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Industry News: November 2016

11 Nov , 2016 | Posted by:

The film Who's Gonna Love Me Now will screen as part of the Boston Jewish Film Festival.

In this month’s New England film industry news, read about a statement from The Independent regarding arts funding and free speech, the Boston Jewish Film Festival, a SNOB Film Festival event, and other screenings, opportunities, and other industry buzz. Send news to news@newenglandfilm.com.

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Festival Interview: The Dream

14 Oct , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

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Sara Pagiaro explains how her musical background led to career in filmmaking and how a passion for women’s issues prompted her to create her short drama The Dream. Originally screened at the Different Faces, Different Voices Film Festival, the film is now playing here through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival.

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Festival Interview: So Help Me God

13 Oct , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

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Rebecca Maddalo needed to make a more lighthearted film after her last project — a dark relationship drama. That’s how she decided to make the short comedy So Help Me God, which is now playing through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival. Here, Maddalo explains her storytelling techniques in the film and how they’re specifically designed to create humor.

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Festival Interview: Portle

12 Oct , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

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Originally screened at the Salem Film Festival and the New England Mass Reality Check Film Festival, Oliver Shahery’s documentary Portle is now playing through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival. Here, Shahery talks about how he found the 13-year-old subject of his documentary and about how his subject came through for him at a film festival.

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Festival Interview: Memorial

12 Oct , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

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Ben Pender-Cudlip’s documentary short Memorial is now screening through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival. Here, in this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, he describes the giant steel sculpture featured in his experimental film and shares the next documentary that he’s working on.

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Festival Interview: Magick

11 Oct , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

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Originally screened at the Boston International Film Festival and the National Film Festival for Talented Youth, Rob Eckel’s horror short Magick is now playing on NewEnglandFilm.com through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival. In our interview with him, Eckel explains the occult practices that inspired his short and teases a sci-fi comedy that he’s developing.

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Industry News: October 2016

2 Oct , 2016 | Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Split Ticket, a film by New England filmmaker Alfred Catalfo, will be screening at ITVFest this month.

New England film industry news includes the upcoming ITVFest including an invite to NewEnglandFilm.com’s Pitch Room, NH Film Festival, Mass Production Coalition meeting, and other industry buzz. Send news to news@newenglandfilm.com.

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Festival Interview: Going the Distance

26 Sep , 2016 | Written by Nichols | Posted by:

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Jessie Beers-Altman shares the inspiration for her sports documentary short Going the Distance and the unique soothing effect it has on her infant son. Her award-winning film, which originally screened at Independent Film Festival Boston, is now available here, playing through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival.

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Festival Interview: All My Voice

20 Sep , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

From left: Matt Hedges (DOP), Zoë Morgan Chiswick (Director), Patrick Farrell (Sound), Hannah Wnorowski (Writer/Art Director/Actress)

Providing a glimpse inside the mind of a brilliant, yet challenged scientist, the short film All My Voice, is now screening on NewEnglandFilm.com through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival. Director Zoë Morgan Chiswick talks about how the project came to fruition, while also offering inspirational advice for aspiring filmmakers.

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Kickstart New England: F*CK YES

19 Sep , 2016 | Posted by:

A still from the episode "Fingers" from the first season of F*CK YES.

F*CK YES, a web series produced by an all-female production team, shows that talking about sexual consent doesn’t have to kill the mood and, in fact, can enhance it. Now, they need your crowdfunding support on Seed&Spark to raise money for season two.

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