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 Expo and will provide Expo attendees with entertainment and relaxation, showcasing New York and New England’s GLBT Film makers and the latest videos featuring the main stage performers.
Every year, RIIFF participates at this respected Expo in the Big Apple where we promote the Festival, our GLBT sidebar and encourage visitors to come visit the Ocean State,â€ said George T. Marshall, Executive Director of the Rhode Island International Film Festival.â€œThis year, along with our popular booth, we will be co-hosting the first-ever video lounge with our friends at the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. This promises to be an exciting event as many of our alumni filmmakers will be on hand to answer questions and present new work.
The video lounge is shaping up to be an exciting venue for film makers to connect to their audience, and publicize their latest films,â€ states Adam Short, RIIFF’s Producing Director.
Thanks to the hard work of Stephen Flynn, director of the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, we will have NY film makers introducing trailers for their movies that will be premiering on the festival circuit this year, shorts films, and plenty of music videos. It promises to be an exceptional marketing opportunity and a means to promote the Ocean State as a GLBT-friendly destination.
Our thanks to the City of Providence, the Providence/Warwick CVB, and the City of Warwick for their support,â€ added Mr. Short.ABOUT THE RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:
The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) discovers and empowers filmmakers. Held in Providence, and locations throughout the state of Rhode Island, RIIFF is one of only a handful of festivals worldwide that is a qualifying event for the Academy Awards (i.e. â€œOscarsâ€). RIIFF incorporates gala celebrations, premiere screenings, VIP guests, industry seminars, educational programs, and award ceremonies into a week long extravaganza. Cited as one of the “Best International and Short Film Festivals in the United States,” RIIFF is New England’s largest film festival, screening a record 300 films. Its innovative programming, cultivated industry ties, and loyal audiences have made the Festival a strategic and desirable platform for film premieres, drawing hundreds of independent filmmakers from around the globe.For more information, write RIIFF, P.O. Box 162, Newport, RI 02840. Telephone: 401-861-4445. E-mail: email@example.com. The official website is located at
www.RIFilmFest.orgA full schedule for the Video Lounge is below. The filmmakers and music artists will appear with their videos. The schedule is subject to change without notice.
2008 VIDEO LOUNGE SCHEDULESaturday, April 5, 2008
11AM-12 Noon – Film Festival Videos
12PM- Erin Greenwell- (clip from â€œ21â€, a short pasticheâ€Aguas de Marcoâ€, trailers for film â€œMOM’ and new short â€œOvernight Bookâ€)
12:45PM- Ryan Janek Wolinksi- (trailer for â€œLove, Juneâ€)
1PM- Frederick Ford- (music videos including â€œOut of the Darkâ€ and trailer for film)
1:30PM – Hot New Talent (music videos) – Soce the Elemental Wizard with rapper Deadlee â€œLooking Backâ€, Josh Zuckerman with Animator/Director Todd Wahnish â€œAnother Reasonâ€, Keo Nozari â€œQuestion of Monogamyâ€ Adam Barta “I Wanna Hold You”
2PM- Casper Andreas- (short â€œMormor’s Visitâ€, trailer for â€œA Four Letter Wordâ€ and clip from new film â€œBetween Love & Goodbye”)
3PM- Don Newcomb and John Goodwin- (animated shorts â€œFabulousityâ€ and â€œFairy Tale: Next Genâ€)
3:30PM- Leah Meyerhoff- (music videos “Team Queen” and “Eternal Flame”)
4PM- Adrian Benjamin Burke- (short â€œA Soldier’s Choiceâ€)
4:30PM – New Yorkers Respond With Music ( music videos) – Deepa Soul â€œ911 I Can’t Breatheâ€ World Premiere, Brian Kent â€œBreathe Lifeâ€ World Premiere, Dazzle Dancers â€œThe Love Boatâ€
5PM- Elizabeth McCarthy – (short â€œBroken Stringsâ€)
5:30PM- Randy Jones- (music videos from new CD â€œTicket to the Worldâ€)
6PM- Wrapping Up (selected videos)Sunday, April 6, 2008
Noon – 1 PM Film Festival Videos
1PM- Todd Verow- (trailers for new film â€œBetween Something & Nothingâ€ & other films)
1:30PM- Cheryl Furjanic- (short film â€œBar Talkâ€ and the trailer for new feature â€œSync or Swimâ€)
2PM- Spencer Schilly- (trailers for the features â€œThe Houseboyâ€ & â€œSummer Thunderâ€)
2:30PM – Kevin Choi- (shorts â€œGame Boyâ€ and â€œDissolution of Bodiesâ€)
3PM- Soman Chainini- (shorts â€œKali Maâ€ and â€œDavy & Stuâ€)
4PM – Billboard Divas on the Dance Floor (Music Videos) – Jade Esteban Estrada â€œBella Moenaâ€, Heather Leigh West â€œDrop a Houseâ€,amberRose Marie Des, France Joli â€œArtist Highlight Ree
4:30PM- Ari Gold- (music videos)
5PM -Wrapping Up (selected videos) Film Festival Videos include: Jay Spears Music Videos- (â€œI Like Mikeâ€ and “Smak Dem Christians Down”), David Quantic- (â€œPush Itâ€), Kurt Koehler and James Edward Quinn-(â€œSuperfagâ€, â€œTaco Chick and Salsa Girlâ€and â€œThe Incredible Dykeâ€), Christopher Swank- (â€œDaily Routineâ€), Austin Young -(â€œThe Strokeâ€), Jason & deMarco- (â€œThis Is Loveâ€),-(â€œMasqueradeâ€), Luther Mace Charles Lum Videos, Diane Wilkins- (â€œBoot Scootin Beautyâ€), Steve Hutton- (â€œAE4HGâ€)
“SEE AND BE SEEN” AT THE JACOB JAVITS CENTER IN NEW YORK CITY
AT THE # 1 GLBT EVENT OF THE YEAR!
Saturday,April 5, 2008: 11 am- 7 pm
Sunday,April 6, 2008: 12 pm- 6 pm
Original GLBT Expo: www.originalglbtexpo.com
Rhode Island International Film Festival: www.RIFilmFest.org
Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival: www.liglff.org
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
38th & 11th Aves | New York City
For directions call 212-216-2000
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