Salem Film Fest
A snippet of José’s life working at the hotdog stand in Downtown Crossing. The video showcases José’s perspective in preparing the hotdogs with care and passion as well as his desire to interact with customers and people from different backgrounds.
The Mountain Dogs is a documentary short that follows Sampson and Baylor, two elderly golden retrievers, on their daily climb to the top of the Pinnacle Trail in Stowe, Vermont. The pair have made the climb every day for the past decade, and do so unaccompanied by their owners. The film explores themes of human/animal relationships, non-human agency, and mortality.
With incredible authenticity, Belle Flint illustrates her journey through life as an actress, writer, choreographer and trans woman. Growing up in Harvard Massachusetts, she discovered a passion for writing and performing arts at a young age. During Fitchburg State’s 2018 theater production “The Women of Lockerbie,” she connected with an incredible community of fellow actors, and the empowerment they found together channeling their life experiences into the characters they portray. Through her craft, Belle shows us the amazing healing power of art, and how it brings us together through shared experience.
When faced with an invasive species and the prospect of ecological devastation, residents along the New England coast are in search of a sustainable solution to save the marsh.
Recipe For Disaster tells the story of the little-known invasion that is threatening an entire New England ecosystem, and the struggle of local experts and residents to understand and prevent this catastrophe. Driven by the rising temperatures in the Gulf of Maine, billions of green crabs have overrun the abundant natural marshes on coastal Massachusetts, decimating the populations of clams, scallops, mussels, and eelgrass that birds and fish depend upon to survive. In just a few short years of explosive population growth, the damage caused by green crabs has local residents and experts rushing to avert irreparable destruction with approaches such as transplanting eelgrass and paying fishermen to trap the crabs for compost.
The most promising solution, however, is popping up on gourmet restaurant menus in the form of green crab roe.
This short, powerful documentary film explores one aspect of the consequences of climate change that are echoed in coastal communities around the world, with stunning footage of the beautiful marshes and estuaries whose salvation may come on a dinner plate.
The land between family and community.
The Longest Year represents a filmmaker’s attempt to understand and work through a personal, tragic, life-altering event through the memories of friends and loved ones who shared the experience.
New England flea market vendors reflect on their role in the subculture. Through interviews, they talk about what they sell and why, along with other various topics. The Vendors encapsulates overall flea market culture, the community, the items for sale, and most importantly, the individual vendors themselves.
2018 Online New England Film Festival | Mass Reality Film Check | Salem Film Fest | Documentary | Massachusetts | Mass Reality Check college documentary shorts program at SFF 2018 | Watch Online Now |
Eastie is a film about Cucchiello’s Bakery being pushed out of East Boston after 70 years in business. We made the film in hopes of bringing to light the effects that gentrification can have on small businesses such as this one.
2018 Online New England Film Festival | Mass Reality Film Check | Salem Film Fest | Documentary | Maine | Massachusetts | Mass Reality Check college documentary shorts program at SFF 2018 | Audience Award Winner
Take a trip off the coast of Maine and visit the country’s only colony of Atlantic Puffins. Follow these pint-sized seabirds across the island of Eastern Egg Rock, where researchers and interns work to continue to preserve this species in an effort which is forty-four years in the making.