Every spring, the University of Rhode Island College of Arts and Sciences holds its annual Visualizations Film Festival. Undergraduate students, in any major or college, who are interested in film and moving images, are strongly encouraged to enter this competition, in which winners are awarded cash prizes and receive recognition for their achievements.
Now in its 12th year, the Visualizations Student Film Festival encourages URI undergraduate students to produce a diverse array of films and videos in a variety of formats. In addition, the Festival recognizes students who write critically about film, as well as those who write original film treatments. Through this annual event, students compete for prizes and have their films screened at public events and acknowledged by their peers, faculty, friends and family. Also, The Fred Joyal Best of Festival Prize will be judged and selected from among the winners in each category at the Awards Ceremony on April 29.
The screenings and awards ceremony are free and open to the public. Visualizations 2010 includes six production categories: Animation, Experimental, Documentary, News Segment, Commercial/PSA, and Narrative/Open; plus two writing categories: Critical Essay and Film Treatment. All current undergraduate students enrolled for the academic year 2009/2010 are eligible to submit competitive entries to the Festival.
Major funding for Visualizations provided by Fred Joyal '79.
Additional major support is provided by:
- The Harrington School of Communication and Media
- The College of Arts and Sciences, Winifred Brownell, Dean
- The URI Film Media Program
- The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), George Marshall '76, Executive Director
Also, the works of the student winners will be shown during RIFF, August, 2009
Additional funding provided by:
- Brand Games, Scott Randall '76
Additional information, Entry Forms, Festival Regulations, Category Guidelines, etc. are available:
- Through links on the web site
- The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office at 257 Chafee
- The URI Film Media Program Office, 175C Swan Hall
- or by calling (401)874-4101
12pm - 4pm
Entries due: Drop off at second floor lobbey in Chafee
12pm - 5pm
Entries due: Drop off at second floor lobbey in Chafee or at the URI Providence Campus in Room 325
Swan Hall Auditorium