RWU to Host Forum for Aspiring Horror and Sci-Fi Filmmakers

Friday, October 11, 2013


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Check out 'Behind the Camera Lens' on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, located at the University Library at Roger Williams University.

Have you ever dreamed of making your very own horror or sci-fi film? Well, the upcoming “Behind the Camera Lens" forum at Roger Williams University will give you all the tools you need to make your memorable movie debut. Part of the Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival, the upcoming presentation will be held Thursday, October 18 at the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, located at the University Library at RWU in Bristol. This free forum begins at 10:00 a.m. and provides audiences with the opportunity to meet some of the movers and shakers in the film, horror and sci-fi production scene.

Event Details

“Behind the Camera Lens,” will showcase Steven Feinberg (“Fortress,” “Peter York,” “Pell Grants: A Passion for Education,) Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office, the man behind the state’s high profile within the industry, and filmmaking professionals who have successfully made careers within the industry. Panelists include: Patricia Chica (“La promesse,” “Day Before Yesterday,” “Ceramic Tango,”) an internationally renowned independent filmmaker from Montreal, whose work has received countless awards with the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) and other major film festivals worldwide; and, Rhode Island-filmmakers, Anthony Ambrosino and Nick Delmenico whose low-budget horror film, “Almost Human” just screened at the Toronto Film Festival and was picked up by IFC Midnight. Serving as hosts for the forum will be Shawn Quirk, Programming Director at RIIFF and Nick Palermo, President of RWU Film Production Club.

To book free tickets in advance, please go:

Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival

The FLICKERS: RI International Horror Film Festival is a salute to what is an often-overlooked genre that will include a bevy of World and U.S. premiers of short, feature-length and documentary films. In all 56 films have been selected from 521 submissions and include works from 20 countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Japan, Chile, Switzerland, and the United States. Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance, so audience members will have a chance to meet, ask questions, and even network with the next generation of horror-auteurs.

Founded in 2000, as one of several "festival sidebars" of the Rhode Island International Film Festival, it is largest and longest-running horror film festival in New England.

Ticket Information

General Admission for Festival screenings is $10.00 per person. Festival 6-packs available at $40 (good year round and at any RIIFF film event) can be purchased online: Group Discounts can be arranged by calling the Festival office at 401/861.4445.

The full schedule for this year Festival can be found at: and


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