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RIIFF Photography

Courtesy of Mike Braca


Video Promotions by

William Smyth, Erik Latek,

George T. Marshall, Shawn Quirk, J. Scott Oberacker &

Duncan Putney


2016 Graphic Design by

Michael J. Chevalier





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RIIFF 2016 Team



George T. Marshall aboutemail
Flickers Arts Collaborative

Michael F. Drywa, Jr., Esq.about email
Legal Counsel

(Advisory Board members, click here)


Shawn Quirk about email

Flickers Arts Collaborative



Sarah Reid • about • email

Flickers Arts Collaborative



Timothy Haggertyaboutemail

Flickers Arts Collaborative


Jocelyn Donaghue • email

Jamestown Art Center



Dr. J. Scott Oberackeraboutemail

Flickers Arts Collaborative / Johnson & Wales University



Reshad Kulenovic about • email



Frances Ferdinand email

Flickers Arts Collaborative



Zoey (Xuezhao) Wang • about • email

Ph.D. Student, URI/RIC Ph.D. in Education Program

Harrington School of Communications & Media, University of Rhode Island



Devin Karambelasabout • email

Film Exhibition & Curation MSc Student Student, The University of Edinburgh



Duncan Putneyabout email

Flickers Arts Collaborative


Lawrence J. Andradeaboutemail
Staffing, Events, Flickers Arts Collaborative



Eric R. Bronnerabout

Mary Beth Kim



Richard Corso email

Don Laliberte

Flickers Arts Collaborative



Lawrence J. Andrade

Frances Ferdinand

Sheila Hogg



Richard Corso

Jocelyn Donaghue

Jonathan Friesem

Shawn Quirk

J. Scott Oberacker


Online Adjudicators

Joan Abrams

Omar Ajaj

Michele Allaux

Amelia Allwarden

Lawrence J. Andrade

Gary Armitage

Victoria Barzin

Jordan Bayne

Fatma Ghailan Benajiba

Jeremy Campbell

Demetria J. Carr

Russell Chabot

Johanna Church

Carolyn Colton

Carol Conley

Richard Corso

Elizabeth Delude-Dix

Frank DiCataldo

Jocelyn Donaghue

David Donohue

Jack Doyle

Don Fowler

Yonathan Friesem

Robert Giordani

Adam Grenier

Dianne Grippi

Timothy Haggerty

Diane Harrison

Shannon Hookanson

Jill Jones

Ray Lepre

Darrell Lievense

Gleb Lyamenkoff

Ahmed Khawaja

Bob Manley

Georgia Markell

Jim & Gay Maxwell

Louis McCullagh

Michele Meek

Alexandra Muskat

Angela O

Kamille Gentles-Peart

Dana Neugent

J. Scott Oberacker

Masha Paul

Joe Pedro

David Prata

Shawn Quirk

Arthur Read

Gina Richards

Ken Shane

Greg Sofios

Peter Spameni

Rob Simpson

Ken Tyson

Paul A. West

Tom Zorabedian


Official Festival Photographer

Mike Braca


Additional Photographers

Jonathan Beller

Amanda Morin

Elizabeth Oberacker

Shawn Quirk

Paul Ruggeri


William Timoney • about • email

Horror Film Festival Advisor


Jamie Millmather

Rachel Cicerone

Official Hair/Makeup artists



Steven Feinberg, Honorary Chair

Michael Drywa, Esq.

Lawrence Andrade

Carol Conley

Matthew Connelly

Dr. Ana Cella Grenier

Adam Grenier

George T. Marshall

Dean Mistretta, Consultant

J. Scott Oberacker

Shawn Quirk

Duncan Putney

Doreen Vitale



Summer 2016:


Ben Marzilli

KidsEye/Youth Jury Associate


Nicholas Brown

Audience Development/Symposiums Associate


Julia Dunlavey

Sponsorship/Volunteer Associate


Stephanie Bowker

Print Traffic/Promotions Associate


Clara Anton

Print Traffic/Promotions Associate


Jenna O'Connell

Print Traffic/Promotions Associate


Julia Dunlavey

Print Traffic/Promotions Associate


Alanna Hammond

Events and Sponsorship Development Associate


Winter/Spring 2016:

Hannah Camell, University of Rhode Island, Communication Associate

Jenna O'Connell, University of Rhode Island, Communication Associate

Mame Kyereme, Bryant University, Communication Associate


Fall/Winter 2015 / 2016:

Ally Fellela, Rhode Island College, Communication Associate

Nicole Pamukcu, Roger Williams University, Communication Associate

Jake Weeks, Roger Williams University, Communication Associate


Summer 2015:


mylesMyles Daigneault, Sponsorship and Development Associate

Myles is twenty years old, and is a rising senior Biology major at Stonehill College in Easton, MA. He is a Rhode Island native, residing in Burrillville. He has been interested in film since a young age, and hopes to work in the film industry after college.





mollieMollie Forman, Marketing Associate

Mollie Forman is a rising senior at Brown University, she is concentrating in American Studies with a focus on gender in popular culture. A lover of anything apocalyptic, she is proud to have seen Pacific Rim five times in theaters, and hopes to continue in the film festival industry for many years.





paigePaige Frankovich, Youth Programs Associate

Paige is a rising senior at Southern Illinois University studying Cinema, focusing on Narrative and Documentary. She hopes to pursue a job in development/ producing for Television or Films after graduation. She is currently working as a Coordinating Producer for a PBS Television show, Scholastic Hi-Q, as well as for RIIFF, which is a great opportunity for learning more about development. She is very excited to be working at the Festival this summer.


Paige is originally from Narragansett Rhode Island.


alexAlexandra Fugere, Trafficking Associate

Alexandra is a rising junior at the University of Southern California. She majoring in Theater with an emphasis in Acting and minoring in Cinematic Arts. Alexandra states, "I am so excited to be working with the festival this summer as a Trafficking and Programming Associate. I am very thankful for the opportunity to interact with both the films and the filmmakers, as well as the chance to see what goes into putting on a festival!"





cameronCameron Jacobsen, Print Trafficking Associate

Cameron studies Media and Communication at Johnson & Wales University. His interest in film led him to the trafficking internship with the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival. His responsibilities include communicating with filmmakers and assisting in programming for the main festival as well as many side-bar events hosted by RIIFF.






MHUBERMichael Huber, Technical Operations Associate

Michael is a Journalism & Multimedia Production Major at Roger Williams in the Class of 2017. As a self-professed geek, Michael plays video games, watches videos and movies, reading articles and news stories, and listens to music. When he's not consuming media, he's learning how to make it, from video and audio editing, to music composition and professional writing. Michael is currently contributing his time and energy into making RIIFF an exceptional event this year while learning important skills.





devinDevin Karambelas, Public Relations/Trafficking Associate

Devin is a Traffic/Programming Associate at RIIFF. A Rhode Island native, she recently graduated from the University of Vermont and plans to pursue a Master's in Film Exhibition/Curation at the University of Edinburgh next year. Devin previously worked as an assistant producer at Vermont Public Radio and has contributed articles to WGBH, USA TODAY, Offprint Magazine and The Vermont Cynic.






sarahSarah Reid, Communications Major, RWU, Volunteer Associate

Sarah is originally from Connecticut but is a rising senior at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. A Global Communications major and a Film Studies minor, she is excited to be working with RIIFF as the volunteer coordinator and hopes to work in the film industry after school.







elleSElle Schaffhauser, Marketing Associate

Elle will be a junior at Roger Williams University in the fall, majoring in Marketing and double minoring in Spanish and Film Studies. She is the current vice president of the Roger Williams University Film Production Collaborative, and creates and edits short films with the Collaborative throughout the school year. She is originally from Mansfield, Connecticut.






nilandaNilanda Sutoumaleee, Events Management Associate

Nilanda is entering her senior year at Rhode Island College, with anticipated degrees in mass media communications and management. Nilanda is a self proclaimed dork and foodie, spending her free time making cosplays to attend comic conventions, and exploring local restaurants. Here at RIIFF she is working on audience and sponsorship development.








Winter/Spring 2015:

Alexandra Haase, Marketng Associate, Ithaca College

David Catterson, Sponsorship and Development Associate, University of Rhode Island

Oscar Gonzalez-Canete, Events Management Associate, Bryant University

Haley Stamp, Public Relations Associate, University of Rhode Island

R.J. Scofield, Public Relations Associate, Roger Williams University

Cameron Jacobsen, Print Trafficking Associate, Johnson & Wales University


Fall/Winter 2014 / 2015:

Michael Bizzaco,Public Relations Associate, University of Rhode Island

Sélina Boye, Audencia Nantes École de Management, France

Jonathan Prescott, Marketing Associate, Ithaca College


Summer 2014:

Michael Bizzaco, University of Rhode Island
Chelsea Boulrisse, Roger Williams University, Public Relations Associate

Sélina Boye, Audencia Nantes École de Management, France

Noelle Buabbud, Lesley University College of Art and Design

Andrew Burgess, Roger Williams University

Julia Kelly, Brown University, Events Associate

Xenja Lindberg, Roger Williams University, Public Relations Associate

Mike Morrone, Quinnipiac University

Jose Alfredo Garcia Muñoz, Universidad del Valle de Atemajac, Guadalajara, Mexico

Marie Anne Omnes, Université catholique de l'Ouest, France

Meghan Petrell, Roger Williams University

Amber Ramundo, Roger Williams University


Winter/Spring 2014:

Noelle Buabbud, Lesley College, Traffic Associate

Jeff Buttel, Lesley College, Grants/Development Associate

Ross Fitzgerald, Roger Williams University, Graphic Design Associate


Fall/Winter 2013 / 2014:

Stefan Correia, University of Rhode Island, Public Relations and Development Associate

Xuan Nguyen, Roger Williams University, Financial Associate & Volunteer Coordinator

Nickolas Palermo, Roger Williams University, Assistant to the Executive Director




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