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Next Camp Dates: July 8-12, 2019



2019 Application Online Below


KidsEye™Celebrates 21 Years of Creativity

KidsEye™ is an intensive and fun five-day summer workshop held at the Moses Brown School in Providence, RI that exposes young people to the basic elements of the filmmaking process, culminating in a premiere screening of their finished work.

"Well, my dream is to be a director, which hopefully I will accomplish one day and

I’ve always loved working with movies. I just want to be in show business when I grow up.”
-- James, a 13 year old filmmaker from Cranston.

“It’s a good experience because kids like to do this and there’s a place where

they can come to hang out and do what they love most, making movies and stuff.”
-- Taylor, a 13 year old cinematographer from Harrisville

The Next Summer Filmaking Camp Dates: July 8-12, 2019
Our Location: The Moses Brown School, Providence, RI
2019 Cost: $395 


Eventbrite - KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp 2018 




About the 2019 Summer Workshop

2019 Application Formdownload here (coming)

Learn about Scholarship Opportunities

Learn about Summer Educational Programs in Rhode Island

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What is the KidsEye Workshop?

KidsEye™ is a fun yet intensive five-day filmmaking workshop for children ages 8-17 presented by Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival™. Over the course of the last 21 years, the workshop has expanded, allowing children to learn more about what it takes to make a movie. We strive to incorporate as much hands-on learning as possible, therefore placing our focus primarily on production. KidsEye™ participants step into the roles of screenwriters, actors, directors and crew, and learn the importance of working as a team.

The next KidsEye™ Workshop will take place July 8-12, 2019. During the first two days, participants will attend pre-production workshops on screenwriting, storyboarding, acting, directing and production design. Then participants will apply what they have learned in the production of their group’s short film. If time allows, participants will also have the opportunity to partake in the editing process.


Although many children have access to their own video cameras and home computer editing systems, KidsEye™ builds on that experience by allowing participants to interact with trained filmmakers and educators. The program is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and understanding of all participants, regardless of their level of experience.


Registration remains at $395 and includes dwnloadable Vimeo access to the finished films and the official KidsEye™ t-shirt. Plus, participants receive access passes to FLICKERS main events, including the annual KidsEye™ International Film Festival and screenings to the Annual Flickers' VORTEX Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Festival in October. And wait, there's more! The film that the children shoot will be screened for family and friends at a specially arranged screening called the "Red Carpet Premiere." This latter event takes place in August, during the main RIIFF.


THE FINE PRINT: Tuition is $395 and must be paid in full with this application. Should you choose to withdraw your reservation, a deposit of $100 will be retained, and you will be refunded the balance of $295 up until oneweek prior to the camp where there will be no refunds.The deposit will
not be refunded in any event including withdrawal, absence or dismissal. Our program is designed to give participants a sense of freedom, respect, creativity and personal responsibility. We reserve the right to dismiss a camper when his/her actions show disrespect for other people or property.


KidsEye™ is a very hands-on program and every year the program reflects the input of the campers. The program also reflects the knowledge and skills brought to the table by our participants and our instructors.


Look for details to be announced soon on our upcoming collaborations with other film festivals throughout the country as KidsEye™ branches out.

The 2019 KidsEye™ Sponsors:

• The Moses Brown School

Rhode Island Film and Television Office

• Amtrak


Rule Boston Camera

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Staff Bios:

reshadReshad Kulenovic, MFA

Program Co-Director

Reshad Kulenovic is a writer/director based in Rhode Island and New York. He has worked in the production department of numerous films and TV shows, including THE EDUCATION OF CHARLIE BANKS and in the camera department for the Newport Jazz Festival. He has been awarded the Antonio Cirino Memorial Art Fellowship and the University of Rhode Island gave him the first ever President's Award for Excellence in Film. For his short film SNOVI he became one of the first artists to be funded by the Heinrich Boll Foundation. Another producer of SNOVI was the Centre Andre Malraux Sarajevo, which also produced Jean-Luc Godard's NOTRE MUSIQUE. SNOVI has played 20 international film festivals and was awarded a Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Rhode Island International Film Festival. SNOVI was nominated for a 2011 Student Academy Award.


Reshad was a 2011-2012 RISCA Film Fellow, writing his follow up film while teaching in the Film Media program at the University of Rhode Island. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival.


For more information got to: www.snovifilm.com


katherineKatherine Reaves, M.ED.A

Teaching Staff

Katherine Reaves is a local filmmaker and film educator. She has been honored to teach film at Beacon Charter High School for the Arts since 2012. She has made short films for the Bristol Warren Regional School District, the Bristol Warren Educational Foundation, and Coggeshall Farm Museum. She is a former board member of the Rhode Island Film Collaborative, a committee member of the statewide Give Me 5 Youth Film Festival, and has served as a teacher/guide at Give Me 5 workshops and a judge at the Providence 48 Hour Film Project. She has also served as Coordinator for the Rhode Island School of Design's Pre-College Critical Studies in Art program where she taught art theory and history. She has taught both art history and design in the Continuing Education program at RISD and art history at RIC and CCRI since 1996. She is committed to nurturing a passion for the arts and filmmaking in her students and encourages each student to achieve their personal best. She earned her Master's in Art Education from RISD in 1997 and possesses Bachelor's degrees in Studio Art (painting) from Rhode Island College and History of Art from the University of Michigan. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for over three years.


maryMary L. McSally, M.ED

Teaching Staff

Mary is a graduate of Rhode Island College earning a BS in Special Education and a M.Ed in Secondary Special Education. She has taught for 29 years in Rhode Island public schools retiring in June 2009, as the Department Chairman of Special Education at South Kingstown High School, Wakefield, RI. Upon retirement, she worked as a research assistant for Pro Change Behavior Systems based at The University of Rhode Island. The study, conducted in 20 high schools in Rhode Island, authored by Deborah Levesque PhD, was entitled “A Stage-Based Expert System for Teen Dating Violence Prevention,” funded by The National Institute for Mental Health. She has served as a supervising teacher to graduate students in the Special Education Student Teacher Program at Providence College, volunteered and later became harvest manager on a flower farm in RI. During the school year she volunteers at the Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program in Providence, RI, and is an educational screener in the Narragansett School Department’s Child Outreach Program.


timHTim Haggerty, BA

Flickers' Technical Director

Tim is both the technical director for Flickers, and the Rhode Island International Film Festival. He is a native of Penacook, NH, and a 2002 graduate of the film program at Keene State College, where he studied both film production and film criticism. He has been with Flickers since 2011 and currently is also a member of its Advisor Board.


Aside from his work with Flickers, Tim also served for three years as the technical director of the Woods Hole Film Festival (2012-2014) and was the inaugural 2014 technical director of Lewiston/Auburn, Maine’s Emerge Film Festival. Currently, Tim is the chief editor (and sometimes videographer) at Production Values, a corporate video production house in Boston. Prior to that, he spent seven years working as a production associate at Accela Communications in Southborough, MA – producing, shooting and editing hundreds of corporate videos, marketing pieces and audio podcasts. His freelance career has also allowed him to serve as a crew member on several independent narrative and documentary feature films, independent narrative shorts, corporate video projects and live events produced throughout New England.


S.OberackerJ. Scott Oberacker, Ph.D.

Educational Outreach Director

Scott has recently joined as Flickers' Educational Outreach Director, where he works to develop and maintain the festivals’ educational outreach programs as well as aids in the selection and adjudication of the festival’s films. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has worked as a film scholar and teacher for many years. His writing on film has appeared in a number of scholarly journals and he is currently co-editing a book on the television series, Friday Night Lights. Most recently, Scott taught film and media courses at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI, where he also helped to coordinate the Roving Eye Film Festival and the Tournées French Film Festival, in conjunction with RIIFF. Scott is currently an Assistant Professor of Communications at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI.


shawnShawn Quirk, MFA

Program Co-Director

Shawn is an independent filmmaker, artist and scholar who has directed a number of short films and short documentaries. After receiving his Bachelors of Science in Film Production from Boston University, he worked for two years as an English assistant in France at the Cité Scolaire Vauban in Givet. During his time abroad he became involved with a number of film productions in both Belgium and France, which included camera work for the two time Palme d'or winning Dardennes Brothers on their most recent film "The Kid with the Bike." Shawn became a part of the Flickers team in the Fall of 2011, and is now the Program Director for Flickers and oversees the Rhode Island International Film Festival and the Vortex, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival. As a filmmaker and noted editor in his own right, Shawn's goal is to help discover the next generation of auteurs, the new voices of independent cinema. Shawn recently completed his MFA at Lesley University. To email Shawn: click here.


Our 2019 Counselors:


Eily Jones* - Program Associate

Angela Ferguson-Martins

Crickett Fisher

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2019 Guest Speakers/Educators:


Steven Feinberg

Eric Latek

Robert Capron

Adam Olenn

For more information, call (401) 861-4445 or write to:


KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Workshop

P.O. Box 162, Newport, RI 02840

RIIFF Offices: 83 Park Street, Suite 5, Providence, RI 0290

t. 401.861.4445

f. 401.490.6735



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