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Flickers Background Information


A Sampling of Productions Completed
or in Progress by the Flickers Arts Collaborative


Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival™, produce annual statewide film festival event, 1996 - present with year round presence and sidebars. This award-winning and acclaimed event is an Academy Award qualifier in the short film division in 2002. In 2003, it was cited as "One of the Top 10 Short Film Festivals in the United States." In 2006, it was hailed as one of the "Top 12 Film Festivals in the United States." Its promotional campaigns have won four Emmys and 11 nominations. In 2009, it was listed as one of the Top 20 Events in New England. In 2011, it was listed as one of the Top 30 Events in Rhode Island by the Providence Business News. It's annual attendance for its year-round programming is over 40,000.


Flickers' Sidebar Festivals & Screenings of Note:


Rhode Island International Film Festival - August 9-14, 2016 (20th Year)

Ciné Québec - March and November yearly (22nd Year)

New England University French Discovery Program (3rd Year)

LGBT Expo Film Showcase - March yearly (17th Year)

Francophonie Film Festival - March yearly (5th Year)

Roving Eye International Film Festival - April 10-17, 2016 and November 10, 11 & 15, 2015 (11th Year)

Providence LGBTQ Film Festival - June 10-11, 2016 and August 9-14, 2016 (18th Year)

KidsEye International Film Festival - August 9-14, 2016 and October 17,18 & 23, 2016 (18th Year)

Jamestown Art Center (JAC) "Third Thursday Best of Fest Screenings" - November - July (6th Year)

Jewish Experience Film Series - Spring and Fall yearly (6th Year)

Islamic Experience Film Series - Spring and Fall yearly (1st Year)

RIIFF Encore Film Series - Monthly (17th Year)

Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival - October 17-23, 2016 (17th Year)

Flickers Irish Film Feis - November yearly (2nd Year)

Le jour le plus court: The Shortest Day of the Year - December yearly (5th Year)


7 Day PSA Competition, conceived by Duncan B. Putney, an Emmy winning writer and the creative producer of Original Concept & Development Associates (www.OCDA.biz).  This national competition has been created for and by the non-profit Flickers Arts Collaborative as part of the Creative Impulse Award programming. Introduced in 2010 with initial programming taking place ion Rhode Island, Maine and Massachusetts.


Flickers North Country Film Festival, The Rhode Island International Film Festival now has a new screening location and sidebar Festival as we partnered with the historic Balsams Hotel in Dixville Notch, NH for this historic and highly anticipated event. The inaugural Festival celebrated the art of film, supported the local community and inspired communication and dialogue. The first year's event was an overwhelming success with more than 1,000 attendees. Following the motto of FLICKERS, since its creation 29 years ago "Through communication comes understanding," The Flickers North Country Film Festival did just that... and then some. Watch for it to grow and develop partnership relationships. Introduced in 2010.


Flickers' Youth Film Jury, was created to support education through the art of film. The association has teamed up with artists, and film festivals throughout the United States and beyond, to create a community outreach, by exposing youth to the world of independent film. Our goal is to expand their knowledge of film and creativity; to nurture and discover the next generation of quality, thoughtful, and creative filmmakers and film enthusiasts. Created in 2010.


New England Film Festival Alliance (NEFFA), brings together three film festivals in New England; Martha’s Vineyard International, Woods Hole and the entire state of Rhode Island with the opportunity to reach 40,000 affluent and educated people annually who align themselves with the celebrities, artists, the art of film making and the lifestyle of these destinations. One festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Movie Maker Magazine named another festival the top 25 coolest film festivals of 2009 and this internationally renowned vacation destination has attracted numerous American Presidents, world dignitaries and intellectuals of all types. Created in 2010.


DocumentaryTech - exploring the technology and techniques of documentary filmmaking. DocumentaryTech is a collaborative effort to talk about what makes for the best in the art of the documentary. As a joint project by Flickers and The Rhode Island International Film Festival and several sponsoring universities, the internet platform addresses such issues as technique, technology, distribution and funding, 2009- present


"The Topsy Turvy World of Gilbert & Sullivan" presented in a live performance by the newly formed Flickers G&S Ensemble. The program is under the musical directorship of Eric R. Bronner. This special concert is part of our ongoing 35th Anniversary Celebration of the Flickers Arts Collaborative and is dedicated to the memories of Scott Winthrow, Ted Tuttle and the Ocean State Light Opera (OSLO) and will feature many of the original cast members, 2009.


"Malice Aforethought," Ghoulish Halloween Fun with a musical motif! Silent films provide a backdrop to the RI International Horror Film Festival’s presentation of “Malice Aforethought.” Musical selections from Tales of Hoffmann, Hansel and Gretel, and Gilbert and Sullivan set the mood. Featured performers: Lorna Jane Norris and Kara Lund, sopranos; Ethan Bremner, tenor; Vaughn Bryner, baritone; and Matthew Larson, pianist. Kara Lund was the musical director, 2008.


RIIFF Technology Forum, The modern, 21st Century filmmaker must be both an auteur and an entrepreneur – hence the emergence of the “auteurpreneur,” a term coined to describe the evolving role that a filmmaker must play. Digital distribution and other dynamic technologies provide filmmakers with an array of powerful tools to use to promote and market their artistic vision. The technology forum is a series of discussion focused on the emerging marketing and distribution trends in digital and web-based technologies. Various panels explore a distinct topic lead by a team of professionals with expertise related to that topic. Participants have an opportunity to interact with the panel experts and to ask them questions on the subject matter, 2009 - present.


• "Sentimental Journey, " First Annual Joseph & Viola Marshall Memorial Benefit Concert: Supporting high school and college students study the film arts, 2008

Jubilé Franco-Américain™," produce award-winning annual cultural event; create documentary w/DAT audio & video recording, 1994 - present


ScriptBiz™, produce intensive one-day seminar on pitching and selling a screenplay led by industry professionals, 2001 -present


Rhode Island Film Forum™, produce annual colloquia linking RI cities and towns addressing issues relating to working within the film industry, 1998 - present


RIIFF Screenplay Contest, create and produce annual competition with prizes valued at over $10,000, 1999 - present


Barren Branches GLBT Screenplay Competition, create and produce annual gay and lesbian competition, 2005 - present


New England Student Film Festival™, side-bar Festival that showcases student work from New England colleges and universities, 2005 - present


Roving Eye International Film Festival, a month-long focus on the art of the documentary linked to regional educational institutions. Partners include Roger Williams University, the University of Rhode Island and Providence College. In 2009, the Festival became a part of the curriculum at Roger Williams University with a senior-level course: "Curation and Film Festival Production." 2006-present


RIIFF Third Tuesday Film Series, Jamestown Arts Center, Jamestown, RI, featuring the best RIIFF films from each previous season, 2011 - present.


RIIFF Third Tuesday Film Series, Courthouse Center for the Arts, Kingston, RI, featuring the best RIIFF films from each previous season, 1999 - 2009.


Scholarship Endowments for students and filmmakers: The Patricia Neal Scholarship Fund, The Viola M. Marshall Fund, The Mary Rommel Fund

Jamestown Chamber Music Series, produce acclaimed Winter Music Series, 1999 - 2004, 2008.

"Between Takes© ," weekly fine-arts television series, 1/87 - present (also produce daily forums with industry professionals during RIIFF)

Creative Impulse Awards, national awards program honoring the best in marketing and public relations, 2001 - present (ongoing)

KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp, hands on training for youngsters aged 9 thru 15, 1998 - present


KidsEye™ International Film Festival, films made by and for kids, 2000 - present


RI International Horror Film Festival, present October series of thrillers and classics from around the world, 2000 - present

Providence Gay & Lesbian (GLBT) Film Festival, yearly sidebar to RIIFF, 2000- present

Providence Jewish Film Festival, yearly sidebar to RIIFF held in conjunction with then National Center for Jewish Film, 2001-present

• Annual RIIFF Promotional Trailer; Emmy Award winner, 2003, 2007, 2008; Nominee 2004, 2010.


Take 1-2-3: Filmmaking with the Pros, annual master class on film production with lead industry director, 1999 - present

Merci Train Project, Museum of Work & Culture, Woonsocket, RI , exhibit creation, multi-media development, marketing tools, 2000-2007.


Brooks Pharmacy Ocean State Marathon, Photography and promotional videos, 1998-2002

Gilgamesh, Original opera recording, demonstration tape, Music Mansion, Providence, 1998

"John Stephan: An American Artist," documentary on famed abstract expressionistic artist, 1996 - 97; gallery exhibit screening 2002; re-edited and revised 2010

"Elaine Lorillard: The Lady is Jazz," documentary on founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, 1997 - 98

"Confidence, Competence, Community," Multiple award-winning admissions marketing video for Roger Williams University, 1998

"Music for A While" Collaborative artists presenting various classical concert series throughout the New England region, including Blithewold Mansion & Gardens, Linden Place, Christmas-in-Newport, Brown University, RISD Museum, Salve Regina University, et al., 1995 - 2005, 2008

"RWU: On the Move," Alumni Office multi-media presentation, Roger Williams University, 1995

"DoubleFeature: Classical Chamber and Film Score Music from the Golden Age of Hollywood,“ multi-media concert presentation, Brown University, 1996 (In development for radio broadcast , 2002)

"Carisimmi: Father of the Oratorio," promotion /DAT recording, The Oratorio Singers, 1995

"glassWORKS," special recording of Rhode Island musicians interpreting the music of Philip Glass, juxtaposed to the visual work of RI glass artisans. DAT Audio master, 1994-95

"Dawn - Out of Darkness, Light!" original performance piece commissioned by the Anthropsophic Society, 1994. Television Premiere, 1995

"Reflections: East Meets West," film/video festival featuring specially commissioned concert with the "Music of Ikuma Dan" and touring performance program, 1993-2005, 2008.

"groundWERX in Concert" profile of cutting-edge Rhode Island dance troupe, 1994

"The Snow Queen," video production of live performance, narrated by Academy Award winning actress, Joanne Woodward, 1992

"Music From New England: Daniel Pinkham's Advent Cantata," interview/documentary, 1993

"Places on the Stage," Trinity Repertory Company interview with actress, Lindsay Crouse, 1991

"Twelfth Night," special recording of complete production at Trinity Repertory Company; television and stage version directed by Richard Jenkins, 1993

"Cremation: A Dignified Choice for Memorialization," award-winning profile of Forest Hills Crematory, 1993

"When to Dial 911," Telephone Pioneers of America production for Boston Public Schools, 1994

"Who's Entitled to What," U.S. Department of Social Security, 1990

"Understanding and Treating Sexually Abusive Youth," Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, 1992

"Working with Sexually Abusive Youth," N.E. Adolescent Research Institute, Inc., 1992

"Understanding Mental Illness," Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, 1993


"Helping People Live Better," Boston Community Services, Promotional Video, 1992

Demonstration Tapes

• RI International Film Festival, 2004 - present

• RI Horror Festival, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010

• Malice Aforethought, 2008

• Merci Train, Museum of Work & Culture, 2003 - present

• Friends of the Columbus Theatre, 2002 - 2004

• Ocean State Marathon, 1998 - 2002

• Groundwerx Dance Theatre, 1992, 1993
• Children's Dance Theatre, 1992
• Newport Cultural Commission, 1993
• Trinity Repertory Company, 1992, 1993


Public Service Announcements

• Rhode Island International Film Festival, 1998-present (and trailer)

• RI Horror Festival, 2005 - present

• Ocean State Marathon, 1998 - 2002
• Jubilé Franco-Américain, 1995 - 2002
• Trinity Repertory Company, 1990 - 1996
• Women's Resource Center, 1992
• Boston Aid to the Blind, 1992
• Groundwerx Dance Theatre, 1993, 1994
• Children's Dance Theatre, 1991, 1992
• Rhode Island Shakespeare Theatre, 1989, 1991
• Newport Cultural Commission, 1993
• Boston Community Services, 1989 - 1994
• Good Samaritan Hospice, 1990
• The Family Challenge, 1990
• Newport Maritime Arts Festival, 1993


Members of the cast and crew following the successful debut of the multi-media presentation "DoubleFeature" which premiered at Brown University, January 1996



More About the Flickers Arts Collaborative

• What is Flickers?

• 33 Years of Community Outreach & Creativity

~ See Groundwerx Dance Theatre Promo

~ See Trinity Rep Commercials • Christmas Carol Heidi Chronicles

~ See Jubilé Franco Americain Promo

~ See RIIFF's First PSA from 1998

~ See the Ocean State Marathon Promo

~ See the Roger Williams University Admissions Video

• Programming & Productions

• Between Takes ~ See the Opening CreditsListen to the Theme Music

• Music for a While

• Jubilé Franco Américain

• Jamestown Chamber Music Series

• G&S Ensemble • History of the Ocean State Light Opera • OSLO Photo Gallery

• Rhode Island International Film Festival

• RI International Horror Film Festival /Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival

• Rhode Island Film Forum • 070809 • 2012 • 13 • 14

• Cine ¡OLÉ!

• Golden Jasmine Chinese Film Festival

• New England Student Film Festival • 07 • 08 • 09 • 10

• Flickers North Country Film Festival

• Providence GLBT Film Festival

• Providence Underground Film Festival

• Roving Eye International Film Festival

• RIIFF Technology Forum • 09

• Black Ships Japanese Film Festival

• Creative Impulse Awards

• KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp

• KidsEye™ International Film Festival • 07 • 08 • 09 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14

• ScriptBiz™

• Fiscal Sponsorship

• Leadership



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Flickers Arts Collaborative is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization.