Rhode Island International Film Festival

Title: Rhode Island International Film Festival

Location: 83 Park Street Providence, RI 02903

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Description: Flickers 30th Anniversary Year:

The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) discovers and

empowers filmmakers. Held in Providence, Newport and locations throughout

the state of Rhode Island, RIIFF is one of only a handful of festivals

worldwide that is a qualifying event for the Academy Awards (i.e. “Oscars.”

In 2011, five films were nominated for OscarsR from the Festival.) RIIFF

incorporates gala celebrations, premiere screenings, VIP guests, industry

seminars, educational programs, and award ceremonies into a weeklong

extravaganza. Cited as one of the “Best International and Short Film

Festivals in the United States,” RIIFF is New England’s largest film

festival, screening a record 200 films. Its innovative programming,

cultivated industry ties, and loyal audiences have made the Festival a

strategic and desirable platform for film premieres, drawing hundreds of

independent filmmakers from around the globe.

Start Date: 2012-08-07

End Date: 2012-08-12

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