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Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film (RIFF)

Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film (RIFF)

Beginning with a grand gala on August 6th and continuing until August 11th, it is all about film in Rhode Island. A brilliant and memorable selection of Premiere short films from around the world await audiences at the gala opening night of the 37th Anniversary of the Flickers Arts Collaborative. Help to discover what will be the next Academy Award winners.

The Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), has secured its place in the global community as the portal for the best in international independent cinema, earning the respect of domestic and foreign filmmakers, filmgoers and trend watchers. RIIFF is widely recognized as a credentialed, industry-friendly launch pad for the work of exceptional emerging talent. This confluence of art and commerce brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members in record numbers last year.

Ranked as one of the top 10 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is a qualifying festival for the Live Action, Animated and Documentary Short Film Academy Awards through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). It is also a qualifying event for the Canadian Screen Awards. There are only 10 film festivals worldwide that share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England.

RIIFF is truly a place where the stars align!

The Main Festival takes place every August and sidebar events occur throughout the year. For more information about this year’s festival, and a complete schedule, go to: www.rifilmfest.org. Here is this year's promotional clip - we love it!