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Rhode Island International Film Festival Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, ranked as one of the top 10 U.S. festivals, is New England’s only Academy Award-qualifying festival.

The Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival 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, film-goers and trend watchers. This confluence of art and commerce brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members. Ranked as o

The Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival 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, film-goers and trend watchers. This confluence of art and commerce brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members. Ranked as o

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We are thrilled to announce that Fall of The Ibis King, directed by Mikai Geronimo and Josh O’Caimh, has won this year’s...
08/26/2022

We are thrilled to announce that Fall of The Ibis King, directed by Mikai Geronimo and Josh O’Caimh, has won this year’s Grand Prize for BEST SHORT ANIMATION — RIIFF’s Official Academy Qualifier.

Congratulations!

We are thrilled to announce that The Fall of the Ibis King, directed by Mikai Geronimo and Josh O’Caimh, has won this ye...
08/26/2022

We are thrilled to announce that The Fall of the Ibis King, directed by Mikai Geronimo and Josh O’Caimh, has won this year’s Grand Prize for BEST SHORT ANIMATION — RIIFF’s Official Academy Qualifier.

Congratulations!

We are so excited to announce that Unidentified Objects, directed by Juan Felipe Zuleta, has won this year’s Grand Prize...
08/25/2022

We are so excited to announce that Unidentified Objects, directed by Juan Felipe Zuleta, has won this year’s Grand Prize for BEST FEATURE.

Congratulations!

It is our pleasure to announce that Almeda, directed by Paul Hairston, has won this year’s Grand Prize for BEST SHORT DO...
08/19/2022

It is our pleasure to announce that Almeda, directed by Paul Hairston, has won this year’s Grand Prize for BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY — RIIFF’s Official Academy Qualifier.

Congratulations!

We are thrilled to announce that Sandstorm, directed by Seemab Gul, has won this year’s Grand Prize for BEST LIVE ACTION...
08/18/2022

We are thrilled to announce that Sandstorm, directed by Seemab Gul, has won this year’s Grand Prize for BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT — RIIFF’s Official Academy Qualifier.

Congratulations!

The 2022 Festival Award winners are now posted on our website.Go to this URL:www.rifilmfest.org
08/15/2022

The 2022 Festival Award winners are now posted on our website.

Go to this URL:

www.rifilmfest.org

We are excited to announce From The Hood To The Holler will be premiering this Sunday. The film was directed by Pat McGe...
08/12/2022

We are excited to announce From The Hood To The Holler will be premiering this Sunday. The film was directed by Pat McGee.

Charles Booker rode to the brink of one of the biggest upsets in political history. The documentary follows his campaign across Kentucky from the most urban to the most rural settings. Booker fights to represent Kentuckians that feel invisible. His message is simple whether you are from the city “Hood,” or the Appalachian “Holler,” you are not invisible.

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Check out a documentary film called The MetallDetektor directed by Brendan Hughes. An Austrian man, obsessed with the cr...
08/12/2022

Check out a documentary film called The MetallDetektor directed by Brendan Hughes.

An Austrian man, obsessed with the crash of B17 near his house during World War II, gathers together everyone affected by the crash for a reconciliation 75 years after the fact.

You certainly don`t want to miss The MetallDeketor premiering this Saturday. Get your tickets now!

We are excited to announce the premiere of Lamya`s Poem directed by Alex Kronemer. LAMYA'S POEM is an inspiring and time...
08/12/2022

We are excited to announce the premiere of Lamya`s Poem directed by Alex Kronemer.

LAMYA'S POEM is an inspiring and timely tale about a 12-year-old Syrian refugee girl named Lamya. When she flees the violence of her country, she is given a book of poetry of the famous
13th-century Poet, Rumi.

Don`t miss Lamya`s Poem premiering this Saturday! Get your tickets now!

Don`t miss the feature film Unidentified Objects which is premiering tonight! This film was directed by Juan Felipe Zule...
08/12/2022

Don`t miss the feature film Unidentified Objects which is premiering tonight! This film was directed by Juan Felipe Zuleta.

A curmudgeonly gay dwarf and an eccentric sex worker are thrown together on a surreal, darkly hilarious road trip that will alter their relationship (and their sense of reality) forever.

Get your tickets now!

We are excited to announce that A Stage of Twilight will be premiering this Saturday ! Barry is confronted with a termin...
08/11/2022

We are excited to announce that A Stage of Twilight will be premiering this Saturday !

Barry is confronted with a terminal diagnosis, he is compelled to make a decision that his wife cannot support. This end-of-life struggle is heightened further when Joey, a neighbor boy who acts as a surrogate son to the childless couple, reaches a critical crossroads for his own future.

Get you tickets now, so you don`t miss the premiere of A Stage of Twilight.

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HARDCORE Flickers proudly presents HARDCORE as a part of RIIFF 2022. Sarah, a young photographer with many tattoos and p...
08/07/2022

HARDCORE

Flickers proudly presents HARDCORE as a part of RIIFF 2022.

Sarah, a young photographer with many tattoos and piercings, falls in love with August, the reckless drummer in a band. Before their love story can play out, she finds herself suspended between, life, death, and motherhood and is forced to make life altering choices.

CANDIDATO 34 Flickers is proud to present CANDIDATO 34 as a part of RIIFF 2022! Bryan Russell is the first person in the...
08/07/2022

CANDIDATO 34

Flickers is proud to present CANDIDATO 34 as a part of RIIFF 2022!

Bryan Russell is the first person in the world with Down syndrome to ever run for public office. CANDIDATO 34 is a documentary short that follows Bryan and his campaign team during the 2020 congressional election in Peru as he attempts to convince a reluctant public that he is capable of being a congressman, and an important voice for change.

CANDIDATO 34 Flickers is proud to present CANDIDATO 34 as a part of RIIFF 2022! Bryan Russell is the first person in the...
08/07/2022

CANDIDATO 34

Flickers is proud to present CANDIDATO 34 as a part of RIIFF 2022!

Bryan Russell is the first person in the world with Down syndrome to ever run for public office. CANDIDATO 34 is a documentary short that follows Bryan and his campaign team during the 2020 congressional election in Peru as he attempts to convince a reluctant public that he is capable of being a congressman, and an important voice for change.

MEAL ON THE PLATE Flickers is happy to present MEAL ON THE PLATE directed by Chenglin Xie. You are what you eat. In a wo...
08/04/2022

MEAL ON THE PLATE

Flickers is happy to present MEAL ON THE PLATE directed by Chenglin Xie.

You are what you eat. In a world where people start to look like the thing they eat the most of, you can take this quite literally. When a newcomer prefers different eating habits, the visible consequences turn the world upside down. It’s a battle between desire and rationality.

BEING MICHELLE Flickers is proud to present BEING MICHELLE directed by Atin Mehra! BEING MICHELLE follows the astounding...
08/04/2022

BEING MICHELLE

Flickers is proud to present BEING MICHELLE directed by Atin Mehra!

BEING MICHELLE follows the astounding journey of a deaf and disabled woman who survived incarceration under unimaginable circumstances by a system that refused to accommodate her needs.

FALL FLOAT FLY We are proud to present FALL FLOAT FLY an animated short directed by Qurratul Ain Saeed. At the speed of ...
08/04/2022

FALL FLOAT FLY

We are proud to present FALL FLOAT FLY an animated short directed by Qurratul Ain Saeed.

At the speed of thought a soul travels through a landscape of dreams, feelings, and spaces. She discovers the darkness and lightness in human life by diving into a fantastical dreamscape and exploring the poetry of contrast.

DRIVE LIKE A GIRL Flickers is proud to present the short doc DRIVE LIKE A GIRL directed by Malcolm Clark as a part of RI...
08/03/2022

DRIVE LIKE A GIRL

Flickers is proud to present the short doc DRIVE LIKE A GIRL directed by Malcolm Clark as a part of RIIFF 2022.

Lin, barely 1.5 meters tall, is a young woman who drives a 10-meter truck every day. Whether it is the hardship of the long-distance journey, the misfortune of the family or the unsuccessful marriage life, none of them has changed Lin’s tenaciousness.

SNOW BURNFlickers is proud to feature Snow Burn, a short by Mathieu Glissant, at the 2022 Rhode Island International Fil...
08/03/2022

SNOW BURN

Flickers is proud to feature Snow Burn, a short by Mathieu Glissant, at the 2022 Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Louise is dragged into her estranged father's world on a tropical island, as he is convinced by a snowy vision that it is her destiny to take over his dying crops.

You can watch the world premiere of Snow Burn at , August 8-14.

OTHER HALF The Rhode Island International Film Festival is pleased to feature Other Half, a short by Lina Kalcheva, in t...
08/03/2022

OTHER HALF

The Rhode Island International Film Festival is pleased to feature Other Half, a short by Lina Kalcheva, in this year’s fest.

As an Individual Being in a world comprised of Merged Couples, Ren longs to find his other half and become complete.

Check out Other Half, and other animated shorts, at , August 8-14!

ENTRANCE OF THE PINK ELEPHANTS We are proud to feature ENTRANCE OF THE PINK ELEPHANTS directed by Tatiana Fedorovskaya a...
08/02/2022

ENTRANCE OF THE PINK ELEPHANTS

We are proud to feature ENTRANCE OF THE PINK ELEPHANTS directed by Tatiana Fedorovskaya as a part of RIIFF 2022.

Three Elephants must entertain super humans today, so they might live tomorrow.

ENTRANCE OF THE PINK ELEPHANTS We are proud to feature ENTRANCE OF THE PINK ELEPHANTS directed by Tatiana Fedorovskaya a...
08/02/2022

ENTRANCE OF THE PINK ELEPHANTS

We are proud to feature ENTRANCE OF THE PINK ELEPHANTS directed by Tatiana Fedorovskaya as a part of RIIFF 2022.

Three Elephants must entertain super humans today, so they might live tomorrow.

GLIDING Flickers is happy to present GLIDING directed by Mika Aberra as a part of RIIFF 2022"Every pilot needs a purpose...
08/02/2022

GLIDING

Flickers is happy to present GLIDING directed by Mika Aberra as a part of RIIFF 2022

"Every pilot needs a purpose. Without a purpose for what you do, it becomes meaningless and your joy suffers." This is the story of Haraldur Unason Diego, also known as the “volcano pilot” in Iceland.

PARROT We are thrilled to announce that Parrot, a short by Kyle B. Thompson, will be featured in this year’s Rhode Islan...
08/02/2022

PARROT

We are thrilled to announce that Parrot, a short by Kyle B. Thompson, will be featured in this year’s Rhode Island International Film Festival.

A drag queen protects a child during a crisis as prejudices reach a breaking point.

You can watch Parrot, and other moving shorts, at , from August 8-14.

MY AI LOVERIt is our pleasure to feature My AI Lover, a documentary short by Chouwa Liang, in this year’s Rhode Island I...
08/02/2022

MY AI LOVER

It is our pleasure to feature My AI Lover, a documentary short by Chouwa Liang, in this year’s Rhode Island International Film Festival.

In My AI Lover, three Chinese women developed their romantic relationships with artificially intelligent virtual partners in real life.

You can catch the East Coast premiere of My AI Lover at , August 8-August 14.

We are excited to announce the premiere of I'm Not Afraid! which is a short animated film directed by Marita Mayer. I'm ...
08/02/2022

We are excited to announce the premiere of I'm Not Afraid! which is a short animated film directed by Marita Mayer.

I'm Not Afraid! sends an important message to the little ones about fear and courage.

You don't want to miss the premiere of I'm Not Afraid this August 8-14.

We are proud to anounce that Help Her Live a short film directed by Frankie Kraft and executive produced by Richard Link...
08/02/2022

We are proud to anounce that Help Her Live a short film directed by Frankie Kraft and executive produced by Richard Linklater will be premiering this August 8-14.

Frankie’s sister, Sammi Kane Kraft who was the star of Bad News Bears was killed in a car accident. Frankie goes on a cross country trip with the intention of meeting the person who received Sammi’s heart from an organ donation.

FINDING DAD We are very excited to announce the RI premiere of FINDING DAD directed by Alana Hutton-Shaw will be feature...
08/02/2022

FINDING DAD

We are very excited to announce the RI premiere of FINDING DAD directed by Alana Hutton-Shaw will be featured at RIIFF 2022.

Anita’s alcoholic mum dies, leaving her with a parting gift she’s always wanted; the name of her real father scribbled on a piece of paper. She sets out to find him immediately, bringing along her hilarious (albeit risk-averse) BFF for the ride.

FINDING DAD We are very excited to announce the RI premiere of FINDING DAD directed by Alana Hutton-Shaw will be feature...
08/02/2022

FINDING DAD

We are very excited to announce the RI premiere of FINDING DAD directed by Alana Hutton-Shaw will be featured at RIIFF 2022.

Anita’s alcoholic mum dies, leaving her with a parting gift she’s always wanted; the name of her real father scribbled on a piece of paper. She sets out to find him immediately, bringing along her hilarious (albeit risk-averse) BFF for the ride.

GHOSTS Flickers is happy to announce the North American premiere of GHOSTS directed by (LA)HORDE – BRUTTI / DEBROUWER / ...
08/02/2022

GHOSTS

Flickers is happy to announce the North American premiere of GHOSTS directed by (LA)HORDE – BRUTTI / DEBROUWER / HAREL as a part of RIIFF 2022.

Ghosts is a new short film by (LA)HORDE with the Ballet national de Marseille soundtracked by Rone and scripted Spike Jonze, filmed in the Palais Longchamp in Marseille. When the Fine Arts Museum closes, figures take over the deserted place, embrace and tear each other, as if to recover their body, until their encounter with the night guard.

GHOSTS Flickers is happy to announce the North American premiere of GHOSTS directed by (LA)HORDE – BRUTTI / DEBROUWER / ...
08/02/2022

GHOSTS

Flickers is happy to announce the North American premiere of GHOSTS directed by (LA)HORDE – BRUTTI / DEBROUWER / HAREL as a part of RIIFF 2022.

Ghosts is a new short film by (LA)HORDE with the Ballet national de Marseille soundtracked by Rone and scripted Spike Jonze, filmed in the Palais Longchamp in Marseille. When the Fine Arts Museum closes, figures take over the deserted place, embrace and tear each other, as if to recover their body, until their encounter with the night guard.

Check out Blue Smoke a short film from New Zealand directed by Ivan Barge. Joe Henare is a caretaker in a rest-home. He ...
08/01/2022

Check out Blue Smoke a short film from New Zealand directed by Ivan Barge.

Joe Henare is a caretaker in a rest-home. He meets Beryl Richwhite who is a resident in the rest home. She mistakes Joe for her ex-husband. Joe sees a picture of what her ex looked like and realizes he looks a lot like him. He pretends to be him and tells her why he left. Joe avoids getting too close to Beryl since she is ill and has a short amount of time left to live.

Don`t miss the premiere of Blue Smoke this August 8-14.

We are excited to announce that Brothers a feature film directed by Darkhan Tulegenov will be premiering this August 8-1...
08/01/2022

We are excited to announce that Brothers a feature film directed by Darkhan Tulegenov will be premiering this August 8-14.

Akzhol was an orphan and he goes on a journey in search for his father that might still be alive and on this journey Akzhol meets his brother. His brother joins him on the search for their father.

LIFE RENDEREDThe Rhode Island International Film Festival is thrilled to feature Life Rendered, a short by Emma Needell,...
08/01/2022

LIFE RENDERED

The Rhode Island International Film Festival is thrilled to feature Life Rendered, a short by Emma Needell, in this year’s fest.

Set in the near future, a young gay man in rural Colorado leads a double life: one where he takes care of his disabled cowboy father on their family ranch; another in virtual reality, where he's found romance.

You can watch Life Rendered at —taking place this August 8-14.

SKIMWe are pleased to feature SKIM, a short by William Pisciotta, in this year’s Rhode Island International Film Festiva...
08/01/2022

SKIM

We are pleased to feature SKIM, a short by William Pisciotta, in this year’s Rhode Island International Film Festival.

In SKIM, a closeted woman cleaning pools in South Florida is met with a risky opportunity to change her lot in life.

Check out SKIM, and other shorts, this August 8-14 at .

SOLARIUMWe are excited to announce that Solarium, a short by Jonathan Koulavsky, will be featured in this year’s Rhode I...
08/01/2022

SOLARIUM

We are excited to announce that Solarium, a short by Jonathan Koulavsky, will be featured in this year’s Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Johnny, 16, is a young driver of trot race who start doubting his vocation when he realizes Coquelicot, a young horse, is in danger because he didn’t prove himself.

You can watch the North American premiere of Solarium at .

THE DIAMONDIt is our pleasure to feature The Diamond, a short by Vedran Rupic, in this year’s Rhode Island International...
08/01/2022

THE DIAMOND

It is our pleasure to feature The Diamond, a short by Vedran Rupic, in this year’s Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Stefan is lonely with a blinding ambition to make friends. One day he stumbles upon a diamond in the woods. Unable to reach it, the solution presents itself in the form of an even smaller man.

You can watch the Rhode Island premiere of The Diamond at , this August 8-14!

FALL OF THE IBIS KING FALL OF THE IBIS KING is an animated short film directed by Miami Geronimo and Josh O’Caoimh and w...
07/31/2022

FALL OF THE IBIS KING

FALL OF THE IBIS KING is an animated short film directed by Miami Geronimo and Josh O’Caoimh and will be featured as a part of RIIFF 2022.

The antagonist of a dark opera becomes increasingly unsettled following the unlikely return of the former lead actor.

GINA Flickers is proud to present the East Coast premier of GINA a short doc directed by Kathryn Prescott. The film show...
07/31/2022

GINA

Flickers is proud to present the East Coast premier of GINA a short doc directed by Kathryn Prescott.

The film shows the life of Gina, the dog whisperer of Skid Row.

MEATWe are thrilled to feature Meat, a short by Asher Rosen, in this year’s Rhode Island International Film Festival. Wh...
07/30/2022

MEAT

We are thrilled to feature Meat, a short by Asher Rosen, in this year’s Rhode Island International Film Festival.

When an indigenous woman is evicted from her home, she must do anything she can to feed her young son.

You can watch Meat, along with other shorts, this August 8-14 at .

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We are excited to announce that Seanne Winslow and Adam Sjoberg’s feature film The Falconer has been selected for RIIFF 2020.

Inspired by true events, The Falconer is about two best friends, Tariq and Cai, who are from very different worlds. Their carefree lives are thrown into chaos when Tariq promises to help his sister escape from an abusive marriage, and their friendship is tested as they are forced to make morally complex choices that reveal the vast distance between their worlds.

Be sure to check out The Falconer and over 200 exciting films from across the globe at RIIFF's first virtual hybrid edition. Screenings will be taking place online and at select Drive-In locations August 4-9. Stay tuned for more information!
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