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The Film Independent Spirit Awards

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The Film Independent Spirit Awards, also referred to as the "indie Oscars" has announced its nomination list today, giving added fuel to the awards season. Top nominees include FROZEN RIVER (Courtney Hunt), BALLAST (Lance Hammer) and RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (Jonathan Demme). Other films competing for the Best Feature Award include THE WRESTLER (Darren Aronofsky) and WENDY AND LUCY (Kelly Reichardt). FROZEN RIVER, which won the top prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, boasted six nomination...

RIIFF ANNOUNCES 2008 SCREENPLAY COMPETITION WINNERS

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Over 300 submissions are received from across the globeand throughout the United States (PROVIDENCE, RI) Amy Neswald from New York City was the Grand Prize winner for thisyear's 2008 Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) Screenplay Competition.From the New England region, local screenwriters Karen Webb from Hopkinton, MA,Caitlin McCarthy from Worcester, MA, Rachael Smith from Hope, RI and Jason Burns fromProvidence, RI, were among the top prize winners in the competition. Entries for...

Massimo Ranieri to be honored in LA Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest

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In February, at the 4th Los Angeles, Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest (to be held from February 15th through 21st at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood) Massimo Ranieri will be the Ambassador of Naples and of its artistic tradition. Accompanied by the great director Maurizio Scaparro, Ranieri will present the American premire of his latest film LUltimo Pulcinella (also screened at the recent Rome International Film Festival) and will perform live together with a special band made up of musicians...

Aspen Film presents the 18th annual Academy Screenings

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Aspen Film presents the 18th annual Academy Screenings (December 21-January 3), a two-week film series featuring the most talked about films that are garnering Oscar® buzz and nominations come the Academy Awards® in February. Residents and visitors will be among the first to see several award-winning titles prior to their official release dates and others that are released solely in select cities around the globe. Academy Screenings is an unrivaled cinematic experience set in a spectacular mou...

Milan International Film Festival (MIFF) new awards program

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For the first time since the Academy Awards format was born in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, and the first Film Festival was held in Venice, Italy in 1932, a new format will be unveiled and implemented by the Milan International Film Festival (MIFF) at its ninth annual 2009 international cinema exhibition set for May 4-12, 2009 in Milan, Italy. Official website: www.miff.itMIFF, in its new invention of a unique awards program based on Classic AMPAS(Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sci...

Little Oscar Buzz At Toronto This Year

 Friday, September 12--------This year, Oscar didn't come to Toronto. Since the Academy Awards calendar was shortened in 2003, Toronto loomed large as the place to premiere Oscar contenders for the end-of-year awards season.In the past few years, films such as Atonement, No Country For Old Men and Last King of Scotland began their Oscar trajectories in Toronto.  Many of the Galas here, which have contained some past awards successes, have been poorly received (including The Burning Plain, T...

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...

12th ANNUAL RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: 289 FILMS. 53 COUNTRIES. 6 RUNNING DAYS. 1 OPENING NIGHT.

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RIIFF 2008 Presents an Extraordinary Night of International  Short Films and Festivities PROVIDENCE, R.I. (July 22, 2008)— A brilliant and unforgettable selection of short films from around the world await an anticipating audience at the August 5th Opening Ceremony of the 12th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival. The night’s exhilarating line-up will showcase some of the finest examples of independent and international short films. Chosen from over 3,000 submissions, the s...

FROM PAGE TO SALE! SCRIPTBIZ™ 2008 TWO-DAY SCREENWRITING WORKSHOPS

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Two-Day Screenwriting Workshop to take place at this year’s Rhode Island International Film Festival (PROVIDENCE, RI) ScriptBiz 2008 has a developed two days of interactive and informational workshops for aspiring screenwriters desiring to hone and harness their craft. Special guests include Hollywood filmmaker MICHAEL CORRENTE (“Federal Hill,” Outside Providence,” “American Buffalo,” “Brooklyn Rules,” “Dumb & Dumber,” “There’s Something About Mary”), PILAR ALES...

GLOOM IN WARSAW AS KATYN FAILS TO BRING HOME OSCAR

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The Academy awards coming nearly a month earlier than usual this year (late February instead of late march) brought a certain "freudenschade" (Joy over other people's misery) to Western Europe and an air of gloom to Warsaw. The German newspapers were practically gloating over the fact that all four acting Oscars went to European rather than American performers (UK, France and Spain), whereas the Poles, placing high hopes on Andrzej Wajda's WW II Massacre epic "Katyn", recei...

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...

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...

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...

THE RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TAKES A “SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY” WITH UPCOMING CONCERT

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First Annual Joseph & Viola Marshall Memorial Benefit Concert: Supporting high school and college students study in the film and media arts. Slated for Friday, May 30th, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. Providence, RI (May 16, 2008) Music is all around us. Stop. Listen. You will hear it. Each of us has music that we associate with various points in our lives. Like a soundtrack in a motion picture, music serves as a trigger, bringing back a flood of memories that make up who we are. For most, music ca...

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...

TOP RIIFF DOC PLAYS CHINA

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The Rhode Island International Film Festival’s 2007 Audience Choice Award Winner Screens at Prestigious Sun Yat-sen University PROVIDENCE, RI (April 9, 2008) – The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF)– New England’s largest film festival and its only Academy Award qualifying event – is pleased to announce the screening of “From The 50 Yard Line” at the prestigious Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China thanks to a special partnership between the two festivals. ...

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...

"BEYOND THE CALL" GIVEN A ‘FIRST LOOK’ PREMIERE SCREENING IN RHODE ISLAND

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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...

RIIFF’S ANNUAL PRESENTATION AT THE ORIGINAL GLBT EXPO IN NYC

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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 ...

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...

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...

Cine Gay showcase at San Diego Latino Film Festival

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What started as a student exhibition- A Student Film Festival (Cine Estudiantil), has grown to become the internationally celebrated San Diego Latino Film Festival in its 15th anniversary edition, from March 6-16, 2008 at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center, presented this year by State Farm Insurance. Once again, the upcoming film festival will celebrate the diverse world of Latino Cinema and spotlight the best in Cine Gay. Media Arts Center San Diego’s 15th Anniversary San Dieg...

Gloom in Warsaw when Katyn failed to bring home Oscar

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The Academy awards brought a certain "freudenschade" (Joy over other people's misery) to Western Europe and an air of gloom to Warsaw. The German newspapers were practically gloating over the fact that all four acting Oscars went to European rather than American performers (UK, France and Spain), whereas the Poles, placing high hopes on Andrzej Wajda's WW II Massacre epic "Katyn", received a painful letdown when the Best Foreign film award went to a relatively minor Austrian concentration camp s...
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