The 19th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival kicks off Tuesday. Judges sifted through more than 5,700 entries to winnow down this year’s festival to 250 films. The films will be screened at a dozen venues across the state.
Executive Director George Marshall said after nearly two decades the festival is gaining international recognition.
“Things are starting to coalesce with folks internationally discovering who we are as an organization and as point of exhibition for quality films that reflect filmmakers’ visions from across the world,” said Marshall.