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83 Park Street, Suite 5

Providence, RI 02903 USA
tel: 401/861-4445
401/490-6735 (f)


Mailing Address:

PO Box 162

Newport, RI 02840 USA

Street Address:

36 Rhode Island Avenue,

Newport, RI 02840 USA



RIIFF Photography

Courtesy of Mike Braca


Video Promotions by

William Smyth,

Erik Latek, Nickolas Palermo,

George T. Marshall, Shawn Quirk, J. Scott Oberacker &

Duncan Putney


2014 Graphic Design by

Michael J. Chevalier





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April 12-19, 2015

This Year's Program is Dedicated to the Life, Vision and Art of Actor, Anthony Quinn




Tenth annual event takes place April 12-19th 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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edgeWelcome to the official mobile app for The Rhode Island International Film Festival! This app is a joint development of EDGE Media Network and The Rhode Island International Film Festival; it's designed to be a comprehensive guide to the annual festival each year in Providence, RI, including events, photos, film screenings and interactive features.




BRISTOL, RIFLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is proud to present its Tenth annual Roving Eye International Film Festival™. The popular and acclaimed festival celebrating global cinema and artists, is pleased to announce its 2015 programming. The slogan this year is “You Know You Want to Look.” During the Festival, which runs April 12-19th, more than 50 films will be showcased. All screenings will be free of charge and open to the public and screened on the campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI.


cell app.From cutting-edge documentaries to narrative films whose stories have been ripped from the headlines, the tenth annual Roving Eye International Film Festival will be a portal for discovery to film-lovers across the region. This year's programming will feature films from across the globe as well as spotlight the arts and talent at the University. This arts showcase will include programming by the student’s musician guild, the annual dance club performance, an acapella musical concert by “Drastic Measures,” a poetry slam, premieres of student animation work, and the annual spring performance by the RWU Theatre Department, the Festival is collaborating with The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Salve Regina University, Newport.


The Roving Eye International Film Festival promises to be a portal for discovery for film, arts and culture lovers across the region at this year’s celebration.


The 2015 Roving Eye programming will feature films from Japan through an ongoing collaboration with the Academy Award-qualifying, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia; a focus on the Jewish Experience. Special Guests include Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film & Television Office; Michael Drywa, Esq., RIIFF Board President; Duncan Putney, actor and Shawn Quirk, RIIFF Program Director.


This year’s expanded Roving Eye Festival has been developed through interdepartmental participation by students and faculty at Roger Williams University; all under the guidance of FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival and University leadership. The students in “Curation and Film Festival Production” taught by George T. Marshall, have spent the semester creating, curating and marketing the event. Roberta E. Adams, Ph.D. Associate Dean of Humanities and Performing Arts is the Festival Chair, linking faculty adjudicators with students, RIIFF and the RWU administration in a unique collaboration.


To see a listing of this year's programming, click here (coming)

2015 marks the 33rd year of the Flickers Arts Collaborative, the creator and producer of the Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival (that will take place August 4-9, 2015 at locations throughout the state of Rhode Island.) Through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, RIIFF is a qualifying festival for the Short Film Academy Award and the Documentary Short Film Academy Award, the only festival in the New England region with either distinction. RIIFF provides a venue to encourage new talent and establish the contacts needed for wider distribution.



Roger Williams University located in Bristol, R.I. is a leading independent, coeducational university with programs in the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community- and globally-minded citizens. With 42 academic majors, an array of co-curricular activities and study abroad opportunities on six continents, RWU is an opencommunity dedicated to the success of students, commitment to a set of corevalues and providing a world-class education above all else. In the last decade, the University has achieved unprecedented successes including recognition as one of the best colleges in the nation by Forbes, a College of Distinction by Student Horizons, Inc. and as both a best college in the Northeast and one of the nation’s greenest universities by The Princeton Review. For more information, go to: www.rwu.edu.



FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) discovers and empowers filmmakers.  Held in Providence, 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”).  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 175 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.

For more information about films, dates, and venues for the Roving Eye International Film Festival™, please call 401-861-4445, email info@film-festival.org


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 Marine and Natural Bldg., Global Heritage Hall and the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center.


Look for signage noting "Event Parking."


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.

Our Collaborative Partners:





The 2015 Roving Eye International Film Festival is sponsored by The RI Film & the Television Office; Flickers; the Edwin S. Soforenko Foundation; the Helene and Bertram Bernhardt Foundation; Roger Williams University Office of the Provost; the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences; the Department of Communications; Hillel; and the Spiritual Life Program.