Sally Wu won the Salem Film Fest Doc-a-chusetts Pitch Fest for her film If You Leave.

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Industry News: March 2016

Happenings, industry buzz and call for films and scripts in the New England film industry.

10 Mar , 2016   Posted by:

Robert Redford slated to film in Rhode Island, winner of Salem Film Fest’s Doc-u-chusetts Pitch, and other screenings, calls for films and scripts and industry news. To submit a blurb for industry news, email


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Jamestown Arts Center and the Rhode Island International Film Festival at “Shorts from the UK and Ireland” on March 17th at 7:00 pm. For a list of the films that will be screened, click here.

The Maine Jewish Film Festival runs March 12–19. Special events include opening and closing night receptions and the Women Filmmakers Forum. Learn more at

Vermont hosts the Green Mountain Film Festival March 18–27. Films screen in Montpelier. For festival details, click here.

Rule Boston Camera hosts pub night “A View from the Top: A Bird’s Eye View of Professional Drone Use” with Maxwell Tubman on March 31st from 6:00–8:30 pm. Join for a discussion with Tubman, Director of North American Operations at XM2 Aerial, along with pizza and beer. The event is free to attend; register and learn more about other Rule events here.

The Women’s Freedom Center in Brattleboro, Vermont presents the Women’s Film Festival fundraiser March 11–20. Screenings will take place at the New England Youth Theatre (100 Flat Street, Brattleboro). For more information, check out

Stamford, Connecticut’s Avon Theatre hosts an evening with author Markus Zusak, followed by a screening of the film The Book Thief, based on his bestselling novel. The Q&A, book signing, and screening will be held on March 14th at 7:00 pm. Learn more here.

The Salem Film Fest runs March 3–10 in Salem, Massachusetts. The festival celebrates documentaries from around the world. For a schedule and more information, visit

Industry Buzz

Robert Redford, Rooney Mara, and Jason Segel will begin filming feature The Discovery in Rhode Island this month. Rhode Island native Erika Hampson will serve as co-producer on the film. Read more from the Providence Journal.

Eileen Meyer has been awarded the 2016 Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship, created in honor of the late filmmaker. Eileen Meyer is a graduate of Hampshire College and has worked in Memphis and Los Angeles. Read more about her life and work here.

Talamas is the first camera dealer in New England to distribute RED Digital Camera products. Talamas will provide training and support along with RED sales. To learn more, click here.

Rhode Island’s P.E.G. TV-RI will air SPIA Media’s documentary Working the Boats: Masters of the Craft this March. The Emerson/Paramount Center will also host a screening of SPIA’s film The Consul of Bordeaux March 25–27. Learn more here.

Massachusetts filmmaker Jeffrey Blake Palmer has launched a successful crowdfunding campaign for the short film Split Costs. Learn more here.

Directory Sally Wu won the Doc-a-chusetts Pitch for her film If She Leaves at this year’s Salem Film Fest. The jury included Founder Michele Meek. Wu receives a $5000 post-production grant from The OutPost at WGBH. See the list of Salem Film Fest awards.


Register now for the Flicks4Chicks contest, part of the Different Faces, Different Voices film festival (co-sponsored by the Harvard Square Script Writers and Women in Film and Video New England). Filmmaking teams are encouraged to create ten minute films featuring a female protagonist. Films will be made in April. Deadline to submit is March 27th. Learn at

Submit now to the Camden International Film Festival. Regular deadline is April 22nd; late May 27th; extended July 1st. For more details, visit the festival website.

Enter the Visually Sound Pictures Short Script Contest. Regular deadline is March 18th; late May 6th; extended June 13th. Learn more here.

Submissions are now open for the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival. The event will take place in May. Deadline is March 31st. For guidelines and information on how to submit, click here.

The Berkshire International Film Festival is accepting submissions through March 8th. The festival will be held this summer. For information on how to submit, click here.

Submit now to the Woods Hole Film Festival. Filmmakers and screenwriters are encouraged to submit in a variety of categories. Visit the festival website to learn more.