Honoring those who make a difference...
at The Rhode Island International Film Festival, the Vortex, Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival, the Roving Eye Film Festival, the RIIFF Screenplay Competition, and the Film Industry
FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival presented its
first Lifetime Achievement Award in
2000 to the late Academy-Award winning actress, Patricia Neal. A Scholarship Fund was also established in Ms. Neal's
The 2001 recipient was acclaimed director, Blake Edwards.
The recipient for 2003 was the venerable Academy Award
nominated actor, Seymour Cassel.
In 2004, indie legend, Kim Chan received the prestigious
award. In 2006, the award went to celebrated actress, Cicely Tyson. In 2009, the award went to acting legend, Ernest Borgnine. In 2011, the award went to actor Paul Sorvino, and actor/SAG/Indie President, Ken Howard. In 2014, actor/artist/activist, Theo Bikel was the recipient. In 2017, the award became the Gilbert Stuart Artistic Vision Lifetime Achievement Award with special effects icon, Douglas Trumbull as the recipient.
In 2000, FLICKERS presented its first Creative
Vision Award. The recipient was Elaine Lorillard,
founder of the Newport Jazz Festival. In 2005, the winner
was German director, Rosa von Praunheim. In 2006 the award went to Rhode Island director, Michael Corrente. In 2008, actress Blythe Danner accepted the accolade to an SRO crowd at the Columbus Theatre Arts Center. In 2010, the award was presented to actor, Jonathan Katz. In 2011, the recipient was actor/director, Federico Castelluccio.
In 2013, the award was presented to actor, Ioan Gruffudd. The recipient in 2014 was publisher, Carol Patton.
The Crystal Image Award for Excellence was created to recognize an emerging artist whose outstanding work and vision epitomizes a new voice that must be heard. The award was inaugurated
in 2004. Zach Braff and Michael Showalter received this
award in 2004 and 2005, respectively. In 2009, the award went to composer, Klaus Badelt. In 2010, noted children's author and newly minted filmmaker, Sandra Boynton was the recipient. In 2011, actor/director, Rupert Friend, received the honor. In 2013, the actors CJ. Adams & Robert Capron were the recipients.
The FLICKERS Nathanael Greene Humanitarian Award was created to acknowledge the work of
industry members who selflessly gave of themselves to
better the community and world around them. Actor, Danny
Trejo, was the first recipient in 2005.
In 2008, FLICKERS introduced the George M. Cohan Ambassador Award which is presented semi-annually to an outstanding artist whose work, passion, and drive epitomizes a level of excellence which reflects creatively on their Rhode Island roots. The first recipient was actor, Richard Jenkins. In 2010, the winners were Rhode Island artists, Jon and Betty-Jane Berberian. In 2011, the recipient was Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office. In 2012, the winner was Nancy Carriuolo, the President, Rhode Island College.
The Roger Williams Independent Voice Award was first introduced in 2099 to recognize an outstanding individual whose vision promotes tolerance, compassion and understanding. The first recipient was noted Japanese-American athlete, Wat Misaka. In 2010, the award went to actress/writer, Marlyn Mason. In 2012, the award was presented to acclaimed actress, Barbara Meek of Trinity Repertory Company. In 2013, the award was presented to writer/author, G. Wayne Miller. Singer/actor/teacher, Eric R. Bronner was the award's recipient in 2014.
In 2010, FLICKERS introduced the
LOUISE AND NEIL TILLOTSON AWARD at the NORTH COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL which is presented annually to celebrate the passion of creativity within the world of cinema and the arts. The first recipient was writer/director, Chris Sparling.
MORE ABOUT FLICKERS AWARDS:
Some of our annual film awards ~
Best ExperimentalBest Animation Best Editing Best Comedy Short
RIIFF Environmental Focus
Best Screenplay (Film Production)
Best Local Film/New Director
PROVIDENCE FILM FESTIVAL Award
RIIFF's Student Filmmaking Achievement Award
Viola M. Marshall Audience Choice Awards
Note that only official
entrants to the Festivals are eligble for juried
awards. All official
entrant films are also eligible for
Audience Choice Awards.
History of the FLICKERS Awards:
• 2017 Films • Screenplay • Vortex • Roving Eye
• 2016 Films • Screenplay • Vortex • Roving Eye
• 2015 Films • Screenplay • Vortex • Roving Eye
• 2014 Films • Screenplay • Horror
• 2013 Films • Screenplay • Horror • Roving Eye • SpotlightRI
• 2012 Films • Screenplay • Horror
• 2011 Films • Screenplay • Horror • North Country
• 2010 Films • Screenplay • Horror • Roving Eye • North Country
• 2009 Films • Screenplay • Horror • Roving Eye
• 2008 Films • Screenplay • Horror • Roving Eye
• 2007 Films • Screenplay • Horror • Roving Eye
• 2006 Films • Screenplay • Horror • Roving
2005 Films • Screenplay • Horror
2004 Films • Screenplay • Horror
2003 Films • Screenplay • Horror
2002 Films • Screenplay • Horror
2001 Films • Screenplay • Horror
1999 Films (see list of films presented)
• 1998 Films (see list of films presented)
• 1997 Films (no awards given, see list of films presented)