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Fundraising for Films through Kickstarter

30 Nov , 2010 | Written by Warren J. Avery | Posted by:

Kickstarter is a unique funding website where artists make all-or-nothing bids for financial backing to complete their dream projects. Filmmakers set a deadline by which they must raise a certain amount of money. If they meet their goal before time runs out, they get the financial backing they need. If they do not meet the Read more…

Local Industry | Reports

NewEnglandFilm.com Editor Erin Trahan Steps Down to Act as Interim Director of Independent Media Publications

5 Oct , 2009 | Written by Erin Trahan | Posted by:

As of October 15th, Erin Trahan will be stepping down as the editor of NewEnglandFilm.com’s monthly magazine in order to serve as the interim executive director of Independent Media Productions (IMP), the nonprofit organization that oversees publication of www.independent-magazine.org. Like NewEnglandFilm.com, The Independent (formerly The Independent Film & Video Monthly print magazine) is an online Read more…

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Industry News – August 2009

31 Jul , 2009 | Written by Alexandria Lima | Posted by:

This Month Don’t miss out on the 13th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIF), running from August 4-9. Gear up for seven days of films from 57 countries, all vying for awards and a chance for shorts to qualify for the Academy Awards. The local spotlight shines on Jake Mahaffy with several screenings of Read more…

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Industry News – July 2009

30 Jun , 2009 | Written by Alexandria Lima | Posted by:

This Month And the film fests keep on chugging along, starting with the Maine International Film Festival from July 10 through July 19. This year MIFF will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to legendary Bonnie & Clyde director Arthur Penn. If you’re not heading to the festival for your 548th viewing of the taboo-busting film, Read more…

Connecticut | Filmmaking | Interviews | New England

History Lessons for Today’s Indie Filmmakers

31 May , 2009 | Written by Jared M. Gordon | Posted by:

Due out in early June, Connecticut’s Phil Hall has written a fascinating and accessible retrospective of independent film, tracing its roots far further back than Steven Soderbergh’s breakout Sex, Lies, and Videotape. Hall’s book — The History of Independent Cinema — discusses the roots of independent documentary (such as Walt Disney’s Seal Island) and dedicates Read more…

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Industry News – May 2009

30 Apr , 2009 | Written by Erin Trahan | Posted by:

This Month Dan Habib, filmmaker-in-residence at the University of New Hampshire, will be traveling to Washington DC this month with his documentary Including Samuel for a national summit on inclusive education and civil rights for young people with disabilities. This film is a personal look at how Habib’s family learns to include his son Samuel, Read more…

Film Festivals | Massachusetts

Report from the World’s Friendliest Film Festival

30 Apr , 2009 | Written by Jared M. Gordon | Posted by:

I submitted my short feature, November 31st, to several local festivals and to the Bare Bones Festival in Oklahoma. Why Oklahoma, you ask? “That’s not quite Hollywood,” you say? Exactly. Why else would it be nicknamed, “the world’s friendliest film festival”? November 31st is the story of Scott, a taciturn young man who encounters Kathy, Read more…

Film Festivals | Massachusetts

Almost a No Go

7 Oct , 2008 | Written by Jared M. Gordon | Posted by:

Despite a long history of attracting regional filmmakers to an event that festival organizers say has helped Northampton, MA earn the distinction of being named a top “Small Arts Destination Town,” an acute funding crisis has almost cancelled this year’s Northampton Independent Film Festival (NIFF).  Through the stewardship of the festival board and the support of Read more…

Interviews | Technology

Three Filmmakers, Three Cameras

1 Sep , 2008 | Written by Jared M. Gordon | Posted by:

Between SD, HD, HDV, cassettes, film, and hard drives, there are a myriad of creative options to be explored with today’s cameras.  Whether shooting for television on a Panasonic DVX100, teaching the finer points of Internet and community journalism with the Flip Mino, or grappling with the challenges of working with the RED camera, documentary Read more…

Filmmaking | Reports

Imagine: Crewing a Reality Show

1 Jun , 2008 | Written by Jared M. Gordon | Posted by:

A month ago, I received a call from Sandra Mills, associate producer of Music Nation, a network reality show in which musician contestants sing and perform their way to a contract with a major record label.  Sandra says, “You worked with Ellie Glasser on the History Channel’s Hefty Men series.  She recommended you for this Read more…