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25th ANNUAL BLACKS SHIPS JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL

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(NEWPORT, RI) In 1984, a dedicated group of civic and community leaders were drawn together to help create an event that celebrated the arts, culture and Rhode Island’s historical friendship with Japan. One of the founding members of this group was Flickers—The Newport Film Society, which participated by creating, curating and presenting the Japanese Film Festival. Now, 25 years later and as many years of screening this festival, Flickers has evolved into the Flickers Arts Collaborative an...

RIIFF RECESSION BUSTER TICKETING PACKAGES FOR 2008

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 The staff and board of the Rhode Island International Film Festival are fully aware that times are tough and money is tight. Most of us are limited in how we spend our disposable income. Gasoline has hit record highs, forcing many to limit unnecessary travel. According to economists, 11 states in the US are in recession. Rhode Island is one of the 11 — the only one in New England. We don't have a magic bullet to solve the problem, but we can make the Festival experience a bit less of ...

New England Emmys 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 Academy of Television Arts & Sciences notified RII

RIIFF WINS NEW ENGLAND EMMY AWARD

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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...

RIIFF Community Outreach & Adopt-a-Film Programs Announced for 2008

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 25, 2008)– The Rhode Island International Film Festival and its producer, the Flickers Arts Collaborative, embrace the rich diversity of its community and proudly support local non-profit organizations. This year, two special programs will be offered to support non-profits in Rhode Island: The 2008 RIIFF Community Outreach Program and the Adopt-a-Film Initiative. These were created with the idea that film offers new perspectives and possibilities for an ever-changing ...

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.

Scott Heim Speaks at Borders, Providence, RI

Photo by Adam Short

CALLING ALL SCREENWRITERS: SCRIPTBIZ™ SEEKS YOUR COMEDIC (OR OTHERWISE) SHORTS

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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...

RIIFF’S FILM FORUM AT BORDER RETURNS WITH AUTHOR SCOTT HEIM APRIL 8TH, 2008

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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...

Newport International Film Festival Presents Exclusive Screening of Sundance Favorite “Young@Heart” at Spring Fundraiser

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The Newport International Film Festival (NIFF) will host an exclusive screening of “Young@Heart” at its spring fundraiser on Sunday, April 27th, at the Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center in Newport. This is the final screening before the film’s national release. Following the screening, there will be a live performance by the famed chorus group Young@Heart, fresh from their national promotional tour. Tickets for the screening and performance go on sale Monday, March 31st. Visit www.n...

Rhode Island International Film Festival

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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 otherwise noted, will be free of charge and open to the public.“In keeping with the theme of this y...

ROVING EYE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL™

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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

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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...

Mayor David Cicilline

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

Stephen Collins, another view

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

RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES TO THE NEW ENGLAND STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL

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PROVIDENCE, RI: Students in Film Studies, Media and Communications at New England Colleges and Universities have a unique film competition that is geared strictly for their work. The Rhode Island International Film Festival is pleased to announce its fourth annual New England Student Film Festival. This competition-based event will again be launched in August of 2008 as part of the annual RIIFF, August 5th – 10th and from there expand into year round programming, with screenings, classes an...

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.

YOUNG FILMMAKERS PUT THEIR SKILLS TO WORK AT KIDSEYE CAMP

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Annual Summer Camp Gives Young People The Chance to Experience the Art Of Filmmaking!  (PROVIDENCE, RI) March 5, 2008— The KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp returns this July 7-11, 2008 for its benchmark tenth year anniversary. KidsEye™ is a five-day summer camp held at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI, that exposes young people to the basics of filmmaking through interactive workshops. With approximately 35 participants ages 8-17 that attend each KidsEye™ has grown in...

BORDERS FILM FORUM RETURNS 03/11/08

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The ins and outs of the niche film festival circuit PROVIDENCE, RI (March 4, 2008) – The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) and Borders Bookstore hosts its monthly film forum on March 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the Borders Bookstore Providence Place Mall. The question addressed and answered: Now that you’ve made your film, you need to ask yourself, “How do I get it out there for people to see?” The festival circuit is one of the most popular and useful tools for connectin...

RIIFF’S FOURTH ANNUAL "FIRST LOOK" PREMIERE SCREENING & CELEBRATION

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Screening of acclaimed new film,"Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer" crowns event honoring ElaineLorillard, founder/creator of the Newport Jazz FestivalPROVIDENCE, RI (March 3, 2008) – For the past four years, RIIFF has held an unusual fundraising event: a "First Look" at new and cutting- edge film work and a party to celebrate staff and friends who have made the Festival what it is today: Jon and Betty Jane Berberian, owners of the Columbus Theatre ArtsCenter and Lawr...

NIFF - View From The Seats

A view from the seats at the Newport International Film Festival

Filmmaker Jeff Roth comes to the University of Rhode Island

Jeff Roth, director of "The Wonder of It All" meets with Dr. John Leo, head of the Film Media Program and filmmaker, Mary Healey Jamiel at the University of Rhode Island for a presentation and screening sponsored by the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Tomorrow is Today World Premiere

Mark Hefti and Frederic Lumiere outside the Columbus Theatre in Providence, RI for the World Premiere of their film "Tomorrow is Today."

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