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THE ART, SUBSTANCE AND STYLE OF MAKING HORROR AND SCI-FI FILMS KEY FOCUS AT UPCOMING RWU FORUM, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24TH
“Behind the Camera Lens,” takes place at Roger Williams University as part of this year’s RI International Horror Film Festival
The RI International Horror Film Festival comes to the Roger Williams University (RWU) campus on Friday, October 24th with a ghoulish presentation. Horror and sci-fi films fans will want to be at the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, located at the University Library at Roger Williams University in Bristol for a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making a horror and sci-fi fantasy film. The Forum is being presented on campus by the RWU Film Production Club. The full Festival runs October 20-26th at locations across the state. For more information, go to http://www.film-festival.org/Horror_ri.php
This free forum begins at 10:00 a.m. and provides audiences with the opportunity to meet some of the movers and shakers in the film, horror and sci-fi production scene.
Rhode Island has become known as the Independent state for film. Starting with the foundation provided by the film and media programs at our colleges and universities, and the unique talent base of creative artists who have made their homes here, the Ocean State has built a reputation as a one-stop film studio.
Among such notable filmmakers as Wes Anderson and the Farrelly Brothers, who have made their films within the Ocean State, the independent horror and sci-fi fantasy genre is steadily becoming an industry standard for RI’s film community.
Support for the Forum has been provided by the Rhode Island Film & Television Office, the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival, the RWU Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences, Dean Robert Eisinger, Associate Dean Roberta Adams, the RWU Film Production Club, and the RWU Department of Student Programs and Leadership.
The FLICKERS: RI International Horror Film Festival is an eerie-sistable salute to what is an often-overlooked genre that will include a bevy of World and U.S. Premiers of short, feature-length and documentary films. Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance, so audience members will have a chance to meet, ask questions, and even network with the next generation of horror-auteurs.
General Admission for Festival screenings is $10.00 per person. Festival 6-packs available at $40 (good year round and at any RIIFF film event) can be purchased online: http://www.film-festival.org/SixPack08.php. Group Discounts can be arranged by calling the Festival office at 401/861.4445.
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FLICKERS: 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 independent cinema, earning the respect of domestic and foreign filmmakers, filmgoers and trend watchers. RIIFF is widely recognized as a credentialed, industry-friendly launch pad for the work of exceptional emerging talent. 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 also a qualifying festival for the Short Film Academy Award and the Short Documentary Academy Award through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. There are 19 film festivals worldwide which share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England. RIIFF is truly a place where the stars align! The Festival takes place every August. For more information about the festival, please visit www.rifilmfest.org.