Industry News: June 2016
Happenings, industry buzz and call for films in the New England film industry.
Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by: NewEnglandFilm.com
The summer film festival season in New England kicks off, plus industry buzz, screenings, calls for films, and more. To submit a blurb for industry news, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate the Nantucket Film Festival June 22–27. Special events include opening screenings of Finding Dory and Life, Animated, and a Screenwriters Tribute hosted by Seth Meyers featuring Oliver Stone, Heidi Ewing, Sian Heder, Bennett Miller, Rachel Grady, and Zachary Quinto. Learn more at nantucketfilmfestival.org.
Connecticut hosts the Greenwich International Film Festival June 9–12. Festival highlights include Changemaker Honoree Gala featuring Trudie Styler and Abigail Breslin, a children’s acting workshop, and opening night presentation with Kristin Davis. For more information, visit greenwichfilm.org.
The Provincetown International Film Festival runs June 15–19 on Cape Cod. The festival opens with the feature Captain Fantastic and finishes with the documentary Strike a Pose. The festival will present awards of Excellence in Acting to Cynthia Nixon, Filmmaker on the Edge to director Ang Lee, and Evan Lawson Filmmaker Brunch Keynote Speaker to producer Effie Brown. For a full list of films and more information, visit ptownfilmfest.org.
The Latchis Theater in Brattleboro hosts the 2016 CineSLAM Vermont LGBT Short Film Festival on June 24th. Screenings include From Baghdad to the Bay, Float, and The Chanticleer. Learn more at cineslam.com.
Movies on the Block returns to Grant’s Block (260 Westminster St) in Providence, Rhode Island on Thursday evenings at sundown. Screenings are free and weather dependent. Watch Wet Hot American Summer on June 2nd, A Clockwork Orange on June 9th, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on June 16th, Star Wars: The Force Awakens on June 23rd, and Snow White on June 30th. For the full schedule and updates, check out moviesontheblock.com.
Check out Massachusetts’s Berkshire International Film Festival June 2–5. Special events include a Filmmaker Summit and festival House Party. For the list of screenings and more information, go to biffma.org.
The Roxbury International Film Festival runs June 22nd to July 1st at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. The event includes screenings, filmmaker discussions, and workshops. For a festival schedule and more details, go to roxburyinternationalfilmfestival.com.
The 29th Connecticut LGBT Film Festival takes place June 3–11 in Hartford. Screenings include Instant Karma, An Act of Love, and Trending. Learn more at the festival website.
Massachusetts filmmakers Allie Humenuk and Amy Geller’s documentary The Guys Next Door, featured in our Kickstart New England series, will screen at this month’s Provincetown Film Festival. Read more about the film here.
The Boston/New England Emmy Awards will be held in Boston on June 4th. Check out the list of nominees here.
The feature comedy Central Intelligence opens this month. The film was shot in Massachusetts and stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Amy Ryan. See more at the film’s website.
Connecticut filmmaker Brittany Nisco is at work on her feature film Wandering Off. The family drama is being shot with a New England crew. Learn more here.
The New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival was held last month. Check out the list of winners here.
Rhode Island writer/director Josh Kirk presents his short film Friendly Ben. Check out the project here.
The Vermont Filmmakers’ Showcase is now open for submissions from Vermont filmmakers. Submit an application and learn more about the event here.
The LEF Foundation is currently accepting submissions for its New England Moving Image Fund pre-production grants. Proposal deadline is June 3rd. For more information on how to apply, visit the LEF website.
The Maine Short Film Festival is currently accepting submissions. Films must be under 17 minutes; deadline is June 15th. For official rules and more information, visit the Maine Film & Video Association website.
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. Regular deadline is July 1st; last minute August 1st. Check out submission details here.
Submit now to the Camden International Film Festival. Extended deadline is July 1st. For more details, visit the festival website.
Enter the Visually Sound Pictures Short Script Contest. Extended deadline is June 13th. Learn more here.