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Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival

Presented by Rhode Island International Film Festival at Rustic Drive In, Providence RI

Oct 17 - 25 2020
Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival

The 21st Annual Flickers’ Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Film Festival (VORTEX), returns to the Ocean State, October 17-25th

A phantasmagoric symphony of international genre films return to the Ocean State as the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival launches its 21st Annual Flickers’ Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Film Festival (VORTEX), October 17-25th.

This year Vortex will be a hybrid event with programming appearing online and select screenings at the Rustic Drive-in. Webinars, industry workshops, forums, the popular Lovecraft Walking Tour, special tributes, coffee talks, filmmaker

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The Flickers’ Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Film Festival celebrates and showcases imagination and creativity in filmmaking and will include a bevy of World and U.S. Premieres. In all, over 70 films have been selected from over 3,000 genre submissions. They represent 15 countries including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, France, Russian Federation, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Ireland, and the United States. Many of the filmmakers will be in virtual attendance, so audience members will have a chance to meet, ask questions, and even network with the next generation of genre filmmakers.

Most events will be free to the general public except the Lovecraft Walking Tour and the screenings at the Rustic Drive In, which will be $20 per carload.

Tickets can be purchased on the wesbite:

Contact: 401-861-4445


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ABOUT THE RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:The Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), 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 last year. Ranked as one of the top 10 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is a qualifying festival for the Live Action, Animation and Documentary Short Film Academy Awards through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). There are only 10 film festivals worldwide that share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England. The Festival takes place every August.For more information about the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, running August 9-15 2021 at The Vets (formerly Veterans Memorial Auditorium), please visit our website at or call 401.861.4445.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.




Rustic Drive In

1195 Eddie Dowling Highway, Providence, RI


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This is a hybrid Festival with most film screenings taking place online. Closed captioning is available for most film titles.

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