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Providence, RI 02903
tel: 401/861-4445
401/490-6735 (f)


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PO Box 162

Newport, RI 02840 USA

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36 Rhode Island Avenue,

Newport, RI 02840



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2010 Edition: Version 6.0

Our favorite DJ and podscaster, Toni Pennacchia, interviews a visiting filmmaker

• Click here for the downloadable entry form...



Students in Film Studies, Media and Communications at New England Colleges and Universities have a unique film competition that is geared strictly for their work. The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival is pleased to announce its fourth annual New England Student Film Festival. This competition-based event will again be launched in August of 2010 as part of the annual RIIFF, August 10-15th and from there expand into year round programming, with screenings, classes and forums.


According to Michael Drywa, Esq., Board President of the Rhode Island International Film Festival, “We are excited to continue this unique sidebar to our Festival. Given the number of students in the region who major in Communication, Film Studies and media arts, our goal is to provide a solid platform that honors and encourages their work, while promoting networking and professional growth.”


Cited as one of the “Best International Film Festivals in the United States,” by Chris Gore of Film Threat, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is the largest film festival in New England screening a record 235 films in 2009. Now, in its 14th year, RIIFF celebrates the independent spirit in filmmakers throughout the world and is dedicated to the creation of opportunities for artistic exchange among filmmakers, distributors, movie-lovers and the film community at large.


Of special note, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences selected to recognize the RIIFF as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category for the Annual Academy Awards. With more than 7,000 film festivals worldwide, only 63 have this distinct recognition. RIIFF is the only Festival in New England with this distinction.


The deadline for entry to the Annual New England Student Film Festival is June 15th (postmark date.)


Please contact us directly if you still want to submit a film to RIIFF 2010, click here

RIIFF is offering a special reduced entry fee of $25 for this competition. Student Filmmakers can down load the application form here.


Filmmakers chosen as part of the festival will be notified in mid-July by the Festival’s programming staff. Special screenings of accepted work will take place on Friday through Sunday, August 13-15th at venues throughout the city of Providence. Note that all applicants must either be registered at a New England institution of higher education or a recent graduate (within the last two years.)

The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival, sponsored in part by the City of Providence, the Providence Tourism Council, SONY, Rule/Boston Camera, HB Communications, Avid, FInal Draft, Stella Artois, Amtra, and NBC10, has gained a widespread reputation for its dedication to the interaction between the filmmakers and the audience.

• Click here for the downloadable entry form...


For more information, please contact us at

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival

New England Student Film Festival

PO Box 162

Newport, RI 02840

Office: 83 Park Street, Suite 1

Providence, RI 02903

T: 401.861.4445 ~ F: 401.490-6735




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