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Tuesday, August 4 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Opening Night Screening and Celebration

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Join RIIFF for our 19th annual Opening Night screening and celebration and revel in the talent, artistry, and creation that is the Rhode Island International Film Festival. We have spent a full year getting ready for this amazing event and we are ready to party!

RIIFF’s Opening Night screening spotlight’s the very best of our short film submissions serving to provide a taste of the breadth of subject matter, inspiration, and talent that is prevalent in the festival. Last year, three of the films that premiered at our Opening Night went on to receive Oscar® nominations. Help us discover what will be the next Academy Award winners.

Fulfilament | Directed by Rhiannon Evans, 7 min. United Kingdom, 2015. US premiere. 
Travel around the brain with a little, lost thought and discover what it takes to make a great idea. 

Ausstieg Rechts (Exit Right) | Directed by: Rupert Höller, 6 min. Germany, 2015. US premiere. 
Look away or intervene? When a black man is victim of unfounded, racial abuse in a packed bus, there is only one passenger who won't ignore the situation like everyone else. 

We Live This | Directed by: James Burns, 10 min. United States, 2015. 
The story of four boys from the projects who have come together to pursue their dreams. Most new Yorkers who ride the MTA have opinions about them, but what lies beneath these young performers is more than what meets the eye. 

D. Asian | Directed by: Sarah Smith, 10 min. United States, 2015. 
Ten-year-old Daniel takes his yearly standardized test and is confronted with the complicated question: What race are you? 

Theodora | Directed by: Henry Chaisson, 6 min. United States, 2015. World premiere. 
A resourceful young girl prepares dinner for a friend.

More Than God | Directed by: Kev Cahill, 8 min. Ireland, 2015. World premiere. 
A pious Doctor is forced to deal with a family matter while hiding under the bed of a stranger.

The Baby | 
Directed by: Ali Asgari, 15 min, Italy, Iran, 2015. New England premiere. 
Narges and her friend have just a few hours to find someone to take care of her baby. 

Rest Stop | Directed by: Kate Herron, 11 min. United Kingdom, 2015. US premiere. 
Everything changes one night for Meredith, a young backpacker desperate to find meaning in her life, when she meets a mysterious stranger in a dingy British service station...claiming to know her. 

The House Is Innocent | Directed by: Nicholas Coles, 12 min. United States, 2015. New England premiere.
Tom and Barbara's new home has a notorious past and it's going to take more than a fresh coat of paint to whitewash its macabre history. 

Tarim le Brave Contre Les Mille et un Effets (Tarim the Brave Against The Thousand and One Effects) | Directed by: Guillaume Rieu, 18 min. France, 2014. US premiere. 
As he is going to save a princess imprisoned in the dungeon of an evil sorcerer, Tarim understands that he is the main character of a movie, and decides to fight against the special effect.

President's Reception Music Provided by:

Shelly Otis, Harpist and Musician.
 

Tuesday August 4, 2015 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Providence Performing Arts Center 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903

Attendees (29)