Hedy Lamarr in Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, which screens at the Providence Art & Design Film Festival and the Boston Jewish Film Festival.
Hedy Lamarr in Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, which screens at the Providence Art & Design Film Festival and the Boston Jewish Film Festival.

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Industry News: November 2017

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

3 Nov , 2017  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Providence Art & Design Film Festival, Boston Jewish Film Festival, SNOB Film Festival, grant submissions, and more. See screenings, opportunities, and industry buzz for the month of November. Send us news to news@newenglandfilm.com.


Celebrate the Boston Jewish Film Festival November 8–20. Films screen at several venues, including the Boston Public Library, Brattle Theatre, West Newton Cinema, and Museum of Fine Arts. For tickets and a full festival schedule, visit bjff.org.

This year’s Mass Media Expo takes place on November 4 at WGBH Boston. The conference is presented by the Massachusetts Production Coalition and features speakers, panels, and exhibits. To purchase tickets and see the event schedule, check out massmediaexpo.com.

Vermont’s Saint Albans Museum presents Vermont vs. Hollywood: 100 Years of Vermont in Film on November 2 at 7 pm. The Vermont Historical Society will present clips and commentary on how the state has been portrayed in film; the event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

The Providence Art & Design Film Festival runs November 2–12. Films screen mainly at the Cable Car Cinema along with some other Rhode Island venues. For a schedule and tickets, visit the festival website.

Cape Ann Cinema’s The Sounds of Silents series continues this month. Watch a silent film with live organ score. This month, see The Freshman on November 5 at 4 pm. Learn more here.

The Brattleboro Film Festival runs November 3–12 at the Latchis Theatre. Screenings include Lost in Paris, The Olive Tree, and Dolores. For tickets and festival schedule, visit the festival website.

The Boston International Kids Film Festival is November 4 at the Somerville Theater. The festival celebrates films for, made by, and about kids, along with workshops. Learn more at bikff.org.

The SNOB Film Festival runs November 9–12 at Concord, New Hampshire’s Red River Theatres. The festival includes short and feature length narrative and documentary films. Visit the festival website to learn more.

The Joey Fund presents its 33rd annual Joey O’Donnell Film Premiere on November 5. The event opens with a reception at the Natick Mall at 6:30 pm, followed by an 8:30 pm film screening at AMC Theatres in Framingham. Proceeds benefit the Joey Fund/Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Read more and buy tickets here.

Harvard Book Store and the Brattle Theatre present an evening with author and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner on November 10th at 6 pm. Weiner will discuss and sign his new book Heather, the Totality at the Brattle Theatre, after which he will introduce a screening of the 1953 film The Earrings of Madame de… Learn more about the book signing here and film screening here.

Hartford, Connecticut’s Cinestudio hosts a singalong screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail on November 10 at 10:30 pm. Join fellow fans in following along with this comedy classic. Learn more here.

Industry Buzz

The feature comedy Daddy’s Home 2 opens on November 10. Starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, the film was shot in Massachusetts earlier this year. 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. Regular deadline is November 15, late November 28. For fees, guidelines, and more information, go to providencechildrensfilmfestival.org.

The MacDowell Colony is now accepting submissions for summer 2018 fellowships. Artists in architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts are encouraged to apply. Deadline is January 15. For guidelines, visit the MacDowell website.

Submit now to the Nantucket Film Festival. Early deadline is November 13, regular December 11, late January 15, Withoutabox extended depending on categories either February 16 or March 12. Learn more here.

Submissions are now open for the Berkshire International Film Festival. Early bird deadline is January 1, regular February 1, late March 1, extended Withoutabox March 7. Visit the festival website for more details.