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A River Runs Through It: A Report from the DC Environmental Festival

New England filmmakers and films inspire at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

By Maddy Kadish
The Egyptian Theatre at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

Sundance Film Festival, held January 16 – 26 in Park City, Utah, debuted the next darlings of independent film. Here are some films with New England ties to look out for in 2014, as spotted by NewEnglandFilm.com staff.

Industry News - January 2014

By Casey Stirling
A still from Bending Steel, a documentary that will play on January 13, 2014 at The DocYard.

2014 starts off with new films at the Doc Yard, Sundance USA at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, and plenty of other film events around New England. Check out the Industry News section each month for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

Industry News - December 2013

By Casey Stirling
"The Movement" playing this month at the Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation Film Festival.

Local movies abound this holiday season. Check out the Industry News section each month for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

Filmmaker Ted Ryan shows us the kind of things we do for the movies we love.

By Ted Ryan
The Crash Reel

Filmmaker Ted Ryan's ode to The Crash Reel, Lucy Walker’s film about the rise and fall of Kevin Pearce – a professional snowboarder whose career and life nearly ended when he suffered a traumatic brain injury during a 2009 training run before the Vancouver Olympics.

Industry News - November 2013

By Casey Stirling
"Manhood" playing this month at the Portland Film Festival

A lot of film going on in New England in November. You can check out the Brattleboro Film Festival, SNOB Film Festival, and the Boston Jewish Film Festival. Check out the news each month for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail news@newenglandfilm.com.

Glovebox Short Film and Animation Festival: Unabashedly Artsy

By K. Correia
Glovebox Short Film and Animation Festival, 2013

Now in its third year, the Glovebox Short Film and Animation Festival celebrates artists, filmmakers, and their audiences.

Maine International Film Festival: The Inside Scoop

By Alli Rock
Maine International Film Festival

Are you looking to apply to the Maine International Film Festival? Or just be an audience member? Our 2013 Festival Partner gave us the inside scoop in this festival profile.

KahBang Film Festival: The Inside Scoop

By Alli Rock
KahBang Film Festival

Are you looking to apply to the KahBang Film Festival? Or just be an audience member? Our 2013 Festival Partner gave us the inside scoop in this festival profile.

Boston International Film Festival: The Inside Scoop

By Alli Rock
Boston International Film Festival

Are you looking to apply to the Boston International Film Festival? Or just be an audience member? Our 2013 Festival Partner gave us the inside scoop in this festival profile.

Woods Hole Film Festival: The Inside Scoop

By Alli Rock
Woods Hole Film Festival

Are you looking to apply to the Boston International Film Festival? Or just be an audience member? Our 2013 Festival Partner gave us the inside scoop in this festival profile.

Rhode Island International Film Festival: The Inside Scoop

By Alli Rock
Rhode Island International Film Festival

Are you looking to apply to the Rhode Island International Film Festival? Or just be an audience member? Our 2013 Festival Partner gave us the inside scoop in this festival profile.

New Hampshire Film Festival: The Inside Scoop

By Alli Rock
New Hampshire Film Festival

Are you looking to apply to the New Hampshire Film Festival? Or just be an audience member? Our 2013 Festival Partner gave us the inside scoop in this festival profile.

Camden International Film Festival: The Inside Scoop

By Alli Rock
Camden International Film Festival

Are you looking to apply to the Camden International Film Festival? Or just be an audience member? Our 2013 Festival Partner gave us the inside scoop in this festival profile.

Online New England Film Festival: 45 Days, 33 Films, 12 Festivals

By Alli Rock
Online New England Film Festival, Sept 1 - Oct 15

The 5th Annual Online New England Film Festival is here! From now through Oct 15, you can watch films that were featured in festivals across New England here on our website. Wondering where to start? Check out this festival preview.

Film Festival Advice From the New England Film Festival Filmmakers

By Donna Sorbello
A still from Peter Rosati's Le Blue Stella, airing online this month

You’ve written your film, shot it, edited it, and now you’re ready for the festival circuit. Check out this advice from the seasoned filmmakers of the Online New England Film Festival.

SNOB Film Festival: The Inside Scoop

By Alli Rock
SNOB Film Festival

Are you looking to apply to the Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival? Or just be an audience member? Our 2013 Festival Partner gave us the inside scoop in this festival profile.

Woods Hole Film Festival: James Mottern's Master Class and More

By Donna Sorbello
Director James Mottern teaches a Master Class at this year's Woods Hole Film Festival

Now in its 22nd year, the Woods Hole Festival is bigger and better than ever before, with nearly 70 films, along with panels, concerts, parties, and master classes, such as filmmaker James Mottern's directing workshop.

Experimenting in the Digital Era: An Interview with Jon Gartenberg

By Susan Kouguell
Jon Gartenberg, President of Gartenberg Media Enterprises

Jon Gartenberg, President of Gartenberg Media Enterprises, has spent his career forwarding and preserving the work of experimental filmmakers. He talks to the Screenplay Doctor about experimental filmmaking, distribution, and what's happening to the field in this modern age. Email screenwriter@newenglandfilm.com to have your screenwriting question answered in an upcoming issue.

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Transforming Cultural Attitudes

By K. Correia
A still from Mary and Max

ReelAbilities Film Festival is a Nationally Touring Festival aimed at showing the commonality among individuals.

The Film Festivals of New England, Part Two

By K. Correia
NewEnglandFilm.com's Festival Partners

New England might be small -- New England film festivals are anything but. This year, NewEnglandFilm.com has partnered with nine regional festivals that bring in films from around the world for the 4th Annual Online New England Film Festival. In this two part series, get to know these nine festivals that call New England home.

The Film Festivals of New England, Part One

By K. Correia
NewEnglandFilm.com's Festival Partners

New England might be small--New England film festivals are anything but. This year, NewEnglandFilm.com has partnered with nine regional festivals that bring in films from around the world for the 4th Annual Online New England Film Fetival. In this two part series, get to know these nine festivals that call New England home.

The Woods Hole Film Festival: Twenty-One Years Later

By Donna Sorbello
A snapshot of last year's Woods Hole Festival

Now in its 21st year, the Woods Hole Film Festival (July 28-August 4) has grown from an hour-long series of shorts to an eight-day extravaganza, with films from all genres, workshops, live performances, and much more.

Salem Film Fest: Stories from Around the World

By Dave Walker
Reggae in the Ruff, airing at the Salem Film Fest

Now that the Oscars buzz is over, come to Salem, MA to relish in the undiscovered. Running from March 1-8, Salem Film Fest offers an excellent sampling of the best in documentary film from across the globe.

Rediscovering Cinema at the Magic Lantern

By Dave Walker
A poster for the fall 2011 Magic Lantern series: The Lost and Found Show

This may be the era of the big budget blockbuster, but there are some places in New England where you can find a very different kind of cinematic experience. A new season of The Magic Lantern experimental film series begins soon at the Cable Car Cinema in Providence.

The Boston Bike Film Festival: The Stories Behind the Biking

By B. Walter Irvine
A still from the Boston Bike Film Fest film "Training Wheels"

At the Boston Bike Film Festival, cycling documentaries face the challenge of putting civic issues on screen.

Finding an Audience for Short Films

By John DeCarli
A still from festival film An Occurance on the Pier

With the 3rd Annual Online New England Film Festival happening on the site all this month, four of the selected filmmakers share their thoughts on the roads they’ve taken to find an audience for their independent short films. To see their films and others, check out the festival: www.newenglandfilm.com/festival.

Short Stuff: A Selection of Potential Oscar Winners from this Year's Rhode Island International Film Festival

By Michele Meek
A still from "God and Vodka" screening at RIIFF this year.

As the only qualifying festival in New England for the Academy Awards, the Rhode Island International Film Festival serves up a selection of some of the best short films from around the world. Here's a sampling from this years fest coming August 9-14 -- you never know, you could be watching an Oscar winner...

Coming Soon: The 3rd Annual Online New England Film Festival

By Alli Rock
Dark Scribbles, screening in the 2011 Online New England Film Festival

Pop some popcorn in the microwave and dim the living room lights -- NewEnglandFilm.com’s 3rd Annual Online Film Festival is coming soon to a web page near you! Get a quick preview of some of the films you’ll be able to see right here from September 1 through October 15.

20 Years in the Making: The Woods Hole Film Festival

By K. Correia
A snapshot from the 2010 Woods Hole Film Festival

Initially founded as a filmmaker Judy Laster’s venue to premier her short film, the Woods Hole Film Festival -- which is running this year from July 30 through August 6 -- has become one of the most anticipated film festivals in New England.