RIFC - Rhode Island Film Collaborative - Independent Films and Filmmakers in RI

Filmaking Through Community


Saturday, August 29, 2009


Tomorrow!! (8/30) from 1 until 3 p.m., We're looking for a woman, 23-35 to play the part of a news-broadcaster. Non-union and deferred pay. Location: Fort Stark Historical Site, in New Castle, NH. Email zee@ziamar.com.

The proposal for this "webisode" series hopes to compile episodes (15-20 minutes in length) into a series that might attract funding from cable channels, Netflix and the like. The show revolves around a mad inventor's quest for a planetary talisman, known as the "Indie Tube," which is a magical transformer of sorts that (once initiated) would transform/replace all banal, mainstream televised programing on the planet with avant guard, artful/inspirational programing...but not without a fight from the dark programer that is in possession of the sacred Indie Tube! This is "Dr. Who meets Cain from "Kung-fu." (Zee adds, plus meets Star Wars meets Star Trek, meets Starman, meets Men in Black)

(This is not an RIFC Production)

Friday, August 28, 2009


Pawtucket Film Festival - Sat Sept 5th 12:30pmPawtucket
Visitor Center Theater 175 Main, St Pawtucket RIAdmission:
$10 includes food, drinks, free t-shirt, Interactive Video Folk Art Event, Screening of Buddha Gouda Video Folk Art Cartoons - Mano Kamnaa, Blobster, Boudreaux the BeadDog, Clasp, Buckle Flap VIDEO FOLK ART FOR KIDS You are invited to come and make video folk art with the MadameGertrude Lafayette McBean the Grand Duchess of Pawtucket at the Festival! You are invited to be part of a video folk art production,
getting to pick stories, create characters out of recycled materials, rehearsing and star in a video folk art film. Costumes and characters used will be recycled into DVD packaging everyone gets a copy of all of the films they starred in. We will make several movies starring you and you can take them home with you. We suggest
you bring recyclable materials such as cereal boxes, plastic, cardboard,
old magazines, etc. that we can use to make characters for our video folk art films. See you downtown!
Below are the links for the Video Folk Art Event:http://www.videofolkart.com/http://www.buddhagouda.com/http://www.pawtucketartsfestival.org/admin@buddhagouda.com Video Folk Art was voted
Editor's Choice by Make Magazine at the 2009 San Francisco Maker Faire.
The RIFC is a partner with the Pawtucket Film Festival


September 4,2009, Pawtucket Film Festival, Pawtucket RI
 The Alloy Orchestra
plays their score along with the amazing film: MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA. This film about "a day in the life of Russia in 1928" is both a non-linear documentary and a tour de force in experimental movie-making. For anyone really interested in
film, this is a must-see. For more information go to:
The RIFC is a partner with the Pawtucket Film Festival


The shoot is scheduled for Monday, August 31 at The Comedy Connection in East Providence (under a SAG short film agreement). David Bellino is the Director.
Our remaining critical needs are:

2nd Grip
Camera Assistant
PA (set decorator sensibilities)
Shooting on 8/31/09, from 12:00 - 10:00pm
Melanie, melanie.star.wilson@gmail.com, # 401-525-8688
This is not an RIFC Production


By now you may have heard the unfortunate news that The Columbus Theater on Broadway in Providence has been closed until costly Fire Code problems have been fixed.

Therefore, the World Premiere of 12 Gauge Pictures DEATH FORCE, which was to screen at The Columbus Theater tomorrow - Saturday, August 29, has been CANCELED.

Another venue will be chosen shortly as a substitute for this screening. Your tickets are good for that rescheduled screening. However, it you are need of a refund for your paid ticket, please contact: refunds@12gaugepictures.com.

The Columbus Theater and 12 Gauge Pictures regret any inconvenience this development has caused it's supporters and patrons.


Currently casting the following speaking roles for MILKWEED:

Vesta (Lonny’s psychiatrist/ crush) (F, 30-45)
Steve Barrett (Housing developer) (M,white, 45+)
Hunters (M, white, 30+, licensed to carry firearms)
Eunice (Lonny’s Landlord) (F, 65+)
The Stranger (Woodsy loner) (M, 45+, beard)

Also casting several smaller speaking roles, (all ages, races and body-types unless otherwise noted.)

This is currently a non-paying, non-union production. (No SAG til further notice.) Shooting begins late August/ September.

Send headshot and resume to rodwebber@yahoo.com

Go to www.rodwebber.com for details. Click link for "films" then "Milkweed"
(This is not an RIFC Production)


Looking for a variety of extras to create an authentic audience for an exciting, funny, and edgy (edgy!) monologue performed by a familiar face of comedy.
Please join us, this Monday evening 8/31/09. Hot appetizers and beverages for all while you enjoy the show! A unique night out!
It is a low-budget SAG shoot Directed by David Bellino.
Please contact Melanie to register as an audience member. No acting experience necessary. # 401-525-8688, melanie.star.wilson@gmail.com
This is not an RIFC Production

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

48 Hour Film Project Newsletter

August 25, 2009
Editor: Kate Daley
This is a first for the 48HFP. In Little Rock, Arkansas, Brad Shock proposed to his girlfriend Shelly McKay, through the film "Us" made by the MIT Creations Science Labs. At the end of the film, the character holds up a piece of paper which says "Marry Me?" When Brad was brought up on stage for the Q and A a friend (planted in the audience) asked if the proposal was for real. From the stage, Brad addressed Shelly, asking for her hand in marriage. She said yes. The audience erupted in cheers, and the happy couple embraced in the aisles. We wish the couple the best of luck.
US Tour Biggest Ever! Upcoming International Dates
We have officially completed the US portion of the 48 Hour Film Project 2009 Tour! This year we had more cities and teams in the United States than ever before: 53 cities and over 2500 teams.

Here are some upcoming dates for our international 48 Hour Film Project weekends. Don't miss out on your chance to participate!

To register, click here.

National Film Challenge - Make a Film in Your City!
The National Film Challenge, the 48 Hour Film Project's sister competition, is coming to your town, October 23rd through the 26th. Regardless of where you are, this is your opportunity to write, shoot, and edit a short film in three days. Just like in the 48 Hour Film Project, you'll receive a character, prop, line of dialogue, and a genre at 7pm local time, October 23rd. Then you'll have to mail the film in on October 26th.

After the contest the top films (determined by a national panel of judges) will be available for viewing (and voting!) on the Film Challenge website. The winning films will screen with the 48 Hour Film Project City Winners at the next Filmapalooza, the 48 Hour Film Project's end of year event at NAB Show in Las Vegas in April 2010. In addition there are cash prizes for the winning films!

Whether you are a 48HFP virgin, or a seasoned 48HFP pro, stop talking and start filming! For more information and to enter your team go to www.fllmchallenge.org. The National Film Challenge is brought to you by KDHX Community Media and sponsored by the 48 Hour Film Project.

Producer Needed for the Virtual World!
The 48HFP is now looking for a producer for the Machinima 48 Hour Film Project. She or he will be responsible for getting the word out about the Machinima 48HFP; securing a way to screen the films; running the kickoff, dropoff, and screenings; and making sure the filmmakers have a good time.

Knowledge of virtual worlds and editing programs are essential, as are organizational, communication, and writing skills.

If you are interested, please send a resume and a cover email to: newcities@48hourfilm.com

It's the 48HFP Summer Sale!

Celebrate your summer 48HFP accomplishments or get ready for your next 48 Hour Film event! Get 48 Hour Film Project stuff in the super summer SALE!

These great finds await you...

Best of 48HFP 2008 DVD.... only $16.99 (regularly 24.99, a 30% savings!)
Add a Best of 2007 DVD to your 2008 order for just 4 bucks!
Newly released... the "Early Years" 4-Pack... $17.92, only $4.48 per DVD! (Get the best films of 2006, 2005, 2004 & 2003.)
And for you... or to thank your crew, check out our T-Shirt Special: Film Reel (Gray) just $12.99!
Get your 48HFP Stuff now while it's hot AND while supplies last!

48HFP Film of the Week

Check out the past month's films of the week! If you would like to get these weekly, sign up to receive a short email each Wednesday with this week's film.

"The Didier Chronicles" (Portland, Maine, 2007)
Bobby Jo's boyfriend was eaten by a tree demon, and she is almost as well, but in the nick of time, she's saved by Bert Didier, an axe-wielding tree expert. The two team up to take the battle back to the tree demon. Language is not safe for work.
Click here to watch.

"A Monkton Family Christmas" (Miami, 2007) Seven-year-old Kylie Monkton narrates the story of her family's Christmas on the road, but she doesn't quite understand the reason for their travels. Click here to watch.

"Training Film" (Pittsburgh 2008) A man is stuck inside a training film about clear communication, and he'll do anything to escape. Click here to watch.

"The Trade" (Inland Empire, 2008) In this atmospheric thriller, two gentlemen meet to complete a deal. Click here to watch.

BREAKING NEWS! Check out coverage of the 48 Hour Film Project on the Reelz Film Channel, a national cable channel which focuses on movies.

krk nordenstrom, our Seattle Producer, produced a video blog of the Portland (Oregon) 48HFP.

Film Festivals for You to Enter!

As an ongoing service to our readers, we are highlighting upcoming film festivals seeking short films. Entry fees listed are for the short film category. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by the 48HFP.

The Sundance Film Festival Is accepting submissions of U.S. & International Short Films. Deadline is Tuesday, September 8th, 2009, $50 ENTRY FEE www.sundance.org/submissions

First Glance Film Festival in Hollywood has an early deadline of 9/10, and takes place 4/10. www.firstglancefilms.com.

15 Minutes of Fame film fest in Palm Bay, FL, is accepting early submissions through 8/31. It takes place 1/16-17/10, and the fee is $20.

The Boulder International Film Festival takes place 2/11-14/10, and the deadline is 9/1. The fee is $35. www.biff1.com.

For a broader list of festivals, visit insidefilm.com/calendar.html or filmfestivals.com. For an alternative to mailing in your film, check out WithoutaBox.com which provides film festival info and allows you to electronically send your submissions to film festivals.

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(This is a RIFC Affiliated production)


Actors needed - Short film, about a comedian who has a breakdown on stage when thinking of her troubled past, and a brother who suffered at the hands of intolerance exhibited by their father. This is part of a larger feature totaling 5 stories cut parallel. (no/low budget SAG short)

This short includes a flashback scene where we need these actor types(possibly on 8/30):
Father - hard looking, military, plain, up tight, focused rage
Corey - male, early/mid 20s, slight build, adventurous
Corey's b/f - male, early/mid 20s, bulky, more dominant

Crew needs - shoot on 8/31
Experienced grip and gaffer
Set designer/Production Assistant

Actors send a head shot and contact info ASAP to me at: melanie.star.wilson@gmail.com

Crew members please call Melanie at: 401-525-8688
This is not an RIFC Production

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Connecticut Film Space To promote independent filmmaking in Connecticut

Lura Hepler Lura Hepler has invited you to the event '"Pre-Production" Seminar: What Is It and Why Do I Need It?' on Connecticut Film Space! Check out ""Pre-Production" Seminar: What Is It and Why Do I Need It?" on Connecticut Film Space

Time: September 12, 2009 from 3pm to 5pm
Location: Garde Arts Center Meeting Room
Organized By: Lura Hepler

Event Description:
Bill Hamell, Cinematographer, guides you through essential step-by-step preparations of the pre-production phase of filmmaking. From talent releases,to storyboards, to who's who on the set, this course will introduce you to the key elements and nuts 'n bolts of the days leading up to your shoot. A must for all new directors!

Seating is limited to 20. (20 spaces available)

Please reserve your spot by emailing: LuraHepler@yahoo.com or Phone: 860-884-4455

Fee - Payable at the Door:
$10.00 (SECT Members)
$15.00 (Non-SECT Members)

See more details and RSVP on Connecticut Film Space:
About Connecticut Film Space
Through inspiration, education and production we are promoting 21st century story telling within Connecticut
378 members
1659 photos
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(This is not an RIFC Affiliation)

Upcoming Events and Classes at Artists' Exchange

Fall Out of Summer Festival Just Around the Corner! Fall classes Announced...

The Fall Out of Summer Festival is an all day outdoor event featuring live music, food, artisans, art activities and contests and more. The festival takes place outdoors in the lots surrounding Artists' Exchange. Mark your calendars to celebrate the summer of 2009 and usher in the fall at Artists' Exchange!

We are still seeking volunteers! Call 401.490.9475 or email the.artists.exchange@gmail.com
for more information.

Sunday, September 20th
11 - dusk (rain date 9/27)


Artists' Exchange Special Event at Gallery Z in Providence

Artists' Exchange was selected to showcase our organization in the Public Art Window at Gallery Z, a window designed to increase awareness of an organization's mission through presence on bustling Atwells Avenue on Federal Hill in Providence. Artists' Exchange staff artist Shannon Casey created a painting to represent our programs in art, theater and music.

The window was installed on Thursday, August 6th and can be viewed for the remainder of the month.

Join us at Gallery Z
this Thursday, August 27th from 5-7pm
to celebrate this collaboration.

The event will include wine and refreshments, a pottery wheel throwing demonstration, photo slideshow, music from emerging artist Joey Z and an opportunity to purchase love buttons, the new addition to Artists' Exchange's Cheeky Kiwi pottery and jewelry line.

Gallery Z is located at 259 Atwells Avenue in Providence.

This weekend in the Black Box Theatre... Friday, August 28th- Saturday, August 29th ~ 7pm Beautiful Bodies

Written by Laura Shaine Cunningham and directed by Meg Doran, "Beautiful Bodies" is a thoughtful portrait of six female friends in their mid 30's who trade confidences and witty exchanges throughout a party to celebrate a friend's pregnancy from a one night love affair. Secrets surface and tensions flare - as the circle of friends reveal all, fight, and ultimately find comfort in a conversation. General reservations $10, $5 for students. For more information or to make a reservation, call 401.490.9475.

Tuesdays: Medieval Arts & Music Night:

Open Workshop of The Society for Creative Anachronism
Anyone is welcome to bring a project, a song, or just a curiosity for the study of medieval arts and music (AD 600-1600). This is a very casual gathering where old and new friends explore all facets of life during the period as well as activities of the S.C.A. Free!

Tuesdays: Actors' Group, presented by RIFC (Rhode Island Film Collaborative)
(1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month)
All are welcome. Hosted by RIFC, the Rhode Island Film Collaborative, this workshop offers an opportunity to practice audition materials and receive frank feedback from your peers. For the best results, bring a 2-3 minute piece you'd like to work on. Free!



October 6th ~ November 24th

Beginners Clay ~ Samantha Sheehan ~ Ages 4~6
$125 ~ Tuesdays 1~2pm
Preschoolers learn how to work with clay, through simple projects like making pinch pots, coil pots and wind chimes that will be fired and glazed to last forever.

Puppets and Masks ~ Samantha Sheehan ~ Ages 3~6
$125 ~ Tuesdays 3~4pm
A perfect class for the imaginative child who loves to play make~believe. Students will make a different type of puppet or mask during each class that they can take home for imaginative play.

Painting ~ Beth Plante ~ Ages 8 & up
$125 ~ Tuesdays ~ 5~6:30pm
A great class for introducing the young and creative child to the world of painting. Several mediums, from watercolor and acrylic to glass paint and china ink will be explored.

October 7th ~ November 25th

Clay Mania ~ Shannon Casey_Ages 7 & up
$125 ~ Wednesdays 4~5pm
Take everything you know about clay and turn it sideways! In this class, we will use basic clay building and glazing skills while incorporating new techniques including clay extruding, slab rolling and scrafitto to create exciting new projects like clay instruments, mosaics and more.

Fundamentals of Drawing ~ Beth Plante ~ Ages 7~14
$150 ~ Wednesdays 5~6:30pm
A true beginner's class. Students will learn all the basic skills necessary, practicing techniques such as form, shading line and perspective, all geared toward making drawings more lively.

Asian Art ~ Samantha Sheehan ~ Ages 6~9
$150 ~ Wednesdays 5~6:30pm
Students will explore Asian art and culture through a variety of projects such as ink painting, printmaking with fruit, clay tea bowls and origami.

Advanced Pottery Wheel Throwing for Children ~ Jen Fox
Ages 12 & up
$195 ~ Wednesdays 6~7:30pm
Build on previously learned skills in wheel throwing. Must have taken basic wheel throwing to be eligible.

October 8th ~ December 3rd
(no class on Thanksgiving 11/26)

Meet the Artist ~ Shannon Casey ~ Ages 7 & up
$125 ~ Thursdays 4~5pm
Paint with the brushes of Van Gogh and sculpt with the hands of Picasso. Discover the worlds of great artists through the ages by creating original works of art inspired by the masters.

Pottery Wheel Throwing for Children ~ Jen Fox ~ Ages 8 & up
$195 ~ Thursdays 6~7:30pm
Join in on the fun~filled ancient craft of turning a ball of clay into functional pottery and learn basic skills involved in wheel throwing.

October 9th ~ November 27th

Gone to the Dogs ~ Ceile Goldens ~ Ages 8 & up
$175 ~ Fridays 4~5pm
Learn about and meet service and rescue dogs. Learn basic dog grooming and handling, basic obedience commands and hand signals... even make dog biscuits! (AKC~sponsored program, Humane Society of US Bite Prevention Program)

October 10th ~ November 28th

Beginner Pottery Wheel Throwing for Children
Shannon Casey ~ Ages 8~12
$195 ~ Saturdays ~ 9:30~11am
Join in on the fun~filled ancient craft of turning a ball of clay into functional pottery and learn basic skills involved in wheel throwing.

Recycled Arts ~ Abbey Rondeau ~ Ages 7 & up
$125 ~ Saturdays ~ 10~11am
Ever find a cool glass bottle or an interesting piece of cardboard and wonder what you can do with it? This class will focus on turning trash into treasure, thinking green and recycling. Bring found objects from home or use items from our on site collection to create exciting works of art.


October 6th ~ November 24th

Unique Hand Built Ceramics ~ Jen Fox
$180 ~ Tuesdays 7~8:30pm
Learn a unique technique to make functional pottery pieces. Let your imagination run wild using different shapes like leaves, flowers, stars and butterflies to create bowls, platters and vases. Students will also have an opportunity to use high fire clay and glazes. *Wheel Throwing for Adults will be offered next session.

Acrylic Painting ~ Beth Plante
$150 ~ Tuesdays 7~8:30pm
This class will touch on an array of painting techniques including brush strokes, washes, building dimension and color layering... a great class to learn new skills or "brush up" on old ones.

October 7th ~ November 25th

Drawing ~ Beth Plante
$150 ~ Wednesdays 7~8:30pm
Learn the basic techniques necessary to draw anything. Using a variety of materials, students will learn and practice drawing skills.

October 8th ~ December 3rd
(no class on Thanksgiving 11/26)

Pointillism ~ Beth Plante
$150 ~ Thursdays ~ Ages 16 & up
Learn a unique style of painting in which small distinct dots of color create the impression of a wide selection of other colors and blending.


October 6th ~ November 24th

Storytelling through Improvisation ~ Instructor TBD ~ Ages 6~9
$125 Tuesdays 4~5:30pm
Through various theatre games, physical warm~ups and basic sensory exercises, students will be taught the process of creating stories and characters through improvisation. Participants will stretch their imagination muscles, as well as practice teamwork and listening skills. The session will end with a performance for family and friends.

Introduction to Acting for Adults ~ Richard Morra
$150 ~ Tuesdays 6:30~8pm
Using scenes and monologues from contemporary plays, each student will enjoy learning how to bring characters to life in a safe and caring environment. Students who take this class are encouraged to audition for our main stage productions to test their abilities in an actual play. The session will end with a performance for family and friends.

October 7th ~ November 25th

Teen Acting ~ Rich Morra ~ Ages 13~18
$150 Wednesdays 4~5:30pm
This class gets into more detailed work, focusing on elements of method acting that will be tailored to the individual needs of each student. Concentrating on the physical and analytical approaches to acting, students will choose their own works to study and perform. The session will end with a performance for family and friends.

Acting for Kids ~ Instructor TBD ~ Ages 10~13
$150 ~ Wednesdays 4~5:30pm
Students will have an opportunity to explore the basics of acting in a supportive and creative environment. Through improvisation, theatre games and scene work, students' performance skills and techniques will be developed and nurtured. The session will end with a performance for family and friends.

Save the Date... 5th Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
& Artisan Fair

View ProJo video from last year's event.

Saturday, December 5th &
Sunday, December 6th
$11 per house

A Christmas Carol
A Black Box Theatre Tradition
Thurs. Dec. 10th - Sat. Dec. 12th ~ 7pm
Matinee Sun. Dec. 13th ~ 2pm
Thurs. Dec. 17th - Sat. Dec. 19th ~ 7pm

Tickets $15

Pre-show VIP Party
Sat. Dec. 19th
4:30pm until showtime
Tickets $75
Includes ticket to show with VIP seating, silent auction, refreshments (including beer and wine samples) and live music. Hosted by Mayor Allan Fung and Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film and Television Office.

Contact Artists' Exchange
phone: 401.490.9475 fax: 401.490.9477
email: the.artists.exchange@gmail.com
web: www.artists-exchange.org
Join our mailing list!
(This is not an RIFC Production)

Monday, August 24, 2009


Directly from Cuba and the rest of South America!!!
Not only will we be bringing films from Cuba to Providence, but we have also been fortunate enough to receive special guests as well during our event. These cinema aficionados will be contributing to the festival by sharing their expertise on Cuban film history and its production.

Joining us from the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC) is Rosa Maria Rovira, who will be participating in a panel discussion about Film Production in Cuban, alongside Ernesto Daranas, Director of Los dioses rotos, and the film's principal actress Annia Bu Maure.

Alberto Ramos Ruiz from the Havana Festival of New Latin Americna Cinema and Yumey Besu Payo from the Showcase of Young Cuban Filmmakers (Muestra de Jóvenes Realizadores) will serve on the jury for the Opera Prima Competition, along with their fellow jurors, to select the winner of the Fernando Birri Award. Enrique Fernandez, co-Director of last year's winning film The Pope's Toilet (El baño del Papa) will be also among us as the Presdient of the Jury. Independent filmmaker Ulises Peña, who has been instrumental in organizing the Cuban program, will be also be among us sharing his experience as a young independent film maker within Cuba.

The list keeps growing and we will make sure to let you know who else will be joining us duirng this incredibly exciting year at PLAFF.

PLAFF enjoys a close relationship with Brown University's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, which has played an important role in sponsoring and promoting the festival in recent years. As a result of their shared interest in contemporary Latin America, the two often collaborate and host programs that overlap in theme and content.

At CLACS, there has been a recent initiative to promote the study of the Andes, in particular, Ecuador. The Enfoque Ecuador (Focus Ecuador) bulletin is complemented by PLAFF's screening and panel discussion of the documentary Crude by Joe Berlinger, which follows the progress of a $27 billion case against the Chevron Corporation, sometimes referred to as the “Amazon Chernobyl" case.

As it was mentioned before, PLAFF will also be hosting a screening and subsequent discussion of the Colombian films La milagrosa and Perro come perro, in which violence is a central theme. The contiuned discussion of violence in Latin America will take place at the CLACS sponsored conference "Violence in Mexico: Beyond Sensationalism" on October 23rd.

As you already know, PLAFF will be showcasing Cuban Cinema this year. In addition to the screening of over fifteen films from Cuban perspectives from both within the island and outside it, PLAFF will be hosting discussions about Cuban-American relations and Cuban Film Production. The focus on Cuba is also increasing at CLACS with a new Brown in Cuba study abroad program.

Last but not least, both PLAFF and CLACS place an emphasis on the presence and importance of Brazil and Brazilian culture in their programs. As one of the largest countries both geographically and population wise, Brazil is a major player in Latin America. This is reflected in CineBRASIL, the Brazilian film festival sponsored by CLACS, with the screenings of such films as Abare and Mutum at PLAFF. Students, professors, festivla guests and the comunity in general will be joining us in panel discussions that will provide a clearer outlook and context into the different subjects presented by each film.

Come celebrate with us the Hispanic Heritage Month!
Mayor David N. Cicilline, the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, and the Providence Latino CommUNITY Celebration of the Hispanic Heritage Month are pleased to announce their partnership, enabling different community organizations, institutions and companies, individual artists and all those interested to create a unified celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month for the first time in many years. This collaboration will promote the different activities taking place locally during the national observation of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15.

The City’s partnership with the Providence Latino CommUNITY Celebration of the Hispanic Heritage Month aims to showcase the art, culture, and history of the city’s diverse Latino community. Some of the organizations that have already joined the partnership include the Hispanic Heritage Committee/Rhode Island, Centro Cultural Andino, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, and ECAS Theatera and of course, the Providence Latin American Film Festival.

Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual celebration of Hispanic Americans contributions to the United States, their heritage, and culture. The national observation started in 1968 as weeklong event under President Lyndon Johnson. Twenty years later, President Ronald Regan expanded the program to its current month-long period, September 15 – October 15. Hispanic Heritage Month was enacted as law on August 17, 1988.

For more detailed information and to start preparing your Hispanic Heritage Celebration Schedule, please visit www.hispanicheritageri.org
(This is not an RIFC event)


FROM: Jacquie Schnabel, BuddhaGouda Productions

Pawtucket Film Festival - Sat Sept 5th 12:30pm

Pawtucket Visitor Center Theater 175 Main, St Pawtucket RI
Admission: $10 includes food, drinks, free t-shirt, Interactive Video Folk Art Event, Screening of Buddha Gouda Video Folk Art Cartoons - Mano Kamnaa, Blobster, Boudreaux the BeadDog, Clasp, Buckle Flap

You are invited to come and make video folk art with the Madame Gertrude Lafayette McBean the Grand Duchess of Pawtucket at the Festival! You are invited to be part of a video folk art production, getting to pick stories, create characters out of recycled materials, rehearsing and star in a video folk art film. Costumes and characters used will be recycled into DVD packaging everyone gets a copy of all of the films they starred in. We will make several movies starring you and you can take them home with you. We suggest you bring recyclable materials such as cereal boxes, plastic, cardboard, old magazines, etc. that we can use to make characters for our video folk art films. See you downtown!

Below are the links for the Video Folk Art Event:

Video Folk Art was voted Editor's Choice by Make Magazine at the 2009 San Francisco Maker Faire.
(This is not an RIFC event)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"DEATH FORCE" Debuts Aug. 29

Death Force

The Red King's organization,
THE MAJESTICTWELVE, has all but disbanded.

His prized possession has fallen into the hands of the traderous Chimera (Shanette Wilson), and the ruthless Red King (Brinton MacFarland) has dispatched his most loyal, and lethal assassins, The Hydra (Danielle Tellier), The Cerberus (Phokus) and The Hanged Man (Christopher Gorham) to regain what is his.
The Chimera, once the Red King's number one, has her own allies and agenda however, but can anyone be trusted?

DEATH FORCE is the first feature from 12 Gauge Pictures, a group of 5 crew members and numerous actors who maintain the independent spirit of filmmaking. We contest that it is not the budget of a film that makes it good; it is the determination and quality of the actors and crew that make it truly great.

DEATH FORCE makes it world wide debut August 29th, and is graciously hosted by the breath taking Columbus Theater located at 270 Broadway in Providence RI. There will be 2 showings at 7 and 9PM. Shirts, tactical bandannas, mini one sheet posters, and DVD's will be available in the lobby.

Tickets: Now on sale at www.12gaugepictures.com & www.deathforcemovie.com for $7 and will be $10 at the door.

August 29th
Columbus Theatre
270 Broadway, Providence
7pm and 9pm Showings

(This is not an RIFC Production)



A mixture of drama and dark deadpan comedy, Pow Pow Pow is a short film that follows Danny, 39, single, as he struggles to figure out his place in society and find a job that suits him. After losing a series of menial jobs for being too emotional or hostile, Danny launches himself as ‘BOBO,’ a children’s birthday party clown, and gets a gig at a large house in the suburbs where he has a moment of unexpected self-reckoning.
The film will be shot in RI between August 17-23.
Otto. 9, spaced out kid, the sort of shy or socially awkward kid... his vibe/energy is not an alpha. This roles films for 2 days.
Dianne Bellino is an independent filmmaker from Rhode Island whose short films and videos have screened extensively at festivals such as SXSW, Hamburg, Maryland, MadCat, New York Underground; on television (MTV); and at various venues such as the RISD Museum and the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Her work has been cited in Artforum, Filmmaker, and Jane magazines, and is distributed by Drag City internationally and Soda Pictures in the UK. She teaches in the Media Arts Department at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where she was awarded a 2008 film production grant.
Open casting call for boys Sunday – August 2 at 2pm
56 Maple Street
Warwick, RI

On Sunday, the director will be doing quick interviews to narrow down the list of those boys who will then be scheduled at a later date to read from the script.
(This is not an RIFC Production)

Sunday, August 9, 2009


All Perishable Students encouraged to audition. Even if you don't get cast in a Perishable show this season, you may get referred to other companies seeking actors by participating.

*Perishable seeking WOMEN who sing for 2009/2010 Musical Season *

Perishable, RI's Research & Development Theatre, will be holding open auditions for WOMEN ONLY for the 2009-2010 season on Monday, August 10th from 6:30-10:30pm at Perishable Theatre, 95 Empire Street, Downtown Providence.
Perishable’s 2009/2010 season explodes with music, featuring only modern musicals. Auditions are being held by appointment only. To make an appointment, call the Perishable Theatre audition hotline at (401) 331-2695 ext. 304. *Actresses of all types who are at least the age of 18 are welcome to attend*.
Please prepare a contemporary monologue up to 2 minutes in length and 16 bars of a song. A keyboard and cd boombox will be available; there will be no accompanist.

*Perishable is casting for:*

*/Anna Bella Eema/* by Lisa D’Amour

October 16-November 7, 2009

seeking-3 actresses

* Actress #1- 35-65 years old. She has a strong, deep voice: her
roots reach deep into the earth, searching for the water that
might bring her back to life.

* Actress #2- 18-40 years old. Impish. She is ready to blaze on out
of here.

* Actress #3- could be Actress#2’s twin sister. A mischievous,
supernatural soul.

*/Hedwig and the Angry Inch/* by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask

April 16-May 9, 2009

Seeking - 1 actress

* Yitzhak- an androgynous roadie with Eastern European accent. 20-40
years old. Requires extensive range and comfort with Rock & Roll.

Bring a headshot and resume if available. Callbacks will be scheduled for a later date. Actors who are cast receive an honorarium.

Directions to the theatre can be found at www.perishable.org .

What: OPEN AUDITION at Perishable Theatre
When: Monday, August 10th from 6:30-10:30pm

Contact: (401) 331-2695 ext. 304
Where: Perishable Theatre, 95 Empire Street, Providence, RI

Amy Lynn Budd
Perishable Theatre Arts School Director

The latest SHOOT Film, 'Swim Love' is now online at YouTube Here:

This comes from:

Ben Ellcome
SHOOT Manager
SHOOT Teen Film Program
Boys & Girls Club of Newport

Please Watch and Rate. Also please pass along to friends and family who may be interested. We will also have DVD's available of 'Swim Love' and the winners of this years SHOOT Shorts film contest . Copies are available for $15 (plus $3.95 Shipping and Handling if applicable). All proceeds go directly to the SHOOT Teen Film Program and its mission to serve and foster Rhode Island teen filmmakers. Of course copies are free of charge for this years Contest winners and filmmakers of the SHOOT Teen Film Program.

Please contact us at this email address or via the information below.
Also DVD's can be ordered directly by Contacting:

Video & Vision
174 Bellevue Avenue
Suite 302
Newport, RI

Thanks for watching our films and your generous support of the SHOOT Teen Film Program. New Film classes are beginning Fall 2009 at our new home at the Boys & Girls Club in Newport, RI. We will be in touch as our new programs are announced. If you know someone who would like to be on our email list please send along their email address. We hope you enjoy the film as much as we had fun making it....

Enjoy the Movie!


Ben Ellcome
SHOOT Manager
SHOOT Teen Film Program
Boys & Girls Club of Newport
(This is not an RIFC Production)


RI based M.E.S. Productions is looking for actors for a short film called The Masked Man Because.

The Masked Man Because is an action film that spoofs female assassins in the movies. It is a short viginette that congtains elements of comedy & suspense.

We need 3 female actors to play the two assassins and the Masked Woman. A male actor is also needed to play a crony of the Masked Man.
The finished film will be promoted through the festival circuit, cable, the internet and whatever other venues are possible.
If interested contact: John Devault at 401-433-2590 or jsdevault@verizon.net
Facebook: John Spencer Devault

(watch the Masked Man on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlFdi6sw9cc)
This is not an RIFC Production

Saturday, August 8, 2009

"smalltown's new website"

Here's the address for "smalltown's" new website:
This is an Affiliated RIFC Production.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Kevin Fennessy is Casting a Nonunion Commercial for a Local Casino,

shooting in RI on Friday, August 21. Seeking submissions of headshot and resume for the following:

Female News Anchor, late 25-35, attractive, professional, sexy, with comic abilities.

Male Reporter, 40-50, handsome, professional, with comic abilities and a “nerdy” style.

This is a paid nonunion job in the range of $500/day. Auditions will take place in RI on Tuesday, August 11, between 12 noon and 3PM. You must have solid acting experience and a resume. Please make your submission asap to:

Please include any scheduling conflicts for the audition, aug.11 between 12 and 3PM. Those selected for an audition will be notified over the weekend.
PLEASE NOTE: These are the ONLY two characters being cast. Please do not submit unless you fit the description.

Thanks for the help,
Kevin Fennessy


NEWPORT –– The public is invited to a special afternoon of movies and discussion featuring the first Newport showing of the teaser-trailer to BEHIND THE HEDGEROW: Eileen Slocum and the Meaning of Newport Society, an exclusive documentary about today’s world of aristocratic Newport, Rhode Island –– a world that traces its roots to the Vanderbilts and Astors of the Gilded Age.

The afternoon begins at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, at the Redwood Library & Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Ave., Newport. The event, which is free and open to all, will include a discussion with filmmakers David Bettencourt and G. Wayne Miller, partners in their Providence-based Eagle Peak Media production company.

BEHIND THE HEDGEROW is an exclusive inside look at the people of fortune and their descendants who have made Newport a coveted address and summer destination since the mid-1800s. Part history and part contemporary look, the movie will utilize rare footage, photographs, archives and on-camera interviews. A significant part of the film will be the story of the late Eileen Gillespie Slocum, whose family has welcomed the filmmakers into the world of their late mother, who died in 2008.

Members of the Slocum family will be on hand for the afternoon.

Also included in the program is the first Newport showing of Eagle Peak Media’s ON THE LAKE: Life and Love in a Distant Place, a feature-length documentary about the tuberculosis epidemic in early 1900s America and globally today. The movie has been broadcast on PBS, featured at the 2009 Rhode Island International Film Festival, and received critical acclaim from many sources since its release earlier this year.

BEHIND THE HEDGEROW will premiere in the summer of 2010. National broadcasts will follow.

For more details about the movie, visit www.BehindTheHedegerow.com Information about sponsorship opportunities is available at the site.

BEHIND THE HEDGEROW is made possible in part by grants from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. The Redwood Library has generously opened its archives to assist the in the movie, which has been in production since June.
(This is not an RIFC Production)