THE ART, SUBSTANCE AND STYLE OF MAKING SCI-FI, FANTASY & HORROR FILMS KEY FOCUS AT UPCOMING RWU FORUM, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21st
“Behind the Camera Lens,” takes place at Roger Williams University as part of this year’s Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival
On Friday afternoon, October 21st, at 2:00 p.m. horror and sci-fi film fans will want to be at the Global Heritage Hall, Room 01, Roger Williams University in Bristol. The Forum, “Behind the Camera Lens” 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, Woody Allen and the Farrelly Brothers, and others 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,” this year will feature guest, filmmakers Eric Latek.
Eric Scott Latek graduated with a BS in Film Concentration, Visual and Media Arts & Mass Communication from Emerson College. The vast knowledge cultivates from Latek's experience in the field of commercial, industrial, documentary and narrative. Eric has personally filmed the stories and lives of over three-dozen people. Eric's philosophy and professional experience has made him become multifaceted in the film industry. Evidence of this wealth of talent and abilities was best exemplified by Filmmaker Magazine's recent recognition of Eric as one of "25 New Faces in Film", worldwide.
The RWU Film Production Collaborative will host the 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 Cole, Associate Dean Roberta Adams, the RWU Film Production Collaborative, and the RWU Department of Student Programs and Leadership.
The Flickers' Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Film Festival is sponsored by The Rhode Island Film & Television Office, Amtrak, RISCA, Cox on Demand, Diabolique Magazine, Eurochannel, The Harrington School of Communications and Media at the University of Rhode Island, The URI College of Arts & Sciences, The Film Media Program, Roger Williams University and the RWU Film Production Collaborative.
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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 a qualifying festival for the Live Action, Animated and Documentary Short Film Academy Awards through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). It is also a qualifying event for the Canadian Screen Awards. There are only 6 film festivals worldwide that share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England.
RIIFF is truly a place where the stars align!
The Main Festival takes place every August and sidebar events occur throughout the year. For more information about the festival, please visit www.rifilmfest.org.