throughout the state of Rhode Island. The highly prestigious, world-class event
is consistently ranked as one of the top Film Festivals in the United States.
Academy Award-qualifying, RIIFF presents an exciting program of over 200 films
throughout Rhode Island, seminars and post-film parties and gatherings, and is
attended by more than 300 filmmakers and film professionals from around the
New England’s largest film festival, RIIFF has been repeatedly cited by Moviemaker Magazine as one of
the “Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee,” and has earned the respect of
domestic and foreign industry, filmmakers, filmgoers and trend-watchers. True to
its reputation, RIIFF’s program is largely built from submissions, and not from
the programs of other festivals. New and seasoned filmmakers alike present their
work to audiences passionate about indie film at RIIFF annually. The Festival
also honors exceptional screenplays and teleplays in its Screenplay
Five films that premiered at RIIFF have won Academy Awards, and another 16 have been nominated, while many have garnered distribution from companies like HBO, Cinemax, Sundance, Showtime
and IFC. Alum Karen Price (HOUSEQUAKE) emphatically states, “I wanted to reiterate what a nice experience we had screening at the RIIFF. The enthusiastic audience and attention by reporters, along with the award I received, made the trip and screening most gratifying. I have only the most positive reviews to share with others about our experience.” And to quote Chris Gore, RIIFF is “one
of the best international film festivals and top 10 short film festivals in the
United States. RIIFF provides the kind of intimate festival experience that will
change your life. Don’t miss it.”
Types of Submission — Feature Narrative (40
min or longer), Documentary, Shorts (under 40 min), Animation, Experimental,
Music Videos, Public Service Announcements (PSA) and Rhode Island-made: Early Deadline: January 15, 2012. Deadline: May 15, 2012. Final Deadline: June 1, 2012.
Withoutabox.com Extended Deadline:
June 15, 2012.
For details and to download an application, visit http://www.film-festival.org/enterafilm2.php
or call 401.861.4445.
THE FLICKERS’ BACKSTORY & MISSION:
The mission of the Flickers, the Newport Film Society & Arts Collaborative – now in its 30th
year – has been to serve as a creative partner in the arts by uniting various media and arts disciplines that nurture the artistic process and support a vital part of our community. This includes multi-disciplinary art presentations; artistic and cultural activities; performance festivals; video
and television productions; audio recordings and broadcasts; educational
outreach programs; and the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF).
ABOUT THE RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:
The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), has secured its place in the global community as the portal for the best in international indepedent cinema, earning the respect of domestic and foreign filmmakers, filmgoers and trend watchers. This confluence of art and commerce brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members in record numbers last year. Ranked as one of the top 12 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is also a qualifying festival for the Short Film Academy Award through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. There are 65 film festivals worldwide which share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England. The Festival takes place every August. For more information about the festival, please visit www.rifilmfest.org.