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Industry News: July 2017

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

14 Jul , 2017  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Woods Hole Film Festival, submission opportunities with ITVFest, Stowe Story Labs, and more. Read more for screenings, opportunities, and industry buzz. Send us news to


Celebrate the Maine International Film Festival July 14–23. This year’s honorees include Roger Deakins and Lauren Hutton; Opening Night film is The Sounding, shot in Maine. Films screen at a few venues in Waterville. Learn more at

The Woods Hole Film Festival runs July 29th through August 5th on Cape Cod. For a full schedule of screenings and special events, visit

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. Watch All the President’s Men on July 6th, Mean Girls on July 13th, Lost Highway on July 20th, and The Godfather on July 27th. For the full summer schedule and more information, visit

The documentary I Know A Man… Ashley Bryan, directed by Maine filmmaker Richard Kane, screens around the state this summer. Visit the film’s website for dates and venues.

The Museum of Fine Arts hosts the Boston French Film Festival July 13–30. Screenings include Personal Shopper, False Confessions, and Divorce French Style. For tickets, passes, and a full schedule, check out the MFA website.

Hunt’s Photo & Video in Melrose, Massachusetts hosts a free tutorial and hands on demo with the new Canon C200 on July 20 from 4-7 pm. Learn more and RSVP.

Rule Boston Camera will host their Learning Lab with the Canon C200 on July 26 10am – noon. Learn more and RSVP.

Industry Buzz

The Boston/New England Emmys were held last month. Check out a list of winners here.

The proposed FY18 budget submitted by the House and Senate in Massachusetts does not change the current film and television incentives, and continues Massachusetts Cultural Council funding at $14 million. To read more, check out the Massachusetts Production Coalition and Massachusetts Cultural Council.

A trailer has been released for the upcoming drama Stronger, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman. The film was shot in Massachusetts last year and will be released on September 22nd. Read more and watch the trailer at


Last day to submit to ITVFest, Independent Television Festival, is July 15, 2017. Submit your film, web series, script or pitch here.

The Vermont International Film Festival’s Vermont Filmmakers’ Showcase is currently accepting submissions. Applications are limited to Vermont filmmakers; submission deadline is July 31st. Learn more here.

Submissions are now open for next winter’s Providence Children’s Film Festival. Filmmakers are encouraged to submit for short, feature, and youth categories. Early bird deadline is September 15th, regular November 15th, late November 28th. For fees, guidelines, and more information, go to

The Camden International Film Festival’s Point North Fellowship is accepting applications through July 21st. The fellowship offers six filmmakers or filmmaking teams a stipend, admission to the Camden festival, and more. Visit the here for more details.

The New Hampshire Film Festival is now open for submissions. Late deadline is July 15th; extended September 1st. Learn more 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 Admissions are rolling from June through July. Learn more here.