Special shout out and thank you to WIFVNE Member Jill Poisson (on left, Award-Winning screenwriter, director, and editor) who joined Patricia Chica (Film Director, Producer Award-winning filmmaker, speaker, coach, entrepreneur, super-connector + energy influencer and the author of the upcoming book "Empathy is Bullsh!t) for a conversation about supporting and empowering female voices/perspectives in the film industry.
Recap courtesy of WIFVNE Board member Yael Beals:
The Rhode International Film Festival 2023 was a remarkable celebration of storytelling, creativity, and global culture. The festival took place in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island, which provided a charming backdrop. The venues were well-chosen and offered a cozy yet immersive atmosphere. The organizers thoughtfully arranged seating to accommodate both intimate discussions and large screenings, ensuring a comfortable experience for all attendees.
A diverse array of genres, themes, and cultures were showcased. From thought-provoking documentaries to captivating narratives, the range of films was impressive. One of the highlights of the Rhode International Film Festival was the engaging Q&A sessions with filmmakers. These sessions offered valuable insights into the creative process and the stories behind the films.
The festival provided ample opportunities for networking and connecting with fellow film enthusiasts, professionals, and aspiring filmmakers. The festival was meticulously organized, with schedules adhered to rigorously. The staff and volunteers were helpful and approachable, making the entire experience seamless.
I left the festival feeling inspired. Kudos to the organizers, filmmakers, and everyone involved in making this event a success. I can't wait to see what films the Rhode International Film Festival will bring next year!