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The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), 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 brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members in record numbers last year. 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. There are 65 film festivals worldwide which share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England.
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FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival 2010 Award Winners Announced

The Fourteenth Annual Festival Concludes Attracting Extraordinary Films, and bestows honors on Well-Known Comedic Actor Jonathon Katz and Artists and Entrepreneurs Jon and Betty Jane Berberian

The 2010 Flickers: Rhode Island International Film

 

• Photos by Mary Hanley

Festival (RIIFF) announced the winners in this year's film competition at its annual Awards Ceremony held at the Renaissance Providence Hotel's Symphony Ballroom in downtown Providence, RI. George T. Marshall, RIIFF's Executive Director welcomed over 100 attending filmmakers at the ceremony. He was joined by Demetria J. Carr, RIIFF's Managing
Director.

"It's simply been a sensational year for us," said RIIFF Executive Director George T. Marshall, "We had films screened from all over the world along with many of the filmmakers in attendance. This year the festival registered more than 240 filmmakers from 51 different countries."

 

The festival ran August 10th-15th and showcased over 200 cinematic works, including 35 World and 23 US/North American Premieres.
Following months of adjudication and review, the films were selected from a record entry base of over 4200 international submissions.

 

For the first time, the Festival's Opening Night festivities took place at the VMA Arts & Cultural Center, the elegant and historic 1,900-seat theater located in the heart of downtown Providence. Since RIIFF has been accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) as an Oscar-Qualifying festival in the Short Film category, (one of only 65 festivals out of 7000 worldwide, and the only one in New England), the Opening Night has become a crowd-pleasing salute to the Art of the Short Film.

 

JONATHON KATZ RECEIVES A CREATIVE VISION AWARD

The festival presented a Creative Vision Award to Comedic Actor, Jonathon Katz, along with a screening of his recent short film, "Death Row Diet," directed by Mike Salva.

JON AND BETTY JANE BERBERIAN RECEIVE A GEORGE M. COHAN AMBASSADOR AWARD

The festival paid tribute to the work of local artists and entrepreneurs Jon and Betty Jane Berberian by presenting them with the George M. Cohan Ambassador Award for their long-time stewardship and preservation of the historic Columbus Theater
on Broadway in Providence.

 

TOP PRIZES AT 2010 RIIFF GO TO: "TOUTE MA VIE" (France, 2009), "NORMAN" (USA, 2010), "AFGHANISTAN: DEFYING SILENCE" (USA/Afghanistan, 2009), "ONE THOUSAND PICTURES: RFK'S LAST JOURNEY" (USA/UK, 2009) and "WHITE LINES AND THE FEVER: THE DEATH OF DJ JUNEBUG" (USA 2010)

This year, the Grand Prize for Best Short Film went to the French thriller, "Toute Ma Vie (The Story of My Life)," directed by Pierre Ferriere. Jonathon Segal's powerful indie drama, "Norman," took home the Grand Prize for Best Feature Narrative. The searing and timely documentary, "Afghanistan: Defying Silence," directed by Stacia Teele and Ed Robbins, won for Best Feature Documentary. And two films tied for Best Short Documentary: Jennifer Stoddart's "One Thousand Pictures: RFK's Last Journey" and Travis Senger's "White Lines and the Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug."

 

Honorary co-chairs for the 2010 edition of the Rhode Island International Film Festival were Providence Mayor David M. Cicilline and US Congressman James Langevin.

 

The Festival's 2010 original art and illustrations were created by Paula Baber, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design; the program book design by Adrienne Rubin; and the marketing and promotional campaign by Ron Tippe, William Smyth, and Eric Latek.
The voice-over by Richard Donnelly of Trinity Repertory Company was featured in the campaign.

 

The Rhode Island International Film Festival is supported in part by the Providence Tourism Council, WJAR TV10, The Providence Phoenix, Stella Artois, Sony, HB Communications, NewEnglandFilm.com, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), Equity Action, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH), The Rhode Island Film & Television Office, Amtrak, URI's College of Arts and Sciences, URI's Feinstein College of Continuing Education, the URI Film Media Program, Roger Williams University, PMA Industries, Rule Boston Camera, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, and contributions from members and community supporters. 

The RIIFF Awards 2010:

 

 

BEST SHORT

GRAND: Toute Ma Vie (The Story Of My Life), Directed by Pierre Ferriere FRANCE, 2009

First: Sometimes The Moon Is Velvet, Directed by Tom Phillips United Kingdom, 2010

Tied with: Natural Selection, Directed by Brett Foraker UNITED KINGDOM, 2009

Second: some boys don't leave, Directed by Maggie Kiley U S A, 2009

 

BEST FEATURE:

GRAND: Norman, Directed by Jonathan Segal, U S A, 2010

First: Cup Cake, Directed by Colin McIvor, Ireland/United Kingdom, 2010

 

BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY:

GRAND: Afghanistan: Defying Silence, Directed by Stacia Teele & Ed Robbins, U S A / Afghanistan, 2009

First: Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel, Directed by Brigitte Berman, Canada, 2010

Tied with: Bhutto, Directed by Duane Baughman, U S A, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, 2010

Second: Blau Jeans, Directed by Meaghan Kimball, U S A / Germany, 2009

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

GRAND: One Thousand Pictures RFK's Last Journey, Directed by Jennifer Stoddart, U S A/United Kingdom, 2009

Tied with: White Lines and The Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug, Directed by Travis Senger U S A, 2010

First: Rose Murray: Portrait of a Photographer, Directed by Aart Kramer, Netherlands, U S A / France, Jamaica, 2010

Tied with: De L'eau Glacée Dans Les Veines (Ice Water in the Veins), Directed by Cimon Charest, Canada, 2010

 

DIRECTORIAL DISCOVERY AWARD

GRAND: The Pond, Directed by Dan Hannon, U S A, 2010

First: Vivre, jusqu'au bout ... (Live, ‘til the end), Directed by Vincent Plaidy, France, 2010

Tied With: The Seminarian, Directed by Joshua Lim, U S A, 2010

 

INTERNATIONAL DISCOVERY AWARD

GRAND: Le bonheur de Pierre (A Happy Man), Directed by Menard Robert, Canada, 2009

First: White Buffalo, Directed by Gabriel Pac, United Kingdom, 2010

Tied With: Reunited, Directed by Richard Peters, U S A, 2010

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

GRAND: Kinshasa Symphony, Directed by: Claus Wischmann & Martin Baer, Germany / Congo, 2009

First: Wenn Bäume Puppen tragen (If trees carry dolls), Directed by Ismail Sahin, Germany / Tanzania, 2010

Tied with: Piano Fingers, Directed by Nicholas Carmen, 25 min. U S A, 2010

 

STUDENT FILMMAKER AWARD

GRAND: Signal, Directed by Chris Farrington, U S A, 2010

First: Perista, Directed by Kim Weiner, USA 2010

 

RIIFF DIRECTOR'S CHOICE AWARD

Queen of the Sun, Directed by Taggart Siegel, U S A / Australia, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, 2010

The Bag, Directed by Ray Nomoto Robison, Written by and starring Marlyn Mason, USA, 2010

 

RIIFF INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR AWARD

Just Like Us, Directed by Ahmed Ahmed, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, U S A, United Arab Emirates, 2010

 

"HELPING HAND" INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Given annually to a film or filmmaker that inspires social change, community outreach and a better understanding of the world in which we live

I Know a Woman Like that, Directed by Elaine Madsen, U S A, 2009

 

PROVIDENCE FILM FESTIVAL

GRAND: Old House Soul, Directed by Don Manley & Michel Schtakleff, U S A, 2010

First: One Shoe Blues, Directed by Sandra Boynton, U S A, 2009

 

BEST EDITING:

GRAND: Boy Wonder, Directed by Michael Morrissey, Edited by Ray Hubley & Douglas Fitch,U S A, 2010

First: Day Before Yesterday, Directed by Patricia Chica; Edited by Joe Bohot, Canada, 2009

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

GRAND: Ten Stories Tall, Written and Directed by David Garrett, U S A, 2009

First: Little Rock, Directed by Mike Ott, Screenplay: Mike Ott, Atsuko Okatsuka, Carl McLaughlin, USA, 2010

 

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

GRAND: TUB, Directed by Bobby Miller, U S A, 2009

First: The Chronoscope, Directed by Andrew Legge, Ireland, 2009

 

ALTERNATIVE SPIRIT AWARD

GRAND: Gen Silent, Directed by Stu Maddox, U S A, 2010

First: Bedfellows, Directed by Pierre Stefanos, U S A, 2010

Tied with: Loop Planes, Directed by Robin Wilby, U S A, 2010

Second: Agnes Moorehead is God! Directed by Tanya Meronk, U S A, 2008

 

BEST SOUNDTRACK

Das Beethoven-Projekt - Eine Musikdokumentation mit Paavo Järvi und der Deutschen Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (The Beethoven Project - A Music Documentary with Paavo Jaervi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen) Directed by Christian Berger Estonia/Germany, 2010

 

BEST ORIGINAL MUSICAL COMPOSITION (SCORE)

GRAND: Sudden Death! Directed by Adam Hall, Kenny Wood, Original Music/Compose, U S A, 2010

 

KIDSEYE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL KidsEye (Films Made for Kids):

GRAND: The Gruffalo, Directed by Max Lang & Jakob Schuh, United Kingdom, 2009

First: The MisInventions of Milo Weatherby, Directed by William Whirity, U S A, 2009

 

BEST COMEDY SHORT

GRAND: The Man Who Married Himself, Directed by Garrick Hamm, United Kingdom, 2010

First: F-Art, Directed by Nicole Sudhaus, U S A, 2010

Tied with: Mama always told him, Directed by Annabel Osborne, Australia, 2010

Second: Gayby, Directed by Jonathan Lisecki, U S A, 2010

 

BEST ANIMATION

GRAND: The Mouse That Soared, Directed by Kyle Bell, U S A, 2009

First: A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation, Directed by Stefan Leuchtenberg & Martin Wallner, GERMANY, 2010

Tied with: Zero, Directed by Christopher Kezelos, Australia, 2009

Second: Skylight, Directed by David Baas, Canada, 2009

 

BEST ACTING

Dan Byrd, Norman, Directed by Jonathan Segal, U S A, 2010

 

VORTEX SCI-FI & FANTASY

ONE HUNDRED MORNINGS, Directed by Conor Horgan, Ireland, 2009

 

RIIFF HORROR FILM AWARD

Remission, Directed by Greg Ivan Smith, U S A, 2009

 

FILMMAKER OF THE FUTURE AWARD

2AM, Directed by Joseph Procopio, Canada, 2010

________________________

 

RIIFF YOUTH JURY AWARDS

as presented by the Youth Jury Manager, Tim Mendonca & RIIFF Educational Director, Dr. J. Scott Oberacker

 

Best Documentary:

Queen of the Sun,

Directed by Taggart Siegel, U S A / Australia, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, 2010

 

Best Feature Film:

Little Rock,

Directed by Mike Ott, Screenplay: Mike Ott, Atsuko Okatsuka, Carl McLaughlin, USA, 2010

 

Best Short Film:

Natural Selection,

Directed by Brett Foraker UNITED KINGDOM, 2009

 

Honorable Mention:

Norman,

Directed by Jonathan Segal, U S A, 2010

 

Viola M. Marshall Audience Choice Awards

Most Popular
Grand Prize:
"Sleather" Directed by Anthony Ambrosino, USA, 2010

 

Best Documentary
Grand Prize:
"Wagner and Me" Directed by Patrick McGrady, United Kingdom, 2010

 

Best Feature
Grand Prize:
"Listen to Your Heart " Directed by Matt Thompson, USA, 2010

 

Best Short
Grand Prize:
"I'm Afraid I'm Hitler" Directed by Ruchika Lalwani, USA, 2009
First Prize: "Le Grand Sault " (The Grand Falls) Directed by Hervé Demers, Canada, 2009

 

  • Click here for a listing of the 2010 Screenplay winners (coming Columbus Day Weekend, October 2010)

 

 

THE FLICKERS' BACKSTORY & MISSION:

 

The mission of the Flickers, the Newport Film Society & Arts Collaborative - now in its 29th year - has been to serve as a creative partner in the arts by uniting various media and arts disciplines that nurture the artistic process and support a vital part of our community. This includes multi-disciplinary art presentations; artistic and cultural activities; performance festivals; video and television productions; audio recordings and broadcasts; educational outreach programs; and the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF).

 

ABOUT RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:

 

The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), 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 brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members in record numbers last year. 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. There are 65 film festivals worldwide which share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England.

 

The next Festival will take place August 9-14, 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TheRIIFF Awards 2010:

 

Best Short

Grand: Toute Ma Vie (The Story Of My Life),
Directed by Pierre Ferriere, FRANCE, 2009

First:
Sometimes The Moon Is Velvet,
Directed by
Tom Phillips, United Kingdom, 2010

Tied with:
Natural Selection,
Directed by Brett Foraker, UNITED
KINGDOM, 2009

Second: some
boys don't leave
, Directed by Maggie Kiley, U S A, 2009

 

Best Feature:

Grand: Norman, Directed by
Jonathan Segal, U S A, 2010

First: Cup
Cake,
Directed by Colin McIvor, Ireland/United Kingdom, 2010

 

Best Feature Documentary:

Grand: Afghanistan:
Defying Silence,
Directed by Stacia Teele & Ed Robbins, U S A / Afghanistan, 2009

First:
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and
Rebel
, Directed by Brigitte Berman, Canada, 2010

Tied with:
Bhutto,
Directed by Duane Baughman, U S A, United
Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, 2010

Second: Blau
Jeans,
Directed by Meaghan Kimball, U S A / Germany, 2009

 

Best Documentary Short

Grand: One Thousand
Pictures RFK's Last Journey,
Directed by Jennifer Stoddart, U S A/United
Kingdom, 2009

Tied with: White
Lines and The Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug,
Directed by
Travis Senger

U S A, 2010

First: Rose
Murray: Portrait of a Photographer,
Directed by
Aart Kramer, Netherlands, U S A / France, Jamaica, 2010

 

Tied with:
De L'eau Glacée Dans Les Veines (Ice Water in
the Veins), Directed by Cimon Charest, Canada, 2010

 

Directorial Discovery Award:

Grand: The Pond, Directed by
Dan Hannon, U S A, 2010

First: Vivre,
jusqu'au bout ...
  (Live, ‘til the end), Directed by Vincent
Plaidy, France,
2010

Tied With: The
Seminarian,
Directed by Joshua Lim, U S A, 2010

International Discovery Award:

Grand: Le bonheur de
Pierre
(A Happy Man), Directed by Menard Robert, Canada,
2009

First: White
Buffalo,
Directed by Gabriel Pac, United
Kingdom, 2010

Tied With: Reunited,
Directed by Richard Peters,
U S A, 2010

Best Cinematography

Grand: Kinshasa
Symphony
, Directed by:
Claus Wischmann & Martin Baer, Germany
/ Congo, 2009

First: Wenn Bäume
Puppen tragen
(If trees carry dolls), Directed by Ismail Sahin, Germany /
Tanzania, 2010

Tied with: Piano Fingers, Directed by Nicholas Carmen, 25 min. U S A, 2010

 

Student Filmmaker Award:

Grand: Signal, Directed by
Chris Farrington, U S A, 2010

First: Perista, Directed by Kim Weiner, USA 2010

 

RIIFF Director's Choice Award

Queen of the
Sun,
Directed by Taggart Siegel, U S A / Australia, France, Germany,
Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, 2010

The Bag, Directed by Ray Nomoto Robison,
Written by and starring Marlyn Mason, USA, 2010

RIIFF International Ambassador Award

Just Like Us, Directed by Ahmed Ahmed,
Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, U S A, United Arab Emirates,
2010

 

"Helping Hand" International Humanitarian Award

Given annually
to a film or filmmaker that inspires social change, community outreach and a
better understanding of the world in which we live

I
Know a Woman Like that
, Directed by Elaine Madsen,
U S A, 2009

 

Providence Film Festival

Grand: Old House
Soul,
Directed by Don Manley & Michel Schtakleff, U S A, 2010

First: One
Shoe Blues,
Directed by Sandra Boynton, U S A, 2009

 

Best Editing:

Grand: Boy
Wonder
, Directed by
Michael Morrissey, Edited by Ray Hubley & Douglas Fitch,U S A,
2010
First: Day Before Yesterday, Directed by
Patricia Chica; Edited by Joe Bohot,
Canada, 2009

 

Best Screenplay:

Grand: Ten Stories
Tall,
Written and Directed by David Garrett, U S A, 2009

First: Little
Rock
, Directed by Mike Ott, Screenplay: Mike Ott, Atsuko
Okatsuka, Carl McLaughlin
, USA, 2010

           

Best Experimental:

Grand: TUB, Directed by
Bobby Miller, U S A, 2009

First: The Chronoscope,
Directed by Andrew Legge,
Ireland, 2009

Alternative Spirit AWARD:

Grand: Gen
Silent,
Directed by Stu Maddox, U S A, 2010

First:
Bedfellows,
Directed by Pierre Stefanos, U S A, 2010

Tied with: Loop
Planes,
Directed by Robin Wilby, U S A, 2010

Second:
Agnes Moorehead is God! Directed by Tanya Meronk, U S A, 2008

 

Best Soundtrack:

Das
Beethoven-Projekt - Eine Musikdokumentation mit Paavo Järvi und der Deutschen
Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
(The Beethoven Project - A Music
Documentary with Paavo Jaervi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen)

Directed by Christian Berger
Estonia/Germany, 2010

 

Best Original Musical Composition (Score):

Grand: Sudden Death! Directed by Adam Hall, Kenny Wood, Original
Music/Compose, U S A, 2010

 

KIDSEYE
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

KidsEye (Films
Made for Kids):

Grand: The Gruffalo, Directed by Max Lang & Jakob Schuh, United Kingdom,
2009

First: The
MisInventions of Milo Weatherby,
Directed by
William Whirity, U S A, 2009

 

Best Comedy Short

Grand: The Man Who
Married Himself
, Directed by Garrick Hamm, United Kingdom, 2010

First: F-Art, Directed by Nicole Sudhaus, U S A, 2010

Tied with Mama
always told him,
Directed by Annabel Osborne, Australia,
2010

Second: Gayby,
Directed by Jonathan Lisecki, U S A, 2010

 

Best Animation:

Grand: The Mouse That
Soared,
Directed by Kyle Bell, U S A, 2009

First: A Lost
and Found Box of Human Sensation,
Directed by
Stefan Leuchtenberg & Martin Wallner, Germany, 2010

Tied with: Zero,
Directed by Christopher Kezelos,
Australia, 2009

Second: Skylight,
Directed by David Baas, Canada, 2009

 

Best Acting:

Dan Byrd, Norman, Directed by Jonathan Segal, U S A, 2010

Vortex Sci-Fi & Fantasy:

ONE HUNDRED
MORNINGS,
Directed by Conor Horgan, Ireland, 2009

 

HORROR FILM
AWARD

Remission, Directed by Greg Ivan Smith,
U S A, 2009

           

Filmmaker of the Future Award

2AM, Directed by
Joseph Procopio, Canada, 2010

 

Viola M. Marshall Audience Choice Awards

Most
Popular

Grand Prize:
"Sleather"
Directed by Anthony Ambrosino, USA, 2010

 

Best
Documentary

Grand Prize:
"Wagner
and Me"
Directed by Patrick McGrady, United Kingdom,
2010

 

Best
Feature

Grand Prize:
"Listen
to Your Heart "
Directed by Matt Thompson, USA, 2010

 

Best Short

Grand Prize:
"I'm
Afraid I'm Hitler"
Directed by Ruchika Lalwani, USA, 2009

First Prize: "Le
Grand Sault "
(The Grand Falls) Directed by Hervé Demers, Canada, 2009

 

______________________________________________

 

THE FLICKERS'
BACKSTORY & MISSION:

The mission of the Flickers, the Newport Film Society &
Arts Collaborative
- now in its 29th year - has been to serve as a creative
partner in the arts by uniting various media and arts disciplines that nurture
the artistic process and support a vital part of our community. This includes
multi-disciplinary art presentations; artistic and cultural activities;
performance festivals; video and television productions; audio recordings and
broadcasts; educational outreach programs; and the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF).

ABOUT RHODE
ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:

The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival
(RIIFF), 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 brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers,
new talent and audience members in record numbers last year. 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. There are 65 film festivals worldwide which
share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England. The next
Festival will take place August 9-14,
2011.
For more information about the festival, please visit http://www.rifilmfest.org/.

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Marshall George T.
(FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival)

George Thomas Marshall is the founder and producing director of the Flickers the Newport Film Society & Arts Collaborative, a non-profit organization with 29 years of experience producing programming and creative outlets for filmmakers, visual and performing artists. In addition to producing the acclaimed Rhode Island International Film Festival, one of Flickers' most successful events to date, it also created the annual Jubilé Franco-Américain - a week-long celebration of French Canadian culture, art and cuisine which is held annually in Northern R.I. This event was awarded the Governor's Tourism Award and drew over 20,000 annually.

Mr. Marshall created, produced and hosted the fine arts informational television program, "Between Takes," which received numerous awards from the states of R.I., Massachusetts and national recognition. His work has won three and been nominated for four New England Emmy awards, won four national Telly awards, top prizes at WorldFest Houston, and won three national Communicator Awards for Excellence. He also teaches communications, television production, public speaking and acting for camera courses at various colleges and universities in the area and serves as media / marketing consultant to businesses and non-profit organizations. Mr. Marshall is a frequent contributor and participant on industry panels and seminars exploring the evolution, culture, growth and future of independent film.

Mr. Marshall holds bachelors and masters degrees in political science with a focus on communications from the University of Rhode Island and Brown University, respectively, and studied film at the University of Southern California. He serves on the board of directors for Christmas in Newport and has served as the vice chairman of the Newport Cultural Commission, where he created the city of Newport's First Night Celebration, the annual Scholarship Award, and the January Film Festival. He is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a Media Panelist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Alliance for Community Media, the International Television Association and listed in the International Who's Who of Professionals. He was selected in the fall of 2002 and 2003 as "One of the Most Influential People" in Rhode Island by the Providence Phoenix. In 2003, he was made a Rhode Island Foundation Fellow for his role as an arts leader in the state. In January 2005, he was presented with an Alumni Achievement Award in the Arts from the University of Rhode Island. In 2007, he was recognized by Mayor David M. Cicilline and the City of Providence with a Citizen Citation for his achievements in the arts and the media industry. In 2008, he was cited by the Providence Phoenix as one of "30 Local Luminaries" in the state of Rhode Island. Currently he is promoting the restoration of the Columbus Theatre in Providence and its use as a community arts center and spurring the evolution of a new regional advocacy group, the North Eastern Film Alliance.

In 2006, he created a Special Topics Course at Roger Williams University on Documentary Film and Journalism, which he now teaches yearly during the Spring semester. He recently completed a chapter entitled "Teaching Digital Documentary Film New Technologies Meet the Art of Storytelling" for the new college text book: “Teaching with Multimedia: Pedagogy in the Blogo/Websphere,” which is being released in 2010. He was on a committee that developed the New Media & the Global Diaspora Symposium, at RWU October 2008, where he chaired a panel on international media and film. He is working with faculty on developing a Film Minor for the Communications Department at Roger Williams University. In the Fall of 2009, he introduced the first Film and Video course on campus. In the Spring of 2010, he introduced a new course to the curriculum: "Curation and and Film Festival Production." Currently, he is enaged with school administration in establishing the Roving Eye Film Festival as a yearly event on campus and will bring the Tournées French Film Festival to campus for the 2010-2011 academic year.

In the Fall of 2008, Mr. Marshall chaired a panel on Documentary Film at the Ruff Cutz Indie Film Conference, Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University, Waltham, MA. and presented on a panel at the International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. His topic was creating new modalities for "Building a Culture of Community Outreach." In 2010, along with the Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival and the Woods Hole Film Festival, he was a principal in the creation of the New England Film Festival Alliance (NEFFA), an organization designed to link New England Film Festivals and create a nexus for joint sponsorships, information sharing and cross-promotion.

In the Fall of 2010, Mr. Marshall will introduce a new film Festival that he created to the New England region: the Flickers: North Country Film Festival. Scheduled to launch at The Balsams in Dixville Notch, NH, the Festival has been designed with the specific intent to spur cultural tourism and job creation.


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