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Monday, October 16
 

6:30pm

CORRIDORS OF IMAGINATION - SHORTS PACKAGE

Faith | Tatiana Fedorovskaya, Director | 15 min. | Russia, 2017. An old widower, a former radio operator, perceives the flashing bulb as his late wife’s messages. The love of his life will never die, even when the lights are gone.

La Petite Mort | Elizabeth Jaeleigh Davis, Director | 8 min. | USA, 2017. SEX! DEATH! PIE! A young girl enters a mysterious forest to lose her virginity, only to have a twist of fate wrench her lover away. 'La Petite Mort' (French for 'the orgasm') is a feminist exploitation film couched in a fairytale that explores the fear, grief, and messiness of the first time. 

The Full Story | Daisy Jacobs, Director | 8 min. | United Kingdom, 2017. Toby is selling his childhood home. Walking through empty rooms, he is assailed by memories of happiness unravelling, break-down, and the helplessness and rage of being child. Why do close ties break and loved ones leave? Can we ever know the full story? And what do you do when your family's gone?

Child Dream | Christophe Gérard, Director | 11 min. | France, 2016. Floating barges, water that suddenly takes human form and rainfall that leaves puddles deep enough to drown in… Is this merely a child’s dream ?

Mainland | Ian Bibby, Director | 20 min. | USA, 2017. Chris--a spirited but aimless young man in his early 20's--has left the confines of the city to spend the winter alone on a secluded island in Maine. Instead of being productive with his time off the grid, Chris prefers to goof around outdoors and do whatever he pleases--anything that will allow him to sidestep his thoughts of looming adulthood. But as the outside world begins to unravel into a confusing and seemingly dangerous chaos, his haven begins to feel anything but safe. Chris must quickly discover the inner strength to face an outside world growing darker by the day, or risk becoming consumed by the very real threats closing in all around him.

The Night I Dance With Death | Vincent Gibaud, Director | 6 min. | France, 2017. Jack is having a party with some friends. Disused, he decides to take a psychedelic drug.With a lighter mind, he enjoys the moment, his belly rejecting his visceral anguish as theevening progress. Arrives the time when he confronts a too big anxiety of which he cannotget rid of.

The Secret Market | Martina McGlynn, Director | 21 min. | Ireland, 2017. Dr. Amy McCarthy has risen through the medical ranks to become chief surgeon. She has a near perfect life until her past comes back to haunt her.

When Pigs Fly | Andrew Wood, Director | 16 min. | USA, 2017. Sometimes, all you need to comfort a nine-year-old is a cold beer, a couple f-bombs, and a little magic.



Monday October 16, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Providence Public Library 150 Empire Street, Providence
 
Tuesday, October 17
 

2:00pm

VORTEX LECTURE SERIES: THE SINGULARITY OF IMAGINATION: A CONVERSATION WITH...
2:00 PM
VORTEX LECTURE SERIES
THE SINGULARITY OF IMAGINATION: A CONVERSATION WITH…

VORTEX presents a special filmmaker conversation entitled “The Singularity of Imagination”

The afternoon program features Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office.
 
Steven Feinberg is a life-long filmmaker and a proud Rhode Island native who spent 22 years as a Hollywood writer, director and producer. He sold original screenplays to the major studios including 20th Century Fox, Universal, Warner Brothers, Dimension and Sony and had international success with the sci-fi features FORTRESS and its sequel FORTRESS 2. In 2004, Steven brought his considerable talent, energy and wealth of industry contacts home to assume the new position of Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office. Over a span of one decade, Mr. Feinberg aggressively promoted Rhode Island as a “film-friendly” location. He initiated ground-breaking tax incentive legislation, which became law in June 2005, developed infrastructure for film and television production, supports media education from the elementary level to college graduates, as well as co-sponsors local film festivals and has launched the comprehensive Film Office’s website, http://www.film.ri.gov/www.film.ri.gov. Most recently, Steven has lured highly prestigious projects such as the upcoming thriller, THE DISCOVERY; with Robert Redford and Rooney Mara, the Martin Scorsese’ production BLEED FOR THIS, Jack Black in THE POLKA KING and many other outstanding films including Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM; Woody Allen’s IRRATIONAL MAN and the Golden Gobe nominated INFINITELY POLAR BEAR starring Mark Ruffalo.
 
To date, Steven Feinberg has brought well over $400 million of film and television production into Rhode Island’s economy and provided $700 million of overall activity into Rhode Island’s economy as well as thousands of jobs for local talent and crew. This success in Rhode Island has reverberated across New England, and now the Ocean State’s neighbors are also prospering in the film/television industry. He has also created several promotional films for the State of Rhode Island Film & TV Office and wrote-directed-produced the award-winning documentary, PELL. www.rifilm.com.
 
This program is presented by the RWU Film Production Collaborative and is a free event.
Please be sure to register in advance as seating is limited.



Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Roger Williams University Global Heriatge Hall, 01, Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
 
Wednesday, October 18
 

6:00pm

CORRIDORS OF IMAGINATION - SHORTS PACKAGE

Faith | Tatiana Fedorovskaya, Director | 15 min. | Russia, 2017. An old widower, a former radio operator, perceives the flashing bulb as his late wife’s messages. The love of his life will never die, even when the lights are gone.

La Petite Mort | Elizabeth Jaeleigh Davis, Director | 8 min. | USA, 2017. SEX! DEATH! PIE! A young girl enters a mysterious forest to lose her virginity, only to have a twist of fate wrench her lover away. 'La Petite Mort' (French for 'the orgasm') is a feminist exploitation film couched in a fairytale that explores the fear, grief, and messiness of the first time. 

The Full Story | Daisy Jacobs, Director | 8 min. | United Kingdom, 2017. Toby is selling his childhood home. Walking through empty rooms, he is assailed by memories of happiness unravelling, break-down, and the helplessness and rage of being child. Why do close ties break and loved ones leave? Can we ever know the full story? And what do you do when your family's gone?

Child Dream | Christophe Gérard, Director | 11 min. | France, 2016. Floating barges, water that suddenly takes human form and rainfall that leaves puddles deep enough to drown in… Is this merely a child’s dream ?

Mainland | Ian Bibby, Director | 20 min. | USA, 2017. Chris--a spirited but aimless young man in his early 20's--has left the confines of the city to spend the winter alone on a secluded island in Maine. Instead of being productive with his time off the grid, Chris prefers to goof around outdoors and do whatever he pleases--anything that will allow him to sidestep his thoughts of looming adulthood. But as the outside world begins to unravel into a confusing and seemingly dangerous chaos, his haven begins to feel anything but safe. Chris must quickly discover the inner strength to face an outside world growing darker by the day, or risk becoming consumed by the very real threats closing in all around him.

The Night I Dance With Death | Vincent Gibaud, Director | 6 min. | France, 2017. Jack is having a party with some friends. Disused, he decides to take a psychedelic drug.With a lighter mind, he enjoys the moment, his belly rejecting his visceral anguish as theevening progress. Arrives the time when he confronts a too big anxiety of which he cannotget rid of.

The Secret Market | Martina McGlynn, Director | 21 min. | Ireland, 2017. Dr. Amy McCarthy has risen through the medical ranks to become chief surgeon. She has a near perfect life until her past comes back to haunt her.

When Pigs Fly | Andrew Wood, Director | 16 min. | USA, 2017. Sometimes, all you need to comfort a nine-year-old is a cold beer, a couple f-bombs, and a little magic.



Wednesday October 18, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tiverton Public Library 34 Roosevelt Avenue, Tiverton, RI

6:30pm

ALTERNATIVE DIMENSIONS - ANIMATED & SCI-FI SHORTS
Limited Capacity seats available

Water Path For A Fish | Maria Carbajosa, Director | 8 min. | Colombia, 2015. It's a starry night when Oscar sees from his window... a little goldfish jumping on a dirty puddle! Two cats are watching from the shadows. Oscar will help the goldfish through a rampant adventure in a nighty Latin American, with the lack os water as a backdrop.

Contact | Katy Want, Director | 8 min. | United Kingdom, 2017. Stranded on a distant planet, a lonely astronaut sends out a signal in search of human contact.

Crimson Man | Mike Pappa, Director | 22 min. | USA, 2017. Set in a war-torn land of man vs. machine, Wei, a young runaway boy in search of his father, must ally with an unstable war-robot named Red or be hunted down by his overseers.

Nimmer | Lieven Vanhove, Director | 16 min. | Belgium, 2016. A man must find the ultimate solution to rescue his wife on the collapsing side of a huge gap.

Orient City: Ronin & The Princess | Ryan Colucci, Director | 19 min. | USA, 2017. When a little girl's family is assassinated in the unforgiving Orient City, the broken down, opium-addicted Ronin charged with protecting her sets out to exact brutal revenge on those responsible.

Bleached | Amod Damle, Director | 6 min. | USA, 2017. Scarlet the paint tube sets off on a path of revenge and leads an army of Reds into battle against their fellow colors. The Reds win the war and celebrate the creation of a monochromatic world only to realize that the war is far from over.

Only Lovers Leave to Die | Vladimir Kanic, Director | 7 min. | Croatia/Canada, A film about a girl whose brain smells like cookies, her imaginary dog and a world made of painted film stock. Love, death and tears included, of course.

A Narrative Film | Michael Edwards, Director | 8 min. | USA. The most narrative narrative never narrated. It has a beginning, a middle, and an end…. It is at once both a three-act assault on the conceit of the traditional narrative, as well as a futile attempt to escape the narrative impulse of cinema.

Meeting Macguffin | Catya Plate, Director | 10 min. | USA. In a post-apocalyptic future where humanity has fallen apart, a group of scientists and an animated sign complete the construction of a new human race and meet a groundhog climatologist who prepares them for their mission to restore balance to the decimated Earth.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT.  



Wednesday October 18, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Providence Public Library 150 Empire Street, Providence

7:00pm

VORTEX COLLEGE CONNECTION - Providence College

La Petite Mort
 | Elizabeth Jaeleigh Davis, Director | 8 min. | USA, 2017. SEX! DEATH! PIE! A young girl enters a mysterious forest to lose her virginity, only to have a twist of fate wrench her lover away. 'La Petite Mort' (French for 'the orgasm') is a feminist exploitation film couched in a fairytale that explores the fear, grief, and messiness of the first time. 

My Best Friend Is Stuck On The Ceiling | Matthew Vesely, Director | 11 min. | Australia, 2015. Connor, secretly in love with his best friend Rach, has gotten her an amazing birthday present - something that’s sure to knock her off her feet.

Vitamins For Life | Grier Dill, Director | 2 min. | USA, 2016.
Adapted from a series micro-fiction tweets by @quietpinetrees, Vitamins For Life shows the benefits, and dangers, of lesser known vitamins.

Ovum | Luciano Blotta, Director | 17 min. | Argentina, 2017. 
When a reclusive fisherman finds a giant egg on his desolate beach and decides to take it home, his life takes a big turn, for better or worse.

Real Artists | Cameo Wood, Director | 12 min. | USA, 2017. 
In the near future, a young animator is offered what should be her dream job. But when she discovers the truth of the modern 'creative' process, she must make a hard choice about her passion for film.

Robb’s Problem | Dianna Ippolito, Director | 20 min. | USA, 2017. 
A lonely factory worker finds himself in the middle of a strange romance.

Belle à Croquer | Axel Courtière, Director | 15 min. | France, 2017. 
Oscar Mongoût, a gourmet cannibal, burns with love for the neighbor in his building, the very vegetal Miss Carrot. This passion seems destined to fail: she is a vegetarian, while he suffers from a total phobia about vegetables. Things take a drastic turn the evening she invites him to dinner.

G.R.E.T.A. | Marissa Messina, Director | 15 min. | USA, 2017. 
G.R.E.T.A. is the world’s most advanced android. She lives her life like a normal human, but is forced to question her own humanity when she discovers she will be bought and sold all over the world.




Wednesday October 18, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Providence College 1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI 02918

7:00pm

VORTEX COLLEGE CONNECTION - Roger Williams University

Roach | Jonathan Hashiloni, Director | 14 min. | Israel, 2016. A horror-love story between Penny, her neighbor Izzy, and a troublesome cockroach that takes place in Tel-Aviv as it's under threat of a nuclear war.

Point of View | Lior Rubinstein, Director | 17 min. | Israel, 2017. A surreal story about a distressed young man, observing his own inner world through a hole in his bedroom wall.

Crossing the Threshold | Sergio Hernández, Director | 14 min. | Spain, 2016. One morning, without saying anything, Laura's husband leaves their house and he never comes back. Laura and her daughter are alone now and she goes to the therapist to get over the trauma. From here, Laura will start her travel to recovering.

2AM | Huseyin Hassan, Director | 16 min. | Australia, 2016. A middle aged man Alex awakens in his quarters to find a white rabbit beside his bed who then suddenly hops through a closed door. Scared and fascinated by how the rabbit got into his room, Alex gets up and follows the rabbit. Once he opens the door and steps out into the hallways of the asylum very unusual and supernatural events begin to unfold right before OUR eyes.

Garden Party | Théophile Dufresne, Director | 8 min. | France, 2016. The frogs are having a party.

Bow Shock | Javier Diez, Director | 17 min. | Spain, 2016. A new astronomical survey takes wide angle pictures to make a tri-dimensional cartography of the sky.It will find out position and distances of far objects,galaxies,stars in our galaxy and objects in our solar system like minor planets and asteroids. A young astronomer discovers an object in a series of pictures of the survey that has a curious behaviour that will bring unexpected results when reviewed with her colleagues...

Revelation - The City of Haze | Qichae Mao, Director | 14 min. | China, 2017. After witnessing his mother’s death in a riot, Mai breaks down and can no longer remember his name. One day, a girl named Yi, a scavenger, finds Mai in a garbage can and brings him back to the City of Haze. From then on, they lived together and depend on each other for survival.

Alone | Joe Guarneri, Director | 11 min. | USA, 2017. 
Working on a forgotten house, Jimmy Potenza can't escape the strange events that begin to occur.




THIS IS A FREE EVENT.  



Wednesday October 18, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Roger Williams University Global Heriatge Hall, 01, Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
 
Thursday, October 19
 

8:30am

ALTERNATIVE DIMENSIONS - ANIMATED & SCI-FI SHORTS
Limited Capacity seats available

Water Path For A Fish | Maria Carbajosa, Director | 8 min. | Colombia, 2015.
It's a starry night when Oscar sees from his window... a little goldfish jumping on a dirty puddle! Two cats are watching from the shadows. Oscar will help the goldfish through a rampant adventure in a nighty Latin American, with the lack of water as a backdrop.

Contact | Katy Want, Director | 8 min. | United Kingdom, 2017.
Stranded on a distant planet, a lonely astronaut sends out a signal in search of human contact.

Rouff | Isaac Switzer, Director | 7 min. | Germany, 2017. 
Stan, a cartoonist, is having a creative crisis. In the past, he had success with his comic series about "Rouff“, an adventurous dog. But now he has a problem: a sequel is needed. Crumpled balls of paper pile up in his trashcan. On one of these paper balls, the half drawn dog Rouff comes to life. Bewildered, he examines his surroundings. But as he tries to move, he notices something: He's missing a leg.

The Shadow | Isaac Switzer, Director | 3 min. | USA, 2017. 
A darkness looms.

Only Lovers Leave To Die | Vladimir Kanic, Director | 7 min. | Croatia, Canada, 2016. 
A film about a girl whose brain smells like cookies, her imaginary dog and a world made of painted film stock.  Love, death and tears included, of course. 

Poles Apart | Paloma Baeza, Director | 12 min. | United Kingdom, 2017. 
Poles Apart tells the story of an unlikely meeting between Nanuk, a tough female polar bear, and Aklak, an enthusiastic male grizzly bear, brought together by their changing habitats. The lack of food in a melting Arctic has left the solitary Nanuk desperately hungry. When the hopeful and eager Aklak crashes into Nanuk's world, she has to decide if the naïve grizzly bear is her food or her friend.

The Head Vanishes
| Franck Dion, Director | 9 min. | Canada, France, 2016. 
Jacqueline has lost her mind a bit, but whatever, for her trip to the seaside, she has decided to take the train by herself, like a big girl!

A Narrative Film | Michael Edwards, Director | 8 min. | USA, 2016. 
The most narrative narrative never narrated. It has a beginning, a middle, and an end…. It is at once both a three-act assault on the conceit of the traditional narrative, as well as a futile attempt to escape the narrative impulse of cinema.

The Full Story | Daisy Jacobs, Director | 8 min. | United Kingdom, 2017.
Toby is selling his childhood home. Walking through empty rooms, he is assailed by memories of happiness unravelling, break-down, and the helplessness and rage of being child. Why do close ties break and loved ones leave? Can we ever know the full story? And what do you do when your family's gone?

Child Dream | Christophe Gérard, Director | 11 min. | France, 2016. 
Floating barges, water that suddenly takes human form and rainfall that leaves puddles deep enough to drown in...  Is this merely a child's dream? 

Fox and the Whale | Robin Joseph | 12 min. | Canda, 2016. 
The tale of a curious fox who goes in search of an elusive whale.  A journey of pursuit, longing and discovery. 

THIS IS A STUDENT SCREENING. 



Thursday October 19, 2017 8:30am - 10:30am
Westerly High School 23 Ward Ave. Westerly, RI 02891

3:00pm

INTO THE DARKNESS - SHORTS PACKAGE
24 Days of Torture | Vik & Nes Collective, Director | United Kingdom, 2016. 
Christopher, an advent calendar tries to protect his beloved chocolates over the period of christmas.

Fabricated | Brett Foxwell, Director | 19 min. | USA, 2016. 
Fabricated, a stop-motion animated film ten years in the making, is a journey through an alien world which was once our own.

Roach | Jonathan Hashiloni, Director | 14 min. | Israel, 2016.
A horror-love story between Penny, her neighbor Izzy, and a troublesome cockroach that takes place in Tel-Aviv as it's under threat of a nuclear war.

Point of View | Lior Rubinstein, Director | 17 min. | Israel, 2017.
A surreal story about a distressed young man, observing his own inner world through a hole in his bedroom wall.

Crossing the Threshold | Sergio Hernández, Director | 14 min. | Spain, 2016.
One morning, without saying anything, Laura's husband leaves their house and he never comes back. Laura and her daughter are alone now and she goes to the therapist to get over the trauma. From here, Laura will start her travel to recovering.

Poilus | Guillaume Auberval, Director | 5 min. | France, 2016. 
In the French trenches, calm reigns. The 'Poilus' are waiting to leave for the battlefield. Among them, Ferdinand, a young hare, is playing the harmonica. A whistling signal is given, the attack begins. It's on the no man's land that he first encounters his enemy, a horrible creature.

2AM | Huseyin Hassan, Director | 16 min. | Australia, 2016.
A middle aged man Alex awakens in his quarters to find a white rabbit beside his bed who then suddenly hops through a closed door. Scared and fascinated by how the rabbit got into his room, Alex gets up and follows the rabbit. Once he opens the door and steps out into the hallways of the asylum very unusual and supernatural events begin to unfold right before OUR eyes.

Garden Party | Théophile Dufresne, Director | 8 min. | France, 2016.
The frogs are having a party.

Bow Shock | Javier Diez, Director | 17 min. | Spain, 2016.
A new astronomical survey takes wide angle pictures to make a tri-dimensional cartography of the sky.It will find out position and distances of far objects,galaxies,stars in our galaxy and objects in our solar system like minor planets and asteroids. A young astronomer discovers an object in a series of pictures of the survey that has a curious behaviour that will bring unexpected results when reviewed with her colleagues...

Revelation - The City of Haze | Qichae Mao, Director | 14 min. | China, 2017.
After witnessing his mother’s death in a riot, Mai breaks down and can no longer remember his name. One day, a girl named Yi, a scavenger, finds Mai in a garbage can and brings him back to the City of Haze. From then on, they lived together and depend on each other for survival.
 

 

Thursday October 19, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Providence Public Library 150 Empire Street, Providence

10:00pm

doubleFEATURE
Repeat Episode with Guest: Mauro Colangelo, film music comoposer
A new 60 min. weekly series, television magazine “doubleFEATURE,” a showcase for the art of film and the artists who create them.    
Each week, “doubleFEATURE” presents award-winning short films that have premiered at the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival over the past 20 years. Ranked as one of the top 10 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is also a qualifying festival for the Live Action, Documentary and Animation Short Film Academy Awards through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. It is also a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and Canadian Screen Awards (Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television)-qualifying Festival. There are only 6 film festivals worldwide that share this distinction.    
Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film and Television, and an accomplished writer/director, will introduce audiences to the filmmakers those who work behind the camera lens through incisive and revealing interviews.    
“doubleFEATURE” promises a voyage of discovery where viewers learn about the talented artists from Rhode Island and beyond who work in the industry or aspire to create their career. From seasoned professionals, college and high school students, to those whose passion and creativity are their drivers, “doubleFEATURE” shines a spotlight. Writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, talent, costume, set and sound designers, gaffers, grips and production assistants share their inspiration.
THIS IS FREE EVENT.


Thursday October 19, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
WSBE - RI PBS Broadcast: Channel 36, CoxCox 08 / 1008HD
 
Friday, October 20
 

7:00pm

VORTEX COLLEGE CONNECTION - Johnson and Wales University
The Sound of Fear | Colin Campbell, Director | 8 min. | USA, 2016.
A young Deaf woman, IVY, inadvertently witnesses a group of meth addicts kill a sheriff in a remote resort town. On the run, Ivy races through the empty streets looking for help. She finds a vacationing family and tries to get them to call the police, but they can’t understand her. The addicts burst in and kill the mom and dad. Ivy and the thirteen year-old daughter, Molly, flee.

Alfred J. Hemlock | Edward Lyons, Director | 14 min. | Australia, 2017.
When Emily’s boyfriend abandons her in the night, her only way home is through an alleyway where she is terrorised by the mysterious entity Alfred J Hemlock. After reaching the depths of her despair she finds the strength that she never suspected she had.

Vitamins For Life 
| Grier Dill, Director | 2 min. | USA, 2016.
Adapted from a series micro-fiction tweets by @quietpinetrees, Vitamins For Life shows the benefits, and dangers, of lesser know vitamins.

Robb’s Problem
 | Dianna Ippolito, Director | 20 min. | USA, 2017. 
A lonely factory worker finds himself in the middle of a strange romance.

The Night Delivery 
| Scott O’Hara, Director | 15 min. | USA, 2017. 
Three disgruntled grocery employees discover they are being hunted by a demonic creature on the last delivery of the day.

Nimmer 
| Lieven Vanhove, Director | 16 min. | Belgium, 2016.
A man must find the ultimate solution to rescue his wife on the collapsing side of a huge gap.

Born Again 
| Jason Tostevin, Director | 7 min. | USA, 2016. When a group of bumbling Satanists has their summoning ceremony go terribly right, they're left to face the decidedly holy shit consequences.

When Demons Die
| Daniel Rübesam, Director | 19 min. | Germany, 2016. 
After the mysterious disappearance of his father Aaron, 8-year old Joshua decides to leave his home for the very first time even though dark creatures are lurking outside.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT.  PLEASE RESERVE YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE.


Friday October 20, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Schneider Auditorium 261 Pine Street, Providence, RI 02903

7:00pm

CHARISMATA | directed by Andy Collier & Tor Mian
Charismata | Tor Mian, Director | 96 min. | United Kingdom, 2017. Psychological horror about a police detective whose sanity begins to unravel as she investigates a series of brutal ritualistic murders.
Preceeded by:
Belle à Croquer | Axel Courtière, Director | 15 min. | France, 2017. Oscar Mongoût, a gourmet cannibal, burns with love for the neighbor in his building, the very vegetal Miss Carrot. This passion seems destined to fail: she is a vegetarian, while he suffers from a total phobia about vegetables. Things take a drastic turn the evening she invites him to dinner.


Friday October 20, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Vets 83 Park Street, Providence, RI 02903

7:00pm

CORRIDORS OF IMAGINATION - SHORTS PACKAGE

Faith | Tatiana Fedorovskaya, Director | 15 min. | Russia, 2017. An old widower, a former radio operator, perceives the flashing bulb as his late wife’s messages. The love of his life will never die, even when the lights are gone.

When Pigs Fly | Andrew Wood, Director | 16 min. | USA, 2017. Sometimes, all you need to comfort a nine-year-old is a cold beer, a couple f-bombs, and a little magic.

La Petite Mort | Elizabeth Jaeleigh Davis, Director | 8 min. | USA, 2017. SEX! DEATH! PIE! A young girl enters a mysterious forest to lose her virginity, only to have a twist of fate wrench her lover away. 'La Petite Mort' (French for 'the orgasm') is a feminist exploitation film couched in a fairytale that explores the fear, grief, and messiness of the first time. 

The Full Story | Daisy Jacobs, Director | 8 min. | United Kingdom, 2017. Toby is selling his childhood home. Walking through empty rooms, he is assailed by memories of happiness unravelling, break-down, and the helplessness and rage of being child. Why do close ties break and loved ones leave? Can we ever know the full story? And what do you do when your family's gone?

Child Dream | Christophe Gérard, Director | 11 min. | France, 2016. Floating barges, water that suddenly takes human form and rainfall that leaves puddles deep enough to drown in… Is this merely a child’s dream ?

Mainland | Ian Bibby, Director | 20 min. | USA, 2017. Chris--a spirited but aimless young man in his early 20's--has left the confines of the city to spend the winter alone on a secluded island in Maine. Instead of being productive with his time off the grid, Chris prefers to goof around outdoors and do whatever he pleases--anything that will allow him to sidestep his thoughts of looming adulthood. But as the outside world begins to unravel into a confusing and seemingly dangerous chaos, his haven begins to feel anything but safe. Chris must quickly discover the inner strength to face an outside world growing darker by the day, or risk becoming consumed by the very real threats closing in all around him.

The Night I Dance With Death | Vincent Gibaud, Director | 6 min. | France, 2017. Jack is having a party with some friends. Disused, he decides to take a psychedelic drug.With a lighter mind, he enjoys the moment, his belly rejecting his visceral anguish as theevening progress. Arrives the time when he confronts a too big anxiety of which he cannotget rid of.

The Secret Market | Martina McGlynn, Director | 21 min. | Ireland, 2017. Dr. Amy McCarthy has risen through the medical ranks to become chief surgeon. She has a near perfect life until her past comes back to haunt her.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT. 


Friday October 20, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Warwick Public Library 600 Sandy Lane Warwick, RI 02889

8:00pm

doubleFEATURE
New Episode wIth legendary special effects icon, DOUGLAS TRUMBULL.

Each week, “doubleFEATURE” presents award-winning short films that have premiered at the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival over the past 20 years. Ranked as one of the top 10 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is also a qualifying festival for the Live Action, Documentary and Animation Short Film Academy Awards through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. It is also a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and Canadian Screen Awards (Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television)-qualifying Festival. There are only 6 film festivals worldwide that share this distinction. 



Friday October 20, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
WSBE - RI PBS Broadcast: Channel 36, CoxCox 08 / 1008HD
 
Saturday, October 21
 

12:00pm

H.P. LOVECRAFT LITERARY WALKING TOUR
H.P. Lovecraft Literary Walking Tour
One of our most popular events returns: College Hill gets especially eerie around this time each year, when the Rhode Island Historical Society celebrates the birthday of H.P. Lovecraft. This would have been his 124th year, and his macabre stories are no less chilling for their age: See the spots that inspired Lovecraft to write some of his most horrific tales. Walk the streets he walked, and check out places that he mentioned in works such as "The Call of Cthulhu." Ticket includes admission to film programming of the Horror Film Festival. The tour lasts 90 min. and includes screenings at 2:00 p.m. of HP LOVECRAFTIAN SHORT FILMS at the Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence.
THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:

Location: John Brown House, 52 Power Street, Providence, RI
Time: The tour will take place this year on two days at 12:00 Noon: Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd with screenings at 2:00 p.m. at the Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence. 
Cost: $19.00 Tickets: http://www.film-festival.org/HPLovecraft16.php
Bring your eTicket with you to the Tour and Screening
LOVECRAFT-INSPIRED FILM SCREENINGS
On Sunday, October 22nd, the screening will take place at the Providence Public Library Theater, 150 Empire Street, Providence at 2:00 p.m.


PURCHASE YOUR WALKING TOUR TICKETS:


Saturday October 21, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm
RI HIstorical Society, John Bown House 52 Power Street, Providence, RI

2:00pm

LOVECRAFT-INSPIRED SHORT FILM SCREENING
The Shadow | Isaac Switzer, Director | 3 min. | USA, 2017. 
A Darkness looms.

Sol | Carlos G. Gananian, Director | 14 min. | Brazil, 2017.
The devil speaks, Sol listens.

Red Ruby | Jose Holder, Director | 21 min. | Canada, 2016. Ruby Grimm awakes to the dark reality that nightmares walk among us. Armed with her   brother's research and weaponry, she sets out to systematically destroy them before her mind spirals into madness.

Alfred J. Hemlock | Edward Lyons, Director | 14 min. | Australia, 2017. When Emily’s boyfriend abandons her in the night, her only way home is through an alleyway where she is terrorised by the mysterious entity Alfred J Hemlock. After reaching the depths of her despair she finds the strength that she never suspected she had.

The Sound of Fear | Colin Campbell, Director | 8 min. | USA, 2016. A young Deaf woman, IVY, inadvertently witnesses a group of meth addicts kill a sheriff in a remote resort town. On the run, Ivy races through the empty streets looking for help. She finds a vacationing family and tries to get them to call the police, but they can’t understand her. The addicts burst in and kill the mom and dad. Ivy and the thirteen year-old daughter, Molly, flee.

Alone | Joe Guarneri, Director | 11 min. | USA, 2017.  
Working on a forgotten house, Jimmy Potenza can't escape the strange events that begin to occur.

Runaway | Harrison Heller, Tommy Kraft, Directors | 20 min. | USA, 2017. RUNAWAY is a sci-fi western short film set in the not-too-distant future where an android fights for her life as she races to get to the Free States.

Meeting Macguffin | Catya Plate, Director | 10 min. | USA. In a post-apocalyptic future where humanity has fallen apart, a group of scientists and an animated sign complete the construction of a new human race and meet a groundhog climatologist who prepares them for their mission to restore balance to the decimated Earth.

Born Again | Jason Tostevin, Director | 7 min. | USA, 2016. When a group of bumbling Satanists has their summoning ceremony go terribly right, they're left to face the decidedly holy shit consequences.


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Vets 83 Park Street, Providence, RI 02903

4:00pm

AWARDS RECEPTION

Awards Presentation and Reception



Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 5:45pm
The Vets 83 Park Street, Providence, RI 02903

6:00pm

FROM THE LAND BEYOND BEYOND... - SHORTS PACKAGE
Evocation of a Nightmare | Wally Chung, Director | 2 min. | USA.
Entering what seems to be a deserted building, a man explores and finds an unwanted guest.

My Best Friend Is Stuck On The Ceiling | Matthew Vesely, Director | 11 min. | Australia, 2015. Connor, secretly in love with his best friend Rach, has gotten her an amazing birthday present - something that’s sure to knock her off her feet.

Vitamins For Life | Grier Dill, Director | 2 min. | USA, 2016.
Adapted from a series micro-fiction tweets by @quietpinetrees, Vitamins For Life shows the benefits, and dangers, of lesser known vitamins.

Ovum | Luciano Blotta, Director | 17 min. | Argentina, 2017.
When a reclusive fisherman finds a giant egg on his desolate beach and decides to take it home, his life takes a big turn, for better or worse.

FERRUCCIO, STORY OF A (LITTLE) ROBOT | Stefano De Felici, Director | 7 min. | Italy, 2017. Duccio is an inventor by vocation, and in his home workshop tries an exceptional challenge.

Due North | Michael Fallavollita, Director | 15 min. | USA, 2017.
A young test pilot finds himself in a mysterious desert region out of contact with his airbase and with little hope of survival. But childhood memories of his grandfather may provide the key to his ultimate destiny.

SPUTNIK | Vicente Bonet, Director | 23 min. | Spain, 2016.  
Nikolay is a cosmonaut converted in the first human sent out to space, a technical failure will make his return alive impossible.

Real Artists | Cameo Wood, Director | 12 min. | USA, 2017. 
In the near future, a young animator is offered what should be her dream job. But when she discovers the truth of the modern 'creative' process, she must make a hard choice about her passion for film.

Going Home | Aidan Lowther, Director | 3 min. | USA, 2017.
This animation shows how two lovers come back from the dead to return home.

G.R.E.T.A. | Marissa Messina, Director | 15 min. | USA, 2017. 
G.R.E.T.A. is the world’s most advanced android. She lives her life like a normal human, but is forced to question her own humanity when she discovers she will be bought and sold all over the world.



Saturday October 21, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Vets 83 Park Street, Providence, RI 02903

7:00pm

MYSTERIOUS ENCOUNTERS - SHORTS PACKAGE

The Shadow | Isaac Switzer, Director | 3 min. | USA, 2017.
A Darkness looms.


Sol | Carlos G. Gananian, Director | 14 min. | Brazil, 2017.
The devil speaks, Sol listens.


Red Ruby | Jose Holder, Director | 21 min. | Canada, 2016. Ruby Grimm awakes to the dark reality that nightmares walk among us. Armed with her   brother's research and weaponry, she sets out to systematically destroy them before her mind spirals into madness.


Alfred J. Hemlock | Edward Lyons, Director | 14 min. | Australia, 2017. When Emily’s boyfriend abandons her in the night, her only way home is through an alleyway where she is terrorised by the mysterious entity Alfred J Hemlock. After reaching the depths of her despair she finds the strength that she never suspected she had.


The Ogre | Laurene Braibant, Director | 10 min. | France, 2017. Full of complexes because of his size, a giant holds on eating terrified at the idea of revealing his ogresque self and so compromising his place in the society. During a business banquet, his true nature will be put to the test.


The Sound of Fear | Colin Campbell, Director | 8 min. | USA, 2016. A young Deaf woman, IVY, inadvertently witnesses a group of meth addicts kill a sheriff in a remote resort town. On the run, Ivy races through the empty streets looking for help. She finds a vacationing family and tries to get them to call the police, but they can’t understand her. The addicts burst in and kill the mom and dad. Ivy and the thirteen year-old daughter, Molly, flee.


Runaway | Harrison Heller, Tommy Kraft, Directors | 20 min. | USA, 2017. RUNAWAY is a sci-fi western short film set in the not-too-distant future where an android fights for her life as she races to get to the Free States.


Meeting Macguffin | Catya Plate, Director | 10 min. | USA. In a post-apocalyptic future where humanity has fallen apart, a group of scientists and an animated sign complete the construction of a new human race and meet a groundhog climatologist who prepares them for their mission to restore balance to the decimated Earth.


Born Again | Jason Tostevin, Director | 7 min. | USA, 2016. When a group of bumbling Satanists has their summoning ceremony go terribly right, they're left to face the decidedly holy shit consequences.


THIS IS A FREE EVENT.  



Saturday October 21, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Warwick Public Library 600 Sandy Lane Warwick, RI 02889

8:15pm

INTO THE DARKNESS - SHORTS PACKAGE
24 Days of Torture | Vik & Nes Collective, Director | United Kingdom, 2016.
Christopher, an advent calendar tries to protect his beloved chocolates over the period of christmas.
When Demons Die | Daniel Rübesam, Director | 19 min. | Germany, 2016.
After the mysterious disappearance of his father Aaron, 8-year old Joshua decides to leave his home for the very first time even though dark creatures are lurking outside.

Fabricated | Brett Foxwell, Director | 19 min. | USA, 2016. 
Fabricated, a stop-motion animated film ten years in the making, is a journey through an alien world which was once our own.
Poilus | Guillaume Auberval, Director | 5 min. | France, 2016.
In the French trenches, calm reigns. The 'Poilus' are waiting to leave for the battlefield. Among them, Ferdinand, a young hare, is playing the harmonica. A whistling signal is given, the attack begins. It's on the no man's land that he first encounters his enemy, a horrible creature.
Black Dog | Joshua Tuthill, Director | 15 min. | USA, 2017.
Utilizing archival footage and stop motion animation, and set during the space race of the 1960's, two brothers must deal with the sudden loss of their parents. As one falls into the darkness of a troubled marriage, the other must find an escape from the evil that is devouring his family.
Witch’s Milk | Martin Jehle, Director | 22 min. | Germany, 2017.
Susanna’s cat is run over by Peter’s car. Feeling guilty he helps her to bury the cat in the backyard. Being emotionally close leads to a relationship between them – and Susanna gets pregnant soon. But there is no bliss for this couple, because there is something’s strange about the pregnancy…
The Night Delivery | Scott O’Hara, Director | 15 min. | USA, 2017.
Three disgruntled grocery employees discover they are being hunted by a demonic creature on the last delivery of the day.
Robb’s Problem | Dianna Ippolito, Director | 20 min. | USA, 2017.
A lonely factory worker finds himself in the middle of a strange romance.


Saturday October 21, 2017 8:15pm - 10:15pm
The Vets 83 Park Street, Providence, RI 02903
 
Sunday, October 22
 

12:00pm

H.P. LOVECRAFT LITERARY WALKING TOUR
H.P. Lovecraft Literary Walking Tour
One of our most popular events returns: College Hill gets especially eerie around this time each year, when the Rhode Island Historical Society celebrates the birthday of H.P. Lovecraft. This would have been his 124th year, and his macabre stories are no less chilling for their age: See the spots that inspired Lovecraft to write some of his most horrific tales. Walk the streets he walked, and check out places that he mentioned in works such as "The Call of Cthulhu." Ticket includes admission to film programming of the Horror Film Festival. The tour lasts 90 min. and includes screenings at 2:00 p.m. of HP LOVECRAFTIAN SHORT FILMS at the Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence.

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF IT:


Location: John Brown House, 52 Power Street, Providence, RI
Time: The tour will take place this year on two days at 12:00 Noon: Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd with screenings at 2:00 p.m. at the Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence. 
Cost: $19.00 Tickets: http://www.film-festival.org/HPLovecraft16.php
Bring your eTicket with you to the Tour and Screening
LOVECRAFT-INSPIRED FILM SCREENINGS
On Sunday, October 22nd, the screening will take place at the Providence Public Library Theater, 150 Empire Street, Providence at 2:00 p.m.
PURCHASE YOUR WALKING TOUR TICKETS:
 


Sunday October 22, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm
RI HIstorical Society, John Bown House 52 Power Street, Providence, RI

2:00pm

LOVECRAFT-INSPIRED SHORT FILM SCREENING

The Shadow | Isaac Switzer, Director | 3 min. | USA, 2017. A darkness looms.

Ovum | Luciano Blotta, Director | 17 min. | Argentina, 2017. When a reclusive fisherman finds a giant egg on his desolate beach and decides to take it home, his life takes a big turn, for better or worse.

La Petite Mort | Elizabeth Jaeleigh Davis, Director | 8 min. | USA, 2017. SEX! DEATH! PIE! A young girl enters a mysterious forest to lose her virginity, only to have a twist of fatewrench her lover away. 'La Petite Mort' (French for 'the orgasm') is a feministexploitation filmcouched in a fairytale that explores the fear, grief, and messiness of the first time.

Bell à Croquer | Axel Courtière, Director | 15 min. | France, 2017. Oscar Mongoût, a gourmet cannibal, burns with love for the neighbor in his building, the very vegetal Miss Carrot. This passion seems destined to fail: she is a vegetarian, while he suffers from a total phobia about vegetables. Things take a drastic turn the evening she invites him to dinner

Black Dog | Joshua Tuthill, Director | 15 min. | USA, 2017. Utilizing archival footage and stop motion animation, and set during the space race of the 1960's, two brothers must deal with the sudden loss of their parents. As one falls Into the darkness of a troubled marriage, the other must find an escape from the evil that is devouring his family.

Robb’s Problem | Dianna Ippolito, Director | 20 min. | USA, 2017. A lonely factory worker finds himself in the middle of a strange romance.

When Demons Die | Daniel Rübesam, Director | 19 min. | Germany, 2016. After the mysterious disappearance of his father Aaron, 8-year old Joshua decides to leave his home for the very first time even though dark creatures are lurking outside.

SCREENING RESERVED FOR HP LOVECRAFT WALKING TOUR PARTICIPANTS ONLY



Sunday October 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Providence Public Library 150 Empire Street, Providence