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Be sure to check with the Better Business Bureau at 508-652-4800 or the
State of Rhode Island's Attorney General's Office at 401-274-4400

Be sure to check our RI Film Calendar of Events for upcoming screenings and activities
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In partnership with Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) and the Rhode Island Film and Television Office, Rhode Island PBS proudly presents doubleFEATURE, an exceptional opportunity for our viewers to see artistic, original, award-winning short films from a collection of animation, foreign language, documentary, or fiction films each week.

doubleFEATURE showcases the art of the short film and the artists who make them. Each week, in addition to presenting a selection of two or more short films, between the short films, Steve Feinberg, director of the RI Film and Television Office, and George Marshall, executive producer at RIIFF, interview filmmakers and industry professionals.

Thursdays at 10:00 PM and Fridays at 8:00 PM RI PBS Channel 36

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August 7 - 12 2018

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I am excited to introduce myself as the Volunteer Director for this year's 36th Anniversary of the Flickers' Arts Collaborative and the Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival! The Festival takes place from Tuesday, August 7th to Sunday, August 12th.

With the festival coming up in 28 days, we are in the process of finalizing our recruitment of volunteers to staff our screenings and events. If you have volunteered with us before, we greatly appreciate it and hope you will continue to support us. If you haven't, we hope you will come on board with us this year!

If you are interested in volunteering, we would like you to fill out a brief volunteer questionnaire. You can do this by going to our new Volunteer Portal at Volunteer Match. Click here to register.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please feel free to contact our Volunteer Associate, Eily Jones. She can be reached at

We look forward to working with you!

Most cordially,

Lawrence Andrade
RIIFF 2018 Volunteer Director

Apply to be a Part of the 2018 RIIFF Youth Jury!

Flickers' 2018 Youth Film Jury
Discover the art, craft and creativity of film in southern New England


2018 Internships Available With Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival

Interns To Work On Planning For 36th Anniversary Celebration

(PROVIDENCE, RI – March 15, 2018) Internship applications for Summer 2018 are now available for the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF). The Festival is seeking motivated, industrious, self-starting students who care about the community and want to be a part of New England’s largest film festival and its only Academy Award, BAFTA and Canadian Screen Award qualifier.

All internships with Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival are unpaid. A minimum of 15-20 hours per week is expected, although time commitments vary depending on the department. Interns work closely with the Festival staff on timely and compelling projects, many with a current focus on marketing, event planning, educational programs, technical operations, design, and community outreach. Students gain exceptional first-hand experiences helping an innovative, dynamic Festival serve a burgeoning Capital City, the New England region, and its varied mix of programs.

These internships are ideal for students majoring in Political Science, Business Administration, Communications, Film Studies, Advertising, Graphic Design, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, Photography, Hospitality, Computer Science, Web Programming, Accounting, Education, Psychology, Social Sciences, and other related fields.

Applicants should have strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as research,, word- processing, computer, and basic interviewing skills. Students can be assigned to areas related to their academic major or field of interest. Beyond this work, responsibilities may include assistance in a variety of projects, special events, and clerical functions when needed.
For more information, contact George T. Marshall, Executive Director, RIIFF, 83 Park Street, Suite 5, Providence RI 02903. Telephone: 401-861-4445, e-mail: Applications can be downloaded at this URL:

The Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), has secured its place in the global community as the portal for the best in international independent 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 10 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is a qualifying festival for the Live Action, Animation and Documentary Short Film Academy Awards through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the Canadian Screen Awards. There are only 10 film festivals worldwide that share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England. The Festival takes place every August. For more information about RIIFF, please visit

Funding For 5 Short Docs In Production

Audience Awards will award five $1,000 grants to short documentaries in production.
Audience Awards supports our PRO filmmakers by funding films.
We invite our PRO filmmakers to submit a video featuring an upcoming short documentary project. The top five project submissions will each receive a $1,000 grant to go towards completing your short documentary.
To apply, upload your documentary short film, trailer or teaser video. The submission close date is currently Sept 10, 2018. Submissions will close when we receive 500 submissions, so it may be before Sept. 10. Submit now.

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Greetings Midnighters Friends!

As of today, the movie is available on Blu-Ray and as a digital download (can still be rented too).

Anything you can do to spread the word if greatly appreciated!

Here's a link to a video-ish thing (IG, FB, TW) and I'm attaching a few pics from IFC if you want something cooler for the social medias... []

"Fiendishly clever twists and turns!" -Hollywood Reporter
"One of the brisker, twistier low budget chillers in recent memory." -Birth.Movies.Death
"A notable genre surprise early in the year!"
"A twisty thriller with horror-movie flourishes." -New York Times
"Ideally, a story like this executes one sharp turn after another while keeping its wheels on the road of plausibility. The Ramsays have pulled off that feat with aplomb." -National Review
"A new addition to the realm of juicy pulp puzzlers." -The A.V. Club

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NASA's Project Mars competition

NASA is inviting college students and early career professionals to express their visual interpretation of NASA’s deep space exploration initiative from the Earth to the Moon and onto Mars.

Entries will be judged by notable film and graphics industry professionals including Gareth Edwards, the director of Rogue One; Mickey Fisher, writer and producer of National Geographic Mars; Joshua Grossberg, VP Creative of McCann NY, a world-renowned advertising agency; and NASA astronauts. Winning entries will be screened around the world at Opening Events at NASA visitor centers, NASA museum consortium members, and other interested venues in Fall 2018, as well as, during follow-on events throughout 2019. The top film will win $10,000 and the top poster will win $1500. In addition, winning trailers and posters will be seen at 250 Cinemark Theatres across the United States with the winning film featured ahead of the First Man screening in October.

The contest website is


Shoot a film. Make a poster. Tell your story of NASA’s plans for Mars! #ImagineMars with your entry to

Want to #ImagineMars through a short film or a poster? Impress the rocket scientists at NASA with your vision for the future? Have your work seen by Gareth Edwards (@ShootTheMonster)? Well now’s your chance! Submit your work to

You can download full size printable posters from:

Entry deadline: August 31, 2018

Introducing the New World War II Foundation Global Education Center

Please Help Us Reach Our Phase One Goal. We Are Very Close!
Become a Charter Member or Sponsor Today
Opening Officially in September of 2018!

The World War II Global Education Center will be a first of its kind non-profit learning center based in Southern New England focused on sharing and preserving the personal stories, lessons and history of the WWII generation.

Our primary focus will be on educating grades 6-12 and college students, with additional emphasis on providing educators and researchers with the materials and tools they will need to properly teach and engage their students regarding World War II and how that generation experienced the years 1939-1945.

We will accomplish this via the following methods:

Artifacts on Display
Books That Can Be Checked Out
Films in our Small Theatre
Lectures On Site
Panel Discussions
World War II veteran speaking events
Global Skype Sessions
Teacher Interaction
Free On-Demand Global Access to our 20+ WWII Foundation Films

Thanks to our Current Donors and Supporters

Bill Belichick
The Providence Journal Charitable Fund
The State of Rhode Island
Kevin O'Neill
Mary and Walter Gray
The Rhode Island Foundation
Jon D'Allessandro
Bank Newport
John and Julie Coduri
Paul Clifford
Jerry McLaughlin
Jim McLaughlin
Woodrow Baird

Click HERE to Learn More About the World War II Foundation

SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival has once again been named one of the Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2018 by MovieMaker Magazine. We're honored to be included with so many other great festivals. Congratulations to everyone on the list!

Rhode Island-Produced Film “Randy’s Canvas” wins Best Actor and Best Film in Beverly Hills

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Joker’s Wild

TBS’s hit show, The Joker's Wild, is looking for contestants who are fun, smart, pop culture-savvy,with the personalities to keep up with the show's dynamic host, Snoop Dogg!

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Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner’s ‘West Side Story’ Is Casting

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PCFF Youth Filmmaking Workshop Videos on VIMEO!

Providence Children&rsquo's Film Festival offers children hands-on workshops to learn the craft of filmmaking during the annual Festival.
2017 Workshops took place at RISD, Washington Park Library and Wanskuck Library.

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The new PCFF FILM HUB connects the community with resources to discover, explore and engage with film

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Providence Pictures is proud to announce Native America

At the intersection of Native knowledge and modern scholarship is a new vision of America and the people who created it.
The four-part series travels back more than 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents, and unique systems of science and spirituality that continue to resonate in the lives of Native Americans to this day.

Read the full press release and check out the trailer!

Native America will air on PBS this Fall.

Stay tuned for special screenings and events leading up to broadcast. For updates and ways you can be involved be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram #NativeAmericaPBS

The Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2017
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Press Release
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We Want Your Film News

Do you have an upcoming project? Audition? Screening? In the spirit of giving, I present to you not one but TWO options for spreading the word and increasing your project's visibility.

RIFC Newsletter & Facebook: E mail and please include the following info:

1. Contact E mail
2. Contact Information
3. When
4. Where
5. Your announcement
6. Is there a link to more info?
7. If casting - is it SAG?
8. If a work call - paid or unpaid?

Motif Magazine: E mail and include your name and "FILM NEWS" in the subject line.

Motif will be running a regular section on local films news and would love to help promote your work.

Free of charge, you can notify more actors about your auditions and more film-goers about your screenings. These are good things.

Got Filmmaking News?
Send your casting calls, premieres, and announcements to Preference given to members.

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Not an RIFC Member?

Members get these great benefits:
• Access to discounts
• A free mini-website
• Special, members-only events,
• Members-only newsletter with job and production info

Take five minutes and become a member now.

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Thank you for choosing to be a part of the Rhode Island PBS community.

Do you watch Rhode Island PBS? 
Do you enjoy the programs we air?  

If so, we ask, please support the programs you love. 

This year, we are excited to announce our participation in #GivingTuesday, an international day of generosity on Tuesday, November 29.

Funds raised will go directly to help bring NEW programming to Rhode Island PBS for the 2017 season.  

Can you help us reach our goal of $7,500 to bring 50 new episodes to the station?

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Moviemaker Magazine

Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2016: Top 10 Small Cities and Towns

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On the Road

ABC6 News was recently “On the Road” with anchors John DeLuca and Alexandra Cowley in the capitol city, live from Federal Hill.
John and Allie sit down with Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film and TV Office. Steven drops some hints about potential filmand television
prospects in Rhode Island’s future.

"A Lively Experiment" WSBE TV RI PBS

For those who missed it or those who do not have access to cable, here is the online video link to the show that premiered on June 6th.

The Panel included:
Dyana Koelsch -- Moderator
Steve Feinberg - Executive Director of the Office of Film and TV
Randall Rosenbaum - Executive Director of the State Council on the Arts,
Julie Snyder, motion picture producer /location manager
George T. Marshall - Film professor at Roger Williams University and Executive Director of the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

The Topics Addressed:
· Job Creation
· Wages
· State taxes
· Tax credit program
· Marketing the state to lure production companies
· Impact of film festivals on the community as well as use as marketing tool.


George T. Marshall,
Executive Director/CEO
FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival


The 1st Thursday of each month, hosts a Filmmaker's Showcase for independent producers at the Brooklyn Coffee & Teahouse in Providence, Rhode Island. Our coffee house is also on To be our coffee house friend, type in: Brooklyn Coffee Teahouse.
We look forward to hearing and seeing you soon. We want Your Independent Films! We want to host your test screening review •DVD equipment - Surround sound - Large screen available. We also have casting call space above our coffee house Location:

Brooklyn Coffee Tea House • Anthony Demings • 209 Douglas Avenue • Providence, RI 02908 • 401-575-2284
for more info contact

Anthony Demings

Pawtucket Armory available for rent

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Footage Firm has just released a brand new archive of looping backgrounds and effects, and to kick things off they are giving away 150 of their newest clips:

Giving Away New HD & SD Looping Backgrounds

They are giving away 10 different collections containing 150 looping particle effects, flourishes, abstract backgrounds and more.

These collections normally go for $249 each plus S&H, but you only cover the S&H.

Footage Firm is only giving away a limited number of these, so request yours before they are gone:

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