RIFF to screen 235 films

MUMBAI: With films and filmmakers arriving from across the globe, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) kicks off its 13th annual event to be held from 4th to 9th August.

This year 235 feature length, documentary and short films - from 57 countries - will be screened over a six-day period. This year‘s films have been selected from a record entry base of over 3,000 submissions.

A Lifetime Achievement Award would be presented to Ernest Borgnine with the world premiere of his latest feature film, Another Harvest Moon. In attendance will be fellow cast members Anne Meara with her husband, Jerry Stiller; Piper Laurie and Doris Roberts.

The Festival will salute composer Klaus Badelt ("Pirates of the Caribbean") with the presentation of the Crystal Image Award at the Opening Night Festivities on 4 August. Badelt will be the keynote speaker at the annual Rhode Island Film Forum on 7 August.

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