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.... 557 submissions received from throughout the United States and across the globe, 55 Finalists Selected...


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Rammy Park

Rammy Park, winner of the RIIFF Grand Prize for Best Screenplay on stage at

The Vets for the 2019 Opening Night Gala where she received her award trophy


Photo by Mike Braca




The 2020 Finalists Announced:


A Tent on Jupiter | Writer: Derek Nicoletto, United States

Alec Guinness: A Kind of Victory | Writer: Bill Baxter, United States

Anna and Ahana | Writer: Tanni Chaudhuri, United States

Bleed Just Like Us | Writer: EZEKIEL Jeremiah WALKER, United States

Blood and Ash | Writer: Kenneth Sanabria, Costa Rica

Blue Jay Singing in the Dead of Night | Writer: Dale Griffiths Stamos, United States

Braddock | Writer: Gregory Caruso, United States

BRITANNIA GEARS | Writer: Alfred Thomas Catalfo, United States

Coffee with Squid | Writer: Alexander Hadley, United States

Dear Lola | Writer: Emily Fairweather, United Kingdom

Deluge | Writers: Kenneth Vatan-Woodall, Sheila Vatan-Woodall, United States

Dogwood | Writer: Joshua Marion, United States

DUNCAN | Writer: Joseph Dionisio, United States

Elemental | Writer: Jonathan Hall, United Kingdom

Entrance of Pink Elephants | Writer: Tatiana Blintzer (Fedorovskaya), Russia

Face Painters | Writer: Giovanni Sanseviero, United States

Ghost Species | Writer: Justin Hayward, United Kingdom

Great White | Writer: Justin Memovich, United States

Gretchen | Writers: Jeffrey Kerr, Joe Barajas, United States

Grynszpan/Thompson | Writer: Hal LaCroix, United States

Gunpowder | Writer: Damian Hussey, Australia

Guacamole Yesterdays | Writer: Hudson Philips, United States

HE HANGS BRIGHTLY | Writer: Daniel Talbott, United States

HEDY | Writer: Natalie Alison, Austria

I am Yusuf | Writer: Zain Sheikh, Pakistan

I Know How To Swim | Writer: Cheryl Lewis, United States

Ignorance Is Bliss | Writer: Patrick J Grizzard, United States

Impaired Innocence | Chandra Gerson, United States

Leadeth | Writer: Edward Balli, Canada

MILA | Writer: Bella Ramsey, United Kingdom

Notes from Paris | Writer: Cloe de la Vega, United Kingdom

Of Saints & Scholars | Writer: Amy N Allen, United States

Project Fog | Writer: Adva Reichman, Israel

Rear | Writer: Edward Worthy, United States

Renaissance Man | Writer: Robert Tolz, United States

Rosa | Writer: Ferran Navarro-Beltrán, Spain

Santeras | Writer: Yerania Del Orbe, United States

Scrubs - My Impossible Decision | Writer: Brian Michael McDevitt Jr., United States

Sequoia Blue | Writer: Josiah Signor, United States

Still Life | Writer: Duncan Putney, United States

The 211 Home | Writer: Jim Huggins, United States

The Breeze of Fire | Writer: Ali Javad, United States

The German King | Writers: Adetokumboh M’Cormack, Matt Feit, United States

The Ghost's Writers' Workshop | Writer: Philip C. Sedgwick, United States

The Last Schubert Hotel | Writer: Sean Patrick Hennessy, United States

The luck of the draw | Writer: Julia Antuerpem, Brazil

The Mind Electric | Writer: Johnny Coffeen, United States

THE SHELL | Writer: Hakan Ünal, Turkey

Ticket To | Writer: Qiancheng Guo, United States

Tomas 6_2020 | Writer: Robert Bedick, United States

Undercurrent | Writer: Debby Huvaere, United States

UNDERTAKEN | Writer: Alix Reeves, United States

Versions | Writer: Craig Reynolds, Ireland

Visceral Fatherland | Writer: Lele Park, United States

Writer's Retreat | Writer: Jennifer Potts, United States








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 a qualifying festival for the Live Action, Animation and Documentary Short Film Academy Awards through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the Canadian Screen Awards. 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.


The next Festival will take place August 9-15, 2021. 


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