Minor Attraction, a film by Amelia Evans, was one of the films that received a LEF Foundation grant. See LEF upcoming grant call on their website.

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Industry News: May 2016

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

13 May , 2016  

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LEF Foundation grant recipients, Vermont filmmaker Jay Craven works on his next feature, and other happenings, opportunities and industry buzz. To submit a blurb for industry news, email news@newenglandfilm.com.


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Hunt’s Photo & Video hosts its annual Pro Video Show & Demo from 10 am to 6 pm on Friday, May 13. For more information – see their website.

The Massachusetts Production Coalition presents its Spring Meeting on May 24th from 6–9 pm. The event will take place at Aloft Boston Seaport and feature cocktails, refreshments, and presentations. Admission is $25; free for MPC members. Learn more and register here.

Talamas will host a Redding Open House with Scott Boland, President and CEO of Redding Audio. This is a free event on Thursday, May 19 at 10 am-5 pm.Read more and RSVP.

Connecticut hosts the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival May 20–22. Films screen at several Ridgefield venues. For a list of films and ticket information, visit the festival website.

Red River Theatres hosts the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival on May 21st at 12:00 pm. Tickets are $7. For more information, visit nhstudentfilm.com.

Rule Boston Camera hosts Monitor Calibration: When Accuracy Matters with RBC engineer, Alex Enman, who will offer a demo and talk about their new monitor calibration services including different color spaces and challenges with HDR display technologies. Learn why monitor settings and regular check-ups will help you avoid issues with deliverables. Event on May 25 from 12–1 pm. RSVP to events@rule.com.

The Trustees of Reservations and Coolidge Corner Theatre present a special Friday the 13th screening at Rocky Woods in Medfield, MA. On May 13 beginning at 6:00 pm, watch Friday the 13th Part 3D and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter with snacks, then spend the night at the campsite. For more details and to register, visit the Trustees website.

The Brattle Theatre presents a Reunion Weekend series May 27–30. Catch screenings of Citizen Kane, Silence of the Lambs, and more. For showtimes and more information, visit the Brattle Theatre.

Industry Buzz

The Massachusetts House of Representatives recently voted to cut Massachusetts Cultural Council funding by $2 million. Read more about this budget amendment here.

Vermont filmmaker Jay Craven is at work on his next feature, Wetware, based on the novel by Craig Nova. Craven is shooting the film in Vermont and Massachusetts. Read more from the Burlington Free Press.

Rhode Island hosted a successful Roving Eye International Film Festival last month. For festival highlights and a list of this year’s winners, click here.

The LEF Foundation announced 11 Moving Image Fund grants totaling $195,000 in production and post-production support to New England-based independent documentary filmmakers. Read the full announcement.

Feature film Like Lambs, made in Massachusetts, recently screened at last month’s Boston International Film Festival. Learn more about the thriller here.


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

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

The next LEF grant deadline is Friday, June 3, 2016 for projects seeking pre-production support. Please check www.lef-foundation.org for details regarding LEF Moving Image Fund guidelines and eligibility

Stowe Story Labs is accepting applications for this fall’s Narrative Lab in Stowe, Vermont. Screenwriters, producers, and filmmakers are encouraged to apply. Fellowships are available, including a NewEnglandFilm.com fellowship for applicants from New England. Regular deadline is July 1st; last minute August 1st. Check out submission details here.