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clockRIIFF /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;

~ the major portal of entry for filmmakers to discover the Ocean State as a center for film development, talent and production;

~ 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;

~ a Flickers production.

 

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Please Note: Office hours are M-F 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and by appointment

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2015 Rhode Island International Film Festival Call for Entries is Open

NEXT FESTIVAL: AUGUST 4-9, 2015

 

This year's deadlines:

January 15, 2015, early deadline with reduced rates; May 15, 2015, regular deadline; June 1, 2015, late deadline; June 15, 2015, final extended late deadline

 

Final Deadline for Screenplay Entries: July 15, 2015

 

Withoutabox logoThe 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.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

• Click here for the Downloadable Hard Copy Entry FormThe Fine Print (also found on Withoutabox.com)

 

• Click here for the Easy Payment Option for hard copy entries

 

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2014 Programming at RIIFF

 

February 10-14 - November 17-21, 2014

FCBFLICKERS' NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY FRENCH FILM DISCOVERY PROGRAM with the Consulat Général de France à Boston

The Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival in collaboration with the French Consulate’s Cultural Service will be screening French short-films at different universities in the greater New England area from February 10 to 14, April 3 and 4 and November 17-21st.

 

For this first edition, 3 French short-films from the 2013 Festival have been selected. Shawn Quirk, Programming Director for FLICKERS will host a discussion after the screening.

 

The short-films selection include: Son Indochine de Bruno Collet; La Fugue de Jean-Bernard Marlin; and Toute ma vie de Pierre Ferrière.

 

Upcoming locations for the presentations:

• Le 10 février matin : University du Mass à BOSTON

• Le 11 février matin : Suffolk University

• Le 12 février matin : University du Mass à Lowell

• Le 13 après-midi : Harvard

• Le 14 après-midi : University of Rhode Island

• Le 03 avril après-midi : Dartmouth College

• Le 17-21 novembre après-midi: TBA in Maine


Upcoming Events...

 

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September 1 - October 15th:

2014 Online New England Film Festival

RIIFF is once again pleased to be a partner Festival in the 2014 Online New England Film Festival. The Festival will be live from September 1 through October 15, 2014. This year, 28 filmmakers will have their work online that you can screen and judge and 9 festivals are involved as partners. Look for an incredible range of styles and genres. To see this year's award-winning films, click here.

Partner Festivals:

Boston Environmental Film Festival

Boston International Film Festival

Boston Student Film Festival

Camden International Film Festival

Green Mountain Film Festival

Kah Bang Film Festival

Maine International Film Festival

New Hampshire Film Festival

Providence Children's Film Festival

Provincetown Film Festival

Rhode Island International Film Festival

Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival

Vermont International Film Festival

Women Action & the Media

Woods Hole Film Festival

September 21 & 28th

Night Life Around the World

Songs from the German Cabarate, French Music Hall, American Jazz Scene, Classical Concert Stage and Broadway

 

A wonderfully engaging mix of music from across the globe by three very gifted artists: Eric R. Bronner, tenor; Vaughn Bryner, baritone; and David D'Amico, pianist.

 

Two concerts. Amazing music. Two locations. Both free. Not to be missed!

 

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October 8-19th

Montréal Festival du Nouveau Cinema

Continue your Festival experience with one of our long-term Festival Partner in Canada. It's their 43rd Edition and one not to be missed.

 

NouveauThe Festival presents daring, one-of-a-kind films from here and abroad, ensuring their success as well as introducing audiences to auteur filmmakers like Atom Egoyan, Marc-André Forcier, Souleymane Cissé, Zacharias Kunuk, Denis Villeneuve, Guy Maddin, Léa Pool, Jim Jarmusch, Jane Campion, Alfonso Cuaron, Wong Kar-wai, Wim Wenders, Mohsen Makhmalbaf and Raymond Depardon. For 43 years now, the Festival du nouveau cinéma has fulfilled its mission with purpose and passion.

 

With an eye to the future and keenly aware of the importance of a solidly established base, the Festival du nouveau cinéma remains determined to expand the horizons of Montreal audiences by showing them original ways of presenting the moving image. Spurred on by its founders Claude Chamberlan and Dimitri Eipidès, the Festival has consistently juxtaposed bold ideas with impeccable taste. It is truly a class act !

 

Our staff will be heading north to support this extraordinary event. See you there!

 

To learn more: www.nouveaucinema.ca

 

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October 20-26th

Flickers: RI International Horror Film Festival

Now in its 15th ghoulish year! This year's programming promises to be truly amazing with major premieres, forum, our annual HP Lovecraft Walking our and much much more. There will be something for everyone with our very expanded new programming that will take place across the state. It's four days of horror, murder, mayhem, music and the best independent film work that has been submitted to us from around the globe. Ground zero for this event will once again be the spookily historic Bell Street Chapel Theatre, with additional screenings taking place at the The Vets, Providence Public Library, the Paff Theatre at the URI Feinstein College of Continuing Education in Providence, the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Roger Williams University in Bristol, and at the Jamestown Arts Center. Click here to learn more...

 

Friday, October 24th

BEHIND THE CAMERA LENS

From script to screen, Rhode Island has become 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 Woody Allen, Wes Anderson and the Farrelly Brothers, who have made their films within our state, the independent horror genre is steadily becoming an industry standard for RI’s film community.

 

“Behind the Camera Lens,” will showcase Steven Feinberg (“Fortress,” “Peter York,” “Pell Grants: A Passion for Education,) Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office, the man behind the state’s high profile within the industry, and filmmaking professionals who have successfully made careers within the industry. Panelists TBA. Serving as hosts for the forum will be Shawn Quirk, Programming Director at RIIFF and Nick Palermo, President of RWU Film Production Club. This is a free event.

 

This program is presented by the RWU Film Production Club and is a free event. Please be sure to register in advance as seating is limited.

Location: Roger Williams Univertsity

Mary Tefft Cultural Center, University Library

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Cost: Free • Tickets available at the door • Please register in advance by clicking the link below.

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 Eisinger, 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 Mary Tefft White Cultural Center.

 

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

 

Saturday, October 25th:

Sunday, October 26th:

hplovecraftH.P. Lovecraft Literary Walking Tour

lovecraftOne of our most popular events returns: College Hill gets especially eerie around this time each year, when the Rhode Island Historical Society celebrates the birthday of H.P. Lovecraft. This would have been his 123rd year, and his macabre stories are no less chilling for their age: See the spots that inspired Lovecraft to write some of his most horrific tales. Walk the streets he walked, and check out places that he mentioned in works such as "The Call of Cthulhu." Ticket includes admission to film programming of the Horror Film Festival. The tour lasts 90 min.

 

This year, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting two tours during the Festival.

 

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

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

Time: The tour will take place this year on two days: Saturday, October 25th at 11:00 a.m. and Sunday, October 26th at 12:00 Noon.

Cost: $18.00; Bring your eTicket with you to the Tour and Screening

November 11, 14 & 16th:

RWU Film and Speaker Series on the Jewish Life Experience

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is proud to present its Fall edition of the annual Roving Eye International Film Festival™. The popular and acclaimed festival celebrating global cinema and artists, announces its 2014 sidebar program on the Jewish Experience through short films, documentary, media and a guest speaker.

These events are free and open to the general public.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11th:

FACING FORWARD WHILE LOOKING BACKWARD:

The Jewish Experience Today

6:00 p.m. Location: GH 01 (Global Heritage Hall)

 

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 12th:

IMMUTABLE MEMORIES: The Jewish Experience And The Holocaust

6:00 p.m. Location: Mary Tefft White Cultural Center (RWU Library)

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16th:

TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES AND BUILDING BRIDGES

With guest Speaker, TBA

Introduced by the Rev. Nancy Soukup, RWU Multifaith Chaplain

1:00 p.m. Location: Location: GH 01 (Global Heritage Hall)

Roger Williams University, One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI

For more information and the full programming schedule, click here

 

Eventbrite - Roving Eye: The Jewish Experience Series 

 

The Fall Jewish Experience sidebar of the Roving Eye Festival are presented in partnership with FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival, the Helene and Bertram Bernhardt Foundation, the RWU Department of Communication the RWU Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences, Dean Robert Eisinger, Associate Dean Roberta Adams, the RWU Film Production Club, RWU Hillel, and the Spiritual Life Office.

 

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 Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, Global Heritage Hall and the Marine and Natural Sciences Building.

 

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

 

November 20th

JAC Third Thursday Encore Film Series

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS: Films that Provoke

Join us for a special monthly series from the Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival that presents some of the best films screened during the 2014 festival. This month we rediscover an amazing and powerful program of short films that were screened at RIIFF this past August. As always, the JAC program this month is one not to miss!

 

December 4th

Soirée Française:

FETE DU CINEMA

FLICKERS ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Flickers and the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

 

Join us as we ring in the holidays in style. Raise a toast. Sample exquisite desserts. Mingle with friends. Share memories of the Festival. Discover some of the amazing new films that we'll be screening in 2015 and learn which of our films are on the Academy Shortlist.

 

Learn more, click here...

Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014

Location: TBA

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $50.00 (includes a pass to next year's Festival!)

 

Flickers is a 501c3 non-profit organization • Tickets are tax deductible as allowed by law

 

Please bring your e-ticket with you for our raffle drawing of a full Festival pass

 

Eventbrite - RIIFF Holiday Gathering and Party 

December 18th

JAC Third Thursday Encore Film Series

SEASON SHORTS: Holiday Program

Join us for a special monthly series from the Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival that presents some of the best films screened during the 2013 festival. This month we rediscover an amazing and powerful program of short films that were screened at RIIFF this past August. As always, the JAC program this month is one not to miss!

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21 décembre

Le jour le plus Court dans le monde

(The Shortest Day)

shortestDecember 21st is a symbolic day: the day of the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year, celebrated by many civilizations as the day of renewal. It is the perfect day to celebrate short films, an important speciality of Flickers, which greatly contribute to the renewal of audiovisual creations.

 

Through extended collaborations with both The Alliance Française de Providence and The Consulat Général de France à Boston, Flickers is proud to bring The Shortest Day to venues across Rhode Island. In it’s third year of existence, The Shortest Day (Le jour le plus court) is a global French film festival organized by the CNC, Le Centre National du Cinéma et de L’image Animée (the National Center of Cinematography and Moving Image). This year, Flickers will showcase "The Shortest Day" program in the only 3 venues within the United States (all in Rhode Island) and one of three in North America! (See the Global list of participants) Flickers will be the only organization representing the United States on this special day of short film screenings across the Globe.

 

belge“We are very excited to be partnering with Flickers for the third edition of The Shortest Day (Le jour le plus court). As part of the Consulate’s cultural mission, we actively promote all types of cinema and we place great importance in showcasing French short films to the greater public. While all too often under-estimated or overlooked, the short film is a vibrant and thriving format in the world of cinema today, and it deserves a great deal of recognition.” Eric Jasserman, chargé de mission artistique, Consulat Général de France à Boston."

 

Le Jour le plus Court is a chance to discover the great directors of today and tomorrow.

What Are the Goals of Le Jour le plus Court?

 

• Promote short films to the general public.
• Popularize showing these films on all screens and in all venues.
• Encourage amateur work and contribute to cultural democratization.
• Develop the essential role of networks and associations that work all year long to program and promote short films.

 

• To Visit the Official Website, click here

 

This year's locations & times:

TBA

All screenings are free and open to the general public!

 

• For the full news release and a list of the films being screened, click here

 


2015 Programming at RIIFF

 

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Flickers Hosts the Red Carpet Experience: Providence

Celebrate the 87th Academy Awards in style at The Vets, Providence

The Red Carpet Experience: Providence is a signature event benefiting the Rhode Island International Film Festival (formerly Oscar Experience and Oscar Night America) for the past 6 years. Guests feel like stars and experience the red carpet, 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 6:00 p.m.

 

Our elegant evening is once again chaired by Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film and Television Office with RIIFF Advisory Board President, Michael Drywa, Esq. See details for this year's event, click here...

 

The cost is $100 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.

 

Eventbrite - 2014 Red Carpet Experience: Providence 

 

2015 Sponsors: Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival, the RI Film and Television Office, WLNE TV6, WSNE, PMA Industries, Dominion Diagnostics, Amtrak, Cabot, Just Ellen's Catering & Event Planning, Decadent Catering, Quality Rental, The Vets, Woodchuck Hard Cider and Newport Storm/Thomas Tew Rum.

 

This event is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


News for Filmmakers

RIIFF continues its special filmmaker partnership with UniFrance

 

uniFranceWe 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.

 

For more information about UniFrance, click on the image above.


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