The Fairies’ Child, directed by Victoria Vaughn will screen at the Vermont International Film Festival, as part of their Vermont Filmmaker Showcase.

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Industry News: October 2015

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

5 Oct , 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. To submit news, email


The Vermont International Film Festival runs October 23rd to November 1st in Burlington. Special events include opening night party and Vermont filmmakers’ showcases. For more information, visit

Portsmouth hosts the New Hampshire Film Festival October 15–18. Festival venues include the Music Hall, Music Hall Loft, Moffatt Ladd House, and 3S Artspace. For a schedule and more details, visit

Rhode Island International Film Festival presents the VORTEX Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Film Festival October 19–25. The event includes a walking tour, women directors horror film showcase, and more. Learn more here.

Massachusetts’s Lynn Auditorium presents a 30th anniversary screening of The Breakfast Club with guest Molly Ringwald on October 17th. A discussion and Q&A with Ringwald will follow the screening of the John Hughes classic. For tickets and more information, visit the Lynn Auditorium.

The Coolidge Corner Theatre hosts a day of Halloween events on October 31st. At 10:30 am, children and adults are invited to dress up in costumes for a screening of Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. At midnight, it’s the 15th annual Halloween Horror Marathon, which includes a double feature of Halloween II and Trick ’R Treat. Learn more at the Coolidge website.

Celebrate Halloween all month long: watch free outdoor movies on Salem Common in Salem, Massachusetts on Saturday evenings this month. Screenings begin at 6:30 pm and are free and open to the public. Catch Monster House on October 10th, Casper on October 17th, and Hocus Pocus on October 24th. Learn more here.

Bar Harbor, Maine hosts the Bar Harbor Film Festival October 9–11. Screenings and events take place at Abbe Museum. Read more about the festival and lineup here.

The Arlington International Film Festival runs October 15–22 in Massachusetts. Learn more about the festival and films at

Industry Buzz

Check out the Audience and Jury Award winners for the 2015 Online New England Film Festival here. All films are available for viewing online at through October 15th.

See the winners of last month’s Camden International Film Festival here, including the recipient of this year’s Points North Pitch Award and Modulus Finishing Fund.

The recent Primetime Emmy Awards included several wins for the miniseries Olive Kitteridge, filmed in New England, and Rhode Island native Viola Davis, who won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for How to Get Away with Murder. Read the full list of winners here.

Flickers is proud to announce that the Rhode Island International Film Festival is now officially recognized by British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) as a qualifying film festival for the British Short Film Category. Ranked as one of the top 10 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is a qualifying festival for both the Short Narrative and Documentary Short Film Academy Awards through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and now the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). There are only 6 film festivals worldwide that share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England. The Festival takes place every August. For more information, visit the Flickers website.


The Massachusetts Cultural Council is currently accepting grant applications for its Local Cultural Council Program. Applications are submitted to individual towns. Applications must be postmarked by October 15. Learn more here.