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JUNE 30TH DUE DATE FAST APPROACHING… PROVIDENCE, RI (April 7, 2008)—No, we don’t want to see your Homer Simpson boxers. What we do want is your wittiest or most thoughtful mini-masterpiece, postmarked by June 30th 2008! For the fifth year in a row, ScriptBiz—the screenwriting seminar of the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), August 5-10, 2008—will feature a Staged Reading of three Short Scripts of fifteen pages or fewer. The reading compliments two days of screenwrit...

Trailer du Festival International du Film d'Environnement

Le Jury 2007 Claude Pinoteau Président du Jury : Marianne Denicourt Priscilla Telmon Gaetano Capizzi Jean-François Lepetit Daniel Schick

Hawai Festival Trailer 2007

2008 pictures Gallery

Interview With Jeff Abramson, Gen Art Film Festival

 Friday, April 4-----The 13th edition of the Gen Art Film Festival kicked off festivities on Wednesday night with the East Coast Premiere screening of DIMINISHED CAPACITY, a family drama starring Matthew Broderick and Alan Alda. The Festival continues through next Tuesday, showcasing one feature film and accompanying short film per night, followed by a party at some of New York’s most trendy nightspots. On the eve of the Festival, I interviewed Jeff Abramson, Head of the Film Division for Gen...


NOTED AUTHOR INTRODUCES HIS LATEST NOVEL AND DISCUSSES THE CREATIVE ART OF FILM ADAPTATION PROVIDENCE, RI (April 3, 2008) – The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) and Borders Bookstore host their monthly film forum on April 8th, 7:00 p.m. at the Borders Bookstore Providence Place Mall. The Topic for the Evening: From Fiction to Film: Journeys in Imagined Lands with noted author, Scott Heim. What are the sparks that ignite the flames of imagine? How does one adapt an internal...


Acclaimed Film by Oscar Nominee, Adrian Belic to be Given a Special Preview Screening at the 2008 Roving Eye Documentary Film Festival PROVIDENCE, RI (April 3, 2008) – Over the past four years, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) has provided an opportunity for local audiences to see new cinematic work before being screened at the main Festival in August. Called the “First Look” series, many notable films had their “unofficial premieres” and went on gather acclaim...

Locarno 2008

Strong European Showing at NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS

 Thursday, April 3-------New Directors/New Films,  one of New York’s film world rites of Spring, is now mid-way through its program. Dedicated to the discovery and support of emerging artists, New Directors/New Films has earned an international reputation for its cutting-edge programming and commitment to more artistically ambitious filmmaking. This year, a total of 26 features and 6 short films made the cut, spotlighting first and second-time directors who are beginning to make their mark ...

One Film/One Party: Gen Art FF's Winning Formula

 Wednesday, April 2------One film/one party…’s a formula that has served the Gen Art Film Festival well during the last dozen years. Well, the film + party theme kicks off again this evening, as the 13th Annual Gen Art Film Festival begins a week-long showcase of the best of new American independent cinema. The Festival, presented by Acura, offers spotlight showcases seven features and seven shorts from emerging filmmakers, which are followed by seven premiere parties at some of New Yor...

Estes Park Film Festival - Regular Deadline Approaching

The regular deadline to submit your film to the Estes Park Film Festival is fast approaching! Submit before May 1st to avoid paying late entry fees. This is your chance to showcase your film prodcution in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado at the Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park!MISSION & OBJECTIVE: The Estes Park Film Festival is dedicated to providing a platform for filmmakers from around the world to screen their newest productions in the relaxing and creative atmosphere of Estes Park,...

San Francisco IFF 51

51st SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL : APRIL 24 – MAY 8, 2008177 Films200 Filmmakers and Industry Guests Expected49 Countries Represented67 Narrative Features27 Documentary Features83 Shorts8 World Premieres3 International Premieres7 North American Premieres6 U.S. Premieres33 West Coast Premieres39 Women Directors38 LanguagesAWARDS/PRIZES/ADDRESSFounder’s Directing Award – Mike LeighPeter J. Owens Awa

FF Maastricht

  From April 2nd until the 6th, Lumière Maastricht will be the venue for the Film Festival Maastricht 08. This year's edition of the festival once again caters for the film lover's taste with previews, special imported feature-films and shorts. In addition this year's films can be categorized in special programmes. Emphasis is put on new feature-films made by women in ‘Female Directors', the latest output of reno

Sand And Celluloid At Bermuda Film Festival

 Monday, March 31------When you host a well-organized film event on a beautiful island in the Atlantic Ocean, the appeal is instantaneous. For the Bermuda International Film Festival, which kicked off its eleventh season this past Friday, the mix of top flight films and a genial atmosphere make for a winning combination.  The Festival opened on Friday night with the audience pleaser ST. TRINIAN'S, a comedic farce by director Oliver Parker, best known for his film adaptations of the Oscar Wilde...


FESTIVAL COLLABORATES WITH LONG ISLAND GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL TO PRESENT VIDEO LOUNGE (Providence, RI March 30, 2008) The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) teams up with the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film to host the Original GLBT Expo’s Video Lounge, April 5 and 6TH, 2008 at the Jacob Javits Center, New York City. The Expo's attendance reaches 20,000 annually and attracts people from all over the world. The lounge will consist of 400 square feet on the floor of the ...


Statewide Screenings Focus on the Art of the Documentary PROVIDENCE, RI (March 24, 2007)-- The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is proud to present its third annual Roving Eye Documentary Film Festival™. This month-long celebration of international documentaries will screen at locations across the state, including:  Westerly, Richmond, Providence, Warwick, Bristol, and Smithfield. A selection of short and feature documentaries will be shown and all screenings, unless other...

Product Placement & Location Festival to launch in Ischia mid june

The splendid isle of Ischia will be the setting for the first Italian festival dedicated to Product Placement. Scheduled are showings, meetings and workshops to take stock of the situation three years after the "Legge Urbani" film reform legislation and to assess, together with those active in this sector, the best strategies for assuring a profitable, quality-based future for film, industry and institutions.This first “Product Placement & Location Festival” is just a trailer f...

American Indies Are Back At New Directors/New Films

 Wednesday, March 26----As another sign of seasonal change, the venerable New Directors/New Films festival returns to the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center in what is one of New York’s rites of Spring. Dedicated to the discovery and support of emerging artists, ND/NF has earned an international reputation for its cutting-edge programming and commitment to more artistically ambitious filmmaking. This year, a total of 26 features and 6 short films made the cut, spotlig...



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Trailer for fmx/08: 13th International Conference on Animation, Effects...

Herbstlaub – the dramatic coming-of-age road movie starring... a dot. Evoking emotion with abstract visuals, Herbstlaub (Autumn Leaves) stands out with a clear and appealing visual concept. The film was created in 3D within a tightly focused production schedule and a freestyle orientation on the musical score. The enchanting music is sung by a choir of student colleagues, including the director and the composer (Philipp Noll).

RIIFF at the Newport County (RI) Business Expo

Brown University intern, Chase Huneke at our booth at the Newport County Business Expo, March 18, 2008.

YOU BE THE JUDGE NIGHT AT CLARK LIBRARY: Oscar qualifying film festival premieres popular screening series in Richmond, Rhode Is

PROVIDENCE, RI (March 21, 2008) – The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF)– New England’s largest film festival and only Academy Award qualifying event – will premiere its popular “You Be the Judge” Night at the Clark Memorial Library in Richmond.  The event will take place on April 15th at 7:00 p.m. Last year, over 2,500 films were submitted to RIIFF.  The reputation of the festival continues to grow as filmmakers and audiences from around the world spread the wo...

The full lineup of Spring/Summer Book festivals has been confirmed.

Book authors and publishers, independent music acts and other interested parties are invited to explore the following opportunities:BEACH BOOK FESTIVAL – May 3, Atlantic City Hilton, Atlantic City, N.J. –Honoring the hottest reads of the summer season, our newest festival offers cash and prizes worth over $10,000, including a week-long stay for two at the fabulous Larimar St. Croix Colony in the U.S. Virgin Islands and a full PR campaign for the winning entry.  More information and submissi...

HBFF 2008 Film Finance & Distribution Summit Recap

Recap of the Hollywood Black Film Festival's 2nd Annual Film Finance & Distribution Summit held Feb. 2, 2008 at the Writers Boot Camp in Santa Monica, CA.

HBFF 2007 Recap

Recap of the 2007 Hollywood Black Film Festival held June 5-10, 2007 in Beverly Hills, CA