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April 16-22, 2018

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

 

REFF

13th Annual event takes place April 16-22nd in collaboration with Roger Williams University. Highlights include major international shorts and features, and documentaries and a celebration of the arts.

 

 


2018 ROVING EYE INTERNATIONAL

FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

13th Annual Event welcomed world premieres & attending filmmakers

 

BRISTOL, RI • Awards for the top films screened at the 13th Annual Roving Eye International Film Festival have been announced.

 

The Festival created by the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) in partnership with Roger Williams University kicked off April 16th and ran through the 22nd. This year’s programming featured over 70 films from across the world, numerous World and US Premieres; panel discussions/symposia; visiting filmmakers; workshops; student film and arts showcases on the RWU campus.

 

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

 

Complementing this year’s cinematic offerings, the campus will be alive with a bounty of special presentations. The Festival theme this year is “Connecting Through Storytelling.”

 

The Roving Eye International Film Festival was a portal for discovery for film, arts and culture lovers across the region at this year’s celebration. Complementing this year’s cinematic offerings, the campus will be alive with a bounty of special presentations from...

 

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 500 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. Roberta E. Adams, Ph.D., retiring Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, is the Festival Chair, linking faculty adjudicators with students, RIIFF and the RWU administration in a unique collaboration.

 

Students in the Curation and Film Production Class included:

 

THE 2018 AWARD WINNERS:

 

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY:

Grand Prize:

 

1st Prize:

 

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY:

Grand Prize:

 

 

1st Prize:

 

 

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM:

Grand Prize:

 

 

1st Prize:

 

 

BEST ANIMATION:

Grand Prize:

 

 

1st Prize:

 

 

To see a listing of this year's programming and to learn more about the Roving Eye Festival, go to: http://www.film-festival.org/RovingEye.php

 

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 7-12, 2018 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and The Vets (formerly Veterans Memorial Auditorium), please visit call 401.861.4445.


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The 2018 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; Roger Williams University Office of the Provost; the RWU Department of Communication, Graphic Design and Web Development, Dean Jeffrey L. Meriwether, RWU School of Humanities, Arts and Education, Dr. Roberta Adams, the RWU Film Production Collaborative, the RWU Screenwriter’s Guild, RWU Hillel, and the Spiritual Life Office.