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August Events...

  • aGLIFF: Prism Film Festival
  • Aks International Minorities Festival, Film – Art – Dialogue
  • Antwerp Queer Arts Festival
  • Bentonville Film Festival
  • Birmingham SHOUT Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • California Independent Film Festival
  • CinemaQ Film Festival
  • Colors of Love International Queer Film Festival
  • Désir Désirs
  • DokuFest
  • East Village Queer Film Festival
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Edinburgh International Book Festival
  • Edinburgh International Festival
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival
  • Edinburgh International Television Festival
  • Fantasia Festival
  • FilmPride
  • Flame Con
  • Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
  • Human Rights Watch Film Festival
  • International Women's Film Festival in Seoul
  • Jerusalem Film Festival
  • Jewish Film Festival Berlin | Brandenburg
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • Kashish: Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
  • Locarno International Film Festival
  • Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival
  • Macon Film Festival
  • Melbourne International Film Festival
  • MICGenero
  • Mix Mexico
  • Norwegian International Film Festival
  • Outfest - L.A.
  • OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival
  • Painting the Spectrum LGBTQ+ Film Festival
  • PrideArts Film Fest
  • PriFest
  • Queer Arts Festival
  • Queer Film Festival Oldenburg: Rollenwechsel
  • Queer North Film Festival
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival
  • Sarajevo Film Festival
  • Scream Queer
  • Sydney Film Festival
  • Taiwan International Queer Film Festival
  • Taos Pride Short Film Festival
  • Transcinema Festival Internacional de Cine
  • Vancouver Queer Film Festival
  • XPOSED International Queer Film Festival
Rhode Island International Film Festival

Rhode Island International Film Festival

Flickers

Tuesday, 10 August 2021 until Sunday, 15 August 2021

A heavyweight in the world of film festivals...and, quite possibly, the hardest working!!!

Here's what they do throughout the year...

Flickers' Sidebar Festivals & Screenings of Note:

• Rhode Island International Film Festival - August

 Children's Hospitals International Film Festival - April

 Ciné Québec - March and November yearly

 New England University French Discovery Program

 LGBT Expo Film Showcase - September

 Francophonie Film Festival - March yearly

• Roving Eye International Film Festival

• Providence LGBTQ Film Festival

 KidsEye International Film Festival

 Second Stage Theatre 

• Jewish Experience Film Series - Spring and Fall yearly

 Islamic Experience Film Series - Spring and Fall yearly

 RIIFF Encore Film Series - Monthly

 Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival - October

 Flickers Irish Film Feis - November yearly

 Le jour le plus court: The Shortest Day of the Year - December yearly


Oscar-Qualifier:

Grand Prize, Short Film


Now in its 25th year, the FLICKERS' RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL celebrates the independent spirit in film and has become a haven for independent filmmakers from throughout the world. In 2020, the Festival presented 265 films representing works that were shot and produced in 51 countries. There were 83 World Premieres and US/North American Premieres. Reacting to COVID-19, the event became a hybrid event with an online portal, free and on-demand screenings, geoblocking where requested and screenings at regional Drive-ins.


Our most notable prizes are the selection of Best Short Film Live Action (Grand Prize), Best Documentary Short (Grand Prize), and Best Animated Short (Grand Prize) that in turn are eligible for nomination by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Seventy One (71) films that were either premiered or discovered at RIIFF have gone on to receive Oscar ® nominations. From this pool, eleven (11) have gone on to win the coveted award.

In 2020, Five (5) films from the 2019 Festival were nominated for Academy Awards® bringing the total nominations from the Festival to 71. RIIFF is also an official qualifying event for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, and two shorts from RIIFF 2017 received BAFTA nominations.