2016 Online New England Film Festival

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Trench

Sep 2016 | Posted by:

Trench
2015 | Directed by Nathan Hunt

A wounded Australian sergeant comes across an armed Turkish soldier in a trench during World War One.

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Coaching Colburn

Sep 2016 | Posted by:

2014 | Directed by Jeff Bemiss

coachingJames Colburn was born with Fragile X Syndrome. At 26, he is a child at heart who uses his gift of comedic timing to inspire those around him. James is living proof there is love and laughter in the face of autism.

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Signing

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2015 | Directed by Gina Catalfo Nelson

A heartwarming, teenage love story about trust and accepting others for exactly who they are. Noah begins to fall in love with his new neighbor Becky, only to find out she has a secret.

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Hustler of Providence

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Hustler of Providence
2015 | Directed by Johnathan Paul

A short documentary film retelling the tragic life events of HIV activist and former sex worker Richard Holcomb, and how he uses those events to inspire others today.

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So Help Me God

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2016 | Directed by Rebecca Maddalo

A short comedy about a hapless guy trying to make it through his day who gets help from an unlikely friend.

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Portle

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2015 | Directed by Oliver Shahery

Matt Portle and I started off as strangers. This narrative documentary is about how we became friends.

 

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Bonaire

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Bonaire
2015 | Directed by Mauricio Handler

This natural history conservation short on the nature of the Island of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean was created to bring about local Island awareness of the richness and fragility of its local wildlife.

Cinematography – Mauricio Handler

Original Music & Editing  – Merell M. M. Notten

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First Light

Sep 2016 | Posted by:

2015 | Directed by Adam Mazo & Ben Pender-Cudlip

First Light independently documents the work of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), the first such task force in US history to investigate issues important to Native Americans. The TRC was dedicated to uncovering and acknowledging the truth about what happened to Wabanaki children and families involved with the state’s child welfare system. First Light is the first film in a series, anchored by the feature film Dawnland slated for release in 2018.

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Go Jackson Doll

Sep 2016 | Posted by:

2013 | Directed by Ben Severance

Jennifer Doll just wants her son, Jackson, to have a typical childhood, but his autism causes him to experience the world too intensely. Because of his freak outs and outbursts, he’s never been on a play-date or attended a birthday party. One day, Jennifer enrolls Jackson in an ice skating program for kids with disabilities. Even though the first weeks are rough, Jennifer sees major
improvements in Jackson’s attitude and outbursts. As the final ice skating show comes up, Jennifer hopes that Jackson will go on, believing a successful performance will be the first step toward a typical childhood.

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Ribbons

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Ribbons
2016 | Directed by Brandon Cordeiro

Provincetown, a small harbor village at the very tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was already a home to the LGBT community for a few decades when AIDS devastated its population in the mid-1980s. Ribbons is a short film that explores an episode in the life of a second generation Portuguese boy when his mother brings him to a community memorial service by the sea. The boy experiences firsthand the loss incurred by the epidemic, but also his community’s inspirational response to it; an event that as an adult helps him understand the power of forming a bond with a kindred tribe.