April 16-22, 2018
This Year's Program Celebrates the Power of Art and Culture in Affecting Positive Change
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.
Those Creating the 2018 Festival:
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Anas Alfeez is a senior student at Roger Williams University. Majoring in criminal justice and minor in psychology. His interest in criminal justice Led him to explore the film industry because he thinks every film has a massage that he could learn from. Anas thinks films are not made for just an enjoyment but also for an education about different culture, believes, and societies. By the time he started his education at Roger Williams University he played for an actor rule in a short film about the importance of good parenting. Anas enjoys fictional movies more than anything else, because in his point of view, he thinks reality is so boring to be watched. Anas Alfeez can be reached at the following.
Chris Aquina was born on May 21, 1996 in Westchester County. He is the son of John and Laura Aquina, as well as a brother to Emily. He attended Roger Williams University and studied Finance and Management. He enjoys the little things in life such as time with his friends and family, summers on the beach, and the New York Yankees. He also enjoys fishing, playing all types of sports, and cooking. He is currently a part of the Financial Management Association and the Men’s Club Volleyball Team. He is looking to work in the for the Hudson Valley Renegades minor league baseball team when he graduates as a salesman, marketer, or financial manager. If you would like to connect with Chris, please look him up on LinkedIn and message him for any questions or opportunities.
Matthew Burbine is a sophomore at Roger Williams University. He is majoring in public relations and minoring in political science. He is originally from Abington, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. This is his first year taking part in the Roving Eye Film Festival. He has always loved movies and has always been interested in the inner workings of the film industry. He hopes to one day work in the film industry as a public relations or marketing consultant.
Jake Chipkin. is from Rocky Hill, Connecticut. He transferred to Roger Williams University from Dean College in Franklin Massachusetts. He has had an individualized major centered around communications. Currently he is enrolled in two film courses. Growing up in a large family, with two younger sisters and an older brother, movies played a big role in his daily life. he always remembered being interested in things that made him laugh. The comedies of Adam Sandler played a big role in his young adult life. Action films shipped his middle school years as his parents would load the kids up in their Cadillac and drive Jake and his friends to the cinema in Berlin, Connecticut. Every time there was a new action films based on a marvel comic he was there. When Jake was not studying and watching the latest action packed film or laughing at one of Adam Sandler's classic comedies he was always busy with either basketball or golf. Friends and relatives are kindly asked to observe his memorial services at Temple Beth El in Branford CT .
My name is Mark Donovan and I am a Freshman currently enrolled at Roger Williams University from the Greater Boston area. Presently I am majoring in communications and I hope to branch off into a division that works with film executives/ studios promoting their films through advertisement or written articles. I have always been passionate of the film industry for its creative aspects and its unparalleled ability to elicit some of the most profound emotional feelings from a viewer. When I am outside of school and my studies, you may often find me playing hockey or watching films/content from content creators on various platforms. I am incredibly grateful to be a part of the processual curation of film festivals and I look forward to promoting the upcoming Vortex Film Festival on campus.
Alexandra Ende, 21, of Milford, Connecticut, is a senior at Roger Williams University majoring in public relations with a double minor in marketing and graphic design. Alexandra has excellent time management skills, and is great at coming up with creative, innovative ideas for a client. She holds a work-study position at the university’s Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Department where she assists certified athletic trainers. Alexandra is also secretary of the National Communication Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta. Back in Connecticut, Alexandra interned for Couture Fitness, a boutique gym, where she worked as the social media and public relations assistant. Her goal after college is to work within the fashion or beauty industry as a specialist. Alexandra looks forward to assisting with the development of the Roving Eye Film Festival in the spring of 2018. For more information, you can visit her LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandraendepr/ or you can check out her fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog on Instagram @metroexpression.
Amanda Farrow is a Junior at Roger Williams University pursuing a BA degree in Public Relations with a minor in management and core concentration in visual arts. She was born and raised in Tyngsborough, MA. Amanda has a passion for communications, event planning and photography. She hopes to gain knowledge and experience from the Roving Eye International Film Festival. After graduation, Amanda hopes to begin her career in the PR world.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kenneth Kramer, known by his family and peers as “KJ,” is a New Jersey native attending Roger Williams University as a junior undergraduate. KJ is pursuing a career in Historic Preservation, a field that inspired him due to a passion for architecture. During his time in college, he discovered a love for watching and creating film content. KJ is a member of photography club and works at the campus rec center. He hopes to pursue film in conjunction with historic preservation. He enjoys photography, music, and movies.
Kelsey Piazza was born on September 17, 1995. At age 22, she is the youngest daughter of her loving parents John and Angelyn Piazza and has a 27-year-old sister Kimberly Piazza. She has resided in Windham, New Hampshire most of her life, but was originally from Massachusetts where her whole family lives. She has a special place in her heart for Bristol, Rhode Island where she attends Roger Williams University for a degree in Graphic Design Communications and a minor in Marketing. She has a passion in Graphic Design that flourished through her love for art when she was younger. She continues to concentrate her studies in film and visual arts classes. You can find Kelsey relaxing at the beach or pool during the summer months or socializing with her friend’s year around at local coffee shops. She may be quiet when you first meet her, but her friendly and caring personality lights up a room once you get to know her. Connect with Kelsey Piazza on her LinkedIn page.
Rosie Stevens is a sophomore at Roger Williams University. She is double majoring in PR and Classics: the study of ancient language and history. She is minoring in Film Studies. She is the secretary of Eta Sigma Phi Theta Gamma chapter. She holds the position of president of the RWU Film Production Collaborative on campus and also finance chair for the Student Senate. She dances on the RWU Hawkettes Dance Team. On Fridays she host a radio show on WQRI student radio called A Reel Life, a radio show all about Film and TV. Her hometown is Cape Elizabeth, Maine. She does film editing for many organizations on campus. She is very excited to be creating the Roving Eye Film Festival this year. Twitter: Rosie_stevens14; Instagram:Rosiestevens6 Facebook/Linkedin: Rosie Stevens
Carolyn Terry is a graphic design student with a double minor in film studies and computer science, set to graduate in 2020. She has many interests including drawing, photography, and travel. In the spring semester of her junior year, she will be traveling to Australia to see the culture and of course all the unique features of Australia. In the future, she would like to move out to the LA area and follow her interest in video production. One of her goals is to help produce a mainstream movie or television show as well as inspire and influence others to chase their aspirations.
Lauren Utecht was born and raised in Mt. Sinai, New York and a is member of the Roger Williams University graduating class of 2018. She passionate about multimedia journalism and production as she believes both fields help others have their voices heard and allow audiences to explore different experiences, which entertains, educates and even inspires others. Lauren was able to put her passion and skills to use through internships such as at WPRI-TV, FOX Providence and Times Beacon Record Newspapers, which led to an opportunity to work on her first documentary film this past summer. Throughout her academic and professional life, Lauren has been consistently praised for delivering messages in impactful and visually compelling ways when it comes to storytelling. Lauren also has a knack for traveling and has spent a semester in Florence, Italy and loves spending time with her family.
Stephanie Ward is a Junior at Roger Williams University. She is from Marlborough, Massachusetts and is majoring in Communications and Media Studies and minoring in Film Studies. This is Stephanie’s first time working at the Roving Eye Film Festival and she hopes to learn about what it takes to put together a successful film festival. Stephanie hopes to one day work for in TV and to help produce content for worldwide consumers.
Hoss Wheeler was a senior at Roger Williams University. He was finalizing his degree in architecture with a minor in visual arts: film and animation and a concentration in art and architectural history. He intended to go on to get his masters in animation and hoped to eventually work on a cartoon television show. Hoss particularly enjoyed creating animations out of improvised/found audio. He had always been passionate about animation, specifically 2D, and grew up creating his own comic books. He planned to use the work ethic and history he learned in the architecture program to help pursue his goal of becoming an animator. His work and contact information is available at hosswheeler.myportfolio.com.
Emily Whitehead is currently a sophomore at Roger Williams pursuing a degree in political science. She is from Plainville, MA. On campus, she is a loyal member of the Film Production Collaborative and Screenwriters Guild. In her spare time, Emily is also part of the student-run radio station 88.3FM WQRI, where she hosts ‘Waxing Gibbous,’ a radio show centered around the moon. When she is not talking about the moon or her cats, Emily can be found waiting in suspense for the next Marvel movie to come out. Through her participation in the curation of the Roving Eye Film Festival, Emily hopes to gain a better understanding of the process of festival production and watch some really cool films along the way.
Student Consultants for Roving Eye 2018:
Gabriela DiNobile is a junior at Roger Williams University majoring in Public Relations with
minors in Spanish and Film Studies. She is from Cranston, Rhode Island. Gabriela has many
involvements on campus, being the Public Relations manager for RWU Love Your Melon
Crew, as well as holding the position of Student Orientation Coordinator for Roger
Williams University’s New Student and Family Orientation Program. Gabriela also holds a
work study position in the university’s Student Programs and Leadership office. She looks
forward to gaining insight in Public Relations and Film Studies this semester through
assisting with the Roving Eye Film Festival.
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.
Our Collaborative Partners:
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.