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THE ART, SUBSTANCE AND STYLE OF MAKING HORROR AND SCI-FI FILMS KEY FOCUS AT UPCOMING RWU FORUM, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH
“Behind the Camera Lens,” takes place at Roger Williams University as part of this year’s RI International Horror Film Festival and features Steven Feinberg, Canadian filmmaker, Patricia Chica, along with Rhode Island filmmakers Anthony Ambrosino and Nick Delmenico.
The RI International Horror Film Festival comes to the Roger Williams University (RWU) campus on Friday, October 18th 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 17-20th 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.
“Behind the Camera Lens,” will showcase Steven Feinberg (“Fortress,” “Peter York,” “Pell Grants: A Passion for Education,) Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office, the man behind the state’s high profile within the industry, and filmmaking professionals who have successfully made careers within the industry. Panelists include: Patricia Chica (“La promesse,” “Day Before Yesterday,” “Ceramic Tango,”) an internationally renowned independent filmmaker from Montreal, whose work has received countless awards with the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) and other major film festivals worldwide; and, Rhode Island-filmmakers, Anthony Ambrosino and Nick Delmenico whose low-budget horror film, “ALMOST HUMAN” just screened at the Toronto Film Festival and was picked up by IFC Midnight. Serving as hosts for the forum will be Shawn Quirk, Programming Director at RIIFF and Nick Palermo, President of RWU Film Production Club. This is a free event.
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. In all 56 films have been selected from 521 submissions and include works from 20 countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Japan, Chile, Switzerland, and the United States. 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.