Ghouls, Goblins, Ghosts and Zombies make an appearance on the big screen as the Rhode Island International Film Festival unwraps its ninth annual RI International Horror Film Festival, October 23-26th. In addition to its traditional spooky fare, this year's festival includes: a multi-media concert - Malice Aforethought - featuring some of the regions best classical singers; an H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour and film screening, and a book signing by acclaimed author P.K. Malone. Screenings will take place at locations across the state. This year's films have been picked from over 250 submissions and include works from the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Mexico, Canada and the United States.
The Horror Film Festival is an eerie-sistable salute to a genre that has built a strong global following. It will include numerous world premieres of shorts and features including the best horror films submitted in competition from across the globe. In all, forty-seven films will be presented during a four-day period. Locations include Providence, Kingston and Narragansett, RI.
The horror film genre has taken hold in almost every corner of the world, commented George Marshall, Executive Director of RIIFF. It is amazing to see how different cultures interpret the primal instinct of fear and how they exploit it to entertain and to scare their audiences. Our festival is a celebration of this popular international genre.
Tickets for general screenings are $10. Tickets for the Lovecraft Walking Tour and Screening package are $15. Tickets to the Malice Aforethought performance range from $20 - $30. Student and senior discounts are available. Please contact the RIIFF office at (401) 861-4445 for more details. For a complete schedule visit - www.RIFilmFest.org
ABOUT THE RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:
The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) discovers and empowers filmmakers. Held in Providence, and locations throughout the state of Rhode Island, RIIFF is one of only 62 film festivals worldwide that is a qualifying event for the Academy Awards (i.e. Oscars). RIIFF is New Englands largest film festival. Its innovative programming, cultivated industry ties, and loyal audiences have made the Festival a strategic and desirable platform for film premieres, drawing hundreds of independent filmmakers from around the globe. For more information, write RIIFF, P.O. Box 162, Newport, RI 02840. Telephone: 401-861-4445. E-mail: [email protected], website: www.RIFilmFest.org
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Added by RIFilmFest on October 20, 2008