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Industry News – December 2013

24 Nov , 2013  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Local movies abound this holiday season. Check out the Industry News section each month for local films, upcoming festivals, and filmmaker opportunities. To submit news, e-mail


Rhode Island filmmaker Laura Colella’s award-winning film Breakfast at Curtis has been extended at Providence’s Cable Car Cinema until December 5. On Wednesday, December 4, the film will also begin a week run at the IFC Center (323 6th Ave @ W 3rd St) with a Q&A following the first night’s screening. For more info and tickets, see the NYC screening times and Providence screening times. Read’s interview with Laura Colella to learn more about the film.

Check out the latest Portsmouth Short Film Night on December 13th at 7:00 pm. The free event features films, discussion, and music at White Heron Tea & Coffee (601 Islington Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire). Read more at Portsmouth Short Film Night.

Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation presents its 5th annual Film Festival on December 7th from 5:30 to 9:00 pm at the Phoenix (9 Timberline Drive in Newry, Maine). Screenings include several short films and the documentary The Movement. Learn more at Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation.

The Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts has plenty to keep you busy this holiday season. Check out screenings of, the holiday classic, It’s a Wonderful Life and White Reindeer, a New Year’s Eve double feature of The Thin Man and After the Thin Man, and a Coen Brothers retrospective. Visit The Brattle Theatre to learn more.

Catch a screening and discussion of the documentary Unfinished Spaces on December 3rd at 6:00 pm at Burlington City Arts in Vermont. This free event is part of the Architecture & Design Film Series, affiliated with the Vermont International Film Foundation. For more details, click Burlington City Arts.

The Rhode Island Film Collaborative celebrates its Roaring 20s Black & White Gala Event on December 7th at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Special “Gatsby” tickets are available. Learn more about the event and RIFC memberships at Rhode Island Film Collaborative.

Teens to Trails and the Maine Outdoor Film Festival host their next event at The Empire in Portland on December 5th at 7:30 pm. Purchase tickets and learn more at Teens to Trails.

Industry Buzz

Two major films shot in Massachusetts hit theatres this month: American Hustle, directed by David O. Russell; and Labor Day, directed by Jason Reitman.

After the world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, where IFC purchased the North American rights to the RI-produced Almost Human, the production team of Anthony Ambrosino and Nicholas Delmenico announced their next RI feature will be the drama Painless. Filming is tentatively scheduled to take place this winter in both Providence and Pawtucket, Rhode Island, as well as in New York City.

New England Studios, a new, state-of-the-art film studio located in Devens, MA, has opened for business this fall. The $41 million complex includes four 120-by-200 foot sound stages.


The Community Art Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts is currently accepting submissions for the upcoming Do It Your Damn Self!! National Youth Film Festival. Teens 13-19 years old and children 6-12 are encouraged to submit films up to 15 minutes long. Deadline is December 6. Contact Media Program Director Marlon Orozco at 617-868-7100 ext. 18 or email

Submit now to next summer’s Nantucket Film Festival. There are several film submission categories and screenplay competitions. Early bird deadline is January 20, 2014. Learn more at Nantucket Film Festival.

The Woods Hole Film Festival is currently accepting submissions. Read the submission guidelines and more details at Woods Hole Film Festival.

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