Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival
Providence, Rhode Island / August 6-11, 2019 / film-festival.org / A
While Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival shows features, its focus is shorts. The fest is one of only 10 worldwide to serve as a qualifying festival for the BAFTAs, the Canadian Screen Awards, and the Oscars. A whopping nine shorts shown at last year’s FRIIFF were nominated for Oscars in 2019, including Marianne Farley’s Marguerite and One Small Step by Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas. The community-minded festival also features a Filmmaker Mentorship Program, pairing successful indie moviemakers with local college and high school students.