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RIIFF 2018 Team



George T. Marshall aboutemail
Flickers Arts Collaborative

Michael F. Drywa, Jr., Esq.about email
Legal Counsel

(Advisory Board members, click here)


Shawn Quirk about email

Flickers Arts Collaborative

Gabriela DiNobile aboutemail

Flickers Arts Collaborative



Timothy Haggertyaboutemail

Flickers Arts Collaborative


Lawrence J. Andradeaboutemail
Staffing, Events, Flickers Arts Collaborative



Dr. J. Scott Oberackeraboutemail

Flickers Arts Collaborative / Johnson & Wales University



Reshad Kulenovic about • email


Katherine Reaves

Mary L. McSally

Timothy Haggerty

Shawn Quirk


Zoey (Xuezhao) Wang • about • email

Ph.D. Student, URI/RIC Ph.D. in Education Program

Harrington School of Communications & Media, University of Rhode Island



Duncan Putneyemail

Andre Stark •

George T. Marshall aboutemail

Shawn Quirk about email

Timothy Haggerty email



Duncan Putneyabout email

Flickers Arts Collaborative



Eric R. Bronnerabout

Mary Beth Kim



Robert Capron, Brown University

Anna Craven, Brandeis University



Gabriela Dinobile

Shawn Drywa

Andrew Lund

Shawn Quirk

J. Scott Oberacker


Online Adjudicators

Joan Abram

Lawrence J. Andrade

Gary Armitage

Victoria Barzin

Jordan Bayne

Fatma Ghailan Benajiba

Jeremy Campbell

Demetria J. Carr

Russell Chabot

Johanna Church

Carol Conley

Frank DiCataldo

Jack Doyle

Don Fowler

Robert Giordani

Adam Grenier

Timothy Haggerty

Shannon Hookanson

Jill Jones

Ray Lepre

Darrell Lievense

Gleb Lyamenkoff

Ahmed Khawaja

Bob Manley

Georgia Markell

Jim & Gay Maxwell

Louis McCullagh

Michele Meek

Alexandra Muskat

Kamille Gentles-Peart

Dana Neugent

J. Scott Oberacker

Joe Pedro

David Prata

Shawn Quirk

Arthur Read

Gina Richards

Peter Spameni

Rob Simpson

Ken Tyson

Paul A. West

Tom Zorabedian


Official Festival Photographer

Mike Braca


Additional Photographers

Jonathan Beller

Amanda Morin

Elizabeth Oberacker

Shawn Quirk

Paul Ruggeri


William Timoney • about • email

Horror Film Festival Advisor


Jamie Millmather

Rachel Cicerone

Official Hair/Makeup artists



Steven Feinberg, Honorary Chair

Michael Drywa, Esq.

Lawrence Andrade

Carol Conley

Dr. Ana Cella Grenier

Adam Grenier

George T. Marshall

Dean Mistretta, Consultant

J. Scott Oberacker

Shawn Quirk

Duncan Putney



Summer 2018


Nicholas Cohelo


Faythanne Fallon


Eily Jones


Angela Ferguson-Martins


Caitlin Isles


Isabella Deleo

Programming Associate


Madeline Kahn


Stephanie Ploof


Elle Schaffhauser, Marketing Coordinator


Winter/Spring 2018

Gabbi Dinobile

Public Relations and Events Associate



Nicole Andreson

Development and Events Associate


Isabella Deleo

Programming Associate


Max Schlichtmann

Traffic Associate


Elle Shannon

Events Associate


Fall 2017

Gabbi DiNobile

Public Relations and Events Associate



Jessica Krawiec

Event Planning/Marketing Associate



Summer 2017


Natalie Agbele

Public Relations and Volunteer Coordinator



Robert Capron

KidsEye and Youth Jury Coordinator



Anna Craven

Sponsorship and Development Associate



Faythann Fallon

ScriptBiz and Print Traffic Associate



Gabbi DiNobile

Public Relations and Events Associate



Patricia Stromgren Shea

Film Forum and Print Traffic Associate



Haley Noviello

Sponsorship and Development Associate



Sarah White

KidsEye and Youth Jury Coordinator



Karis Yu

Public Relations and Audience Development Associate



Winter/Spring 2017:


Francis Ferdinand, Special Projects Associate, Roger Williams University

Alanna Hammond, Events /Sponsorship Associate, Roger Williams University

Tyler Rex McCoy, Development Associate, Roger Williams University


Summer 2016:


claraClara Anton

Print Traffic/Promotions Associate

Clara is a French student in cultural management at Aix-Marseille University, this is my fifth and last internship. I have significant experience in the film industry, having worked as an intern in the production company, 2017 FILMS, and in the promotion agency, MERCREDI. I am also a volunteer and participate in film festivals like the Cannes Film Festival and the Lyon Lumière Film Festival in France. I will graduate in September and I am looking for a job in a production or distribution company.



nickBNicholas Brown

Audience Development/Symposiums Associate

Nicholas Brown is student at Ithaca College in New York where he is a Cinema and Photography major and also Creative Writing minor. He is from Portsmouth, Rhode Island, where he has lived his entire life. He has enjoyed watching films since he was very young and that fostered his passion to become a filmmaker. Going into his senior year of college he has been apart of many student films at his college.


In his directorial debut, his film Crave, of which he also wrote, headlined the Cinema Production 2 Screening during Ithaca College’s final week of screenings. After realizing that directing was not for him, he devoted more time to learning about the camera and its relation to the film. He was the director of photography for Relinquish, which was screened at the Best of Park screening at Ithaca College. His favorite film is Stand by Me.


JuliaJulia Dunlavey

Filmmaker Relations Associate

Julia is the Filmmaker Relations Associate on the Print Trafficking team. She is a rising senior at Colby College studying Neuroscience and Film. Her film classes and a field trip to the Sundance Film Festival inspired her to scrap her (already tentative) plans for med school and learn everything she could about the world of festival programming. She is especially interested in showing films to long-term patients in hospitals or assisted living centers. In her free time, she likes to run and make friendship bracelets (not at the same time).


FrancisFrancis Ferdinand

Special Projects Associate

Francis is a senior at Roger Williams University. Francis is a Music major with a double minor in Film Studies and English Literature. This is Francis’s third year working with the Roving Eye International Film Festival. She has worked with many different facets of the worlds of film and music. She has been trained in classical vocal styling and been showcased in twice in Roger Williams University’s Student Academic Showcase. Francis’s hopes to merge her love of film and music after graduation. She hope to one day either compose for film or work within the film festival world.


alannaAlanna Hammond

Events /Sponsorship & Volunteer Coordinator Associate

Alanna Hammond is a senior at Roger Williams University. She is an English Literature major with a business minor. After attending the Roving Eye Film Festival on the Roger Williams University campus, Alanna became interested in the Rhode Island International Film Festival. She hopes to gain a greater knowledge of the inner workings of the festival and apply it to life beyond graduation.




BenBen Marzilli

KidsEye/Youth Jury Associate

Ben is a student filmmaker, with a focus on writing and directing. He graduated from North Kingstown High School as part of the Rhode Island Honor Society. There he received the Excellence in Topics of Literature award his senior year. As well as writing and directing his own short films, he made a National training video for Addiction Symposiums, Alcohol and Substance Abuse. While attending high school he worked as a Production Assistant on the film Almost Mercy. Currently he is enrolled in Emerson College’s Visual Media Arts Film Production program working towards his BA degree, and a future career in the film industry. For RIIFF, he now works on the Kidseye film camp as well as the Youth Jury Program.


jenna2Jenna O'Connell

Print Traffic/Promotions Associate

Jenna is currently a senior at the University of Rhode Island, majoring in Film Studies. She worked as a counselor at the KidsEye Filmmaking Camp last year. She will continue to work at the camp this year as well as be the Trafficking and Programming Associate for RIIFF. After graduation, Jenna hopes to work in the film industry as a writer/director.





Winter/Spring 2016:

Hannah Camell, University of Rhode Island, Communication Associate

Jenna O'Connell, University of Rhode Island, Communication Associate

Mame Kyereme, Bryant University, Communication Associate


Fall/Winter 2015 / 2016:

Ally Fellela, Rhode Island College, Communication Associate

Nicole Pamukcu, Roger Williams University, Communication Associate

Jake Weeks, Roger Williams University, Communication Associate


Summer 2015:


mylesMyles Daigneault, Sponsorship and Development Associate

Myles is twenty years old, and is a rising senior Biology major at Stonehill College in Easton, MA. He is a Rhode Island native, residing in Burrillville. He has been interested in film since a young age, and hopes to work in the film industry after college.





mollieMollie Forman, Marketing Associate

Mollie Forman is a rising senior at Brown University, she is concentrating in American Studies with a focus on gender in popular culture. A lover of anything apocalyptic, she is proud to have seen Pacific Rim five times in theaters, and hopes to continue in the film festival industry for many years.





paigePaige Frankovich, Youth Programs Associate

Paige is a rising senior at Southern Illinois University studying Cinema, focusing on Narrative and Documentary. She hopes to pursue a job in development/ producing for Television or Films after graduation. She is currently working as a Coordinating Producer for a PBS Television show, Scholastic Hi-Q, as well as for RIIFF, which is a great opportunity for learning more about development. She is very excited to be working at the Festival this summer.


Paige is originally from Narragansett Rhode Island.


alexAlexandra Fugere, Traffic Associate

Alexandra is a rising junior at the University of Southern California. She majoring in Theater with an emphasis in Acting and minoring in Cinematic Arts. Alexandra states, "I am so excited to be working with the festival this summer as a Trafficking and Programming Associate. I am very thankful for the opportunity to interact with both the films and the filmmakers, as well as the chance to see what goes into putting on a festival!"





cameronCameron Jacobsen, Print Traffic Associate

Cameron studies Media and Communication at Johnson & Wales University. His interest in film led him to the trafficking internship with the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival. His responsibilities include communicating with filmmakers and assisting in programming for the main festival as well as many side-bar events hosted by RIIFF.






MHUBERMichael Huber, Technical Operations Associate

Michael is a Journalism & Multimedia Production Major at Roger Williams in the Class of 2017. As a self-professed geek, Michael plays video games, watches videos and movies, reading articles and news stories, and listens to music. When he's not consuming media, he's learning how to make it, from video and audio editing, to music composition and professional writing. Michael is currently contributing his time and energy into making RIIFF an exceptional event this year while learning important skills.





devinDevin Karambelas, Public Relations/Trafficking Associate

Devin is a Traffic/Programming Associate at RIIFF. A Rhode Island native, she recently graduated from the University of Vermont and plans to pursue a Master's in Film Exhibition/Curation at the University of Edinburgh next year. Devin previously worked as an assistant producer at Vermont Public Radio and has contributed articles to WGBH, USA TODAY, Offprint Magazine and The Vermont Cynic.






sarahSarah Reid, Communications Major, RWU, Volunteer Associate

Sarah is originally from Connecticut but is a rising senior at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. A Global Communications major and a Film Studies minor, she is excited to be working with RIIFF as the volunteer coordinator and hopes to work in the film industry after school.







elleSElle Schaffhauser, Marketing Associate

Elle will be a junior at Roger Williams University in the fall, majoring in Marketing and double minoring in Spanish and Film Studies. She is the current vice president of the Roger Williams University Film Production Collaborative, and creates and edits short films with the Collaborative throughout the school year. She is originally from Mansfield, Connecticut.






nilandaNilanda Sutoumaleee, Events Management Associate

Nilanda is entering her senior year at Rhode Island College, with anticipated degrees in mass media communications and management. Nilanda is a self proclaimed dork and foodie, spending her free time making cosplays to attend comic conventions, and exploring local restaurants. Here at RIIFF she is working on audience and sponsorship development.








Winter/Spring 2015:

Alexandra Haase, Marketng Associate, Ithaca College

David Catterson, Sponsorship and Development Associate, University of Rhode Island

Oscar Gonzalez-Canete, Events Management Associate, Bryant University

Haley Stamp, Public Relations Associate, University of Rhode Island

R.J. Scofield, Public Relations Associate, Roger Williams University

Cameron Jacobsen, Print Trafficking Associate, Johnson & Wales University


Fall/Winter 2014 / 2015:

Michael Bizzaco, Public Relations Associate, University of Rhode Island

Sélina Boye, Audencia Nantes École de Management, France

Jonathan Prescott, Marketing Associate, Ithaca College


Summer 2014:

Michael Bizzaco, University of Rhode Island
Chelsea Boulrisse, Roger Williams University, Public Relations Associate

Sélina Boye, Audencia Nantes École de Management, France

Noelle Buabbud, Lesley University College of Art and Design

Andrew Burgess, Roger Williams University

Julia Kelly, Brown University, Events Associate

Xenja Lindberg, Roger Williams University, Public Relations Associate

Mike Morrone, Quinnipiac University

Jose Alfredo Garcia Muñoz, Universidad del Valle de Atemajac, Guadalajara, Mexico

Marie Anne Omnes, Université catholique de l'Ouest, France

Meghan Petrell, Roger Williams University

Amber Ramundo, Roger Williams University


Winter/Spring 2014:

Noelle Buabbud, Lesley College, Traffic Associate

Jeff Buttel, Lesley College, Grants/Development Associate

Ross Fitzgerald, Roger Williams University, Graphic Design Associate


Fall/Winter 2013 / 2014:

Stefan Correia, University of Rhode Island, Public Relations and Development Associate

Xuan Nguyen, Roger Williams University, Financial Associate & Volunteer Coordinator

Nickolas Palermo, Roger Williams University, Assistant to the Executive Director




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