PARTICIPATE IN RIIFF'S ANNUAL PROVIDENCE LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL
August 8-13, 2017
Celebrating Diversity, Identity and Discovery
• Learn More about the Providence LGBTQ Film Festival
2017 Rhode Island International Film Festival Call for Entries is Open
This year's deadlines:
January 15, 2017, early deadline with reduced rates; May 15, 2017, regular deadline; June 1, 2017, late deadline; June 15, 2017, final extended late deadline
Final Deadline for Screenplay Entries: July 15, 2017
The Rhode Island International Film Festival is
a founding partner of The International Film Festival
Submission System (BrigitFest) – on the Web at
Withoutabox.com and prefers paperless entries. Withoutabox
provides cost-saving, online entry to major film festivals
throughout the U.S. and in Europe with one master entry
form, allowing you and us to enter your film more quickly
and with greater accuracy. This method is free and easy.
Withoutabox users enjoy the advantages of Extended Deadlines
and Online Press Kit submissions and filmmakers with
an upgraded project on Withoutabox receive $5.00 off
their Entry Fees.
• Click here for the Downloadable Hard Copy Entry Form • The Fine Print (also found on Withoutabox.com)
• Click here for the Easy Payment Option for hard copy entries
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival™
(RIIFF) for independent film is calling for gay and
lesbian entries to its 21st Anniversary Festival. The
Festival will take place August 8-13, 2017 in the state's
beautiful capital city, Providence and throughout Rhode
Island. This year, RIIFF will once again expand its exclusive week-long
cinema focus that addresses gay and lesbian concerns.
The side-bar, the Providence LGBTQ Festival, will feature an open pubic colloquium,
a Video Lounge, film screenings, after parties and a "Meet the Director,"
forum. Additionally, a "fest preview" will
take place in mid-June, highlighting some of the overlooked
jewels from past festivals and offering a taste of what
is to come in August.
Throughout the spring, the Festival will also host "You Be the Judge" nights where attendees can help select this year's film selections. This will kick off March 2017 in New York City at the Javit's Center at the Annual LGBT Expo where RIIFF and our good friends at the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival host the popular Video Lounge. This year promises to be exceptional with expanded programming.
The theme of this year's sidebar, which will include guest panels: "Is there such a thing as Post-Gay?"
We are very proud to continue in 2017 with the Flickers' LGBTQ Screenplay Competition (formerly Barren Branches). Submissions
may be either a feature length or a short film script;
and will be judged by a distinguished panel of industry
professionals, educators, peers and film fans. The Grand Prize winner will also receive
prizes valued at over $2,000. This includes Final Draft
software, a ScriptBiz Scholarship, full Festival passes for the winner and their guest, and numerous opportunities
for screenplay promotion within the industry.
A Word on the Gay
Market and why your business should support this Festival
(please click here)
"RIIFF is very excited to be able to expand and evolve this special focus within our Festival. Over the years,
we have been fortunate to be able to premiere such gay-themed
titles as "Married and Counting," "Black, White + Gray," "A Four Letter Word," 'Boy Culture," "The Green," "Sonoma," "Eating Out," 'Jim in Bold,' 'The
Politics of Fur,' 'The Notorious C.H.O.,' 'Behind the
Red Door,' '24 Nights,' 'East of A,' 'Irma Vep,'
'Red Rain,' and so many many more. We are proud that we were able to create
a break-out platform for what has proven to be exciting
and often cutting-edge work -- and has been so-well received
by our audiences and community," said Lawrence J. Andrade, Flickers Board member.
"In an era where hate crimes and bullying dominate the media and
where intolerance reigns in the name of religious virtue,
it is important that the message gets out loud and clear
that gays and lesbians are 'Part of the Family'--the
international family of human kind. It is also important that we not forget
why we live in a secular state in the USA, and that our hard fought
freedoms are based on separating dogma from human needs
This side-bar is a clear statement that we value all
levels of artistic expression and in our own small way
will help foster communication, dialogue and understanding.
WHO CAN ENTER
The Festival is accepting shorts, documentaries, feature-length
films and videos. Films and videos must have been produced
The Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival is one of only a handful of broadly focused, independent festivals
in New England accepting works of any type (dramatic,
documentary, experimental, animation), on any subject
matter, and in any genre.
Filmmakers may enter their films either in competition
or out of competition. Films in competition will be
judged by a jury of distinguished industry professionals,
peers and film fans. Whether in or out of competition,
all films will be eligible for Audience Fest Favorites
The Festival's goal is to recognize achievement and
innovation in a variety of filmmaking and storytelling
disciplines while providing an opportunity to secure
RIIFF FESTIVAL STRUCTURE
The structure for this year's main Festival will include
multiple screenings of both film and video over a six-day
period. Filmmakers will be available for discussion
and commentary at an Opening Night Gala Soirée, Awards Brunch, Closing Night Gala, film forums, master classes, walking tours, and colloquia. The extended late entry deadline is June 15, 2016.
• Click here for the downloadable entry form
If you have Questions & Information
about the Festival, problems downloading or accessing any of this information and would like a hard copy of our Guidelines
for Submission and an entry form please call, write,
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival™
PROVIDENCE LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL
PO Box 162
Newport, RI 02840 USA
Street Address: 36 Rhode Island Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
401/861-4445 . fax: 401/490-6735
Our offices are at 83 Park Street, Suite 5, Providence, RI 02903.
We ask you not to ship films to this address unless otherwise requested
by RIIFF staff.
Some GLBTQ Organizations we support and endorse:
The Bell Street Chapel
Rhode Island and regional GLBTQ Resource Listing: click here
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