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Virtual Summer Program

July 18-22, 2022 - Only $100







KidsEye™Celebrates 24 Years of Creativity

KidsEye™ is an intensive and fun five-day summer workshop that will be held Virtually/Online in and exposes young people to the basic elements of the filmmaking process. This year we offer a special Master Class that will see the completed work showcased online.

"Well, my dream is to be a director, which hopefully I will accomplish one day and

I’ve always loved working with movies. I just want to be in show business when I grow up.”
-- James, a 13 year old filmmaker from Cranston.

“It’s a good experience because kids like to do this and there’s a place where

they can come to hang out and do what they love most, making movies and stuff.”
-- Taylor, a 13 year old cinematographer from Harrisville

The Next Summer Filmaking Camp Dates: July 18-22 , 2022
Our Location: ONline at The Virtual Vets, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI
2022 Cost: $100.00





About the 2022 Virual Summer Workshop

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What is the KidsEye Workshop?


The Flickers' KidsEye Filmmaking Workshop for Summer 2022 will be a collaboration with The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), and the Rhode Island Film and Television Office, offers a unique opportunity for college, high school and middle school students to learn the ins and outs of film production. This year, based on demand, it will be a virtual event.


Students will work with our team of instructors to write, shoot and edit a short film that will then be showcased as part of the annual Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) in August.


At the conclusion of the 5-day program, students will have completed several short films that they will be able to use as a portfolio piece when looking to further their film education or search for roles within the creative industry.


The design of this workshop is to introduce students to the possibilities of filmmaking as a form of creative expression using the resources already available to them. There is no better time than now to spark a lifelong passion in filmmaking.


1. INTRODUCTORY - Geared for ages 8-12.


2. ADVANCED - Geared for ages 13-17.


3. COLLEGE - Geared for ages 18-21 (and beyond)



Tuition is a reduced rate of $100 and must be paid in full with this application. Should you choose to withdraw your reservation, a deposit of $50 will be retained, and you will be refunded the balance up until two weeks prior to the camp after which there there will be no refunds. The deposit will not be refunded in any event including withdrawal, absence or dismissal. Our program is designed to give participants a sense of freedom, respect, creativity and personal responsibility. We reserve the right to dismiss a camper when his/her actions show disrespect for other people or the instructor.

The 2022 KidsEye™ Sponsors:

The Vets

Rhode Island Film and Television Office

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA)


Rule Boston Camera


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Staff Bios:


reshadReshad Kulenovic, MFA

Program Director

Reshad Kulenovic is a writer/director based in Bosnia and the United States He has worked in the production department of numerous films and TV shows, including THE EDUCATION OF CHARLIE BANKS and in the camera department for the Newport Jazz Festival. He has been awarded the Antonio Cirino Memorial Art Fellowship and the University of Rhode Island gave him the first ever President's Award for Excellence in Film. For his short film SNOVI he became one of the first artists to be funded by the Heinrich Boll Foundation. Another producer of SNOVI was the Centre Andre Malraux Sarajevo, which also produced Jean-Luc Godard's NOTRE MUSIQUE. SNOVI has played 20 international film festivals and was awarded a Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival. SNOVI was nominated for a 2011 Student Academy Award.


Reshad was a 2011-2012 RISCA Film Fellow, writing his follow up film while teaching in the Film Media program at the University of Rhode Island. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival.


For more information got to: www.snovifilm.com


S.OberackerJ. Scott Oberacker, Ph.D.

Educational Outreach Director

Scott has recently joined as Flickers' Educational Outreach Director, where he works to develop and maintain the festivals’ educational outreach programs as well as aids in the selection and adjudication of the festival’s films. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has worked as a film scholar and teacher for many years. His writing on film has appeared in a number of scholarly journals and he is currently co-editing a book on the television series, Friday Night Lights. Most recently, Scott taught film and media courses at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI, where he also helped to coordinate the Roving Eye Film Festival and the Tournées French Film Festival, in conjunction with RIIFF. Scott is currently an Assistant Professor of Communications at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI.


shawnShawn Quirk, MFA

Program Co-Director

Shawn is an independent filmmaker, artist and scholar who has directed a number of short films and short documentaries. After receiving his Bachelors of Science in Film Production from Boston University, he worked for two years as an English assistant in France at the Cité Scolaire Vauban in Givet. During his time abroad he became involved with a number of film productions in both Belgium and France, which included camera work for the two time Palme d'or winning Dardennes Brothers on their most recent film "The Kid with the Bike." Shawn became a part of the Flickers team in the Fall of 2011, and is now the Program Director for Flickers and oversees the Rhode Island International Film Festival and the Vortex, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival. As a filmmaker and noted editor in his own right, Shawn's goal is to help discover the next generation of auteurs, the new voices of independent cinema. Shawn recently completed his MFA at Lesley University. To email Shawn: click here.


2022 Guest Speakers/Educators:




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


KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Workshop

P.O. Box 162, Newport, RI 02840

RIIFF Offices: 83 Park Street, Suite 5, Providence, RI 0290

t. 401.861.4445 / f. 401.490.6735



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