | Spain, 2016.

Nikolay is a cosmonaut converted in the first human sent out to space, a technical failure will make his return alive impossible.

 

Going Home | Aidan Lowther, Director | 3 min. | USA, 2017.

This animation shows how two lovers come back from the dead to return home.

 

Real Artists | Cameo Wood, Director | 12 min. | USA, 2017

In the near future, a young animator is offered what should be her dream job. But when she discovers the truth of the modern 'creative' process, she must make a hard choice about her passion for film.

 

G.R.E.T.A. | Marissa Messina, Director | 15 min. | USA, 2017.

Nikolay is a cosmonaut converted in the first human sent out to space, a technical failure will make his return alive impossible.

 

LOCATION:

Warwick Public Library

600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

7:00 P.M.

MYSTERIOUS ENCOUNTERS

 

The Shadow | Isaac Switzer, Director | 3 min. | USA, 2017.

A Darkness looms.

 

Sol | Carlos G. Gananian, Director | 14 min. | Brazil, 2017.

The devil speaks, Sol listens.

 

Red Ruby | Jose Holder, Director | 21 min. | Canada, 2016.

Ruby Grimm awakes to the dark reality that nightmares walk among us. Armed with her brother's research and weaponry, she sets out to systematically destroy them before her mind spirals into madness.

 

Alfred J. Hemlock | Edward Lyons, Director | 14 min. | Australia, 2017.

When Emily’s boyfriend abandons her in the night, her only way home is through an alleyway where she is terrorised by the mysterious entity Alfred J Hemlock. After reaching the depths of her despair she finds the strength that she never suspected she had.

 

The Ogre | Laurene Braibant, Director | 10 min. | France, 2017.

Full of complexes because of his size, a giant holds on eating terrified at the idea of revealing his ogresque self and so compromising his place in the society. During a business banquet, his true nature will be put to the test.

 

The Sound of Fear | Colin Campbell, Director | 8 min. | USA, 2016.

A young Deaf woman, IVY, inadvertently witnesses a group of meth addicts kill a sheriff in a remote resort town. On the run, Ivy races through the empty streets looking for help. She finds a vacationing family and tries to get them to call the police, but they can’t understand her. The addicts burst in and kill the mom and dad. Ivy and the thirteen year-old daughter, Molly, flee.

Runaway | Harrison Heller & Tommy Kraft, Directors | 20 min. | USA, 2017

RUNAWAY is a sci-fi western short film set in the not-too-distant future where an android fights for her life as she races to get to the Free States.

 

Born Again | Jason Tostevin, Director | 7 min. | USA, 2016. When a group of bumbling Satanists has their summoning ceremony go terribly right, they're left to face the decidedly holy shit consequences.

 

Meeting Macguffin | Catya Plate, Director | 10 min. | USA. In a post-apocalyptic future where humanity has fallen apart, a group of scientists and an animated sign complete the construction of a new human race and meet a groundhog climatologist who prepares them for their mission to restore balance to the decimated Earth.

 

LOCATION:

The Vets Cinematheque

83 Park Street, 6th Floor, Providence, RI

Tickets: $10.00

 

8:15 PM

INTO THE DARKNESS

VORTEX CLOSING NIGHT PRESENTATION

 

When Demons Die | Daniel Rübesam, Director | 19 min. | Germany, 2016.

After the mysterious disappearance of his father Aaron, 8-year old Joshua decides to leave his home for the very first time even though dark creatures are lurking outside.

 

Poilus | Guillaume Auberval, Director | 5 min. | France, 2016.

In the French trenches, calm reigns. The 'Poilus' are waiting to leave for the battlefield. Among them, Ferdinand, a young hare, is playing the harmonica. A whistling signal is given, the attack begins. It's on the no man's land that he first encounters his enemy, a horrible creature.

 

Black Dog | Joshua Tuthill, Director | 15 min. | USA, 2017.

Utilizing archival footage and stop motion animation, and set during the space race of the 1960's, two brothers must deal with the sudden loss of their parents. As one falls into the darkness of a troubled marriage, the other must find an escape from the evil that is devouring his family.

 

Witch’s Milk | Martin Jehle, Director | 22 min. | Germany, 2017.

Susanna’s cat is run over by Peter’s car. Feeling guilty he helps her to bury the cat in the backyard. Being emotionally close leads to a relationship between them – and Susanna gets pregnant soon. But there is no bliss for this couple, because there is something’s strange about the pregnancy…

 

The Night Delivery | Scott O’Hara, Director | 15 min. | USA, 2017.

Three disgruntled grocery employees discover they are being hunted by a demonic creature on the last delivery of the day.

 

Robb’s Problem | Dianna Ippolito, Director | 20 min. | USA, 2017.

A lonely factory worker finds himself in the middle of a strange romance.

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DAY SEVEN:

Sunday, October 22nd

 

12:00 P.M.

DOUBLE THE LOVECRAFT: WALKING TOUR & FILM SCREENING

lovecraftThis year, the popular annual H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour hosted in collaboration with the RI Historical Society will be held on two consecutive dates: Saturday, October 21st at 12:00 NOON, and again on Sunday, October 22nd at 12:00 NOON.

 

The life and work of Providence's best-known fantasy and horror author, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, provide the backdrop for this walking tour. Acknowledged genius of occult and horror fiction, Lovecraft's Providence Stories (written between 1924 and 1935) provide the basis for this walk. Lovecraft wrote eloquently, and in great detail, about such landmarks as Prospect Terrace, the First Baptist Church, and the historic homes of Benefit Street. See the site of his former home, as well as the sights mentioned in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Haunter of the Dark, The Shunned House, and The Call of Cthulhu. Lovecraft's own words offer a most amazing literary, historical, and architectural walking tour.

 

The tour will depart on both days from the John Brown House at 52 Power Street, Providence and lasts 90 minutes.

 

LOVECRAFT-INSPIRED FILM SCREENINGS

On Sunday, October 22nd, the screening will take place at the Providence Public Library Theater, 150 Empire Street, Providence at 2:00 p.m.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Location: John Brown House, 52 Power Street, Providence, RI

Time: The tour will take place this year on two days at 12:00 Noon: Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd.

Cost: $19.00; Bring your eTicket with you to the Tour and Screening

Eventbrite - H. P. Lovecraft Walking Tour & Film Screening 

 

 

LOCATION:

Providence Public Library

150 Empire Street, Providence

ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE ON THE HP LOVECAFT TOUR

 

2:00 P.M.

HP LOVECRAFTIAN SHORT FILMS

Fantasy Shorts

 

The Shadow | Isaac Switzer, Director | 3 min. | USA, 2017.

A darkness looms.

 

Ovum | Liciano Blotta, Director | 17 min. | Argentina, 2017. When a reclusive fisherman finds a giant egg on his desolate beach and decides to take it home, his life takes a big turn, for better or worse.

 

La Petite Mort | Elizabeth Jaeleigh Davis, Director | 8 min. | USA, 2017.

SEX! DEATH! PIE! A young girl enters a mysterious forest to lose her virginity, only to have a twist of fatewrench her lover away. 'La Petite Mort' (French for 'the orgasm') is a feministexploitation filmcouched in a fairytale that explores the fear, grief, and messiness of the first time.

 

Bell à Croquer | Axel Courtière, Director | 15 min. | France, 2017.

Oscar Mongoût, a gourmet cannibal, burns with love for the neighbor in his building, the very vegetal Miss Carrot. This passion seems destined to fail: she is a vegetarian, while he suffers from a total phobia about vegetables. Things take a drastic turn the evening she invites him to dinner.

 

Black Dog | Joshua Tuthill, Director | 15 min. | USA, 2017.

Utilizing archival footage and stop motion animation, and set during the space race of the 1960's, two brothers must deal with the sudden loss of their parents. As one falls Into the darkness of a troubled marriage, the other must find an escape from the evil that is devouring his family.

 

Robb’s Problem | Dianna Ippolito, Director | 20 min. | USA, 2017.

A lonely factory worker finds himself in the middle of a strange romance.

 

When Demons Die | Daniel Rübesam, Director | 19 min. | Germany, 2016.

After the mysterious disappearance of his father Aaron, 8-year old Joshua decides to leave his home for the very first time even though dark creatures are lurking outside.

 

This event is sponsored by Flickers, the Rhode Island International Film Festival, The Rhode Island Film & Television Office, RI PBS, Amtrak, RISCA, Cox Media, Eurochannel, CW28, Diabolique Magazine, Motif, The Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island, The URI College of Arts & Sciences, The Film Media Program, The RISD Museum, the Providence Public Library, the Tiverton Public Library, the Warwick Public Library, Providence College, Johnson and Wales University, Roger Williams University and the RWU Film Production Collaborative.


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