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


Mailing Address:

PO Box 162

Newport, RI 02840 USA

Street Address:

36 Rhode Island Avenue,

Newport, RI 02840 USA



RIIFF Photography

Courtesy of Mike Braca


Video Promotions by

Eric Latek, George T. Marshall, Shawn Quirk, Timothy Haggerty & Duncan Putney






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• Photos Courtesy of Mike Braca



clockRIIFF /rif/ - acronym for Rhode Island International Film Festival
~ a 6-day event beginning the second week in August; always starting on a Tuesday at various locations throughout the State of Rhode Island with premiere works in the capital city of Providence;
~ the largest public film festival in New England and an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences qualifying event in three categories;

~ a qualifying event for the British Academy of Televsion and Film Arts (BAFTA);

~ a qualifying event for the Canadian Screen Awards;

~ the major portal of entry for filmmakers to discover the Ocean State as a center for film development, talent and production;

~ the producers of the weekly PBS television showcase, "doubleFEATURE;"

~ a unique platform for the creative and cultural discovery of new cinematic talent, both at home, nationally and globally;

~ synonymous with sophisticated, savvy, discerning and film-loving audiences;

~ a Flickers' production.


See who are RIIFF's Festival Partners, click here

Please Note: Office hours are M-F 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and by appointment


2018 Red Carpet Experience Photos

2017 AWARD WINNERS See Mike Braca's 2017 Festival Photos

Download the Complete List of 2017 Winners






2019 Rhode Island International Film Festival Call for Entries is Now Open

This year's deadlines

January 15, 2019, early deadline with reduced rates; May 15, 2019, regular deadline; June 1, 2019, late deadline; June 15, 2019, final extended late deadline.


Final Deadline for Screenplay Entries: July 15, 2019


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)


Flickers' Sidebar Festivals & Screenings of Note:


Rhode Island International Film Festival - August 7-12, 2018 (22nd Year)

Children's Hospitals International Film Festival - April 2018 (2nd Year)

Ciné Québec - March and November yearly (23rd Year)

New England University French Discovery Program (4th Year)

LGBT Expo Film Showcase - September yearly (18th Year)

Francophonie Film Festival - March yearly (6th Year)

Roving Eye International Film Festival - April 16-22, 2018 and November 6, 7 & 11, 2018 (14th Year)

Providence LGBTQ Film Festival - June 8-9, 2018 and August 7-12, 2018 (20th Year)

KidsEye International Film Festival - August 7-12, 2018 and October 15-21, 2018 (20th Year)

Jewish Experience Film Series - Spring and Fall yearly (6th Year)

Islamic Experience Film Series - Spring and Fall yearly (1st Year)

RIIFF Encore Film Series - Monthly (17th Year)

Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival - October 15-21, 2018 (19th Year)

Flickers Irish Film Feis - November yearly (3rd Year)

Le jour le plus court: The Shortest Day of the Year - December yearly (5th Year)



The Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) in collaboration with the French Consulate’s Cultural Service will be screening French short-films at different universities in the greater New England area throughout the Spring and Fall of 2018.


For this third edition, five French short-films from the 2017 and 2018 Festival have been selected. Shawn Quirk, Program Director for FLICKERS, working with Thierry Gustave, University of Massachusetts Boston, will travel to each of the host locations and lead a discussion after the screening. This program of immersion mixes film, language and arts providing a greater understanding of French culture.



Weekly on Rhode Island PBS


A Flickers' Production in collaboration with the RI Film and Television Office and RI PBS.

George T. Marshall, Executive Producer; Steven Feinberg, and Shawn Quirk, Producers.


PBS proudly presents doubleFEATURE, an exceptional opportunity for our viewers to see artistic, original, award-winning short films from a collection of animation, foreign language, documentary, or fiction films each week. doubleFEATURE showcases the art of the short film and the artists who make them. Each week, in addition to presenting a selection of two or more short films, between the short films, Steve Feinberg, director of the RI Film and Television Office, and George Marshall, executive producer at RIIFF, interview filmmakers and industry professionals.


Pop some popcorn and join us each week for the year-round film festival doubleFEATURE.


Showtime: Content debuts every Thursday at 8 p.m. on Rhode Island PBS, then the same content replays on following Thursday at 10:00 PM, and Saturday at 2:30 AM. On Learn, the content airs Wednesday at 9:00 PM, Saturday at 3:00 PM and 5:00 AM.


Location: WSBE RI PBA (Channel 36)

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Produced by Flickers with the Rhode Island Film & Television Office and RI PBS

August 6-11, 2019

23rd Annual Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival

Join us for an expectional week of films and speakers.


Location: Statewide

Time: Varies

Donation: Varies



• Download the Online Program Schedule Below • RIIFF2018

The 2018 Film Schedule

RIIFF Merchandise 2018 Festival Schedule Online Program Guide

• View RIIFF Photos by Mike Braca


RIIFF's 2018 Opening Night
LGBTQ Films for 2018
New England Films for 2018

News for Filmmakers

RIIFF continues its special filmmaker partnership with UniFrance


uniFranceWe are very pleased to report that the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival will continue to partner with UniFrance. French films submitted will be offered a special reduced rate through UniFrance. This unique collaboration was created to show our support for international filmmakers, while providing a portal for discovery and exhibition in the United States.


For more information about UniFrance, click on the image above.


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