This week we’re headed on a Rhode trip — to Providence, Rhode Island, to be exact. From August 4 through 9, The Rhode Island International Film Festival, the only Academy Award-qualifying film festival in New England, takes over town. Keep an eye out — you might see our logo around. Now in its 13th year, the festival features hundreds of films, inlcuding many world premieres, drawing over 25,000 movie-goers annually. You may even see some stars — not only is the festival a hotspot for directors, this year the RIFF is honoring Ernest Borgnine with a lifetime achievement award, and William Shatner is being honored for his humanitarian work.
While you’re in Rhode Island, you may want to check out some of its famous film locations. In fact, you may just be surprised how many films have been shot in the Ocean state — from ‘The Great Gatsby’ to ‘Dumb and Dumber,’ and even ‘There’s Something About Mary,’ which made its debut at the festival.