The screenplay "Raising Rufus: A Maine Love Story" by Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold of Brunswick was the winner in the main competition category at the Rhode Island International Film Festival (FLICKERS). Winners from the 364 entries were also selected in other categories, including New England Focus, Horror, and Gay and Lesbian.
Flickers is a broadly focused, independent festival that accepts works of any type, on any subject matter, and in any genre. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes the Rhode Island International Film Festival as qualifying for the Short Films category for the Annual Academy Awards (only 65 festivals have this recognition).
The Festival recognizes achievement and innovation in a variety of film making and storytelling disciplines and provides an opportunity to secure support and distribution. More information can be found on the Rhode Island International Film Festival website