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Online New England Film Festival Spotlights

By Alli Rock
2010 Online New England Film Festival film line-up.

During the 2nd Online New England Film Festival from September 1-October 15, 2010, NewEnglandFilm.com presents a new interview each week with a local filmmaker featured in the festival.

Documenting the Filmmaker: Lucia Small Talks about Her Collaborative Film with Ed Pincus

By Catherine Stewart
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In this series, fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks to filmmaker Lucia Small as her latest work, One Cut, One Life begins its theatrical release in Boston.

Female Comedians, Animation and the Future for Danielle Lauretano

By Catherine Stewart
Danielle Lauretano

This series of articles features interviews with established and emerging female filmmakers with strong connections to New England, as well as prominent industry figures from our region. In this article, Catherine Stewart talks with Animator Danielle Lauretano, who definitely doesn’t subscribe to the supposed notions that affect comics, even the big names of the industry. Here, she talks about her animation films and her work in the local film industry.

Kickstart New England: In Between Seconds

By Casey Stirling
In Between Seconds

Kickstart New England take a look at "In Between Seconds" a film hoping to raise $7,000 for production and post-production.

Industry News: May 2015

By Casey Stirling
One Cut, One Life

Film festivals, screenings, and other happenings, in addition to industry buzz and opportunities for filmmakers in this month's industry news. Send news to news@newenglandfilm.com.

A Recap of the 2015 Independent Film Festival of Boston

By Michael Nowak
Somerville Theater.

Michael Nowak reports on some highlights from the 2015 Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston).

Local Filmmaker Puts Global Peace Into Action – An Interview with James Demo

By Ted Ryan
<i>The Peacemaker</i>, a portrait of the remarkable Padraig O’Malley

Having gone through the IFP Filmmaker Labs and in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign, Boston-based filmmaker James Demo talks about his film The Peacemaker, a portrait of the remarkable Padraig O’Malley--an Irish businessman, professor and recovering alcoholic who has become a worldwide figure in the resolution of international conflict.

Bringing Animation to Film: Interview with Pollyzoom Illustrator and Artist Paula Allen from

By Catherine Stewart
Pollyzoom

Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks with illustrator Paula Allen about her leap into animated filmmaking.

Film Boot Camp: Jay Craven Discusses the Making of Northern Borders

By Christine Galeone
Bruce Dern and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick in Northern Borders

Vermont-based filmmaker Jay Craven discusses the groundbreaking educational program that produced the film Northern Borders, a feature film starring Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick and Academy Award nominees Bruce Dern and Genevieve Bujold.

Industry News: April 2015

By Casey Stirling
November Criminals shooting in Providence, RI

News about the Massachusetts film tax incentive, a new production begins in RI, plus industry buzz, opportunities, happenings and film festivals.

Kickstart New England: Instrumental Places: The Granada Guitar

By Casey Stirling
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Help us Kickstart a new film by filmmaker Sky Sabin, Instrumental Places: The Granada Guitar

Interview with VCFA Founding Faculty Chair and Filmmaker: Laura Colella

By Catherine Stewart
Laura Colella

Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks with educator and filmmaker, Laura Colella

Interactive Documentary Filmmaking: An Interview with Allison Otto

By Catherine Stewart
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Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks with travel documentarian, Allison Otto about interactive documentaries that she says "encourage the user to actively engage in--and contribute to—the shaping of the story.”

Behind-the-Scenes of Indie Horror: An Interview with Jocelyn Padilla

By Catherine Stewart
I Am Monroe

Writer and director Jocelyn Padilla talks about the indie horror films that she has in the works for the latest installment of NewEnglandFilm.com's #femalesinfilm series.

An Interview with Filmmakers Lucien Flores & Michela M. Smith about "Sherwin and The Scout"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
Still from "Sherwin and the Scout"

What began as a student project became a festival hit... Here, Lucien Flores and Michela M. Smith talk about their short film Sherwin and the Scout.

A Girl, a Cat, a Bomb: An Interview with Laura Maxfield

By Catherine Stewart
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Fellow female film professionals discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks to filmmaker Laura Maxfield about finding the perfect collaborators.

10 Books Every Independent Filmmaker Should Own... and 4 for Screenwriters Too

By NewEnglandFilm.com

Whether you're looking for a gift idea for someone else or a filmmaker yourself, NewEnglandFilm.com has compiled 10 essential books that every independent filmmaker should own, plus 4 for screenwriters.

Music, Love and Film: Talking with Writer/Director Raeshelle Cooke

By Catherine Stewart
Raeshelle Cooke

Fellow female film professionals discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks to Raeshelle Cooke about telling true stories in narrative work.

Documenting Life and Music: Filmmaker Matt Day's talks about his short film on The Books's Nick Zammuto

By Chelsea Smith
a still from "Shape of Things to Come"

With a 5D and some gear from Vermont Community Access Media, filmmaker Matt Day created the documentary gem Shape of Things to Come, which invites viewers into the life and music of music producer and front man of The Books, Nick Zammuto. Day discusses the process of making the film and how it changed his career, and readers can still watch this Jury Prize award-winner for Best Documentary online through the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

'Leave No Trace': An Interview with Documentarian Cozette Russell

By Catherine Stewart
A still from "Sea Horse"

Fellow female film professionals discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks to Cozette Russell about capturing the relationship between people and the land they live on.

Author Anita Diamant Brings Back "Hester Street"

By Christine Galeone
Hester Street

Bestselling author Anita Diamant will present the classic film Hester Street at the Boston Jewish Film Festival. In an interview, she discusses why she chose the film for the festival’s Favorite Films from the Famous series.

Talking with Actress, Director and Writer Marie-Emmanuelle Hartness

By Josh Coleman
Marie-Emmanuelle Hartness

As an actress, writer and director, Marie-Emmanuelle Hartness has immersed herself in all aspects of filmmaking, even bridging both documentary and narrative projects. Her most recent short film After Ella screened at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and won the First Prize Directorial Discovery Award at The Rhode Island International Film Festival this summer. Her third film Writer's Block won the Berlinale Canon Competition at the Berlin Film Festival and is being produced by Canon.

An Interview with Documentarian Michaela O’Brien

By Catherine Stewart
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Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks to Michaela O’Brien about sharing real stories with the world and her film Far from C3, which is currently screening as part of the Online New England Film Festival,

An Interview with Filmmaker Guy Benoit about "Guitar #1711"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
Still from "Guitar #1711"

Music and film have long been paired (even during the silent film era). But Rhode Island filmmaker Guy Benoit finds a new way of examining music through film with his short documentary Guitar #1711, which follows Rhode Island based, custom guitar maker Otto D'Ambrosio through a year long process of building one guitar. You can also watch the film online as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Filmmaker Xavery Robin of "The Art of Being Hurt"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
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Filmmaker Xavery Robin takes a unique view of relationship stress in her short film The Art of Being Hurt, now screening as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival. Here, Robin discusses how she got her start in filmmaking, her inspiration for her films and her future projects.

Interview with Filmmaker Michael Fisher about "Attic"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
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Filmmaker Michael Fisher presents a vision of crime in his understated and gripping psychological drama Attic, now screening as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival. Here, he talks about his inspiration for the film, the festival audience's reaction to the film, and his future work.

Boston Indie Horror: An Interview with Filmmaker Andrea Wolanin about "M is for Mundane"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
On the set of Penta

She might have been a showgirl or a hitman, but as it turns out Andrea Wolanin is a filmmaker. Here, she talks about the tight-knit Boston indie horror community and making her film M is For Mundane (now screening at the 2014 Online New England Film Festival) and her upcoming production Penta.

An Interview with Filmmaker Gretl Claggett

By Catherine Stewart
Gretl Claggett

Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks to Gretle Claggett about making work that breaks a silence in her first piece of work, Happy Hour, now screening at the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Filmmakers Dylan Ladds and Ryan Scura about their film "New England Blood" about NH surfing

By NewEnglandFilm.com

Filmmakers Dylan Ladds and Ryan Scura found a way to combine their passions -- filmmaking and surfing -- with their short film New England Blood, which they have since turned into a feature film, The Granite Stoke. Here, they talk about making their New England Blood, which can be seen online as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Surfing in NH? An Interview with Filmmakers Dylan Ladds and Ryan Scura about their film "New England Blood"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
New England Blood

Filmmakers Dylan Ladds and Ryan Scura found a way to combine their passions -- filmmaking and surfing -- with their short film New England Blood, which they have since turned into a feature film, The Granite Stoke. Here, they talk about making their New England Blood, which can be seen online as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.