Founded in 1997, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) quickly carved out a name for itself. Rhode Island native Bobby Farrelly was so impressed with the festival's debut that he held the world premiere of his next film - There's Something About Mary - at the 1998 event.
Held at venues around Providence. RIIFF features screenings, filmmaking workshops, meet-and-greet industry events and seminars. Aiming to promote Rhode Island as a filmmaking location and to celebrate the independent filmmaking spirit, RIIFF also hosts a number of high-profile premières and provides a showcase for international features, documentaries, and shorts. RIIFF accepts films of any type, in any genre and screens around 200-plus international productions. .
The festival is dedicated to the creation of opportunities for "artistic interaction and exchange among independent filmmakers, directors, producers, distributors, backers and the film-going community". It is a safe haven for all independent filmmakers - a place where they can hide from all the MI3’s, overblown CGI effects and high concept reinterpretations of classic films.
RIIFF screens over 275 films; selected from over 2,300 submissions. More than 90% of the RIIFF schedule is created from these film submissions; and not culled from other festivals. This makes for a truly dynamic event where regional audiences discover new work and new filmmakers whose work often overlooked.
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P.O. Box 162
Street: 96 Second Street|
Newport, Rhode Island 2840
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