FLICKERS:Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is very proud to be able to created the Providence LGBTQ Film Festival sidebar.
In its 23rd year, the Providence LGBTQ Film Festival brings Rhode Island filmgoers a diverse sampling of over 50 international and domestic films made by and for members of the LGBTQ community. Ranging from romantic comedies, journeys of discover, to concerns affecting the trans community, the Film Festival has been curated to complement the LGBTQ Experience. This year, programming will also include an expanded focus on pandemic response, growing social and political issues for LGBTQ youth, the trans community and diversity.
Since it was first introduced as part of RIIFF,
we have been fortunate to premiere such notable LGBTQ
titles as "Married and Counting," "Black, White + Gray," "A Four Letter Word," "Before You Know it," "Brighton," "TransJourney," 'Boy Culture," "The Green," "Sedona," "Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia," "Eating Out," 'Jim in Bold,' 'The
Politics of Fur,' 'The Notorious C.H.O.,' 'Behind the
Red Door,' '24 Nights,' 'East of A,' 'Irma Vep,'
'Red Rain,' "The Go Doc Project," and so many many more.
Over a period of 23 years, the list has grown to be an amazing reflection of the issues, concerns and motivators of the community. This break-out platform has proven to be both exciting
and offer cutting edge work which challenges, provokes thought and has opened doors for dialogue.
Youth Film Jury
Again this year, the RIIFF Youth Film Jury, a group of 20-plus young Rhode Islanders (ages 16-19) that includes members of the LGBTQ community, will be in charge of selecting the festivalís top films for awards given out during the annual RIIFF virtual awards, held Sunday, Aug. 15th. The group also meet with visiting filmmakers, scholars, and Festival staff. The focus for 2021 will be diversity and feature an important media literacy component.
Flickers'Rhode Island International Film Festival™ (RIIFF) will take place as a hybrid event (virtual and in-person) August 9-15, 2021 in the state's
beautiful capital city, Providence and throughout Rhode
The Providence LGBTQ Film Festival
PO Box 162 • Newport, RI 02840 (United States)
Office: 83 Park Street, Suite 5, Providence, RI 02903
Tel/Fax: (401) 861-4445/490-6735