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RI Film Festival 2015

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Highlighted films: 

Miriam Beerman: Expressing the Chaos, directed by Jonathan Gruber
Contact for Jonathan: jonathan@blackeye.tv
Synopsis: A unique profile of a remarkable artist and her struggles in and out of the art world.

Angel of Nanjing, directed by Jordan Horowitz (jordan@jordansfilms.com), Frank L. Ferendo
Contact: jordan@jordansfilms.com, balancefilms@gmail.com
Trailer Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA93svbHgok
Synopsis: The Yangtze River Bridge in Nanjing is one of the most famous bridges in China. It is also the most popular place in the world to commit suicide. For the past 11 years Chen Si has been patrolling this bridge, looking to provide aid for those who have gone there to end their lives. Incredibly, he has saved over 300 people since he began - nearly one every two weeks.

Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi directed by Neal Broffman
Contact
: neal@oneproductionplace.com
Trailer Link: https://vimeo.com/105810885
Synopsis: A fragile and depressed university student disappears from his apartment on a cold winter's night. Four weeks later his name and photo explode across social media and into the mainstream media as 'Suspect #2' in the Boston Marathon bombings. The search for truth derails with tragic consequences as collective fear and suspicion rain down upon a vulnerable family.

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story | Directed by Sara Bordo | 1 hour and 18 min. Feature Documentary | USA/Mexico, 2014. New England premiere. (Saturday, August 8th at 5:15pm)
Sypnosis: A documentary following the life of Lizzie Velasquez, her triumphant journey to the other side of bullying, and her mission to inspire and empower a more positive online environment.


RI Film Festival Schedule
August 4-9th:
Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival

The Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) runs August 4-9th at venues in Providence, Bristol, Jamestown, Westerly, East Greenwich, Newport, Woonsocket and across the state of Rhode Island. Screening over 260 films, it is the largest film festival in New England and every year attracts more than 5,400 entries from around the world. More than 240 filmmakers are expected to descend on the state’s capital city this year. RIIFF is a magnet for those who’ve made short films because it is a qualifying event for the short film category of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 2014, five of the films that premiered at RIIFF went on to receive Academy Award nominations.
 
The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) discovers and empowers filmmakers. RIIFF incorporates gala celebrations, premiere screenings, VIP guests, industry seminars, educational programs, and award ceremonies into a weeklong extravaganza. Cited as one of the "Best International and Short Film Festivals in the United States," RIIFF is noted for its innovative programming, cultivated industry ties, and loyal audiences which have made the Festival a strategic and desirable platform for film premieres, drawing hundreds of independent filmmakers from around the globe.
 
August 4th
FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION & SOIREE

Discover an unforgettably memorable selection of short films from around the world and New England that await audiences at the gala opening night of the 19th Annual Flickers. This year’s selection promises to engage, entertain and possibly discover the next Academy Award nominee. As part of it’s long tradition, Flickers will celebrate the “Art of the Short Film” representing an array of genres that salute RIIFF’s unique status: out of more than 7,000 film festivals world wide, the Rhode Island International Film Festival is one of only 19 qualifying Festivals with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—the Oscars––in the narrative and documentary short categories. It is the lone Festival in New England with that distinction.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m. for film screenings/premiere; 9:30 p.m. for Gala Soirée
Location: Providence Performing Arts Center, Weybosset Street, Providence
Cost: Opening Night Film Celebration - $15.00 for film screening only; and $50 for the screening and party;
Sponsors: Sony, Providence Tourism Council, RI Film & Television Office, RISCA, Decadent Catering

August 5th
PROVIDENCE LOCATION WALKING TOUR

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 WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: The tour starts at The Biltmore Hotel, Downtown Providence, RI
Cost: $10
Sponsors: RI Historical Society and the RI Film & Television Office

August 5-9th:
KIDSEYE™ YOUTH FILMMAKER FESTIVAL

Since it began 17 years ago, KidsEye™, created by FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) has celebrated the most exceptional work of young video makers by showcasing their projects. Rhode Island’s premiere showcase of cinematic work focused on young people has become a popular festival-within-a festival, featuring guest speakers, discussions, dance parties, concerts, and a "Youth Open Screen." Those attending KidsEye™ will be able to meet youth video makers and their mentors; see a diverse collection of youthproduced media. On Saturday, be sure to join us for the premiere work of the students from our annual KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Dates: Wednesday through Sunday, August 5-9, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Paaf Theatre, URI Feinstein College of Continuing Education, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI, other locations TBA
Cost: $8 Adults; $6 children with group discounts available

August 6th
THE RHODE ISLAND FILM FORUM

Here’s your chance to become involved with Rhode Island and New England’s “Stars” of the film industry. The popular one-day forum brings together leaders of the film community with decision-makers in education, marketing, politics and media in the region. This year’s Forum will also address what's new on the technical side of the business and how you fit in!
 
To see the full program roster and guest speakers, coming - http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-rhode-island-film-forum-2015-tickets-3936135086?ref=ebtn
 
THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Dates: Thursday, August 6, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Providence Biltmore Ballroom, Dorrance Street, Providence, RI
Cost: $30
Sponsors: The RI Film & Television Office, RISCA, Sony, Amtrak, The Providence Biltmore, URI College of Arts and Sciences, URI Feinstein College of Continuing Education, the URI Film Media Program and the Harrington School of Communication at
URI.

August 7th
SCRIPTBIZ 2015

Uploaded Got a great idea for a movie script, but don’t know where to begin? Or have youfinished that masterpiece, but no clue what to do next? The 19th Annual FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) proudly presents ScriptBiz 2015 Uploaded a one day
workshop that covers the nuts and bolts of being a scriptwriter. The program is broken down into two parts: introductory and advanced. The Flickers’ ScriptBiz Program is designed to guide writers not only through the creative process of writing, but ways to promote a screenplay to filmmakers through effective networking with tips on how to make a compelling pitch. 
 
Buy tickets - http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-scriptbiz-uploaded-tickets-1892284875?ref=ebtn

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Date: Friday, August 7, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Rhode Island Foundation, One Union Street, Providence, RI
Cost: $85
Sponsors: Sony, Final Draft, RISCA, RI Film & Television Office

RIIFF 2015 CLOSING NIGHT BLOCK PARTY
EXPERIENCE CREATIVE PROVIDENCE & DARK LADY BLOCK PARTY

A special Festival collaboration linking artistic events that take place in the city of Providence on Saturday, August 8th as a way to introduce not just Festival audiences, but visiting filmmakers, to the rich culture and arts programming of the capital city. Audiences are encouraged not only to take in premiere film work, but to savor Waterfire, enjoy the sounds of AS220’s Foo Fest, take in the RISD Museum and to close the evening out at the Dark Lady, 124 Snow Street for the Festival’s annual Block Party where they can mingle with visiting filmmakers.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015
Time: 10:00 p.m. onward
Location: The Dark Lady, 17 Snow Street, Providence, RI
Cost: TBA
Sponsors: The Dark Lady, The Dean

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