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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pawtucket Film Festival, Rock & Reel

 September 26, 2012
Pawtucket Film Festival

The Pawtucket Arts Festival is closing with a bang! Join us this weekend as we celebrate local and national talent at the 13th Annual Pawtucket Film Festival. Short films, music, food and drinks; what more could you ask for? Maybe a T-shirt? Well they've got that too! It's all included for just $10. You don't want to miss this event as we commemorate all of the hard work our fellow filmmakers have put into their projects.

Don't miss the Pawtucket Film Festival as we R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.! With a little something for everyone we look forward to seeing you all this weekend! For more information visit the website at www.thepff.com and check out the Facebook page.

Thursday, Sep 27
Tax Credit Panel

The weekend kicks off on Thursday as the RIFC presents the RI Motion Picture Tax Credit Panel - which will be followed by a screening of  Uproar in Pawtucket: The Story of Fanny the Elephant, directed by Patti Cassidy.

This event (which is free and open to the public) begins at 7pm on September 27th at the Blackstone Valley Visitors Center.

Details are here.  The Tax Credit panel:
  • Anthony Ambrosino - producer of the upcoming feature "Jar of Fools", and Creative Director at The 989 Project
  • Michael Corrente - film director ("Outside Providence") and producer (the upcoming "Some Velvet Morning")
  • Bert Crenca - artist, Artistic Director and Founder of AS220
  • Steven Feinberg - director of the RI Film & Television Office
  • Gary Glassman - documentary producer and founder of Providence Pictures
  • Andrew Lund - Associate Professor of Film Production and the Director of the Integrated Media Arts MFA Program of Hunter College, City University of New York
  • Dr. Edward Mazze - Distinguished University Professor of Business Administration at the University of Rhode Island and former Dean of the College of Business Administration. He is author of the study, THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT ON THE RHODE ISLAND ECONOMY FOR THE YEARS 2005-2009.  
  • Kimberly Wyman - CPA, head of film tax audits at Carl Weinberg & Co.
PFF Weekend Line-Up

Clear your schedule for Friday night (Sept. 28) because you do not want to miss a musical marvel by The Silks followed by two short films and a feature known for blowing your socks off.

The good times, fresh food and seasonal beverages continue through the weekend with dual events on each day (noon and 4pm). 

(Sept. 29) features short films, musical entertainment from The Cannibal Ramblers & And Lay Duo, and feature films. Sunday (Sept. 30) concludes the PFF with more unforgettable films, music (including Members of Morphine) and not one - but TWO Official RIFC Productions.

For a detailed listing of shorts, features and musical performances, check out the PFF schedule

Rock & Reel

Rock & Reel is a grassroots art project starting in Providence, RI, that pairs independent filmmakers with local bands and challenges them to make a narrative music video in just nine days. 


Filmmakers gather teams, locations, actors, props, etc. Musicians pick appropriate tracks of music. On October 4th they get randomly matched, and the filmmakers are off to make narrative shorts inspired by the music. 


At the end, all completed work is shown on the big screen at CinemaWorld in Lincoln, where audience members and a panel of judges vote on their favorites. The winning pairs will have a special screening of their video before the winning bands perform live in a "Best of" concert at The Met Cafe in Pawtucket. 


All kinds of music and filmmakers are welcome.  Information is available here

Rhode Island Film Collaborative
175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI 02860
To submit information for distribution, log in here or email info@rifcfilms.com
In This Issue
Pawtucket Film Festival
Tax Credit Panel at PFF
PFF Weekend
Rock & Reel
Boys & Girls Club
Short Film Showcase
United Theatre Restoration
Ups and Downs
RIFC Membership
Networking Meeting
Opportunties with Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County is starting a new filming program and are looking for a reliable person trained in the field to run it.   The program may run for 8 or 12 weeks.  Direct inquiries to  Sherilyn.Brown@arts.ri.gov.

Also, this October, BGC of Providence is launching a video/film making club for elementary students as part of its new program, "Fox Point Connects Youth". If you are interested in working with them on the club, please contact mmorgan@bgcprov.org.     

Short Film Showcase

Created by Bryan Casey and hosted by Mike Messier, the Short Film Showcase welcomes films of any genre, from throughout New England.  
For those interested in screening their film or appearing as a guest on the show please go to their site for more information. 


"We are always looking for films to screen as well as guests looking to promote their work." 

You can contact Bryan at www.bcfilms.net
United Theatre Restoration   

From 1926 through 1986 the United Theatre was downtown Westerly's "go to" destination for area film lovers.  
Restoration is set to begin in 2013, turning the space into a complex that will bring first run and revival cinema back to Westerly as well as the best original live music, live events and community arts programs the region has to offer.

In order to meet our vision of community involvement we ask that you please fill out a short survey to help us understand what your hopes and expectations for the theatre.

Official Call for Entries

The next RIFC Official Production will create several shorts all set in an elevator. Scripts will be assessed based on fun, quality and feasibility of production . While scripts of all length will be considered, we prefer scripts in the 5-6 page area.

Submit a script or address questions to productions@rifcfilms.com. 

If you can't write without a deadline - just pretend it's soon and stop procrastinating. 

Note: this is not a glass elevator, and does not have a hatch in the roof. Other than that, you can add an elevator operator, emergency phone, and decide how many floors in the building - these can all be changed to match a script.
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7pm October 9
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