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Providence, RI 02903 USA
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Newport, RI 02840 USA

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36 Rhode Island Avenue,

Newport, RI 02840 USA



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Flickers Background Information...



"Celebrating 40 Years of Arts Creativity and Leadership"



The Diversity of Flickers' Programming

• Learn about past news stories on Flickers, click here

• See past photos from 1982- present, click here

• Programming & Productions, click here

• See the Opening credits for "Between Takes, " click here

Hear the "Between Takes" theme composed by Ross Ramsey; click here

• See our 1998 RIIFF Public Service Announcement; click here

• See our Jubilé Public Service Announcement; click here

• See the Roger Williams University Admissions Video, click here

• View commercials developed for Trinity Repertory Company; Christmas Carol ~ Heidi Chronicles ~ Fences

• See the Promotional Video for Groundwerx Dance Theatre, click here

BookletFlickers, now in its third decade, presents and creates film, educational programs and outreach, live performances and cultural events. Flickers produces video, audio and film about the arts for television, festivals and other non-profit organizations. Flickers creates and produces educational programs that teach about the media arts. From an acclaimed international film festival held throughout the state each August to a Japanese film festival held in conjunction with the Black Ships Festival in Newport, to Flickers' award-winning arts and cultural television series, "Between Takes," to the Creative Impulse Awards, to radio programming with "DoubleFeature," to the Jamestown Chamber Music Series, to ScriptBiz and the KidsEye Summer Filmmaking Camp, Flickers has brought live performances, great films, interviews with leading artists, and innovative educational programs to appreciative audiences for 35 years.

The Rhode Island International Film Festival, one of Flickers' most successful and largest events, sprang from the annual week-long Jubilé Franco-Américain which was held in historic Woonsocket, Rhode Island (1994-2001). A celebration of French Canadian culture, art and cuisine, the Jubilé attracted thousands from as far away as Canada and the west coast. The event became so successful that it won Flickers the Governor's Tourism Award in 1996. The Jubilé was also nominated repeatedly by the Rhode Island Department of Tourism to be included in the American Bus Association's Top 100 Events in North America!


How Flickers Works

RockyFlickers believes that working collaboratively maximizes the impact of limited dollars. Flickers creates an inclusive, interactive working environment, one that excites the participation of other artists and the community at large. Flickers refrains from imposing its artistic preconceptions on collaborators, but instead works with the community to access needs, gather input and raise support. The results are greater participation and more ownership of events by the community. For example, the five-day Jubilé Franco-Américain was crafted with the participation of 55 committee members representing the community, fraternal and cultural groups in the region.

Roots In Film

GTM1Flickers began life in 1981 as The Newport Film Society. In fact, Flickers held the state’s first International Film Festival in Newport in 1983. During its first five years exhibiting film, Flickers screened more than 475 titles, of which many were state and regional premieres. Some examples that demonstrate the breadth of films exhibited include “Amadeus,” "Flight of the Eagle,” “The Man from Snowy River,” “Parting Glances,” Truffaut's “Confidentially Yours,” Bergman's “Fanny & Alexander,” Fassbinder's “Querelle,” Franco Zeffirelli's lush “La Traviata,” Bertolucci’s uncut “1900,” the premiere of the independent film “Coaster,” the restored print of Gloria Swanson's epic “Queen Kelly,” Fellini’s “And the Ship Sails On,” and “My Beautiful Laundrette.”

The society sponsored specialized film series, lectures and forums including one at the screening of “Man of Iron,” which featured Cheslaw Kyanka, founder of the Polish Solidarity Union. The Society also presented lectures for colleges and organizations on topics from Italian Neo-Realism to film programming. It even organized travel programs to study world media centers in New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, and Athens.

Today, programming efforts cover a broad range of areas. From arts to humanities and social services, multiple linkages and collaborations have been established. Flickers evolved with the changes, needs and demands of the community it serves. It has never lost sight of its mission, and continues its quest to create even more inventive and cutting-edge programming.

Click here for a more complete list of Flickers' collaborations and projects.

Flickers Arts Collaborative is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization.



Scarlett Restall St. Martin and Eric Bronner,

Musical Director of Flickers, recording in studio for the

"glassworks" project founded by the Rhode Island

State Council on the Arts.


More About the Flickers Arts Collaborative

• What is Flickers?

• 40 Years of Community Outreach & Creativity

~ See Groundwerx Dance Theatre Promo

~ See Trinity Rep Commercials • Christmas Carol Heidi Chronicles

~ See Jubilé Franco Americain Promo

~ See RIIFF's First PSA from 1998

~ See the Ocean State Marathon Promo

~ See the Roger Williams University Admissions Video

Programming & Productions

• Between Takes ~ See the Opening CreditsListen to the Theme Music

• Music for a While

• Jubilé Franco Américain

• Jamestown Chamber Music Series

• G&S Ensemble • History of the Ocean State Light Opera • OSLO Photo Gallery

• Rhode Island International Film Festival

• RI International Horror Film Festival /Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival

• Rhode Island Film Forum • 07 - 2021

• Cine ¡OLÉ!

• Golden Jasmine Chinese Film Festival

• Take One, Two Three, Filmmaking with the Pros - 1999 -2002

• New England Student Film Festival • 07 - 2021

• Flickers North Country Film Festival

• Providence LGBTQ Film Festival

• Providence Underground Film Festival

• Roving Eye International Film Festival

• RIIFF Technology Forum • 09

• Black Ships Japanese Film Festival

• Creative Impulse Awards

• doubleFEATURE

• KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Workshop

• KidsEye™ International Film Festival • 07 - 2021

• ScriptBiz™

• Fiscal Sponsorship

• Leadership


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