A BENEFIT IN SUPPORT OF PROVIDENCE CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING
Sorry kids, this one’s not for you. Don’t miss this once-a-year screening to support the Providence Children’s Film Festival’s curated film programming from around the globe! For all of us adults who love the Festival as much as the children do, Eric Bilodeau, Director of Programming, will lightheartedly showcase what he calls “the best of the worst”—submitted films that left us wondering how ANYONE might have thought they were appropriate for young viewers. It’s an eclectic mix, ranging from movies with mature themes to films that make one slap their forehead in disbelief. Nothing dull here!
This entertaining evening includes complimentary wine and beer by Campus Fine Wines and divine desserts by The Cupcakerie. And bid on incredible auction items including a Cricket Cinema party package, a 3-night stay in a Maine cabin, and more!
Tickets to this enchanting evening of film are $65 each ($45 tax-deductible). Limited seating.
Arrive at 6pm to mix, mingle and enjoy oysters and a signature cocktail before they run out! Followed by live and silent auctions, desserts and screening.
Thank you to our event sponsors: Cricket Cinema, Campus Fine Wines, Providence Athenaeum, Kristin Walcott-Matthews Real Estate, Easy Entertaining, Ocean State Oysters.
A BENEFIT IN SUPPORT OF PROVIDENCE CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING
A Special Evening of Shorts: Saturday, April 8 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm
6:30 pm, drinks/appetizers followed by screening
@ Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit St., Providence
Don’t miss this once-a-year screening to support the Providence Children’s Film Festival’s curated film programming from around the globe! For all of us adults who love the Festival as much as the children do, Eric Bilodeau, Director of Programming, will lightheartedly showcase what he calls “the best of the worst”—submitted films that left us wondering how ANYONE might have thought they were appropriate for young viewers. It’s an eclectic mix, ranging from movies with mature themes to films that make one slap their forehead in disbelief. Nothing dull here! This enjoyable evening is co-hosted by Lindsay Shaw of the Providence Athenaeum. Guests will enjoy a complimentary wine bar curated by Campus Fine Wines, scrumptious appetizers from Delsie Catering & Events and handmade delicious desserts by Kristin Walcott-Matthews (The Cupcakerie).
Don’t miss this annual Benefit Film Event! Seating is limited at the atmospheric Athenaeum. Tickets for this entertaining evening are $55. Don’t miss out—buy yours today!
The 8th Providence Children’s Film Festival kicks off Friday, February 17 at the RISD Museum’s Metcalf Auditorium. This special ticketed event will begin at 5:30pm, featuring delicious treats and beverages provided by Delsie Catering & Events, Campus Fine Wines and Munroe Dairy. Following the reception, guests will enjoy a 30-minute screening of Short ‘n Sweet Shorts, international PCFF-curated short films for children of all ages.
At 7:30pm, watch the beautifully crafted claymation film, My Life As A Zucchini (Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee for Best Animation). This tender tale (suggested for ages 13+) of children living in an orphanage due to the devastating life circumstances addresses challenging issues with subtlety and delicacy without being condescending to younger audiences. The clean and simple animation style works in wonderful contrast to the difficult subject matter, and the characters’ expressive faces give us hope for the innocence and resilience of children. My Life As A Zucchini is authentic, empathetic, and ultimately uplifting.
Note: A second screening of My Life As A Zucchini, sponsored by Media Smart Libraries, will take place during the Festival on Saturday, February 25, 4:15pm at RISD Auditorium, 17 Canal Walk (across from RISD Museum), Providence.
Media Smart Libraries, in partnership with PCFF, supports public programming events emphasizing the use of film and media texts to promote expanded literacy in the 21st century. This Festival screening of My Life as a Zucchini, hopes to bring awareness that libraries are key agents of change in advancing the digital media literacy of children, teens, and families in their communities.
Click here to buy tickets for Opening Night.
The Providence Children’s Film Festival takes place February 17-26 at main venues within walking distance of downtown Providence and at satellite venues across the state. With more than 10 days of screenings, filmmaking workshops and free activities, along with post-film presentations that help deepen the film-watching experience, this year’s Festival will bring a world of film to even more Rhode Island youth and families. For full schedule and ticket details, visit www.pcffri.org.
The Sneak Peeks Party promises to be a fabulous event with food prepared by Fire Works Catering and wine from Campus Fine Wines. The evening will include film previews from the 2016 Festival, the premier of a special PCFF short film, and a silent and live auction in a hip downtown venue! Auction items include a Providence Athenaeum birthday party with short film selections curated by Eric Bilodeau, PCFF Director of Programming, a tour of Seven Stars production bakery, a private dinner party prepared by Fire Works Catering, limited edition Festival posters silk-screened by Headlight Hotel, and much more!
November 6, 2015 from 6 – 8pm
Aurora Providence, 276 Westminster Street
Advance: $60 (purchased before 10/26)
Regular: $75 (after 10/26 and at the door)
Patron Donor Package: $300 (includes 2 Sneak Peek tickets and Donor Recognition at 2016 Festival)
Click HERE to purchase tickets
The Sneak Peeks Party is the Providence Children’s Film Festival’s third annual fundraiser. All proceeds support the Providence Children’s Film Festival, a 501(c) (3) non-profit arts and cultural organization with a mission to present the best of independent and international children’s cinema to inspire, delight, educate, and connect a diverse community of children and families in Rhode Island and New England. PCFF believes in providing enriching film opportunities for youth from an early age and inspiring and cultivating a new generation of filmmakers and storytellers.
Thanks you to our event sponsors! Fire Works Catering | Campus Fine Wines | Bottle Rocket Design | DES Printing | embee studio
And THANK YOU to our generous auction sponsors! Look at what you can bid on:
Providence Children’s Film Festival Lover’s Birthday Party!
A PCFF Birthday Party for 12 at the Providence Athenaeum.
Do you know a child who loves movies? How about bidding on the best birthday present ever! Lindsay Shaw and the Providence Athenaeum will host your budding cinephile, and up to twelve friends, to a selection of shorts curated and presented by Eric Bilodeau, Providence Children’s Film Festival’s programmer extraordinaire. Keeping with the spirit of PCFF this is more than a “hit play button” event. There will be pausin’, participatin’, playin’, and pop quizzin.’ By the time they leave, Fellini, Kurosawa, Coppola and Herzog might be part of their cinematic vocabulary! (Maybe…)
PCFF will provide the popcorn, cupcakes, and party favors, and Flatbread Company will donate 5 Flatbread cards, redeemable for 5 pizzas. All you need to do is to coordinate a date with Lindsay then send out the invitations. PCFF takes care of the rest.*
Pack a Lunch and Explore RI’s Incredible History!
A Bounty of Museum Benefits from 5 Rhode Island Historical Treasures
You and your family explore the world through film every year. Let PCFF enable you to explore local art and history too with special entry and tours to several unforgettable museums! This extraordinary package includes all of the following memorable museum excursions! Get in the car, folks!
These Fireworks Are Not Illegal!
Private Dinner for 6 catered in your home by Fire Works Catering
But they are so delicious, perhaps they should be! Is it your dream to eat a scrumptious meal for which you did NOT have to slave in the kitchen for hours? Do you have a special birthday, anniversary, or event approaching? Chef Mark Garafalo of Fire Works Catering will prepare a gourmet multi-course course meal for 6, designed especially for you in the comfort of your own home. Take the night off in a big way.
Details: 6 Course dinner for 6, scheduled in advance and held at your home (within 20 mile radius of Providence). Beverages/alcohol not included.
First Class Private Movie Event!
An exclusive film screening at your home by Cricket Cinema
The Cricket Cinema is a family owned, pop up, indoor/outdoor movie screening rental company that boasts two large inflatable movie screens and a complete state of the art audio visual system. The premium projection equipment, concert grade sound system and our friendly staff will ensure a spectacular and memorable experience for your next movie night, private party or philanthropic event. You provide the electricity, the movie and audience…and we will do the rest!
As a winner of this packaged event, pick a night in 2016 and we’ll set up one of our giant screens on site and show the film of your choice! Enjoy pre-show music from our top notch audio-visual system, make announcements from our microphone, and even enjoy all you can eat popcorn made on the spot in our professional popcorn machine!
The Best of the Worst!
For Grown-Ups Only! A hilarious evening of short films curated by Eric Bilodeau.
For all us adults who love the Providence Children’s Film Festival as much as the children do, Eric Bilodeau, PCFF Director of Film Programming will present an evening of shorts for grown-ups only. These are “the best of the worst”…films that left him perplexed at best. “Just how exactly is that appropriate for young eyes?” It’s an eclectic mix that ranges from the very-good-but-too-mature films, to the head-slapping-leave-you-speechless types. Nothing dull here!
The evening will be hosted by Lindsay Shaw at the Providence Athenaeum on Saturday, April 30, 2016. A wine bar will be provided by Campus Fine wines, delectable nosh treats from Fireworks Catering, and movie fare provided by PCFF. Be the first to buy tickets for this unique evening at the PCFF Sneak Peeks, November 6, 2015 at Aurora Providence. Last year it sold out in minutes!
Tickets: $35 per person
Nothing smells better than fresh baked bread.
Seven Stars Bakery Tour for 20
As Julia Child famously asserted, “The art of bread making can become a consuming hobby, and no matter how often and how many kinds of bread one has made, there always seems to be something new to learn.” Whether you’re a novice or an enthusiast, there will surely be trade secrets and magic tricks gleaned in this rare and exclusive 45-minute tour of Seven Stars Bakery’s inner sanctum: the ovens at Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket. Watch the bakers transform wheat and water into heavenly cinnamon buns, crispy baguettes, or those cute little lemon cakes! Valid for up to 20 kneady bread lovers; children are welcome. Tour must be scheduled by June 1, 2016.
Followed by a coffee from New Harvest Coffee.
Sip, Spit, Repeat. Nice.
Private Organic Wine Tasting for 10 at Campus Fine Wines
Wine lovers, this is for you! Learn something new, sip and compare, and find your new favorite at this private tasting for you and 9 friends. Andrea and her knowledgeable staff will guide you through a tour of the brightest organic wine stars this season from the comfort of Providence’s Campus Fine Wines. A treat for all of your taste buds. Cheers!
Get Outta Town! Go to Boston!
Dinner at the Townsman restaurant and tickets to the Central Square Theater in Boston!
No, really. Go. You’re overdue for a getaway, and Boston is waiting for you! You and a guest will enjoy a spectacular dinner in downtown Boston at the new lively brasserie, Townsman, acclaimed by Esquire Magazine as #2 of the best new restaurants in the country. (Do you remember Farmstead in Wayland Square? This is what they’re up to now!) Once sated, prepare for a feast for the eyes, ears and heart at Central Square Theater. This state of the art, award winning theater, is a vibrant hub of theatrical, educational, and social activity, and is permanent home to two distinctive award-winning, professional companies, The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater. You can’t go wrong. So go on! Get outta here!
A World Away, next door!
Dinner at Local 121 and a night at the Dean Hotel!
An evening on the town for 2 followed by a splendid night away is just what the doctor ordered! Begin yours at the one and only Local 121 for a delectable meal, and end a short walk away, with a sumptuous one night stay in the hippest spot in town, the luxurious Dean Hotel! No particular occasion required – just clear a weekend, make the necessary reservations, and treat yourselves! Restriction – no weekends in May (Graduations!)
Mint Chutney goes with everything.
Private Hands-On Indian Cooking Class for 6
Curry. It’s all you ever want to eat. We understand. And contrary to what you might think, it is not a brew made with fairy dust. You can learn how to make the mouthwatering savory dishes you love with Bindu Mallick, who has been teaching the art of traditional Indian cooking for years through the Learning Connection! She will teach you and 6 of your fellow curry lovers the foundations and finesse of Indian cooking in this hands-on class, in your own home! So roll up your sleeves as Bindu guides you through the preparation of multiple dishes from start to finish while sharing anecdotes and cooking tricks that will stay with you. Uh – yes – you will feast on the curries you prepare!
Original Oil Painting of your Child/Children by Anne P. Wert
What can be said about a original oil portrait of your child or grandchild, except that it is as unique and irreplaceable as they are. Don’t miss this opportunity. Accomplished painter and illustrator Anne P. Wert is a graduate of RISD, a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators, and is represented in private collections around the world, including Paris, Toronto, Washington D.C. and New York. Her generous donation is one 16×20 inch (or smaller) oil portrait of your child/children, in Anne’s distinctive style.
Playful Original Rhinoceros Painting
Original Painting by Providence artist Julie Gandrud
Look at this delightfully happy rhino! What a beautiful original acrylic painting to add to your art collection. Julia Gandrud, MFA film graduate from the San Francisco Art Institute, is an accomplished animator and painter who shows her work in galleries and film festivals locally and nationally. Her films have even been featured by PCFF! Check out more of Julia’s work at her etsy store: julialikesfrogs.etsy.com.
“Where Are We Going?” Playful Original Animal Travelers Painting
Original Painting by Providence artist Julie Gandrud
This unusual stack of animal travelers is off on an adventure! Destination? Your home! A beautiful original acrylic painting and the title work to her recent solo show at the AS220 Project space. Julia Gandrud, MFA film graduate from the San Francisco Art Institute, is an accomplished animator and painter who shows her work in galleries and film festivals locally and nationally. Her films have even been featured by PCFF! Check out more of Julia’s work at her etsy store: julialikesfrogs.etsy.com.
Theater Lovers Bonanza!
Two Tickets to each: Trinity Repertory Theater, The GAMM Theater, and the Ocean State Theater
Give the gift of first class theater this holiday! Some lucky winner is walking away to two complimentary tickets to EACH of these first class local theaters! What a score! Reservations required and subject availability.
Professional Garden Consultation
Bloom where you’re planted! Have a professional gardener and arborist Angela Deller walk your property with you and help you identify flowers, plants and trees. During this one-hour consultation, you’ll talk about garden design ideas and management techniques that will help create the garden of your dreams! Providence metro area only.
Official Limited Edition Screen Printed PCFF Posters
Starting in 2012 PCFF has produced a limited run of screen printed 18 x 24 posters capturing the graphics theme of each given year. Designed by the festival team at 4 Eyes Design and locally printed in an edition of 80 by Head Light Hotel, these have become sought after collectors’ items. Don’t miss this opportunity to adorn your walls with the screen printed posters you are lacking, beautifully framed and ready to hang courtesy of Providence Picture Frame. Each will be auctioned separately:
Limited Edition BIG PCFF Bus Stop Posters
BIGGER IS BETTER. That big wall in your house is just begging for giant, super-cool ART! We have just the ticket. WOW your child with a most awesome, real bus stop poster! We’ll be auctioning off separately ONE 2014 Airline poster and ONE 2015 Umbrella poster! Get one or both! Only a small number of these posters are fabricated each year – don’t miss out on a guaranteed eye-popping “COOL!!”
Friday, November 14, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Aurora Providence – 276 Westminster Street
• Dutch and Silent Auction
• Wine generously donated from Campus Fine Wines
• Delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by Fireworks Catering
Click here to RSVP!
We will be auctioning off a dinner for 6 compliments of Fire Works Catering, a PCFF birthday party, tickets to a grown ups only special evening of shorts, as well as framed limited editions silk screen festival prints from 2012, 2013, 2014, and the upcoming 2015 festival! Read more about the auction below!
Dinner for 6 compliments of Fire Works Catering
Chef Mark Garofalo of Fire Works Catering will prepare a 6 course meal in your home for up to 6 guests. Chef Mark and his staff will come to your home, prepare, cook and serve dinner for you and your guests. Then clean up and leave you with memories of one of the best meals ever.
Winner responsible for all alcoholic beverages offered and served to guests.
A Providence Children’s Film Festival Birthday Party
Do you know a child who loves movies? How about bidding on the best birthday present ever!
Lindsay Shaw and the Providence Athenaeum will host your budding cinephile, and up to twelve friends, to a selection of shorts curated and presented by Eric Bilodeau, Providence Children’s Film Festival’s programmer extraordinaire. Keeping with the spirit of PCFF this film is more than a “hit play button” event. There will be pausin’, participatin’, playin’, and pop quizzin.’ By the time they leave, Fellini, Kurosawa, Coppola and Herzog might be part of their cinematic vocabulary! (Maybe…)
PCFF will provide popcorn, cupcakes, and party favors. The Flatbread Company will donate pizza. All you need to do is to coordinate a date with Lindsay then send out the invitations. PCFF takes care of the rest.*
*Birthday party to be celebrated before December 31, 2015 and is dependent on venue availability.
For Grown Ups Only: A Special Evening of Shorts
For all us adults who love the Providence Children’s Film Festival as much as the children do, Eric Bilodeau, Director of Film Programming for the Providence Children’s Film Festival, will present an evening of shorts for grown-ups only. Eric Bilodeau will present what he calls “the best of the worst”. These are films that left us wondering how ANYONE might have thought were appropriate for young eyes to watch? It’s an eclectic mix that ranges from very good to films with mature themes to films that make one slap their forehead in disbelief. Nothing dull here!
The evening will be hosted by Lindsay Shaw at the Providence Athenaeum on Saturday, March 7, 2015. A wine bar will be provided by Campus Fine Wines along with movie snacks provided by PCFF and pizza donated by The Flatbread Company.
Buy tickets for this unique evening at the PCFF Fundraiser, November 14, 2014 at Aurora Providence. Tickets are $30 per person / $50 per couple.
Providence Children’s Film Festival Posters
Starting in 2012 PCFF has produced a limited run of screen printed 18 x 24 posters capturing the graphics theme of each given year. Designed by the festival team at 4 Eyes and locally printed in an edition of 80 by Head Light Hotel, these have become sought after collectors’ items. Now you can have all three festival posters, beautifully framed and ready to hang, as well as a certificate to secure the 2015 poster — including framing from Providence Picture Frame.
Lindsay Shaw is the Children’s Librarian at The Providence Athenaeum, an independent, member-supported library housing and conserving a wide-ranging collection of materials. The Athenaeum is also an important part of the larger Providence community, providing opportunities for members and others to come together for cultural programming and social interaction.
Eric Bilodeau was raised in the family movie business in Rhode Island (The Bristol Cinema, The Castle Cinema, The Meadowbrook Cinema and the Cable Car Cinema & Cafe). He developed a strong sense of film programming in both commercial and art houses. Running the Cable Car Cinema for 18 years gave him the experience to sharpen his skills in a multitude of film genres. After selling the Cable Car Cinema in 2007, Eric was hired as the Director of Programming for the Newport International Film Festival until he became the Director of Film Programming for the Providence Children’s Film Festival in 2010.