facebook twitterflickrblogger

 

 

Office:

THE VETS

83 Park Street, Suite 5

Providence, RI 02903 USA
tel: 401/861-4445
401/490-6735 (f)
info@film-festival.org

 

Mailing Address:

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

Eric Latek, George T. Marshall, Shawn Quirk, J. Scott Oberacker, William Smyth &

Duncan Putney

 

 

 

 

 

Help Support The Festival

 

 

 

Download our Mobile App.

cell app.

 

 

rovingeye

April 16-22, 2018

This Year's Program Celebrates the Power of Art and Culture in Affecting Positive Change

 

REFF

13th Annual event takes place April 16-22nd in collaboration with Roger Williams University. Highlights include major international shorts and features, and documentaries and a celebration of the arts.

 


RovingEye2011

 

BRISTOL, RHODE ISLAND—The 13th Annual Roving Eye International Film Festival created by the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) in partnership with Roger Williams University kicks off April 16th and runs through the 22rd. This year’s programming features over 60 films from across the world including Academy Award nominees and winners, numerous World and US Premieres; sneak preview screenings of films slated to premiere at the Rhode Island International Film Festival in August; panel discussions/symposia; visiting filmmakers and student film showcases. The event will conclude with the Spring 2018 Soforenko Foundation Film/Speaker Series On The Jewish Experience.


The Festival theme this year is “Heighten Your Perception.”


The Roving Eye International Film Festival promises to be a portal of discovery for film, arts and culture lovers across the region at this year’s celebration. Complementing this year’s cinematic offerings, the campus will come alive with presentations by Steven Feinberg (Executive Director of the RI Film & Television Office); Robert Capron (actor in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series and “Elementary” currently on CBS); Chris Sparling, (Distinguished screenwriter/director and RWU alumni); Sami Steigmann (Holocaust Survivor and Motivational Speaker); Earth Day Celebration with “Earth Fest 2018” on the D’Angelo Commons (the RWU Quadrangle); The Theater Department’s production of “Spring Awakening”; the Trash Fashion Show hosted by the RWU Eco- Reps; Alice Cross, writer/lecturer; Rev. Nancy Soukup, RWU Multifaith Chaplain; and Shawn Quirk, RIIFF Program Director. There will also be a special screening of the distinguished 2018 Oscarwinning film, “The Silent Child,” which had its world premiere at the 2017 RIIFF, as part of Roving Eye’s Oscar nominations package.


The Festival will also collaborate with Roger Williams University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter and Title IX office to screen student-created Public Service Announcement submissions as part of a competition to raise awareness on sexual assault. This is a donor-funded competition and the team presentations open to the public.

 

The Festival’s annual Soforenko Foundation Film/Speaker Series On The Jewish Experience explores representations of the Jewish experience in Israel, across the globe and the Holocaust through 12 premiere films. This includes sneak peeks of films that will play the Rhode Island International Film Festival in August. The event takes place April 17, 19 & 22nd. The series is hosted by the Rev. Nancy Hamlin Soukup, University Multifaith Chaplain at RWU and includes a presentation by Holocaust survivor, Sami Steigmann; and a conversation with Chris Sparling filmmaker /screenwriter. All programming will take place at Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI.

 

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

Students 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, 16 students spent the first part of the spring semester reviewing more than 800 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., retiring Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, is the Festival Chair, linking faculty adjudicators with students, RIIFF and the RWU administration in a unique collaboration.

 

Students in the Curation and Film Production Class include: Anas Alfeez, Christopher Aquina, Matthew Burbine, Jake Chipkin, Mark Donovan, Alexandra Ende, Amanda Farrow, Angela Ferguson-Martins, Kelsey Piazza, Rosalie Stevens, Carolyn Terry, Lauren Utecht, Stephanie Ward, Hoss Wheeler, Emily Whitehead and Kenneth Kramer.


The 2018 Roving Eye International Film Festival is sponsored by The RI Film & the Television Office; Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival; WSBE Rhode Island PBS; Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Edge Media Network, the Edwin S. Soforenko Foundation; Roger Williams University Office of the Provost; the RWU Department of Communication, Graphic Design and Web Development, Dean Jeffrey L. Meriwether, RWU School of Humanities, Arts and Education, Dr. Roberta Adams, the RWU Film Production Collaborative, the RWU Screenwriter’s Guild, RWU Hillel, and the Spiritual Life Office.

 

To see a listing of this year's programming, click here.

 

ABOUT ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY:

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

 

ABOUT FLICKERS' RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:

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. Ranked as one of the top 10 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is a qualifying festival for the Live Action, Documentary and Animation Short Academy Awards through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Canadian Screen Awards and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). There are only 10 film festivals worldwide that share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England. The Festival takes place every August.

 

For more information about the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, running August 7-12, 2018 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 Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences Bldg, CAS 157; Global Heritage Hall and the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center.

 

Look for signage noting "Event Parking."

 

See the 2017 Festival Schedule, click here

See the 2016 Festival Schedule, click here.

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:

RIFilmrwu_new

coxBamtraksoucy

wqriedgeshortshorts

 

The 2018 Roving Eye International Film Festival is sponsored by The RI Film & the Television Office; Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival; WSBE Rhode Island PBS; Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Edge Media Network, the Edwin S. Soforenko Foundation; Roger Williams University Office of the Provost; the RWU Department of Communication, Graphic Design and Web Development, Dean Jeffrey L. Meriwether, RWU School of Humanities, Arts and Education, Dr. Roberta Adams, the RWU Film Production Collaborative, the RWU Screenwriter’s Guild, RWU Hillel, and the Spiritual Life Office.