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April 8-14, 2019

This Year's Program Celebrates the Power of Art and Culture in Affecting Positive Change

 

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14th Annual event takes place April 8-14th in collaboration with Roger Williams University. Highlights include major international shorts and features, and documentaries and a celebration of the arts.

 


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BRISTOL, RHODE ISLAND—The 14th Annual Roving Eye International Film Festival at Roger Williams University, presented in collaboration with in collaboration with the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film, kicks off April 8th and runs through the 14th. This year’s programming features over 70 films from across the world including Academy Award nominees and winners, numerous World and US Premieres; panel discussions/symposia; visiting filmmakers and student film showcases. Speakers at this year’s event include Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film and Television Office; Film Director, Tommy DeNucci; Screenwriter Chris Sparling; actor Duncan Putney, and Entertainment Lawyer/educator, Andrew Lund. The event will conclude with the Spring 2019 Soforenko Foundation Film/Speaker Series On The Jewish Experience.

The Festival theme this year is “Heighten Your Perception.”

 

The Festival’s annual Edwin S.Soforenko Foundation Film/Speaker Series On The Jewish Experience explores representations of the Jewish experience in Israel, across the globe and the Holocaust through 11 premiere films. This includes sneak peeks of films that will play the Rhode Island International Film Festival in August. The event takes place April 9, 10 & 14th. The series is hosted by the Rev. Nancy Hamlin Soukup, University Multifaith Chaplain at RWU and includes a conversation with Andrew Lund, filmmaker /screenwriter/educator. All programming will take place at Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI.

 

To see a full schedule of Jewish Experience Programming, click here.

Students at the University, with the guidance of Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, create the Roving Eye International Film Festival through the Film Minor senior-level course, Curation and Film Festival Production. Flickers’ Executive Director and RWU Professor, George T. Marshall teaches the class. This year, 16 students spent the first part of the spring semester reviewing more than 800 films provided by Flickers and from there went on to create the entire Roving Eye Festival. The students developed active marketing and PR strategies, including the planning for events plus staffing throughout the week.

 

Students in the Curation and Film Production Class include: Faisal A. Almowisheer, Adam Carceller, Adam E. Charles, Augusto L. Gardel, Kaitlin R. Kowalik, Alexandra E. Lindell, Allison K. McPhail, Alicia Moore, Philip G. Neamonitis, Colin P. Quaglino, Kayla S. Sokolowski, Cynthia O. Souza, Chelsea M. Wieland, Piper K. Wilber, Peyton S. Williams, and Gabrielle W. Wilson.


The 2019 Roving Eye International Film Festival is sponsored by The RI Film & the Television Office; Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival; WSBE Rhode Island PBS; Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Edge Media Network, the Edwin S. Soforenko Foundation, RWU School of Humanities, Arts and Education, Dean Cynthia Scheinberg, RWU Department of Communication, Graphic Design and Web Development, Dr. Roxanne O’Connell, Department Chair, RWU Hillel, THE RWU HAWK'S HERALD, The RWU Musician’s Guild, The RWU Inter-Residence Hall Association (IRHA) and the RWU American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and the Spiritual Life Office.

 

To see a listing of this year's programming, click here.

 

ABOUT ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY:

Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, R.I., is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunity for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today’s employers demand. In the two years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families – increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates, RWU is home to more than a dozen graduate programs, a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island’s only law school. For more information, go to: www.rwu.edu

 

ABOUT FLICKERS' RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:

The Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), has secured its place in the global community as the portal for the best in international independent cinema, earning the respect of domestic and foreign filmmakers, filmgoers and trend watchers. Ranked as one of the top 10 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is a qualifying festival for the Live Action, Documentary and Animation Short Academy Awards through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Canadian Screen Awards and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). There are only 10 film festivals worldwide that share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England. The Festival takes place every August.

 

For more information about the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, running August 6-11, 2019 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and The Vets (formerly Veterans Memorial Auditorium), please visit call 401.861.4445.

 

RWU PARKING INFORMATION: From Providence: Take Routes 136 South or 114 S passing campus on the left. Take a left at the traffic light just before the Mount Hope Bridge, onto Old Ferry Road. Enter the campus via the front gate passing Campus Security.

 

From Newport: Take 114N over the Mount Hope Bridge and take the first right off the bridge onto Old Ferry Road. Enter the campus via the front gate passing Campus Security.

 

Guests should enter through the main entrance at the fountain. they will be able to obtain a guest parking pass. Lot 24a will be blocked off for guests of the festival. Proceed through the main entrance through to the lot 24a on left. Events will take place in the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences Bldg, CAS 157; Global Heritage Hall and the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center.

 

Look for signage noting "Event Parking."

 

See the 2019 Festival Schedule, click here

See the 2018 Festival Schedule, click here

See the 2017 Festival Schedule, click here

See the 2016 Festival Schedule, click here.

See the 2015 Festival Schedule, click here.

See the 2014 Festival Schedule, click here.

See the 2013 Festival Schedule, click here.

See the 2012 Festival Schedule, click here.

See the 2011 Festival Schedule, click here.


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The 2019 Roving Eye International Film Festival is sponsored by The RI Film & the Television Office; Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival; WSBE Rhode Island PBS; Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Edge Media Network, the Edwin S. Soforenko Foundation, RWU School of Humanities, Arts and Education, Dean Cynthia Scheinberg, RWU Department of Communication, Graphic Design and Web Development, Dr. Roxanne O’Connell, Department Chair, RWU Hillel, THE RWU HAWK'S HERALD, The RWU Musician’s Guild, The RWU Inter-Residence Hall Association (IRHA) and the RWU American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and the Spiritual Life Office.