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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 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;

~ a Flickers' production.

 

See who are RIIFF's Festival Partners, click here

Please Note: Office hours are M-F 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and by appointment

 

2017 Red Carpet Experience Photos (coming)

2016 Red Carpet Experience Photos

2016 AWARD WINNERS See Mike Braca's 2016 Festival Photos

Download the Complete List of 2015 Winners

 

 

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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

 

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.

 


Flickers' Sidebar Festivals & Screenings of Note:

 

Rhode Island International Film Festival - August 8-13, 2017 (21st Year)

Children's Hospitals International Film Festival - April 2017 (1st Year)

Ciné Québec - March and November yearly (23rd Year)

New England University French Discovery Program (4th Year)

LGBT Expo Film Showcase - March yearly (18th Year)

Francophonie Film Festival - March yearly (6th Year)

Roving Eye International Film Festival - April 17-23, 2017 and November 7, 8 & 12, 2017 (13th Year)

Providence LGBTQ Film Festival - June 9-10, 2017 and August 8-13, 2017 (19th Year)

KidsEye International Film Festival - August 8-13, 2017 and October 16-22, 2017 (19th Year)

Second Stage Theatre "Third Thursday Best of Fest Screenings" - November - May (1st 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 16-22, 2017 (18th Year)

Flickers Irish Film Feis - November yearly (2nd Year)

Le jour le plus court: The Shortest Day of the Year - December yearly (5th Year)

 

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2016-2017

FCBFLICKERS' 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 Spring and Fall 2017.

 

For this third edition, five French short-films from 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.


THIS YEAR AT RIIFF:

 

April - July 2017

oscarFrom the Vault:

RIIFF GOES TO THE OSCARS®

JOIN OUR SALUTE TO THE ART OF THE SHORT FILM WITH A SPECIAL RETROSPECTIVE OF AMAZING FILMS THAT WERE DISCOVERED AT RIIFF AND WENT ON TO BE SHORTLISTED OR NOMINATED BY THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES

 

With the Red Carpet Experience: Providence and the 89th Annual Academy Awards just a breathe away, we decided that it would be fun to share some of the brilliant work that has been screened at RIIFF over the past 21 years. These films have gone on to be critically acclaimed, made the Academy shortlist for nominations, or were nominated and in some cases won the coveted award. Of the 49 RIIFF films that have been nominated since 1998, 9 have gone on to win the coveted Oscar®.

 

Have you ever wondered exactly what makes a film worthy of Academy consideration? Is there a secret formula? Are there linkages that unite the nominees? What separates one film from another in terms of storytelling, visualization and direction?

 

From films that evoke, provoke, inspire, entertain and challenge, we will present some of the gems from the RIIFF Vault in a special program that will screen across the state of Rhode Island. All screenings will be free. Plus, we will be sponsoring a raffle where you can win tickets to this summer's Festival and discover the next generation of Academy nominees at our Opening Night Gala (Tuesday, August 4th) at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC).

 

To see the full schedule of films and screening locations, coming

 

These are all Free Events and presented in collaboration with the RI Film and Television Office


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Month of March

LaFrancophonie au Rhode Island

March is the international month of La Francophonie, a celebration of the French language and the culture of Francophone communities around the world.

Once again, the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival and the Museum of Work & Culture is partnering with several Francophone & Francophile organizations -- including the Québec Delegation Boston, the Canadian Consulate in New England, Alliance Française de Providence, the American Association of Teachers of French, the French American School of Rhode Island, the American French Genealogical Society -- to offer a slate of French-inspired programming.

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March 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, - Francophonie Film Festival in New England showing one RIIFF short movie and one long at Coolidge Corner in Brookline, MA in partnership with the bookshop, Brookline Booksmith.

 

• March 19th, Presentation by French Commandant at Naval War College in RI

 

• March 20th - Academic Conference at University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. On March 20, a Celtics Game with special prices for Francophone public in Boston at TD Garden .

 

• March 21st - Gout de France, restaurants participating in New England and serving a French menu that evening (6PM to 10PM).

 

• March 25th - the French dictée (French version of a spelling bee competition), Boston Accueil and the International School of Boston in Cambridge; MA at the International School of Boston campus in Cambridge.

 

• March 31st - Marcel Proust Evening for adults only at the International School of Boston in Cambridge, MA

CALL OUR OFFICE FOR MORE DETAILS: 401/861-4445

 

March 14th

ncccFlickers at the Newport County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

Join us at this exceptional outreach event at the Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina on Goat Island in Newport Harbor. We will be giving away passes to this year's Festival and even offer a raffle prize of a full-Festival Pass worth $450.

 

expo2015The time for the Expo is 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. EXPO 2017 showcases all that Newport County and the East Bay businesses have to offer. There will be hundreds of fabulous door prizes, plus free samples and souvenirs and live music. Over 100 businesses will be featuring products and services available throughout Newport County and the East Bay. Take advantage of Hassle Free parking and use the Viking Trolley from the FREE parking are at the Gateway Center. The Trolley will run every 15 minutes.

Location: Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina, Goat Island, Newport

Time: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Donation: $3.00 • FREE to Flickers, Chamber members and their employees.

Tickets available at the door.

March 16th

2ndStageSecond Stage Studio RIIFF Encore Film Series

CELEBRATING The Month de la Francophonie.

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 2016 Festival. This month we rediscover an amazing and powerful program of short films that were screened at RIIFF this past August.

Location: Second Stage Studio, 1 Angell Road, Cumberland, RI 02864

401-334-4800

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $10.00 • Tickets available at the door • Facebook

March 24th

Flickers' Rhode Island Irish Film Feis

CeilidheClubTime again for our annual collaboration: Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival and the Ceilidhe Club are proud to host the Rhode Island Irish Film Feis. Starting at 7:00 p.m., the Feis will highlight several shorts and one feature of hand-picked current Irish films.

 

The Irish Ceilidhe Club of RI has a long and proud history of supporting activities that advance the awareness of Irish culture and history within our community. We are delighted to have an opportunity to collaborate with the Rhode Island International Film Festival and welcome members of the public to the Club to enjoy great contemporary Irish films and to participate in this exciting event, Curated by RIIFF Advisory Board Member, Sheila Hogg.

Location: Irish Ceilidhe Club of Rhode Island, 50 America Street Cranston, RI 02920

Contact: (401) 944-3233 • info@irishclubri.org website directions

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Donation: $10.00 • Tickets available at the door; members discount available • Cash bar

middleburyMarch 26th

Special Partner Presentation with the

MIDDLEBURY NEW FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL

THE NEW ENGLAND TOUR

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is strongly committed to raising the profile of its winning filmmakers after the annual August event concludes. The New England Tour is the direct fulfillment of this commitment. This coming March and April, six VTeddy Award winning films from 2016 will tour together throughout New England, appearing at great venues across the region. RIIFF is pleased to partner with the Festival and bring their wonderful films to audiences in Rhode Island.

 

The entire six-film program will screen at Avon Cinema in a series of three double bills (full list of winning films can be found below), offered at 3 pm, 5:30 pm and 8 pm. MNFF Artistic Director and distinguished Vermont filmmaker Jay Craven will host this event and conduct a Q&A session with MNFF awardee Jesse Nesser, the director of “Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith.” Tickets to the screenings are available at the Avon Cinema’s website: avoncinema.com and at the box office day of show.

 

The winning films include three features and three shorts – an eclectic mix of documentary and narrative works that have collectively screened at Traverse City Film Festival, Denver Film Festival, NYC Docs, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and Nantucket Film Festival, among many others.

Location: Avon Cineman, 260 Thayer Street, Providence RI.• www.avoncinema.com

Contact: (401) 421- 0020

Times:3:00, 5:30 and 8:00 p.m.

Donation: $12.00 • Tickets available at the door

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MONTH OF APRIL :

April 3-8th

Tournées French Film Festival

tourneesHeld on the Campus of Roger Williams University

 

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) and Roger Williams University (RWU) are proud to collaborate in the presentation of the Fifth Annual RWU Tournées French Film Festival. The Festival will take place over a five-day period, April 3-8th and will be free to the general public and campus community.

 

The Tournées French Film Festival will present six new and classic French feature films, (all with English subtitles), along with a selection of shorts films that Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival will premiere from its partnership with UNIIFRANCE that will precede each feature.

 

To see the full schedule of films and view the trailers,

 

The campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI will serve as the host location for the Festival

 

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April 17th - 23rd

12th Annual Roving Eye Film Festival

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is proud to present its 12th annual Roving Eye International Film Festival™. The popular and acclaimed festival celebrates the film arts from across the globe. All programming is curated by RWU students from current entries to RIIFF. Along with shorts and documentaries, this year's Festival will feature guest speakers and panels, plus animation, Latin-American, Asian and student film sidebars. All screenings, unless otherwise noted, will be free and open to the public . Screenings will take place at the Global Heritage Hall and locations across the campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI.

 

Visit the Roving Eye Web page: click here

 

Location:, Roger Williams University, Bristol,

Dates: April 17-23, 2017

Time: Will Vary by Day

Cost: This is a Free Event

 

• Hosted by the RWU Film Production Collaboration • www.rwu.edu


April 20th

2ndStageSecond Stage Studio RIIFF Encore Film Series

WORLDS OF IMAGINATION

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 2016 Festival. This month we rediscover an amazing and powerful program of short films that were screened at RIIFF this past August.

Location: Second Stage Studio, 1 Angell Road, Cumberland, RI 02864

401-334-4800

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $10.00 • Tickets available at the door • Facebook

May 18th

2ndStageSecond Stage Studio RIIFF Encore Film Series

ANIMATION CELEBRATION

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 2016 Festival. This month we rediscover an amazing and powerful program of short films that were screened at RIIFF this past August.

Location: Second Stage Studio, 1 Angell Road, Cumberland, RI 02864

401-334-4800

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $10.00 • Tickets available at the door • Facebook

June 1-4th

PVD Fest 2017

This year's PVD Fest (formerly the Providence International Arts Festival) will bring World-Class Arts Experiences To Residents & Visitors, June 1-4th2017 Providence, RI

Building off of Providence’s international recognition as a creative city, this signature event will be a jaw-dropping celebration featuring world-class arts, sculpture, music, food and spectacle in the heart of the city’s downtown.

 

“This festival will be a way to connect the world-class talent we have here in Providence with artists and performers from around the world,” said Mayor of Providence Jorge Elorza, “We are excited to welcome visitors to the City to explore all that we have to offer and look forward to partnering with so many great organizations and artists.”

 

PVD Fest 2017 will literally transform the city with international artists in visual art, sculpture, music, public art, civic dialogue, educational workshops, community play, spectacle and parade. The Festival will be centralized around program hubs that unify the downtown into an arts corridor – PVD City Hall, FirstWorks on the Plaza, Public Art Transformations, Empire Street Gateway, and the Washington Street Corridor.

 

For more information, check out the event website: www.pvdfest.com

 

RIIFF will once again be a player in the Fest and screening some select shorts.

June 10th

SECRET CINEMA

Flickers' Providence LGBTQ Film Festival Preview

hallwayA celebration of the Best of LGBTQ Shorts; plus a sneak peak of a major new film

Films made by, for and about the LGBTQ community take the spotlight in a special celebration preview through a unique partnership among Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, Equity Action & The Vets. The preview will feature cutting edge shorts and a sneak peak of a major new film. This year the LGBTQ festival during RIIFF in August is screening over 50 films from across the globe on an array of topics that touch everything from relationships, gay marriage to military policy.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Locations: The Vets, 6th Floor Loft, 83 Park Street, Providence, RI

Cost: $10 donation; $8 for RIIFF CinemaRI members. Tickets available at the door.

Contact 401-861-4445 for more information.


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July 10-14th:

KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp

Now in its 19th Year! KidsEye™ is a fun, yet intensive, five-day filmmaking camp for children ages 8-17 presented by the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival™. Over the course of the last 19 years, the camp has expanded, allowing children to learn more about what it takes to make a movie. We strive to incorporate as much hands-on learning as possible, therefore placing our focus primarily on production. KidsEye™ participants step into the roles of screenwriters, actors, directors and crew, and learn the importance of working as a team. This year, we introduce a new expanded staff and welcome back longterm KidsEye educators. To learn more or book a camper, please click here.

 

Please note that we limited the number of campers to 60 insuring the best possible experience and student to teacher ratio.

 

Thanks to Rule Boston Camera, the University of Rhode Island and the Harrington School of Communication and Media for their ongoing support!

 

This Summer's Filmaking Camp Dates: July 10-14, 2017
Our Location: Kingston, RI
2017 Cost: $395 


ARCHIVE NEWS:

THE FILMS AND KEY INFORMATION FOR RIIFF 2016:

 

Download the Online Program Guidebanner2016

The 2016 Film Schedule

RIIFF Merchandise 2016 Festival Genius

• View RIIFF Photos by Mike Braca

 

SEE TRAILERS FOR 2016 FILMS
RIIFF's 2016 Opening Night
LGBTQ Film Festival Sidebar
2016 Finalist Judges

 


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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