There are a few ways to get more involved. The first and easiest is to join us for one of our open Networking meetings. These happen every month, regardless of weather. Attendance has varied over the years, from 25 to over 100 - around 40 filmmakers is pretty normal. The flow of the event is pretty simple: at 7:30 we share a few major announcements. Then, the microphone is passed around the room, and everyone takes 30 seconds to introduce themselves. The floor is opened up for any general interest announcements about upcoming events or productions seeking help. Then everyone is encouraged to talk filmmaking amongst themselves. The "official" part of the evening typically wraps around 8:30 pm, and people are welcome to stay as long as they like after that. The Wild Colonial is a bar and has food, but non-drinkers and all ages are welcome.
When: 7 - 8:30 pm on the second Tuesday of every month
Where: The Wild Colonial, 250 South Water St., Providence
For volunteers, there are a few things you can do, and most of them are a lot of fun too!
Attend an event
RIFC throws screenings and events periodically throughout the year. Audience members are greatly appreciated, whether it's an official event or a local filmmaker letting us know about their premiere. Sign up for our mailing list to get notices of events.
Join a group
We foster monthly groups that meet to support areas of specific interest. New members are always welcome. Here's a list.
We also have committees that make everything run. Most of them are looking for help too - a lot of times, that's help at an event, taking tickets, etc. Here's a list of committees. And of course, we are always eager to meet grant writers and accomplished professionals who would like to teach or share know-how!
Help on a set
We have official productions, and we have sets of all sizes that are looking for crews. If you sign up for our General mailing list, you'll get notices about both as they come up. Most official productions happen only on weekends. You can tell the difference, because our newsletter will say either "this is an RIFC production" or "this is not an RIFC production".