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The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), has secured its place in the global community as the portal for the best in international independent cinema, earning the respect of domestic and foreign filmmakers, filmgoers and trend watchers. This confluence of art and commerce brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members in record numbers last year. Ranked as one of the top 12 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is also a qualifying festival for the Short Film Academy Award through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. There are 65 film festivals worldwide which share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England.
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“YOU BE THE JUDGE” NIGHTS COME TO THE NARRAGANSETT THEATER PROMISING A GHOULISH TREAT!

Gold standard Social club @ the naRragansett theater & the Rhode island international film festival present: “LATE night MOnster movie” series 

PROVIDENCE, RIThe Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is nationally recognized as the largest film festival in New England. On Saturday, June 28th RIIFF will host a special horror You Be the Judge night at 10:30 p.m. at the Narragansett Theater, showcasing the first of this summer’s “Late Night Monster Movie” series.

The “You Be the Judge Night” is an exciting opportunity for the Rhode Island community to participate in making the final selections for RIIFF’S RI International Horror Film Festival, slated for October 23-26th. Audience members will have a chance to judge films and their written feedback will be used by the festival staff in determining which films will make the final cut for the horror fest this fall. The “Late Night Monster Movies” series will include both feature length and short films. This Saturday’s zombie flick boasts “When the Dead rise, the cameras roll!”

RIIFF accepts work of any subject matter and every genre. This includes horror, dramatic, documentary, and animation. In 2002, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized RIIFF as a qualifying event for the Short Films Oscars. Out of over 7,000 film festivals worldwide, RIIFF is one of only 61 festivals to hold this honor.

The “You Be the Judge ‘Late Night Monster Movies’” will take place at the Narragansett Theater, 11 Pier Marketplace, Narragansett, RI 02882.

The Who What and Where of It:

Date:  “Late Night Monster Movies” will premiere its first feature length horror flick on Saturday, June 28th.  Blood curdling screenings will continue every Saturday night throughout the month of July 

Time:  10:30 p.m.

Cost:  Tickets are $7.  21+ Drinks will be sold at theater. 

The Narragansett Theater is a free standing building located in Pier Marketplace. The cinema has been recently renovated into a three-theater structure to better suite film festivals, local films, and live entertainment. The lobby has also been transformed into a cafe, where guests can lounge in plush chairs and sofas while enjoying healthy treats (although they still carry snow caps and pop corn popped in canola oil.) For more information, visit <www.Goldstandardsocialclub.com< or call (401) 782-2077.

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Marshall George T.
(FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival)

George Thomas Marshall is the founder and producing director of the Flickers the Newport Film Society & Arts Collaborative, a non-profit organization with 29 years of experience producing programming and creative outlets for filmmakers, visual and performing artists. In addition to producing the acclaimed Rhode Island International Film Festival, one of Flickers' most successful events to date, it also created the annual Jubilé Franco-Américain - a week-long celebration of French Canadian culture, art and cuisine which is held annually in Northern R.I. This event was awarded the Governor's Tourism Award and drew over 20,000 annually.

Mr. Marshall created, produced and hosted the fine arts informational television program, "Between Takes," which received numerous awards from the states of R.I., Massachusetts and national recognition. His work has won three and been nominated for four New England Emmy awards, won four national Telly awards, top prizes at WorldFest Houston, and won three national Communicator Awards for Excellence. He also teaches communications, television production, public speaking and acting for camera courses at various colleges and universities in the area and serves as media / marketing consultant to businesses and non-profit organizations. Mr. Marshall is a frequent contributor and participant on industry panels and seminars exploring the evolution, culture, growth and future of independent film.

Mr. Marshall holds bachelors and masters degrees in political science with a focus on communications from the University of Rhode Island and Brown University, respectively, and studied film at the University of Southern California. He serves on the board of directors for Christmas in Newport and has served as the vice chairman of the Newport Cultural Commission, where he created the city of Newport's First Night Celebration, the annual Scholarship Award, and the January Film Festival. He is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a Media Panelist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Alliance for Community Media, the International Television Association and listed in the International Who's Who of Professionals. He was selected in the fall of 2002 and 2003 as "One of the Most Influential People" in Rhode Island by the Providence Phoenix. In 2003, he was made a Rhode Island Foundation Fellow for his role as an arts leader in the state. In January 2005, he was presented with an Alumni Achievement Award in the Arts from the University of Rhode Island. In 2007, he was recognized by Mayor David M. Cicilline and the City of Providence with a Citizen Citation for his achievements in the arts and the media industry. In 2008, he was cited by the Providence Phoenix as one of "30 Local Luminaries" in the state of Rhode Island. Currently he is promoting the restoration of the Columbus Theatre in Providence and its use as a community arts center and spurring the evolution of a new regional advocacy group, the North Eastern Film Alliance.

In 2006, he created a Special Topics Course at Roger Williams University on Documentary Film and Journalism, which he now teaches yearly during the Spring semester. He recently completed a chapter entitled "Teaching Digital Documentary Film New Technologies Meet the Art of Storytelling" for the new college text book: “Teaching with Multimedia: Pedagogy in the Blogo/Websphere,” which is being released in 2010. He was on a committee that developed the New Media & the Global Diaspora Symposium, at RWU October 2008, where he chaired a panel on international media and film. He is working with faculty on developing a Film Minor for the Communications Department at Roger Williams University. In the Fall of 2009, he introduced the first Film and Video course on campus. In the Spring of 2010, he introduced a new course to the curriculum: "Curation and and Film Festival Production." Currently, he is enaged with school administration in establishing the Roving Eye Film Festival as a yearly event on campus and will bring the Tournées French Film Festival to campus for the 2010-2011 academic year.

In the Fall of 2008, Mr. Marshall chaired a panel on Documentary Film at the Ruff Cutz Indie Film Conference, Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University, Waltham, MA. and presented on a panel at the International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. His topic was creating new modalities for "Building a Culture of Community Outreach." In 2010, along with the Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival and the Woods Hole Film Festival, he was a principal in the creation of the New England Film Festival Alliance (NEFFA), an organization designed to link New England Film Festivals and create a nexus for joint sponsorships, information sharing and cross-promotion.

In the Fall of 2010, Mr. Marshall will introduce a new film Festival that he created to the New England region: the Flickers: North Country Film Festival. Scheduled to launch at The Balsams in Dixville Notch, NH, the Festival has been designed with the specific intent to spur cultural tourism and job creation.


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