Providence Children’s Film Festival Has New Offices on Wheeler Campus

August 31, 2019

The celebrated Providence Children’s Film Festival has moved its creative and administrative offices to the campus of The Wheeler School in Providence.  An agreement between both PCFF and Wheeler allows the Film Festival to operate from the ground floor of the historic Baker House (the Lyman Klapp House) on the corner of Stimson and Hope Streets in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence.

Providence Children’s Film Festival board chair Tania Ralli said of the move, “Wheeler was an early and enthusiastic supporter of PCFF and its mission to bring high-quality independent films from around the world to Rhode Island children and families.  PCFF is thrilled with this new relationship, which we believe will have synergistic benefits for both institutions while allowing PCFF to continue to broaden its outreach into the larger Rhode Island community.”

Allison Gaines Pell, Head of the Wheeler School, announced the agreement saying, “Wheeler is pleased to welcome a second community non-profit serving children and families to our campus. Breakthrough Providence, a year-round academic program for middle school students from Providence Public Schools is also located on the Wheeler campus.  As Wheeler has been part of the founding and sponsorship for the Providence Children’s Film Festival since the Festival’s beginning in 2009, as well as an annual venue for Festival screenings each year, it was a natural fit to welcome PCFFRI to Wheeler. We feel the creative energies of both Wheeler and PCFF will allow for greater collaboration and support to cultivate the next generation of visual learners and critical thinkers, a key part of the PCFF mission and one of the academic values espoused at Wheeler.”

Contact and mailing information for the Film Festival Offices and staff will now be Providence Children’s Film Festival, 216 Hope Street, Prov., RI 02906. The Festival Office phone number is (401) 209-7585 and its email is

Dates for the coming 2020 festival are February 14 – 23, 2020. Learn more at The Providence Children’s Film Festival.


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