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Industry News: July 2014

1 Jul , 2014  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

The summer of film festivals continues with Maine International Film Festival, Woods Hole Film Festival, and more. Check out opportunities, industry buzz and happenings in this month's industry news. To submit news, e-mail


Celebrate the 17th annual Maine International Film Festival July 11–20. Special guests include Glenn Close, Ernest Thompson, and Sara Driver. For tickets and a full schedule, go to A collection of Maine films (including Ursula for Brent pictured here) will be screened on July 12.

Images Cinema hosts ‘Family Flicks Under the Stars’ this month. Starting around 8:15 pm on Sundays, watch free outdoor films at Morgan Lawn (top of Spring Street in Williamstown, MA). Catch A Hard Day’s Night on July 6th, Casablanca on July 13th, Mary Poppins on July 20th, and Jurassic Park on July 27th. Free yoga classes offered at the same time. Learn more here.

Check out the Woods Hole Film Festival July 26th through August 2nd on Cape Cod. Highlights include opening and closing night parties, filmmakers in residence, and special workshops. For a full schedule and more details, visit Films with New England, especially Cape Cod and the islands, connections are numerous this year — such as The Newburgh Sting, The Off Season, and Lies I Told My Sister.

Movies on the Block continues this month in Providence, Rhode Island. Enjoy free outdoor screenings at the corner of Westminster and Union Streets on Thursdays at dusk through September. This month, check out Woodstock on July 3rd, Adaptation on July 10th, The Great Escape on July 17th, Reality Bites on July 24th, and Smokey and the Bandit on July 31st. Visit the event Facebook page to learn more.

Concord, New Hampshire’s Red River Theatres hosts acting workshops this month, presented by Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson and his Whitebridge Farm Productions. The five-day workshops cover acting for camera and stage, auditions, and screen tests. Visit the Red River Theatres website to learn more.

Rule Boston Camera will hold several workshops this month on LED Lighting, the MoVI M5 and M10, and CineDrive. To learn more and register for these events, click here.

Industry Buzz

Providence Pictures has completed principal photography on Building Wonders of the World, a series of three films set to air on PBS’s NOVA in early 2015. The project included filming in the Colosseum in Rome, Istanbul, and Jordan. Read more and watch a trailer here.

Production companies Ambrosino/Delmenico and barnofo productions will begin shooting the feature Seeds in Jamestown, Rhode Island this fall. Owen Long will direct the horror film.

Filmmaker Nickolas John Hoover is in the early stages of a planned ten-episode series called Freedom, Maine, set during the aftermath of a school shooting in New York City and Maine. Watch a short trailer and read more at the project’s Kickstarter page.


Fred Seibert has joined Stowe Story Labs as a mentor for this September’s filmmaker workshop. An Emmy and Academy Award nominee, he is an icon in television and film, particularly the world of animation. To read more about Seibert and apply for this fall’s program, visit Stowe Story Labs. Applications are due by July 22nd; the event will be held September 13–15.

The Brattle Theatre presents its annual Trailer Smackdown. This year’s challenge is to create a trailer for a fictional film called The Librarian. Registration deadline is July 3rd; trailers must be submitted by July 14th. For official rules and more information, visit the Brattle website.

There’s still time to submit to the New England Underground Film Festival – extended deadline is July 20th. For more information, visit the festival website.

The 48 Hour Film Project comes to Connecticut and Rhode Island this month. Read more about how to get involved and register at

Camden International Film Festival is accepting submissions for its Points North Fellowship. Selected winners will receive VIP passes, accommodations, travel stipends, and access to special events and programs at the festival. Filmmakers currently working on feature-length documentaries are encouraged to apply. The deadline is July 18th. For more details, click here.