The film Who's Gonna Love Me Now will screen as part of the Boston Jewish Film Festival.

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Industry News: November 2016

New England film industry news including happenings, industry buzz and calls for films.

11 Nov , 2016   Posted by:

In this month’s New England film industry news, read about a statement from The Independent regarding arts funding and free speech, the Boston Jewish Film Festival, a SNOB Film Festival event, and other screenings, opportunities, and other industry buzz. Send news to


The Boston Jewish Film Festival runs November 9–21. Films screen at several venues in the Boston area. For a full festival schedule and to purchase tickets, check out

The Brattleboro Film Festival runs November 4–13 at the Latchis Theater. The festival will close with audience favorites. For more details, visit festival website.

The SNOB Film Festival presents New England Indie Fest November 10–13. Red River Theaters in Concord hosts films, music, and craft beer. Visit to learn more.

The Boston Public Library’s “All the City’s a Stage: A Season of Shakespeare” celebration will include a screening and discussion of Nothing is Truer than Truth on November 7th at 6:00 pm. The documentary, directed by Cheryl Eagan-Donovan, was featured in our Kickstart New England series last year. Learn more here.

The Joey Fund Film Premiere fundraiser takes place on November 6th in Massachusetts. The event begins with a reception at 6:30 pm at the Natick Mall, followed by a film screening at AMC Framingham. The Joey Fund works with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to raise money for patients and research. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Talamas hosts the event “Be Your Own Production Crew” with Women in Film/Video New England & Sean Finley, DP at Phantom Gourmet on Wednesday, December 14, 6-8 pm at Talamas’ Event Space, 149 California Street Newton, MA. Free to RSVP.

Rule Boston Camera’s Learning Lab’s this month offers a rundown of how lenses are used for motion and how to apply these techniques to your next project on Wednesday, December 14 from 10 – noon.  They’ll bring the latest cine lenses, including the brand new LWZ.3 Lightweight Zoom 21-100, along with the CZ.2 Zooms, CP.2 SuperSpeeds, Otus, Milvus, Loxia and Batis for ARRI, Sony, Canon, RED, Nikon, Blackmagic and other digital cinema cameras. Rule Boston Camera also will also host a Showroom Demo of cameras and lenses on December 14 from 1–3pm with refreshments and a First Look at the Canon C700 Super 35 format camera designed for a variety of shooting scenarios  on Thursday, December 15 at 10am-noon and another session from 2-4pm. RSVP for all events to

Industry Buzz

The Independent posted “What Now? A Manifesto for the Independent Arts in a Trump Presidency” so that independent filmmakers and artists can come together to advocate for free speech and arts funding.

Rhode Island PBS recently premiered documentary Pell as part of its new doubleFEATURE series, which highlights short films from the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival. Pell will air again on November 10th at 10:00 pm. Read more here.

Rhode Island production company Woodhaven Media has begun production on horror film Anders Manor. The film will shoot around the state, directed by Jonathan Schermerhorn. Learn more here.

Kenneth Lonergan’s film Manchester by the Sea opens this month. Filmed in Massachusetts, the feature stars Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, and Kyle Chandler. Check out more at the film’s official website.


In collaboration with Women in Film & Video New England, Rule Boston Camera presents the workshop “Demystifying LUTs” on November 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, led by RBC engineer Alex Enman. Learn more and register here.

The Berkshire International Film Festival is now open for submissions. Next year’s festival will take place in June. Submission deadline is March 8th. For guidelines and to submit a film, click here.

Submit now to the Independent Film Festival Boston. Regular deadline is November 28th; late December 12th; extended December 23rd. Learn more at