Celebrate the Season with RIIFF and the End of a Remarkable Year!
As this amazing year comes to an end, join us as we ring in the holidays in style. MIngle with friends. Share memories of the Festival. Raise a toast, sample exquisite desserts, mingle with friends, share memories of the summer Festival, and discover an amazing new film we'll be screening in 2015 with the Roving Eye Film Festival -- a perfect holiday treat for the entire family.
Getting To The Nutcracker
Directed by: Serene Meshel - Dillman | 98 min. | 2013 | USA
Every Christmas season, The Nutcracker Ballet is performed in cities all over the world. What does it really take to produce this ballet each year? Our documentary film, "Getting to The Nutcracker," takes you inside the Herculean effort involved in gathering the resources, assembling the volunteers, casting the dancers, rehearsing and staging the performances of this classic ballet. Los Angeles-based Marat Daukayev School of Ballet, led by the former Kirov star, takes you behind the curtain from auditions, the rigorous hours of rehearsals, the joy of landing a principal role to the pain of losing one. The dancers (boys and girls ages 3-18) are profiled; passionate people who, with their families, make incredible sacrifices of time and money just so that they may dance.
The Festival has become a magnet for those who have make short films reflecting RIIFF’s unique status as the lone film festival in New England that is a qualifying event for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences “Oscar®”. There are more than 7,000 total film festivals worldwide; only 19 have been granted this prestigious distinction..
Out of the over 250 films screened in 2014 (with 94 being World/North American Premieres) which one(s) will receive the Oscar® nod?
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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.