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RIIFF WINS NEW ENGLAND EMMY FOR ITS 2007 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS / FESTIVAL PROMOTIONS PROVIDENCE, RI (May 11, 2008) The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) won a New England Emmy Award for its promotional campaign that showcased the Oscar-qualifying event. The trophy was presented in the packed ballroom of the Boston Marriott Copley Place for the 31st Annual Boston/New England Emmy Awards. The Board of Governors of the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academ...

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Scott Heim at RIIFF Film Forum; Borders, Providence, RI

Scott Heim answers questions at the RIIFF Forum at Borders, Providence, RI. The event was held on Tuesday, April 8th, 2008. The RIIFF Forum is a monthly event, held the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Tallgrass Film Film Festival fundraising screening of Greensburg

The Wichita Association for the Motion Picture Arts and Tallgrass Film Festival present a fundraising screening of Greensburg, an hour-long documentary film by Wichita native Brian Schodorf, following a reception at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 4 at Oscar’s Sports Bar in the Warren Old Town Theatre. A question and answer session with the filmmaker will follow the screening. A suggested donation of $10 will be accepted at the door, with proceeds going to Greensburg through the South Central Community Fo...

Oregon Media Arts Fellowships Awarded to Two Filmmakers

The Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, established to recognize and support the work of Oregon film and video makers, announces its 2008 awards: $10,000 and $5,000 Fellowships to Portland filmmakers Chel White and David Walker, respectively.Funded by the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation, with additional in-kind support from The Oregon Film & Video Office and Chambers Communications, the Fellowships are a collaborative un...

Ohio Independent Film Festival day by day program

2008 Ohio Independent Film Festival, May 5 – 11, 2008.Most events are presented at Cleveland Public Theatre's Gordon SquareTheatre, 6405 Detroit Ave.,and vary in price per program. for the complete festival schedule. for directions and advance ticket sales.Attend thefestival for details on after-festival parties Thursday, Friday,Saturday and Sunday. Some daily highlights include:• Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 7PM - ERIE QUEERIE SHORTS PROGRAM. Presentedi...

Life's A Beach: Palm Beach FF Blogging on

While I guess I am just one of the lucky ones. For my trip from New York to Fort Lauderdale to attend the Palm Beach International Film Festival, which opened last evening, I was fatefully booked on Airtran Airlines, instead of American Airlines, the mechanically challenged carrier that has been forced to cancel thousands of flights this week due to maintenance problems. Apparently, many U.S. and international guests were slated to fly in to Florida via American Airlines, which is the largest ai...

Life's A Beach: Palm Beach FF Blogging

Friday, April 11------While I guess I am just one of the lucky ones. For my trip from New York to Fort Lauderdale to attend the Palm Beach International Film Festival, which opened last evening, I was fatefully booked on Airtran Airlines, instead of American Airlines, the mechanically challenged carrier that has been forced to cancel thousands of flights this week due to maintenance problems. Apparently, many U.S. and international guests were slated to fly in to Florida via American Airlines, w...

Fairhope Film Festival Awards

The Fairhope Film Festival ( has announced the 2008 Festival Award Recipients. The winners were selected by jury members from the University of South Alabama and the national filmmaking community. The 2008 awards were presented to the following films:Grand Jury Award | "Racing Daylight" | Directed by Nicole Quinn Best Feature Film | "Cold Play" | Directed by D. David Morin and Geno Andrews Best Documentary Film | "In the Wake of the Assassins" | Directed by R...


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...

HIFF 11th Annual Spring Showcase and webinar

The Hawaii International Film Festival will preview their 11th annual Spring Showcase on an Oceanic Time Warner Webinar. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 2nd at 12:00PM. The webinar will stream live over the internet on and viewers can participate in a live interactive chat. The webinar will feature HIFF Executive Director, Chuck Boller and trailers from the upcoming Spring Showcase. The webinar will be available on Oceanic's Video On Demand service on...


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...

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...

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Now Accepting Applications for Festival Director Position

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is now accepting applications for the position of Festival Director.  The job involves planning, promoting, and facilitating the annual event in February, coordinating sponsorships, grant writing and other fundraising activities, supervising volunteers and temporary staff, and handling festival administration.  Applicants must be available to begin work in Missoula, Montana no later than August 1, 2008.  This is a full-time, year-round position.  Excelle...

Outdoor Screening in downtown Providence

Setting up the annual RI Pride Fest film screening that is curated by RIIFF, 2007.

Mayor David Cicilline

Eva Anderson of Symbio Design and Demetria Carr, RIIFF's Associate Producing Director with Providence Mayor David Cicilline. 

RIIFF Filmmakers

Local filmmakers outside the Columbus prior to their screening. 

Billy Gillman, 3

Outside the Columbus Theatre.

Stephen Collins, another view

Stephen Collins with Jon Berberian, owner of the Columbus Theatre Arts Center, Providence, RI.

Columbus Theatre, Providence RI

The Columbus Theatre Arts Center, Providence, RI, built 1926.

Award Ceremony, Providence City Hall

RIIFF Executive Director, George T. Marshall receiving a City of Providence Citation from Mayor David Cicilline.

Andrew McCarthy

Andrew outside the Columbus Theatre, Providence with John Scaccia, Producer (right)

Inaugural Fairhope Film Festival announces line up

The 1st Annual Fairhope Film Festival (FFF) announced the line up for the first edition Directors, producers, writers, and actors of these films have made plans to attend the festival. They will be available to answer questions from the audience after each screening. Upon closing of the festival, these filmmakers will be available at the Awards Social to mingle with ticketholders, and to share their insight in the world of independent film-making.Thursday April 3rd, 2008 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)...

Patricia Neal Arriving at Festival

Photo by Christine Keene.


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