Now in its 20th year, Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival™ (RIIFF) will take place August 9-14th, 2016. The Festival has become a leading juried competition showcase for international independent filmmakers and their work. In 2016, the Festival will feature an expanded focus with a curated musical competition, expanded walks and tours, a film scavenger hunt, dinner and a movie options, outdoor screenings, history and much much more.
In 2015, Flickers screened 265 cinematic works in six days to large and appreciative crowds.
The films screened came from 66 countries, and 34 states in the United States. During the 2015 Festival, there were 73 World and US/North American Premieres. A total of 42 Narrative Feature, 60 Feature/Documentaries and 163 Short Films were screened. Following months of adjudication and review, Festival films were selected from over 5,713 submissions.