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Kickstart New England: DIYDS & Visually Sound Pictures

By Casey Stirling
A screen shot from I am Here, a film from the Teen Media Program presenter of the DIYDS!! Festival.

Every month, NewEnglandFilm.com highlights new local film projects looking for funding. This month, check out the "Do It Your Damn Self!" festival and Visually Sound Pictures who are both looking for crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. To feature your film in this series, e-mail editor@newenglandfilm.com.

Kickstart New England: Acts of Desperation

By Casey Stirling
"Acts of Desperation" seeks funding on Kickstarter.

Every month, NewEnglandFilm.com highlights new local film projects looking for funding via crowd-sourcing. This month, we feature Acts of Desperation on Kickstarter. To feature your film in this series, e-mail editor@newenglandfilm.com.

Kickstart New England: Ladd School and Sunflower

By Casey Stirling
Filmmakr Edward Choi.

Every month, NewEnglandFilm.com highlights new local film projects looking for funding via crowd-sourcing. This month, we are featuring two campaigns, both out of Rhode Island - Best Judgment: Ladd School Lessons, on Indiegogo, and Sunflower, on Kickstarter. To feature your film in this series, e-mail editor@newenglandfilm.com.

Kickstart New England: Eat Plants Love Animals and An Act of Dog

By Casey Stirling
Filmmaker Larry Holmes is using Indiegogo to launch his series “Eat Plants Love Animals.”

Every month, NewEnglandFilm.com highlights new local film projects looking for funding via crowd-sourcing. This month, we are featuring two campaigns, both documentaries supporting animals: Eat Plants Love Animals, on Indiegogo, and An Act of Dog, on Kickstarter. To feature your film in this series, e-mail editor@newenglandfilm.com.

Boston Creative Pro User Group Nurtures New England Filmmakers

By Maud Dillingham
Filmmakers Dan Bérubé and Dan Hannon presenting at BOSCPUG, November 2013. © 2013 Don Schaefer, used with permission.

Boston Creative Pro User Group (BOSCPUG) connects area filmmakers and editors for information, networking, and inspiration.

Science on Screen: View Science through the Lens Film

By Sarah Blood
The Coolidge Corner Theatre, home of Science on Screen.

NewEnglandFilm talks with Cheryl White, manager of Science on Screen at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, about its expansion.

Crowdsourcing Expands to Film Production

By Michael Cormier
Filmmaker Alfred Thomas Catalfo.

Juntobox wants to know what films you want produced.

Ask the Screenplay Doctor: Interview with Sydney Levine, President of Sydney's Buzz

By Susan Kouguell
Sydney Levine, President of Sydney's Buzz.

Screenplay Doctor, Susan Kouguell, interviews Sydney Levine, President of Sydney's Buzz, about film distribution. Email screenwriter@newenglandfilm.com to have your screenwriting question answered in an upcoming issue.

Kickstart New England: Island Time

By Casey Stirling
Todd Norwood gives his appeal for his film, Island time.

Every month, NewEnglandFilm.com highlights new local film projects looking for funding via crowd-sourcing. This month, we showcase Island Time on Indiegogo. To feature your film in this series, e-mail editor@newenglandfilm.com.

Stowe Story Labs Retreat Empowers Filmmakers

By Maud Dillingham
2013 Stowe Story Lab Participants and Presenters gather after screening of Chris Millis’ feature film “Small Apartments"

A September workshop in Vermont trains New England filmmakers in the nuts and bolts of making films.

Kickstart New England: Two Indiegogo Campaigns

By Casey Stirling
Still from "Stitch" trailer

Every month, NewEnglandFilm.com highlights new local film projects looking for funding via crowd-sourcing. This month, we showcase two campaigns on Indiegogo. To feature your film in this series, e-mail editor@newenglandfilm.com.

Ask the Screenplay Doctor: Joining a script writing group

By Susan Kouguell
Genine Tillotson, left, leading a meeting of Harvard Square Screen Writers.

Screenplay Doctor, Susan Kouguell, interviews Genine Tillotson, Director of Harvard Square Script Writers, about HSSW and the benefits of joining a writing group. Email screenwriter@newenglandfilm.com to have your screenwriting question answered in an upcoming issue.

Kickstart New England: Plaga Zombie American Invasion

By Casey Stirling
A still from Plaga Zombie American Invasion

Every month, NewEnglandFilm.com highlights exciting new local film projects looking for funding. This month, help save yourself from the zom-pocalypse by donating to Plaga Zombie American Invasion. To feature your film in this series, e-mail editor@newenglandfilm.com.

Kickstart New England: Origins & Palefish

By Casey Stirling
Origins, on kickstarter until Friday the 13th

Every month, NewEnglandFilm.com is highlighting exciting new local film projects looking for funding. This month, give yourself the chills by donating to two spooky shorts about vampires and what lies beneath. To feature your film in this series, e-mail editor@newenglandfilm.com.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Film and Video New England

By Anna Salatto
Women in Film & Video New England

It’s not-so-distant history that women lacked the same basic rights as men, and today we like to tell ourselves how far we’ve come. But the imbalance of equality can still be seen, if not in the law then in the real world. The film industry in particular is a male-dominated pocket of society. How do women fit in now, and how can they catch up?

Kickstart New England: Carb Loaded

By Casey Stirling
Lathe Poland and Eric Carlsen's Carb Loaded

Every month, NewEnglandFilm.com is highlighting exciting new local film projects looking for funding. This month, put down your carbs and pick up your wallet for documentary Carb Loaded, which takes a hard look at the food culture that's leading to a rise in diabetes. To feature your film in this series, e-mail editor@newenglandfilm.com with a blurb on your film and Kickstarter campaign.

Kickstart New England: The Guys Next Door

By Casey Stirling
Amy Gellar and Allie Humenuk's The Guys Next Door

Every month, NewEnglandFilm.com is highlighting exciting new local film projects looking for funding. This month, kick in a baby shower donation to documentary The Guys Next Door, following the journey of a gay couple and their gestational carrier. To feature your film in this series, e-mail editor@newenglandfilm.com with a blurb on your film and Kickstarter campaign.

Kickstart New England: Traveling to Ireland, Traveling with Gypsies

By Casey Stirling
Andrew Jacob, subject of the documentary The Crest

Every month, NewEnglandFilm.com is highlighting exciting new local film projects looking for funding on Kickstarter. This month, help pave the way for two traveling projects: The Crest, a documentary sailing all the way to Ireland, and The Traveling Gypsy, a series traveling away from gypsy stereotypes. To feature your film in this series, e-mail editor@newenglandfilm.com with a blurb on your film and Kickstarter campaign.

Kickstart New England: Jake Bann's "Deterrence"

By Casey Stirling
Filming the Robbery ©2013 Dante Velasquez

Every month, NewEnglandFilm.com is highlighting exciting new local film projects looking for funding on Kickstarter. This month, consider lending a hand to BU student Jake Bann for his thesis and passion project: a drama of gangs and social workers. To feature your film in this series, e-mail editor@newenglandfilm.com with information on your film and Kickstarter campaign.

Kickstart New England: April 2013

By Casey Stirling
A still from Ellen Brodsky's documentary on True Colors: OUT Youth Theater

Every month, NewEnglandFilm.com is highlighting exciting new local film projects looking for funding on Kickstarter. This month, consider opening your wallets for two NewEnglandFilm.com festival filmmakers: Ellen Brodsky with her documentary True Colors: OUT Youth Theater and Todd J. Lajoie with his comedy The Brothers Kasparov. To feature your film in this series, e-mail editor@newenglandfilm.com with a blurb on your film and Kickstarter campaign.

Railroad Square Cinema: Small Town Theater Makes Big Waves

By Natalie DiMaria
Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville, ME

Maine’s Railroad Square Cinema will continue to reign as one of the nation’s most celebrated independent theaters after its sale to The Maine Film Center this past December.

KAY Studios, Rhode Island: New England's Smallest State has Big Potential

By K. Correia
The green screen at KAY Studios' Stage 5

Rhode Island’s burgeoning as a media production outlet has flourished in part because of a strong Film & TV office, a sizable tax credit, and local production facilities such as KAY Studios.

Boston Casting: Ensemble Casting At Its Best

By Donna Sorbello
The Boston Casting work family

When Angela Peri began her casting company in 1991, she named it Boston Casting because she wanted it to be bigger than herself. Today she has achieved this feat by pulling together a diverse team to become a force to be reckoned with in the casting community.

A Bright Spot in the Bright Family Screening Room

By Donna Sorbello
The Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Theatre

When ArtsEmerson opened the Paramount Theatre to an innovative program of performances, it also opened the Bright Family Screening Room to an innovative program of films. Shepherded by Rebecca Meyers, the Bright Room celebrated film in its original form. As a new director steps takes over, Donna Sorbello looks at the Bright Room's bright past and bright future.

Vermont Crowd Sources Its Way to Independent Energy and Documentaries

By Dave Walker
Bright Blue EcoMedia turns to Vermonters for help making its latest film

A crowd-sourced documentary takes an unusual route to celebrate how the people and communities of Vermont are breaking their addiction to oil, reducing their carbon footprint and charting the course to energy independence.

The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation: Investing in a Brighter Future

By K. Correia
Mark Wahlberg at the Boys and Girls Club in Dorchester

The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and the Taco Bell Foundation have joined forces to provide Boys & Girls Clubs around the country with mentoring programs in film, television, and music production. One of their stops is Boston.

Theater Profile: More than 90 Years at the Strand

By Casey Stirling
The Strand Theater in Rockland, ME

In downtown Rockland, Maine sits The Strand Theatre, a modern source of entertainment with 1920s roots. From films to concerts to lectures, the Strand has plenty to offer and has proven to be an essential part of the Rockland community for decades. Is there an independent cinema near you that deserves some attention? Send your suggestions to news@newenglandfilm.com.

Movies From Marlboro: Taking the College Experience to a New Level

By K. Correia
Marlboro student filmmakers, Photo Credit: Marlboro College

The Movies from Marlboro program at Vermont’s Marlboro College combines classroom study with a professional work practicum, giving students and professional filmmakers alike an unforgettable learning experience.

Theater Profile: Movies and More at the Music Hall

By Casey Stirling
Outside at the Music Hall, credit: The Music Hall

Don’t let the name fool you. The words “music hall” may conjure up images of old-time variety shows, and, while there is plenty of live entertainment to be found at the Music Hall, this flourishing arts center has a more modern approach to providing people with a night at the movies. (Though if it’s old movies you’re looking for, they play those, too).
Is there an independent cinema near you that deserves some attention? Send your suggestions to news@newenglandfilm.com.

Theater Profile: Cozy Flicks at Cable Car Cinema

By Casey Stirling
Inside the Cable Car Cinema & Cafe of Providence, RI

We continue our series on local independent cinemas this month with the Cable Car Cinema & Café in Providence, Rhode Island. With its busy café, intimate seating, and concession stand that offers much more than popcorn and candy, the Cable Car is a popular spot for nearby students and Providence filmgoers. Is there an independent cinema near you that deserves some attention? Send your suggestions to news@newenglandfilm.com.