San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A free public symposium examining the impact on filmmaking and storytelling by new technologies. From internet uploads on YouTube to Vimeo to cell phone capture, documentary filmmaking has changed the face of modern news gathering. Technology has allowed information to flow outside of political gate keeping creating a true global village; bridging cultures and addressing topical social and political concerns.
When & Where
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 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 also a qualifying Film Festival for BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), one of ten in the United States. 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.