THE SINGULARITY OF IMAGINATION: A Conversation with...
On Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., VORTEX presents a special filmmaker conversation called “The Singularity of Imagination.”
The afternoon program features Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office. Steven Feinberg attended UCLA and the USC Film School. He has sold screenplays and pitches to 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Miramax, Village Roadshow, Columbia-Tri Star, Universal, and more. He co-produced and co-wrote FORTRESS (1993) and co-wrote the sequel’s story, FORTRESS 2. Since April, 2004, when he became the Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office, he has brought to the state $30 million worth of production, including the Showtime series BROTHERHOOD, creating 150 full-time jobs for local crew and hundreds more for actors and extras. www.rifilm.com
During an in-depth conversation, Feinberg will speak about his professional journey; his work as the head of the RI Film and Television Office, screen some of his own work and share insights into what it takes to succeed in the film industry.
This program is presented by the RWU Film Production Collaborative and is a free event.
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 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.