Eighth annual event takes place April 14-19 & 28th in collaboration with Roger Williams University. Highlights include: a special focus on the Holocaust, films from Japan, a new documentary on "WaterFire," plus major international shorts and features, and documentaries.
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International Film Festival (RIIFF) is proud to present its eighth annual Roving
Eye International Film Festival™. The popular and acclaimed festival celebrating global cinema and artists, is pleased to announce its 2013 program. The slogan this year is “You Know You Want to Look.” During the Festival, which runs April 14-19 & 28th, more than 50 films will be showcased. All screenings will be free of charge and open to the public and screened on the campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI.
This year’s programming will feature films from Japan through a new collaboration with the Academy Award-qualifying, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia; a focus on the Jewish Experience and lecture by Debórah Dwork, Rose Professor of Holocaust History and Director of the Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University; a conversation with filmmaker Joe Rocco with visual artist, Barnaby Evans and a screening of “WaterFire: Art & Soul of a City;” premieres of new student work, and a diversity program for the LGBTQ community. Guests include Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film & Television Office; Israeli filmmaker and media educator, Jonathan Friesem; broadcaster/journalist John Martin, Communications Director at AARP Rhode Island; Mary Healey Jamiel, documentary filmmaker; Judy Laster, Executive Director of the Woods Hole Film Festival; Gary Glassman, President and Executive Producer of Providence Pictures; writer/director, Reshad Kulenovic; and RIIFF Program Director, Shawn Quirk.
This year’s Roving Eye Festival has been developed through interdepartmental participation by students and faculty at Roger Williams University; all under the guidance of FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival and University leadership. The students in “Curation and Film Festival Production” taught by George T. Marshall, have spent the semester creating, curating and marketing the event. Roberta E. Adams, Ph.D. Associate Dean of Humanities and Performing Arts is the Festival Chair, linking faculty adjudicators with students, RIIFF and the RWU administration in a unique collaboration.
To see a listing of this year's programming, click here
2013 marks the 31st year of the Flickers Arts Collaborative, the creator and producer of the Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival (that will
take place August 6-11, 2013 at locations throughout
the state of Rhode Island.) Through its affiliation
with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,
RIIFF is a qualifying festival for the Short Film Academy
Award, the only festival in the region with this distinction.
RIIFF provides a venue to encourage new talent and establish
the contacts needed for wider distribution.
ABOUT ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY:
Roger Williams University located in Bristol, R.I. is a leading independent, coeducational university with programs in the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community- and globally-minded citizens. With 42 academic majors, an array of co-curricular activities and study abroad opportunities on six continents, RWU is an opencommunity dedicated to the success of students, commitment to a set of corevalues and providing a world-class education above all else. In the last decade, the University has achieved unprecedented successes including recognition as one of the best colleges in the nation by Forbes, a College of Distinction by Student Horizons, Inc. and as both a best college in the Northeast and one of the nation’s greenest universities by The Princeton Review. For more information, go to: www.rwu.edu.
ABOUT FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:
FLICKERS:Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) discovers and empowers filmmakers. Held in Providence, and locations throughout the state of Rhode Island, RIIFF is one of only a handful of festivals worldwide that is a qualifying event for the Academy Awards (i.e. “Oscars”). RIIFF incorporates gala celebrations, premiere screenings, VIP guests, industry seminars, educational programs, and award ceremonies into a weeklong extravaganza. Cited as one of the "Best International and Short Film Festivals in the United States," RIIFF is New England’s largest film festival, screening a record 175 films. Its innovative programming, cultivated industry ties, and loyal audiences have made the Festival a strategic and desirable platform for film premieres, drawing hundreds of independent filmmakers from around the globe.
For more information about films, dates, and venues
for the Roving Eye International Film Festival™,
please call 401-861-4445, email firstname.lastname@example.org
RWU PARKING INFORMATION:From Providence: Take Routes 136 South or 114 S passing campus on the left. Take a left at the traffic light just before the Mount Hope Bridge, onto Old Ferry Road. Enter the campus via the front gate passing Campus Security.
From Newport: Take 114N over the Mount Hope Bridge and take the first right off the bridge onto Old Ferry Road. Enter the campus via the front gate passing Campus Security.
Guests should enter through the main entrance at the fountain. they will be able to obtain a guest parking pass. Lot 24a will be blocked off for guests of the festival. Proceed through the main entrance through to the lot 24a on left. Events will take place in the Global Heritage Hall and the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center.
The 2013 Roving Eye International Film Festival is sponsored by The RI Film & the Television Office; Flickers; the Edwin S. Soforenko Foundation; the Helene and Bertram Bernhardt Foundation; Roger Williams University Office of the Provost; the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences; the Department of Communications; Hillel; and the Spiritual Life Program.