Rhode Island International Film Festival

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Influence

Sep 2020 | Posted by:

Influence
2019 | Directed by Indy Dang

Sixteen-year-old Cal, a high-achieving student struggling with his identity, begins to explore rebellion after his older brother makes a sudden return home.

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Trio

Sep 2020 | Posted by:

2019 | Directed by Kevin Giles

Two siblings struggle to coexist with their vice-riddled single mother.

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Providence Lost

Sep 2020 | Posted by:

2019 | Directed by Oscar d'Angeac

“Providence Lost” is a short nonfiction film that follows a family undergoing an eviction and their subsequent search for a new home. In 2018, the Trottiers were one of more than 8,000 households to be evicted in Rhode Island. Their struggle against soaring rents and a dysfunctional safety net is shared by a majority of renters across the nation. This portrait of a city divided, caught between the promise of glamorous development and the reality of our current housing crisis, forces us to reckon with the human cost of change, and asks us to imagine the possibility of a city for all.

We are very sad to inform our audiences that Madonna Trottier – friend, mother, and main character of Providence Lost – passed away on May 15, 2020. We share this film in her honor, as a testament to her struggle and strength.

Winner 2019 Dorry for Short Film
Directed, shot, and edited by Oscar d’Angeac
Additional footage from Jim Chawki-Sommen and Jennah Gosciak
Executive Producers: Sara Archambault and Denali Tiller

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The Killers

Sep 2020 | Posted by:

2019 | Directed by Vlad Kozlov

Paolo (played by Franco Nero) is dying of cancer. His grandson Max (Jeff DuJardin) is an attorney for anti-aging companies and a faithful transhumanist, who believes that it is only a matter of time when scientists will learn how to reanimate dead people. He wants to cryogenically freeze his grandfather’s head, so that Paolo will essentially live forever when the technology becomes available. Max’s mother (Sherilyn Fenn) is an alcoholic, wandering Catholic, who sees an immoral side to freezing her father. Enraged, Max accuses Laura of killing Paolo “with her own hands” by standing in the way of the only thing that could save him. A family struggle ensues…

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The Last Azorean Whalemen

Sep 2020 | Posted by:

The Last Azorean Whalemen
2019 | Directed by Nick Francis

The Last Azorean Whalemen; follows a group of Azorean Whalemen septuagenarians and octogenarians in Pico and Faial preserving their rich shared oral history of whaling, survival and friendship.

They are the last living connection to Azorean’s whaling industry and their stories will not disappear.

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INCANDESCENT

Sep 2020 | Posted by:

2019 | Directed by Alfred Thomas Catalfo

When a nomadic alien race blots out the sun, an anguished young teacher tries to hold on to her humanity in a withering world. An apocalyptic sci-fi drama with an ultimately hopeful message.

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The Hike

Sep 2019 | Posted by:

2018 | Directed by Ben Silberfarb

Eager to escape their busy lives, a couple sets off on a backpacking trip. They journey up a remote trail, set-up camp and head to, “the top of the mountain”. On the way back they both become aware of a menacing presence and discover that their camp has been overtaken by a malevolent stranger.

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The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop

Sep 2019 | Posted by:

2018 | Directed by Jennifer Potts

Set in 1974 rural New England, this enchanting story moves through the days of Cecily, a seven-year-old girl who, after the death of her baby sister, lives in a world with no music, no color, no laughter, no love—that is, until a magical imaginary friend shows up and joins Cecily on the quest to save her family from the grief that is destroying them. Jennifer Potts wrote the feature film script The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop in 2014, and this short version is based on the first 15 pages of the feature film script. This short film will be produced as a proof of concept to raise funding for the feature film.

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Nobel Prize

Sep 2018 | Posted by:

2018 | Directed by Anthony Ambrosino

An unsuspecting customer falls into a web of words when a clerk decides to make her day more interesting.

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Alone

Sep 2018 | Posted by:

Alone
2017 | Directed by Joe Guarneri

A carpenter boarding up an abandoned house for the winter must fight to survive when strange events begin to occur. But how do you fight what you can’t see?