A Word on the Horror Market...
Support the RI International Horror Film Festival
Main Dates: October
The Horror Market Segment:
For the past ten years, Flickers through the Rhode
Island International Film Festival has been
presenting its annual Horror Film Festival. With roots
firmly planted in the community, the Festival has become
the largest Horror film festival in New England.
• Attendance at the Festival
has increased 85% since 1999
• Entries have increased by 82% over 2007
• Filmmaker attendance has increased by 65%
The Festival is earning an international
reputation for the quality and diversity of its programming.
The Festival’s excellence
opens doors here in the United States and around the
world; drawing in entries from over 45 countries in 2008.
Each year the Festival attracts
a vibrant and influential audience including:
college students and members of the regional arts
• Alternative film-lovers from the larger community
• Local and international filmmakers, and programmers
• Media artists and other cultural trendsetters
As the Festival grows, it attracts
more support from the corporate sector while maintaining
the quality of the relationships it has always had in
the arts communities.The City of Providence, WJAR TV 10,
Fangoria, Rue Morgue, Clear Channel Communications,
the Providence Phoenix, NetFilm,
the University of Rhode Island and Amtrak are sponsors for the Festival in 2008.
The importance of the arts and alternative film market
and the interest of a wider audience also makes the
Festival an appealing story to both the mainstream and
alternative media. These are a few of the media outlets
that covered and supported the Festival in 2008: The
Providence Journal, The Boston Globe, WBRU Radio, Rhode Island Monthly, The Federal Hill Gazette, Clear Channel Communications,
Yankee Magazine, the Newport Mercury, NewEnglandFilm.com, NBC TV 10, plus
fan magazine and publications.
The steady growth of the Horror
Festival has allowed the development of programs like
the annual Costume Contest,
haunted walking tours, kids programs, anime, Silent Film Series,
programming geared for the region’s college student
base and visiting filmmaker seminars. It also permits
an increase in the number of promotional events and
screenings that are put on throughout the Festival.
To learn more about sponsoring or getting your business
involved in this unique Festival, please call, write,
The RI International
Horror Film Festival
Contact: Adam Short
PO Box 162 o Newport, RI 02840 (United States)
Street Address: 96 Second Street o Newport, RI 02840
Tel/Fax: (401) 861-4445/490-6735