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If you’re a high school junior or senior interested in film, the Rhode Island International Film Festival is looking for jury members.


On August 7, Flickers celebrates its 30th Anniversary Year and kicks-off its 16th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival in Providence.

This week-long celebration of independent cinema and film arts is New England's largest film festival and only Academy Award qualifying event. Out of the 7,000-plus film festivals worldwide, only 75 of them share this distinction.

In addition to film screenings, the festival will feature the return of the Rhode Island Film Forum - geared to be a region-wide educational workshop on bringing film production to the Ocean State - award ceremonies, filmmaker symposia, the annual ScriptBiz Screenwriting Workshop, a walking tour of film locations in Providence and networking events.

For more information about the festival, click here.   

Flickers is seeking students from local high schools to participate in its 2012 Youth Jury Program. The youth film jury is a program that introduces youth to the world of independent film.

The program is normally composed of a group of 10 to 20 students that attends multiple screenings, Q&As and festival events. Their goal is to deliberate and choose a Best Feature, Best Documentary and Best Short to receive the Youth Jury award. The youth jury program also allows students to network and makes connections for their future.

The program will be accepting applications through July 20. All applications will then be immediately reviewed and acceptance notifications will go out. To receive an application, click here. (We’ve also attached the PDF to this story.)

Only incoming high school juniors and seniors are eligible. The application must be postmarked by Tuesday, July 10. Send your completed application to jdoyle1009@film-festival.org or mail it to: Flickers Youth Film Jury, P.O. Box 162, Newport, RI 02840, or RIIFF Offices, 83 Park Street, Suite 1, Providence, RI 02903 

Thank you!

Release courtesy of the RIIFF.


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