2012 FLICKERS Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF): Red Carpet Premiere of KidsEye Camp films, special guest and more!

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Films by and for kids from across the globe! Attend the annual Red Carpet Premiere of our KidsEye Camp films and a special celebration of the work of award-winning Canadian filmmaker, Joseph Procopio on Saturday, August 11 starting at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Joseph Procopio will be on hand to speak about his journey as a filmmaker and screen some of his selected works: Nine Times, Drive, Western Spaghetti, Tiny Pillows, MyCrisis, 2AM and, his first long-narrative film, Onion Skin.

Joseph started creating film from a very young age and his first film premiered in the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival when he was only eight years old. In 2004, Joseph Procopio created his titled Nine Times Eight which received five awards on the festival circuit including the prize for best film at Sprockets the Toronto International Film Festival for Children at the age of nine. He is also the youngest filmmaker ever to be invited to the Palm Springs Shorts International Film Festival.

Now 18, he has continued to pursue his passion of filmmaking and has gone on to write, co-produce and direct films that have won him over 30 awards in 108 Festivals in both North America and Europe.

KidsEyeâ„¢ is an intensive and fun five-day summer camp held at the University or Rhode Island that exposes young people to the basic elements of the filmmaking process, culminating in a premiere screening of their finished work. My boys have attended the camp three years in a row and have experienced first hand the joys and challenges of making a movie. We look forward to the KidsEye Red Carpet Premiere!

This film event is part of the 2012 FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF). Now in its 16th year, the Festival takes place August 7-12, 2012 and is a showcase for international independent filmmakers and their work. Although much of the festival is tailored for an adult crowd, there are a few  film events appropriate for young film buffs.

Here’s our Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) picks for kids.

Friday, August 10, 2012

KidsEye International Film Festival Shorts, Providence
When: 10:00 am — 11:30 am
Venue: Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center Lobby at the RISD Museum of Art – 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI
Cost: Kids – $5. Adults – $10.
Age Range: 8+

Children, International Shorts Program (6 Shorts) | 90 min.

  • Piece of Cake | Susan Procopio, Katherine Procopio 2012
    Run time: 6 min. | Canada | Language: English, US PREMIERE
    Opening a cookbook reveals the secret recipes to mouth-watering dishes in an I Love Lucy—inspired comedy about beautiful cuisine.
  • Erik Zamanı (Time of the Plums) | Sezen KAYHAN 2012
    Run time: 10 min. | Turkey | Language: Turkish, NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE
    Its the time of the plums. Yasemin (10) lives in her own world of fantasy with the notes she feels and sounds she sees. She takes refuge in the colors of her own world whenever her life coincides with reality. On a day she spends with her mother and her grandfather, who desperately try to embrace her, the polyphony of her fantasy world hinders her first encounter with death. Film tries to approach a child’s relationship with death through metaphors.
  • Julian | Matthew Moore 2011
    Run time: 13 min. | Australia | Language: English, RHODE ISLAND PREMIERE
    Set in a year 4 classroom in 1981 Julian explores a day in the life of a 9 year old boy. Julian’s need to speak his truth and his strong urge to do what he thinks is right begins to unravel his world. Throughout the day Julian is forced to deal with a bully, an impatient teacher turning a blind eye and a Principal with a secret. As Julian faces these challenges we begin to see the qualities that will inform the man he is to become.
  • The Gruffalo’s Child | 2012
    Run time: 26 min. | UK | Language: English, NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE
    A half hour animated film based on the best-selling children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo’s Child tells the delightful tale of a little Gruffalo who ignores her father’s warnings and tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse.
  • Le Maillot de Cristiano (Cristiano’s Shirt) | Vincent Bruno 2011
    Run time: 17 min. | Belgium | Language: French
    Tom and Ptit Lu, two 11 year-old children dream of buying the same shirt as their idol, Cristiano Ronaldo. Unfortunately, their parents are no help, saying because of the current economic crisis means there’s no money to spend. In this crisis that they don’t really understand, our two heroes will try to get what they’re longing for: Cristiano’s shirt

Saturday, August 11, 2012

KidsEye International Film Festival Red Carpet Premiere, Providence
When: 10:00 am — 11:00 am
Venue: Veterans Memorial Auditorium (VMA) – One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI, 02903
Cost: Adults – $10. Kids – $5.
Age Range: 8+

Films by and for kids from across the globe! Join us for the annual Red Carpet Premiere of our KidsEye Camp films and a special celebration of the work of award-winning Canadian filmmaker, Joseph Procopio on Saturday, August 11 starting at The Vets beginning at 10 a.m. Joseph Procopio will be on hand to speak about his journey as a filmmaker and screen some of his selected works: Nine Times, Drive, Western Spaghetti, Tiny Pillows, MyCrisis, 2AM and, his first long-narrative film, Onion Skin.

RIFF Documentary: Magic Camp and DxONE, Providence
When: 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
Venue: Veterans Memorial Auditorium (VMA) – One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI, 02903
Cost: Adults – $10. Kids – $5.
Age Range: 10+

  • Magic Camp
    Judd Ehrlich 2012 | Children, Coming of Age, Documentary, Family | 86 min.
    Run time: 86 min. | USA | Language: English, EAST COAST PREMIERE
    To escape the pressures of growing up, magic-obsessed kids congregate at the one place they can be themselves. They want to prove their worth on the same stage where magic superstars like Blaine and Copperfield once performed. But to get there, they need to learn more than sleight of hand and tricks of the trade. They have to find the magic inside.
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  • DxONE | Dan Masucci 2012
    Run time: 18 min. | USA | Language: English, WORLD PREMIERE
    DxONE is about a family coming to terms with their son’s diagnosis with type 1 diabetes and stars Benjamin Busch (author of the acclaimed book DUST TO DUST and actor from “The Wire” and “Generation Kill”) and the director’s son who was diagnosed with the disease three years ago.

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