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...
2021 Marks the 39thYear of the Flickers Arts Collaborative...
The next edition of the Flickers' Rhode Island International
Film Festival™ (RIIFF), takes place August 9-15, 2021. Screening more than 350 films and videos over
seven days, the Festival will be a visual and auditory
feast for film enthusiasts and moviegoers alike. And for our 39th year, the emphasis will be on producing the most memorable Festival we've ever created.
Due to the evolving health constraints imposed by COVID-19, the 2021 RIIFF will be an expanded hybrid event with virtual screenings and social distancing at two area Drive-Ins, plus select outdoor venues.
largest, most prestigious and one of the fastest growing film festivals
in the New England region, FLICKERS will be hosted virtually in
the historic city of Providence and programming will be streamed online.
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 & FESTIVAL PASSES:
RIIFF Opening Night Screening
Double Feature 2021
A brilliant and memorable selection of Premiere short films from around the world await audiences at the gala opening night of the 38th 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 4th, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.,
The Rustic Drive-In, RTE. 146, North Smithfield, RI
The Rustic Drive-In, RTE. 146, North Smithfield, RI
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, April 25, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.,
The Graduate Providence Ballroom, 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
Individual Tickets can be purchased at
Opening Night Film Gala Screening - $15.00
Film Online Screening - $2.00 /$15.00
BOX OFFICE & THEATRE POLICIES:
For our Drive-In Screenings, please print out your Eventbrite pass. This is the only way you will be allowed to enter. No tickets will be sold at the facility.
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)
WHAT YOU'LL SEE & EXPERIENCE:
• 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:
Online and two area Drive-Ins (Rustic and Misquamicut) for the 2020 Hybrid Festival.
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:
ALL ONLINE: We're offering seminars, forums and colloquia about
film. Participate or just come in virtually 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 4-9, 2020 (24th Year)
• Children's Hospitals International Film Festival - April 2020 (4th Year)
•Ciné Québec - March and November yearly (24th Year)
•New England University French Discovery Program (6th Year)
•Francophonie Film Festival - March yearly (8th Year)
• Roving Eye International Film Festival - April 2020 and November 3, 4 & 8, 2020 (15th Year)
• Providence LGBTQ Film Festival - June 9, 2020 and August 4-9, 2021 (21st Year)
•KidsEye International Film Festival - August 4-9, 2020 and October 17-25, 2020 (22nd Year)
• Jewish Experience Film Series - Spring and Fall yearly (8th Year)
•Islamic Experience Film Series - Spring and Fall yearly (3rd Year)
•RIIFF Encore Film Series - Monthly (20th Year)
•Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival - October 17-25, 2020 (21st Year)
•Flickers Irish Film Feis - November yearly (4th Year)
•Le jour le plus court: The Shortest Day of the Year - December yearly (7th Year)
• doubleFEATURE - weekly on Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m., RI PBS (4th 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