Film Community News



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

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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Month of May "Best of Fest" Programming

Museum of Work and Culture
Home for Our 2017 Monthly Encore Film Series

Join us as we continue the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival special monthly series that presents some of the best films screened during our 2016 Festival.

Ma'agalim | Uri Lotan, Director | 4 min. | Israel, 2016.
In a forgotten old penny arcade, a wooden doll is stuck in place and time.

LOVE | Réka Bucsi, Director | 15 min. | Hungary, 2016.
LOVE is a short film describing affection in 3 different chapters, through an impact on a distant solar system. Abstract haiku-like situations reveal the change in atmosphere on one planet, caused by the change of gravity and light. This pulsing planet makes the inhabitants become one with each other in various ways.

Toilets | Laura Luchetti, Director | 8 min. | Italy, 2016.
Lea is an old lady with a large pair of glasses perched on her nose. She has worked in the same public toilets for many years. She loves her job with its tidiness and cleanliness, but more than anything else, she loves to dream.

Arrival | Alex Myung, Director | 23 min. | USA, 2016.
Sometimes escaping into life's adventures isn't enough. All stories end and choices must be made.

Drifting Away | Cyprien Clément-Delmas, Director | 14 min. | Spain, 2016.
Paul dreams to go sailing with his father one day. But his father tumbles into a depression and literally dissolves right before his eyes. The family threatens to collapse and for Paul there is a long road to go.

Mr. Gaspacho | Guillaume Todjman, Director | 15 min. | France, 2016.
It's the end of the school year and it remains only a week for Méline, an introverted teenager, to approach the one she loves. Using the help from her trusty adviser Mr Gaspacho, and her best friend, Méline tries the unthinkable.

Panic Attack | Eileen O'Meara, Director | 3 min. | USA, 2016.
You know the nagging thoughts that start with 'did I leave the coffee on?' and turn in to 'what if I give birth to Satan's baby?' This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman's slippery hold on reality.

Wrong End of the Stick | Terri Matthews, Director | 10 min. | United Kingdom, 2016.
Malcolm Fetcher is a neurotic, middle-aged teacher lost in a dull marriage with his wife of twenty years, Beverly. As he faces an all-consuming identity crisis, their marriage disintegrates and he is forced to express a deep, hidden desire...

Plus, we'll showcase a few short films made right in our community by Rhode Island students...

This will be a great evening to truly discover the new voices of independent film and one not to miss.
LOCATION: Museum of Work and Culture, 42 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895 - 401-769-9675

TIME: 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $10.00 Donation - Tickets available at the door

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RI Teen Film Festival

Saturday, May 20th
Odeum Theater 7:00 PM

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Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts

Save the date! May 23rd at Aurora 6pm-8pm My Senior Film Majors Premiere their Final Films! I am very proud of their amazing work.
Please join us & support the top notch TAPA Filmmakers!

Best regards,
Nick Marcoux
Teaching Artist - FILM
Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts - TAPA

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D-Day: Over Normandy

Documentary Narrated by the NFL's Only 5-Time Super Bowl Winning Head Coach-New England's Bill Belichick-To Make World Premiere
May 27th at 1PM at Veterans Auditorium in Providence.

Advance Tickets Now on Sale for Public.
All Veterans Attend Free on Day of Event with Military Identification.

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PCFF Youth Filmmaking Workshop Videos on VIMEO!

Providence Children’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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Plan Now for Summer 2017

Kidseye Filmmaking Camp on Facebook

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We have now completed four introductory sessions for our KidsEye Discovery Portal at the RIIFF Offices, The Vets, 83 Park Street, Providence.
The next class is slated to take place on Saturday, May 20th We will be hosting Session One: An Introduction to Editing in the morning.

Thanks to a grant from the Champlin Foundations, 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. The Camp is held each year at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. This year's dates are July 10-14th.
Over the course of this year, 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.

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 Francis Ferdinand at our office: 401/861-4445 or write to her at

Sincere thanks to Tim Haggerty, Shawn Quirk and Francis Ferdinand for bringing these programs online!

Most cordially,

George T. Marshall
Executive Director
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival

Now Casting Actors In New England

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The Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2017
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Press Release
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Painless wins the prestigious New Vision Award at Cinequest in San Jose CA

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The official trailer for Painless is HERE

The official poster for Painless is HERE

Nominations announced for the Location Managers Guild International Awards

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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.

Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival announces dates for its 21st season

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2017 Internships Available With Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival

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Upcoming partner event with the middlebury new filmmakers festival

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Announcing the second Writers Accountability Group

Have an unfinished screenplay? A story you'd like to turn into a script? Need some motivation to finish your fifth draft? This group might be for you. The Writers Accountability Group will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 7-9pm starting on January 18th in Warwick for a period of three months. Participants will set realistic goals for their screenplay and work together to help each other reach those goals. The first half of the meeting will be a group check-in and process discussion followed by individual work time. We are looking for a max of six participants. There is no charge to be a part of the group. Interested parties should e mail

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Thank you to all of you who attended our 2017 IMAGINE Industry New Year’s Celebration & “Imaginnaire” Awards Gala! See our lively video by Andy Crosby at

if you work in or for our industry, you will want to get listed in the 2017 compendium of resources available in New England going out to local, national and international studios and producers.

This important outreach is designed specifically to attract movie making here!

IMAGINE’s New England Production, Resource & Locations Guide is in the works! This is the 411 for New England that really gets around! Let us take your image/message/ad to Hollywood (specifically Burbank) and put it in the hands of over 2,000 industry professionals attending AFCI’s Locations and Global Production & Finance Shows.

List here:

List your industry related business, service, products, talent, skills, learning opportunities, organizations, festivals, supportive technology and other offerings that contribute to the overall success of our production industry in New England. Listings are inexpensive and effective.

In addition to our regular and bonus distribution, this production guide stays online 24/7/365 for the entire year. Our unique online visitors come from all over the world looking for talent and services.

So, help us give Hollywood and the world a “shout out” and let us take your message where it will be seen by decision makers who bring their work here and need to know about you and what you have to offer!

More than $3 billion of location production dollars are up for grabs at this event. This effort is an annual outreach that IMAGINE makes in behalf of our industry to be sure that we get more than our fair share of location dollars. IMAGINE prints thousands of extra copies and ships them to the west coast for this event. Needless to say, we need your support for this unique and impactful representation of our region. Bringing more location work here is what this is all about.

Contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to your participation and support. IMAGINE Magazine couldn’t do this essential outreach without you. Thank you!

Do it now and feel free to share or forward this message.

My very best to you as always,

Carol Patton
IMAGINE Magazine
185 Mt. Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617 576-0773 Office
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The Business of Film, Television and New Media Production in the Northeast

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival Announces Dates For Its 21st Season

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – This summer, the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) will celebrate its 21st year. The dates for this year’s Festival are August 8th – 13th. Programming will take place throughout the capital city of Providence and at locations across the state including Newport, Cranston, Warwick, East Greenwich, Cumberland, Woonsocket, Tiverton and Westerly.

This year’s Festival will be a celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the Flickers Arts Collaborative, the creator and non-profit producer of RIIFF. The 2017 Festival will include cinematic retrospectives from Flickers’ past that will be available at 1981 ticket pricing. Opening night on August 8th will take place at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC).

Festival passes are on sale now and are available online at

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 6 film festivals worldwide that share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England.

For more information, please visit The Festiival is located at 83 Park Street, Suite 5, Providence RI 02903. Telephone: 401-861-4445, e-mail:

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

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Our featured spring event, "For Grown-Ups Only: A Special Evening of Shorts," returns to the Providence Athenaeum on Saturday, April 8!

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Soldier On: Life After Deployment

Tree of Life Productions

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Seeking Upscale Contemporary Homes in Northern RI

Local Location Scout Seeking Large Upscale Contemporary homes for use in upcoming video and photography projects for New England Based company.
Home should be minimum 3500 Square feet but prefer 5000 Square feet.
Contemporary and Well decorated with LOTS of Natural Light.
Please only within 1/2 hour of Providence
Looking for Quiet Neighborhood with ample parking for crews.
Generous day rate compensation is offered.

If interested please email me 5-6 Digital photos of your kitchen, Family Room, Yard and front of home. I will respond to each submission. If I feel your home
would fit our needs I would set up a meeting for a walk through and full home scout During week of October 11th.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Raymond Forbes
Locations +
617.803.6230 cell

Moviemaker Magazine

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

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Now Casting: My Super Sweet

The legendary series that started it all - is back and bigger than ever before. All eyes are on you - friends and followers alike. It’s the celebration of a lifetime
marking a coming of age.
It’s a party unlike any other. And it’s all for you... not just your social media but #OnMTV

MTV cordially invites you to My Super Sweet... an extraordinary television event featuring the most important day of your life marked by the greatest of celebrations - Sweet Sixteen, Quinceanera, Debutante Ball, Debut, or any other coming of age milestone event - if it’s going to be lit, we want to know about it!

Doron Ofir Casting, is searching nationwide for the most popular, outrageous, glitzy, girls and boys who are planning extravagant parties that will show the world just how
#blessed they really are!

We want to showcase the most Instagram-enviable celebrations ever seen. Snap the sweetest and most memorable moments of your life that’ll make all your Snapchat followers
comment #goals when they see just how turnt your party gets!

Allow us to take part in your life changing celebration and put the greatest filter on your special day.

Apply now at

*Must be at least 13 years old to apply and legally eligible to work in the United States*

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

Welcome New People! Here’s how it works at LDI – You send us ONE (1) headshot and resume via regular mail

LDI Casting, P.O. Box 9666, Warwick, RI 02889 AND Register on our website.

It’s free and confidential. We do not ask for a resume on line, just some basic information. We do not charge you any money for our services. We ask that you contact us via emails and regular mail. Phone calls?…yeah, NOT so much. Please try other options to contact us first.

Anne Mulhall
LDI Casting
P.O. Box 9666
Warwick, RI  02889

Join our new group in Facebook: Latinos de Rhode Island

Pawtucket Armory available for rent

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