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Tuesday, August 4

7:00pm EDT

Opening Night Screening and Celebration
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 EDT
Providence Performing Arts Center 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903
Wednesday, August 5

11:00am EDT

DISCOVER RI: Providence Location Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for this wonderful tour of the City of Providence presented by the RI Historical Society under the aegis of the RI Film & Television Office.

Discover why Providence is truly a Hollywood backlot, learn about its history, and find out about some of our state's most notable and colorful characters. The goal for the tour is to provide filmmakers with an “insider’s” view of the downcity and riverwalk area with an eye toward what would be interesting/unanticipated places for filming. 

The tour will leave from the Lobby of the Biltmore Hotel.

Date: Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., 

The Providence Biltmore 11 Dorrance Street, PROVIDENCE

Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
The Biltmore Hotel 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903
Saturday, August 8

10:00am EDT

KidEye International Film Festival - Red Carpet Premiere
Films by and for kids are showcased in this special Red Carpet Premiere program at The Metcalf Auditorium at the RISD Museum.

Now completing its 17th year, our annual KidsEye Summer Filmmaking Camp teaches youngsters ages 8-17 the basics of film production, writing, and direction. In 2014, fifty four (54) youngsters took part on the camp, which is held on the beautiful grounds at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston.

The culmination of their work premieres today for their family and friends. For us at Flickers, our filmmakers are always our stars, so help us salute these youngsters who will be part of the future of cinema!

This is a special screening and is free for the public, but please register on Eventbrite! 

Saturday August 8, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Metcalf Auditorium - RISD Museum Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

11:30pm EDT

Official Closing "After Party" for this year's RI International Film Festival.

Presented in partnership with The Dark Lady and The Alleycat! 

Saturday August 8, 2015 11:30pm - Sunday August 9, 2015 2:00am EDT
The Dark Lady 17 Snow Street, Providence, RI 02903