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83 Park Street, Suite 5

Providence, RI 02903 USA
tel: 401/861-4445
401/490-6735 (f)


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PO Box 162

Newport, RI 02840 USA

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36 Rhode Island Avenue,

Newport, RI 02840 USA



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Welcome to the 21st Annual


August 4-9, 2020

Celebrating Diversity, Identity and Discovery


• See photos from our Closing Night Block Party at Club EGO




Main Festival: August 4-9, 2020

Note that this year's screenings, while spread across the city of Providence, will once again be based at the RISD Metcalf Auditorium, South Main Street, Providence. The RI Film & Television Office Filmmaker Lounge will be hosted at the Hotel Providence and is a must-go location to meet other attending filmmakers.


• How you can help

Join our Facebook LGBTQ Film Fest Group

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is very proud to be able to created the Providence LGBTQ Film Festival sidebar.


In its 22nd year, the Providence LGBTQ Film Festival brings Rhode Island filmgoers a diverse sampling of over 40 international and domestic films made by and for members of the LGBTQ community. Ranging from romantic comedies, journeys of discover, to concerns affecting the trans community, the Film Festival has been curated to complement the LGBTQ Experience. This year, programming will also include an expanded focus on growing social and political issues for LGBTQ youth, the trans community and diversity.


Since it was first introduced as part of RIIFF, we have been fortunate to premiere such notable LGBTQ titles as "Married and Counting," "Black, White + Gray," "A Four Letter Word," "Before You Know it," "Brighton," "TransJourney," 'Boy Culture," "The Green," "Sedona," "Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia," "Eating Out," 'Jim in Bold,' 'The Politics of Fur,' 'The Notorious C.H.O.,' 'Behind the Red Door,' '24 Nights,' 'East of A,' 'Irma Vep,' 'Red Rain,' "The Go Doc Project," and so many many more.


Over a period of 22 years, the list has grown to be an amazing reflection of the issues, concerns and motivators of the community. This break-out platform has proven to be both exciting and offer cutting edge work which challenges, provokes thought and has opened doors for dialogue.




AS220 in downtown Providence, R.I., will once again be a venue for the popular Providence LGBTQ Film Festival, a cinematic sidebar of the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF). Other select screenings will be held in The VETS (formerly the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium) and the RISD Metcalf Auditorium, and locations in Jamestown, Newport, Westerly, Warwick, Bristol and Tiverton.


The Providence LGBTQ Film Festiva closes with a bang at the Block Party Bash in Providence. With over a thousand attendees last year, this closing party acts as the climactic conclusion to the Rhode Island International Film Festival, and is one of the coolest events of the summer. The event is open to the public, and provides a rare opportunity to mingle with attending filmmakers from across the globe.




Youth Film Jury

Again this year, the RIIFF Youth Film Jury, a group of 20-plus young Rhode Islanders (ages 16-19) that includes members of the LGBTQ community, will be in charge of selecting the festivalís top films for awards given out during the annual RIIFF awards brunch, held Sunday, Aug. 9th. The group also meet with visiting filmmakers, scholars, and Festival staff. The focus for 2020 will be diversity and feature an important media literacy component.


Click here to learn about the RIIFF Youth Film Jury.


Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival™ (RIIFF) will take place August 4-9, 2020 in the state's beautiful capital city, Providence and throughout Rhode Island.


The Providence LGBTQ Film Festival

PO Box 162 • Newport, RI 02840 (United States)

Office: 83 Park Street, Suite 5, Providence, RI 02903
Tel/Fax: (401) 861-4445/490-6735



• Link to 2019 programming, click here

• Link to 2018 programming, click here

• Link to 2017 programming, click here

• Link to 2016 programming, click here

• Link to 2015 programming, click here

• Link to 2014 programming, click here

• Link to 2013 programming, click here

• Link to 2012 programming, click here

• Link to 2011 programming, click here

• Link to 2010 programming: click here



Some LGBTQ Organizations we support and endorse:





AIDS WalkGlaad







Rhode Island LGBT Resource Listing: click here

Providence LGBTQ Film Festival Exclusive Sponsors:


edgeColumbiaLGBTQ Expo


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