April 8-14, 2019
This Year's Program Celebrates the Power of Art and Culture in Affecting Positive Change
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.
Those Creating the 2019 Festival:
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Faisal Almowisheer is a senior student at Roger Williams University, he is majoring in Criminal Justice and Minor in Political Science. Faisal Came from Aljouf which is a city northern of Saudi Arabia, he finished his high school than he traveled to the United States to complete his journey. Faisal came to the United States on August 2013, he enrolled in a language school “ELS” before attempting Roger Williams University on Fall 2015. However, Faisal likes to do different things on free time, he likes to play and watch soccer, play video games and watch movies or TV shows.
Adam Carceller is a 3rd year student at Roger Williams University majoring in Architecture and minoring in Visual Arts. Practicing architectural design has been a lifelong dream of Adam’s and his passion for film was introduced in the latter years of grade school. Adam plans on working for Lego or an architecture firm while applying his creativity, design skills, and passion. Adam has worked previously at NUWC, Viti Mercedes, and Newport Car Museum. Outside of academics, he is an Eagle Scout, Car enthusiast, photographer, cinematographer, beach-goer, artist, and sports lover.
Adam Charles is a Sophomore Communications Major hailing from the state of New Jersey.
Augusto Gardel is a college student facing his second year as a sophomore at Roger Williams University, majoring in Psychology. Augusto was born on July 5, 1999, in Greenwich, Connecticut and always set out to accomplish his ambitions. He enjoys photography, music, and has a huge passion for superhero movies. Back home he works part time at a local movie theater, Bow-Tie Cinemas, showing his passion for films and movies. When Augusto isn’t working he spends most of his time watching videos online, along with playing video games, watching movies, and hanging out with close friends. Overall, Augusto is a hard working student, and is always happy to lend a helping hand.
Kaitlin Kowalik is a sophomore at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. She is majoring in Communication and Media Studies with a minor in Film Studies. Kaitlin has always loved watching films and considers it to be a hobby of hers. Growing up, she has always known that she wants to work in the film industry. Kaitlin has experience working in the industry during the Summer of 2018 when she was a production assistant for a Hallmark Commercial in California. Post graduation, Kaitlin hopes to move out to California and find a job in the industry.
Alexandra Lindell is from Stamford, CT and is currently a sophomore at Roger Williams University majoring in Communication and Media Studies with a Film Concentration and a Photography minor. She has been active in the Roger Williams Photography club. Alexandra has always been intrigued by the film industry, spending many days watching movies from all genres and eras with her family. Photography has been a passion for her which began by taking photos when she was just 10 years old and continued to grow. In 2017 Alexandra completed an internship for Empty Bee Artwork & Photography. In 2018 she had photographs displayed at an RWU gallery showing in Bristol, RI. In 2019 her photographs were part of a Fuji exhibit at Grand Central Terminal in New York City. Alexandra will be studying photography and art history in Venice, Italy during the Venice Art Biennale during the 2019 Summer returning to Roger Williams University in September to start her Junior year. She is very excited to participate in this years film festival (Roving Eye Film Festival) and hopes to pursue a career in communications that gives her the opportunity to use her creative side.
Allison McPhail is from Abington, MA. She is a current senior and is looking forward to her upcoming graduation. She studies theatre with minors in Music and Film Studies. Her intentions for after college are to pursue a job in the film industry, ideally focusing on her acting. She knows that following this path will not be easy, but she is a hardworking and dedicated individual that will guide her to success. Within the next year, she hopes to be relocated in California, where her goals may become her reality.
Alicia Moore transferred from Mount Ida College, where she was a Veterinary Technology major, to Roger Williams University where she is now double majoring in Creative Writing and Film Production. Growing up she always had a passion for writing and was praised for her skills, but was never interested in English related occupations, so she took to her second passion, animals. However, as the semester went on, she still had a passion for writing and began exploring all possible careers and decided to pursue a career where she could take her writing and communication skills and put them on the screen. Alicia has been passionate about films and YouTube videos ever since she was a kid, she loves watching films and then critiquing them with her friends. Pointing out the continuity errors in films and television shows are one of her favorite pass times. When she is not writing or watching films, she is often at home playing with her three ferrets, of whom are one of her favorite things to talk about.
Phil Neamonitis is currently a college student enrolled in his final semester in his senior year. He is a student at Roger Williams University and is a Psychology Major with a Business Minor and a concentration in American Studies. Phil was an All-State wrestler in High School and strives to challenge himself individually but also enjoys working as a team. He is known amongst his close friends as the “Marvel guy,” and will never get tired of watching Marvel movies. Phil has lived in Bristol, RI for the past two years and plans to move to Connecticut upon graduation to begin his career preferably within a Human Resource department.
Colin Quaglino is a junior at Roger Williams University majoring in criminal justice with a minor in sociology. Colin gained his interest for film while taking other courses related to film. His interest comes from how effective and engaging the art of film can be and how some films can not only be educational but life changing. Currently Colin sees film as a hobby while pursuing a career in his home state of New York. He can be seen outside of class playing golf, working out and spending time with friends and family. Colin hopes to gain as much experience from the Roving Eye Film Festival and may see this as a new career path in the future if he loses interest in the criminal justice field.
Kayla Sokolowski is a senior in college with a passion for psychology and film. This past summer she has traveled to 6 different counties. Her favorite being Costa Rica where she was taught more about Holistic Psychology. Kayla is from a small beach town in Massachusetts. She plans on attending graduate school while expanding her knowledge and experiences within the world of film. Kayla is beyond excited to work with the Roving Eye International Film Festival.
Cynthia Souza is a current sophomore at Roger Williams University majoring in Visual Arts. She is also minoring in film studies and Portuguese. Cynthia has been using final cut pro and adobe after effects since she was a freshman in high school. She is self taught for the most part and wants to work on making movies when she’s older. Cynthia has dreams of working for companies like dreamworks studio when she’s out of college creating/animating and rigging Characters.
Chelsea Wieland is a senior at Roger Williams University pursuing her bachelors of arts degree in Cinema Studies and Production. She is from Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Chelsea Studied abroad in Australia her Sophomore year at RWU and gained much of her production experience there as well as sound mixing. After finding her passion for filming and editing Chelsea then studied at the University of Southern California's school of Cinematic Arts attending the film program and there she Directed, Produced, Wrote and Edited four of her short films. Chelsea continues to create films and hopes to gain experience and knowledge from working with the Roving Eye International Film Festival. After graduation she wishes to travel the world while making films, then aspires to someday live in Los Angeles working for a larger production company.
Piper Wilber is an aspiring reporter trained in print, photography and videography. She is a member of the Roger Williams University class of 2019 and will graduate with a degree in journalism and minors in French and film studies. Born and raised in Maine, she quickly developed a passion for being in the outdoors— and writing about it. As an intern at Rhode Island Monthly, Piper focused on creating content for both the print magazine and the blog. Her interests expanded to travel as she moved across the world to study at the University of Wollongong, Australia. In addition to her studies, Piper is a captain of the cross country and track teams at RWU.
Peyton Williams is a Junior at Roger Williams University from Redding, Connecticut. She is studying Communications in Media Studies with a minor in film. Upon graduating in the spring of 2020 she hopes to pursue a career in production, of either television or film. At a very young age, Peyton has had an interest in the film industry. Adding to that, Peyton has also had an interest in photography since she was a child, always running around with a camera in hand. She has taken part in photography classes since her freshman year of high school in 2012 and has been a part of the Easton Arts Council since 2016.
Gabrielle Wilson is a sophomore at Roger Williams University and is from Concord, MA. She is majoring in Communication and Media Studies and minoring in Film studies and Spanish. Her dream would be to work with the promoting and producing of films. She has always been interested in film trailers so may want to work with creating trailers for upcoming films as well. She feels that film has the ability to transport an audience so it is important the film reaches the audience, meaning advertising is an incredibly important aspect of this process. Outside of academics, when she is not with her family and friends, she can be found either writing, watching movies, or doing something outdoorsy. She would like to combine these interests and maybe work in screenwriting or combine her Spanish interest to delve more into Spanish film. Films have been important to her throughout my life, whether watching for educational purposes, for entertainment, or to simply connect with those around her. She is extremely grateful for the opportunity to be able to learn about the direct festival curation process and hopes to work for a film festival in the future.
Student Consultants for Roving Eye 2019:
Nick Stanglewicz is a freshman at Roger Williams University and is currently majoring in
Graphic Design, and hopes to complete school with a dual degree in Film Studies and a
minor in marketing. Nick has had a passion for creating for as long as he can remember;
whether it was writing poetry for his amazing mother as a nine year old, or launching his
own brand of graphic design work and merchandise, StangGFX, he has been
submerged in the field of art for much of his life. Nick’s hobbies range from creating his
own poetry, music, and films to playing video games, hiking, fishing, and spending time
with his family. Nick has loved Professor George Marshall’s curriculum through his first year
and can’t wait for the rest of his career at RWU.
Angela Ferguson-Martins, a Rhode Island native, is a freshman at Roger Williams University. She is a Public Relations major with a minor in Film Studies and is a member of the university’s Honors Program. An alumni of the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts (JMW) in Pawtucket, RI, Angela’s interest in the arts stems from her over 15 years of competitive dance experience and her conservatory-style training while at JMW. She holds multiple regional dance titles and has been a guest performer at a variety of professional venues, including the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida and on multiple Carnival cruise ships. Currently at RWU, Angela serves as the executive Training Coordinator for the student-run radio station 88.3 FM WQRI, where she is a DJ Host on multiple radio shows. She is also a Writing Tutor in the campus Tutoring Center. Off campus, she is an All Star Teacher and Choreographer at Dance Attitudes in Pawtucket, RI, where she trains dancers of all ages and backgrounds, including competitive dancers. Angela’s interest in film stems from her love for Disney, specifically her fascination with the company’s animated features. She hopes to someday work for the Walt Disney Company’s public relations team in Burbank, CA. For business inquiries, Angela can be contacted at email@example.com.
Our Collaborative Partners:
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.