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83 Park Street, Suite 5

Providence, RI 02903 USA
tel: 401/861-4445
401/490-6735 (f)


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PO Box 162

Newport, RI 02840 USA

Street Address:

36 Rhode Island Avenue,

Newport, RI 02840 USA



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August 9-14, 2016


2016 Rhode Island International Film Festival Call for Entries is Open

This year's deadlines:

January 15, 2016, early deadline with reduced rates; May 15, 2016, regular deadline; June 1, 2016, late deadline; June 15, 2016, final extended late deadline


Final Deadline for Screenplay Entries: July 15, 2016


Withoutabox logoThe Rhode Island International Film Festival is a founding partner of The International Film Festival Submission System (BrigitFest) – on the Web at Withoutabox.com and prefers paperless entries. Withoutabox provides cost-saving, online entry to major film festivals throughout the U.S. and in Europe with one master entry form, allowing you and us to enter your film more quickly and with greater accuracy. This method is free and easy. Withoutabox users enjoy the advantages of Extended Deadlines and Online Press Kit submissions and filmmakers with an upgraded project on Withoutabox receive $5.00 off their Entry Fees.



• Click here for the Downloadable Hard Copy Entry FormThe Fine Print (also found on Withoutabox.com)


• Click here for the Easy Payment Option for hard copy entries



Information You Can Use



• 2016 RIIFF Screenplay Contest (entry information)

Spotlight on New England Screenplay CompetitionAbout the Competition
• 2016 LGBTQ Screenplay Competition

• 2016 ScriptBiz Short Film Screenplay Competition


• 2016 Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (entry information)

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• New England Student Film Festival
• RI International Horror Film Festival

• Vortex Sci-Fi Film Festival
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For hard copy of our Guidelines for Submission and an entry form please call, write, or e-mail:

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival

P.O. Box 162
Newport, Rhode Island 02840 (United States)
Street Mailing Address: 36 Rhode Island Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Office: 83 Park Street, Suite 5, Providence, RI 02903
Tel/Fax: (401) 861-4445 / 490-6735


We are a member of the Universal Film & Festival Organisation:




The Ethical Code of Conduct

No 1: Film Festival organisers will operate a transparent and ethical selection process and publish details of the selection process and the names of the Jury/selection committee (publication can be after a festival concludes)


No 2: Film festivals organisers will provide full contact details for the festival offices including address and telephone numbers and the names of the festival directors and or committee


No 3: Film Festivals will publish a company registration number or charity registration number and must be clearly visible on the festivals website (this only applies to a registered entity)


No 4: Film festival organisers will not under any circumstances share any personal or financial data belonging to any filmmakers who submitted their films to their festivals with any third parties


No 5: Film Festivals will publish a year by year history of festival winners and films officially selected


No 6: Film festival organisers, committee and or jury will not show or demonstrate any favouritism to any film submitted to the festival or attempt to influence other members of the jury or selection committee


No 7: Film Festivals must declare the number of films sought out and or invited by the festival organisers to participate in the festival prior to and before the general call for submissions is sent out


No 8: Film Festivals will provide the names of the selection committee and or jury members who viewed the submitted film screeners to the festival (this can be after the festival has concluded)


No 9: Film festival organisers will screen or view at least 5 minutes of submitted films


No 10: Festival organisers must declare any interest they have in any film submitted to or invited to participate in the festival. please contact us with suggestions about the COC



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