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April 17-23, 2017

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

 

REFF

12th Annual event takes place April 17-23rd in collaboration with Roger Williams University. Highlights include major international shorts and features, and documentaries and a celebration of the arts.

 


TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL SCHEDULE FOR 2017, CLICK HERE

• Program Subject to Change •

 

 

MONday, April 17th:

 

3:30 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, 01

 

THE CREATIVE PROCESS IN 90 MINUTES:

WRITER, DIRECTOR, ACTOR, PRODUCER: MAKING A LIVING IN THE FILM INDUSTRY Moderated by Fr. Kenneth Gumbert, O.P., featuring Eric Latek, writer, director, motion graphics artist; Tommy DeNucci, writer, actor, director; and Duncan Putney, actor, screenwriter, producer.

 

The nature of the film industry has changed and evolved as technology has altered the landscape. The standard patterns of distribution have changed, and the rules have been thrown out the window on how to make a living and build a career. Meet four individuals who have taken unique paths as they have charted professional success for a discipline which could easily and fairly be defined as their passion.

 

About our Panelists:

 

 

ERICLEric Latek is a director of photography, motion graphics artist, and he directed My Name is Anna, a documentary short that screened at last year's RIIFF. He is currently at work on a feature film Tiger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

duncanPDuncan Putney is an accomplished actor, as well as an award winning screenwriter and producer. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he studied both business and theatre, Duncan works as a professional actor in film, television, stage, and television commercials and can be seen in such films as "The Judge," “Mystic River,” “R.I.P.D.,” “The Town,” and “Brilliant Mistakes,” as well as TV commercials for Papa Gino’s, Budweiser, and others. Always writing, Duncan began to follow that passion professionally and starting in 2003, his work began to get some notice. His writings have gained honors at the International Family Film Festival, the Going Green Film Festival, the Woods Hole Film Festival, the ScreenCraft competitions, the New England Emmy Awards, the Spotlight on Rhode Island Screenwriting Competition, the Dixie Kane Memorial Writing Competition, and others. In 2009, Duncan and long time friend Andre Stark formed Original Concept & Development Associates to develop and produce their own projects. Currently they have several television projects in the development and pre-production stages. Their short film/TV pilot “HALF PINT” took home a Van Gough Award at the 2014 Amsterdam Film Festival and is screening in WW2 museums across the US and in Normandy. His short "THE LESSON" is currently in pre-production with Roman Media. He is represented by Casey at Maggie Inc., a SAG-AFTRA franchised agent.

 

5:00 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, 01

Introduced by Catherine F. Smeykal, Graduate Architecture Major

 

STORIES WE TELL: INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARIES

 

6:30 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, 01

Introduced by Ben Horst, Graduate Architecture Major

 

TEENAGE BLUES: TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE

 


TUESDAY, APRIL 18TH:

 

2:00 p.m.

Location: Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, RWU Library

Introduced by Brad Fagan, Journalism Major

 

FOCUS ON WOMEN: THE ROLES WE PLAY

 

3:00 p.m.

Location: Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, RWU Library

Introduced by Zachary R. Kline, Public Relations Major

 

VIVA LA FRANCOPHONIE:

French Shorts

 

 

5:00 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, 01

STORIES FROM THE HEART:

Documentary Screenings and Discussion

 

THE SPRING 2017 FILM/SPEAKER SERIES ON THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE

Annual April programming that focuses on the Jewish experience through short films, documentary, media and a guest speaker. Hosted by Alice Cross, Adjunct Professor, Communications and the Rev. Nancy Soukup, RWU Multifaith Chaplain.

 

6:30 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, 01

Introduced by John R. Tateossian, Public Relations Major

 

SHORT FILM SHOWCASE: The Power of Ar


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19TH:

 

1:00 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, 01

 

2:00 p.m.

Location: Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, RWU Library

Introduced by Christopher M. Rossi, Graduate Architecture Major

 

SHORT FILM SHOWCASE: We Were Young Once...

 

3:00 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, 01

 

AND THE WINNER IS…

ACADEMY AWARD SHOWCASE, PART TWO

Discover nominees and winners from the 88th Annual Academy Awards curated from films discovered at last year’s Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival.

 

3:30 p.m.

Location: Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, RWU Library

Introduced by Andre D. Courtois, Journalism Major

 

SHORT FILM SHOWCASE: From The World Beyond Beyond (Sci-Fi Shorts)

 

5:00 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, 01

MEMORIES NEVER DIE: Documentary Screenings and Discussion

Introduced by Madeline C. Cirullo, Creative Writing Major

 

THE SPRING 2017 FILM/SPEAKER SERIES ON THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE

Annual April programming that focuses on the Jewish experience through short films, documentary, media and a guest speaker.

 

Moderated by Rev. Nancy Soukup, Roger Williams University.

 

6:00 p.m.

Location: ARCH 132

 

7:00 p.m.

Location: Campus Recreation Center Field House

 

PRESIDENT’S DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES:

 

This event is free and open to the public. A book signing will immediately follow.

 


THURSDAY, APRIL 20TH:


2:00 p.m.

Location: Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, RWU Library

. She is the glue of the family, but in the middle of all this, she seems to have forgotten herself.

 

3:30 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, 01

 

THE CREATIVE PROCESS IN 90 MINUTES:

The Power of the Written Word

Filmmaking and Storytelling: How does one write a script that sells? Can you make a living in a highly competitive business while still maintaining your quality of life? How do you take an idea and transpose it to the screen? In a freeform discussion, learn from award-winning screenwriter, Chris Sparling, who will share his journey and inspiration.

 

About our Guest Speaker :

 

 

5:00 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, 01

 

 

5:30 p.m.

Location: Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, RWU Library

Introduced by Jenna M. Brink, Graphic Design Major

 

7:00 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, Atrium

FREE EVENT

 


FRIDAY, APRIL 21ST:

 

2:00 p.m.

Location: Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, RWU Library

Introduced by Elle Schaffhauser, Marketing Major

 

SHORT FILM SHOWCASE: An Exploration of Identity

 

3:30 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, 01

Introduced by Kyle P. Gravel, Creative Writing Major

 

SHORT FILM SHOWCASE: Things are Not What they Seem (Thriller Shorts)

 

5:00 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, 01

 

7:30 p.m.

Location: RWU Performing Arts Center

 

SPAMALOT

Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso

With additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg

Songs by Craig Carnelia and Micki Grant and Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead and Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor

From the book by Studs Terkel

 

Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason, and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six TONY Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age featuring new songs by TONY Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, and James Taylor. -- Music Theatre International. RWU THEATRE PERFORMANCE

 

RWU THEATRE PERFORMANCE

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809

Information: (401) 254-3626 • Reservations: (401) 254-3666 • FAX: (401) 254-3634

Tickets: $10 Seniors; $5 Students. URL: departments.rwu.edu/theatre


SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND:

 

2:00 p.m.

KIDSEYE MATINEE SCREENING

Location: Global Heritage Hall, 01

 

 

4:00 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, 01

 

 

7:30 p.m.

Location: RWU Performing Arts Center

 

SPAMALOT

Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso

With additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg

Songs by Craig Carnelia and Micki Grant and Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead and Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor

From the book by Studs Terkel

 

RWU THEATRE PERFORMANCE

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809

Information: (401) 254-3626 • Reservations: (401) 254-3666 • FAX: (401) 254-3634

Tickets: $10 Seniors; $5 Students. URL: departments.rwu.edu/theatre


SUNDAY, APRIL 23RD:

 

2:00 p.m.

Location: RWU Performing Arts Center

 

SPAMALOT

Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso

With additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg

Songs by Craig Carnelia and Micki Grant and Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead and Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor

From the book by Studs Terkel

 

RWU THEATRE PERFORMANCE

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809

Information: (401) 254-3626 • Reservations: (401) 254-3666 • FAX: (401) 254-3634

Tickets: $10 Seniors; $5 Students. URL: departments.rwu.edu/theatre

 

2:00 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, 01

THE STORIES WE TELL

Documentary and Short Film Screening

Introduced by Evan M. Mozzer, Graduate Architecture Major

Hosted by the Rev. Nancy Soukup, RWU Multifaith Chaplain

 

THE SPRING 2016 FILM/SPEAKER SERIES ON THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE

Annual April programming that focuses on the Jewish experience through short films, documentary, media and a guest speaker

 

4:00 p.m.

Location: Global Heritage Hall, 01

 

THE STORIES WE TELL, PART 2

Short Film Screenings and Panel Discussion

Introduced by Marc S. Sullivan, Graduate Architecture Major

Hosted by Rev. Nancy Soukup, Multifaith Chaplain, with Guest Panelists: Andrew Lund, filmmaker/entertainment lawyer/

 

About our Guest Speakers:

 

andrewAndrew Lund, a filmmaker and entertainment lawyer, Andrew is an Associate Professor and Director of the Integrated Media Arts MFA Program in the Film & Media Department at Hunter College of the City University of New York and a Faculty Associate at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute; he is also a faculty member of the Film Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and has taught in the Graduate Film Division of Columbia University, where he received J.D., M.F.A. and B.A. degrees. Brief Reunion, a feature film that Andrew produced and co-edited, won the top prize for narrative filmmaking at the 2011 UFVA conference and the Audience Award for Best Film at New York’s 2011 Gotham International Film Festival. My Last Day Without You, on which Andrew served as executive producer, recently won the top producing honors at the 2011 Brooklyn International Film Festival and will be released theatrically in Europe this fall. Andrew is the Executive Producer of nine feature films, including The Hungry Ghosts, written and directed by Michael Imperioli; Vanaja, named by Roger Ebert as one of the top five foreign films of 2007, and Arranged, an international hit that Variety called “a pure pleasure to watch” Andrew has also written and directed five award winning short films. In addition to worldwide festival screenings and television broadcasts, his shorts are included in film textbooks, DVD compilations, and distributed theatrically and non-theatrically. Andrew founded and curates CinemaTalks, the independent film screening and discussion series, and he created the Short Film Repository, which houses educational extras that support short filmmaking. Andrew’s writing on film includes an essay, “What’s a Short Film, Really?” in “Swimming Upstream: A Lifesaving Guide to Short Film Distribution” by Sharon Badal, numerous book reviews for the journal, Film International, and two books on independent filmmaking in the works for Peter Lang Publishers.

 

You can learn more about Andrew on his website: http://andrewlundfilms.com/

 

CLOSING NIGHT RECEPTION & AWARDS CEREMONY

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Join as we conclude our celebration of the 11th Anniversary of the Roving Eye International Film Festival, a unique collaboration between Roger Williams University and Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, and we announce the winners of this year’s Roving Eye Awards.

 

Location: Global Heritage Hall, Atrium

 

All programming for the Festival has been produced by students in the Curation and Film Production Class that includes:... with support from Alanna Hammond and Francis Ferdinand.

 

For more information, contact the Spiritual Life Program at Roger Williams University, email nsoukup@rwu.edu. Directions to Roger Williams University can be found at www.rwu.edu

 


ABOUT ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY:

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.

 

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 6 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 Aug. 8-13, 2017 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 Marine and Natural Bldg., Global Heritage Hall and the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center.

 

Look for signage noting "Event Parking."

 


Our Collaborative Partners:

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The 2016 Roving Eye International Film Festival is sponsored by The RI Film & the Television Office; Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival; Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Edge Media Network, the Edwin S. Soforenko Foundation; the Helene and Bertram Bernhardt Foundation; Roger Williams University Office of the Provost; the RWU Department of Communication and Graphic Design, Dean Robert Eisinger, RWU Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Roberta Adams, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; the RWU Film Production Collaborative, the RWU Screenwriter’s Guild, RWU Hillel, and the Spiritual Life Office.