A still from the New Hampshire documentary Democracy Through the Looking Glass which screens this month.

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Industry News: May 2017

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

9 May , 2017  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Hollywood film buzz in Massachusetts, a fundraising workshop at Filmmakers Collaborative, the Maine Short Film Festival, and more. Read more for screenings, opportunities, and industry buzz. Send us news to news@newenglandfilm.com.


Filmmakers Collaborative hosts a Developing Your Fundraising Strategy on Wednesday, May 17. Click here for more details.

Mass Production Coalition presents its Spring Meeting on May 15th at Boston’s District Hall. Cocktail hour is 6–7:30 pm, presentations 7:30–9 pm. For tickets and more information, click here.

Harvard Book Store and the Brattle Theatre present an evening with author Colm Tóibín on May 18th. Tóibín will speak about his new book House of Names at 6:00 pm, followed by a screening of the film Brooklyn, adapted from his novel. Tickets for each event sold separately from Harvard Book Store and the Brattle.

Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island presents the workshop Acting for the Camera on May 13th from 10:30–1:30. The class will be led by CP Casting’s Carolyn Pickman for adults 18 and over; cost is $125. Learn more and register here.

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston hosts the National Center for Jewish Film’s 20th Annual Film Festival May 4–21. Several films will make their New England premiere at the festival. For a schedule and more details, visit the MFA website.

Produced in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the documentary Democracy Through the Looking Glass screens on May 26th at 7:00 pm at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Learn more here.

Maine Film & Video Association’s Maine Short Film Festival continues its tour throughout the state this month. Screenings take place in Bangor, Bucksport, Stonington, and Lewiston. For films, dates and times, and more information, click here.

The New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival takes place on May 20th at Concord’s Red River Theatres. For a list of selections and more details, click here.

The Passing Season, made in RI, will screen at Aurora in Providence on May 10. Read the interview with the producer and director of the film on NewEnglandFilm.com.

Industry Buzz

The Magic of Cinema, created by Eric Latek as part of the Flickers/Rhode Island International Film Festival’s 2016 PSA Campaign, was nominated for a New England Emmy Award. The 40th Annual Boston/New England Emmy Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Marriott Boston Copley Place.

Massachusetts has been getting busy. The feature Daddy’s Home 2 continues to film in Massachusetts. The comedy sequel stars Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. Read more here.

Then, Produced by Netflix, the film Who Do You Think Would Win? has been filming in Massachusetts. Read more here.

In addition, Adam Sandler’s production company has been filming in Peabody, Massachusetts.


LEF New England is accepting Pre-Production proposals for its Moving Image Fund grants. Deadline is June 2nd. For guidelines and more information, click here.

Vermont’s Stowe Story Labs is currently accepting submissions for its Fall Narrative Lab. Applicants are also entered into consideration for several fellowships, including one for NewEnglandFilm.com. Admissions are rolling from June through July. Learn more here.

Flickers’ KidsEye Summer Filmmaking Camp will take place on July 10-14 in Rhode Island. See details and read NewEnglandFilm.com’s article from last year about summer film camps for children and teens.

The New Hampshire Film Festival is now open for submissions. Early bird deadline is May 15th; official June 15th; late July 15th; extended September 1st. Learn more here.

Submit now to the Maine Outdoor Film Festival. Categories are feature, short feature, and short. Early bird, regular, late, and extended deadlines depend on category. For more details, click here.

The Camden International Film Festival is now open for documentary submissions. Extended deadline is May 26th; late June 30th. For guidelines, click here.

The Boston Latino International Film Festival is now open for submissions in feature, short, documentary, and documentary short. Regular deadline is May 8th; late May 30th. Learn more at bliff.org.