(WPRI) -- We're going "indie" as the Rhode Island International Film Festival takes center stage here in the Ocean State!
Flickers, an organization dedicated to promoting films, educational programs, live performances, cultural events and other entertainment endeavors, will host the festival in locations throughout the state August 6-11. Flickers began in 1981 as the Newport Film Society and hosted Rhode Island's first international film festival in 1983.
"This is a great festival this year, it's our 17th year and we have about 216 tiles we are going to be showing over the next six days," Flickers executive director George Marshall said.
The Rhode Island International Film Festival has people voting worldwide to see who makes the cut to the big screen in Rhode Island.
About 175 people, mostly former filmmakers who have been in the festival before, act as judges and determine which movies are shown.
The film fest, according to Marshall, is looking for, "Whatever gives a positive flow to a story telling."
It is also a great place for aspiring filmmakers to have their films shown on the big screen.
Who knows? The next Spielberg could be waiting in the wings, and it could be you!
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