local programs & productions



Broadcast Date: 1/31/19

Coin Operated | Directed by: Nicholas Arioli | 5:15 min. USA, 2017. Coin Operated is a 5-minute short animation that spans 70 years in the life of one naive explorer. This film was proudly made by independent artists.

Wannabe | Directed by: Matthew Manson | 15 min. USA, 2016. New York City, 1991 - Daniel (David Bloom), a neurotic Jewish boy, dreams of becoming a man. Unfortunately, there are major stumbling blocks in his way - his classmates think he's a loser, he tries too hard to fit in, and he's super uncomfortable in his own skin.

Remembering the Fallen | Julien Grincajgier, Director | 15 min. France, 2014 A french veteran of the second world war remembers a particular day. The day he met his old friend, Ludwig, a German soldier…

SPLIT TICKET | Directed by: Alfred Thomas Catalfo | 20 min. USA, 2017 In 1947, newly-minted congressmen/future presidents John F. Kennedy, age 29, and Richard Nixon, age 34, travel to Pennsylvania where they must make a fateful decision. A supernatural drama based on true events.

Broadcast Date: 2/7/19

Friend Request Pending | Chris Foggin, Director | 12 min. United Kingdom, 2011. 'Friend Request Pending' is a short comedy about the mature generation dating in our modern social networking world. It's a tale of love but more importantly lifelong friendship. The twelve-minute tale tells the story of Mary (Judi Dench) and Linda (Penny Ryder) who spend an afternoon discussing the pitfalls, pleasures and problems with using social networking to try and woo the local choirmaster Trevor (Philip Jackson).

La media pena| Sergio Barrejón, Director | 15 min. USA, 2012. An executive is on the point of committing suicide in his office early one morning. Just as he is about to pull the trigger, he is unexpectedly interrupted by the arrival of the cleaning lady. He can think of nothing better to do than hide... and spy on her.

Bienvenidos | Javier Fesser, Director | 28 min. Peru/Spain, 2015. An amazing innovation reaches a tiny school lost in the heart of the Peruvian Andes and revolutionizes the lives of the whole community: the internet. It brings the world to their doorstep, but even more importantly, it offers the world the chance to finally discover what's happening in the remote village of Ingatambo.

In partnership with Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) and the Rhode Island Film and Television Office, Rhode Island PBS proudly presents doubleFEATURE, an exceptional opportunity for our viewers to see artistic, original, award-winning short films from a collection of animation, foreign language, documentary, or fiction films each week.

doubleFEATURE showcases the art of the short film and the artists who make them. Each week, in addition to presenting a selection of two or more short films, between the short films, Steve Feinberg, director of the RI Film and Television Office, and George Marshall, executive producer at RIIFF, interview filmmakers and industry professionals.

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