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


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PO Box 162

Newport, RI 02840 USA

Street Address:

36 Rhode Island Avenue,

Newport, RI 02840 USA



RIIFF Photography

Courtesy of Mike Braca


Video Promotions by

William Smyth,

Erik Latek, Nickolas Palermo,

George T. Marshall, Shawn Quirk, J. Scott Oberacker &

Duncan Putney


2015 Graphic Design by

Michael J. Chevalier





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April 10-17, 2016

This Year's Program Celebrates the



Tenth Annual event takes place April 10-17th in collaboration with Roger Williams University. Highlights include major international shorts and features, and documentaries and a celebration of the arts.


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edgeWelcome to the official mobile app for The Rhode Island International Film Festival! This app is a joint development of EDGE Media Network and The Rhode Island International Film Festival; it's designed to be a comprehensive guide to the annual festival each year in Providence, RI, including events, photos, film screenings and interactive features.




BRISTOL, RIFlickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is proud to present its 11th Annual Roving Eye International Film Festival™. The popular and acclaimed festival celebrating global cinema and artists, is pleased to announce its 2016 programming. The slogan this year is “You Know You Want to Look.” During the Festival, which runs April 10-17th, 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.


cell app.The Roving Eye International Film Festival promises to be a portal for discovery for film, arts and culture lovers across the region at this year’s celebration.

Complementing this year’s cinematic offerings, an ongoing arts showcase will include new work by the RWU student-run Musician’s Guild, the theater department’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the RWU Arts Alive! presentation of the Martinu String Quartet, a performance by the student acapella group, Drastic Measures, along with presentations by the RWU Dance Club, a Poetry Slam, an outdoor concert Spring Fest by the University’s radio station,
WQRI, and an Open Mike Night.


The Festival’s annual Jewish Experience Film/Speaker Series will showcase documentaries and short films never before shown in the U.S. Guest speakers include Yonathan Freisman, Israeli filmmaker; Andrew Lund, director/producer; and filmmaker, Michele Noble.


To see a full schedule of Jewish Experience Programming, click here.

Throughout the Festival, there will be a series of panel discussions and presentations. This year’s guest panelists include such industry leaders as Katherine Quinn, widow of legendary actor Anthony Quinn; Steven Feinberg: Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office; Chris Sparling: writer of the film “Buried” starring Ryan Reynolds; Dr. Paola Prado, educator, journalist, media publisher, and consultant; Anya Leta: writer /director; Ankar Vikal, actor; Eric Latek: writer, director, motion graphics artist; Duncan Putney, actor, and award winning screenwriter; Michele Meek, founder NewEnglandFilm.com; Justin White, director of photography; Alice Cross, writer/lecturer; Rev. Nancy Soukup, RWU Multifaith Chaplain; and RIIFF Program Director, Shawn Quirk.


onechildStudents at the University, with the guidance of FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival, create the Roving Eye International Film Festival through the Film Minor senior-level course, Curation and Film Festival Production. Flickers’ Executive Director and RWU Professor, George T. Marshall teaches the class. This year, 17 students spent the first part of the spring semester reviewing more than 500 films provided by Flickers and from there went on to create the entire Roving Eye Festival. The students developed active marketing and PR strategies, including the planning for events plus staffing throughout the week. Roberta E. Adams, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, 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.

2016 marks the 35th year of the Flickers Arts Collaborative, the creator and producer of the Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival (that will take place August 9-14, 2016 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 and the Documentary Short Film Academy Award, the only festival in the New England region with either distinction. RIIFF provides a venue to encourage new talent and establish the contacts needed for wider distribution.



Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, R.I., is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunity for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today’s employers demand. In the two years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families – increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates, RWU is home to more than a dozen graduate programs, a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island’s only law school. For more information, go to: www.rwu.edu



The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) has secured its place in the global community as the portal for the best in international independent cinema, earning the respect of domestic and foreign filmmakers, filmgoers and trend watchers. This confluence of art and commerce brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members in record numbers last year. Ranked as one of the top-10 festivals in the United States, RIIFF is one of 19 festivals worldwide that is a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards® in both short film and documentary short film through its partnership with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences®.


For more information about the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival, running Aug. 4-9, 2015 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and The Vets (formerly Veterans Memorial Auditorium), please visit call 401.861.4445.


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.


Look for signage noting "Event Parking."


See the 2015 Festival Schedule, click here.

See the 2014 Festival Schedule, click here.

See the 2013 Festival Schedule, click here.

See the 2012 Festival Schedule, click here.

See the 2011 Festival Schedule, click here.

Our Collaborative Partners:





The 2016 Roving Eye International Film Festival is sponsored by The RI Film & the Television Office; Flickers; Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Edge Media Network, the Edwin S. Soforenko Foundation; the Helene and Bertram Bernhardt Foundation; Roger Williams University Office of the Provost; the RWU Department of Communication, the RWU Department of Political Science, the RWU Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences, Dean Robert Eisinger, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Roberta Adams, the RWU Film Production Collaborative, the RWU Screenwriter’s Guild, RWU Hillel, and the Spiritual Life Office.