2014 Horror Film Festival Program Guide

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Welcome to the Festival The 15TH ANNUAL RI INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL IS a sidebar of the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF). Each year, the Festival welcomes stellar filmmaking talents from all over the world to beautiful Providence, Rhode Island—one of America’s oldest and most beloved cities. ABOUT THE RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FLM FESTIVAL For nearly two decades, RIIFF has embraced its visitors with the sort of warm-hearted, independent spirit t hat f osters l ong-lasting f riendships, s parks exci ting c reative p rojects, a nd i nspires g uests t o return again and again. It’s little wonder that Chris Gore’s Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide praises RIIFF as “the kind of intimate festival experience that will change your life.” This y ear, R IIFF p resented 2 50 films f rom 5 2 c ountries a nd w elcomed m ore t han 3 00 fi lmmakers, producers, cast, and crew. Now it’s gearing up to be even bigger and better than ever, maintaining its r eputation a s t he l argest a nd m ost v isible film festival in New England. With a slew of unique offerings—including t he Rh ode I sland F ilm F orum, Sc riptBiz, T he F uture F ilmmaking S ymposium, Extended F ilmmaking a nd A nimation w orkshops f or k ids f eaturing a ccepted filmmakers, a nd a closing night block party — RIIFF ensures each of its participating visitors is treated to an enriching, inspiring, and unpredictable festival experience. RIIFF is proud to be one of 19 Festivals in the world that is an Academy Award qualifier in both the Live-Action S hort F ilm a nd S hort Su bject D ocumentary c ategories. W ith v anguard p rogramming that seeks to showcase new voices in independent filmmaking from across the globe, RIIFF serves as an exceptional platform from which to launch exciting careers. Seven films that have premiered at RIIFF have won Academy Awards, and another 33 have been nominated, while many have gained distribution w ith t he l ikes of H BO, S howtime, a nd I FC. A w ide r ange of c ompetitive c ategories— including H orror, Ch ildren’s, G ay & L esbian, D ocumentary, Sci ence F iction, a nd A nimated fi lms— offers entrants and audience members a v eritable buffet of g reat stories, surprises, and narrative formats. There’s even a screenplay and teleplay competition, designed to give talented screen scribes some well-deserved industry credibility. At RIIFF, there’s no shortage of ways to get noticed! MISSION AND OBJECTIVE RIIFF i s d edicated t o t he c reation of o pportunities f or a rtistic exch ange a mong i ndependent filmmakers, directors, producers, and the film-going public. The festival’s mission is to discover fresh and talented voices in the world of independent fi lm. RIIFF encourages exhibiting filmmakers—and all entrants-- to attend the Festival, and offers all-access passes, plus reduced rates on area hotels, inns and B&B’s, and the option to stay free of charge with community h osts. R IIFF g rants o ver $ 50,000 U SD w orth i n p rizes t o w inning fi lmmakers, including software, scholarships, consulting, and production services. The festival hosts a series of educational events, master classes and symposia on filmmaking, drawing leaders in the field to present. Nightly after-parties throughout the city of Providence are designed to provide a networking platform for visiting filmmakers and industry professionals. RIIFF offers a variety of prestigious awards to some of the most talented artists in (and soon to be in) the business. The festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award has been bestowed upon Oscar-nominated actors Seymour Cassel, Cicely Tyson and Theo Bikel, Academy Award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine, and a cclaimed a ctor of s tage a nd s creen, P aul So rvino. T he f estival’s C rystal I mage A ward f or Excellence, introduced to honor emerging artists with powerful voices, has been awarded to talents including Zach Braff, Danny Trejo, Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Showalter, composer Klaus Badelt, and children’s book author Sandra Boynton. More than simply a film festival, RIIFF champions artistic vision in any form and is dedicated to sharing that vision with a diverse and enthusiastic audience that hungers for great storytelling.


Letter from the Director



It was around 1979 that I started thinking about creating a small film society whose sole purpose was to discover and screen classic, foreign, and cutting edge film. I had picked up a book entitled “How to Organize and Run a Film Society,” and I played with the idea over the next several years. In 1981, I formalized my ideas and created “Flickers—The Newport Film Society.” It was very much a “Field of Dreams” experience: I built it and people came. Our first screening took place at the then-named Van Alen Casino Theatre in Newport. The screening was in January 1983. The film was Fellini’s “Amarcord.” One hundred seventy five people showed up and from there, Flickers was launched.


Flickers held the state’s first International Film Festival in Newport in 1983, which laid the foundation for today’s Rhode Island International Film Festival. During its first five years exhibiting film, Flickers screened more than 475 titles, of which many were state and regional premieres. Some examples that demonstrate the breadth of films exhibited include “Amadeus,” “Flight of the Eagle,” “The Man from Snowy River,” “Parting Glances,” Truffaut’s “Confidentially Yours,” Bergman’s “Fanny & Alexander,” Fassbinder’s “Querelle,” Franco Zeffirelli’s lush “La Traviata,” Bertolucci’s uncut “1900,” the premiere of the independent film “Coaster,” the restored print of Gloria Swanson’s epic “Queen Kelly,” Fellini’s “And the Ship Sails On,” and “My Beautiful Laundrette.” The society sponsored specialized film series, lectures, and forums including one at the screening of “Man of Iron,” which featured Cheslaw Kyanka, founder of the Polish Solidarity Union. The Society also presented lectures for colleges and organizations on topics from Italian Neo-Realism to film programming. It even organized travel programs to study international media centers in New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, and Athens. Over the past 33 years, Flickers has changed directions, taken detours, and charted new routes. The organization has been impacted by the hard work, vision, and commitment of so many people that it would be wrong to personally take credit for where we are today. No one person is responsible for the success of what was originally envisioned as a way to meet people, make friends, and share a common love of film. Some of these people have actually been with us for this quarter century. Others have drifted in and out, some have moved on, but all have been touched in some way by this organization. Today, programming efforts cover a broad range of areas -from arts to humanities to social services to production to educational outreach -multiple linkages and numerous collaborations have been established. Flickers has evolved with the changes, needs, and demands of the community it serves. It has never lost sight of its mission, and continues its quest to create inventive and cutting-edge programming. It has been an amazing adventure and one that was completely unforeseen at its beginning. This year’s dedication is to all the people who created Flickers and sustained it over the past 33 years. It’s a long, long list of wonderful people. All are linked by a passion and commitment you cannot find anywhere else: the love of film that served as Flickers’ founding inspiration. My sincere thanks!

George T. Marshall Executive Director

Dear Rhode Island International Film Festival Filmmakers,

From the many diverse locations to our outstanding restaurants and cultural attractions, I’m certain you will find that Rhode Island is a fun, film-friendly neighborhood. This compact state is merely forty-eight miles long and about forty-miles wide, so please see as much of it as you can. Each area is diverse, rich with history and visually unique. One twenty minute road trip can take you from a vibrant cityscape to a scenic ocean drive and, if you keep going, you may wind up at one of our magnificent mansions. Believe me, you won’t be disappointed. Please do not hesitate to call our office if you have any questions or needs. We stand ready to assist you any way we can and the Rhode Island Film & TV Office is always here to help you make some movie magic! Congratulations to George T. Marshall and the RIIFF volunteers/sponsors! Enjoy the show! Steven Feinberg Executive Director Rhode Island Film & Television Offi ce One Capitol Hill 3rd Floor Providence, RI 02908 Phone: 401-222-3456 (222-FILM) Fax: 401-222-3018 E MAIL: steven.feinberg@arts.ri.gov WEB SITE:www.fi lm.ri.gov


Greetings from the beautiful Ocean State! On behalf of the Film & Television Offi ce, I welcome you to discover Rhode Island.




A symphony of cinematic horror slashes its way across the big screen as the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) unspools its 15th Annual RI International Horror Film Festival, October 20-26th. In addition to its traditional spooky film fare and the world premiere of “Another World,” the first horror film ever made in Israel, this year’s festival includes a return and two-day expansion of its popular H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour presented in collaboration with the RI Historical Society, an expanded focus on Sci-fi and fantasy films, free after-school programs for kids, a Date-Night of Horror with a costume competition, and two Forums that look behind-the-scenes of creating horror films in the Ocean State featuring Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film and Television Office, Tommy DeNucci of Woodhaven Productions and award-winning writer/director, Chris Sparling.


The 2014 festival will include horror, thrillers, suspense and sci-fi / fantasy programming. Screenings will take place in Providence along with satellite programming in Bristol at Roger Williams University and in Jamestown at the Jamestown Arts Center. The FLICKERS: RI International Horror Film Festival is an eerie-sistable salute to what is an often-overlooked genre that will include a bevy of World and U.S. Premieres of short, feature-length and documentary films. In all 69 films have been selected from over 600 submissions and, and they represent 19 countries including the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, New Zealand, Sweden, Canada, Germany, Poland, Spain, Japan, Hungary, Israel, France, Brazil, and the United States. Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance, so audience members will have a chance to meet, ask questions, and even network with the next generation of horror-auteurs. The Festival kicks off officially on Monday, October 20th, 3:30 p.m. with an after-school program showcasing sci-fi and fantasy films. Geared for kids of all ages, the free program takes place at the Providence Public Library located on 150 Empire Street in Providence. Films include “Adventures of Sheriff Kid,” directed by Gui Periera (USA/Brazil); “The Gallant Captain,” directed by Katrina Mathers (Australia); “The Legend of the Flying Tomato,” directed by Sharon Huang, Michael Yates, and Aurry Tan (USA); “Decorations,” directed by Mari Miyazaka (Japan) and from Disney interactive, “Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story,” directed by Mike Ambs, Paul Foyder, Gino Roy, Whitfield Scheidegger & Greg Shewchuk (USA).

WRITING THE HORROR FILM On Tuesday Night at 6:00 p.m., meet Rhode Island screenwriter and director, Chris Sparling at the Global Heritage Hall, Room 01, Roger Williams University in Bristol in a free forum called “Writing the Horror Film.” Chris was born and raised in North Providence, Rhode Island. He wrote the 2010 film “Buried” starring Ryan Reynolds, for which he won “Best Original Screenplay” from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, as well as a Spanish Academy Award in the same category. His Black List script, ATM, was produced by Gold Circle Films and released by IFC Films in 2012. Chris’s feature directing debut, the supernatural thriller “The Atticus Institute,” will be released in early 2015. His most recent script, “Sea of Trees,” is slated to be released in 2015, starring Matthew McConaughey and directed by Gus Van Sant. He is currently adapting author Jo Nesbo’s bestselling crime novel “Blood on Snow” for Warner Brothers and Leonardo DiCaprio. He has also sold TV projects to F/X, Universal Television, and Fox Television. During an in-depth conversation, Chris will speak about his professional journey, screen his work and share insights into what it takes to succeed in the film industry. This program is presented by the RWU Film Production Club and is a free event.


The programming continues on Tuesday afternoon, 3:30 p.m. at the Providence Public Library with the films “Bedtime,” directed by Cooper Justus (USA); “Kharisma,” directed by Shannon Murphy (Australia); “The Magic Ferret,” directed by Alison Parker (Canada); “By Your Side,” directed by Tsuneo Goda (Japan); “Mia,” directed by Wouter Bongaerts (Belgium); “Rabbit and Deer,” directed by Peter Vacz (Hungary); “Robot & Boy,” directed by local filmmakers Dylan and Ethan Itkin (USA); “Silent,” directed by Sarah Hebert (USA).


Horror Fest program PROVIDENCE UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL On Wednesday October 22nd, experience the local legend of Lizzie Borden at The Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, RI. The Festival will screen “Lizbeth: A Victorian Nightmare,” directed by Ric Rebello and after the presentation host a special examination of the film and its subject, often called one of the most infamous crimes in US history. In what should be a “spirited” discussion, the Q&A will feature Lee-Ann Wilbur, the owner of the Lizzie Borden House (Bed and Breakfast), and Stefani Khoori Ph.D., the editor of the Literary Hatchet (A Lizzie Borden Magazine).


The evening’s screening will also feature “Fallout,” directed by Derek Dubois (USA), “Serpant’s Lullaby,”directed by Patricia Chica (Canada), and “Feral,” directed by Daniel Sousa (USA).


The Providence Underground Film Festival has become a popular sidebar of the annual Rhode Island International Film Festival in August. The sidebar was created to provide a platform for students and micro-budget filmmakers with independent visions. Unlike what are now considered mainstream “independent” film events, the Providence Underground Film Festival is not designed to imitate established market-driven events but instead to focus on the artistic, aesthetic and most uniquely, the educational side of independent filmmaking. The goal of the programming is to be innovative, original; including lowbrow, experimental, avant-garde and cutting-edge films, while providing an experiential foundation for emerging artists and storytellers. It’s motto: “Tell us your story.” BEHIND THE CAMERA LENS On Thursday morning, October 23rd, at 10:00 a.m. horror and sci-fi film fans will want to be at the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, located at the University Library at Roger Williams University in Bristol, providing 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, 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,” will be hosted by Steven Feinberg (“Fortress,” “Peter York,” “Pell Grants: A Passion for Education,”) Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office, the man behind the state’s high profile within the industry, and filmmaking professionals who have successfully made careers within the industry: Panelists: Justin White, “Unearthed and Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary,” Jessica Sonneborn and Erik Latek, “Alice D.,” Shawn Quirk, RIIFF’s Programming Director and Nick Palermo, President of RWU Film Production Club.

THURSDAY NIGHT SPOOKTACULAR The annual Horror Festival Thursday Night Spooktacular at the Bell Street Chapel Theatre, 5 Bell Street, Providence, RI. This year, the program will feature a series of critically acclaimed international shorts. The cinematic program includes “The Carriage, Or: Dracula My Mother,” directed by Ben Gordan (Spain); “Figures,” directed by Miklos Kileti (Belgium); “The King and Queen of Halloween,” directed by Anna Maguire (United Kingdom); “Sinners,” directed by local filmmaker, Derek Dubois (USA); “Tin & Tina,” directed by Rubin Stein (Spain); “Job Interview,” directed by Julia Walter (Germany), and “Detention,” directed by Will Pascoe (Canada). OH THE HORROR... FRIDAY OCTOBER 24th

At 9:00 p.m. the Bell continues with as package of thrillers including the provocative “Mouse X,” directed by Justin Tagg (United Kingdom); “Dough,” directed by Julian Vican (USA); “Redeem The Beginning,” directed by Denis Peterson (Sweden); “We Wanted More,” directed by Stephen Dunn (Canada); “The Working Dead,” directed by Lee Arter (USA); “Scary Larry,” directed by Greg Ivan Smith (USA); “A Drop of Water,” directed by local filmmaker Daniel F. Lovetere (USA); and “The Landing,” directed by Josh Tanner (Australia). FLICKERS DATE NIGHT AND COSTUME COMPETITION In true horror-style, the Festival will be “slashing” its prices at the Paff Auditorium located at the URI Feinstein Campus, 80 Washington Street, Providence, when it presents a Friday Date Night of Terror. The night’s line-up will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the terrifying short film “Subterranneo,” directed by Miguel A. Carmona (Spain), about a couple who become witness to a heinous crime. “On/Off,” directed by Julien Renaud (France) takes us to the loneliness and isolation of deep space. Then back to Earth for “Jack Attack,” directed by Antonio and Bryan Padovan (USA), a film guaranteed to make you think twice about pumpkins. The program moves closer to home with the feature film, “Alice D.,” directed by local filmmaker Jessica Sonneborn (USA). The story concerns a haunted brothel, the Davenport House. Famous until the late 1890s, the brothel was abandoned when a young woman named Alice killed herself and now has become a permanent addition to the facility. Since this is a date night event, all couples, (whatever the combination) will receive a special rate of $10.00 (or half off the normal ticket price) for the evening of horrors. Additonally, those who come in costume will be eligible for a special drawing of tickets to the 2015 RIIFF as well as receive half off the ticket price! (However, no double-dipping for couples in costume!)


On Friday, sci-fi fans are in for a treat with two screenings starting off at 6:30 p.m. at the Bell Street Chapel Theatre with films geared for science fiction fans: “Worm Free Society,” directed by local filmmaker Raja Samaroo (USA); and “Time Lapse,” Directed by Bradley King (USA).


Horror Fest program WEEKEND SCREENINGS


Saturday afternoon screenings kick off at the Paff Theatre at 3:30 p.m. with a program of memorable short films entitled “DON’T LOOK UNDER THE BED: Fantasy Tales with a Twist from Across the Globe.” The program includes “My Stuffed Granny,” Directed by Effie Pappa (United Kingdom); the animated “Tea With the Dead,” Directed by Gary Gill (Ireland); “Ausencia,” directed by Max Valverde (Costa Rica); “Over the Moon,” directed by James Cunningham (New Zealand); “Mia,” directed by Wouter Bongaerts (Belgium, Netherlands); “The Looking Planet,” directed by Eric Law Anderson (U S A); “Mirage,” directed by Iker (U S A); and “Payada pa’ Satan,” directed by Antonio Balseiro and Carlos Balseiro (Argentina).

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Later that evening at 7:30 p.m. the Paff Theatre’s spotlight shines full force on legendary horror meister, Stephen King. Two films showcase King’s genius: first up, the short film “Graduation Afternoon” directed by Alex VonHoffman (Australia), a cinematic adaptation of King’s short story by the same name. Then, the Festival premiere of “Unearthed and Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary” a documentary directed by John Campopiano and Justin White (USA), which takes an extensive look at the making of Mary Lambert’s classic take on King’s timeless, “Pet Sematary” (1989). The origins of the film, the stories of surviving cast and crew, memories of the Maine locals who helped make the film, and the legacy the film has established among horror fans and afionados of King’s work. Catch two special blocks of horror at The Bell Street Chapel Theatre, Saturday night. The first program, BLOODY SHORTS OF HORROR I kicks off at 6:30 kicks and features “Cassandra,” directed by Guy Roger Duvart (France/USA); “Black Sugar,” directed by Hank Friedman (USA); “Entity,” directed by Andrew Desmond and Jean Philipe Ferre (France); “Flesh Computer,” directed by Ethan Shaftel (USA); “Dark Origins” directed by Evan Randall Green (Australia); “Naive,” directed by Marie Enthoven (Belgium); “Poussiers,” directed by Daniel Metge (France), and “You, Me and Her,” directed by Sarah Doyle (USA). The evening of shocks concludes with the 9:00 p.m. screening of BLOODY SHORTS OF HORROR II featuring nighmarish shorts including “It Had to Be Done,” directed by local filmmaker Don Burton (USA); “Carnivory,” directed by Mathias Askelend (United Kingdom); “He Took His Skin Off For Me,” directed by Ben Aston (United Kingdom); “Reaver” directed by Len LoBiondo (USA); “Insane,” directed by James O’Brien (Canada); and “Smutne Potwory,” directed by Justnya Tafel (Poland). OFFICIAL CLOSING FILM & AWARDS CEREMONY The Festival programming closes on Sunday with a bang. The Official Closing Film for this year is the first horror film ever made in Israel. Directed by Eitan Reuven, “Another World” is set in a post-apocalyptic future, where a biological warfare program has gone wrong, leaving only four survivors defending themselves from “the infected” - mindless killers.

As they struggle to survive and make sense of what is happening, they find another survivor, intent on revealing the truth. This premiere screening is accompanied by the short, “Starving,” directed by Mike De Caro (USA). Following the screening, the 2014 Horror Festival Awards for Excellence will be announced with a closing reception. DOUBLE THE HORROR: H.P. LOVECRAFT WALKING TOUR & FILM SCREENING This year, the popular annual H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour hosted in collaboration with the RI Historical Society will be held on two consecutive dates: Saturday, October 25th at 11:00 and again on Sunday, October 26th, at 12:00 Noon.

The tour will depart on both days from the John Brown House at 52 Power Street, Providence and lasts 90 minutes. On Saturday, October 25th at 1:00 p.m., the H.P. Lovecraft tour will conclude with a screening of a collection of short films influenced by H.P. Lovecraft. On Sunday, October 26th, at 2:00 p.m. Both H.P. Lovecraft tour screenings will take place at the Providence Public Library Theatre, 150 Empire Street, Providence. Films for both screenings were inspired by the work of H.P. Lovecraft. Tickets for the walking tour are $18 per person, can be purchased online, and include a ticket to the special screenings of films inspired by H.P. Lovecraft. The Walking Tour can be purchased in advance by calling the RIIFF offices at 401.861.4445 or ordered directly online at http://www.film-festival.org/HPLovecraft14.php. The FLICKERS: RI International Horror Film Festival is sponsored by The Rhode Island Film & Television Office, Amtrak, RISCA, Cox on Demand, Diabolique Magazine, Eurochannel, Tourisme Québec, The Harrington School of Communications and Media at the University of Rhode Island, The URI College of Arts & Sciences, The Film Media Program, and the URI Feinstein College of Continuing Education, Roger Williams University and the RWU Film Production Club. General Admission for screenings is $10.00 per person. Festival 5-packs available at $40 (good year round and at any RIIFF film event) can be purchased online: http://www.filmfestival.org/FivePack15.php. Group Discounts can be arranged in advance by calling the Festival office at 401/861.4445.



The life and work of Providence’s best-known fantasy and horror author, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, provide the backdrop for this walking tour. Acknowledged genius of occult and horror fiction, Lovecraft’s Providence Stories (written between 1924 and 1935) provide the basis for this walk. Lovecraft wrote eloquently, and in great detail, about such landmarks as Prospect Terrace, the First Baptist Church, and the historic homes of Benefit Street. See the site of his former home, as well as the sights mentioned in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Haunter of the Dark, The Shunned House, and The Call of Cthulhu. Lovecraft’s own words offer a most amazing literary, historical, and architectural walking tour.

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Festival )LYH-Pack $40 Five tickets for the price of four. Can be used during the main RIIFF in August, the annual RI International Horror Festival in October, plus any special year-round film series we sponsor. No termination date.


Rising Star Pass $30 A transferable, multi-user pass which includes four admissions to films at The Vets. Valid only at The Vets during the week of the Festival. Does not include Opening Night. RIIFF Opening Night Pass: $15 Screening OR $50 Screening & Soiree Gala Grants admittance to a brilliant and memorable selection of premiere short fi lms from around the world await audiences at the gala opening night of the 18th Annual Film Festival.

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Special Discounts RIIFF offers Special 10% Advanced Purchase Reduced Ticket Rates to the following groups: Members of the US Military with valid ID AAA members (for Festival six-packs only) Members of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce Groups of more than twenty (20) Groups also receive the following perks: email notifications to all future Flickers screenings, reserved seating at Flickers “First Look” Presentations, priority seating, and no waiting in line. *Excludes special events and 3rd party rentals. MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.

Special Offers Limited Edition Flickers’ Pass $350 Access to the entire week’s film screenings, including our Opening and Closing Nights and the Film & Celebration post screening party. Includes Priority Ticket Selection before individual tickets go on sale and Priority Seating via the Wrist Band Line; note Priority Seating expires 15 minutes prior to show time. This pass is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Flickers’ Newport Pass $20 Reduced rate for Newport residents. Includes two (2) tickets to RIIFF’s Opening Night Screening.

Flickers’ Providence Pass $60 Includes a Festival five-pack good year round (a $50 value), and two tickets to RIIFF’s Opening Night Screening ($30 value). DISCOVER RI Providence Walking Tour $15 Provides filmmakers with an insider’s view of the downcity and riverwalk area with an eye toward unique and unanticipated locations for fi lming. Please call our offices at 401.861.4445 for more information on booking.

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Adventures of USA, Brazil|18min|Kids, Fantasy Sheriff Kid



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USA|40min|Horror Director: David Prior Starring: Eric Lange, Ray Wise, John Billingsley

Oct. 20 | 3:30 PM | Providence Public Library

Oct. 26 | 2:00 PM | Providence Public Library

A young and frightened Billy goes on a journey with his older brother, to the Old West. The town of Ferro Grande is being threatened by Dirt Man Duke and the Lightning Gang ever since the Governor’s son rolled into town. Now, Sheriff Kid McLain must protect the Governor’s son and his peaceful quiet town.

Cocky investment analyst Sam Larson has a lot on his mind. After a financial scam goes horribly wrong, he hits the road. A fragment of a radio broadcast, that may or may not be a distress call, lures him to an isolated transmitting station and into a terrifying mystery of murder, madness and the insatiable hunger of a power beyond his comprehension.

Alice D.

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USA|85min|Horror Director: Jessica Sonneborn Producer: Chris Maltauro, Kristina Page & Josh Hammond Starring: Aaron Massey, Al Snow, Eliza Swenson, Juan Riedinger, Kane Hodder

Another world

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Israel|96min|Horror Director: Eitan Reuven Writer: Michael Birinbaum Starring: Carl McCrystal, Zach Cohen, Susan Gschwendtner, Davina Kevelson, David Lavenski

Oct. 24 | 7:30 PM | PAFF Theater

Oct. 26 | 4:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium RISD

In the late 1890s the Davenport House was a famous and successful brothel, until a young prostitute named Alice killed herself there. After her death, the brothel became haunted by Alice’s ghost, and was eventually abandoned.

In a post-apocalyptic future, a biological warfare program gone wrong leaves only four survivors defending themselves from “the infected” - mindless killers. As they struggle to survive and make sense of what is happening, they find another survivor, intent on revealing the truth.


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USA|6min|Kids, Adventure Director: Cooper Justus, Ryan Farmer & CJ Richter

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Oct. 21 | 3:30 PM | Providence Public Library

Luis died prematurely. Since then, Enrique’s life has been sleeping beside his father’s tomb. He tries to play with other kids, he tries hard to play the game of his life. Yet, he ends curled up in his solitude, next to his dad’s tomb.

A young boy enlists his brother’s help to get to the restroom after a monster appears under the his bed, but when the monster overpowers his brother, the boy is forced to muster his courage and face his fears.


Director: Max Valverde Producer: Max Valverde, Amaya Izquierdo & Tania Garron Starring: Adrian Viquez, Daniela Masis,


Oct. 25 | 3:30 PM | PAFF Theater

Black Sugar


Costa Rica|15min|Fantasy

USA|11min|Horror Director: Hank Friedmann Producer: Brant Barger, Jason Baum & Hank Friedmann Starring: Aaron Refvem, Daniel O’Brien, Jake Kellar, Chanel Marriot, Paul Bond

By your side

Japan|6min|Music, Kids Director: Tsuneo Goda

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Oct. 25 | 6:30 PM | Bell Street Chapel

Oct. 21 | 3:30 PM | Providence Public Library

When a group of bored suburban teens experiment with a mysterious new drug, they are thrust into a nightmare world where hallucinations kill.

A girl and stuffed toys(Usa and Kuma) live happily. But a huge earthquake shakes their town suddenly. After a while, Usa and Kuma awake to find themselves in complete mess but can’t find the girl. They have no idea what has just happened. However, they start cleaning up the mess in hope for finding the girl.

Blank: a Vinylma- USA|38min|Animation tion Love Story

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Director: Mike Ambs, Paul Foyder, Gino Roy, Whitfi eld Scheidegger & Greg Shewchuk


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UK|20min|Sci-Fi, Fantasy Director: Mathias Askeland Produer: Nikolai Hamel Writer: Lawrie Doran Starring: Alister Austin, Alex Murphy, John Fagan, Neil Allen

Oct. 20 | 3:30 PM | Providence Public Library

Oct. 25 | 9:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel

Blank is an epic adventure in miniature scale, a completely original, heartwarming love story filmed entirely in practical stop motion.

Before his in vitro meat lab gets shut down, an overworked scientist decides to try one last experiment; growing a fillet of human steak.

Spain|15min|Horror Director: Ben Gordon Starring: Ben Gordon, Charlotte Gordon, Laura Mayoral, Francisco Aguirre, Cloe Lee Gordon

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Dark origins

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Australia|12min|Horror Director: Evan Randall Green Starring: Jane Barry, Rosie Keogh, Erin Fleay, Kaylea Caulfield, Paul Vorrasi

Oct. 23 | 7:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel

Oct. 25| 6:30 PM | Bell Street Chapel

Film director Ben Gordon spends a horrible Christmas with his family when a sinister carriage mysteriously appears at the house and Ben is blinded to his family’s safety by the golden opportunity to film something momentous, terrible as it may be.

A psychologist discovers the terrifying trauma haunting her young patient may in fact lurk beyond the girl’s fractured mind.


USA|14min|Sci-Fi, Fantasy

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Director: Guy-Roger Duvert Producer: Guy-Roger Duvert & Rudolph Falaise Starring: Noémie Goetsch, Eric Kailey, Alex Freeman


Japan|7min|Kids, Animation Director: Mari Miyazawa

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Oct. 25 | 6:30 PM | Bell Street Chapel

Oct. 20 | 3:30 PM | Providence Public Library

In a medieval world, two thieves infiltrate a besieged city, in order to retrieve an artifact. But when they are saved by a priest who mistakes them for mercenaries come to help the town, choices have to be made. What you do defines who you are, but the consequences define who you will become...

A quaint kitchen in a house tucked away in the outskirts of the city. Amidst preparations for a banquet, the birth of a new life brings turmoil and change. And then, she heads off on her own journey. Those who send her off recall the day they embarked on their own journeys, just like her.

The Curse of Yig


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Director: Paul Von Stoetzel Producer: Paul Von Stoetzel & Tim Uren Starring: Amy Schweickhardt, Tim Uren, Dawn Krosnowski, Conor Timmis, Kurt Schweickhardt...


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Canada|8min|Horror Director: Will Pascoe Producer: Adria Budd Johnson, Holly Lee Rispin, Jordana Aarons & Will Pascoe Starring: Anja Savcic, Dan Beirne, Emily Piggford...

Oct. 26 | 2:00 PM | Providence Public Library

Oct. 23 |7:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel

An adaptation of the legendary writer H.P. Lovecraft’s story by the same name which follows a young academic searching for the legend of the infamous snake god, Yig, but who finds a story more disturbing than anything she ever could have imagined.

Five high school students trapped in noonhour detention, struggle with what to do when the world outside falls to a zombie apocalypse.


The Carriage or: Dracula & my mother



USA|20min|Horror Director: Julian Vican Producer: Cort McGee, Shyam Sengupta & Giles Clarke Starring: Deane Sullivan, Erika Macke, Michelle McGinty

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Oct. 22 | 7:00 PM | PAFF Theater

When a traumatized runaway finds solace in a secluded farm home, her attempt to liberate the house from a disturbing secret uproots a rage that should have remained hidden.

Fallout is the story of two brothers struggling for their lives while isolated in an underground shelter.


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USA|15min|Drama, Thriller

Oct. 24 | 9:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel

A Drop of Water



USA|19min|Horror Director: Daniel F. Lovetere Starring: James Bocock, John Lindsey, Joseph Crehan, Katie Iacomini, Marina Bednarchuk


USA|13min|Animation Director: Daniel Sousa

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Oct. 24 | 9:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel

Oct. 22 | 7:00 PM | PAFF Theater

A man’s new life is shattered by visions of a vengeful spirit, that will stop at nothing to leave a mark that can never be forgotten.

A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him safe in the forest.


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France|15min|Sci-Fi, Fantasy Director: Andrew Desmond & Jean-Philippe Ferré Producer: Laurent Fumeron & Frédéric Rossignol Starring: Alias Hilsum


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Belgium|20min|Sci-Fi, Fantasy Director: Miklos Keleti Producer: Alain Berliner Starring: Alice Haugness, Bénédicte Chabot

Oct. 25 | 6:30 PM | Bell Street Chapel

Oct. 23 | 7:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel

Minutes after the technical failure of her spacecraft, an astronaut finds herself ejected from her cockpit andinto space. She tries in vain to contact to the base to obtain help. Her oxygen level diminishes slowly but surely. Little by little, fear grabs hold of her. She faints...

Hannah is a deaf-mute little girl. However she hears a strange noise in a park one day. Her mother does not believe her but Hannah is becoming more and more obsessed with that experience. She believes that the park wants to communicate something to her. Where will this fascination lead her?

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USA|14min|Sci-Fi, Fantasy Director: Ethan Shaftel Starring: Dennis Garcia, Dan Leonard, Andrew Flores, Peter Olivera

He Took His Skin Off For Me

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UK|10min| Sci-Fi, Horror Director: Ben Aston Producer: Fiona Lamptey Writer: Maria Hummer Starring: Sebastian Armesto, Anna Maguire

Oct. 25 | 6:30 PM | Bell Street Chapel

Oct. 25 | 9:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel

A weary handyman does his best to maintain a decaying building in a ruined city, but when scavengers attack his cybernetic pet project, the line between human and machine becomes blurred.

A simple, domestic love story about a man who takes his skin off for his girlfriend, and why it probably wasn’t the best idea...

The Gallant Captain

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Australia|8min|Kids, Fantasy Director: Katrina Mathers & Graeme Base Producer: Daryl Munton, Merrin Jensen, Patrick Sarell & Katrina Mathers Starring: Toby Pearce

The Hungry Corpse

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USA|38min|Animation Director: Mike Ambs, Paul Foyder, Regino Roy III, Whitfield Scheidegger & Greg Shewchuk Producer: Kelly Hirano

Oct. 20 | 3:30 PM | Providence Public Library

Oct. 26 | 2:00 PM | Providence Public Library

A boy and his cat journey into unknown waters with a bottle, a boat and a vivid imagination.

A short tale set in London’s bustling, yet desolate Trafalgar Square about an ancient, rather hungry Corpse and... a Pigeon. Voiced by Bill Nighy and Stephen Mangan the film is a tale of companionship but also, a textural imprint of a dark, monochrome London from the perspective of a still, solitary protagonist.

Graduation Afternoon

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Australia|12min|Sci-Fi, Fantasy Director: Alex VonHofmann Producer: Kate Separovich Starring: Rebecca Fowler, Gabriel Muoio, Helen Searle


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Canada|19min|Horror Director: Adam O’Brien Producer: Julien Maisonneuve Starring: Andrew Fleming, Shannon Lahaie, Meghan McNicol

Oct. 25 | 7:00 PM | PAFF Theatre

Oct. 25 | 9:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel

It’s graduation afternoon and Jane is thinking about love, a career, her future ... but everything is about to change, forever.

A young talented director on a location scout in the abandoned psychiatric hospital of a rural community inadvertently awakens the ghost of a tormented soul seeking retribution.


Flesh Computer


It had to be done

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Australia|13min|Family Director: Shannon Murphy Producer: Sabrina Organo Starring: Morgana Davies, Laura Bunting, David Whitney, Caroline Brazier

Oct. 21 | 3:30 PM | Providence Public Library

‘I don’t know how I first got the idea, but when I did, it haunted me day and night.’

A young and darkly funny story of a girl desperate for the limelight and the magical discovery she makes that could secure her fame and fortune should she choose to use it…


Director: Don Burton Producer: Tommy Whalen & Don Burton Starring: Aaron Manchester, James Nee, Beatriz Oliveira


Oct. 25| 9:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel

Jack Attack



USA|8min|Horror Director: Antonio Padovan & Bryan Norton Producer: Joseph Zaso & Lucia Bellini Starring: Helen Rogers, Tyler Rosser, Steven Anderson

The King & Queen UK, Canada|6min|Horror of Halloween

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Director: Anna Maguire Starring: Alfie Field, Joshua Lincoln, Michael Hallihane, Ellie Broad, Robert Maguire, Sophie Broad

Oct. 24 | 7:00 PM | PAFF Theater

Oct. 23 | 7:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel

This Halloween, young Jack is about to learn that there is more to a Jack O’ Lantern than just a pumpkin.

Trick or Treat respectfully kids, or pay the price.

Job interview

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Germany|29min|Horror Director: Julia Walter Producer: Daniel Rohm, Jakob Vogt Starring: Sinikka Schubert, Stefanie von Poser, Christian Lex

The Landing

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Australia|18min|Sci-Fi, Fantasy Director: Josh Tanner Producer: Jade Van der Lei Starring: Henry Nixon, Tom Usher, David Roberts

Oct. 23 | 7:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel

Oct. 24 | 9:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel

When Lisa applies for a job, everything seems to be turning out pretty well. But when the boss Marie starts asking strange questions it won’t be long until Lisa realizes that the seemingly simple job interview is getting slightly out of control.

A man returns to the Midwestern farm of his childhood on a desperate mission: To unearth the horrifying truth of what landed there in the summer of 1960.

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The Magic Ferret Canada|11min|Family

Director: Aurry Tan, Michael Yates & Sharon Huang Starring: Alejandra Perez, Bill Sage, Garett Oneil, Jaran Pan, Kevin Temmer

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Director: Alison Parker Producer: Alison Parker, Hugh Brompton & Synnove Godeseth Starring: Falcor the ferret, Fred Ewanuick, Jacob Tremblay, Lisa Durupt

Oct. 20 | 3:30 PM | Providence Public Library

Oct 21 | 3:30 PM | Providence Public Library

An young female luchador aspiring to be like her hero must learn to accept her fl aws when she faces a terrifying opponent.

A young orphan named Sam yearns to fi nd a forever home, so he and his pet ferret Booger conjure up a little magic.

Lizbeth: a Victorian Nightmare




Director: Ric Ribello

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Director: Wouter Bongaerts Producer: Viviane Vanfl eteren Writer: Wouter Bongaerts & Bert Vandecasteele

Oct. 22 | 7:00 PM | Jamestown Arts Center

Oct. 21 | 3:30 PM | Providence Public Library

On August 4th 1892 a brutal double murder occurred in the New England town of Fall River Massachusetts. Over 100 years later the crime is still one of the most infamous in history. The woman at the center of the crime has become one of the most infamous personalities in American history, her name: Lizzie Borden.

7 year old Mia tries to liberate her overworked mother from the clutches of an overpopulated metropolis. In her quest, she unlocks the hidden secrets that make the world turn.

The Looking Planet USA|17min|Animation

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Director: Eric Law Anderson Producer: Anne Uemura Starring: Samuel Hery, Peter Oldring, Joe Cappelletti, Cindy Robinson



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Director: Iker Maidagan Starring: Veronica Taylor, Marc Diraison, Jack Schram

Oct. 25 | 3:30 PM | PAFF Theater

Oct. 25 | 3:30 PM | PAFF Theater

During the construction of the universe, a young member of the Cosmos Corps of Engineers decides to break some fundamental laws in the name of self-expression.

A young Inuit boy and his sled dog stumble upon an ancient impact crater, now turned into a frozen lake, while looking for a fishing spot in the Arctic. Home of a mysterious shrine and a strange conch shell, the lake waters can bring countless exotic fish to the North Pole, but trying to reach them is a dangerous venture that comes with a price.


The Legend of the Flying Tomato



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France|13min| Sci-Fi, Fantasy Director: Thierry Lorenzi Producer: Thierry & Julien Renaud Starring: Arben Bajraktaraj, Carole Brana

Oct. 24| 7:30 PM | PAFF Theater

Mouse-X is a mystery/sci-fi story about Anderson, a man who wakes in a building with no idea where he is or how he got there, before slowly discovering that in each of the rooms around him are a thousand clones of himself.

Obsessed by a mysterious voice message, astronaut Meredith will face its paradoxical condition in order to stay connected to his humanity.


Director: Justin Tagg Producer: Joanne Tagg Starring: Julian Lee


Oct. 24 | 9:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel

My Stuffed Granny


UK|15min|Sci-Fi, Fantasy

UK|10min|Animation Director: Effi e Pappa Producer: Miranda Ballesteros Starring: Effi e Pappa

Over the Moon New Zealand|7min|Sci-Fi

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Director: James Cunningham Producer: James Cunningham, Andrew Beattie & Oliver Hilbert

Oct. 25 | 3:30 PM | PAFF Theater

Oct. 25 | 3:30 PM | PAFF Theater

Times are hard for little Sofia, as the Greek recession is taking its toll. With her Father out of work, they rely solely on Greedy Grumpy Granny’s pension. Desperate times call for desperate measures; to what extremes will they go, when Granny is no more?

Brace yourself for a rough landing as kick-ass comic book heroine Connie Radar defends the moon from The USA and attempts to prevent the first moon landing.


Belgium|11min|Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Payada pa’ Satan Argentina|8min|Animation

Director: Marie Enthoven

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Director: Antonio & Carlos Balseiro Producer: Lula Meliche Starring: Agustin Orol, Eugenia Luppino, Santiago Pomeranz McGarrell, Roly Serrano...

Oct. 25 | 6:30 PM | Bell Street Chapel

Oct. 25 | 3:30 PM | PAFF Theater

On her birthday, Emma discovers that her life is a lie from which her mother holds the strings. Her lover, her friends, all seem to be paid to surround her.

Gaucho lives peacefully in the countryside with his wife until one day they hear explosions and the earth starts to shake. Bewildered, the gaucho decides to go out and see what was happening, and finds out that there is a huge hole in the middle of the mountains.

France |22min|Sci-Fi, Fantasy

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Director: Daniel Metge Producer: Sandra Da Fonseca Starring: Nicolas Giraud, Salomé Stévenin, Serge Riaboukine

Redeem the Sweden|15min| Sci-Fi, Fantasy Beginning

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Director: Dennis Petersen Producer: Dennis Petersen & Moa Malan Starring: Moa Malan

Oct. 25 | 6:30 PM | Bell Street Chapel

Oct. 24 | 9:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel

For some time the village was just sentenced to silence and dust. Not a soul out there, not even a noise. However this evening, something is moving again.

If you were murdered but given a second chance, a chance to redeem yourself and it means taking the lives of those who took yours... Would you do it?

Rabbit and Deer

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Hungary|16min|Animation Director: Péter Vacz Producer: Jozsef Fülöp Starring: Adrienn Morocz, Daniel Czupi

Robot & Boy

USA|24min|Sci-Fi Director: Dylan & Ethan Itkin

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Oct. 21 | 3:30 PM | Providence Public Library

Aug. 8| 8:15 PM | PAFF Theatre

The friendship of Rabbit and Deer is put to the test by Deer’s new obsession to find the formula for the 3rd dimension...

Jacob is a bullied 11-year-old whose life changes when he befriends a surprise visitor. But a whirlwind adventure begins when this “visitor” realizes it’s time for him to get back home and Jacob decides to confront his worst fear.


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USA|20min|Horror Director: Len LoBiondo Writer: Len LoBiondo & Molo Alcocer Starring: Kelly Blatz, Cassidy Boyd, Richard Burgi

Scary Larry

USA|12min|Horror Director: Greg Ivan Smith

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Oct. 25 | 9:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel

Oct. 24 | 9:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel

A brother and sister are confronted by the malevolent, supernatural entity responsible for their father’s mysterious disappearance.

In 1952, two young college women invite their dates to a secret rendezvous at their dormitory. The foursome play a seemingly innocent card game, which gradually reveals itself to hold a dark, ulterior motive.




Serpent’s Lullaby

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Poland|30min|Horror Director: Justyna Tafel Producer: Marcin Malatynski Writer: Justyna Tafel & Anna Stanko Starring: Basia Kubiak, Iwona Karlicka, Piotr Glowacki

Oct. 25 | 9:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel

It took Medusa a thousand lives to stare at what she couldn’t see. ‘Serpent’s Lullaby’ presents an unexpected and emotional twist on the myth of the gorgon.

The world as seen through the eyes of a little girl who believes herself to be a princess and her father a knight fighting bad monsters. She possesses a universal weapon -imagination, which helps her survive in the nonideal reality of grownups.


Director: Patricia Chica Producer: Patricia Chica & Richard Cardinal Writer: Charles Hall Starring: Jenimay Walker, Annabella Hart, Richard Cardinal, Samuel Nadeau

Smutne Potwory

Oct. 22 | 7:00 PM | Jamestown Arts Center




USA|3min|Animation Director: Brandon Oldenburg & Limbert Fabian Producer: Lampton Enochs & Trish Farnsworth-Smith


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USA|19min|Horror Director: Mike De Caro Producer: Lindsay Tolbert Writer: Mike De Caro & Chelvendra Sathieaanandha Starring: Dorien Makhloghi, Dane Clark, Kim McKean...

Oct. 21 | 3:30 PM | Providence Public Library

Oct. 26 | 4:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium RISD

Two street performers dream of bringing their ‘Picture and Sound Show’ to life. When they discover a magical contraption inside an old theatre, they embark on a cinematic adventure of sight and sound, traveling through movie history to find the audience they always wanted.

Having possession of an antidote to cure men from devolving into rapacious fl esh eaters, Joseph, a former Wall Street trader, executes a bank heist before the world’s crisis is fi nally resolved.


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USA|18min|Horror Director: Derek Dubois Starring: Robert Casey Jr, Aidan Pine, Michael LoCicero, Noel Ramos, Therese Lloyd


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Spain|14min|Horror Director: Miguel A. Carmona Producer: Alvaro Begines Starring: Carlus Fabrega, Cuca Escribano, Emilio Buale, Josu Eguskiza, Juanfra Juarez, Silvia Rey...

Oct. 23 | 7:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel

Oct. 24 | 7:30 PM | PAFF Theater

In a blue-collar factory town, an alcoholic priest wrestles with his faith when young children start disappearing at the hands of a serial killer.

An underground parking. A couple in love. Three hooded men.

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Ireland|30min|Animation Director: Gary Gill Producer: Susan Broe Starring: Frank Kelly

Unearthed and Untold

USA|115min| Doc. Director: John Campopiano & Justin White

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Oct. 25 | 3:30 PM | PAFF Theater

Oct. 25| 7:00 PM | PAFF Theater

Frank is a gentle unassuming embalmer from Ballyconneely, a small town in Connemara. After Frank has washed, disinfected, removed and replaced fluids, applied cosmetics and dressed the deceased, he always makes two cups of tea. One for him and one for the dead.

Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary is an independent documentary taking an extensive look at the making of Stephen King’s 1989 film, Pet Sematary.

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USA|103min|Sci-Fi, Fantasy Director: Bradley King Producer: BP Cooper & Rick Montgomery Writer: Bradley King & BP Cooper Starring: George Finn, Danielle Panabaker...

We Wanted More Canada|15min|Sci-Fi

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Director: Stephen Dunn Producer: Jennifer Shin Writer: A.J. Bond, Stephen Dunn & Margaret R. Lester Starring: Christine Horne, Angela Asher, Skyler Wexler

Oct. 24 | 6:30 PM | Bell Street Chapel

Oct. 24 | 9:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel

A modern thriller with a sci-fi element about three friends who discover a machine that takes pictures 24hrs into the future. They conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.

A psychological thriller about a singer who loses her voice on the precipice of her fi rst world tour, “We Wanted More” is a hypnotic fever dream about the sacrifices a young artist makes for her career.

Tin and Tina


The Whisperer in Darkness


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Director: Sean Branney Producer: Sean Branney & David Robertson Starring: Barry Lynch, Matt Foyer, Annie Abrams, Caspar Marsh, Daniel Kaemon, David Pavao, Don Martin...

Director: Rubin Stein

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Oct. 23 | 7:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel

Oct. 25 | 1:00 PM | Providence Public Library

Tin and Tina are not eating their puree tonight.

Folklore professor Albert Wilmarth investigates legends of strange creatures in the most remote hills of Vermont. His inquiry reveals a terrifying glimpse of the truth that lurks behind the legends. Whisperer is the kind of cinematic thrill audiences haven’t felt since the Hoover administration.


Tea with the Dead


The Winter

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USA|20min|Sci-Fi, Fantasy Director: Sarah Doyle Producer: Bryce Pinkos, David Flannery, Dylan King & Maggie Haskins Starring: Shannon Woodward, Paula Jai Parker, Tina Majorino

Aug. 9 | 12:15 PM | Providence Public Library

When her husband is dragged into the darkness, a woman must survive the elements of frontier Kansas. However, something evil is waiting outside her door.

When thirty versions of one person are zapped through the wormhole at the US Department of Parallel Resettlement, an unhappy timid girl named Anna finds out she is the worst possible version of herself, inspiring her to change her ways at the expense of destroying the universe.


Director: Teresa Sutherland Producer: Kelly Poor Writer: Teresa Sutherland & Corey Womack Starring: Allison Horack, Mark Booker, Rick Tamblyn

You Me and Her

Oct. 26 | 2:00 PM | Providence Public Library

The Working Dead



USA|5min|Horror Director: Lee Arter Starring: Jolene Kay, Robert Fabiani

Oct. 24 | 9:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel Racked from stress at work, Alice has nightmares of Zombies until her boss makes her worse dreams come true.

Worm Free Society

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USA|23min|Sci-Fi Director: Rajah Samaroo Producer: Rajah Samaroo & Chaz Sutherland Starring: David Weindel, Tim Goff, Abby Reid, Andre Boudreau, Josh Willis, Ruth Sullivan

Oct. 24 | 6:30 PM | Bell Street Chapel Norman has the most boring job in the world. He’s an office worker in a strange offi ce. Heck, he doesn’t even know what his job is. Why he’s doing it? Well it pays the bills. Why are there ‘worms’ dripping from the ceiling onto his desk and onto his skin? He has enough reason to believe that his job is not a job but an experiment..


Thursday, October 23, 2014 Mary Tefft White Center RWU Library 10:00 a.m.


Rhode Island Presented by the RWU Film Production Club

From script to screen, Rhode Island has become 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, who have made their films within our state, the independent horror genre is steadily becoming an industry standard for RI’s film community. Meet Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film & Television Office, the man behind the state’s high profile within the industry, and local horror filmmakers who have successfully made careers in Rhode Island: Tommy DeNucci of Woodhaven Productions, Justin White, Director of “Unearthed and Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary” and Filmmakers Jessica Sonneborn and Eric Latek in this fast-paced and entertaining Forum.




The “RIIFFterns”

Winter/Spring 2014: - Noelle Buabbud, Lesley College: Traffi c Associate - Jeff Buttel, Lesley College: Grants and Development Associate - Ross Fitzgerald, Roger Williams University: Graphic Design Associate

Summer 2014: - Nickolas Palermo, Roger Williams University: Assistant to the Executive Director - Michael Bizzaco, University of Rhode Island: - Chelsea Boulrisse, Roger Williams University: Public Relations Associate - Sélina Boye, Audencia Nantes École de Management (France): Graphic Design Associate - Noelle Buabbud, Lesley College: Traffi c Associate - Andrew Burgess, Roger Williams University: - Julia Kelly, Brown University: Events Associate - Xenja Lindberg, Roger Williams University: Public Relations Associate - Mike Morrone, Quinnipiac University: - Jose Alfredo Garcia Muñoz, Universidad del Valle de Atemajac, Guadalajara (Mexico) - Marie-Anne Omnes, Université catholique de l’ouest (France): Public Relations and Marketing Associate - Meghan Petrell, Roger Williams University - Amber Ramundo, Roger Williams University

Fall 2014: - Michael Bizzaco, University of Rhode Island: Programming Associate - Jordan Prescott: Development Associate - Sélina Boye, Audencia Nantes Ecole de Management: Programming Associate


RIIFF Team EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO George T. Marshall Flickers Arts Collaborative ADVISORY BOARD PRESIDENT Michael F. Drywa, Jr., Esq. Legal Counsel PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR Shawn Quirk Flickers Arts Collaborative EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH DIRECTOR Dr. J. Scott Oberacker Flickers Arts Collaborative/ Johnson & Wales University CREATIVE WRITING DIRECTOR William J. Torgerson St. John’s University ACADEMIC LIAISON Jonathan Friesem Harrington School of Communications & Media, University of Rhode Island TECHNICAL OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Timothy Haggerty Flickers Arts Collaborative 7DAYPSA CREATOR/DIRECTOR Duncan Putney Flickers Arts Collaborative

EXECUTIVE ADVISOR Lawrence J. Andrade Staffing, Events, Flickers Arts Collaborative FLICKERS CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLE Eric R. Bronner Mary Beth Kim EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM DIRECTORS / KidsEye™ Keith Brown Jessica Wong Erin Liddell SHORTS PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR Jocelyn Donaghue Jamestown Art Center STUDENT JURY MANAGER / YOUTH JURY ASSOC. ASST. TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Nickolas Palermo PROJECT MANAGER Tsutomu Brelsford HOSPITALITY DIRECTORS Richard Corso Don Laliberte Flickers Arts Collaborative


RIIFF GOES TO THE OSCARS® Short Films that played at RIIFF and received Academy Nominations 1998 The Personals: Improvisations on Romance in the Golden Years – Director: Keiko Ibi 2001 The Accountant – Directors: Ray Mckinnon and Lisa Blount Gregor's Greatest Invention -- Director: Johannes Kiefer Speed for Thespians – Directors: Kalman Apple and Shameela Bakhsh 2003 Destino - Directors: Dominique Monfery and Roy Edward Disney 2004 Sister Rose’s Passion – Directors: Oren Jacoby and Steve Kalafer Gopher Broke - Directors: Jeff Fowler and Tim Miller 2005 The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation - Director: John Canemaker The Last Farm -- Directors: Rúnar Rúnarsson and Thor S. Sigurjónsson 2006 The Little Match Girl - Directors: Roger Allers and Don Hahn Recycled Life - Directors: Leslie Iwerks and Mike Glad; An Iwerks/Glad Production Binta and the Great Idea – Directors: Javier Fesser and Luis Manso The Saviour – Directors: Peter Templeman and Stuart Parkyn 2007 Tanghi Argentini – Directors: Guido Thys and Anja Daelemans Salim Baba – Directors: Tim Sternberg and Francisco Bello 2008 This Way Up – Directors: Adam Foulkes, Alan Smith, United Kingdom. New Boy – Director: Steph Green, Ireland. Spielzeugland (Toyland) – Director: Jochen Alexander Freydank, Germany 2009 Kavi - Director: Gregg Helvey 2010 The Gruffalo - Directors: Jakob Schuh and Max Lang, United Kingdom Killing in the Name - Director: Jed Rothstein 2011 The Shore – Director/Producer: Terry George with Oorlagh George(All Ashore Productions Limited) Time Freak – Director: Andrew Bowler, and Gigi Causey, producer (Team Toad) Raju - Director: Max Zähle, and Stefan Gieren, producer (Hamburg Media School/Filmwerkstatt) The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore – Director: William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg (Moonbot Studios LA, LLC) Incident in New Baghdad – Director: James Spione (Morninglight Films) 2012 Asad - Director: Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura, producer (Hungry Man) Buzkashi Boys - Director: Sam French and Ariel Nasr, producer (Afghan Film Project) Henry - Director: Yan England (Yan England) Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw) - Director: Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele producer (serendipity films) 2013 The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life - Directors: Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed (Reed Entertainment) The Voorman Problem - Director: Mark Gill and Baldwin Li, producer (Honlodge Productions) Feral – Director: Daniel Sousa (Daniel A Sousa Productions)


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