Ninth annual event takes place April 6-13th 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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BRISTOL, RI • FLICKERS:Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is proud to present its ninth annual Roving
Eye International Film Festival™. The popular and acclaimed festival celebrating global cinema and artists, is pleased to announce its 2014 programming. The slogan this year is “You Know You Want to Look.” During the Festival, which runs April 6-13th, 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.
From cutting-edge documentaries to narrative films whose stories have been ripped from the headlines, the ninth annual Roving Eye International Film Festival will be a portal for discovery to film-lovers across the region. This year's programming will feature films from across the globe as well as spotlight the arts and talent at the University. This arts showcase will include programming by the student’s musician guild, the annual dance club performance, an acapella musical concert by “Drastic Measures,” a poetry slam, premieres of student animation work, and the annual spring performance by the RWU Theatre Department of “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.” Additionally, the Festival is collaborating with The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Salve Regina University, Newport for “Story Day 2014: Moving Images” which will examine moving images - animation, feature documentary and television, as well as short documentary and video. Emmy-winning screenwriter, producer, and actor Danny Strong, whose screenwriting credits include “Recount,” “Game Change,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” and “Mockingjay,” the two-part “Hunger Games” finale, will be in attendance.
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.
The 2014 Roving Eye programming will feature films from Japan through an ongoing collaboration with the Academy Award-qualifying, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia; a focus on the Jewish Experience and lecture featuring the locally produced documentary, “The Sharps' War: Two Americans Who Defied the Nazis” with Artemis Joukowsky III, director and grandson of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, and Alexandra and Lydia Joukowsky, their great granddaughters. Special Guests include Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film & Television Office; Michael Drywa, Esq., RIIFF Board President; filmmaker Jeff Toste, whose new documentary “Haven Brothers: Legacy Of The American Diner” premieres this summer, Duncan Putney, and Shawn Quirk, RIIFF Program Director.
This year’s expanded 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
2014 marks the 32nd year of the Flickers Arts Collaborative, the creator and producer of the Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival (that will
take place August 5-10, 2014 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.
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 Marine and Natural Bldg., Global Heritage Hall and the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center.
The 2014 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.