RIFE NEWS

Reel Independent Film Extravaganza is Back For Our 5th Year!!! 

It's been a great journey and we're proud to announce that we are still going strong! Our 5th annual festival will once again take place at Washington DC's premiere "art-house" theater, West End Cinema, during the week of October 11 - 16. We are accepting submissions form films spanning all genres under the categories of: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature,… Read more

"The New Public": Groundbreaking Film to Make Broadcast Debut on PBS 

Seven years ago, in the Fall of 2006, James O’Brien, a former DJ and basketball player, took on an ambitious project: he founded a small, public, arts-focused high school in Brooklyn, NY. When filmmaker Jyllian Gunther heard about the project, she was immediately interested in creating a documentary about it. “The founders had this incredible energy. Everyone who they… Read more
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THE REEL INDEPENDENT FILM EXTRAVAGANZA

“MORE THAN A FESTIVAL”


RIFE IS AN EVENT CREATED BY FILMMAKERS FOR FILMMAKERS.  THE EVENT STRIVES TO PRESENT THE BEST OF TRULY INDEPENDENT FILMS IN A VARIETY OF CATEGORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN AN ENVIRONMENT DESIGNED TO PROVIDE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTICIPANTS TO INTERACT WITH ONE ANOTHER AND ENJOY THE WORLD OF CINEMA.

THIS WEEK LONG FESTIVAL WILL BE A CELEBRATION OF EMERGING FILMMAKERS AND INDEPENDENT FILMS. HIGHLIGHTING THE TALENTS OF LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKERS, RIFE OFFERS A DIVERSE PROGRAM AND FOSTERS PUBLIC AWARENESS OF INDEPENDENT CINEMA AS A CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL ASSET.  RIFE AIMS TO PROMOTE AND SUPPORT THE ARTISTRY OF INDEPENDENT CINEMA FROM EMERGING FILMMAKERS OF ALL GENRES. THE FESTIVAL IS SEEKING FILMS THAT ARE ENGAGING AND INNOVATIVE, REFLECTING A DISTINCTIVEVISION AND INDEPENDENT SPIRIT.

RiFE IS “MORE THAN A FESTIVAL – IT IS A NEW KIND OF EXPERIENCE!"
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