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April 12-18, 2021

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

 

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16th Annual event takes place April 12-18th in collaboration with Roger Williams University. Highlights include major international shorts and features, and documentaries and a celebration of the arts. This is the inaugural Online Presentation of the Festival.

 


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BRISTOL, RHODE ISLAND—The 16th Annual Roving Eye International Film Festival at Roger Williams University, presented in collaboration with the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, kicks off April 12th and runs through April 18th as an online program.

 

All programming will be free to viewers.

 

Curated programs, once up on their designated release date, will run for a 7 day period and will then be be removed.

 

This year’s programming features over 80 films from across the world including numerous World and US Premieres; vitrtual panel discussions/symposia; and student film showcases. Virtual guests at this year’s event have been curated from interviews undertaken by Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film and Television Office; for the television series, "doubleFEATURE," produced by Flickers for Rhode Island PBS. This year's guests include: director, Tommy DeNucci; Screenwriter, Chris Sparling; director, Kevin Lima; actor, Robert Capron; costume designer, Deborah Newhall; director/cinematographer, Eric Latek; and actor, Duncan Putney.

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

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, 20 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 throughout the week.

 

With the emergence of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, plans shifted quickly to ensure that the Festival took place. Students have met numerous times weekly on Zoom to plan out the Festival, reach out to filmmakers, and work on marketing and promotional collateral, including a new logo design, posters and PSA.

 

Students in the Curation and Film Production Class include: TBA


The 2021 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. Robert Cole, Department Chair, RWU Hillel, THE RWU HAWK'S HERALD, and WQRI Radio at Roger Williams University.

 

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 9-15, 2021 at the The Vets (formerly Veterans Memorial Auditorium) and online, please visit call 401.861.4445.

 

See the 2020 Festival Schedule, click here

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 2021 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. Robert Cole, Department Chair, RWU Hillel, THE RWU HAWK'S HERALD, and WQRI Radio at Roger Williams University.