A workshop conducted at the Maine Film Association Annual Meeting.
A workshop conducted at the Maine Film Association Annual Meeting, which will be happening on December 9.

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Industry News: December 2017

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

4 Dec , 2017  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

The Maine Film Association’s Annual Membership Meeting, holiday film screenings, local critics’ awards, festival submissions, and more. See screenings, opportunities, and industry buzz for the month of December. Send us news to news@newenglandfilm.com.


Spend New Year’s Eve with Hitchcock at the Brattle Theatre’s triple feature, part of their repertory series on costumer Edith Head. Watch Vertigo at 3 pm, Notorious at 5:45 pm, and To Catch a Thief at 8 pm. Learn more and get tickets at here.

Get in the holiday spirit this month at Concord, New Hampshire’s Red River Theaters. The theater will host special screenings of Elf on December 9, The Polar Express on December 16, and White Christmas on December 17. Learn more at redrivertheatres.org.

Check out the Maine Film Association’s Annual Membership Meeting, Postproduction Workshop, and Year-End Reception on December 9 from 1-7 pm at the Portland Media Center. Event is for members only; contact the MFA to join or renew your membership. Learn more here.

It’s Zuzu’s petals! Portsmouth’s Music Hall presents screenings of It’s a Wonderful Life on December 22 and 23. For tickets and showtimes, visit the Music Hall website.

Stamford, Connecticut’s The Avon hosts a free screening of The Muppet Christmas Carol on December 2 at 10 am. Donations for a holiday food drive appreciated. For more information, visit the theater’s website.

Cape Ann Cinema’s “The Sounds of Silents” series continues this month. Watch a silent film with live organ score; this month, see Peter Pan on December 3 at 4 pm. Learn more here.

Industry Buzz

The Boston Online Film Critics Association will announce their award winners on December 9. Read more here.

The Boston Society of Film Critics will announce their award winners on December 10. Read more here.


The deadline for LEF New England’s Moving Image Fund grant is approaching. Production and post-production letters of inquiry are due by January 26. Learn more at the LEF Fund.

Submit now to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. Filmmakers may submit features, shorts, kids’ shorts, and Vineyard shorts. Regular deadline is December 18, extended January 10. Click here for more guidelines.

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. Regular deadline is December 11, late January 15, Withoutabox extended depending on categories either February 16 or March 12. Learn more here.