2016 FESTIVAL Daily Schedule

PCFF_ProgramSchedule-webClick here for full list of films with synopsis, trailers, and suggested age recommendations.

2016 Festival ScheduleNote: Film talks, director Q & A’s subject to change.

Saturday, February 6
Providence Children’s Museum

  • 11:00-2:00 PM WORKSHOP: Build a City Make a Movie (drop-in) FREE with museum admission

Library: Providence Athenaeum

  • 4:00 PM Between the Stacks (short film collection) FREE (sold out)
    5:05 PM Film Talk: Q&A with director Akiko McQuerrie (Papa Cloudy’s Orchestra) FREE

Friday, February 12
RISD Museum – Metcalf
Lobby Activity: Passport Book activity

  • 3:00 PM Superheroes and Villains (short film collection) FREE
  • 5:30 PM Opening Night Party Special Tickets required, includes party and film screening
    Reception with light snacks provided by Fire Works Catering and beverages provided by Campus Fine Wines and Munroe Dairy. Classical musicians from Community Music Works, led by Joshua Rodriguez, will entertain the audience prior to the featured screening.

6:45 PM Film Screening: Landfill Harmonic (documentary / feature film)

Saturday, February 13
RISD Auditorium Building

  • 9:30-12:30 WORKSHOP: Sci-Fi Animation Adventure (sold out)
  • 1:00-4:00 WORKSHOP: LIVE ACTION! Green Screen (sold out)
  • 1:00-4:00 WORKSHOP: Claymation (sold out)

Avon Cinema

  • 10:15 AM T.I.M. (live action / feature film)
  • 12:15 PM NYC Party Mix (short film collection)
  • 2:00 PM T-Rex (documentary / feature film)
    3:30 PM Film Talk: Q&A with Producer Sue Johnson

Gilder Center for the Arts
Lobby Activity: Passport Book activity

  • 10:30 AM Dummie the Mummy (live action / feature film)
  • 12:45 PM Undeniably INDIA! (short film collection)
  • 3:00 PM Cinema Circus (short film collection)
  • 4:30 PM HÖRDUR: Between Worlds (live action / feature film)

RISD Museum / Metcalf
Lobby Activity: Passport Book activity

  • 10:00 AM Magic Carpet Ride (short film collection)
    11:00 AM Film Talk: Q&A with Director Sarah Reul (The Monster of Lake Quannapowitt)
  • 11:45 AM Fiddlesticks (Quatsch und die Nasenbär-Bande) (live action / feature film)
  • 2:00 PM The Boy in the Mirror (o Menino No Espelho) (live action / feature film)
  • 4:00 PM Let’s Get the Rhythm (documentary / feature film)
  • 5:30 PM TRY-umph! (short film collection)
    6:30 PM Film Talk: Q&A with Director Tom Babbitt (The Something) and actress Rebecca Korn (Emily’s Braces)

Sunday, February 14
RISD Auditorium Building

  • 9:30-12:30 WORKSHOP: Claymation (sold out)
  • 1:00-4:00 WORKSHOP: LIVE ACTION! Special Effects & Camera Tricks (sold out)
  • 1:00-4:00 WORKSHOP: Sci-Fi Animation Adventure (sold out)

Avon Cinema

  • 10:00 AM Rainbow (Dhanak) (live action / feature film)
  • 12:30 PM Birds of Passage (live action / feature film)
  • 2:30 PM Speed Sisters (documentary/ feature film)

Gilder Center for the Arts
Lobby Activity: Passport Book activity

  • 10:30 AM Paper Planes (live action / feature film)
  • 1:00 PM Magic Carpet Ride (short film collection)
    2:00 PM Film Talk: Q&A with director
  • 2:45 PM NYC Kid Flix Mix (short film collection)
  • 4:15 PM Almost Friends (documentary / feature film)

RISD Museum / Metcalf
Lobby Activity: Passport Book activity

  • 10:30 AM Cinema Detectives more! (presentation) FREE
    This special event includes short films and conversation with PCFF Director Eric Bilodeau and PCFF educator Sarah Yahm. Presented in partnership with Media Smart Libraries, a grant-funded project awarded to the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at URI. (Click here for more information.) What makes a film worth watching? Learn how to be a film sleuth and how to encourage kids to think more deeply about what they watch. Eric Bilodeau, Director of Programming, leads a PCFF Cinema Detective program teaching kids how to decode film. Afterward, educator Sarah Yahm introduces the new PCFF Film Hub, showing families, teachers, and librarians a new way to find quality films and resources that can inspire programming, spark conversation and make community connections.
  • 1:30 PM Betwixt & Between Eleven & Thirteen (short film collection) FREE
  • 3:00 PM More than a Selfie! (short film collection) FREE

Monday, February 15
Avon Cinema

  • 10:00 AM The Boy in the Mirror (o Menino No Espelho) (live action / feature film)
  • 12:30 PM The General (classic / feature film)
  • 2:15 PM The Student Body (documentary / feature film)

Gilder Center for the Arts
Lobby Activity: Passport Book activity

  • 10:30 AM NYC Kid Flix Mix (short film collection)
  • 12:15 PM Superheroes and Villains (short film collection)
    1:30 PM Meet Max Man, Rhode Island’s recycling super hero from Rhode Island Resource Recovery and learn more about how you can make a difference by recycling
  • 2:00-4:00 PM WORKSHOP: Recycling Rhythm: A DIY Instrument Making (drop-in, FREE)
    Create your own musical instruments made from recycled materials with community artist Michelle Nugent from Providence CityArts for Youth. Give new life to discarded objects and discover a new world of sound. Make some music and be a part of the PCFF orchestra! Then bring your creation to the 4:15pm screening of Landfill Harmonic and help us introduce the film!
  • 2:15 PM TRY-umph! (short film collection)
  • 4:15 PM Landfill Harmonic (documentary / feature film)

Tuesday, February 16
Providence Athenaeum

  • 10:30 AM Between the Stacks (short film collection) FREE (sold out)

Providence Community Library-Washington Park

  • 1:30 PM WORKSHOP: Animate Your Library, Make a Stop Motion Movie FREE (Advance registration required)

Wednesday, February 17
Providence Community Library – Knight Memorial

  • 6:00 PM Superheroes and Villains (short film collection) FREE
    7:20 PM Film Talk: Q&A with Director Harry Chaisson (Theodora)

Thursday, February 18
RISD Museum / Metcalf

  • 6:30 PM Youth Filmmaker Showcase (A) (short film collection) FREE
    7:50 PM  Film Talk: Q&A with youth filmmakers and RISD Art Circle Teens
    Youth Filmmakers: Ethan and Dylan Itkin (END OF DAYS), Zoe Rudolph-Larrea (CLAYBETH), Andrew Gerstenblatt (THE HERO WITHIN), Mary Aupperle (SLEEP), and Meredith Morran (SID).

Friday, February 19
Providence Community Library-Wanskuck

  • 2:30 PM Let’s Get the Rhythm (documentary / feature film)
    Followed by Handclapping workshop! FREE (Advance registration recommended)
    Following the film, join us for hand-clapping fun! Together we’ll get the rhythm. Tracy Yeboah and Peggy Saanuo from Motherland Dance Group will share some hand clapping techniques. Motherland Dance Group is located on the Providence College campus and is committed to educating students about the history and influence of African dance forms in today’s culture and its use for social justice throughout the centuries.

AS220 – Main Stage

  • 5:45 PM The Year We Thought About Love (documentary / feature film) FREE
    6:50 PM  Film Talk: Q&A with Associate Producer Pam Chamberlain and a few young actors from the film. Hear about the making of this award-winning documentary and the incredible journey that the troupe has been on over the past two years.

Saturday, February 20
Avon Cinema

  • 10:00 AM Birds of Passage (live action / feature film)
  • 12:00 PM T-Rex (live action / feature film)
  • 2:00 PM The Year We Thought About Love (documentary / feature film)
    3:05 PM Film Talk: Q&A with Associate Producer Pam Chamberlain and a few young actors from the film. Hear about the making of this award-winning documentary and the incredible journey that the troupe has been on over the past two years.

RISD Museum / Metcalf
Lobby Activity: Passport Book activity

  • 10:00 AM Cinema Circus (short film collection)
  • 11:30 AM Fiddlestix (Quatsch und die Nasenbär-Bande) (live action / feature film)
  • 2:00 PM Dummie the Mummy (live action / feature film)
  • 3:45 PM NYC Party Mix (short film collection)
  • 5:30 PM The General (classic / feature film)

Gilder Center for the Arts
Lobby Activity: Passport Book activity

  • 10:30 AM Amost Friends (documentary / feature film)
  • 12:30 PM Let’s Get the Rhythm (documentary / feature film)
    1:25 PM Film Talk: Q&A with Director Irene Chagall
  • 2:15 PM Speed Sisters (documentary / feature film)
  • 4:00 PM The Student Body (documentary / feature film)

Providence Athenaeum

  • 5:00 PM PRESENTATION: Pitch It! How to Develop Film and Animation Pitches for Sesame Street
    FREE (Advance registration recommended)
    Sesame Street film producer, Kim Wright demystifies the film and animation commissioning process, reviewing the “do’s and dont’s” of pitching to Sesame Street, and sharing some of her most loved shorts from the past few seasons! (Click here for more details.)

Sunday, February 21
Avon Cinema

  • 10:00 AM Rainbow (Dhanak) (live action / feature film)
  • 12:30 PM T.I.M. (live action / feature film)
  • 2:30 PM HÖRDUR: Between Worlds (live action / feature film)

RISD Museum / Metcalf
Lobby Activity: Passport Book activity

  • 10:30 AM More than a Selfie! (short film collection) FREE
  • 12:15 PM TRY-umph! (short film collection) FREE
    1:20 PM  Film Talk: Q&A with Director Dawn Morgan (Emily’s Braces) and Celeste Koon (The Ghost of Grandpa Tong)
  • 2:15 PM Betwixt & Between Eleven & Thirteen (short film collection) FREE
  • 3:45 PM Magic Carpet Ride (short film collection) FREE
    4:45 PM Film Talk: Q&A with writer Jim Piccarillo (This Time It’s Shopping)

Gilder Center for the Arts
Lobby Activity: Passport Book activity

  • 10:30 AM Paper Planes (live action / feature film)
  • 12:15-2:15PM WORKSHOP: Paper plane making (drop-in, FREE)
    Following the film Paper Planes, make your own paper planes!
  • 12:45 PM Undeniably INDIA! (short film collection)
    2:20 PM Presentation by Taal Studios (Walpole, MA) dance students
    2:30 PM Lobby Film Talk: Q&A with Director Honey B. Singh (HEER)
  • 3:00 PM Youth Filmmaker Showcase (B) w/ Group Workshop Reel
    4:20 PM Film Talk: Q&A with youth filmmakers and RISD Art Circle TeensYoung Filmmakers in attendance: Production Designer Nolan Pierson (WITH LOVE, TUCK & ALEX), Stella Loezos (THE PENCIL BOX), Jonathan Newport (VOICES UNLOCKED: A TRUE STORY), Ethan and Dylan Itkin (END OF DAYS), Zoe Rudolph-Larrea (CLAYBETH), Andrew Gerstenblatt (THE HERO WITHIN), and Meredith Morran (SID).
  • 5:00 PM AWARDS CEREMONY (FREE)

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