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Eric Latek, George T. Marshall, Shawn Quirk, Timothy Haggerty & Duncan Putney






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Behind the Camera Lens



• Read the News Release Announcement: click here

Read the HP Lovecraft Walking Tour Release: click here

• Read the Online Program Guide, click here

• Read the Awards News Announcement: click here



On the Nature of Genre Filmmaking


On Friday afternoon, October 21st, at 3:30 p.m. fantasy, horror and sci-fi film fans will want to be at the Global Heritage Hall, Room 01, Roger Williams University in Bristol. A special industry Conversation, “Behind the Camera Lens” provides audiences with the opportunity to meet one of the movers and shakers in the film, horror and sci-fi 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, the independent horror and sci-fi fantasy genre is steadily becoming an industry standard for RI’s film community.


“Behind the Camera Lens,” this year will feature guest Eric Latek.


ericEric Scott Latek graduated with a BS in Film Concentration, Visual and Media Arts & Mass Communication from Emerson College. The vast knowledge cultivates from Latek's experience in the field of commercial, industrial, documentary and narrative. Eric has personally filmed the stories and lives of over three-dozen people. Eric's philosophy and professional experience has made him become multifaceted in the film industry. Evidence of this wealth of talent and abilities was best exemplified by Filmmaker Magazine's recent recognition of Eric as one of "25 New Faces in Film", worldwide.


See some Eric's work on Vimeo (click here)


The RWU Film Production Collaborative will host the free event.


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


Eventbrite - BEHIND THE CAMERA LENS" On the Nature of Genre Film-Making 


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.


RWU PARKING INFORMATION: From Providence: Take Routes 136 South or 114 S passing campus on the left. Take a left at the traffic light just before the Mount Hope Bridge, onto Old Ferry Road. Take the first right into the parking lot.


From Newport: Take 114N over the Mount Hope Bridge and take the first right off the bridge onto Old Ferry Road. Take the first right into the parking lot.


Guests should enter through the main entrance at the fountain. they will be able to obtain a guest parking pass. Lot 24a will be blocked off for guests of the festival. Proceed through the main entrance through to the lot 24a on left. This event will take place in the Global Heritage Hall.


Click here for a downloadable map of the campus and available parking.


2016 Fest:


H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour

Order Tickets for 10/22 or 10/223





Film & Event listings and to order tickets, click here



Downloadable Calendar Listing

with Film & Events



Film Descriptions

For an alpha list of films screening during Vortex, click here


How to Festival

Quick rules of the road to navigate the Vortex Festival, click here


Film Images and the

2016 Vortex Poster


Vortex 2016 Award Winners

See the full list of winners for this year's Vortex Festival,

click here



Behind the Camera Lens

Forum at RWU, 10/21/16 at 3:30 p.m.


Singularity of Imagination

Forum at RWU, 10/18/16 at 2:00 p.m.


• Roger Wiliams University, Bristol




vortex 2016

Read / Download the Online Program Guide


Sponsors for 2016:








The University of Rhode Island Harrington School of Communications and Media, The URI College of Arts & Sciences, The Film Media Program, and the URI Feinstein College of Continuing Education are proud sponsors of the Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival.



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