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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...

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...

“YOU BE THE JUDGE” NIGHTS COME TO THE NARRAGANSETT THEATER PROMISING A GHOULISH TREAT!

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Gold standard Social club @ the naRragansett theater & the Rhode island international film festival present: “LATE night MOnster movie” series  PROVIDENCE, RI – The 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. ...

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...

KIDSEYE™ SUMMER FILMMAKING CAMP CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

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KidsEyeTM Summer Filmmaking Camp was created by the RI International Film Festival 10 years ago in order to give a voice to youth filmmakers and provide them with the skills and tools necessary to bring their creative ideas to the silver screen. KidsEyeTM Summer Filmmaking Camp will be held at the University of Rhode Island from July 7-11, 2008 from 9am-3pm each day. No prior experience needed. KidsEyeTM Summer Filmmaking Camp is a fun and exciting day-camp for youth ages 8-16. Campers work i...

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...

2008 ROVING EYE DOCUMENTARY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (May 13, 2008)– After extensive deliberation and evaluation, Festival judges have announced the top award winners for the 2008 Roving Eye Documentary Film Festival, a sidebar of the Rhode Island International Film Festival. The categories this year are the Audience Choice Award, The Roving Eye Doc Festival Award, Best Cinematography, Emerging Eye First Time Director, and Honorable Mention. The month-long Festival ran from April 2nd – May 10th at locations throughout the st...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Call for Screenplay Entries to the12th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival, August 2008

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(PROVIDENCE, RI) The Rhode Island International Film Festival is calling for Screenplay Entries for its 12th annual festival, which takes place August 5-10, 2008 in historic Providence, Rhode Island. The Festival is accepting screenplays in all genres. Screenplays must have been written after 2005.  Screenplays entered into the competition will be adjudicated by a distinguished panel of industry professionals, educators, peers and film fans. The Grand Prize winner may have segments of the ...

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...

Cine¡OLÉ!

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¡Hola Barcelona! ¡Hola Madrid! ¡Hola Sevilla! ¡Hola cine de España!  Cine¡OLÉ! is your passport to contemporary, independent Spanish film.  The Rhode Island International Film Festival is pleased to present a series of special screenings that explore the cinema of one of the world’s great filmmaking countries.  Think Pedro Almodóvar, Carlos Saura, or Luis Buñuel - Spanish filmmakers are highly regarded and in demand, helming film projects across Europe, the United States, and...

RIIFF ANNOUNCES 2007 HORROR SCREENPLAY COMPETITION WINNERS: New Screenplay Contest to Become Annual Event

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PROVIDENCE, RI  (12/28/07)  – Horror writers traded in their machetes for pens and entered their screenplays in the first annual Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) Horror Screenplay Contest.  Three top-prize winners were announced today.  “The horror genre is becoming one of our most popular,” commented Adam Short, manager of the screenplay contest.  “Our Horror Film Festival draws more submissions and larger audiences every year.  We thought it was time to recogn...

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