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n behalf of the entire Flickers family, welcome to the 17th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival, the largest celebration of independent

film and only Academy Award qualifier in New England. This year, we are thrilled

to share an extraordinarily engaging collection of work as talented filmmakers

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WELCOME TO THE FESTIVAL from all over the world unite here in Providence, Rhode Island to create a global community of unique, artistic voices. Since 1981, Flickers, originally The Newport Film Society, has cultivated a local and international collaborative of cinematic education and entertainment to serve as a creative force in the arts by uniting various media and arts disciplines that nurture the artistic process and support a vital part of the community. The organization held its first official film screenings, as well as the state’s first International Film Festival, in January 1983 in Newport, Rhode Island. In 1997, we expanded our exploration of an artistic exchange between filmmakers and industry professionals with the very first Rhode Island International Film Festival. In 2002, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored RIIFF as a Short Film qualifier. In just ten years, 29 films screened at the festival have gone on to achieve Oscar nominations, with six receiving the coveted prize. Flickers is truly part of cinematic history in the making. 2013 promises to continue this tradition of greatness with a remarkable showcase of film. So grab some popcorn, friends, and family, and let’s go to the movies! Come join us on a fantastic journey to discover the voices of Independent Film here in Rhode Island.

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A Letter from Mayor Angel Taveras

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A Letter from Mayor Angel Taveras

Dear Friends,

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Welcome to Providence for the 17th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival. In venues in our city and throughout Rhode Island festival organizers will present over 200 feature length, documentary and short films from 65 countries and 36 states across the U.S. This year’s festival also sees the return of the informative RI Film Forum, a region-wide educational workshop geared toward bringing film production to the Ocean State. RIIFF has established itself as one of the world’s premier cinematic events, and Providence is proud to be the host city for this extraordinary gathering. I extend my warmest thanks and congratulations to all who work so hard to make this event such a resounding success. While you are enjoying the festival please take some time to explore our city. Providence is the center of the state’s business, financial, educational, medical, governmental and arts communities. Theater, fine restaurants, historic architecture, concerts, museums, and river walks winding from the foot of the East Side to elegant Waterplace Park are all part of a memorable experience for the visitor. In the capital of the Ocean State great discoveries await you. Come visit us at our web site, www.providenceri.com, to learn more about Providence and the enthusiasm we are generating as a model American city for the new century. Thank you for joining us in celebration of the 17th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival! Sincerely, Angel Taveras Mayor


Dear Rhode Island International Film Festival Filmmakers, Greetings from the beautiful Ocean State! On behalf of the Film & Television Office, I welcome you to discover Rhode Island.

Please do not hesitate to call our office if you have any questions or needs. We stand ready to assist you any way we can and the Rhode Island Film & TV Office is always here to help you make some movie magic! Congratulations to George T. Marshall and the RIIFF volunteers/sponsors! Enjoy the show! Steven Feinberg Executive Director Rhode Island Film & Television Office One Capitol Hill 3rd Floor Providence, RI 02908 Phone: 401-222-3456 (222-FILM) Fax: 401-222-3018 E MAIL: steven.feinberg@arts.ri.gov WEB SITE:www.film.ri.gov

 

A Message from Steven Feinberg

From the many diverse locations to our outstanding restaurants and cultural attractions, I’m certain you will find that Rhode Island is a fun, film-friendly neighborhood. This compact state is merely forty-eight miles long and about forty-miles wide, so please see as much of it as you can. Each area is diverse, rich with history and visually unique. One twenty minute road trip can take you from a vibrant cityscape to a scenic ocean drive and, if you keep going, you may wind up at one of our magnificent mansions. Believe me, you won’t be disappointed.

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Dedication: Dr. J. Gerald Lamoureux Born in Woonsocket, Dr. Lamoureux was a son of the late Ovila and Leona (Sylvestre) Lamoureux. He remained a proud, lifelong resident of Woonsocket. Dr. Lamoureux was a graduate of Woonsocket High School, Class of 1938. During World War II, he worked at Pratt & Whitney Inc. for six years as part of the war effort after having volunteered to serve but could not serve. Following the war, Dr. Lamoureux continued his education and graduated from Providence College, Class of 1950. He then went on to receive his medical degree from Tufts University Medical School in Boston.

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Dedication

In the 1950s he was a general practitioner in Woonsocket and delivered thousands of babies. In the late 1950s he returned to Tufts and received an advanced degree in Radiology. Dr. Lamoureux specialized in the field of radiology during a time when many cutting-edge advancements were made in the discipline throughout the 1960s.

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Dr. Lamoureux was the last surviving member of six physicians in Woonsocket who established the former Mercy Hospital as a Catholic hospital to provide for a second (and at the time much-needed) hospital in the community. Dr. Lamoureux later spearheaded the campaign to raise the funds to relocate Mercy Hospital from its original location on Roberts Street to the new facility at Park Square and oversaw its subsequent dedication in honor of the late Congressman John E. Fogarty. Dr. Lamoureux was a three-term president of the medical staff at Woonsocket Hospital and served as Chief of Radiology for many years. He declined a number of offers from prestigious hospitals across the country preferring to dedicate himself to serving the people of his beloved hometown in a career spanning more than 40 years before retiring in 1993. Among his numerous civic accomplishments, he was the physician of the Woonsocket Police Department for many years and served on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Work and Culture, Woonsocket Housing Authority and the St. Francis House. In service to the Church, Dr. Lamoureux was a lifelong communicant of Precious Blood Parish, was a member of the parish finance council, and led the campaign in the year 2000 to enable much needed repairs and improvements to the church and rectory. He is honored at Precious Blood in one of the stained glass windows. Gerry was a humble man who preferred his philanthropic deeds to be anonymous: he was a supporter of the Fr. Marot CYO Center since its inception; paid for the children’s nursery at St. Anthony Hospital in Cagayan in the Philippines; and contributed to numerous local, state, national and international charities and organizations. Gerry loved travel and visited many destinations throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and other countries. He enjoyed cooking, landscaping, maintaining his home and was an early proponent of following a personal exercise regime that consisted of running several miles each day.


Welcome to the 2013 Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival. This is our 17th year and it is quite a special one at that. As a community art organization with a strong educational mission, we begin planning each Festival almost immediately as one event ends. It is a year-round process and involves students from all across the globe who intern and volunteer for the Festival. From our KidsEye Summer Filmmaking Camp that had 43 youngsters (ages 8-17) to our Youth Film Jury with 27 high school students, our programs have an impact upon. Our college interns work with us on the annual Horror Film Festival, the Oscar® Experience: Providence Party, and the main RIIFF in August. Currently 12 student interns are on hand this summer and they have created this program guide, overseen our mobile app. They are working in development and event planning, and supervising volunteers. It can be a daunting taste, but when everything comes together, it is highly rewarding.

Letter from the Director

While there are far too many people to thank for helping us get to where we are today, I would be remiss if I did not mention the following people: Duncan Putney, RIIFF Advisory Board member, who has single-handedly created some of our best programs that we produce year-round; Alan Chille, General Manager at the Providence Performing Arts Center, who has been a quiet force behind our growth and community recognition. Nancy Carriuolo, President of Rhode Island College, whose steadfast support and encouragement has helped us reach new programming heights; Paul Brooks, Providence Tourism Council, who has led the charge in recognizing our impact with cultural tourism; Steven Feinberg and Carol Conley, Rhode Island Film and Television Office, whose amazing friendship and support have helped shape our vision and laid the foundation for our future; Renee Hobbs and Jonathan Friesem, Harrington School of Communications and Media at URI, who have been partners in the truest sense of the word; President Donald Farish and his wife Maia, Roger Williams University, for their vision in expanding student educational opportunities; Marc-Antoine Bedard, Attaché aux Affaires publiques et au Commerce, for nurturing our long-standing relationship with the Quebec government; Anne Miller, Cultural Attachée, Consulate General of France, for her unrelenting passion for cinema and mission of the Festival; Karen Bordeleau, The Providence Journal, for her inspiration and guidance; Stephen L. Brown, The Providence Phoenix for his 17 year friendship; Michael Drywa Esq., our amazing Board President and champion; and, last but not least, my partner, Lawrence J. Andrade, for his unstinting support and for always maintaining his sense of humor.

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Letter from the Director

None of what you will be experiencing this week would be possible without the hard work of our dedicated Board, staff, interns, and volunteers. Hundreds of people work year-round to create this event. Please enjoy this visual feast that we have created for you. We hope you enjoy the Festival and that you will discover the new voices of independent film! Warmly,

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Table of Contents 8 Sponsors 10 Enjoying the Festival 11 Ticket Information

Table of Contents

13 Not Your Average Joe: A Spotlight on Filmmaker Joseph Procopio

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12 Cinema Rhode Island Membership Benefits

18 Spotlight: Rahcel Smith, 2012 RI Screenplay Cometition Winner

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17 Spotight: Alfred Thomas Catalfo, 2012 RIIFF Screenplay Competition Winner

20 Festival Highlights 25 A Note From Shawn Quirk, Programming Director 26 Film Guide 58 Meet the “RIIFFterns” 63 Looking Ahead


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We Thank Our Sponsors

Sponsors

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Buy Tickets Early The majority of screenings sell out fast! Purchase tickets online at www.film-festival.org, starting at least three weeks prior to each Festival. Become a RIIFF Member to enojy exclusive advance sales (see page 49 for more details). Attend Special Events

Arrive Early Even with a ticket, you MUST arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the screening to guarantee a seat. Give yourself ample time to park and get settled in.

Enjoying the Festival

Parties, performances, free screenings, the Rhode Island Film Forums, ScriptBiz, galas, panel discussions and many more! Check the 2013 Festival and Events for the latest info.

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Enjoying the Festival

Try Rush Lines In the event of a sold-out program, a limited number of rush tickets may become available immediately before the show. A separate line for each sold-out program will be formed outside the venue box office approximately one hour before showtime. As tickets become available, they will be sold to individuals in line order while supplies last. CASH ONLY. Stay for Q&A Sessions Many filmmakers and cast members will be available to answer questions after the show. Stay in your seats for an intimate discussion.

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Ticket Information Main Festival

Individual Tickets

(purchasable at Festival venues)

RIIFF Day Pass $45 Access to all screenings day-to-day with the exception of opening night. Pass available at first screening venue with your Eventbrite receipt.

Festival Six-Pack $40

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Ticket Information

Six tickets for the price of four. Can be used during the main RIIFF in August, the annual RI International Horror Festival in October, plus any special year-round film series we sponsor. No termination date.

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Rising Star Pass $30 A transferable, multi-user pass which includes four admissions to films at The Vets. Valid only at The Vets during the week of the Festival. Does not include Opening Night.

RIIFF Opening Night Pass: $15 Screening OR $50 Screening & Soiree Gala Grants admittance to a brilliant and memorable selection of premiere short films from around the world await audiences at the gala opening night of the 17th Annual Film Festival.

Opening Night Film Screening $15 Film Screening (Adult) $10 KidseyeTM Film Screening (Adult) $10 KidseyeTM Film Screening (Child) $5

Special Discounts RIIFF offers Special 10% Advanced Purchase Reduced Ticket Rates to the following groups: Members of the US Military with valid ID AAA members (for Festival six-packs only) Members of the Newport County Chamber of CommerceGroups of more than twenty (20) Groups also receive the following perks: email notifications to all future Flickers screenings, reserved seating at Flickers “First Look” Presentations, priority seating, and no waiting in line.

*** Excludes special events and 3rd party rentals. MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.

Special Offers Limited Edition Flickers’ Pass $250

Flickers’ Providence Pass $50

Access to the entire week’s film screenings, including our Opening and Closing Nights and the Film & Celebration post screening party. Includes Priority Ticket Selection before individual tickets go on sale and Priority Seating via the Wrist Band Line; note Priority Seating expires 15 minutes prior to show time. This pass is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Includes a Festival six-pack good year round (a $60 value), and two tickets to RIIFF’s Opening Night Screening ($30 value).

Flickers’ Newport Pass $20

DISCOVER RI Providence Walking Tour $15 Provides filmmakers with an insider’s view of the downcity and riverwalk area with an eye toward unique and unanticipated locations for filming.

Please call our offices at 401.861.4445 for Reduced rate for Newport residents. Includes two (2) tickets to RIIFF’s Opening Night Screening. more information on booking.


As a priviledged member of RIIFF’s Cinema Rhode Island® you will receive an array of special benefits and the knowledge that a portion of your contribution is tax deductible through the Flickers Art Collaborative. All memberships are good for one year and include:

Invitation to select “Members Only” events, preview & free screenings Discount on screenings, forums, and events Discount on Festival Six-Pack Discount on RIIFF merchandise Discount at local retailers (“RIIFF Perks”) “You Be the Judge” free screenings Express ticket line at the RIIFF box office Opportunity to become a community judge and to review newly submitted films

Producer Membership $500

Director Membership $100 Six tickets per member to RIIFF screenings One current year festival poster One RIIFF T-shirt per member

Friend Membership $50 Four tickets per member to RIIFF screenings One current year official festival poster

Goodwill Membership $25

Cinema Rhode Island Membership Benefits

One festival pass per member to all screenings One ticket to RIIFF Opening and Closing Night Celebrations per membership One current year festival poster One RIIFF T-shirt per member One baseball cap per member Reserved/preferred seating for you and a guest for all screenings* Invitation to RIIFF Private Receptions Free admission to all filmmaker forums

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Cinema Rhode Island Membership Benefits

Two tickets per member to RIIFF screenings

*Subject to availability

Visit us online to learn about the participating retailers in our “RIIFFPerks” discount plan: www.film-festival.org/CinemaRhodeIsland.php

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Not Your Average Joe Written by: Andrea Baldwin

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Not Your Average Joe

oseph Procopio just celebrated his nineteenth birthday. Meanwhile he’s busy completing the screenplay for his first feature film and trying to figure out how he’ll have time to shoot this feature next year while simultaneously completing a thirteenth short film—which, if it’s anything like Procopio’s most recent shorts, will win awards at a handful of international festivals. The usual stresses of a teenager.

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Joseph Procopio is not your usual teenager. When most other children were still playing in the sandbox, this Toronto native was transfixed by Steven Spielberg’s E.T. (his favorite film to this day) and began watching “behind the scenes” footage. “I decided to explore my own story ideas,” he says, and soon made his first short film, Nine Times Eight (2004), which he wrote, directed, and starred in at the ripe age of nine. Nine Times Eight won awards at five international film festivals, including the Rhode Island International Film Festival’s (RIIFF) Discovery Award. Procopio’s love for film—and his success— snowballed. He has made at least one award-winning film every year since 2004, and he will be premiering his twelfth short film, Sundae, at RIIFF 2013’s Opening Night on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. The script for Sundae was impressive enough to attract the support of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), and in April, 2013, at 18 years old, Procopio became the youngest director ever approved to work by special permit with union talent under the ACTRA TiP Program for emerging talent. Procopio shot Sundae with a professional crew of 40. When asked about which directors influence him, Procopio offers Spielberg’s name without a moment’s pause—

There’s no stopping award-winning teen filmmaker Joseph Procopio, who is eager to start shooting his first feature film after premiering his 12th short film at Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival in August, 2013 as well as an unexpectedly emotional explanation for his answer: “I love the way he treats his audience in the theater. I like being taken to the movies.” Spielberg certainly takes his audiences to the movies—and so does Procopio. This year’s Sundae, Procopio’s interesting take on a love story, is a “universal story of people being with their true love and not even noticing it.” The inspiration behind the story? Procopio has to keep his “secrets,” he says, but “I like including my personal opinions in every film…I’m the writer, so this allows me to create my own experiences through the film.”


“RIIFF has been so supportive over the years. It opened up 90% of the doors to places where my films ended up screening.”

Not Your Average Joe

In addition to his supportive family, Procopio says he is particularly grateful to RIIFF for helping his career really take off. He describes RIIFF as being the “springboard” for his career, especially within the U.S. The relationship between RIIFF and Procopio began in 2004 when RIIFF screened his first film, Nine Times Eight, and audiences were introduced to the incredible nine-year-old filmmaker. “RIIFF has been so supportive over the years” he says. “It opened up 90% of the doors to places where my films ended up screening.” Nine years later, his films are being shot with dozens of professional crew, he holds more than 50 international awards and has screened at more than 170 festivals worldwide. But to him, it feels like no time has gone by since that first RIIFF award.

“We look forward to the day—likely not too far off—when we can premiere one of Joseph’s feature film’s at RIIFF.” says RIIFF Executive Director George T. Marshall, who presented Procopio with his first award ten years ago. Marshall has been following Procopio’s career since that first short film in 2004 and cannot wait for the world to see the feature films he will make in the near future. “I truly believe that Joseph is a major talent. He is an amazing director and accomplished storyteller. Joseph Procopio is a name I suspect we will all come to know and whose work will be anticipated.”

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While he has an impressive resume, Procopio says he has certainly encountered challenges in his 19 years. Film has not only helped him share his emotions, but has also helped him discover who he is as a person in these formative years. His filmmaking success has “drastically affected” his ability to lead a normal teenage life, he admits. “I was the person who no one understood. People were intimidated by me when I was young. I was bullied. I was able to find myself through my film work, but I think people were intimidated and so they bullied me. People matured over time, and it’s better now…” But, he says, his parents have always been the strongest positive force behind his work.

- Joseph Procopio

What’s next for a kid who has, undeniably, mastered short films? It’s feature film time. “The next step is to break the feature road block. I want to have the feature script completed next year, and begin shooting in the summer when I’m 19.” And don’t forget the other short film he wants to fit in during that time, too.

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SPOTLIGHT: Alfred Thomas Catalfo, WINNER of the

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Spotlight: Screenplay Competition Winners

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Alfred Thomas Catalfo’s screenplay Betrayed was chosen out of a record 367 submissions from around the world. Betrayed revolves around a small-town newspaper editor who answers the door in the middle of the night to find a disheveled man who claims to be his older brother—an Air Force pilot shot down over North Vietnam in 1972 and reported Missing In Action. His joy at reuniting with his brother quickly turns to terror when shadowy assassins begin pursuing them. As they embark on a dangerous mission to reveal the truth, his faith in the man’s claims threatens to tear his family apart. Catalfo, of Dover, NH, is a screenwriter, producer, director, actor, and attorney. He has received numerous awards for his films and screenplays, and his most recent film, Rocketship, a 15-minute drama about two unlikely people working together to transform a vacuum cleaner into a rocketship, is an official selection for RIIFF 2013 and won the Jury Award for NH Film of the Year at the New Hampshire Film Festival. As the Grand Prize winner, Catalfo is the recipient of a free year of screenplay promotion services, through ScreenwriterShowcase. com; a 1-year Writers Database membership from Script Pipeline; Full Script Delivery to over 3,000 industry professionals comprised of studio executives, producers, and agents through ScriptDelivery.net; Final Draft Screenwriting Suites from Final Draft software; and passes to the 2013 FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival and the ScriptBiz™ Screenwriter’s Workshop. Betrayed will be a central focus of this year’s ScriptBiz™, taking place Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. For his full biography and filmography, visit Catalfo’s website: www.catalfo.com.


Screenplay Competition

Rachel Smith’s winning screenplay for “Fix You Up” tells the story of Rory, a workaholic transplant surgeon who cares more about the organs she operates on than the people they belong to. When she breaks her wrist and is out of work, she meets Grace, a spirited musician, who forces Rory to question her choices in life and love.

The Spotlight on RI Screenplay Competition was developed in 2011/2 to invite screenwriters around the world to submit original screenplays set in Rhode Island that feature the state’s unique geography and characteristics as important aspects of the film. For her winning script, Smith has received five free pitches to Hollywood studios and producers on VirtualPitchfest.com and a copy of Final Draft 8 screenwriting software as well as receive an all-access RIIFF pass for 2013, including the ScriptBiz Screenwriters Workshop.

Spotlight: Screenplay Competition Winners

Rachel Smith is a native Rhode Islander who was born in Providence and raised in Hope. She has a love for the Atlantic Ocean, local brew, fresh seafood, and storytelling. She wrote her first play when she was seven and went on to graduate from the Honors Program and the University of Rhode Island with majors in creative writing and film studies. She left New England to study screenwriting at London Film School, where “Fix You Up” was developed.

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SPOTLIGHT: Rachel Smith, WINNER of the 2012 RI

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Tuesday, August 6th OPENING NIGHT (The Vets, 7:00 PM) Join RIIFF for our 17th annual Opening Night screening and celebration and revel in the talent, artistry, and creation that is the Rhode Island International Film Festival. We have spent a full year getting ready for this amazing event and we are ready to party! RIIFF’s Opening Night screening spotlight’s the very best of our short film submissions serving to provide a taste of the breadth of subject matter, inspiration, and talent that is prevalent in the festival. Last year, three of the films that premiered at our Opening Night went on to receive Oscar® nominations. Help us discover what will be the next Academy Award winners.

Hosts for the evening are Michael Drywa, Esq. RIIFF Board President and Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film & Television Office. Following the Screening, join us onstage at The Vets for some Rhode island Hospitality with deserts by Decadent Catering and drinks by Unibroue.

Wednesday, August 7th REDISCOVERING A LEGEND: MARLYN MASON (The Vets, 9:00 PM)

Festival Highlights

The program begins with three major award presentations: The Roger Williams Independent Voice Award to writer/filmmaker G. Wayne Miller; the Grand Prize Award for the prestigious Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition to Alfred Thomas Catalfo for his feature film script “Betrayed;” and the Spotlight on Rhode Island Screenplay Award to Rachel Smith for her script ““Fix You Up.”

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Festival Highlights

Marlyn Mason will celebrate her 73rd birthday on August 7th, 2013, “But that’s nothing!” she says. “My director, Ralph Senensky, is 90!” Mason brought veteran TV director Ralph Senensky, 90, out of retirement three years ago to direct her 2013 short film, “The Right Regrets.” Mason’s extensive career in show business began when she was just five years old, and includes a leading role alongside Elvis Presley in the 1969 hit “The Trouble with Girls.” While Mason acted in a number of films and television series, she did not discover her passion—and talent—for screenwriting until very late in her career. Prior to “Regrets,” Mason wrote, produced and starred in two other award-winning short films: “The Bag” (2010) and “Model Rules” (2008), both of which premiered at RIIFF and will screen prior to the premiere of “Regrets” on August 7th. “The Bag” follows the story of a woman who discovers her mother has been hoarding pills so she could try to commit suicide. In “Model Rules,” Mason plays a woman in her late 60s who works as a nude model for art classes and finds herself drawn to one of the young artists. Senesky came out of a 26-year retirement to direct “The Right Regrets,” written by and starring Mason, because, he says, “I liked the script!” Mason had to re-write the script three times, she says, before Senensky fully approved, and another two and a half years passed before filming was completed, but it was all worth it for her. “I don’t know how I’ve done it…writing, producing. Well, I do, but then I don’t. […] Since 2007 I’ve been shaking my head, sort of mystified about the turn my life has taken. But no point making sense of it…what is is…and it is writing and producing…and acting! And having a ball!”

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Wednesday, August 7th (CONTINUED) DISCOVER RI WALKING TOUR (Providence Biltmore Hotel, 11:00 AM) Discover the Ocean State in this special guided tour by our friends at the RI Historical Society and the RI Film & Television Office. Thanks to Barbara Barnes of the RIHS, you will see some of the amazing locations and learn the history of our wonderful state. It’s our invitation to you to come and shoot you next film in Little Rhody, the biggest little state in the Union!

Thursday, August 8th THE RHODE ISLAND FILM FORUM (Providence Biltmore Hotel, 8:30 AM)

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Festival Highlights

The Rhode Island Film Forum is a one-day symposium that brings together the movers and shakers of the film industry within the Rhode Island and New England community. Calling out specifically to Writers, Actors, Directors, Producers, Educators, Production Companies, Artistic Directors, Film/Video Suppliers, Civic Organizations, Hotel Managers, Rental Agencies, and Historic and Preservation Groups, the forum provides an informative and entertaining look at the state of filmmaking today.

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First introduced in 1998 by the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), the popular Rhode Island Film Forum returns for a special symposium on key issues affecting the film community in Rhode Island and surrounding New England

HEALING HEARTS AND MINDS PACKAGE (The Vets, 4:00 PM) A special program focused on Veterans’ and community members’ experiences with overcoming adversity. We will be including a panel discussion about experiences and stories relating to the challenges our communities face from both domestic and international conflict and the response and recovery process. Features guest pannelist Heather Abbott.

Friday, August 9th SCRIPTBIZ (Providence Chamber of Commerce, 9:00 AM) Trying to write your first script? Worrying about how to pitch your script more effectively to potential investors? Moving a completed script into production? Learn from the best at the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival’s 14th Annual ScriptBiz program! At Scriptbiz, emerging screenwriters can hone their skills by interacting with and learning from seasoned industry professionals. This year’s program, entitled “From Page to Screen,” takes screenwriters through the entire screenwriting process, with panel discussions on the ins and outs of writing a script and the business aspects of getting a script into production, as well as a special workshop on “pitching your script.” Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ending with a workshop by Canadian director, Patricia Chica. Hosted by William J. Torgerson, this year’s ScriptBiz panelists include Michael Altman, Rachel Smith, Andrew Lund, Alfred Thomas Catalfo, GiGi New, and Nick Sandler.


Films by and for kids are showcased in this special Red Carpet Premiere program at The Vets. Now completing its 15th year, our annual KidsEye Summer Filmmaking Camp teaches youngsters ages 8-17 the basics of film production, writing, and direction. In 2013, forty three (43) youngsters took part on the camp, which is held on the beautiful grounds at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. The culmination of their work premieres today for their family and friends. For us at Flickers, our filmmakers are always our stars, so help us salute these youngsters who will be part of the future of cinema!

Saturday, August 10th CLOSING NIGHT CELEBRATIONS: PART ONE (The Vets, 6:30 PM) As we celebrate the close of our 17th Anniversary year, our “official” closing night is actually a day early to take advantage of the amazing culture, cuisine, and hospitality of our host city, Providence. Come and watch two amazing features this evening plus some memorable shorts, then dine in the city and explore. From the breathtaking “Waterfire” to the fun music and drive of “Foo Fest,” Providence is alive and energized. RIIFF screenings will continue through the day on Sunday, so there is more to come...

As we celebrate the close of our 17th Anniversary year, our “official” closing night is actually a day early to take advantage of the amazing culture, cuisine, and hospitality of our host city, Providence. Come and watch films focusing on the LGBTQ experience with an emphasis on the “G!” RIIFF screenings will continue through the day on Sunday, so there is more to come... NOTE: This screening contains adult themes.

BLOCK PARTY: RI FILM FEST OFFICAL AFTER PARTY (The Dark Lady, 11:30 PM)

Festival Highlights

CLOSING NIGHT CELEBRATIONS: PART TWO (The Vets, 9:00 PM)

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KIDSEYE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL RED CARPET PREMIERE (The Vets, 10:00 AM)

The official closing “After Party” for this year’s RI International Film Festival following The Go Doc Project at The Vets, which starts at 9:00 p.m.

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trinity repertory

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Join us for our

2013–2014 season!

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John steinbeck’s

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The Grapes of Wrath adapted by Frank Galati • sept. 5 – oct. 6, 2013

directed by Brian McEleney

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens • nov. 9 – dec. 28, 2013 adapted by adrian hall & richard Cumming

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang • Nov. 21 – Dec. 22, 2013

Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage • Jan. 30 – March 2, 2014

Oliver! book, music & lyrics by Lionel Bart Feb. 20 – March 30, 2014

directed & choreographed by Richard & Sharon Jenkins

Veronica Meadows World Premiere by Stephen Thorne • April 3 – May 4, 2014

A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard • May 29 – June 29, 2014 Plays and dates subject to change.

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From Our Programming Director

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This year, we are proud to introduce to you an amazing selection of films from across the globe. Geared to engage, entertain, and inspire, these films have been selected from a pool of over 5,000 entries, 65 countries, and represent some of the world’s finest work in cinema today. These films showcase many aspects of life and culture often eclipsed by today’s world of over-saturated media. As Program Director, my goal is not only to feature the rich array of what today’s filmmakers have to offer, but also to invoke dialogue between the filmmakers and their audience. We are excited by these great films, and we hope that you are willing to come along for the ride and discover all that the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival has to offer. Enjoy the Show!

Shawn Quirk


SHORTS

FEATURES

113 Degrees

DOCUMENTARIES

USA | 20 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Aug. 9 | 9:00 PM | The Vets

A Better Place Than This

Australia, USA| 24 min | Drama, Social Issue

Aug. 9 | 5:30 PM | Paff Theatre

Director: Sabrina Doyle Producer: Matilde Barbagallo Writer: Sabrina Doyle Starring: Lizzy Davis, Brian Groh

Bunkered in their spaceship, Earth is a distant reality for astronauts Joe and Francesca: everything they want is right here. But now their mission is ending, and Joe's wife is waiting for him back home. Scared of losing Joe, Francesca takes desperate measures which lead to terrible and unintended consequences.

20MaleGayNYC

USA | 11 min | Doc, LGBTQ

Director: Daniel Grove Producer: Patrick Grove, Philip Grove Writer: Daniel Grove Starring: Reza Sixo Safai, Tania Nolan

A lonely Singaporean death row guard tries to help a young Australian convicted of drug trafficking accept her fate despite a bizarre contradiction: he is her executioner.

A Cautionary Tail

Aug. 9 | 10:00 AM | Metcalf Auditorium

Director: Blake Pruitt Producer: Blake Pruitt

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Australia | 80 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A little girl is born with a tail that expresses her emotions. As a child, her parents celebrate their daughter’s uniqueness and her tail inspires magical make-believe adventures with her friends. As she grows up, however, the young woman faces pressure to fit in, and must choose between conformity and self-expression.

Adults Only

Director: Michael J. Saul Producer: Ivan Turner, Julie Ann Harris, Heath Daniels Writer: Heath Daniels Starring: Heath Daniels, Manuel Sandoval, Michael Wilkie

Director: Glenn Triggs Producer: Glenn Triggs Writer: Glenn Triggs Starring: Chris Gibson

A2-B-C

Japan | 70 min | Doc, Social Issue

Aug. 10 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Ian Thomas Ash Producer: Colin O’Neill

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE. Eighteen months after the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, children who were not evacuated are found to have thyroid cysts and low white blood cell counts. What will this mean for their future?

USA | 26 min | LGBTQ, Adult

Aug. 10 | 9:00 PM | The Vets

Aug. 10 | 4:00 PM | The Vets

A young man discovers a hole in the floor of a local motel that leads to yesterday.

Film Guide

Director: Simon Rippingale Producer: Renata Cooper, Will Alexander Wrter: Erica Harrison Starring: Barry Otto, Cate Blanchett, David Wenham

Aug. 10 | 9:00 PM | The Vets

Every one of my gay male friends has said, “I hate gay guys,” or at least, “I hate stereotypical gay guys.” I wanted to talk to gay men about gay men – what it means to be 20-something, gay, and living in New York in the year 2012; how we treat each other as young gay men; and how stereotypes play a role in our daily lives.

Australia | 14 min | Animation

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Visions of a past relationship leave Matthew broken and isolated until an intimate encounter at a porn arcade opens a peephole to unexpected possibilities.

Against the Wild

Canada | 92 min | Drama, Family

Aug. 10 | 12:00 PM | The Vets Director: Richard Boddington Producer: Richard Boddington Writer: Richard Boddington Starring: CJ Adams, Natasha Henstridge

US PREMIERE. Two children and their Alaskan malamute must survive in the Canadian wilderness afwter their seaplane crashes.

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Agophobia

Canada | 24 min | Sci-Fi

Aug. 9 | 9:00 PM | The Vets

The Amber Amulet

Aug. 11 | 2:30 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Matthew Moore Producer: Genevieve Hegney, Lauren Edwards Writer: Matthew Moore, Genevieve Hegney, Craig Silvey Starring: Ed Oxenbould, Genevieve Hegney

Director: Benjamin Ross Hayden Producer: Fred Alapat Writer: Benjamin Ross Hayden, Tyler Hayden Starring: Kevin Fraser

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE. A time beyond humanity and within a digital world. Agophobia is a new fear of the distant human past in a future where technology has manifested all life.

Alaska Is A Drag

Director: Shaz Bennett Producer: Shaz Bennett Writer: Shaz Bennett Starring: Spencer Broschard, Martin L. Washington

Leo stands out in a crowd, and that’s not always a good thing when you’re working in an Alaskan fish cannery. His dreams of leaving his small town are hard fought, until a new boy moves to town and sees him for who he really is: an international superstar.

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A Life with Asperger’s

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US PREMIERE. Though only ten-years-old, the Masked Avenger keeps Franklin Street safe. But something is wrong in the house at the end of the street: there is a woman in trouble. When the Masked Avenger leaves her a “happiness questionnaire,” a series of events are set in motion that no one could predict.

USA | 13 min |LGBTQ

Aug. 9 | 8:15 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre

USA | 4 min | Doc, Animation

Aug. 9 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Jaime Ekkens Producer: Jaime Ekkens, Brianne Van Putte Writer: Jaime Ekkens, Emmett Goodman Starring: Emmett Goodman

An animated documentary that explores the challengers of growing up and living with Asperger’s Syndrome.

A Matter of Sex

Australia | 22 min | Drama, Family

Israel | 28 min | LGBTQ

Aug. 9 | 8:15 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre Director: Michelle Rapoport Producer: Adva Bachar, Tomer Dahan Writer: Michelle Rapoport, Ron Ben-David Starring: Uval Raz

One man’s life becomes the “lesson of the day” when he takes a frenetic ride through his own twisted version of the American experience.

America 101

USA | 10 min | Comedy

Aug. 9 | 8:00 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Richard Speight Jr. Producer: Allan Hagan Writer: Richard Speight Jr. Starring: Rick Gomez

One man’s life becomes the lesson of the day when he takes a frenetic ride through his own twisted version of the American experience.

Anna and Jérôme

France | 24 min | Drama

Aug. 7 | 4:00 PM | The Vets Director: Mélanie Delloye Starring: Élodie Bouchez, Malo Blondel

Having lost custody of her 7-year old son, Anna wants another chance to make up for all the things she did wrong. This time, things will be different.

Anniversario (Anniversary)

USA | 11 min | Drama, Romance

Aug. 6 | 7:00 PM | The Vets Director: Jeffrey DeChausse Producer: Jeffrey DeChausse Writer: Jeffrey DeChausse Starring: Astrid Carranza

Carmela visits the beauty salon in preparation for an evening out on her 45th wedding anniversary.


USA| 34 min | Drama

Aug. 10| 3:15 PM | Paff Theatre Aug. 11| 2:30 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Matt Jay Producer: Leo Won Writer: Matt Jay Starring: Samantha Strelitz

A quiet portrait of a young woman involved with married New York politician.

Apocalypse Later: Harold Camping vs. The End of the World

Ástarsaga (Love Story)

Iceland | 17 min | Drama, Romance

Aug. 6 | 7:00 PM | The Vets Director: Asa Hjorleifsdottir Producer: Andrew Hauser, Birgitta Bjornsdottir, Hlin Johannesdottir Writer: Asa Hjorleifsdottir Starring: Katherine Waterston

A story of love, madness, and 24-hour daylight. Solange’s boyfriend Baldur mysteriously takes off for Iceland. She follows, but an even deeper mystery awaits her.

USA | 68 min |Doc

Aug. 9 | 3:15 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Zeke Piestrup Producer: Zeke Piestrup, Carl King Starring: Harold Camping

Atlantic Avenue

France | 12 min | Drama

Aug. 8 | 9:00 PM | The Vets Director: Laure de Clermont Producer: Andrew D. Corkin Writer: Richard Speight Jr. Starring: Brady Corbet, Leopoldine Huyghues-Despointes

Harold Camping sounded the alarm. May 21, 2011 was to be Judgment Day, God’s intervention into our worldly affairs. The Bible guaranteed it! For most Americans, these are the Last Days.

A determined seventeen year-old girl in a wheelchair encounters love through a young, antisocial male prostitute.

Art Is A Verb

A Universal Language

USA | 10 min | Doc

Aug. 9 | 8:00 PM | Jamestown Arts Center

A Self-Made Man

USA | 56 min | Doc, LGBTQ

Aug. 8 | 6:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre Director: Lori Petchers Producer: Lori Petchers

What would you do if your inside did not match your outside? A documentary about the life and work of transgender youth advocate Tony Ferraiolo.

Canada | 80 min | Doc

Aug. 10 | 10:00 AM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Igal Hecht Producer: Igal Hecht

Director: Sky Sabin Producer: Sky Sabin

It has always been the director’s goal to live a creative life. Sky Sabin asks for advice from three of the most inspirational people he knows: Steve Connor (luthier & owner of Connor Guitars), Martin Keen (Founder & CEO of Focal Upright Furniture), and Mike Fink (RISD Professor, Author).

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Any Day Now

The once-in-a-life time journey of six Canadian comedians, inculding Canadian comedy icon Mark Breslin, as they explore comedy, identity and history throughout the Holy Land and use the weapons of comedy to try and bring laughter to the Middle East.

Auschwitz On My Mind

Poland | 16 min | Drama, Romance

Aug. 8 | 7:30 PM | Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island Director: Assaf Machnes Producer: Assaf Machnes and Adi Druker Writer: Assaf Machnes Starring: Inbal Erez, Yoav Rottman

The journey of an Israeli teenager, trying to win the affection of a girl from his class, while they both travel on a school trip in Poland, between Holocaust memorials and death camps.

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Authentic

Australia | 13 min | LGBTQ

Aug. 9 | 8:15 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre

The Balls to Prove It

Aug. 8 | 6:30 PM | The Vets

Director: Manuel R. Mota Writer: Max Richter, Christina Christensen Starring: Robert Hilliar, Caleb Alloway

A misogynist learns what he really wants in life when he meets a young man in his apartment building elevator who exerts a strange hold over him.

A Will for the Woods

USA | 103 min | Doc, Social Issue

Aug. 8 | 1:00 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Amy Browne, Jeremy Kaplan Producer: Amy Browne

A man pursues his dying wish while battling lymphoma, joining pioneers of the green burial movement in conserving habitat and revolutionizing the funeral industry.

USA| 34 min | Doc, Sport

Director: Murray Scott, Daniel Becker Producer: Daniel Becker Writer: Jessica Becker Starring: Eric Sutcliffe

Eric Sutcliffe’s lifelong love of baseball and his deep, unquenchable thirst for the game translate into an uncanny ability to predict where a foul ball will land.

Bananas

USA | 7 min | Comedy

Aug. 11 | 2:30 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Aaron Rosenbloom Producer: Wes Meilandt, Brad Lavery Starring: Jayma Mays

A meditation on fruit.

Beat Baby, is it Warm in Here?

USA | 4 min | Comedy, Music

Aug. 10 | 2:00 PM | The Vets Director: Aneil Karia Prodcuer: Mark Grimmer Starring: Ben Whishaw

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Aug. 9 | 8:00 PM | Paff Theatre

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Director: Jared White Producer: Jared White Writer: Jared White Starring: Avital Ash, Jacob DeMonte-Finn

UK | 12 min | Drama

An honestly modern parody of the holiday classic “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”

US PREMIERE. A man walking a paper-thin line between hopelessness and euphoria, testing and pushing the boundaries of conventions and impulse.

The Bag

Before You Know It

USA | 25 min | Drama

Aug. 7 | 9:00 PM | The Vets Director: Ray Nomoto Robison Producer: Ray Nomoto Robison, Marlyn Mason Writer: Marlyn Mason Starring: Marlyn Mason

The story of a women who has discovered her mother is hoarding pills in order to commit suicide. Based on a true story.

USA | 109 min | Doc, LGBTQ

Aug. 9 | 6:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre Director: PJ Raval Producer: PJ Raval, Sara Giustini

Three LGBTQ seniors navigate the adventures, challenges, and surprises of life and love in their golden years.


USA | 95 min | Drama

Aug. 8 | 7:30 PM | Sandywoods Center for the Arts

The Big Leap

Poland, Sweden| 15 min | Comedy

Aug. 9 | 8:00 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Kristoffer Rus Producer: Kaska Krosny, Maciej Strzembosz, Renata Czarnkowska-Listos Writer: Kristoffer Rus Starring: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Gustaf Skarsgård, Tilly Scott Pedersen

Director: Todd Looby Producer: Thomas Madden Writer: Todd Looby Starring: Amy Selmetz, Thomas Madden

Paul and Mary are young idealists and new parents to 6-month old, Pearl. When Mary returns to work, Paul takes over and becomes the jerk he thought he’d never be.

Being Venice

Australia | 90 min | Drama

Aug. 8 | 5:30 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Miro Bilbrough Producer: Karen Radzyner, Michael Wrenn Writer: Miro Bilbrough Starring: Alice McConnell, Garry McDonalds

US PREMIERE. Venice is having trouble with the men in her life: she breaks up with her lover and starts an affair with her best friend. To her chagrin, her ex-hippie dad, camped on her sofa for a week, ignores it at all.

Best if Used By

Bishtar Az Do Saat (More than Two Hours)

Iran| 15 min | Drama

Aug. 9 | 6:30 PM | The Vets Directed by: Ali Asgari Produced by: Sasan Salour Writer: Ali Asgari, Farnoosh Samadi Starring: Shahrzad Ghasemi, Tahna Mohammadi

It’s 3 AM: a boy and a girl are wandering in the city. They are looking for a hospital to cure the girl, but it is much harder than they thought.

USA | 23 min | Drama, Comedy

Aug. 8 | 2:30 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Aemilia Scott Producer: Ed Flynn Writer: Aemilia Scott Starring: Aemilia Scott

A grocery store clerk’s boyfriend suddenly dies, and she keeps their love alive by taking his body to the store’s cooler.

The Bicycle

Suffering from a financial crisis, three people meet at the top of a skyscraper with the same intention: to commit suicide. Their conflict deepens as they discover they all represent a different conviction about the hereafter; the only way to find out who is right is to take The Big Leap.

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Be Good

Black Mulberry

Georgia, France | 21 min | Drama, Youth

Aug. 10 | 3:15 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Gabriel Razmadze

In the mining city of Chiatura, Georgia, two teenagers spend a day together, far from their respective lives.

USA | 7 min | Drama, Youth

Aug. 8 | 3:15 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Chris McCoy, Adam Neustradter Writer: Chris McCoy, Adam Neustradter Starring: Shawn Christensen

An old, abandoned bicycle learns to love again.

Bottled Up

USA | 14 min | Drama, Religion

Aug. 9 | 9:00 PM | The Vets Director: Raffy Cortina Producer: Mary Dambro and Raffy Cortina Writer: Raffy Cortina Starring: Jane Osborn, Joe Abraham

Amos, a dockworker, is trapped in a current of monotony. His only hope is a wish bottle that contains his desire to escape the mundane.

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Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks

USA | 10 min | Doc

Aug. 8 | 1:00 PM | Providence Public Library

Cast Offs

Aug. 8 | 9:00 PM | The Vets Director: Garrick Hamm Producer: Oliver Swanton Writer: Garrick Hamm Starring: Harry Eden

Director: Tiffany Shlain Producer: Sawyer Steele Writer: Tiffany Shlain, Sawyer Steele, Ken Goldberg

An exploration of the parallels between a child’s brain development and the development of the Internet.

Two thieves getaway to the seaside and find more than they bargained for.

Brighton

Ceramic Tango

UK | 26 min | LGBTQ

Aug. 9 | 8:15 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre

A man’s journey to the south coast of England becomes complicated when a tourist’s dangerous promise changes both of their lives.

Calloused Hands

UK | 95 min | Drama, Jewish

Director: Patricia Chica Producer: Patricia Chica Writer: Charles Hall Starring: Holy Scar, Richard Cardinal

WORLD PREMIERE. After receiving grave news, a young man spirals into a deep depression, leaving him vulnerable to the will of a dangerous intruder.

Change Over Time

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Aug. 9 | 4:00 PM | The Vets Director: Jesse Quinones Producer: Shivaun Woolfson Writer: Jesse Quinones Starring: Andre Royo, Luca Oriel, and Daisy Haggard

Twelve-year-old Josh is a mixed-race boy and a promising baseball player. Neglected by his mother and abused by her boyfriend, Josh manages to forge his own path in life when his estranged grandfather insists he study for his Bar Mitzvah.

Camp Story

USA | 26 min | Doc, Animation

Aug. 9 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: David Levy Producer: Deborah M. Staab Writer: David Levy

A poor city kid volunteers at a summer camp and discovers a whole new world.

El Salvador, Canada | 10 min | Drama, Horror

Aug. 6 | 7:00 PM | The Vets

Director: Pierre Stefanos Producer: Evan Pugh, Gavin O’Mally Richardson, and Luke Cairns Writer: Pierre Stafanos Starring: Lennard Sillevis and Robbie Capaldi

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UK| 11 min | Drama, Youth

USA | 7 min | Doc, LGBTQ, Animation

Aug. 8 | 6:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre Director: Ewan Duarte Producer: Ewan Duarte Writer: Ewan Duarte Starring: Ewan Duarte

An animated, experimental, personal documentary about the filmmaker’s first year on testosterone from an impressionistic and poetic perspective.

Chef de Meute (Herd Leader)

Canada | 13 min | Comedy, Women

Aug. 6 | 7:00 PM | The Vets Aug. 8 | 7:00 PM | Museum of Work and Culture Director: Chloé Robichaud Producer: Laurent Allaire Writer: Chloé Robichaud Starring: Eve Duranceau

Following her aunt’s death, Clara is put in charge of her pet. Little does she know, these are the first steps to an unlikely, but empowering, friendship.


USA | 3 min | Animation

Aug. 9 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Elaine Wu, Christine Kim Writer: Elaine Wu, Christine Kim

A story about a pig who is addicted to eating eggs, but when he falls in love with a chicken, he must decide what comes first, Chicken or the Egg.

Cold Warrior

UK | 19 min | Drama

Aug. 7 | 4:00 PM | The Vets Directed by: Emily Greenwood Produced by: Laurent Montagner, Miranda Fleming, and Robert Mears Starring: Eloise Littell

Death Metal Angola

Aug. 11 | 3:15 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Jeremy Xido Producer: David Gallagher Writer: None Starring: Sonia Ferreira and Wilker Flores

Sonia Ferreira and Wilker Flores live and breathe hardcore rock and roll. They run the Okutiuka orphanage in the war-ravaged city of Huambo, Angola and dream of mounting the first-ever national rock concert.

Decimation

USA | 9 min | Animation, Children

Aug. 9 | 10:00 AM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Ryan Kravetz Producer: Ryan Kravetz Writer: Ryan Kravetz

Directed by: Wade Jackson Produced by: Kris Kidd, Nick Hall, and Nancy Blakely Starring: Andrew Bosch, Andrew Tribolini, Brandon Anthony, Chris Davis, D’Angelo Midili, Ian Lindsay, Josh Truax, Luke Schuck, Richard Carmen, Ron Carrier, Roy Stanton, and Stefan Hajek

In 1942, ten Russian soldiers accused of cowardice are temporarily imprisoned.

Délicate Gravité (Delicate Gravity)

USA | 74 min | Doc, Comedy

Aug. 8 | 4:00 PM | The Vets Director: John Wager Producer: John Wager, Bernadette Luckett, Ray Reo Writer: Jessica Becker Starring: BJ Novak, Lewis Black, Robert Saget, Zach Galifiankis

Five severely wounded Iraq/Afghanistan veterans are given the opportunity to explore their experiences through the healing power of humor as they work with professional comedy writers, and A-List comedians.

USA | 30 min | Drama, Romance

Aug. 11 | 2:30 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Philippe André Producer: Patrick Barbier Writer: Philippe André, Daniel Hainey Starring: Anne Parillaud, Yvan Attal

A modern day fairytale about a young girl who discovers the key to creating a new world.

Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor

USA | 30 min | Drama, War

Aug. 8 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium

A young gymnast questions her dreams of championship glory when she discovers she’s part of a shady government plot for her to win at any cost.

The Collector’s Gift

Angola, USA | 83 min | Doc, Music

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Chicken or the Egg

Paul receives an emotional message from Claire. He can hear the deep sadness behind her words and believes she might commit suicide, but Paul does not know Claire.

Dinner and a Movie

USA | 15 min | Comedy, Romance

Aug. 11 | 2:30 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Ben Aston Producer: Tolu Itegboje Writer: Ben Aston, Maria Hummer Starring: Anne Wittman, Nathan Hennenfent

After a year of exchanging romantic letters, besotted bachelor Randy Stubleski and convict Crystal Phillips finally meet when she is released from a Michigan prison.

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The Discontentment of Ed Telfair

USA | 18 min | Drama, Comedy

Dotty

Aug. 6 | 7:00 PM | The Vets

Aug. 7 | 4:00 PM | The Vets

Director: Mick Andrews and Brett O’Gorman Producer: Jozef Fityus Starring: Joyce Irving and Alison Bruce

Director: Daniel Campbell Producer: Joshua H. Miller, Miles B. Miller, Ward Sparacio Writer: Daniel Campbell Starring: Jeff Bailey

Ed Telfair is a mundane, middle-aged man who’s dealing with insecurities in his life until he decides to take matters into his own hands.

Dji. Death Fails

Director: Dmitri Voloshin Producer: Serghei Chirillov Writer: Dmitri Voloshin, Serdar Djumaev, Vadim Novac

Dji is an unlucky death. All he has to do is take the soul of a dying man. But he comes up against many obstacles in the process.

Donner Party: The Musical

USA | 4 min | Comedy, Music

Drone

UK | 13 min | Drama, War

Aug. 10 | 2:30 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Daniel Jewel Producer: Daniel Jewel and Mandy Belnick Writer: Daniel Jewel Starring: Ewen Bremner

In the near future, drone warfare has been privatized.

Drone Strike

UK | 20 min | Drama, War

Aug. 6 | 7:00 PM | The Vets

Aug. 10 | 8:15 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre

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On her bed in a run-down rest home, Dotty is desperate to send a text message to her daughter. When her morning cup of tea arrives, Dotty manages to rope someone else into her long battle with technology.

Moldova | 4 min | Animation

Aug. 9 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium

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New Zealand | 11 min | Drama, Comedy

Director: Andrew Migliori Producer: Joseph Migneault, Natalie Migneault Writer: Andrew Migliori, Isaac Goldberg Starring: Kendra White, Lizzie Stanton, Vincent Tomasino

Snowbound and desperate, some of the Donner Party died of starvation. Some of them did not.

Dood van een Schaduw (Death of a Shadow)

Director: Chris Richmond Producer: Mike Sedgwick and Oliver Ronicle Writer: Chris Richmond and Mike Sedgwick Starring: Hamid Botbaldin and Mark Bazeley

WORLD PREMIERE. A day in the life of a devoted father and serving RAF drone pilot as he juggles the normality of his domestic life with the warped reality of firing Hellfire missiles 4000 miles away in Afghanistan, and how one fateful decision shatters his conviction.

Belgium, France | 20 min | Drama

Aug. 8 | 7:30 PM | Sandywoods Center for the Arts Director: Tom Van Avermaet Producer: Ellen Da Waele and Isabelle Mathy Writer: Tom Van Avermaet Starring: Matthias Schoenaerts

Nathan, a soldier, died during World War I. A strange collector has since imprisoned his shadow and given him a second life among 10,000 other captured shadows.

Ecoute s’il pleut (Listen to Your Weeping Heart)

France | 30 min | Drama

Aug. 10 | 4:45 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Demangeon Clary Produced by: Herve Medec Starring: Cottis Candela, Duval Daniel and Frot Dominique

As her sister lies ill in the hospital, six-year-old Ana is sent to grandparents for the weekend. As Ana spends time with her grandparents and plays with her friend Coralie, she forgets her sister. She wants to forget...


Spain | 5 min | Animation

Aug. 9 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium

Ex Animo

Aug. 8 | 5:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium

Director: Álvaro Granados Producer: Álvaro Granados Writer: Álvaro Granados

Set in the XIV Century, Eideann is the story of how a courageous shepherd from the Highland of Scotland and one of the sheep of his flock become the pioneers of one of the most popular entertainments of our days.

Ellen is Leaving

New Zealand | 15 min | Drama, Romance

Aug. 10 | 7:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Michelle Savill Producer: Gaylene Preston Writer: Marthy Hardy-Ward Starring: Tai Berdinner Blades

Director: Wojciech Wojtkowski Producer: Mateusz Michalak and Piotr Furmankiewicz Writer: Wojciech Wojtkowski

WORLD PREMIERE. Absurd and unrelated scenes describe the rules governing the world confined to a sheet of paper and animation technique. The relationships between the characters seem strangely

The Fantastic Bus

Director: Dana Schoel Producer: Pierre Larouche, Vito G. Balenzano Writer: Dana Schoel Starring: Daniel Brochu, Leigh Ann Taylor, Robert Kabakoff

Director: Matthias Zuder Producer: Annika Steffens Writer: Marie-Therese Thill Starring: Christian Friedel, Horst Westphal, and Luise Helm

Max is on the road with his pregnant girlfriend when he gets a call from his grandfather, who wants to see him before he is to be taken away. When they meet, Max’s grandfather offers the young man an inheritance that blasts apart the notion of “family.”

Exam Jitters

When a young man runs into his father’s broken down, self-made camper school bus on the highway, memories from his childhood come flooding back.

Germay | 17 min | Drama

Aug. 9 | 4:00 PM | The Vets

USA | ?? min | Children

Aug. 8 | 10:00 AM | Metcalf Auidtorium Director: Susan Procopio

Canada | 12 min | Drama

Aug. 8 | 2:30 PM | Metcalf Auditorium

On the eve of departing overseas Ellen makes the fateful decision to gift her boyfriend to another girl.

Erbgut (Liquidation)

Poland | 7 min | Animation

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Eideann

Five

USA | 14 min | Drama, Social Issue

Aug. 10 | 8:15 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre Director: B.J. Winfrey Producer: B.J. Winfrey, Jermaine Jackson, Kevin Gray, Syr Law, William Biddlle Writer: B.J. Winfrey Starring: Emily Duffield, J.P. Marston, Jermaine Jackson

An escaped convict, holed up in a house in the middle of nowhere, concocts a rather shocking plan.

Fliehkraft (Escaping Gravity)

Germany | 23 min | LGBTQ, Youth

Aug. 7 | 8:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre Director: Benjamin Teske Producer: Frauke Kolbmueller Writer: Cherokee Agnew Starring: Hedi Kriegeskotte, Ronald Nitschke, Sabin Tambrea

Two students decide to stay up all night in order to avoid the morning jitters before a final exam.

To finally gain her father’s acceptance, transsexual Leonie decides to return masqueraded as a man to the world of her childhood: the funfair. Though even the old owner of the ghost train has something to hide.

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Flow

Taiwan | 5 min | Sport, Music

Aug. 9 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium

Furever

Aug. 9 | 1:00 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Amy Finkel Producer: Eliza Flug Writer: Amy Finkel Starring: Illeana Douglas

Director: Ante Cheng Producer: Tien Tsung Ma Starring: Jen Yu Chao, Ming Chien Ying

Through the body language of dancers, we leap across the island of Taiwan. Every encounter in life is unexpected.

Fool’s Day

USA | 20 min | Comedy

Aug. 10 | 4:00 PM | The Vets Director: Cody Blue Snider Producer: Dee Snider, Suzette Snider Writer: Cody Blue Snider, Shane Snider Starring: Kathy Searle, Liam Foley, Mitchell Jarvis

A 4th grade class pull an innocent April Fool’s prank on their teacher...and accidentally kill her. Panicked and convinced they will go to prison, the blood splattered classmates try to cover up the murder and dispose of the body before their D.A.R.E. officer arrives for their weekly lesson.

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Forget Us Not

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USA | 71 min | Doc, LGBTQ

Aug. 7 | 6:00 PM | Brown/RISD Hillel Director: Heather E. Connell Producer: Heather E. Connell Starring: Ron Pearlman (voice)

World Premiere. A moving, in depth look at the persecution and subsequent death of the 5 million non Jewish victims of the WWII Holocaust and the lives of those who survived.

Foster

USA | 90 min | Drama

Aug. 10 | 6:30 PM | The Vets Director: Jonathan Newman Producer: Hale Coughlin, David Mutch Writer: Jonathan Newman Starring: Hayley Mills, Ioan Gruffund, Maurice Cole, Rhichard E. Grant, Toni Collette

Looking to adopt a child and unable to conceive a child of their own, the Morrison’s lives are turned upside down when an unusual 7 year old boy unexpectedly shows up on their doorstep...

USA | 80 min | Doc

Furever explores the dimensions of grief people experience over the loss of a pet. It examines the sociological evolution of pets in the U.S. today, particularly their position in a family unit, and how this evolution is affecting those in the veterinary profession and death care industry.

Getting Go: The Go USA | 90 min | Doc, LGBTQ Doc Project Aug. 10 | 9:00 PM | The Vets Director: Cory Krueckeberg Producer: Cory Krueckeberg, Tom Gustafson Writer: Cory Krueckeberg Starring: Matthew Camp, Tanner Cohen

A recent college grad devises to shoot a documentary about the NYC nightlife scene in order to meet the go go guy he is obsessed with.

The Gift

Australia | 16 min | Drama

Aug. 10 | 7:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Lloyd Harvey, Spencer Harvey Producer: Daniel Jewel and Mandy Belnick Writer: Lloyd Harvey, Spencer Harvey Starring: Anne Tenney, Ben Minigay, Hannah Marshall, Harry Greenwood, Mark Lee

Grace is forced to face her own sexuality and the strain on her marriage when her son Charlie, who has cerebral palsy, asks to lose his virginity for his birthday.

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

USA | 87 min | Doc

Aug. 10 | 2:30 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Nicholas D. Wrathall Producer: Erik Nelson Starring: Gore Vidal

This film balances Gore Vidal’s personal life and political views as we examine a man who lived at the center of 20th century culture and politics in the US.


USA | 29 min | Drama

Aug. 9 | 1:00 PM | Paff Theatre

Grotto

USA | 7 min | LGBTQ

Aug. 9 | 8:15 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre

Director: Daniel Stine Producer: Chris Swain, Debbie Swain Writer: Daniel Stine Starring: Dainel Stine, Linden Ashby

Director: Dave Scala Producer: Francisco Lupini Bassagoiti Writer: David Scala Starring: Adam Jepsen and Ben Getz

Grieving winemaker Grayson Delecourt, pondering the sale of his family vineyard, receives an unwelcome overnight visitor on a bleak, wintry afternoon.

A 20-year-old boy returns to his hometown after a year of big changes away at school.

Great

Guitar #1711

Germany | 24 min | Comedy

Aug. 8 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium

Aug. 10 | 6:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre

Director: Andreas Henn Producer: Alexander Waslelewski Writer: Alexander Wasielewski, Andreas Henn, Gawain Mallinckrodt Starring: Milos Bikovic

Did the Nazis ever see Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator? Based on a true story, Great tells the tale of a young Serbian projectionist Nikold Radosevic as he decides to teach the German oppressors a lesson they won’t forget.

USA | 17 min | Doc, Music

Director:

Guitar #1711 is about the construction of a special acoustic guitar, for a special musician. It begins and ends in a workshop, in a lonely brick mill. The luthier (Otto D’Ambrosio) takes the audience on a passionate journey with his hands.

Gun Great Adventures

Australia | 6 min | Drama

Director: Spencer Gillis Producer: Ethan Mills, Stephen Gillis, and Alex Orlovsky Writer: Spencer Gillis Starring: Gabe Fazio

Director: Gerard Lambkin Producer: Damion Tiernan Writer: Karl Mather Starring: Jack Henry, Levi Miller

Green Acres

USA | 6 min | Animation, Children

Aug. 9 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: James Beck

A parched tortoise wanders through a vast desert desperately in search of water. He comes across an oasis only to find that trespassers are unwelcome. Somehow he must slip past the defenses to quench his thirst.

USA | 18 min | Drama

Aug. 8 | 3:15 PM | Paff Theatre

Aug. 10 | 12:00 PM | The Vets

Heroes, villains, and legends. Twenty years ago Billy and his grandfather were all of these and more, every Sunday afternoon before tea.

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Grape

Roy and Karen, new parents living in suburbia, have a terrifying break-in. Buying a handgun for home defense, Roy gets obsessed with a newfound sense of power he feels carrying the concealed weapon. Roy steers away from protecting his family and heads down a reckless path that may have tragic consequences.

Half Pint

USA | 22 min | Drama, War, Youth

Aug. 8 | 6:30 PM | The Vets Director: Duncan Putney Producer: Duncan Putney, Andre Stark Writer: Duncan Putney Starring: Osmani R.

When his family takes him to a museum on a rainy day, 13 year old Jim doesn’t care much for history, until he finds himself thrown back in time to 1944 France on the eve of D Day.

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Hank and Asha

USA | 73 min | Comedy, Romance

Aug. 9 | 7:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: James E. Duff Producer: James E. Duff Writer: James E. Duff, Julia Morrison Starring: Andrew Pastides, Mahira Kakkar

An Indian student in Prague and a lonely New Yorker begin a correspondence through video letters.

Happiness

USA | 15 min | Drama, Romance

Historie Belge (A Beligan Caper)

France | 26 min | Drama

Aug. 8 | 5:30 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Myriam Donasis

Muriel is almost forty years old and still no child. In spite of the reluctances of her partner, Emmanuelle, she decides to undertake as a matter of urgency a journey to our neighbors the Belgians where the in vitro fertilization is legal in her case.

Aug. 10 | 3:15 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Chris King Producer: Chris King, Donn Hornung, Lena Flynn, Sean Flynn Writer: Chris King Starring: Sierra Hersek

A depressed woman, drowning in the cubicle walls of her monotonous dead-end job, befriends a coworker who makes her rethink who she is and what she wants out of life...with potentially disastrous consequences.

Happy Birthday

Iraq | 8 min | Drama

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Aug. 8 | 3:15 PM | Paff Theatre

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Director: Muhand Hayal Producer: Mohamed al Daradji Writer: Yaers Kream, Muhand Hayal

Homophobia

Australia | 24 min | LGBTQ

Aug. 7 | 8:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre Director: Gregor Schmidinger Producer: Alois Ecker, David Arvidson, Mario Mauracher, Phillipp Kriesel Writer: Gregor Schmidinger Starring: Günther Sturmlechner, Josef Mohamed

An adolescent boy serving in the Austrian Military Forces experiences homosexual feelings toward one of his comrades. The suppressed conflict bubbles up during their last night at the Austrian-Hungarian border, where they are socially isolated and armed with loaded weapons.

The House at the Edge of the Galaxy

USA | 14 min | Drama

Aug. 10 | 8:15 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre On the anniversary of Black Wednesday (and his fifth birthday), a young boy visits his father’s grave. Distracted by his toy car, the little boy wanders off and becomes lost in the labyrinth of graves where he meets an unconventional new friend who will mysteriously lead him back to his mother.

Director: Gleb Osatinski Producer: Gavin Behrman, Kate Bolotnaya Writer: Bleb Osatinski Starring: Grayson Sides, Richard Maichello

A lonely boy is taught, by a passing Cosmonaut, how to plant a ‘star’.

Heil Emil

Germany| 18 min | Drama, War

Aug. 8 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Sebastian Kilinski Producer: Sebastian Kilinski Writer: Stefan M. Fischer, Patrycja Kilinski

Helena, the mother of a child with Down Syndrome, becomes aware of a euthanasia program and singlehandedly stages a missing persons case to keep her son hidden in the attic.

The Hungry Corpse

UK | 10 min | Animation

Aug. 8 | 5:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Gergely Wootsch Producer: John Rankin Writer: James Pout Starring: Bill Nighy, Stephen Mangan

In London’s bustling, yet desolate Trafalgar Square, an ancient, rather hungry corpse meets a pigeon.


USA | ?? min | Doc, Social Issue

Aug. 10 | 6:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre

Jeunesse

France | 75 min | Drama, Youth

Aug. 10 | 4:45 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Justine Malle Producer: Justine Malle Writer: Justine Malle, Cécile Vargaftig Starring: Didier Bezace, Esther Garrel

Director: John Martin

Hungry in the West End tells the stories of low-income seniors suffering food insecurity and how others are helping.

Juliette, twenty, falls in love. At the same time, her father is diagnosed with a fatal disease.

Kalifornjia Innocents

Singapore | 88 min | Drama, Youth

Aug. 8 | 3:15 PM | Paff Theatre

Aug. 9 | 5:30 PM | Paff Theatre

Director: Tomas Vengris Producer: Richard King Writer: Tomas Vengris Starring: Haris Mockus, Justina Brazdzionis, Mantas Valantiejus

Director: Chen Hsi-Wong Producer: Chen Hsi-Wong Writer: Chen Hsi-Wong Starring: Chengyue Cai, Nameera Ashley

A young girl befriends an ostracized boy and embarks on a quest for independence to protect their secret and fragile world.

Irish Folk Furniture

Ireland | 8 min | Doc, Animation

Aug. 9 | 8:00 PM | Jamestown Arts Center

Andrius, a Lithuanian immigrant, comes to California seeking to reconnect with his older brother, only to realize that his brother’s American dream is not all that he had imagined.

The Kampala Story

Jaurès

France| 82 min | Doc, LGBTQ

Aug. 8 | 7:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Tom Van Avermaet Producer: Ellen Da Waele and Isabelle Mathy Writer: Tom Van Avermaet Starring: Matthias Schoenaerts

US PREMIERE. A love affair that was meant to end. Afghan refugees struggling to survive. Both of these worlds merge in the Jaurès apartment.

Denmark, Uganda| 62 min | Drama, Youth

Aug. 10 | 3:15 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Donald Mugisha, Kasper Bisgaard Writer: Donald Mugisha, Kasper Bisgaard

Director: Tony Donoghue Producer: Cathal Black Starring: Eddie Coen (voice), Mary Brannigan (voice), Mikey Chalan (voice), Patrick Cahalan (voice), and Sean Gleeson (voice)

An animated documentary about repair and recycling in rural Ireland.In Ireland old hand painted furniture is often associated with hard times, with poverty and with a time many would rather forget. Because of this association much of the country’s furniture heritage lies rotting in barns and sheds.

USA | 32 min | Drama

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Hungry in the West End

When her mother requires a costly medical operation, fourteen-year-old Apio must travel to Kampala to find her missing father in order to send money back home.

Khawaja Family Home & Sons

United Arab Emirates | 16 min | Drama, Comedy

Aug. 9 | 7:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Ahmed Khawaja Writer: Ahmed Khawaja Starring: Ahmed Khawaja

WORLD PREMIERE. “I don’t believe in the necessity of prayer, but my dad certainly does. My understanding of a noble duty to a God is simple: be a good man. And I am... perhaps not to my family, though... I stay to myself.”

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UK | 96 min | Drama, Family

Lad: A Yorkshire Story

Aug. 8 | 10:00 AM | Metcalf Auditorium

Lambing Season

Aug. 8 | 3:15 PM | Paff Theatre

Director: Dan Hartley Producer: Dan Hartley, Richard Shean Writer: Dan Hartley Starring: Alan Gibson, Bretten Lord

Bridget travels to the Irish countryside to track down her long-lost father while posing as a stranger. When things don’t go according to plan, Bridget and her father are surprised to learn they have more in common than they imagined.

Lady Urmia

La Noche Anuncia La Aurora (Night Announces Dawn)

Iran | 30 min | Doc

Director: Mohammad Eshani Producer: Mohammad Eshani, Mohammad Ala

US PREMIERE. A poetic documentary about Lake Urmia, in the Northwest of Iran, which is drying up completely.

La Fugue (The Runaway)

France | 22 min | Drama, Youth

Aug. 7 | 4:00 PM | The Vets Director: Jean-Bernard Marlin

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Director: Jeannie Donohoe Producer: Juliet Lashinsky-Revene Writer: Jeannie Donohoe Starring: Breeda Wool, Seamus Moran

From the heart of a boy comes the story of a man... The inspiring story of thirteen year old Tom Proctor, who comes to terms with the loss of his dad through the friendship he forms with park ranger Al Thorpe, in the Yorkshire Dales.

Aug. 10 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium

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USA, Ireland | 19 min | LGBTQ

Venezuela | 23 min | Drama

Aug. 9 | 2:30 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Gerard Uzcategui Producer: Gerard Uzcategui Writer: Gerard Uzcategui Starring: Elinat Falbel

Over the delta of the Cataumbo river in a Palafito, a woman makes her home. Facing the death of her husband, she cleaves the streams of solitude... until one day--one fine day--when she decides to seek the unknown.

The Last Time I Saw Richard

Australia | 23 min | Drama

Aug. 9 | 8:00 PM | Paff Theatre

Lakdar, a committed young social worker, is looking for Sabrina, one of the young people in his care at a detention centre in Marseille. Today the court will pronounce judgment on Sabrina’s past offences. Lakdar is confident that things will work out; Sabrina is not.

La Hora Señalada (High Noon)

Venezuela| 13 min | Drama, Comedy, Children

Aug. 10 | 10:00 AM | The Vets Director: Francisco Fuentes Producer: Mike Medina Writer: Ivan Mazza Starring: Gabriel Rojas, Pedro Gómez

Figueroa, a small and lonely child, is accidentally pushed against the biggest boy of his class: Almendros. The boys around them decree the two of them must face each other, outside the school, when the noon bell rings.

Director: Nicholas Verso Producer: John Molloy Writer: Nicholas Verso Starring: Cody Fern, Toby Wallace

Jonah is proud to be the loner at the teen mental health clinic. But when a new patient, Richard, is admitted and the boys are forced to share a room, Jonah finds himself forming a connection despite himself. But will their bond be strong enough to protect them from the dalkings that hide in the night shadows?

Last Time We Checked

USA | 14 min | LGBTQ

Aug. 7 | 8:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre Directed by: Demangeon Clary Produced by: Herve Medec Starring: Cottis Candela, Duval Daniel and Frot Dominique

Stan, a mild-mannered gay man, has been called into the Department of Immigration to account for his marriage to a Canadian drag queen.


Tunisia, USA | 15 min | Drama

Aug. 8 | 3:15 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Zachary Kerschberg Producer: Imed Lassoued, Zachary Kerschber, and Ramzi Bouchamaoui Writer: Zachary Kerschberg Starring: Adelmonem Chouayet and Fathi Akkari

Mahmoud, a petty clerk in a police station, must suddenly chose sides when a tortured prisoner asks him for help.

La ville est calme (The City is Quiet)

Le livre des morts (The Book of the Dead)

France| 35 min | Animation, War

Aug. 8 | 5:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Alain Escalle Producer: Nicolas Schmerkin Starring: Mickelange Iriti

US PREMIERE. In the rubble of a neighborhood slated for demolition, somewhere in Eastern Europe, Mikhail is grappling with his own personal demons, in the course of an ultimate journey among the ghosts trapped in the pages of a book.

France | 19 min | Drama

Aug. 8 | 7:00 PM | Museum of Work and Culture Director: Alexandre Labarussiat

Le Locataire (The Tenant)

France | 25 min | Women

Aug. 8 | 7:00 PM | Museum of Work and Culture Director: Nadège Loiseau Starring: Fabienne Babe

During his years of walking, Wolfgang has only met Martha. One night, during a walk, Wolfgang notices a window behind the silhouette of a little girl who looks...

Le Chevreuil (The Deer)

Canda | 15 min | Drama, Comedy

Aug. 11| 7:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Rémi St. Michael Producer: Rémi St. Michael, Samuel Gagnon-Thibodeau, Serge-Olivier Rondeau Writer: Rémi St. Michael Samuel Gagnon-Thibodeau Starring: Denis Harvey

Marc’s nonchalance brings him to a slippery slope.

Le Dernier Homme (The Last Man)

France | 13 min | Drama

Aug. 10 | 8:00 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Axel Courtière

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Late Spring

US PREMIERE. Positive! At age 54, Nicole has just discovered that she is pregnant. The discovery threatens to shake up her world and little family.

Lemons

USA | 4 min |Animation

Aug. 9 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Kate Burck Producer: Kate Burck

Newman’s groceries are always delivered to the safety of his own front door, by a girl he’s never met. Exactly how he likes it. A film about lemons, love, and leaving the house.

Les adieux de la grise (A Shade of Grey)

Canada | 15 min | Family

Aug. 8 | 7:00 PM | Museum of Work and Culture

Two men remain alive after a war between men and women has killed all the men on the planet in this fabulist, surreal tale set in a secret hideaway from which the two make clandestine forays outside for food dressed as women.

Director: Hervé Demers Producer: Hervé Demers Writer: Hervé Demers, JeanPhilippe Boudreau, Xavier Lechasseur Starring: Noémy Petit

A peaceful life on a family farm. A cold, clear winter day. Nine-year-old Noemy is about to leave the carefree world of childhood behind.

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Life According to Sam

USA | 94 min | Doc, Youth

Aug. 11 | 1:00 PM | Paff Theatre

Look Up!

Aug. 9 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium

Director: Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine Producer: Sheila Nevins

One family’s courageous fight to save their only son from a rare and fatal disease, progeria.

France | 8 min | Animation

Like Rabbits

Aug. 9 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Mikhal Bak

USA | 1 min | Animation

Director: Chad Strawderman Producer: Chad Strawderman Writer: Chad Strawderman

WORLD PREMIERE. A public service warning about the dangers of texting while walking.

Lost on Purpose

USA | 100 min | Drama, Comedy

Aug. 10 | 5:30 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Ian Nelms, Eshom Nelms Producer: Irvin E. Engebretson, John Derango, M. Lupercio, Ron Yankee Writer: Ian Nelms, Eshom Nelms Starring: Aaron Hill, C. Thomas Howell

People come to the fair ground for all types of fun, but the bad-luck spreading, melancholic fish-headed man puts an end to that.

Little Kyota Neon Hood

Japan | 20 min | Drama

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Aug. 8 | 3:15 PM | Paff Theatre

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In the fertile, San Joaquin Valley, fueled by gin and sheer determination, Elizabeth James (Ms. Liz) operates her third generation dairy farm outside the region’s domineering co-ops. To help keep the place afloat, she’s employed five renegade ranch hands.

Director: Satsuki Okawa Producer: Takeshi Tanaka Writer: Satsuki Okawa Starring: Kaede Tsuchiya

Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story

USA | 75 min |Doc, Music

Aug. 8 | 9:00 PM | The Vets Director: Tony D’Annunzio Producer: Tony D’Annunzio

A Japanese boy with a neon protective hood finds comfort from daily life in a post disaster country by befriending a foreigner who returns to the town he once fled.

Lollywood

The great untold story in Rock & Roll history as revealed by the musicians, artists & people that lived it.

Liberia | 10 min | Doc

Aug. 11 | 3:15 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Todd Looby Producer: Todd Looby

Edwin, a 15 year old Liberian war orphan, always wanted to make a Nollywood movie. So one day, he wrote a script, cast the 30 actors needed, built an entire African village and shot a feature-length script in half-a-day.

Love in the Time of Advertising

USA | 8 min |Animation

Aug. 11 | 5:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: David Bokser, Matt Berenty Producer: Kevin Shapiro, David Bokser, Matt Berenty Writer: David Bokser, Matt Berenty Starring: Hunter Curra, Jillinda Palmer

Love in the Time of Advertising is an animated short film about a young man living inside of a billboard, charged with updating the advertisements. When a tear in the sign reveals a beautiful young lady living across the highway, he falls instantly in love.


Brazil | 6 min | Animation

Aug. 8 | 5:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Edson Oda Producer: Sergio Prado Writer: Edson Oda Starring: Antonio Moreno, Rodrigo Araujo

Fabiano, a young mercenary, is hired to kill Death.

Maniac

USA | 23 min | Drama

Aug. 10 | 8:15 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre Director: Sam Borowski Producer: Sam Borowski Writer: Nihad Shalabi Starring: Bill Sorvino

WORLD PREMIERE. The Man (Bill Sorvino), a disgruntled, disturbed citizen, takes the law into his own hands after a tragedy pushes him over the edge.

Maple Syrup

Mémorable Moi (Remember Me)

Canada | 15 min | Adult, Comedy

Aug. 9 | 8:00 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Jean-Francois Asselin Producer: Jean-Francois Asselin Writer: Jean-Francois Asselin Starring: Emile Proulx-Cloutier, Sylvie De Morais, Eugénie Beaudry

WORLD PREMIERE. Mathieu seeks all ways to attract attention to himself. It is a matter of survival: you think of me so I am.

Memory Sculptor

Japan, USA | 17 min | Sci-Fi

Aug. 9 | 9:00 PM | The Vets Director: Ken Ochiai Producer: T etsuya Bessho Writer: Nir Studnitski, Kei Suwz Starring: Kumi Takiuchi, Kyo Kasumi, Seiichiro Kameishi, Shunsuke Daito

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Malaria

Memory Sculptors, who can enter the human brain to erase memories, faces the toughest job to date: erasing ineradicable memory.

Canada | 1 min | Animation

Aug. 9 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Yoshino Aoki Producer: Yoshino Aoki Writer: Yoshino Aoki

Miss Todd

UK | 13 min |Animation

Aug. 9 | 10:00 AM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Kristina Yee Producer: Suzanne Mayger

A girl traveled back from Canada opens her suitcase at home and finds something unexpected.

Mediacare

USA | 14 min | Doc

In 1910 New York, a woman had a dream: to fly. Miss Todd, our heroine, works to understand the principles of flight, as people all over the world were doing, but she has more than gravity holding her down.

Aug. 10 | 6:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre Director: Gene Pina Writer: Gene Pina

Misterio (Mystery)

Spain | 12 min | Sci-Fi

Aug. 9 | 9:00 PM | The Vets

Mediacare is a student short documentary on the politics of media manipulation in the 21st century.

Director: Chema García Ibarra Producer: Chema García Ibarra, Leonor Díaz Writer: Chema García Ibarra Starring: Jose Manuel Ibarra

They say that if you put your ear to the back of his neck, you can hear the Virgin talk.

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Mobile Homes

USA | 13 min | Women, Adult

The Morning After

Aug. 8 | 9:00 PM | The Vets

Aug. 9 | 6:30 PM | The Vets

Director: David Renaud Producer: David Renaud, Mia Faith Renaud Writer: David Renaud, Meg Gifford Starring: Kincaid Walker, Steve West

Director: Vladimir de Fontenay Producer: Colin Whitlow, Etienne Dubaille, Tati Barrantes Writer: Vladimir de Fontenay Starring: Alison Folland, Ash Devens, David Call

A pregnant sex worker takes her chance to escape when she realizes her son might be taken away from her.

Mohammed’s Birds

Director: Mohammed AlAwadi Producer: Mohammed AlAwadi Writer: Mohammed AlAwadi

WORLD PREMIERE. Driven by his new passion for birds, the filmmaker travels around New England meeting different bird enthusiasts while raising his own birds at his apartment above an aquarium store.

Denmark | 12 min | Drama

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Aug. 8 | 4:00 PM | The Vets

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Director: Rene Frelle Petersen Producer: Rene Frelle Petersen Writer: Rene Frelle Petersen Starring: Allan Hyde, Julie Andersen

Emma is 16 and she just wants to go to the movies with her friends, but her big brother Lucas is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and needs constant care - and apparently Emma is the only one to fill that role.

Mont Blanc

After a wild night, a woman wakes up naked in bed with a sexy stranger and no recollection of the previous night’s events. Who says passion is just for night before? Sometimes you have to wake up to find the man of your dreams.

USA | 28 min | Doc

Aug. 9 | 7:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium

Mommy

USA | 15 min | Musical, Comedy

Belgium | 15 min | Family, Drama

Aug. 10 | 4:45 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Gilles Coulier Producer: Dirk Impens Writer: Gilles Coulier, Angelo Tijssens Starring: Wim Willaert, JeanPierre Lauwers

US PREMIERE. A father undertakes one last journey to the mountains with his son as they look for Mont Blanc and for each other.

Mutual Friends

USA | 84 min | Romance, Comedy

Aug. 10 | 7:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Matthew Watts Producer: Michael Tannen Writer: Amy Higgins, Craig Difolco, Frank Angones, Jessica Sue Burstein, Matthew Watts, Olivia Silver, Ross Partridge Starring: Caitlin Fitzgerald, Cheyenne Jackson, Christina Cole, Jennifer Lafleur, Michael StahlDavid, Michael Chernus, Peter Scanavino, Ross Partridge

A day in the life of four couples as they struggle with love on their way to an explosive New York City surprise party. Each character was created by a different writer.

My Cross to Bear

USA | 40 min |Religious, Drama

Aug. 10 | 8:15 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre Director: Peter Bongiorno Producer: Glenn Allen Writer: Peter Bongiorno Starring: Faron Salisbury

Forgive me Father. For you have sinned. Based on the true story of one brave young man that survived years of abuse from the same people that were supposed to nurture and protect him.

Naked: A Musical Short Film

USA | 11 min | Musical

Aug. 10 | 8:15 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre Director: Sean Robinson Producer: Katie Zaffrann Writer: VP Boyle Starring: Amy Blackman, Claude Kerven, Katie Zaffrann, Matthew Schatz

A girl becomes so frustrated with life that she decides to make a choice, a leap-and-the-net-will-appear decision: She decides to get naked. All the time.


Germany | 94 min | Romance, Drama

Aug. 10 | 8:00 PM | Paff Theatre

The Note

Aug. 8 | 2:30 PM | Mecalf Auditorium

Director: Stanislav Güntner Producer: Christian Fuellmich Writer: Stanislav Güntner, Alexei Mamedov Starring: Emilia Schüle, Mark Filatov, Michael Schweighöfer, Àlex Brendemühl

US PREMIERE. A young Russian-German, torn between love and his criminal past, is struggling to make a new beginning in Berlin.

New Room

Canada | 3 min | Children

Aug. 8 | 10:00 AM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Susan Procopio

WORLD PREMIERE. A newly decorated bedroom needs a special touch to make it personally inspired by Spongebob Squarepants.

No Comment

Director: Ciaran Creagh Producer: Simon Doyle Writer: Ciaran Creagh Starring: Aidan Gillen, Ruth McCabe, Tracy Coogan

US PREMIERE. A story about redemption, the Note centers around Lars a middle aged alcoholic, who through his addiction has lost everything, most importantly his wife and son.

No Tiene Gracia (Not Funny)

Spain | 15 min | Adult, Drama

Aug. 9 | 8:00 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Carlos Violadé Producer: Julio Vergne Writer: Carlos Violadé Starring: Andrés Berlanga, Mercedes Bernal

Manolo likes to play practical jokes but doesn’t know that to make a joke, one has to assume all the consequences.

France | 4 min | LGBTQ

Aug. 9 | 8:15 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre Director: Alexandra Naoum Producer: Alexandra Naoum Writer: Alexandra Naoum Starring: Alexandra Naoum, Oliver Maltman, Jonathan Burteaux

O Amuleto do Drago Brazil | 18 min |Drama (The Amulet of the Dragon) Aug. 10 | 1:00 PM | Paff Theatre Director: João Paulo Andrade Producer: João Paulo Andrade Writer: João Paulo Andrade Starring: Jui Huang, Thiago Stechinni, Daiana Kwai Lin, Jorge Yoshida

A girl experiences two unexpected encounters in the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris.

Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution

Ireland | 22 min | Drama

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Namez

USA | 14 min | Doc

WORLD PREMIERE. The search for a stolen amulet takes three Chinese descendants to a Brazilian Kung Fu academy where a secret kept for centuries will be revealed.

Aug. 11 | 3:15 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Matthew VanDyke Producer: Matthew VanDyke Writer: Matthew VanDyke Starring: Omar Hattab, Nour Kelze

The story of the Syrian struggle for freedom as experienced by a 32 year old rebel commander, Mowya, and a 24 year old female journalist, Nour, in Aleppo, Syria.

Ojala

USA | 21 min | Family, Drama

Aug. 9 | 2:30 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Ryan Velasquez Producer: Irina Popov Writer: Joshua Beirne-Golden Starring: Edy Ganem, Eilzabeth Liang, Marisa Quinn

As Olga and her daughter Ana struggle to make their dreams come true, will they ever be able to see each other for who they really are?

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Old Man

USA | 6 min | Animation

Aug. 9 | 5:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium

On the Road to Tel Aviv Isreal | 18 min | Drama Aug. 8 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Khen Shalem

Director: Leah Shore Producer: Leah Shore, Carl D�Andre Starring: Charles Manson, Marlin Marynick

For more than 20 years Charles Manson has refused to communicate directly with the outside world. Until now.

Old Stock

Canada | 85 min | Drama, Youth

Aug. 11 | 7:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: James Genn Producer: Justine Whyte Writer: Dane Clark Starring: Corinne Conley, Jack Daniel Wells, Meghan Heffern, Melanie Leishman, Noah Reid

Stock Burton is forced back into his small town where he must come to terms with the troubled past that led to his early retirement.

Onang

A young Israeli finds himself in a frightening situation when a suspicious looking Arab woman enters the same bus as his fiancĂŠe.

Philippines | 15 min | Drama

Oros (The Coin Bearer)

Philippines | 81 min | Drama

Aug. 10 | 2:00 PM | The Vets Director: Paul Sta Ana Producer: Paul Sta Ana, JD Beales Writer: Obet Villela Starring: Kristoffer King, Tanya Gomez

US PREMIERE. In a decadent world where even death becomes a provider, unidentified cadavers serve as license for holding an illegal gambling operation in staged wakes, where people exploit the dead in order to survive.

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Director: JE Tiglao Producer: JE Tiglao Writer: JE Tiglao Starring: Ronnie Lazaro

WORLD PREMIERE. A young girl joined a choir which will represent their town for a competition in Manila. When her Tatang disapproves, she runs away to the city of Manila.

Only One

Australia | 14 min | Drama, Women

Out of Print

USA | 55 min |Doc

Aug. 8 | 1:00 PM | Providence Public Library Director: Vivienne Roumani Producer: Aryeh Bourkoff Starring: Meryl Streep, Zach Kuperstein

The exciting journey from the book through the digital revolution. Ray Bradbury, Scott Turow, Jeff Bezos, parents, students, educators, scientists -- all highlight how this revolution is changing everything about the printed word -- and changing us.

Aug. 7 | 4:00 PM | The Vets Director: Anita Lee Producer: Anna Hynek Writer: Anita Lee Starring: Geraldine Hakewill, Eve White, Sandy Gore

Overture

USA | 6 min |Animation

Aug. 9 | 10:00 AM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Bracey Smith Writer: Bracey Smith

Unable to deal with life alone, Alex seeks her doppelganger in an attempt to find herself. When she meets Lex everything seems to be perfect, but what happens when life becomes a little too familiar? A talent initially seems to be a burden on a little girl and her family slowly reveals itself to be something potentially much greater.


Canada | 12 min | Comedy

Aug. 6 | 7:00 PM | The Vets Aug. 8 | 7:00 PM | Museum of Work and Culture

Petty Thieves

Aug. 8 | 2:30 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Daniel Warth Producer: Josh Clavir Writer: Aaron Feldman, Daniel Warth, Madeleine Cohen Starring: Jordan Gray, Hannah Spear Claire Armstrong, Vitor Marques

Director: Jonathan Watton Producer: Sonia Despars, Mika Collins, Marc Biron, Jonathan Watton Writer: Mika Collins, Jonathan Watton Starring: Emmanuel Bilodeau, Mika Collins

In this magical comedy, an introverted young female artist and a suicidal man’s paths cross while looking at the Mona Lisa at a special exhibit in Quebec City.

The Parachutist

UK | 15 min | Drama

Aug. 6 | 7:00 PM | The Vets

Canada | 24 min | Romance

WORLD PREMIERE. An uncommonly sensitive house burglar falls in love with a woman he’s never met after robbing her.

Putzel

USA| 88 min | Romance, Comedy

Aug. 8 | 7:30 PM | Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island

Director: Tom Tagholm Producer: Shananne Lane Writer: Tom Tagholm Starring: Barnaby Milner Russell, Michael Smiley, Oliver Bigalke

Director: Jason Chaet Producer: Mary Jane Skalski, Jonathan Gray Writer: Rick Moore Starring: Jack Carpenter, Melanie Lynskey

A man claiming to be a German pilot from the Second World War crash-lands into an English garden, present day. This is the story of his journey home.

Walter Himmelstein is heir to a famous, Manhattan, smoked fish emporium. He is content to live the rest of his life until he meets Sally--a girl from out of town.

Pell Grants: A Passion for Education

Radiance

USA | 26 min | Doc

Aug. 7 | 7:00 PM | The Vets Director: Steven Feinberg Producer: Elyse Katz, Steven Feinberg Writer: Steven Feinberg

WORLD PREMIERE. This is the story of the Pell Grants, the role of higher education, its risks, impact, actions and results.

UK | 24 min |Sci-Fi

Aug. 9 | 9:00 PM | The Vets Director: Andrew Cumming Producer: James Cotton Writer: Laurie Nunn Starring: Rose O’Loughlin, Jenn Murray

Forced into hiding on the outskirts of a vast city, two sisters are keeping a dangerous secret.

Red River, Song Hong Penny Dreadful USA | 18 min | Comedy, Drama Aug. 9 | 8:00 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Shane Atkinson Producer: Rob Cristiano Writer: Shane Atkinson Starring: David Stevens, Oona Laurence

The story of a kidnapping gone horribly wrong.

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The Pamplemousse

Vietnam | 14 min |Drama

Aug. 9 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Mikhal Bak

Around the Long bridge Biên, the link between city and countryside, three brothers encounter a young cop and an itinerant seller.

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Reflexions

Canada | 6 min | Drama

Aug. 8 | 2:30 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Aug. 8 | 7:00 PM | Museum of Work and Culture

The Rider and the Storm

Aug. 8 | 8:00 PM | Paff Theatre

Director: Martin Thibaudeau Writer: Martin Thibaudeau Starring: Nathalie Breuer, Tony Robinow, Marianne Fortier, Rosalie Fortie

At a funeral, the dark truth reveals itself as the mourning family takes a moment to reflect.

Remember to Breathe

USA | 26 min | LGBTQ

Aug. 8 | 7:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium

Director: Bryn Mooser, David Darg Producer: Olivia Wilde

Timmy Brennan is a New York iron worker who escapes the grind of the city through his true passion, surfing.

The Rift

Director: Eddie Bernard Producer: Eddie Bernard Writer: Eddie Bernard Starring: Sarah Marie Miller, Giovanni Olivera, Anna Courter

WORLD PREMIERE. Jesse and Anna are in the midst of a divorce when a viral outbreak occurs that affects women, turning them extremely violent.

The Right Regrets

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Reporting on the Times: The New York Times and the Hollocaust

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USA | 18 min | Doc

An exploration of how The New York Times handled reports of The Holocaust during World War II.

USA | 36 min |Women, Romance

Aug. 7 | 9:00 PM | The Vets Director: Ralph Senensky Producer: Marlyn Mason Writer: Marlyn Mason Starring: Maxwell Caulfield, Marlyn Mason

Aug. 7 | 6:00 PM | Brown/RISD Hillel Director: Emily Harrold Producer: Debra Abell, Jean Benson, James S Gans, Judy Harrold, Mike Altmann. Stan Harrold Starring: Alex Jones, Ari Goldman, Arthur Silberfeld, Estelle Laughlin, Hasia Diner, Haskel Lookstein, Henry Feingold, Laurel Leff

USA| 13 min | Horror

Aug. 10 | 8:15 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre

Director: Marc Saltarelli Producer: Park Walkup Writer: Tom O’Leary, Marc Saltarelli Starring: Lee Meriwether, Leigh Ann Larkin

While mentoring a young aspiring singer and a former headliner’s past memories become entwined with the present as Alice comes to realize that what she thought was lost is only dormant, awaiting a new spark.

USA | 16 min | Doc

WORLD PREMIERE. A bittersweet and poignant long distance romance between twice-divorced American woman, Lily McHenry and charismatic and never-before-married Englishman, Charles Wickham. *Note: This film will screen as part of our “Rediscovering a Legend: Marlyn Mason” event with “Model Rules” (2008) and “The Bag” (2010)

Rescue

Taiwan | 6 min | Animation

Aug. 9 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Po Chou Chi Producer: Dow Ning Yang

A rescue mission!

Rocketship

USA| 15 min |Family, Children

Aug. 10 | 6:30 PM | The Vets Director: Alfred Thomas Catalfo Producer: Alfred Thomas Catalfo Writer: Alfred Thomas Catalfo Starring: Russell Doucet, Michael Walsh, Gregory Athans, Donna Phofolos, Tom Dunnington, Juston McKinney, Billy Donohoe, Eric Doucet, Mark Gagnon, Alan Brady

An unlikely bond is forged between a lonely boy and an elderly man claiming to be a former astronaut. Together, they transform a vintage vacuum cleaner into a rocketship for a surprising journey.


Aug. 10 | 6:30 PM | The Vets

vSay Nothing

Aug. 11 | 1:00 PM | Paff Theatre

Director: Rachel Goldberg Producer: Danni Conner Writer: Rachel Goldberg

WORLD PREMIERE. 14-year-old Risita girl is running for President of the United States of America. As she tries to garner votes, she renews more than just a faith in democracy in the people she meets.

v Sabbatical

USA | 12 min | LGBTQ

Aug. 9 | 6:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre

Director: Roland Kennedy Producer: Roland Kennedy, Nikolas Holttum Writer: Roland Kennedy Starring:

Separate worlds collide. Minor acts of rebellion are perceived as dark threat by someone who has never known what it is to exist on the other side of the demarcated lines.

Schumann at Pier 2

Germany | 98 min | Doc, Music

Aug. 11 | 5:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Christian Berger, Alexander Radulescu Producer: Bernhard Fleischer

Director: Glenn Kiser Producer: Sam Mercer, Tegan Jones Writer: Erin Engman, Glenn Kiser

Phillip and Sam grapple with the concept of taking time apart from one another and dealing with the consequences of coming back together after a mutually agreed upon separation.

UK | 14 min | Drama

US PREMIERE. A new and unconventional approach to Robert Schumann’s symphonies.

Sebastian Israel | 6 min | Jewish

Salmon

Aug. 7 | 6:00 PM | Brown/RISD Hillel

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Rosita Lopez for President USA| 9 min | LGBTQ

Russia | 18 min | Animation

Aug. 9 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Vlad Marsavin

Director: Alfredo Covelli Producer: Alfredo Covelli Writer: Alfredo Covelli

Rabbi Jonathan Sandler three sons, killed in Toulouse, are carried up Jerusalem’s highest hill by a river of people.

Sarah Through the Wall

USA | 28 min | Women, Musical

Aug. 9 | 2:30 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Patrick Bosworth Writer: Patrick Bosworth Starring: Jillian Davis, Curtis Nelson

WORLD PREMIERE. Sarah, a struggling concert harpist, is faced with the most important audition of her life. However, before she is able to practice, she must first face her shut-in neighbor who is keeping her from playing.

US PREMIERE. Sebastian is an 8-year old boy who lives with his grandmother in an ordinary house in an ordinary, monochrome world. But when Sebastian gets on the bike to go for a ride, the adventure into his imagination begins.

Shri Hanuman Chalisa (Forty Hymns of Faith)

India | 12 min | Religious, Anim.

Aug. 9 | 3:15 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Charuvi Agrawal

A metaphorical visual meaning to the verses of an ancient spiritual composition that has been sung and chanted across the globe.

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The Silk Road of Pop

Assorted| 53 min | Doc, Music

Aug. 11 | 12:15 PM | Mecalf Auditorium

v Sleight of Hand

Aug. 8 | 5:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium

Director: Sameer Farooq, Ursula Engel Producer: Stijn Deklerck

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE. A unique portrait of the explosive pop music scene among the Uyghur Muslim minority in north-west China.

v Sit With Me

Singapore | 8 min | Drama

Aug. 9 | 5:30 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Melvin Chan Producer: Nur ‘Atiqah Abdul Samad Writer: Delight Ng Starring: Darrell Britt, Beatrice Chien

Alone in a foreign land, a down-on-his-luck Caucasian businessman, finds his trust in humanity once more through the most unlikely of meetings.

Director: Michael Cusack

A man yearns to know his place in the world and how he fits in, when sometimes it’s better not to know.

Snack Attack

USA| 13 min | Drama

Director: Andrew Cadelago Writer: Andrew Cadelago

An old lady just wants to eat her snack in peace, but a skater dude seems hell-bent on preventing her.

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Director: Hilary Audus Producer: Ruth Fielding Writer: Hilary Audus, Joanna Harrison

Director: Jordana Spiro

A young boy finds a box under the floorboards containing a snowman making kit! He builds a Snowman and a Snowdog thatcome to life and take him on a wonderful adventure.

Social Butterfly

Sky Color

USA | 7 min | Children, Animation

Aug. 9 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium

UK | 24 min | Animation

Aug. 9 | 10:00 AM | Metcalf Auditorium

Aug. 8 | 3:15 PM | Paff Theatre

Skin is the story of a child taxidermist, an outsider in his small town. He is entranced by a girl who finds his work beautiful, but just as their relationship begins to progress, he does something that drastically changes everything.

USA | 5 min | Animation

Aug. 11 | 5:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium

The Snowman and the Snowdog

Skin

Australia| 10 min | Animaiton

France | 14 min |Drama

Aug. 9 | 8:15 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre Director: Lauren Wolkstein

Director: Peter H. Reynolds, John Lechner, Gary Goldberger

When Marisol is asked to paint a mural for the school wall, she begins to tune in to the rich array of colours that surround her, both in her daily life and in the magical realm of her dreams.

A 30-year-old American woman enters a teenage party in the South of France. Some of the guests wonder who she is and what she is doing there.


France| 9 min | War, Animation

Aug. 8 | 5:00 PM | Mecalf Auditorium

v Stay at Home

USA| 14 min | Comedy

Aug. 11 | 2:30 PM | Metcalf Auditorium

Director: Bruno Collet

Director: Cedar Daniels Producer: Peter Demas Writer: Cedar Daniels, Bradley Werner Starring: Cadden Jones, Brandon Beilis, Adison Eisenberg, Nick Kowalczyk

On Emile’s birthday, he remembers his past as a veteran-- a past his family doesn’t want to hear about.

A comedy about finding the balance between one’s career, one’s family and one’s high powered, boltaction sniper rifle.

Southern Baptist Sissies

Straight on Till Morning

USA | 135 min | LGBTQ

Aug. 8 | 8:15 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre

Aug. 10 | 4:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre

Director: Del Shores Producer: Emerson Collins Starring: Dale Dickey, Emerson Collins, Leslie Jordan, Matthew Scott Montgomery, Willam Belli

An exploration of the conflict between the caustic rhetoric of dogmatic religion and the fragile development of adolescent homosexuality while challenging hypocrisy, exposing damage and offering hope.

Spine

Australia| 11 min | Drama

Director: Ryan Jeffrey Producer: Matt Braunsdorf Writer: Ryan Jeffrey Starring: Michael Petrocelli

Pierce has invited a dozen of his old friends for a party at his family’s house.

StrAngel

Canada, Germany| 20 min | Animation

Aug. 8 | 5:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Daniel von Braun Producer: Daniel von Braun

Aug. 10 | 8:15 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre Director: Sophie Miller Producer: Sheila Jayadev Writer: Sophie Miller Starring: Lucas Pittaway

Nick is a young quadriplegic struggling to come to terms with his injury. While waiting for his girlfriend in a supermarket carpark, he witnesses a brutal crime. Trapped in his car, he is powerless to intervene.

Spooners

USA | 14 min | LGBTQ

Aug. 7 | 8:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre Director: Bryan Horch Producer: Matt Bucy Writer: Bryan Horch Starring: Ben Lerman, Walter Replogle

After convincing his husband to retire their old lumpy futon, Nelson is forced to come out in a spectacular way while shopping for a new bed at Drowzy’s Mattress World.

USA | 83 min | Drama

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Son Indochine (His War)

WORLD PREMIERE. Edgar, a true bachelor, denies the existence of coincidences and great misfortunes until one night fate--in the form of a truly strange angel--sends him on an odd path of reformation.

Sufferin’ Till You’re Straight

USA | 3 min |LGBTQ

Aug. 7 | 8:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre Director: David Scheve Producer: David Scheve Writer: David Scheve Starring: Essra Mohawk, Scherrie Payne, Susaye Greene

A musical history lesson about the struggle for gay rights and the famous gays and lesbians (some surprising) whose contributions have helped shape our society.

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Summer Vacation

Israel| 22 min | Women, LGBTQ, Jewish

Aug. 7 | 8:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre Director: Sharon Maymon Producer: Gal Greenspan Writer: Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit Starring: Yiftach Kline, Hilla Vidor, Oded Leopold, Ido Bartal

Sea, sun, island, a family on vacation. And all Yuval wants is to get the heck out of there.

v Sundae

Canada | 14 min | Romance, Drama

Aug. 6 | 7:00 PM | The Vets Director: Joseph Procopio Producer: Frank Procopio Writer: Joseph Procopio Starring: Tiago Abreu, Kendra Timmins, Neil Babcock, Lauren Bullivant

WORLD PREMIERE. A young couple must deal with diverging paths and the fate of their extraordinary time together.

Terminal

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USA| 64 min | Doc

Aug. 8 | 6:30 PM | The Vets Director: Vic Delregno

The son of a World War II US Navy Seabee discovers the untold truth about his parents from a box of old letters.

Tiny: A Story About Living Small

USA | 62 min | Doc

Aug. 8 | 8:00 PM | Jamestown Arts Center Director: Christopher Smith, Merete Mueller Producer: Christopher Smith Writer: Merete Mueller

What is home? And how do we find it? One couple’s attempt to build a ‘tiny house’ with no construction experience raises questions about sustainability, good design, and the changing American Dream.

Canada, Switzerland| 21 min | Drama

Aug. 8 | 1:00 PM | Paff Theatre Director: Samuel Flückiger Producer: Mike MacMillan Writer: Darragh McDonald Starring: Rachel Wilson, Sean McCann

George, stoic and overprotective, travels to Zurich with his daughter Rachel. One is planning physicianassisted suicide; the other has just one day left to intervene.

This is Water

Till Then: A Journey Through World War II Love Stories

Torn

Pakistan, USA| 85 min | Drama

Aug. 9 | 6:30 PM | The Vets Director: Jeremiah Birnbaum Producer: Jawad Qureshi Writer: Michael Richter, Marc Posner, Jeremiah Birnbaum Starring: John Heard, Mahnoor Baloch, Faran Tahir, Dendrie Taylor Sharon Washington, Patrick St. Esprit

WORLD PREMIERE. Two mothers bond when their teenage sons are killed in an explosion at a suburban mall only to discover one of their children is the prime suspect.

USA | 20 min | Drama

Aug. 8 | 2:30 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Barbara Ford Grant Producer: Elyse Katz Writer: Barbara Ford Grant Starring: Anastasia Leddick, James Skinner

WORLD PREMIERE. A pair of fallen-out friends agree to share a ride back their hometown when their road to recovery takes a detour.

Torn Cloth

Thailand, USA | 82 min |Sports, Doc

Aug. 10 | 1:00 PM | Paff Theatre Producer: Grant Southwick, Diego Rodriguez Writer: Tate Zandstra Starring: Keith Riker

WORLD PREMIERE. A group of orphan boys from the poorest regions of Thailand who seek refuge at a camp where they are trained to become professional Muay Thai fighters.


USA| 14 min | Women, Youth, Drama

Aug. 9 | 2:30 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Susana Casares Producer: Susana Casares Writer: Susana Casares Starring: Kimya Marefat

Vergeben ≠ Vergessen (Forgiven is Not Forgotten)

Switzerland| 10 min | Jewish

Aug. 8 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Nicolas Greinacher Producer: Nicolas Greinacher Writer: Nicolas Greinacher Starring: Bodo Krumwiede, Paula Schrötter, Verena Zimmermann

Being a teenager isn’t easy, especially for Nayla, a Muslim American girl who wants to join her new high school’s cheer leading squad.

WORLD PREMIERE. An old Jewish woman who survived the Holocaust tries to forget the horrible past.

Tutti Giù

Vienna Waits for You

Switzerland | 94 min | Youth, Drama

Aug. 8 | 8:00 PM | Paff Theatre

Chile, Austria| 27 min | Sci-Fi

Aug. 9 | 8:00 PM | Paff Theatre

Director: Niccolò Starringelli Producer: Michela Pini Writer: Niccolò Starringelli Starring: Lara Gut, Nicola Perot, Yanick Cohades

Director: Dominik Hartl Producer: Diego Breit Writer: Sarah Wassermair Starring: Alexander Fennon, Petra Staduan

A film about the journey from adolescence to adulthood, about growing self-awareness, about the lonely choices of dreams and fears, successes and failures.

Anna should have had a closer look at the fineprint of her rental contract - for the old Viennese apartment is a creature with never ending appetite, living off the youth of its residents.

Un Monde Meilleur (A Better World)

Vikingar

Belgium| 24 min | Sci-Fi

Aug. 9 | 9:00 PM | The Vets

Un Monde Para Raul (A World for Raul)

Director: Magali Magistry Producer: Skuli Fr. Malmquist Starring: Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Damon Younger, Margrét Bjarnadóttir

US PREMIERE. Iceland, year 1000. Magnus, a fearless Viking warrior, confronts Bjarni the Berserker who abducted his wife and child.

Virtuous Vituell Mexico, Switz., US | 15 min | LGBTQ

Aug. 7 | 8:00 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre Director: Mauro Mueller Writer: Mauro Mueller Starring: Alexandre Barcelo, Adrian Alonso, Gerardo Taracena, Roberto Meza, Adriana Paz, Ivana González

When thirteen-year-old Raúl is asked to entertain the local landowner’s son, a game of power and pride starts between the two boys.

Iceland, France | 15 min |Drama

Aug. 7 | 4:00 PM | The Vets

Director: Sacha Feiner Producer: André Logie Writer: Sacha Feiner Starring: Vincent Kohler

Henry, dedicated citizen of a pitiless dictatorship, panics without the rules he was addicted to, when the old regime collapses.

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Tryouts

Germany| 8 min | Animation

Aug. 8 | 5:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Thomas Stellmach Producer: Thomas Stellmach

In synchronism to the music, abstract ink drawings ‘grow’ in the interplay of curiosity, timid encounters, dynamic pursuits and confrontation.

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v Walking the Dogs

UK | 27 min | Drama

Aug. 11 | 2:30 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Jeremy Brock Producer: Gina Carter, Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry Writer: Helen Greaves Starring: Eddie Marsan, Emma Thompson

Who is Dervla Murphy?

Aug. 8 | 3:00 PM | Providence Public Library Director: Garet Daly

A Buckingham Palace guard attending to Queen Elizabeth’s room takes her dogs for a walk and while he’s away an intruder breaks in for a chat with the monarch.

This fascinating documentary profiles one of the world’s most inspirational and pioneering travel writers, Ireland’s Dervla Murphy.

Waterfire: Art & Soul of a City

Who Shot Rock and Roll: The Film

USA| 59 min | Doc

Aug. 10 | 11:00 AM | Providence Public Library

The compelling story of one of the world’s most popular nighttime experiences, WaterFire.

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We Came Home

Director: Steven Kochones Producer: Steven Kochones Starring: Deborah Harry, Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins, Noel Gallagher

This short explores the groundbreaking collaborations between photographers and recording artists who came together to create some of the most enduring images in rock history.

Afghanistan, USA | 83 min | Women, Doc

Aug. 9 | 8:00 PM | Jamestown Arts Center Director: Ariana Delawari Producer: Emily Lynch, Ariana Delawari, Yasmine Delawari Johnson

We Came Home is the story of Afghanistan through Afghan American musician, Ariana Delawari. Born in LA, the year the Soviets invade Afghanistan, her home’s filled with refugees, Afghan music and her father’s dedication to Afghanistan.

Wild Horses

Canada| 30 min | Family, Drama

Aug. 8 | 7:00 PM | Museum of Work and Culture Director: Benoit Desjardins Producer: Benoit Desjardins Writer: Benoit Desjardins Starring: Noémi Godin-Vigneau, Danny Gilmore, Frédéric Blanchette, Louis-David Leblanc

US PREMIERE. Amant and Aslan are persecuted. At stake are their lives and the life of their child. In search of a better life, they confide their destiny to God and attempt the impossible.

USA | 20 min |Women, Drama

Aug. 9 | 2:30 PM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Stephanie Martin Producer: Jessica Walsh Writer: Stephanie Martin Starring: Mireille Enos, Brooke Shields, Barbara Tarbuck

They captured her heart. She captured their story.

The Wilding Welcome Yankee

USA| 37 min | Doc, Music

Aug. 11 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium

Director: Joe Rocco Producer: Joe Rocco, Barnaby Evans

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Ireland| 64 min | Doc

Australia| 16 min | LGBTQ

Aug. 9 | 8:15 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre Director: Grant Scicluna Producer: Jannine Barnes Writer: Grant Scicluna Starring: Reef Ireland, Shannon Glowacki, Frank Sweet, Luke Mullins, Richard Anastasios, Lachlan Ward, Peter Monea, Tom Vogel

Malcolm, an inmate in juvenile detention, is in love with his cellmate Tye, but keeps their relationship a secret.


USA | 16 min | LGBTQ, Doc

Aug. 9 | 8:15 PM | Bell Street Chapel Theatre

Zibidi

Kosovo| 12 min | Drama

Aug. 10 | 4:00 PM | The Vets Director: Producer: Writer: Starring:

Director: Daniel Koehier

In this inspiring story from the struggle for marriage equality, a photographer takes up his camera to fight a proposed amendment to the North Carolina constitution.

Wonder

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE. Three friends hanging around in a cafe, make plans on where to go. Affected by the monotony they begin to tease eachother and passersby, until the decisive moment that could change their lives.

USA| 4 min | Animation

Aug. 9 | 12:15 PM | Metcalf Auditorium

Special Packages

Director: Nikki Lemon

Festival du nouveau cinéma An urban cityscape comes to life as Sage finds wonder through her imagination, transforming her world into one just a little bit stranger as she discovers that adventure is all around her.

Wood/Sails/Dreams

USA | 58 min | Sports, Doc

Aug. 8 | 8:00 PM | Jamestown Arts Center Director: John Stanton Producer: John Stanton Writer: John Stanton

Explores the resurgence of wooden boats, the restoration of American maritime history, and the lessons to be learned from the ancient craft of traditional wooden boat building.

Woody

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Win or Lose

Canada | 120 min | Assorted

Aug. 11 | 5:30 PM | Paff Theatre The Festival du nouveau cinéma is proud to present a selection of short films that were presented as part of its official short film competition in last year’s 41st Festival. Collection Films: Portrait As A Random Act of Violence (Directed by Randall Okita), Plance A L’oeil (Directed by Ian Lagarde), Gods, Weeds & Revolutions (Directed by Meryam Joobeur), Taxi for Two (Directed by Dan Popa), Vestiges (Directed by Sarianne Cormier), Baby Blues (Directed by Pascal Plante)

Videozones

Canada, USA | 120 min | Assorted

Aug. 9 | 5:00 PM | Metcalf Auditorium A Collection of Experimental Shorts from Montreal in Québec, Canada and Brooklyn, NY, USA.

USA| 10 min | Animation

Aug. 9 | 10:00 AM | Metcalf Auditorium Director: Stuart Bowen Producer: Jodi Matterson Writer: Stuart Bowen

A wooden character struggles to play piano with only paddles for hands.

Paloma, Directed by Rosemarie Padovano, American Spring, Directed by Marko Markovic, Happy Moscow, Directed by Tatiana Istomina, Tomorrow People, Directed by Robert Boyd, Three of a Feather, Directed by Celia Rawlson-Hall, Mad Men: Set Me Free, Directed by Elisa Kreisinger, Trancher dans la noirceur, Directed by Michel de Broin, Soleil différé, Directed by Pascal Grandmaison, Sortir, Directed by Aude Moreau, Interlude, Directed by Sophie Clément, Parcours, Directed by Jacynthe Carrier, La Brèche, Directed by Olivia Boudreau, La Vie après la mort, Directed by Frédé

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Caity Mylchreest, Development & Grant Associate Cait is a junior at Brown University majoring in Literary Arts and Modern Culture and Media and handles Creative Writing at Flickers. She began a life-long love affair with film and literature in her hometown of Holland, Pennsylvania, where from an early age she wrote her own stories and created short films (mostly spinoffs of Harry Potter) with her friends When other eight-year-olds were watching The Rugrats, Cait could be found curled up on a couch absorbed in an Alfred Hitchcock marathon, who to this day remains her greatest artistic influence. In her Creative Writing studies at Brown, Cait focuses primarily on fiction and screenwriting and currently serves on the executive board of Brown University Motion Pictures (formerly Brown University Student Television), a student film organization that writes, produces, and directs all its own films, as the screenplay coordinator. She writes for several campus publications, including a newly launched satire news TV program, The Bearly News. In the future, Cait aspires to a seat in a dank, dirty television writers’ room hanging out with some loveable, like-minded individuals. In addition to her love of film, Cait is an avid fan of classical music and has played the violin since the age of five. In her free time, she teaches violin and viola professionally to elementary through high school-aged students. She performs with The Brown University Orchestra, which just completed a tour of Ireland this past spring

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Graham is a junior at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, Carter first attended the University of Tampa in Florida immediately after high school. Having always hoped to live and work in Los Angeles in order to pursue his passion for film, he successfully transferred to USC in the Fall of 2012. Spending his time between Rhode Island and California, he has continued to stay involved with the film community of his home state, currently serving as the Programming Associate of the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival. He is also the director of RIIFF’s 2013 Youth Film Jury, an assembled group of high school students who attend the Festival as an official judging panel and select winners of the Youth Film Jury Awards. His responsibilities at RIIFF also include sponsorship management and coordinating press releases. At USC, Graham is the Publicity Chair for the LGBT community-outreach organization, OUTreach; a cohost on the syndicated Trojanvision television talk show, Showcase; and an actor and writer on the Trojanvision student-produced teen drama, underGRAD. He also works as a Student Assistant at USC’s Library of Philosophy. His other interests include reading, writing, architecture, psychology, philosophy, and astronomy.

Jessica Miga, Programming Associate & Scriptbiz Coordinator Jessica is a recent graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she received BA’s in both English and Film Media. While at URI, Jessica received numerous awards for her academic achievements, including the M. Beverly Swan Endowment and a prestigious Academic Excellence Award. Since she was a child, Jessica has had an enduring passion for writing; currently, she is hard at work on a feature-length screenplay and a young adult novel, among other projects. Jessica’s year-long internship with Barrow Street Inc., a nonprofit poetry press, has further inspired her to pursue a career in the publishing industry. These factors combined have led Jessica to Emerson College, where she will begin her master’s degree in Publishing and Writing this fall. Together, Jessica and Brett Treacy designed this year’s Official RIIFF Program Guide.

Nicholas Belt, Development Associate Nicholas Belt is a graduate from the University of Rhode Island holding a BA in economics. As a trained musician, Nick combines both his passion for film and music by composing scores and commercials.


Nick is a junior at Roger Williams University and is the first Film major at the school, he also minors in Latin American History and Business. Nick also started and runs the Film Production Club on campus which is an organization dedicated to creating short films. Additionally Nick works for the non-profit organization called FIMRC which is the Foundation of International Medical Relief of Children which is dedicated to providing pediatric and maternal care to people in developing countries. Nick is currently working on a documentary for the organization that encompasses all of their sites across the world and shows the work they do. He also interns at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and for the organization’s Kid’s Eye Camp teaching children how to produce short films. Nick is an aspiring film maker and has a passion for the medium he continues to work hard in field for hopes of one day being one of the world’s greatest story tellers.

Ohad Amram, Programming Assistant Ohad is rising senior at Hofstra University. Ohad is majoring in Film Studies & Production, and double minoring Journalism and English. Having been a staff writer for the Hofstra Chronicle since his enrollment at Hofstra, he has earned the position of “senior writer,” for this upcoming school year. At the Hofstra Chronicle, Ohad writes for the Arts & Entertainment section where he utilizes his knowledge and interest on film. While a junior at Hofstra, Ohad interned at Tribeca Film in New York City. There he worked in distribution. As a cinephile and aspiring screenwriter, Ohad continues to immerse himself in any opportunity pertaining to film. Ohad’s interest in film lie primarily in script analysis and film studies, however he has thoroughly enjoyed the few production courses he’s taken. Upon graduating from Hofstra, Ohad anticipates on graduate school for screenwriting.

Steven Canavan, Filmmaker Relations Associate

Xuan Nguyen, Financial Associate & Volunteer Coordinator

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Steven s going into his fourth year as a major in Creative Writing at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. He was born and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey, specifically the town of River Vale—a small suburb of New York City. He discovered his love for film and literature somewhere around the middle of his college career, sparking an unforeseen shift to the arts, following in the footsteps of his older brother—a jazz musician. An aspiring fiction writer, screenwriter, or art promoter in general, Steven enjoys literature, film, sports, traveling and music in his free time. Playing his drum kit in his basement in New Jersey, reading under the sun, and watching television and movies are his favorite ways to spend time. He is thrilled to be spending his summer living among the natural beauty in the nautical, historic town of Bristol, as well as promoting independent film with the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival in the urban hub of Providence.

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Xuan who also goes by Susan, is a current junior at Roger Williams University. Born and raised in Dalat, Vietnam, she first learned about filmmaking and its language, and also found her chance to study abroad in the United States while attending high school at APU International School in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. As a potential Finance major, Xuan is also taking classes of a Film Studies minor in order to pursue a career in both fields. As Treasurer of RWU Film Production Club and a member of the Curation and Festival Production Class, Xuan wants to make use of her understanding, her love in filmmaking, and her experience growing up being exposed to both Western and Eastern movies to help internationalize the opportunities for filmmakers to share their products.

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Looking Ahead RI INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL (October 17 - 20 2013) The FLICKERS: RI International Horror Film Festival is an eerie-sistable salute to an often overlooked genre that will include numerous world premieres of shorts and features including the best of films submitted in competition from all over the globe. We guarantee that you will not see anything like them anywhere else. Plus, many of the filmmakers will be in attendance, so you’ll have a chance to network, ask questions and maybe even audition for their next film. To add to the fun, the Festival, much like a witch’s brew, will consist of various ingredients such as an HP LOVECRAFT WALKING TOUR, special free screenings, a Saturday night double bill with a special presentation, awards for Best Feature and Best Short and much more. For more information, please visit: http://www.film-festival.org/Horror_ri.php

THIRD THURSDAY FILM SERIES (Fall 2013) Join us at the Jamestown Arts Center for a special monthly series from the Flickers Rhode Island

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International Film Festival that presents some of the best films screened during the 2013 festival!

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OSCAR NIGHT® AMERICA (February 2014) Providence Oscar Night® America is one of only 49 official parties sanctioned by the Academy to host an official Oscar® telecast viewing party on Oscar Night. Oscar Night® America is the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ grassroots program that enables not-for-profit charities to host glamorous parties while raising much needed funds. In 2012, the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) has again been selected to host Rhode Island’s only officially sanctioned party, one of only 50 official parties throughout the country sanctioned by the Academy. For more information, please visit: http://www.film-festival.org/OscarNightAmerica.php

ROVING EYE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (April 2014) Join us for the 8th annual Roving Eye International Film Festival features, the culmination of intensive work done by Roger Williams Film Minor students for their senior course. The course itself is a collaboration between Roger Williams and Flickers and is taught by Flickers Executive Director George T. Marshall. The festival will feature a showcase of student work as well as other discussions.

For more information, please visit: http://www.film-festival.org/RovingEye.php 7DAYPSA COMPETITION (TBA) The 7DAYPSA is a week long competition, where teams (called “Agencies”) beat the clock to produce three broadcast quality versions (20, 30 & 60 seconds) of a single public service announcement for the deserving local not-for-profit organization (called “Clients”) that the Agency teams have randomly drawn at the start of the competition. Multiple “Clients” will have PSA’s produced and several “Agency” teams will be producing for the same “Client” organization. Each “Agency” will have seven days to go from concept to completion. For more information, please visit: http://www.film-festival.org/7DayPSA.php


KidsEye™ is a fun yet intensive five-day filmmaking camp for children ages 8-17 presented by FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival™. Over the course of the last 16 years, the camp has expanded, allowing children to learn more about what it takes to make a movie. We strive to incorporate as much hands-on learning as possible, therefore placing our focus primarily on production. KidsEye™ participants step into the roles of screenwriters, actors, directors and crew, and learn the importance of working as a team. For more information, please visit: http://www.film-festival.org/kidseye.php

SPOTLIGHT RHODE ISLAND SCREENPLAY COMPETITION (TBA) For screenwriters, Rhode Island’s diverse landscape can be a character all unto itself. And a state with so much character makes for great stories. RIIFF invites talented screenwriters from around the world to submit their original screenplays whose characters and locations anchor the story in Rhode Island. Stimulating the Rhode Island film industry creates in-state jobs and encourages a growing culture in film and the arts. The Spotlight on Rhode Island Screenplay Competition aims to capture the spirit of the Ocean State and inspire filmmakers to bring their productions, and their jobs, to a state eager to rekindle its film industry. For more information, visit: http://www.film-festival.org/enterascreenplaySPOTLIGHT.php

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Looking Ahead

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival is calling for Screenplay Entries for its 17th annual competition. The Festival is accepting screenplays in all genres. Screenplays must have been written after 2011. Screenplays will be judged on creativity, innovation, vision, originality and the use of language. The key element is that of communication and how it complements and is transformed by the language of film. The Grand Prize winner will become a central focus during ScriptBiz™ the screenplay pitch forum held during the Festival. The Grand Prize winner will also receive prizes valued at over $10,000. This includes travel, up to four nights accommodations, Final Draft software and screenplay promotions. Since the contest winners are announced following the main Festival, the Grand Prize winner’s work will be a focal point for RIIFF 2015 with the official trophy presented at the Festival’s Opening Night Celebration. For more information, please visit: http://www.film-festival.org/enterascreenplay.php

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KIDSEYE SUMMER FILMMAKING CAMP (July 7 -11 2014)

RIIFF YOUTH JURY (August 2014) The Flickers Youth Film Jury Program offers local high school students the unique opportunity to participate directly in an internationally recognized, film festival, as well as aid in the festival’s longstanding commitment to community outreach and education. The program is normally composed of a group of 20-30 students, who attend multiple screenings during the Festival, Q&A’s, and festival events. Their goal is to deliberate, and choose a Best Feature, Best Documentary, and Best Short to receive the Youth Film Jury award. The Youth Jury Program also allows students to network, and make connections for their future. For more information, please visit: http://www.film-festival.org/YouthJuryProgram2012.php

RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (August 2014) Are you the next Oscar winner? Join us again next year for the 18th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival and find out! We begin accepting submissions on August 15th. Mark your calendars! For more information, visit please our main website: http://www.film-festival.org/

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