Call for Proposals

After running NewEnglandFilm.com for over 20 years, Founder and Owner Michele Meek is seeking another individual, company, or organization to take over ownership and operation of the website NewEnglandFilm.com and its festival the Online New England Film Festival. Read more about the history and Michele’s decision to step away.

If you or your organization/company might be interested, contact michele@newenglandfilm.com with a brief statement about you and your vision for NewEnglandFilm.com. The deadline to submit your proposal will be January 31, 2021.

Ultimately in evaluating proposals and offers, Michele, along with her advisory board, will be considering the following:

  • Vision: How would you or your company/organization’s vision align with NewEnglandFilm.com’s?
  • Team: Who would be the leaders of NewEnglandFilm.com and the Online New England Film Festival? Please provide bios.
  • Technical Plan: What technical experience and plan would your organization and team bring to NewEnglandFilm.com?
  • Sustainability: What would be the team’s sustainability plan to ensure the future success of the publication?

Michele can provide a confidential business prospectus upon request for interested parties. In the meantime, here is the overview:

NewEnglandFilm.com brings together the local film industry by providing online resources. The site emphasizes independent, grassroots and student filmmakers, and the organization prioritizes film and video makers marginalized by gender, race, class, and sexuality through its news coverage and through programs like the New England Film Star Award, a grant given to a marginalized local filmmaker, and its annual NewEnglandFilm.com Fellowship at the Stowe Story Labs.

The NewEnglandFilm.com website features classifieds and film jobs, over 1,900 articles (how-to’s, interviews, profiles, and features); and 350 production directory listings (members renew annually); over 30,000 user accounts; approximately 8,000 email subscribers, and over 15,000 fans and followers on social media. NewEnglandFilm.com’s Online New England Film Festival has featured over 400 short local films in its 12 years, many of which are still available to watch online.

If you have any questions, contact michele@newenglandfilm.com