The Rhode Island International Film Festival, now in its 12th year, has secured its place in the global community as the portal for the best in international independent cinema; earning the respect of domestic and foreign filmmakers, filmgoers and trend watchers. This confluence of art and commerce brings together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members in record numbers each year. With the ongoing support of the City of Providence along with corporate and community partners, the Rhode Island International Film Festival is now the largest film festival in New England. Ranked as one of the top 12 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is also a qualifying festival for the Short Film Academy Award through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Out of over 6,000 film festivals worldwide, RIIFF is one of 61 festivals that can qualify films for Oscar nomination in the Short Film category. It is the only festival in New England with this accolade.
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Added by RIFilmFest on May 6, 2008