ITVFest takes place in Dover, Vermont on September 24-27, 2015. community can receive 20% off passes with promo code 'NEF' at

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Industry News – September 2015

Happenings, industry buzz and opportunities in the New England film industry.

11 Sep , 2015  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Check out the launch of the 2015 Online New England Film Festival, special events and discounts for the local film community at ITVFest this month, and other buzz, happenings and opportunities…


We are live! The 2015 Online New England Film Festival is now online at through October 15th. Watch 36 local short films made all over New England. Join us for Awards/Festival Screening and an Industry Networking Event on September 26th at ITVFest! Mingle w/ talent & production execs from HBO, CBS, Starz, the WGA, the PGA, the Emmys. Buy passes with promo code NEF for 20% off.

Camden International Film Festival runs September 17–20 in Camden, Rockport, and Rockland, Maine. The festival includes the Points North Documentary Forum, among other highlights. For a full schedule and more information, check out

Check out the ITVFest in Dover, Vermont September 24–27. Festival passes are available. For more details and a list of festival selections, visit

Movies on the Block wraps up this month in Providence, Rhode Island on Thursday evenings. Films screen at sundown at Grant’s Block (260 Westminster St). Catch Gangs of New York on September 3rd, The Muppet Movie on September 10th, The Royal Tenenbaums on September 17th, and a “Creature Double Feature” of Frankenstein and Dracula on September 24th. For more information, visit

Telluride by the Sea returns to the Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on September 18th, 19th, and 20th. Check out selections from the Telluride Film Festival; passes available. Learn more here.

The Mindy Project creator and star Mindy Kaling, also a Massachusetts native, visits Brookline Booksmith on September 14th at 7:00 pm to promote her new book Why Not Me? Click here for more information.

Mass Production Coalition presents Mass Media Expo on September 26th from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. WGBH Boston hosts the event (1 Guest Street, Boston). For tickets and the event schedule, click here.

Newburyport, Massachusetts hosts the 10th annual Newburyport Documentary Film Festival September 18–20. For festival highlights and updates, visit

Two events with ARRI Mini take place this month. Talamas hosts ARRI’s Guenter Noesner for an overview of the new ARRI ALEXA Mini on Tuesday, September 15 from 2-4pm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Talamas website. Then, Rule Boston Camera hosts (also free and open to the public) ARRI’s Guenter Noesner for an overview of the new ARRI ALEXA Mini on Wednesday, September 16 from 10 am-noon, in addition to a demo with Michael Best of the state-of-the-art Wireless Control Accessories for the AMIRA camera and ALEXA Mini. See Rule’s website for more information.

Industry Buzz

The feature film Black Mass opens September 18th this month. Starring Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger, the film was shot in Massachusetts last summer. Learn more at the film’s official website.

High Output has paired with Rule Boston Camera to offer lighting and grip equipment at Rule Boston Camera’s Brighton location, allowing customers access to greater inventory. Learn more from High Output.

Winners announced at last month’s Woods Hole Film Festival include Ron Davis’s Harry & Snowman (Best of the Fest Audience Award), Lukas Huffman’s When the Ocean Met the Sky (Best Narrative Feature), and Zachary Canepari and Drea Cooper’s T-Rex (Best Narrative Documentary). Read the full list of winners visit here.

Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes are slated to begin principal photography for the action-thriller The Purge 3 in Providence and Woonsocket on September 16, 2015. The film will arrive in theaters nationwide on July 1, 2016.


Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study is currently accepting individual applicants for 2016-2017 fellowships. Applications in the creative arts, humanities, and social sciences are due by September 24, 2015. For more information, visit the Radcliffe website.

The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire is currently accepting submissions for winter/spring 2016 artist residencies. Application deadline is September 15th. Learn more here.

The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship is currently accepting applications. The fellowship honors the late editor Karen Schmeer, and is awarded to a documentary editor. Deadline is September 30th. For official guidelines, visit the fellowship website.