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
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• 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 2016 Festival have been selected. Shawn Quirk, Program Director for FLICKERS, working with Magali Boutiot, Mission culturelle et universitaire aux Etats-Unis, and 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.
Flickers' Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival
Now in its 19th phantastical year! This year's programming promises to be truly amazing with major premieres, forums, an expo, 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 seven days of fantasy, imagination, horror, mayhem, music and the best independent film work that has been submitted to us from around the globe. Screenings and events will take place at theRhode Island Historical Society, Providence College, Roger Williams University, Moses Brown School, the Museum of Work & Culture in Woonsocket, the Tiverton Public Library, the Warwick Public Library and more
THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT: Dates: October 20-27th Time: Varies on a daily basis Location: Statewide Cost: Varies Sponsors: RI Film and Television Office, Roger Williams University, Providence College, RISD Museum, the Moses Brown School, the RI Historical Society, Johnson & Wales University and more..
Saturday, October 20th, Sunday, October 21st and Saturday, October 27th:
Literary Walking Tour
One 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 127th 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 Vortex Film Festival. The tour lasts 90 min.
This year, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting two tours during the Festival.
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 three days at 12:00 Noon: Saturday, October 20th, Sunday, October 21st and Saturday, October 27th
Cost: $19.00; Bring your eTicket with you to the Tour and Screening
The HP Lovecraft Walking Tour Makes a Great Gift!
Month of November 2018
November 6, 7 & 11th
ROVING EYE FILM FESTIVAL:
RWU Film Series on the Jewish 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, presents its 2018 sidebar program on the Jewish Experience through short films, documentary, media and guest speakers.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6th:
IMMUTABLE MEMORIES: THE HOLOCAUST
Introduced by Adjunct Professor George T. Marshall and the Rev. Nancy Hamlin Soukup, University Multifaith Chaplain, RWU
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 7th:
FACING FORWARD WHILE LOOKING BACKWARD: THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE TODAY
Introduced by the
Rev. Nancy Hamlin Soukup, University Multifaith Chaplain, RWU
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12\1th:
Introduced by the Rev. Nancy Hamlin Soukup, University Multifaith Chaplain
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.