All the Information You'll Need for Booking Your Festival Experience
Whether it's the Main RIIFF, the Vortex Festival, the Red Carpet Experience, Roving Eye or Special Screenings throughout the year...
2019 Marks the 37thYear of the Flickers Arts Collaborative...
The next edition of the Flickers' Rhode Island International
Film Festival™ (RIIFF), takes place August 6-11, 2019. Screening more than 300 films and videos over
six days, the Festival will be a visual and auditory
feast for film enthusiasts and moviegoers alike. And for our 37th Year, the emphasis will be on producing the most memorable Festival we've ever created.
largest, most prestigious and one of the fastest growing film festivals
in the New England region, FLICKERS will be hosted in
the historic city of Providence and select films will
be screened throughout the state of Rhode Island at
festival partner locations.
The Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival™
[a 501c(3) non-profit] presents year-round programming that
celebrates the culture and art of the moving image through
filmmaking and film-going experiences.
ORDER YOUR TICKETS AND PASSES:
RIIFF Opening Night Screening 2019
$50 for screening & Soirée Gala
A brilliant and memorable selection of Premiere short films from around the world await audiences at the gala opening night of the 37th Anniversary Year of Flickers.
This year’s line up promises to engage and entertain while saluting RIIFF’s unique status: out of more than 7,000 film festivals world wide, the Rhode Island International Film Festival is one of only 10 qualifying Festivals with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—in the Live Action, Animation and Documentary Short Oscars. It is the lone Festival in New England with these distinctions. (Plus it is a qualifier for the BAFTA and Canadian Screen Awards.)
Date: Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.,
The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts, PROVIDENCE
Be treated like a visiting filmmaker and have access to all screenings during the festival. No vouchers to redeem or limits on which films you can attend.
A PREFECT GIFT FOR THE CINEPHILE IN THE FAMILY!
INCLUDES: • Access to film screenings, August 6-11th 2019 • President's Reception, Opening Night & Closing Night Film & Celebration (post screening party). Additionally, this pass entitles the bearer to the following: • Priority Ticket Selection before individual tickets go on sale • Priority Seating via the Wrist Band line. • Priority Seating expires 15 minute prior to show time.
** This pass is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law
A cost-effective and ideal way to get a real "taste" of the Festival on a day-to-day basis; everyday (except opening night). Pass available at first screening venue with your Eventbrite receipt.
INCLUDES:• All screenings all day •
Note that this can only be used during the main festival.
The RIIFF Day Pass Makes a Great Gift.
Includes a Festival five-pack that is good year round ($50 value), and two (2) tickets to RIIFF's Opening Night Screening ($30 value) on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.
OPENING NIGHT SCREENING LOCATION FOR 2019:
Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), Weybosset Street, PROVIDENCE
Trying to write your first script? Worrying about how to pitch your script more effectively to potential investors? Moving a completed script into production? Learn from the best at the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival’s 20th Annual ScriptBiz program!(to learn more, click here)
Five tickets for the price of four. Can be used during the Main RIIFF in August;
the annual Rl lnternational Horror Festival in October, plus any special year-round film
series we sponsor. No termination date. We also do not restrict usage, so this is a great way for a group to come and see our programs.
The RIIFF Five Pack Makes a Great Gift!
The Rhode Island Film Forum is designed to provide a networking platform, spur dialogue and get answers to your questions from those who make decisions.
Held: Thursday, August 8, 2019
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Providence Biltmore Ballroom,
11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI
DISCOVER RI:Providence Walking Tour
Join us for this wonderful tour of the City of Providence presented by the RI Historical Society under the aegis of the RI Film & Television Office.
Discover why Providence is truly a Hollywood backlot, learn about its history, and find out about some of our state's most notable and colorful characters. The goal for the tour is to provide filmmakers with an “insider’s” view of the downcity and riverwalk area with an eye toward what would be interesting/unanticipated places for filming.
The tour will leave from the Lobby of the Biltmore Hotel.
Date: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.,
The Providence Biltmore 11 Dorrance Street, PROVIDENCE
Red Carpet Experience: Providence
The Red Carpet Experience: Providence is a production of Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF). Guests will experience the thrills, surprises and excitement as we celebrate the film industry's most famous and fabulous evening. This is Rhode Island's Premiere Party and will be held on stage at Providence Biltmore Ballroom, Providence. Seating for this year is limited (200) making this a prestige ticket.
INCLUDES:• gourmet catered meal, spectacular desserts, silent auction, live music, and much much more.
Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.,
The Providence BiltmoreBallroom, 11 Dorrance Street, PROVIDENCE
The Red Carpet Experience: Providence Makes a Great Holiday Gift.
** This pass is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law
Literary Walking Tour
Join us for this wonderful tour presented by the RI Historical Society
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 125th 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 the closing program of the Vortex Film Festival. The tour lasts 90 min.
Tour Location: John Brown House, 52 Power Street, Providence, RI at noon (both days)
Time: The tour will take place October 19, 20 & 26, 2019
Cost: $19.00; Bring your eTicket with you to the Tour and Film Screening
The HP Lovecraft Walking Tour Makes a Great Gift!
SPECIAL DISCOUNTS AND GROUP RATES:
RIIFF offers Special
10% Advanced Purchase Reduced Ticket Rates Available, please call to order at 401.861.4445.
THESE MUST BE BOOKED AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE OF EACH FESTIVAL.
• Members of the US Military with valid ID
• AAA members (for Festival 6-packs only)
• Members of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce (for Festival 5-packs only)
Special Group Rates:
• Groups of more than 20 = 10% discount
(Excludes special events and 3rd party rentals)
MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE!
Other benefits of buying tickets as a group include: • Email notifications to all future Flickers screenings
• Reserved seating at Flickers "First Look" Presentations
• Priority seating and no waiting in lines
Please call our offices at 401.861.4445 for more information on booking.
Individual Tickets can be purchased at
Opening Night Film Gala Screening - $15.00
Film Screening (Adult) - $10.00
Kidseye™ Film Screening (Adult & Child) - $5.00
The following tickets and passes can be purchased online:
Opening Night Film Party & Soirée Gala - $50.00 (includes food and drink)
ScriptBiz™ - $90.00 (includes lunch)
RI Film Forum - $40.00 (includes Brunch)
Discover RI: Providence Walking Tour - $15.00
HP Lovecraft Walking Tour - $19.00 (October)
Red Carpet Experience: Providence - $125.00 (February 2019)
FLICKERS Pass - $500 (Full Week Film Pass)
FLICKERS 5-Pack - $40.00
FLICKERS Providence Pass - $50.00
RIIFF Day Pass - $50.00
BOX OFFICE & THEATRE POLICIES:
Please take a moment to read out Box Office & Theatre Policies to ensure that you have the best experience while at the Festival.Please click here.
NO EXCHANGES OR REFUNDS. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED AND MAY SELL OUT AT ANY TIME
To apply for your Flickers Industry Pass, please submit the FLICKERS Accreditation Application. Fee for accreditation is $150. Subject to approval and available to qualified industry representatives. (Download PDF)
Members of the press applying for credentials must complete and return the accreditation application by two weeks before each RIIFF event. (Download PDF)
SOME IMPORTANT FESTIVAL TIPS:
Buy Tickets Early
The majority of screenings sell out fast! Purchase tickets online at this site, starting at least three weeks prior to each Festival. Become a RIIFF Member to enjoy exclusive advance sales.
Attend Special Events
Parties, performances, free screenings, the Rhode Island Film Forum, ScriptBiz, galas, panel discussions and many more! Check the Festival and Events for the latest info.
Even with a ticket, you MUST arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the screening to guarantee a seat. Give yourself ample time to park and get settled in. Venues and Parking Info.
Try Rush Lines
In the event of a sold-out program, a limited number of rush tickets may become available immediately before the show. A separate line for each sold-out program will be formed outside the venue box office approximately one hour before showtime. As tickets become available, they will be sold to individuals in line order while supplies last. CASH ONLY.
Stay for Q&A Sessions
Many filmmakers and cast members will be available to answer questions after the show. Stay in your seats for an intimate discussion.
• Independent films produced and directed
by filmmakers with stellar reputations.
• Films from a younger generation of filmmakers.
• Innovative videos that push the medium.
• Shorts by creative animators.
• Films for, and sometimes by, children.
• Films from a particular region, state, or country
and especially from French-speaking Canada.
• Documentaries, shorts, art films, political
films, comedies, experimental films & features.
• World Premieres.
• North American & United States Premieres.
• Possible future Academy Award winners.
• Retrospectives and restored classics.
• Films saluting a well-known star or director.
• Films by student filmmakers.
• Music Videos
• Transmedia programming
• LGBTQ films and seminars
• Providence Location Walking Tour
• The RI Film Forum
• Master Classes
• Conversations with...
• Films for all tastes and interests, and
• You won't see films that would embarrass your
(*Well, maybe a little, but
we'll warn you which ones.)
WHERE YOU'LL SEE IT:
Films and videos will be shown in this renaissance city
at numerous sites including the The Vets (formerly the VMA Arts & Cultural Center), The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), Moses Brown School at the Woodman Family Center, RISD Museum's Metcalf Auditorium, AS220's 95 Empire Black Box Theatre, et al., special
events throughout the City of Providence, plus many
more to be announced.
COME CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE
Flickers' RIIFF is also a juried competition. Our judges range
from an Academy Award winner and a Hollywood screenwriter
to professors of film. But you can judge, too. Choose
your favorite. The top audience winner receives the
Viola Marshall Fest Favorites Award. Since RIIFF is
an Academy Award qualifying Festival, you never know
just what will happen to the film your support.
COME LEARN MORE ABOUT FILM:
We're offering seminars, forums and colloquia about
film. Participate or just come and listen to our panel
of industry professionals. Topics this year may include
animation, film tax credits, SAG and the indie market, producing a feature
length film, selling your script, making a niche film
and creating a career, how to break into film acting,
the future of digital production, sound, editing, union
vs. non-union, or how to get financing and make your
dreams a reality.
Flickers' Sidebar Festivals & Screenings of Note:
• Rhode Island International Film Festival - August 7-12, 2018 (22nd Year)
• Children's Hospitals International Film Festival - April - December 2018 (2nd Year)
•Ciné Québec - March and November yearly (23rd Year)
•New England University French Discovery Program (5th Year)
•LGBT Expo Film Showcase - September yearly (18th Year)
•Francophonie Film Festival - March yearly (7th Year)
• Roving Eye International Film Festival - April 16-22, 2018 and November 13, 14 & 18, 2018 (13th Year)
• Providence LGBTQ Film Festival - June 9, 2018 and August 7-12, 2018 (20th Year)
•KidsEye International Film Festival - August 7-12, 2018 and October 16-22, 2017 (19th/20th Year)
• Providence G - "Third Thursday Best of Fest Screenings" - September - May (2nd Year)
• Jewish Experience Film Series - Spring and Fall yearly (7th Year)
•Islamic Experience Film Series - Spring and Fall yearly (2nd Year)
•RIIFF Encore Film Series - Monthly (18th Year)
•Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival - October 22-28, 2018 (19th Year)
•Flickers Irish Film Feis - November yearly (4th Year)
•Le jour le plus court: The Shortest Day of the Year - December yearly (6th Year)
•doubleFEATURE - Weekly screenings on RI PBS - Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m. (3rd year)
• Down Under: Films from Australia and New Zealand
• East West Crosswinds:
Exploring Asian Culture Thru Cinema
• Providence World Panorama (an International Film Focus)
• Rhode Island
Jewish Film Festival