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April 13-19, 2020

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

 

REFF

15th Annual event takes place April 13-19th in collaboration with Roger Williams University. Highlights include major international shorts and features, and documentaries and a celebration of the arts.

 


TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL SCHEDULE FOR 2020, CLICK HERE

• Program Below Subject to Change •

 

MONday, April 13 th:

5:00 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, Room 01
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
THIS IS A FREE EVENT

 

This program is presented by the RWU Hawk's Herald and is a free event.

 

6:30 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, Room 01
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
THIS IS A FREE EVENT

 

OSCAR NOMINATED LIVE ACTION AND ANIMATED SHORTS

Moderated by Shawn Quirk, Program Director of the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film
Festival

 

Plus a Sneak Peak of a world premiere short that may be a potential nominee for 2020!


TUESDAY, APRIL 14 TH:

2:00 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, Room 01
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
THIS IS A FREE EVENT

 

3:30 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, Room 01
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
THIS IS A FREE EVENT

 

5:00 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, Room 01
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
THIS IS A FREE EVENT

 

PROGRAM FIVE

THE SPRING 2020 FILM/SPEAKER SERIES ON THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE

HOW WE SEE OURSELVES…

Introduced by Adjunct Professor George T. Marshall

 

7:00 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, Room 01
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
THIS IS A FREE EVENT

 

PROGRAM SIX
OSCAR NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY SHORTS


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15th:

 

5:00 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, Room 01
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
THIS IS A FREE EVENT

 

PROGRAM SEVEN
THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE: MEMORIES NEVER DIE
Documentary and Narrative Film Screenings with Director's Discussion

 

7:00 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, Room 01
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
THIS IS A FREE EVENT

 

PROGRAM EIGHT
SHORT FILM SHOWCASE

 


THURSDAY, APRIL 16th:

 

5:00 p.m.
Location: Global Heritage Hall, Room 01
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
THIS IS A FREE EVENT

 

This program is presented by the RWU Hawk's Herald and is a free event.

 

6:30 p.m.
Location: Global Heritage Hall, Room 01
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
THIS IS A FREE EVENT


DREAMS, FANTASY & IMAGINATION: SHORT FILM SHOWCASE

8:00 p.m.
WSBE - RI PBS, Broadcast: Channel 36
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• DirecTV 36 | DISH Network 36
THIS IS A FREE EVENT


doubleFEATURE (weekly TV anthology series)
This week on doubleFEATURE, we journey through three powerful and complicated short films, including “Frame 394” by Candian director Rich Williamson; “LAST DOOR SOUTH” by director Sacha Feiner of Belgium and France; and “Father’s Day Breakfast” by American director Natalie Simpkins.


Each week, “doubleFEATURE,” the 60-minutes series on RI PBS, presents award-winning short films that have premiered at the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) over the past 20 years along with topical industry interviews.

 

8:00 p.m.
Location: Global Heritage Hall, ATRIUM
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
THIS IS A FREE EVENT

 


FRIDAY, APRIL 17th:

2:00 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, Room 01
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
THIS IS A FREE EVENT

 

3:30 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, Room 01
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
THIS IS A FREE EVENT

 

6:00 p.m.
Location: Global Heritage Hall, Room 01
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
THIS IS A FREE EVENT

 

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM SHOWCASE

 

6:30 p.m.
Location: College of Arts and Sciences, (CAS) Room 157
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
THIS IS A FREE EVENT


AFRICAN AMERICAN VOICES


7:30 p.m.

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809

Information: (401) 254-3626 • Reservations: (401) 254-3666 • FAX: (401) 254-3634

Tickets: $10 Seniors; $5 Students. URL: departments.rwu.edu/theatre

 

RWU THEATRE PERFORMANCE


SATURDAY, APRIL 18th:

 

2:00 p.m.
Location: Global Heritage Hall, Room 01

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
THIS IS A FREE EVENT


IT’S A COMPLEX WORLD

4:00 p.m.
Location: Global Heritage Hall, Room 01
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
THIS IS A FREE EVENT


NAVIGATING LIFE: THE WORLD IN FOCUS

 

7:30 p.m.

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809

Information: (401) 254-3626 • Reservations: (401) 254-3666 • FAX: (401) 254-3634

Tickets: $10 Seniors; $5 Students. URL: departments.rwu.edu/theatre

 

RWU THEATRE PERFORMANCE

 


SUNDAY, APRIL 19th:

2:00 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, Room 01

 

PROGRAM TWENTY-ONE

THE STORIES WE TELL. THE STORIES WE SHAREnd Narrative Film Screenings with

Documentary Film Screenings with Director's Discussion

 

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2:30 p.m.

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809

Information: (401) 254-3626 • Reservations: (401) 254-3666 • FAX: (401) 254-3634

Tickets: $10 Seniors; $5 Students. URL: departments.rwu.edu/theatre

 

 

RWU THEATRE PERFORMANCEan either coexist or conflict within a community."

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Reception Follows at 3:45 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, Atrium

 

4:15 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, Room 01 at Roger Williams University

 

THE STORIES WE TELL. THE STORIES WE SHARE – PART II

 

For more information, contact the Spiritual Life Program at Roger Williams University, email nsoukup@rwu.edu. Directions to Roger Williams University can be found at www.rwu.edu


All programming for the Festival has been produced by students in the Curation and Film Production Class that includes:


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:

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 4-9, 2020 at 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."

 


Our Collaborative Partners:

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The 2020 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, RWU School of Humanities, Arts and Education, Dean Cynthia Scheinberg, RWU Department of Communication, Graphic Design and Web Development, Dr. Robert Cole, Department Chair, RWU Hillel, THE RWU HAWK'S HERALD, The RWU Musician’s Guild, The RWU Inter-Residence Hall Association (IRHA) and the RWU American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA.