RIIFF /rif/ - acronym for Rhode Island International Film Festival ~ a 6-day event beginning the second week in August; always starting on a Tuesday at various locations throughout the State of Rhode Island with premiere works in the capital city of Providence;
~ the largest public film festival in New England and an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences qualifying event in three categories;
~ a qualifying event for the British Academy of Televsion and Film Arts (BAFTA);
~ a qualifying event for the Canadian Screen Awards;
~ the major portal of entry for filmmakers to discover the Ocean State as a center for film development, talent and production;
~ the producers of the weekly PBS television showcase, "doubleFEATURE;"
~ a unique platform for the creative and cultural discovery of new cinematic talent, both at home, nationally and globally;
~ synonymous with sophisticated, savvy, discerning and film-loving audiences;
2019 Rhode Island International Film Festival Call for Entries is Now Open
This year's deadlines
January 15, 2019, early deadline with reduced rates; May 15, 2019, regular deadline; June 1, 2019, late deadline; June 15, 2019, final extended late deadline.
Final Deadline for Screenplay Entries: July 15, 2019
The Rhode Island International Film Festival is
a founding partner of The International Film Festival
Submission System (BrigitFest) – on the Web at
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provides cost-saving, online entry to major film festivals
throughout the U.S. and in Europe with one master entry
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Withoutabox users enjoy the advantages of Extended Deadlines
and Online Press Kit submissions and filmmakers with
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their Entry Fees.
• Rhode Island International Film Festival - August 7-12, 2018 (22nd Year)
• Children's Hospitals International Film Festival - April 2018 (2nd Year)
•Ciné Québec - March and November yearly (23rd Year)
•New England University French Discovery Program (4th Year)
•LGBT Expo Film Showcase - September yearly (18th Year)
•Francophonie Film Festival - March yearly (6th Year)
• Roving Eye International Film Festival - April 16-22, 2018 and November 6, 7 & 11, 2018 (14th Year)
• Providence LGBTQ Film Festival - June 8-9, 2018 and August 7-12, 2018 (20th Year)
•KidsEye International Film Festival - August 7-12, 2018 and October 15-21, 2018 (20th Year)
• Jewish Experience Film Series - Spring and Fall yearly (6th Year)
•Islamic Experience Film Series - Spring and Fall yearly (1st Year)
•RIIFF Encore Film Series - Monthly (17th Year)
•Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival - October 15-21, 2018 (19th Year)
•Flickers Irish Film Feis - November yearly (3rd Year)
•Le jour le plus court: The Shortest Day of the Year - December yearly (5th Year)
FLICKERS' NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY FRENCH FILM DISCOVERY PROGRAM with the Consulat Général de France à Boston
The Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) in collaboration with the French Consulate’s Cultural Service will be screening French short-films at different universities in the greater New England area throughout the Spring and Fall of 2018.
For this third edition, five French short-films from the 2017 and 2018 Festival have been selected. Shawn Quirk, Program Director for FLICKERS, working with Thierry Gustave, University of Massachusetts Boston, will travel to each of the host locations and lead a discussion after the screening. This program of immersion mixes film, language and arts providing a greater understanding of French culture.
Sunday, February 24, 2019
FLICKERS’ RED CARPET EXPERIENCE: PROVIDENCE
Celebrate the 91st Academy Awards in style at the Grand Ballroom of the Providence Biltmore Hotel in Ultra High Definition
The Red Carpet Experience: Providence is a signature event benefiting the Rhode Island International Film for the past 10 years. Guests feel like stars and experience the red carpet, live coverage by WLNE/ABC6, paparazzi, Producer's Circle and Dream Maker Award winners, champagne, gourmet food, specialty drinks, swag bags, silent auction, movie theater tickets and more. The evening kicks off at 5:30 p.m. The elegant evening is chaired by Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film and Television Office with RIIFF Advisory Board President, Michael Drywa, Esq.
For more details on the 2019 Red Carpet Experience: Providence, click here
THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 12 Midnight
Location: Grand Ballroom of the Providence Biltmore Hotel, Dorrance Street, Providence, RI
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.
PBS proudly presents doubleFEATURE, an exceptional opportunity for our viewers to see artistic, original, award-winning short films from a collection of animation, foreign language, documentary, or fiction films each week.
doubleFEATURE showcases the art of the short film and the artists who make them. Each week, in addition to presenting a selection of two or more short films, between the short films, Steve Feinberg, director of the RI Film and Television Office, and George Marshall, executive producer at RIIFF, interview filmmakers and industry professionals.
Pop some popcorn and join us each week for the year-round film festival doubleFEATURE.
Showtime: Content debuts every Thursday at 8 p.m. on Rhode Island PBS, then the same content replays on following Thursday at 10:00 PM, and Saturday at 2:30 AM. On Learn, the content airs Wednesday at 9:00 PM, Saturday at 3:00 PM and 5:00 AM.
THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT
Location: WSBE RI PBA (Channel 36)
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Produced by Flickers with the Rhode Island Film & Television Office and RI PBS
RIIFF continues its special filmmaker partnership with UniFrance
We are very pleased to report that the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival will continue to partner with UniFrance. French films submitted will be offered a special reduced rate through UniFrance. This unique collaboration was created to show our support for international filmmakers, while providing a portal for discovery and exhibition in the United States.