SLIDESHOW - RI International Film Festival


Watch all of our interviews with Shawn Quirk and various filmmakers from Opening Night - click here - at the 2016 Flicker’s Rhode Island International Film Festival, at The Vets Tuesday, August 9th


RIIFF /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;
~ 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.


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20th Annual Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival August 9-14th:
riiff2012The 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 265 films, it is the largest film festival in New England and every year attracts more than 5,700 film entries from around the world. Over 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 2015, nine 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 9th - 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.
 
For more information about the evening and to see the list of films screening, click here

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. for film screenings/premiere; 9:30 p.m. for Gala Soirée
Location: The Vets, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence

August 10-14th:
KIDSEYE™ YOUTH FILMMAKER FESTIVAL

Since it began 18 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 on Saturday, August 13th, 10:00 a.m. at the RISD Museum Metcalf Auditorium, Providence

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Dates: Wednesday through Sunday, August 10-14, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: The RISD Museum Metcalf Auditorium, N. Main Street, Providence.

August 10th - 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. Limited spaces are available, so book early.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: The tour starts at The Biltmore Hotel, Downtown Providence, RI

August 11th - 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!
 
THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Dates: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Location: The Providence Biltmore Ballroom, Dorrance Street, Providence, RI

August 12th - SCRIPTBIZ 2016
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. 
 
THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Date: Friday, August 12, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Rhode Island Foundation, One Union Street, Providence, RI

August 13th - RIIFF 2016 CLOSING NIGHT BLOCK PARTIES
EXPERIENCE CREATIVE PROVIDENCE, THE DARK LADY, LOCAL 121 & THE DEAN'S BLOCK PARTIES

A special Festival collaboration linking artistic events that take place in the city of Providence on Saturday, August 13th 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 our three partners: the Dark Lady, The Dean and Local 121 for the Festival’s annual Block Parties where they can mingle with visiting filmmakers.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016
Time: 10:00 p.m. onward
Location: The Dark Lady, 17 Snow Street, Providence, RI
Local 121 and The Dean Hotel 
 

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