The film Elgin Park screens at Nantucket Film Festival in June 2015.

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Industry News: June 2015

Industry Buzz, Happenings and Opportunities

4 Jun , 2015  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Catch up with the latest New England film industry buzz, opportunities, festivals and events in this monthly report. To submit news, email


Celebrate the Nantucket Film Festival June 24–29. Special events include an interview with Beau Willimon and Robin Wright from House of Cards, and a Screenwriters Tribute. For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit

The Provincetown International Film Festival takes place June 17–21. The festival will honor Bobcat Goldthwait as its “Filmmaker on the Edge” and Jennifer Coolidge with the Faith Hubley Career Achievement Award. For more festival information, go to

The Connecticut LGBT Film Festival runs through June 6. Highlights include opening and closing night parties. Films screen at Cinestudio in Hartford. Learn more at

The Roxbury International Film Festival will take place June 17–28 at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Events include panel discussions and workshops. For a full schedule, go to

Just in time for summer, Movies on the Block returns to Providence, Rhode Island on Thursday evenings through September. Films screen at sundown at Grant’s Block (260 Westminster St). Catch Who Framed Roger Rabbit? on June 4th, Touch of Evil on June 11th, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure on June 18th, and Groundhog Day on June 25th. For more information, visit

Celebrate CineSLAM, Vermont’s LGBT Film Festival, on June 19th. A series of short films will screen at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro. Read more at

Industry Buzz

The Massachusetts Production Coalition has been active in recent weeks in lobbying against the proposal to repeal the film production tax incentive. Read more about their efforts here.

The Boston/New England Emmy Awards were recently held in Boston. Check out a full list of the winners and read more about the nominees here.

The Berkshire International Film Festival recently wrapped the festival’s tenth year. Winners included the films Romeo is Bleeding and Birthday. Read more at the BIFF website.

The feature film Almost Mercy, by Rhode Island’s Woodhaven Productions, is now available in Video On Demand. The film was directed and co-written by Tommy DeNucci. Read more about the film at


Rule Boston Camera presents two events this month as part of its Learning Lab Series. On June 10th at noon, check out a showroom demo, “The Latest GH4 Firmware Update Does What?!” On June 24th at 10 am, it’s “An Introduction to the New Freefly Mimic.” Learn more and register for these events here.

The Massachusetts Production Coalition hosts a P.A. Workshop at High Output Studios in Canton on June 13th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Admission is $75, $60 for members, with breakfast and lunch included. Read more and register here.

LEF New England is now accepting proposals for its pre-production Moving Image Fund grants. To read more about guidelines and the LEF Foundation, click here.

Deadlines are approaching to submit to the Camden International Film Festival. Extended deadline is July 3rd. The festival is also accepting submissions for its Point North Fellowship; deadline is July 24th. Learn more here.

Maine Film & Video Association is accepting submissions for the Maine Short Film Festival. MFVA members are encouraged to submit short films made in Maine or by Maine residents. Submission deadline is June 15th. For more information, click here.

The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival is accepting submissions through July. Regular deadline is June 10th, late June 19th, final July 1st. Learn more at

Submissions are open for the Woods Hole Film Festival. This year’s festival will take place in July. For more details and to submit a film, click here.

Late deadline for the New England Underground Film Festival is approaching. Films can be submitted until June 15th; extended WAB deadline is July 15th. For more information, check out the festival website.

The New Hampshire Film Festival is now accepting submissions. Official deadline is June 15th; late deadline July 15th. Learn more here.