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Ridgefield Independent Film Festival Partners With The Prospector

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival was created by playwright/director/producer Joanne Hudson.
The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival was created by playwright/director/producer Joanne Hudson. Photo Credit: Ridgefield Theater Barn

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival will partner with The Prospector Theater for a training session for its high school interns.

The session, planned for May 12, will be run by the Prospector’s team of Prospects.

The announcement was made by RIFF Director Joanne Hudson and Emily Pambianchi, Director of Marketing of The Prospector Theater.

The RIFF Interns, who attend Ridgefield High School and John Jay High School in Cross River, N.Y., will be taught the basics of floor operations and how to provide excellent customer service.

RIFF runs May 20-22, with screenings and master classes in five different venues including The Prospector, in Ridgefield.

"Whenever I go to the Prospector Theater, I am so impressed with the customer service provided by their prospects. It just made sense to have our interns, who will be new to the job, get some training from the experts," said Hudson.

“We welcome the opportunity to have our Prospects teach students their knowledge of our business. This reinforces every skill they have learned, boosts confidence and continues the cycle of inclusion; an important practice the Prospector Theater embraces," said Pambianchi.

The Prospector Theater, which opened in 2014, is a nonprofit that pairs a movie theater business model with training and employing adults with disabilities. For more information, click here .

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival, created by local playwright and Theater director, Joanne Hudson, brings more than 70 films from 23 countries around the globe to Ridgefield for screenings in curated venues such as the Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Library, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Keeler Tavern Museum and the Prospector Theater.

In addition, the RIFF offers master classes in different aspects of film and filmmaking. For more information on the RIFF, click here or here .

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