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Providence, RI 02903 USA
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Newport, RI 02840 USA

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Newport, RI 02840 USA



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2009 RIIFF Call for Entries

is now open... apply today!

Our deadline is May 15th.


Withoutabox logoThe Rhode Island International Film Festival is a founding partner of The International Film Festival Submission System (BrigitFest) – on the Web at Withoutabox.com and prefers paperless entries. Withoutabox provides cost-saving, online entry to major film festivals throughout the U.S. and in Europe with one master entry form, allowing you and us to enter your film more quickly and with greater accuracy. This method is free and easy. Withoutabox users enjoy the advantages of Extended Deadlines and Online Press Kit submissions and filmmakers with an upgraded project on Withoutabox receive $5.00 off their Entry Fees.



RIIFF 2009 Downloadable Application Form Learn More About Our Call for Entries


Please note that the official deadline is May 15th, 2009, our late deadline is June 1, 2009, and our final extended late deadline is June 15, 2009.


PROVIDENCE, RI (Winter 2009)-- The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is proud to present its fourth annual Roving Eye Documentary Film Festival™. This unique sidebar festival celebrates international documentary filmmaking and taks place at Roger Williams University. A selection of short and feature documentaries will be shown and all screenings, unless otherwise noted, will be free of charge and open to the public.


“The idea behind this Festival came out of a desire to provide another platform to showcase the work of independent filmmakers. Each year, RIIFF receives over 3,000 entries and while the Festival does screen more films than any other Festival in New England during its six day run—291 in 2008—many excellent films are not screened,” stated Adam Short, Producing Director and creator of the Roving Eye Documentary Festival™.


secret“Roving Eye is an important part of our mission as a film festival: our goal is to bring the best in independent international cinema to the communities of Rhode Island,” said George T. Marshall, Executive Director/CEO of RIIFF. “Roving Eye is an opportunity to screen great documentary films and we are very excited to be putting this festival together and making this work available to the broadest possible audience in our region.


“We have always seen film as more than an entertainment medium, and with our non-profit mission encompassing education, arts and culture, providing this work through partner locations across the state helps us achieve our goals.”


According to Mr. Short, the Roving Eye Festival was built because, “We’ve seen a great deal of support and interest in our film festival from the various communities around the state.  This is a wonderful opportunity to do what we do best as an organization and to help build awareness among Rhode Islanders about events that are going on in the world around us.”

The Roving Eye Documentary Film Festival™ and its programs have been sponsored in part by grants and underwriting from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, the Flickers Arts Collaborative, and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities; event partners include The US-China Institute at Bryant University, the Guangzhou Documentary Film Festival, Roger Williams University, the Providence Public Library, the Westerly Public Library, the Clark Memorial Library, and the Warwick Museum of Art; corporate support from WJAR TV 10, Clear Channel Communications, New England Entertainment Digest, Columbus Theatre Arts Center, and private contributions.

For more information about films, dates, and venues for the Roving Eye Documentary Film Festival™, please call 401-861-4445, email adams@film-festival.org

For the complete 2009 Schedule of films and screening dates with locations, please click here

If you have problems downloading or accessing any of this information and would like a hard copy of our Guidelines for Submission and an entry form please call, write, or e-mail:


Rhode Island International Film Festival

P.O. Box 162
Newport, Rhode Island 02840 (United States)
Street Address: 36 Rhode Island Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Tel/Fax: (401) 861-4445 / 490-6735




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