Film Festivals | Rhode Island

Summer of Films: Rhode Island International Film Festival

1 Jun , 1998  

Written by D.P. Bettencourt | Posted by:

Presenting over 80 different international film titles at multiple locations in Woonsocket, RI including the east Coast premiere of the new film by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, 'There's Something About Mary,' with Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller & Matt Dillon on July 14.

Now in its second year, the Rhode Island International Film Festival scheduled for August 13-16, 1998 has expanded its program lined-up. Along with major premiere film exhibition, the Festival will present the very best in video and multi-media work by local and regional artists. In all, over 80 titles will be screened at multiple locations in Woonsocket, Rhode Island during the Festival’s four-day run.

Created and produced by the Flickers Arts Collaborative, the Rhode Island International Film Festival is dedicated to creating opportunities for artistic interaction and exchange. Its goal is to recognize achievement and innovation in a variety of filmmaking and storytelling disciplines while providing an opportunity to secure wider distribution. The Festival’s vision is to foster contact among film directors, producers, distributors, backers and the film-going community.

Entries will be accepted through June 5, 1998. Filmmakers may enter their films either in-competition or out-of-competition. Films in competition will be judged by a jury of distinguished industry professionals who will award the Festival’s Best Feature, Best Short, Best Editing, Best Director, Best Score, and Best Documentary. Whether in or out of competition, all films will be eligible for R.I. Fest Favorites awards.

The festival will run from August 13-16, 1998 with screenings in the Stadium Theatre and the Museum of Work & Culture, Woonsocket, R.I. Tickets are available in advance at all Brooks Pharmacy locations in the city of Woonsocket, the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, 171 Main Street, Pawtucket. Woonsocket locations include the Stadium Theatre, Monument Square, The Museum of Work & Culture, River Island Park; and, the Union Saint Jean Baptiste, 68 Cumberland Street.

For additional information, visit the Film Festival Web Site at