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THE 2008 PROVIDENCE GLBT FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH A FOCUS ON ADDRESSING SOCIETAL ISSUES

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The Rhode Island International Film Festival Once Again Hosts Popular Gay & Lesbian Sidebar August 5-10th   PROVIDENCE, R.I. (July 26, 2008)— One of the most popular cinematic sidebars of the annual Rhode Island International Film Festival returns for its 1t2h year: the Providence GLBT Film Festival, August 5-10th. Films made by, for and about the GLBT community have played an integral role in RIIFF, one of New England’s premiere film festivals. This year the GLBT festival is scree...

KIDSEYE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SHOWCASES YOUNG FILMMAKERS’ WORK AT THE BELL STREET CHAPEL

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The Rhode Island International Film Festival Proudly Hosts its 10th Annual KidsEye™ Sidebar Festival August 4-10thth  Providence, R.I. (July 27, 2008)—The KidsEye™ International Film Festival will once again showcase the best works of young filmmakers from around the world August 4-10th. This year, the Bell Street Chapel, 5 Bell Street in Providence will serve as the central host for the program. Other screening locations include the Providence Place Cinemas 16, the Providence Performi...

BLYTHE DANNER TO RECEIVE RIIFF'S 2008 CREATIVE VISION AWARD

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Acclaimed Actress to Receive Recognition at this Year's Film Festival PROVIDENCE, RI: Every year, the Rhode Island International Film Festival recognizes outstanding directors, actors, and film talent for their contributions to the art of filmmaking with the Creative Vision Award. Actress Blythe Danner will be the 2008 recipient of this esteemed award. Danner’s gleaming performances are an inspiration to our local theater and filmmaking community. Danner’s film “Side by Each” will be ...

THE RHODE ISLAND FILM FORUM RETURNS, AUGUST 7-8TH

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Actor Dan Butler from TV’s “Frasier” will be the keynote speaker, Thursday, August 7, 2008 PROVIDENCE, RI. First introduced in 1998 by the Rhode Island International Film Festival, The Rhode Island Film Forum returns for a special symposium on the art and craft of filmmaking in Rhode Island. Positioned as a call to Rhode Island Filmmakers, Film Production Crews, Film Students, Artistic Directors, Film Vendors, Civic Organizations, Historic and Preservation Groups, Property Managers, Re...

RIIFF Outdoor Screenings in Downtown Providence

Every summer, RIIFF presents "Stars Under the Stars" an ongoing series of outdoor screenings in downtown Providence, RI. These are free to the general public and include films that have played at RIIFF over the past 12 years. 

Calling Screen Writers and Movie Fans: ScriptBiz™ Returns in August

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (July 9, 2008)– Do you have a story idea that you feel would make a great film? Hopeful screenwriters, ScriptBiz™ is coming this August to Providence, RI.  ScriptBiz™ is a two-day workshop created and presented by the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Instructors are professional filmmakers, directors, writers, and other experienced members of the film community who will guide students down the right path to putting their creative ideas onto paper and getting th...

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin, A COMPLEXION CHANGE, VISION II

photo: Oral Presentation "YES, WE CAN - The International Impact of Barack Obama" / "JA, WIR KÖNNEN - Barack Obama Und Sein Internationaler Einfluss" John Matip Eichler, Germany Manager, Swiss Bank Berlin A COMPLEXION CHANGE - Vision II THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin in co-operation with Offener Kanal Berlin ***SPECIAL Edition - LIVE*** MAY 29, 2008 8.00-9.30 pm/20.00-21.30

RIIFF Board Mixer Takes Place in Providence

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One of the highlights this summer will be the 12th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival, and to help spread the word, organizers reached out for some East Side star power to help. Literally. On Thursday, June 19, RIIFF hosted a reception at the Ladd Observatory on Hope Street to introduce the community to new members of their advisory board and this year's summer interns who hail from across the globe. Organized by Demetria Carr, RIIFF's Associate Producing Director, the event inclu...

Richard Gere at the Japan America Society of Boston Annual Gala

Richard Gere was the keynote speaker at the annual Japan America Society of Boston Gala. It was held in Boston at the Westin Waterside Hotel. Long term JASB Board member, and RIIFF supporter, Vernon Alden, was recognized for his year's on commitment and service.

Special to the Hoboken Film Festival 2008 : A Man Among Giants

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A Man Among Giants is, on its face, a documentary about what happens when the ultimate little guy runs for political office.  Beneath that mask is a story beyond what you would expect from such a film.Most political documentaries take as their subject a charismatic, inspirational candidate full of vitality and out to change the world for the better.  Usually told from the underdog’s perspective for a better dramatic effect, win or lose, their story gives the viewer insight into the political...

Special to the Hoboken Film Festival 2008 : A Man Among Giants

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A Man Among Giants is, on its face, a documentary about what happens when the ultimate little guy runs for political office. Beneath that mask is a story beyond what you would expect from such a film.Most political documentaries take as their subject a charismatic, inspirational candidate full of vitality and out to change the world for the better. Usually told from the underdog’s perspective for a better dramatic effect, win or lose, their story gives the viewer insight into the political p...

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

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The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival 2008 to Screen 151 Films from 20 International Filmmaking CommunitiesThe Philadelphia Independent Film Festival taking place on June 26th - 29th, 2008, will screen 151 independent films from 20 international filmmaking communities. Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell calls The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival "one of those Philadelphia summer events that makes our wonderful state of Pennsylvania a fun place to visit and vacation." one of thos...

LOS ANGELES FILMMAKER JEFFREY ROTH TO TEACH AT KIDSEYE™ SUMMER FILMMAKING CAMP

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KidsEyeTM Summer Filmmaking Camp was created by the RI International Film Festival (RIIFF) 10 years ago in order to give voice youth filmmakers and allow their creative ideas to come to life on the silver screen. This summer RIIFF is proud to announce that Jeffery Roth, director of the award winning feature length documentary The Wonder of It All, will be teaching at KidsEyeTM Summer Filmmaking Camp. Roth will be working intensively alongside our campers to help them write, direct, and produce...

“Two Lovers” debuts in Cannes

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American director James Gray’s “Two Lovers” premiered in Cannes Monday evening.Gray, and the film’s actors Gwyneth Paltrow and Vanessa Shaw walked the Red Carpet together. Actor Joaquin Phoenix also starred in the film, but was not present.Premiering in Competition, Two Lovers by James Gray is the third film the American director has brought to Cannes, eight years after The Yards and one year after We Own the Night. Set in Brooklyn, it stars Joaquin Phoenix, a frequent presence in Gray's...

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...

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NY State Film funding announced by Mayor Bloomberg at Tribeca

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The Seventh Annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) 2008 Opening Press Conference, presented by American Express was held at the Borough of Manhattan Community College/Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York, Wednesday, April 23, 10:00 am. TFF08 press conference speakers included New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York State Governor David Paterson, Chief Marketing Officer, John D. Hayes, American Express Company, Festival Co-founder Jane Rosenthal, Festival Artistic Director/Director Peter ...

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.

The Nellie Wong Magic of Movies Education Fund meets the San Francisco Festival

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The San Francisco Film Society today announced the creation of the Nellie Wong Magic of Movies Education Fund endowed by SFFS board member Penelope Wong and her husband, Tim Kochis, to honor the memory of Penelope's mother, Nellie Wong (1917-2007), who was an avid filmgoer and cinephile. The Magic of Movies Education Fund has been developed to support the year-round efforts of the SFFS Education Program, with the particular aims of cultivating students' imaginations, enhancing their critical thi...

Oregon Media Arts Fellowships Awarded to Two Filmmakers

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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...

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