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2014 Flickers Youth Film Jury

Discover the art, craft and creatvity of film in southern New England

A Student Run and Professionally Mentored Program by Flickers



• Download the 2014 Application Form


Attention Student Film Buffs!

As an important part of our annual community outreach and educational programmimg at Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival, we are pleased to announce an expansion of an exciting program geared just for you.


This year, we are excited to introduce new elements to the Flickers Youth Film Jury Program. This popular program offers local high school students the unique opportunity to participate directly in an internationally recognized, film festival, as well as aid in the festival’s long-standing commitment to supporting creativity and nurturing young talent.


youthThe student jury will be made up of a selected group of Rhode Island high school students who are entering their junior or senior year; though students who have graduated this year are also encouraged to apply.


Accepted applicants will become student jurors in the only OSCAR® qualifying film festival in New England. The students will screen a selection of films (narrative, documentary, shorts), deliberate, and present the Youth Jury Award, at the festival’s award ceremony. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with the various filmmakers, actors, and industry professionals from around the world, as well.


New this year, each youth jury member will become part of our volunteer team and experience how the Festival functions from top to bottom. Jury members will also meet with visiting filmmakers and become part of the team that will introduce each film program and lead filmmaker Q&A's.


This program offers a terrific opportunity for high school students. It will not only make a great addition on the student's resumes and college applications, but it will also expose students to the very large entertainment industry, where they will have the chance to network and make contacts for their future.


The program will be accepting applications through June 13th, 2014. All applications will then be immediately reviewed and acceptance notifications will go out. before the end of the month. The application and additional information will soon be up on our website. Though anyone interested is encourage to e-mail us now. This years festival runs August 5-10th.



The Flickers Youth Jury program was created to support education through the art of film, creating a community outreach, by exposing youth to the world of independent film. Our goal is to expand their knowledge of film and creativity; to nurture and discover the next generation of quality, thoughtful, and creative filmmakers and film enthusiasts, and to provide them with direct contact experience in running an international film festival through volunteerism an team -building.



The youth film jury, is a program that introduces youth to the world of independent film. The program is normally composed of a group of 20-30 students, who attend multiple screenings during the Festival, Q&A’s, and festival events. They will introduce film programming and have the opportunity to lead filmmaker Q&A's. A central goal is to learn to work as a team, to meet throughout the Festival and deliberate, and choose a Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short and Best Short Documentary to receive the Youth Jury award. The youth jury program allows students to network, and make connections for their future.


Note that each Youth Jury Member will attend orientation, volunteer training and commit to 10 hours of volunteer time during the week of the Festival.


Some films which over the years have previously received Student/Youth Jury recognition:


Foster | Jonathan Newman, UK, 2013

Married and Counting | Allan Piper, USA, 2012

Broken Kingdom | Daniel Gillies, USA, 2011

LiTTLEROCK | Mike Ott, USA, 2010

That Evening Sun | Scott Teems

B.O.H.I.C.A | D.J. Paul

Shotgun Stories | Jeff Nichols



Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor | John Wager, USA, 2013

We Live in Public | Ondi Timoner

WAR/DANCE | Sean Fine, Andrea Nix (Honorable Mention)



Rising Hope | Milen Vitanov, Germany, 2012



The Go Doc Project | Cory Krueckeberg, USA, 2013

Rufus Stone | Josh Appignanesi, United Kingdom, 2012



Cold Warrior | Emily Greenwood, UK, 2012

Cowboys and Dissidents | Will Maloney, Ireland, 2012

Natural Selection | Brett Foraker

Hollow | Rob Sorrenti

For more information, call (401) 861-4445 or write to:


Flickers Youth Film Jury

P.O. Box 162, Newport, RI 02840

RIIFF Offices: The Vets, 83 Park Street, 5th Floor, Providence, RI 0290

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