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2014 Online New England Film Festival

Until October 15, you can watch 42 local films that have screened in festivals across New England as part of NewEnglandFilm.com's 6th Annual Online New England Film Festival.

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Gotham City in Boston: An Interview with Tom Mariano about "Caped Crusader: The Dark Hours"

By Christine Galeone
Caped Crusader: The Dark Hours
Boston-based actor and producer Tom Mariano chats about acting, superheroes and the upcoming fan film Caped Crusader: The Dark Hours, slated to release this winter.

Interview with Filmmaker Kevin Newbury

By NewEnglandFilm.com
Monsura Is Waiting

Kevin Newbury's directorial debut Monsura is Waiting has a Wes Anderson feel to it -- strong colors, lovable but odd characters and a heightened sense of reality. Here he talks with NewEnglandFilm.com about the unique team that went into creating this truly original short film. The film Monsura is Waiting can be seen as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Environmental Filmmaker Elise Hugus

By Catherine Stewart
Elise Hugus

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 filmmaker Elise Hugus about her passion for filmmaking and the environment. Her film The Watershed can be seen on NewEnglandFilm.com as part of their annual Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Filmmaker Matt Hollis-Lima about Flesh Eaters

By NewEnglandFilm.com
A still from "Flesh Eaters"

Most student films are, well, a bit embarrassing with odd music and blatant camera tricks. But not filmmaker Matt Hollis-Lima's short film The Flesh Eaters. The film, which he made as a Master's student at Boston University, has all the the elements of a professional film -- a good story, well acted and well-shot plus a bit of creepiness and a bit of comedy. It's no wonder the film has been hitting the film festival circuit and winning awards...

An Interview with Filmmaker Tamar Halpern

By Catherine Stewart
A still from "Death, Taxes and Apple Juice"

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 Tamar Halpern about her short film Death, Taxes, and Apple Juice, available to watch online now through the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Filmmaker Scott Calonico about "The Silly Bastard by the Bed"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
Still from "The Silly Bastard"

Most documentarians making films about John F. Kennedy in 1963 choose the assassination as their subject. But not filmmaker Scott Calonico. Instead, his unusual and amusing documentary The Silly Bastard Next to the Bed (which you can watch as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival) delves into JFK's remarks about a photograph published in the Washington Post featuring a 'silly bastard' posing next to the proposed hospital bed for his wife's upcoming childbirth.

Interview with Filmmaker Michael Parks Randa about "The Perfect Buddy"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
On the set of The Perfect Buddy

Lead actor Bobby Bird in The Perfect Buddy has Down's syndrome. But as it turns out, that fact has nothing to do with the plot of the movie -- quite deliberately. Filmmaker Michael Parks Randa talks about his inspiration for the film, his relationship with Bird, and his future work. The Perfect Buddy is currently screening online as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Filmmaker Andrew Migliori about Donner Party: The Musical

By NewEnglandFilm.com
On the set of Donner Party: The Musical

Not many people would think of making a film about a group of pioneers who became snowbound in the mountains for weeks without food, never mind a musical comedy. But filmmaker Andrew Migliori did and the result is The Donner Party: The Musical, now available to watch online through October 15 as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

How to Utilize Slow-Motion Footage in Your Next Video Project

By NewEnglandFilm.com
Courtesy of VideoBlocks.com

Adding slow-motion video can mean the difference between a rough draft and a polished film. VideoBlocks.com provides this list of tips on how to use stock slow motion video in your film. Republished with permission from VideoBlocks.com.

Interview with Filmmaker Rob Azevedo on "Candles in Paradise"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
Candles in Paradise

Filmmaker Rob Azevedo espouses a "just do it" approach to filmmaking. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, he discusses making and screening his latest award-winning film Candles in Paradise, available to watch online through October 15 as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Filmmaker Gauri Adelkar on "The Theft"

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 Gauri Adelkar about her first film, The Theft, now screening in the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Filmmaker Mark Battle talks about The Janitor

By NewEnglandFilm.com
A still from The Janitor

Mark Battle always knew he wanted to be a filmmaker. "I just started doing it," he said. "I picked up a camera and just made a movie. Then I made another one, and another." His latest short film The Janitor, about a lonely immigrant who is confronted with a moral dilemma when ordered to finish a botched assassination job, is currently screening at NewEnglandFilm.com as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Director/Actress Sophia Savage of Empyrean

By Catherine Stewart
Sophia Savage

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 actress, director and producer Sophia Savage about her recent work Empyrean.

Carb-Loaded Unloaded: An Interview with Filmmaker Lathe Poland

By Chelsea Smith
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Filmmaker Lathe Poland opens up about his experience making Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat (premiering at The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut on September 27th), a documentary inspired by his own personal battle with type 2 diabetes.

Kickstart New England: Young World Inventors and Brewland

By Casey Stirling
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This month, the Kickstart New England focuses on two worthy film projects -- Young World Inventor's mini-doc series focusing on inventive solutions to problems in Africa and beyond and Brewland, a documentary on craft beer in the U.S. To have your crowdfunding campaign featured here, email editor@newenglandfilm.com.

Industry News: September 2014

By Casey Stirling
A still from Guitar #1711 from the 2014 Online New England Film Festival

This month's industry news reports on local film awards, upcoming screenings (including the online screening of 42 films on NewEnglandFilm.com), the Mass Media Expo, and more. To report news, email news@newenglandfilm.com.