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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

RIIFF: Rhode Island International Film Festival

 August 7 2012
Rhode Island International Film Festival

The 16th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival runs from August 7th through the 12th.  RIIFF focuses largely on short films and manages to show two hundred films in just six days.  

The films screened will represent an array of genres reflecting RIIFF's unique status as the lone film festival in New England that is a qualifying event for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' "Oscar". There are more than seven thousand film festivals worldwide; and only seventy-five have been granted this prestigious distinction.

Tue Aug 7: Opening Night

7:00pm at


RIIFF 2012 Opening Night Celebration will include the presentations of the RIIFF Screenplay Competition Award to Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold and the Roger Williams Independent Voice Award to Barbara Meek.

The festivities continue with a salute to "The Road to the Oscars®" - a program featuring many of RIIFF's finest entries.  The evening of international shorts will be followed by a post screening party.   
Wed Aug 8: RIFC Night

6:30pm at Veterans Memorial Auditorium

RIIFF presents the Producers Circle Award to Carol Conley.  Ms. Conley has been Assistant to the Executive Director of RIIFF since 2005 and has helped coordinate numerous works of the RI Film Office

Feature length "Shouting Secrets" will screen along with the shorts "Ubuntu" (The Runner) and "Caterpillar".  

The event is free for all RIFC members - including those who sign up at the door.  So join up
Thu Aug 9: Filming in RI

9:00am at the Providence Biltmore

Steven Feinberg (Executive Director of the RI Film & Television Office) moderates The Rhode Island Film Forum - a discussion of independent film making in Rhode Island.  Topics include the industry's impact on all facets of the RI community and how we can all get involved.

The panel includes a wide array of figures in the local film community, including the RIFC's own Anthony Ambrosino.  Advance tickets are available for a discounted $10.   
Aug 11: The Perfect Day for a Picnic

"Howard, a factory worker, returns home each evening to find his bedridden wife slowly changing."   


August 11, 4:15pm at Metcalf Auditorium


"The Perfect Day for a Picnic" is an official RIFC production written and directed by Bob Lucas.  You can see some 'Behind the Scenes' footage of this satirical comedy (with a hint of Kafka) right here


Afterward, be sure to swing by the Bell St. Chapel for an evening of locally produced shorts.  "Local Night" begins at 8:30pm.     

Rhode Island Film Collaborative
175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI 02860
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In This Issue
Opening Night
RIFC Night
Filming in RI
The Perfect Day for a Picnic
Online Schedule
RIFC Membership
Online Schedule  

Festival Genius allows you to search through the films, watch videos, add your favorites to your calendar to check out time conflicts and even purchase tickets. 

No more writing all over your crumpled up festival schedule and looking like a clumsy tourist - Festival Genius makes it a breeze to put together an itinerary and see the films that interest you.
Ticket Information   

Right here, you can see all of the ticketing options for RIIFF.  Learn about Festival-long Flickers' PassesDay Passes, Six Packs, Special Screenings and other options.

With so many films to consider, RIIFF has made your life a little easier by providing trailers to many of the films on their site.  Check them out.

Volunteering is a
great way to get involved with the festival, meet interesting people and see some films. 

Here you can see all of the different positions available and how to get involved.  
Become an RIFC member
for only $20 a year.


Or, just join our mailing list
for free.


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