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

Filmaking Through Community


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

RIFC Spring Talent Showcase, Networking Meeting tonight, 48Hr save the dates, Doc Filmmaker imprisoned

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 May 10, 2011

Mon, May 23

@ The Comedy Connection, 39 Warren Ave, East. Providence:

Actors, Singers, Musicians, Dancers, Martial Artists & other performers will have the chance to audition & showcase their craft in front of PVD48HFP (Providence 48 Hr Film Project) team leaders, as well as directors & producers of indie film, theater & music companies from the northeast, and our local celebrity judges, the cast of NBC 10's Rhode Bytes!

There will also be technical stations for DPs & other crew to showcase their talents.

Drinks & light food available for purchase.


Doors open at 7 PM; no cover.


Save the Dates for Upcoming 48 Hr Film Events


Sun, June 12

@ The Spot Underground, 15 Elbow St, Providence :

Come see the best 48HFP films the world has to offer! First, we screen the Best of 48 HFP 2010, with films from London, Rome, Johannesburg & Buffalo, among others. Then, we screen the Best of the First 10 Years, a special collection in commemoration of 10 years of film, 48 hours at a time. The Spot Underground has food & drink available for purchase.


Doors open at 6:30 for a 7 PM start.

Suggested donation: $5 for 1 feature, $8 for both.



July 15-17

@ Pawtucket Armory Center for the Arts, 172 Exchange St, Pawtucket:

This is it! On Friday, representatives from all registered teams will

converge on this spot, draw film genres from a hat & learn the common elements -- character, prop & line -- they must use in their film.

Then, they're off, trying to make the best 4-7min film in 48hrs! Doors will open at 6 PM & the clock starts at 7; they have until 7:30 Sunday to come back to this spot with a finished product. An RIFC rep will be on hand until 9 PM, to collect late entries. 1 - 2 representatives only per team.



July 19-21

@ Cinema World - Lincoln Mall 16, 622 Geo. Washington Hwy, Lincoln:

Come see all the films created for the PVD48HFP 2011 on the big screen!

Teams will be assigned to different screening groups (TBD, check our

websites for info); you can come support your team at one screening or come to every screening & see them all! Q&A with the filmmakers will happen after each screening. Screenings will start at 7 & 9:15 PM;

Tickets will be $10, with discounts for multiple screenings.


 Sat, Aug. 6

@ RI College

Tonight, we re-screen films chosen by our panel of judges as the best that Providence has to offer the 48HFP, followed by an award ceremony; trophies will be given to award-winners in all categories, from audience favorite in each individual screening to the top prize, Best Film!

Q&A with the filmmakers will happen after the screening.

Afterwards, come share food & drink with the filmmakers.

All RIFC members & film fans are welcome!

Doors open @ 6:30 for a 7 PM show; tickets are $15.



Sun, Sept. 25

@ The Spot Underground

An event unique to Providence.  Filmmakers are invited to continue working on their 48HFP submissions: if you had to cut a scene, to fit it in the 7min. time limit, you can put it back in; if you didn't have time to make certain color corrections, make them now; if the sound doesn't quite sync up, fix it!

Do whatever you want (except make it feature length; that'll require its own special screening -  & have the finished product at the RIFC office -- Pawtucket Armory Center for the Arts, Suite 304 -- by 10 PM on Friday, Sept. 23, 48 days after the Best ofPVD48HFP 2011 screening, & we'll screen it on Sunday at The Spot Underground! There will be no judging or awards, but Q&A with the filmmakers will happen after the screening.

Food & drink will be available for purchase.

Doors open at 6:30 for a 7 PM show; suggested donation: $5.

Documentary Filmmaker imprisoned in Iran

To:  His Excellency Ayatollah Sadeqh Larijani (Office of the Head of the Judiciary) ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN

We wish to express our deep concern for Arzhang Davoodi, an author, poet, and former Director of the Parto-e-Hekmat Cultural Educational Centre in Teheran. Mr. Davoodi was arrested without a warrant on November 9, 2003, for his involvement in the production of a TV documentary called "Forbidden Iran" in which he spoke out about human rights violations in Iran. After a trial behind closed doors that lasted less than an hour, and without the presence of a lawyer, he was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment. He is now being held at Reja'I Shah prison, where he has been tortured and beaten. As a result of beatings, he has a broken shoulder blade, broken jaw, and broken teeth. He has been denied medical attention, as well as family visits. Earlier this year, Mr. Davoodi's treatment was reported by the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment or punishment and delivered by the Human Rights Council to the General Assembly of the United Nations.

As Rhode Island film makers, we are especially concerned about Mr. Davoodi being subjected to seven years of harsh, brutal treatment simply for making a film. Amnesty International considers Arzhang Davoodi a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely for peacefully expressing his beliefs. I urge you to use your authority to grant him immediate and unconditional release, as well as to see that he receives needed medical treatment.  

To sign petition go to: 




Rhode Island Film Collaborative
172 Exchange St. Pawtucket, RI
To submit information for distribution, go to www.rifcfilms.com/blast.aspx
In This Issue
RIFC Spring Talent Showcase
Save the Dates 48Hr Film Project
Doc Filmmaker imprisoned
Networking meeting tonight
RIFC needs volunteers
Audition/Acting class
Advanced Audition/Acting class
Networking Meeting



May 10, 2011

7:00 pm

At the Wild Colonial

250 South Water Street, Providence

Come meet other members of the RI Film Collaborative and share ideas, find out about upcoming productions, events and what is going on with your fellow independent filmmakers.


We look forward to seeing you there!

There is no charge for this event.
RIFC looking for Volunteers
The RIFC is looking for volunteers to help with the many events of the 48 Hr Film Project.  If you would like to volunteer look at the scedule of dates list on the left and email:
Any and all help is most welcome! 
Auditioning and Acting for the Camera 1

Tuesdays, May 31 - June 21, 2011
5:00 -7:30

RIFC, 172 Exchange St. Pawtucket

Instructor Carolyn Pickman
Guest Instructor TBD

Price: $189 until May 24th $209 after that

Description This course addresses the question, "How do I give an exceptional audition?"

Get the call back, book the job - or just learn to work the camera like a pro. Practice and insightful coaching are the keys to improving your ability to work with the camera, and your comfort with it.

Carolyn Pickman brings actual audition material from television commercials, corporate videos, and film scripts. Participants will be videotaped in a mock audition setting at each class. Students will review the videos and learn to prepare, and adjust their performances for the camera, take direction, and learn tricks of the trade - both in auditioning successfully, and in effectively conveying character and presence through the lens of the camera.

Carolyn walks you through auditioning step-by-step, pointing out the pitfalls to avoid and giving an insider's view on what industry pros look for. Students are welcome to repeat this course - different material is always added.


To sign up go to www.rifcfilms.com 

Advanced Auditioning and Acting for the Camera II

Tuesdays, May 31 - June 21, 2011
7:30 -9:00 pm 

RIFC, 172 Exchange St. Pawtucket

Instructor Carolyn Pickman
Guest Instructor Michael Corrente

Price: $189 until May 24th $209 after that

This course is the sequel to Auditioning for the Camera with Carolyn Pickman. 
If you're interested in expanding on the skills you learned in earlier courses, you'll enjoy this advanced approach to knocking auditions and performances out of the park.

You'll use actual audition material from television commercials, corporate videos, film scripts and tv shows. Your mock auditions will be videotaped at each class, and reviewed with feedback and coaching. You'll learn to prepare, and to adjust your performances for the camera, take direction. You'll also learn tricks of the trade, including protocol, what to expect on a set, how a shooting day goes. There will also be a discussion of union and non-union work, the pros and cons of each, and strategies for building an acting career. The end result will help you, both in auditioning successfully and in effectively conveying character & presence through the lens of the camera.

Take your skills to the next level. Work will include mock auditions for guest directors as well. Students for the Level two class must have taken the intro to Auditioning for the Camera or an equivalent class or real world experience.

If you're not sure whether you qualify, inquire at info@rifcfilms.com. 

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