RIIFF's opening night screening is a popular annual event and the official kick-off for this year's amazing Festival, The Opening Night is a showcase for the very best of our short film submissions and features programming that will inspire, challenge and illustrate the talent of the participants who define New England's largest and only Academy Award-qualifying film festival.
In 2011, five of the films that premiered at RIIFF went on to receive Academy Award nominations, and

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