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Rhode Island International Film Festival
Rhode Island International Film Festival
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Early August

The Rhode Island International Film Festival has secured its place in the global community as the portal for the best in international independent cinema; earning the respect of domestic and foreign filmmakers, filmgoers and trend watchers. This confluence of art and commerce brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members in record numbers in 2008 of 21,000 and an anticipated draw of 25,000 for 2007. With the ongoing support of the City of Providence along with corporate and community partners, the Rhode Island International Film Festival is now the largest film festival in New England. Ranked as one of the top 12 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is also a qualifying festival for the Short Film Academy Award through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. It is the only festival in New England with this accolade.

Vary with entries. Past celebrities in attendance have included Patricia Neal, Julie Andrews, Stephen Collins, Andrew McCarthy, the Farrelly Brothers, Ben Stiller, Matt Dillon, Stephen Collins, Cicely Tyson, Seymour Cassel and Steve Buscemi.
Columbus Theatre Arts Center, Providence, RI
Traveling from Boston: Take 95 South to Exit 21 (Atwells Ave.). Follow Service Road No. 8, two sets of lights. Take a right onto Broadway. Theatre is on the left, roughly 5 blocks down. Traveling from New York: Take 95 North to Exit 21 (Broadway). ( This is the first exit after the Cape Cod/Boston split.) Take a left at the lights onto Broadway off the exit. Follow past three sets of lights. Theatre is on left hand side. Traveling from Cape and Islands: Take I195 West to 95 North (Boston/New York Split). Take your first exit after the split, Exit 21 (Broadway). At the top of the exit, take a left at the lights onto Broadway, Follow past three sets of lights. Theatre is left hand side.

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