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Industry News: February 2016

8 Feb , 2016 | Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

The Mine Wars, produced by the local company The Film Posse, airs on PBS.

Academy Award celebrations (and news from Camden International Film Festival to be a qualifying fest), plus more industry buzz, screenings, events and film opportunities. To submit news, email news@newenglandfilm.com.

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Industry News: January 2016

12 Jan , 2016 | Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Life Without Basketball is one of the films granted an award in 2016 by the LEF Foundation.

LEF New England Moving Image grants, film fests in Maine, and upcoming screenwriting retreats. To submit news, email news@newenglandfilm.com.

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6 Film Nonprofits to Support in New England

5 Dec , 2015 | Posted by:

Rhode Island International Film Festival

How about spreading some holiday joy (and much-needed money) to these six local film nonprofits? We’ve chosen one for each New England state.

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Filmmaking | Interviews | Rhode Island

Festival Interview: Award Winner Eric Latek

6 Oct , 2015 | Posted by:

A still from Anna.

Eric Latek’s film began with the noble and ambitious goal of ‘capturing the soul’ of his godmother Anna after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Ultimately, what Latek accomplishes is so much more.

Anna been awarded Best Documentary for the 2015 Online New England Film Festival. Learn more or watch Anna online.

 

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Industry News: October 2015

5 Oct , 2015 | Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

The Fairies’ Child, directed by Victoria Vaughn will screen at the Vermont International Film Festival, as part of their Vermont Filmmaker Showcase.

Check out the launch of the 2015 Online New England Film Festival, special events and discounts for the local film community at ITVFest this month, and other buzz, happenings and opportunities. To submit news, email news@newenglandfilm.com.

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Festival Interview: Alfred Thomas Catalfo

17 Sep , 2015 | Posted by:

Russell Doucet, David Random, Writer/Director Alfred Thomas Catalfo and Tom Dunnington in David's workshop.

Filmmaker Alfred Thomas Catalfo most definitely did not take the most traditional route to becoming a filmmaker. Rather than film school, he went to law school and became a personal injury attorney. But when he started writing feature scripts and winning screenwriting competitions, he decided to try his hand at directing. Since then, he’s written, produced and directed eight short films.

His film Rocketship, which you can now watch as part of the 2015 Online New England Film Festival has an impressive festival screening history – including winning numerous awards and screening at several national and regional festivals. It will also be showcased on the ‘big screen’ at ITVFest as part of the festival’s Screening and Awards event on September 26. Here, Catalfo talks about his inspiration for the film, his future projects, and advice for new filmmakers.

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Festival Interview: Marian Gagnon

9 Sep , 2015 | Posted by:

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From print journalist to PhD to indie documentary filmmaker, Marian Gagnon has created an intimate portrayal of lighthouse keeper and unlikely heroine Ida B. Lewis’s life from age 15 to 69 (1857 to 1911), charting the impact she inadvertently had on the early women’s rights movement. The resulting film America’s Forgotten Heroine: Ida Lewis, Keeper of the Light screens online as part of the 2015 Online New England Film Festival.

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Aerial Filmming with Drones

4 Sep , 2015 | Written by Suzy Cosgrove | Posted by:

An image from Elevated Perspective Media's aerial photography.

Technology, creativity and collaboration are at the core of the drone videography company Elevated Perspective Media. Here, Tom Webb talks about how he and his team members, Judson Bell and Chris Walsh, went from a spark of an idea to FAA certification to a cutting edge aerial videography company creating footage for the Travel Channel Shark Hunters for NBC Sports.

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Industry News: August 2015

1 Aug , 2015 | Posted by:

David Angell's documentary Hope City about a 'tent city' in Providence screens August 9 at 12:15pm as part of the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

This month, you’ll find Rhode Island International Film Festival, Scriptbiz, and plenty of outdoor screenings, plus check in on the industry buzz on film shootings and awards in the region.

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Filmmaking | Interviews | Rhode Island

My Father’s Vietnam: An Interview

30 Jul , 2015 | Written by Zac Scott | Posted by:

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Soren Sorsensen describes the five-year process of making his documentary My Father’s Vietnam, which was recently accepted into the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

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