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Rhode Island International Film Festival celebrates milestone year

FLICKERS, producers of the acclaimed Rhode Island International Film Festival, marks its 30th anniversary with ramped up programming and special events.

 
PRLog - Jun. 6, 2012 - PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (June, 2012)— To mark its 30th year, FLICKERS will celebrate its annual Rhode Island International Film Festival in August with a robust mix of film premieres and screenings, social events throughout Providence, and a slate of industry programming.

The only Oscar-qualifying festival in New England, and one of top 12 film festivals in the United States, The Rhode Island International Film Festival will host hundreds of international constituents –including delegates from France, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, and Belgium. Along with world, national and regional premieres of films, the festival features a complete LGBT program, evening post-screening parties, special events and the Flickers Arts Collaborative—a retrospective look at organization’s most celebrated programming since its inception in 1981.

“I am thrilled to announce all of the exciting highlights that will be taking place during the 2012 season,” says George T. Marshall, Executive Director and founder of FLICKERS: The Rhode Island International Film Festival. “The 30-year mark is the culmination of the endless hard work that has gone into this festival on a global scale, and further affirms that what we have here in Rhode Island is truly unique. This year, our focus continues to be geared towards the international attendance that the festival routinely draws, but also on its organic routes in the state of Rhode Island.”

As a prequalifying event for the ‘Short Film’ category for the Academy Awards, the Rhode Island International Film Festival films achieved tremendous success during the 2011 season. Five films that earned Academy Award nominations premiered at the 2011 Rhode Island International Film Festival. Two of these films, The Shore and The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore won Oscar awards.

For more information about the Rhode Island International Film Festival, please visit www.film-fest.org.

About The Rhode Island International Film Festival
Since its founding 1997, The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) has become a world-renowned gateway to the world’s finest independent cinema. Captivating the international community of filmmakers and audiences to its international main-stage in Providence, R.I., the festival represents the confluence of art and commerce by offering not only world premieres of feature, documentary and short films, but by also offering filmmaking workshops, meet-and-greet industry events and seminars.  The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival has been recognized as one of the top-12 Film Festivals in the United States, and is one of 65 prequalifying Oscar festivals for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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