Film Community News

IMPORTANT WARNING:

TO ALL RHODE ISLANDERS INTERESTED IN PURSUING CAREERS IN FILM AND TELEVISION
THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

We urge you to be cautious when choosing to work with talent and casting companies.
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
CLICK for Events Calendar

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.

Double Feature airs Thursdays at 8:00 and 10:00 PM on RI PBS Channel 36

www.ripbs.org/tv-schedule

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AMC’s New Supernatural Series, “NOS4A2” (working title), Begins Filming In Rhode Island
Zachary Quinto (“Star Trek”, “American Horror Story”) To Star

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Rhode Island Casting Inc. Open Casting Call

Seeking RI Actors & Extras for a TV series and future projects.

Click HERE


11th Jaipur International Film Festival-Jiff
The Call For Entries Open!

Regular deadline: 15 September 2018

Late deadline October 15, 2018
Click HERE


We want your filmmaker nominations for the 2019 Spirit Awards

Have you met a filmmaker or seen a film that made a real impact on you this year?

Nominate them for a Spirit Award grant award!
Be a part of celebrating filmmakers on the rise.

Each year, the Film Independent Spirit Award Grants recognize emerging filmmakers who have made remarkable films embodying diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision, and who may not yet have received the level of public and professional recognition their work deserves.
Film Independent celebrates these bold voices and innovative filmmakers by awarding four unrestricted cash grants:

The Bonnie Award [my.filmindependent.org], sponsored by American Airlines, recognizing a mid-career female director. Recipent includes: Chloé Zhao (The Rider, Songs My Brothers Taught Me)

The Someone to Watch Award [my.filmindependent.org], recognizing an emerging narrative director.
Recipients include: Justin Chon (Gook); Anna Rose Holmer (The Fits); Lynn Shelton (My Effortless Brilliance); Ramin Bahrani (Chop Shop)

The Producers Award [my.filmindependent.org], recognizing an emerging producer.
Recipients include: Summer Shelton, Jordana Mollick, Mel Eslyn, Toby Halbrooks & James M. Johnston, Effie T. Brown

The Truer Than Fiction Award [my.filmindependent.org], recognizing an emerging documentary director.
Recipients include Jonathan Olshefski (Quest); Nanfu Wang (Hooligan Sparrow); Dan Krauss (The Kill Team); Pete Nicks (The Waiting Room)

It only takes a minute! Follow the links above to submit your nominations by Tuesday, September 18.

Thank you,
Josh Welsh
Film Independent President


Roy W. Dean Film Grant

Applications are now being accepted for the fall Roy W. Dean Film Grant [fromtheheartproductions.com]. Winner receives $3,000 cash, $30,000 in film services to shoot and finish their project, including a film score! Grant seeks films that are unique and contribute to society. Projects can be documentaries, short films, features, or web series. Deadline for submission is September 30th, 2018.

Award winning composer David Raiklen [davidraiklen.com] will give the grant recipient $15,000 in theme music and score for their project. David provided music for the Emmy award and Roy W. Dean Grant winning documentary “Mia: A Dancer’s Journey”. Emmy award winner Charlie Canfield [charliecanfield.com] will donate $6,000 in animation services to the winner.

Other prizes include a hard drive from G-Technology, one week DSLR camera package rental from Birns & Sawyer, and $500 in expendables from Filmtools, and much more from many heartfelt donors [fromtheheartproductions.com].

Unique to this grant is each applicant for the grant receives a consultation on their project from a member of the non-profit From The Heart Productions [fromtheheartproductions.com] which sponsors the grant.

You can apply for the grant at http://fromtheheartproductions.com/grant-application-form/

For more information, please e mail info@fromtheheartproductions.com or call 805-984-0098


Painless

GREAT NEWS!! PAINLESS is having a THEATRICAL RELEASE in LOS ANGELES on Friday, September 21st!!
It will screen for 1 full week at the Lammle Music Hall, and will feature Q&A's with the CAST & CREW and After Party on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Night (Sept 21st - 23rd.)
The film will also be available DIGITALLY (iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu & more) and on DVD beginning Sunday, October 2nd!!

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/painlessmovie
Twitter- https://twitter.com/painlessmovie
Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/painlessmovie/
IMDB Page- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3412738/?ref_=nv_sr_2
Movie Trailer- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTvOr6zOmMQ&t=8s
Website- https://www.painlessmovie.com

We hope you are as excited about our film finally coming out as we are!!


Kidseye Fall Discovery Portal

Our KidsEye Discovery Portal editing classes continue throughout the Fall at the RIIFF Offices located at The Vets, 83 Park Street, Suite #5, Providence.

Here are the dates and times for the upcoming classes:

Saturday, September 22nd at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 20th at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, November 17th at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, December 15th at 10:00 a.m.

THE BACKSTORY:
Thanks to a grant from the Champlin Foundation, we have been able to create a media lab in our offices at The Vets designed to serve the youngsters who participate in our annual KidsEye Summer Filmmaking Camp. Next year's dates are July 8-12th.

We will be hosting free editing programs for participants and alumni in the camp to better prepare them and enhance their camp experience and media skill set. We will be bringing on board up to four (4) campers per session. All lessons will be one-on-one with supportive materials provided.

We have three editing bays available for the classes being offered along with cameras, audio recorders and a 4K playback system.

SATURDAY, September 22nd CLASS:

Session One: Intro to Editing 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.,
Lunch and drinks will be available to attendees with a break during the session.

Again, this is a free program and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Gabbi DiNobile at our office: 401/861-4445 or write to her at gdinobile@film-festival.org

Once accepted into the class, you will receive an email confirmation in advance for your planning purposes.

Sincere thanks to Tim Haggerty for bringing these programs online!

Most cordially,

George T. Marshall
Executive Director
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
georget@film-festival.org
401-861-4445


The Fall Roy W. Dean Film Grant

Applications are now being accepted for the fall Roy W. Dean Film Grant (fromtheheartproductions.com). Winner receives $3,000 cash, $30,000 in film services to shoot and finish their project, including a film score! Grant seeks films that are unique and contribute to society. Projects can be documentaries, short films, features, or web series. Deadline for submission is September 30th, 2018.

Award winning composer David Raiklen [davidraiklen.com] will give the grant recipient $15,000 in theme music and score for their project. David provided music for the Emmy award and Roy W. Dean Grant winning documentary “Mia: A Dancer’s Journey”. Emmy award winner Charlie Canfield [charliecanfield.com] will donate $6,000 in animation services to the winner.

Other prizes include a hard drive from G-Technology [g-technology.com], one week DSLR camera package rental from Birns & Sawyer [birnsandsawyer.com], and $500 in expendables from Filmtools [filmtools.com], and much more from many heartfelt donors [fromtheheartproductions.com].

Unique to this grant is each applicant for the grant receives a consultation on their project from a member of the non-profit From The Heart Productions [fromtheheartproductions.com] which sponsors the grant.

You can apply for the grant at http://fromtheheartproductions.com/grant-application-form/ [fromtheheartproductions.com].

For more information, please email info@fromtheheartproductions.com or call 805-984-0098


19th Annual Vortex Sci-Fi & Horror Film Festival
October 20-27. 2018
www.rifilmfest.org

Click HERE for information


The Marcus Harris Foundation

a new nonprofit organization committed to serving children, families, and the community at large. We've recently launched two new initiatives I'd like to share with you.

The first initiative is the Marcus Harris Poetry Fellowship, through which we offer a $500 award to a young poet seeking to further his/her writing and publishing aspirations.
You can learn more about the fellowship here:
https://marcusharrisfoundation.org/marcus-harris-fellowship

The second initiative is a video essay contest, through which we offer a $250 cash prize to a young filmmaker who submits a short video about the need to end cash bail in America.
You can learn more about the contest here:
https://marcusharrisfoundation.org/video-essay-contest

Thank you,
Kara Bennett
The Marcus Harris Foundation
www.marcusharrisfoundation.org


Calling all youth filmmakers: We want your movies!
Now accepting film submissions to the 2019 Youth Filmmaker Showcase!

http://providencechildrensfilmfestival.org/film-submissions-2019-youth-filmmaker-showcase/


The Library Academy Awards
February 24, 2019

42 Awards under 11 categories
3 awards are exclusively for student film makers
Newest Film Awards On This Beautiful Earth!
Click HERE


Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film
Festival Announces Its 2018 Award Winners

Diverse Group of 295 International Films Shine at Academy-Award Qualifying Festival

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Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival Announces Winner Of New Scholarship For Students In Film And The Arts

As Part Of Its Year Long Focus Celebrating Women In Film, An Annual Scholarship To Honor Retired University of Rhode Island Dean, Winifred E. Brownell Has Been Established

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Win, Shoot, Get Score with Film Grant

Applications are now being accepted for the fall Roy W. Dean Film Grant [fromtheheartproductions.com]. Winner receives $3,000 cash, $30,000 in film services to shoot and finish their project, including a film score! Grant seeks films that are unique and contribute to society. Projects can be documentaries, short films, features, or web series. Deadline for submission is September 30th, 2018.

Award winning composer David Raiklen will give the grant recipient $15,000 in theme music and score for their project. David provided music for the Emmy award and Roy W. Dean Grant winning documentary “Mia: A Dancer’s Journey”. Emmy award winner Charlie Canfield will donate $6,000 in animation services to the winner.

Other prizes include a hard drive from G-Technology one week DSLR camera package rental from Birns & Sawyer, and $500 in expendables from Filmtools, and much more from many heartfelt donors

Unique to this grant is each applicant for the grant receives a consultation on their project from a member of the non-profit From The Heart Productions which sponsors the grant.

You can apply for the grant at http://fromtheheartproductions.com/grant-application-form/

For more information, please e mail info@fromtheheartproductions.com or call 805-984-0098


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.

Upload your video [theaudienceawards.us8.list-manage.com]


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...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zqc54a0qgpbr92f/IFC_Midnighters_BluRay.mp4?dl=0 [na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]

"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!" -RobertEbert.com
"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 projectmarscompetition.org

#ImagineMars.

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

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 http://projectmarscompetition.com
https://youtu.be/_V52KKUF9sY


You can download full size printable posters from: http://projectmarscompetition.com/posters.html

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!

https://www.moviemaker.com/archives/news/50-film-festivals-worth-the-entry-fee-in-2018/


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!

Click HERE


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

Click HERE


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.

Click HERE for videos


PCFF

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

CLICK for info


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
Click HERE

Press Release
Click HERE




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 info@rifcfilms.com 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 rpacheco737@hotmail.com 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.

motifri.com/give-me-five-film-festival-a-students-perspective




Got Filmmaking News?
Send your casting calls, premieres, and announcements to info@rifcfilms.com. 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?

CLICK for more

www.ripbs.org


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.
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"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.

Enjoy!

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

CLICK FOR PROGRAM


The 1st Thursday of each month, Rhodywood.com hosts a Filmmaker's Showcase for independent producers at the Brooklyn Coffee & Teahouse in Providence, Rhode Island. Our coffee house is also on www.Facebook.com 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 RHODYWOOD@yahoo.com

Anthony Demings
RHODYWOOD.com
RHODYWOOD@yahoo.com
401-575-2284


www.rimix.com


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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