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Awards

Honoring those who make a difference...

at The Rhode Island International Film Festival, the RI International Horror Film Festival, the Roving Eye Film Festival, the RIIFF Screenplay Competition, and the North Country Film Festival

 

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The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival presented its first Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 to the late Academy-Award winning actress, Patricia Neal. A Scholarship Fund was also established in Ms. Neal's name.

The 2001 recipient was acclaimed director, Blake Edwards. The recipient for 2003 was the venerable Academy Award nominated actor, Seymour Cassel. In 2004, indie legend, Kim Chan received the prestigious award. In 2006, the award went to celebrated actress, Cicely Tyson. In 2009, the award went to acting legend, Ernest Borgnine. In 2011, the award went to actor Paul Sorvino, and actor/SAG/Indie President, Ken Howard. In 2014, actor/artist/activist, Theo Bikel was the recipient.


In 2000, FLICKERS presented its first Creative Vision Award. The recipient was Elaine Lorillard, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival. In 2005, the winner was German director, Rosa von Praunheim. In 2006 the award went to Rhode Island director, Michael Corrente. In 2008, actress Blythe Danner accepted the accolade to an SRO crowd at the Columbus Theatre Arts Center. In 2010, the award was presented to actor, Jonathan Katz. In 2011, the recipient was actor/director, Federico Castelluccio.

In 2013, the award was presented to actor, Ioan Gruffudd. The recipient in 2014 was publisher, Carol Patton.

 

dannyThe Crystal Image Award for Excellence was created to recognize an emerging artist whose outstanding work and vision epitomizes a new voice that must be heard. The award was inaugurated in 2004. Zach Braff and Michael Showalter received this award in 2004 and 2005, respectively. In 2009, the award went to composer, Klaus Badelt. In 2010, noted children's author and newly minted filmmaker, Sandra Boynton was the recipient. In 2011, actor/director, Rupert Friend, received the honor. In 2013, the actors CJ. Adams & Robert Capron were the recipients.

 

The FLICKERS Nathanael Greene Humanitarian Award was created to acknowledge the work of industry members who selflessly gave of themselves to better the community and world around them. Actor, Danny Trejo, was the first recipient in 2005.

 

In 2008, FLICKERS introduced the George M. Cohan Ambassador Award which is presented semi-annually to an outstanding artist whose work, passion, and drive epitomizes a level of excellence which reflects creatively on their Rhode Island roots. The first recipient was actor, correnteRichard Jenkins. In 2010, the winners were Rhode Island artists, Jon and Betty-Jane Berberian. In 2011, the recipient was Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office. In 2012, the winner was Nancy Carriuolo, the President, Rhode Island College.

 

The Roger Williams Independent Voice Award was first introduced in 2099 to recognize an outstanding individual whose vision promotes tolerance, compassion and understanding. The first recipient was noted Japanese-American athlete, Wat Misaka. In 2010, the award went to actress/writer, Marlyn Mason. In 2012, the award was presented to acclaimed actress, Barbara Meek of Trinity Repertory Company. In 2013, the award was presented to writer/author, G. Wayne Miller. Singer/actor/teacher, Eric R. Bronner was the award's recipient in 2014.

 

In 2010, FLICKERS introduced the LOUISE AND NEIL TILLOTSON AWARD at the NORTH COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL which is presented annually to celebrate the passion of creativity within the world of cinema and the arts. The first recipient was writer/director, Chris Sparling.

 

MORE ABOUT FLICKERS AWARDS:

 

FLICKERS' LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

2015

TBA

2014

Theo Bikel

Actor/Artist

2011

Ken Howard

Actor

2011

Paul Sorvino

Actor

2009

Ernest Borgnine

Actor

2006:

Cicely Tyson

Actress

2004
Kim Chan
Actor

2003
Seymour Cassell
Actor

2001
Blake Edwards
Director

2000
Patricia Neal
Actress

 

ROGER WILLIAMS INDEPENDENT VOICE AWARD

 

Presented semi-annually to an outstanding artist whose vision promotes tolerance, compassion and understanding. Named after the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams, who established an American tradition of religious freedom and individual liberty that was encoded in The Bill of Rights. This award honors a truly unique American whose ethics, philosophy and conscience reflects that of Roger Williams, who provided a refuge from rampant religious persecution, an open door to all people; a safe harbor in a vast sea of tyranny and oppression

 

2015

TBA

2014

Eric R. Bronner

Musician/Artist

2013

G. Wayne Miller

Author

2012

Barbara Meek

Actor, Trinity Repertory Company

2011

Paul Sorvino

Actor

2010

Marlyn Mason

Actor/Writer

 

ROBERT BURGESS ALDRICH AWARD

 

Robert Burgess Aldrich (August 9, 1918 – December 5, 1983) from Cranston, Rhode Island was an American film director, writer and producer, notable for such films as Kiss Me Deadly (1955), The Big Knife (1955), What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964), The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), The Dirty Dozen (1967), and The Longest Yard (1974). He worked with Gary Cooper, Jimmy Stewart, Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster, Ernest Borgnine, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and was even an assistant Director for the film genius Charlie Chaplin. Robert Aldrich ultimately rose in the Hollywood ranks to the President of the Directors Guild of America, serving from 1975-1979.

 

Presented jointly in collaboration with the the RI Film & Television Office.

 

2013

Tom DeNucci

 

THE RHODE ISLAND PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

Presented to an individual who doesn't just talk the talk but walks the walk and produces, produces, produces...

 

Presented jointly in collaboration with the the RI Film & Television Office.

 

2013

Chad A. Verdi

 

LOUISE AND NEIL TILLOTSON FLICKERS NORTH COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL AWARD

 

Presented annually to celebrate the passion of creativity within the world of cinema and the arts: Flickers North Country Film Festival recognizes outstanding writers, directors, actors, and film talent for their contributions to this vital art form.

 

2010

Chris Sparling

Writer/director

 

GEORGE D. GANNETT LGBTQ INSPIRATION AWARD

 

Presented annually in celebration of the LGBTQ community, recognizing excellence in writing, directing, acting, music, dance, design and creativity in the world of film arts. Named in honor of former Flickers' Board member, George Draper Gannett, who helped steer the organization towards its multi-tiered arts focus and community outreach.

 

2015

Richard Corso and Don Laliberte, Bell Street Chapel

 

GEORGE M. COHAN AMBASSADOR AWARD

 

Presented semi-annually to an outstanding artist whose work, passion, and drive epitomizes a level of excellence which reflects creatively on their Rhode Island roots.  Named after famed Providence entertainer George M. Cohan, who was born on the 4th of July, this award honors truly unique Americans who have made a timeless contribution to the arts and have inspired future generations of Rhode Islanders.

 

2015

TBA

2012

Nancy Carriuolo

President, Rhode Island College

2011

Steven Feinberg

Executive Director,

RI Film & Television Office

2010

Jon and Betty-Jane Berberian

Artists

2008

Richard Jenkins

Actor

 

 

CREATIVE VISION AWARD

 

Celebrating the passion of creativity within the world of cinema: The FLICKERS Rhode Island International Film Festival recognizes outstanding directors, actors, writers, film talent and those who have made significant contributions to the art of filmmaking with this semi-annual award.

 

Past recipients have included:

 

2014

Carol Patton

Publisher, Imagine Magazine

2013

Ioan Gruffudd

Actor

2011

Federico Castelluccio

Actor/Director

2010

Jonathan Katz

Actor

2008

Blythe Danner

Actress: United States

2006
Michael Corrente
Director

2005
Rosa von Praunheim
Writer/Director: German

2001
Elaine Lorillard
Founder, Newport Jazz Festival/Artist

 

CRYSTAL IMAGE AWARD

Presented to an emerging artist whose outstanding work and vision epitomizes a new voice that must be heard; a filmmaker whose talent will have a positive impact in the future.

 

2015

TBA

 

2013

CJ. Adams & Robert Capron

Actors

2011

Rupert Friend

Actor/Director

2010

Sandra Boynton

Writer/Director

2009

Klaus Badelt

Composer

2005
Michael Showalter
Actor/Director

2004
Zach Braff
Actor/Director

 

THE NATHANAEL GREENE HUMANITARIAN AWARD


The bi-annual FLICKERS Nathanael Greene Humanitarian Award pays tribute to a Rhode Island legend whose reputation stands next to George Washington for the eminent service he rendered to his country and its people. The award recognizes individuals whose kindness, benevolence and sympathy are extended universally and impartially to all humans.

 

2015

TBA


2005
Danny Trejo

Actor

 

FLICKERS PRODUCERS CIRCLE AWARD

 

Presented to members of the community who have actively worked to support and promote the mission of the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival. These Friends of the Festival have had a significant impact on the growth, evolution and quality of what has become RIIFF.

 

2015

• Dr. Thomas Zorabedian, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Rhode Island

• Louise Moulton, Providence Public Library

• Barbara Barnes, RI Historical Society

 

2014

Kristen Adamo, Vice President of Marketing, Providence/Warwick CVB

• Juliebeth Andrews, Flicker's Music for a While

• Keith Brown, RIIFF's KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp

• Letitia Carter, The Vets Foundation

• Laura Colella, filmmaker/educator, writer and director, Brown University & RISD

• Elizabeth Delude-Dix, filmmaker/educator, Flaherty Documentary Institute

• Shawn Drywa, Creator, Flickers' RI International Horror Film Festival

• Maia Farish, Roger Williams University

• Nancy Nicholson, Flicker's Music for a While

• Desi Washington, Filmmaker/Artist/Mentor

• Jessica Wong, RIIFF's KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp

 

2013

• Sherilyn Brown, Rhode Island State Council for the Arts

• Anne Conway, Museum of Work and Culture/RI Historical Society

• Jocelyn Donaghue, Jamestown Center for the Arts

• Rob George, I.A.T.S.E, Local 23

• Michael Janusonis, Providence Journal

• Dana Neugent, University of Rhode Island

• Lew Place, RI Film & Television Office

• Michael Ryan, Rhode Island Film Collaborative

 

2012

• Jonathan Beller, award-winning photographer

• Demetria J. Carr, former Managing Director, RIIFF

• Carol Conley, Assistant to the Executive Director, RI Film & Television Office

Mr. Konstantin von Krusenstiern, Filmmaker & Dir. of Development, The Brattleboro Retreat

• Eric Latek, filmmaker

• Denise Perreault, Creative Economy Writer for the Providence Business News

Dr. Robert E. Simpson, Jr., Executive Director/CEO, The Brattleboro Retreat

• William Smyth, filmmaker

• Ineko Stephan, arts advocate

 

2011

• The Vets, Stephen Habl & Doreen Vitale

• Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, Michael Barrett

• PMA Industries, Peter Archambault & Barry Martin

• Government Quebec, Marc-Antone Bedard

 

2009

• Stephen L. Brown, The Providence Phoenix

• Robert I. Burke, Federal Reserve/Pot au Feu

• Alan J. Chille, Providence Performing Arts Center

• Duncan B. Putney, actor/writer

 

2008

• Paul Brooks, Mayor's Liaison, City of Providence, RI

• Christina Mealey, Former Director, RIIFF's KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp

• Steve Dirksmeier, Sony Corporation 2006

• Hon. Lincoln Almond, Former Governor, State of Rhode Island

• Bob Billington, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council

Winifred Brownell, Dean of Arts & Sciences, University of Rhode Island

• Hon. David Cicilline, (former) Mayor of Providence

• Michel Coutu, Former President/CEO, Brooks Pharmacy

• Michael F. Drywa, Jr., Esq., Legal Counsel

• Hon. Francis Lanctot, Former Mayor, City of Woonsocket

• Don Manley, Wiggleroom Design

• John Rule, Rule Boston Camera

• Cliff Wood & Lynne McCormack, Providence Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism

• Jon & Betty Jane Berberian, Columbus Theatre Arts Center

• Eric Bilodeau, Cable Car Cinema

Louise Champigny, USJB/Catholic Family Life

• Lisa Churchville, CEO/President, NBC10

• Mark & Lynnette Daponte, Mirage Design

• Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Lamoureux, Jubilé Franco-Américain

• Michele Palmieri Maker & Tim Gaulin, Clear Channel Communications

• John Palumbo, RI Monthly

• Jim Vickers, Motif Magazine

 

Some of our annual film awards ~

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Best Short
Best Feature
Best Documentary

Best Soundtrack
Best Cinematography
Best Experimental
Best Animation Best Editing Best Comedy Short

RIIFF Environmental Focus
Best Screenplay (Film Production)
Best Local Film/New Director
PROVIDENCE FILM FESTIVAL Award
RIIFF's Student Filmmaking Achievement Award
Viola M. Marshall Audience Choice Awards


Note that only official entrants to the Festivals are eligble for juried awards. All official entrant films are also eligible for Audience Choice Awards.

 

steve buscemiA History of the FLICKERS Awards:

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2014 Films ScreenplayHorror • SpotlightRI

2013 Films ScreenplayHorror Roving EyeSpotlightRI

2012 Films ScreenplayHorror

2011 Films Screenplay Horror North Country

2010 Films Screenplay Horror Roving Eye North Country

2009 Films Screenplay Horror Roving Eye

2008 Films Screenplay Horror Roving Eye

2007 Films Screenplay Horror Roving Eye

2006 Films Screenplay Horror Roving Eye

• 2005 Films Screenplay Horror

• 2004 Films Screenplay Horror

• 2003 Films Screenplay Horror

• 2002 Films Screenplay Horror

• 2001 Films Screenplay Horror

• 2000 Films

• 1999 Films (see list of films presented)

• 1998 Films (see list of films presented)

• 1997 Films (no awards given, see list of films presented)

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