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Providence, RI 02903 USA
tel: 401/861-4445
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Newport, RI 02840 USA

Street Address:

36 Rhode Island Avenue,

Newport, RI 02840 USA


 

 

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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

 

2018 Red Carpet Experience Photos

2017 AWARD WINNERS See Mike Braca's 2017 Festival Photos

Download the Complete List of 2017 Winners

 


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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

 

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)

 


Flickers' Sidebar Festivals & Screenings of Note:

 

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)


2018-2019

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 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.


FALL 2018

 

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October 20-27th

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 the Rhode 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

 

For more information, please click here...

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:

H.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 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!

 

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

 

 

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Month of November 2018

November 6, 7 & 11th

ROVING EYE FILM FESTIVAL:

neverRWU 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:

TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES

Introduced by the Rev. Nancy Hamlin Soukup, University Multifaith Chaplain

 

To see the full Fall Roving Eye Film Festival Jewish Experience Schedule, click here

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

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

Marty Tefft White Cultural Center and the Global Herirage Hall, Room 01

Times: Vary

Cost: Free

Web: www.rwu.edu • 401/861-4445 • info@film-festival.org

 


THE FILMS AND KEY INFORMATION FOR RIIFF 2018:

 

• Download the Online Program Schedule Below • RIIFF2018

The 2018 Film Schedule

RIIFF Merchandise 2018 Festival Schedule Online Program Guide

• View RIIFF Photos by Mike Braca

 

RIIFF's 2018 Opening Night
LGBTQ Films for 2018
New England Films for 2018

 

 

 

 

 


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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