Industry News: June 2017
New England film industry news including happenings, industry buzz and calls for films.
The 30th Connecticut LGBT Film Festival, Sophia Coppola honored at Provincetown Film Festival, outdoor screenings in RI, and more. Read more for screenings, opportunities, and industry buzz. Send us news to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate the Nantucket Film Festival June 21–26. The festival includes screenings, a comedy roundtable, and screenwriters tribute. Learn more at nantucketfilmfestival.org.
The Connecticut LGBT Film Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary June 2–10. The festival features men’s and women’s short films, opening and closing night receptions, and features. Check out outfilmct.org to learn more.
Connecticut hosts the Greenwich International Film Festival June 1–4. The event includes panels, parties, and the 2017 Changemaker Honoree Gala, honoring Renee Zellweger and Christy Turlington Burns. For a full schedule and more information, visit here.
The Berkshire International Film Festival runs June 1–4 in Pittsfield and Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The festival includes two opening night parties, and Achievement in Film award recipient Christopher Plummer. Learn more at biffma.org.
Red River Theatres in Concord, New Hampshire presents a 75th anniversary screening of Casablanca on June 8th at 7:00 pm. Q&A discussion with authors Noah Isenberg and Leslie Epstein will follow the screening. For tickets and more information, click here.
Boston’s Museum of Science presents sci-fi film screenings Thursdays this summer. Watch a feature film at the Charles Hayden Planetarium; tickets are available in advance or on the day of. Watch Starship Troopers on June 1st, and a marathon of Back to the Future I and II on June 29th. Learn more here.
Stowe, Vermont hosts the Scout Film Festival June 9–11. The festival honors teen filmmakers in Vermont and beyond. For a schedule and more details, check out scoutfilmfestival.org.
The 2017 Roxbury International Film Festival runs June 22nd through July 1st. Films screen at a few Boston venues. Learn more at the festival website.
Movies on the Block returns to Grant’s Block (260 Westminster St) in Providence, Rhode Island on Thursday evenings at sundown. Screenings are free, first come first serve space, and weather dependent. Catch Basquiat on June 1st, Nashville on June 8th, Hedwig and the Angry Inch on June 15th, Planet Earth: Jungles and Deep Sea on June 22nd, and Dr. Strangelove on June 29th. For the full summer schedule and more information, visit moviesontheblock.com.
The Provincetown Film Festival runs June 14–18 on Cape Cod. Special events include the Filmmaker on the Edge award, presented this year to Sofia Coppola, who will appear in conversation with John Waters. For a full schedule, visit the festival website.
Brattleboro, Vermont’s Latchis Theater hosts the 2017 CineSLAM Vermont LGBT Short Film Festival on June 17th at 5:00 pm. For more details, visit cineslam.com.
The feature film The Burning Woman has been filming in Massachusetts, including in Brockton and Abington. Directed by Jake Scott, the film stars Sienna Miller, Christina Hendricks, and Aaron Paul. Read more from the Patriot Ledger.
The 2017 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival was held on May 20th in Concord. Check out the list of winners 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.
The New Hampshire Film Festival is now open for submissions. Official deadline is June 15th; late July 15th; extended September 1st. Learn more here.
The Camden International Film Festival is now open for documentary submissions; late deadline is June 30th. For guidelines, click here.
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.
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.