Rhode Island International Film Festival 2018

Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) proudly announced the Award Winners for its 36th Anniversary Celebration of Flickers, on Sunday, August 12, 2018. The Annual Awards Ceremony was held at The Metcalf Auditorium, RISD Museum in downtown Providence, RI. This year’s Festival ran from August 7- 12 and ended with another record-breaking year. Venues were located across the state of Rhode Island – from Newport, Tiverton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Woonsocket to Warwick -- with the capital city Providence serving as the hub for the film-centric activities.

To celebrate this achievement, the Festival dedicated this year’s event to Dr. Winifred E. Brownell, a groundbreaking educator and Dean Emerita of the Arts and Sciences at the University of Rhode Island. Her visionary work propelled the University to become a leading hub for film media studies and nurtured the Festival during its infancy, spurring it to become the internationally acclaimed event that it is today. The Festival is also establishing a $2,000 annual scholarship in her name that pays recognition to her career championing the arts and humanities at the University of Rhode Island and a leading female voice in higher education.
This year’s winner of the Award:
Alyssa Botelho, a University of Rhode Islandstudent in the Harrington School of Communication and Media.


are presented annually to members of the community who
have actively worked to support and promote the mission of the Flickers’ Rhode Island
International Film Festival. This year’s recipients include:

• Michael Braca, photographer
• Judge Frank Caprio, Municipal Judge and television personality
• Fr. Kenneth Gumbert, Educator/filmmaker
• Mike Maino, Classical 95.9 FM WCRI
• Dr. J. Scott Oberacker, RIIFF Educational Outreach Director;
• The Greenwich Odeum, East Greenwich Arts Center
• The Rhode Show, daily morning news magazine
• Libby Slader, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
• Niko Stamatakos, business sponsor/supporter
• Trinity Repertory Company, Tony Award winning Theatre




Henry J. Bronchtein is a director, producer and production manager, known for the HBO television series The Sopranos.

Joseph M. Alves is an American film production designer, perhaps best known for his work on the third of the Jaws films.
Mr. Alves was presented the Gilbert Stuart Visionary Artist Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation


Closing Ceremonies and Awards Presentation