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iW NEWS | Rhode Island Fest Announces 289 Films

iW NEWS | Rhode Island Fest Announces 289 Films

The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) has announced 289 feature length, documentary and short films to be screened over a six-day period. This year’s Festival will showcase cinematic work submitted from 53 countries. RIIFF will present 58 World Premieres and 41 US Premieres. Following months of adjudication and review, Festival films have been selected from a whopping entry base of 3,000 submissions. FIlms include Ed Gass-Donnelly‘s “This Beautiful City,” David Oliveras‘ “Watercolours,” Tom Gustafson‘s “Were The World Mine,” Stefan Forbes‘ “Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story,” Sue Williams‘ “Young and Restless in China,” Jeffrey Schwarz‘s “Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story,” and Paul H-O and Tom Donahue‘s “Guest of Cindy Sherman.” Check out full programming here. “It’s a pretty sensational year for us,” said RIIFF Executive Director George T. Marshall in a statement. “We have films from all over the world that our audiences will definitely enjoy. They’re not just going to be popcorn entertainment. We have some very thoughtful pieces that will inspire, and hopefully encourage audiences to take action.” RIIFF also announced that actor Richard Jenkins will receive The George M. Cohan Ambassador Award. The Festival runs August 5-10, 2008.

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