2013 Flickers Youth Film Jury
Discover the art, craft and creatvity of film in southern New England
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Attention Student Film Buffs!
As an important part of this year's Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival, we are pleased to announce an expansion of an exciting pilot program geared just for you.
This year, we are excited to continue the Flickers Youth Film Jury Program. This
program offers local high school students the unique opportunity to participate directly in an internationally
recognized, film festival, as well as aid in the festival’s long-standing commitment to community outreach and
The student jury will be made up of a selected group of Rhode Island high school students who are entering their
junior or senior year; though students who have graduated this year are also encouraged to apply.
Accepted applicants will become student jurors in the only OSCAR® qualifying film festival in New England. The
students will screen a selection of films (narrative, documentary, shorts), deliberate, and present the Youth Jury
Award, at the festival’s award ceremony. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with the various
filmmakers, actors, and industry professionals from around the world, as well.
This program offers a terrific opportunity for high school students. It will not only make a great addition on the
student's resumes and college applications, but it will also expose students to the very large entertainment industry,
where they will have the chance to network and make contacts for their future.
The program will be accepting applications through June 7th, 2013. All applications will then be immediately
reviewed and acceptance notifications will go out. The application and additional information will soon be up on our
website. Though anyone interested is encourage to e-mail us now. This years festival runs August 6-11th.
The Flickers Youth Jury program was created to support education through the
art of film, creating a community outreach, by exposing youth to the world of independent
film. Our goal is to expand their knowledge of film and creativity; to nurture and discover the
next generation of quality, thoughtful, and creative filmmakers and film enthusiasts.
WHAT IS A YOUTH FILM JURY?
The youth film jury, is a program that introduces youth
to the world of independent film. The program is normally composed of a group of 20-30
students, who attend multiple screenings during the Festival, Q&A’s, and festival events. Their goal is to
deliberate, and choose a Best Feature, Best Documentary, and Best Short to receive the
Youth Jury award. The youth jury program also allows students to network, and make connections for their future.
Some films which over the years have previously received Student/Youth Jury recognition:
Married and Counting | Allan Piper, USA, 2012
Broken Kingdom | Daniel Gillies, USA, 2011
LiTTLEROCK | Mike Ott, USA, 2010
That Evening Sun | Scott Teems
B.O.H.I.C.A | D.J. Paul
Shotgun Stories | Jeff Nichols
We Live in Public | Ondi Timoner
WAR/DANCE | Sean Fine, Andrea Nix (Honorable Mention)
Rising Hope | Milen Vitanov, Germany, 2012
Rufus Stone | Josh Appignanesi, United Kingdom, 2012
Cowboys and Dissidents | Will Maloney, Ireland, 2012
Natural Selection | Brett Foraker
Hollow | Rob Sorrenti
For more information, call (401) 861-4445 or write
Flickers Youth Film Jury
P.O. Box 162, Newport, RI 02840
RIIFF Offices: 83 Park Street, Suite 1, Providence, RI 0290
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