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FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Aug. 5-10

2014_IMDB-Banner1AFNLIn its 18th year, FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival™ will screen more than 210 of the best international independent cinematic works over six days. Widely considered the largest, most prestigious film festival in New England, it qualifies for the Short Film Academy Award and the Short Documentary Academy Award through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

Primarily concentrated in downtown Providence, the festival also draws crowds to satellite locations across the state such as Bristol, Jamestown, Newport, and Woonsocket. Downtown venues include The Dark Lady (124 Snow Street), Metcalf Auditorium (RISD Museum, 20 N. Main Street), Paff Auditorium (URI Providence, 80 Washington Street), Providence Biltmore Hotel Ballroom (11 Dorrance Street), Providence Performing Arts Center (220 Weybosset Street), Providence Public Library (150 Empire Street), Rhode Island Foundation (1 Union Station), and the Vets (1 Avenue of the Arts).

See an exciting mix of world premieres, North American premieres, animated shorts, documentaries, children’s films, comedies, and more. Purchase individual tickets at festival venues, priced at $15 for the opening night film screening and $10 for all others.

For access to all screenings, buy a limited edition 2014 Flickers pass for $250. The pass also includes access to the opening night and closing night film and celebration (post screening party), priority selection before individual tickets go on sale, and priority seating via the wrist band line.

For $45, consider the RIIFF Day Pass, which offers access to access to all screenings on a single day. (Opening night is excluded).  The Flickers’ Providence Pass gives you a 6 pack of tickets plus 2 tickets to RIIFF’s Opening Night Screening at PPAC for just $50.  Want to experience the city on a different way? Sign up for the Discover RI: Providence Walking Tour on Wednesday, August 6th at 11 AM, leaving from the Providence Biltmore Lobby. The RI Historical Society and RI Film & Television Office will guide you through Providence, sharing an insider’s view about the city’s history and notable characters. Visit the ticket page for details about other packages, and follow the RI International Film Festival on Twitter for up-to-date info!