Boston Native Margaret Metzger has been named one of the Diversity in the Edit Room Mentees by the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship.

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Industry News: May 2018

New England film May 2018 industry news including happenings, industry buzz and calls for films.

16 May , 2018  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

This month brings a new Diversity in the Edit Room Program through the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship, plus buzz from the New England Emmy Awards and calls for films at LEF Foundation and film festivals throughout New England.


Celebrate the Berkshire International Film Festival May 31 – June 3. Special events include opening and closing night receptions, and BIFF 2018 Achievement in Film honoree Rachel Weisz. Learn more at

The New Haven International Film Festival runs May 3–5. For a list of films and more information, visit the festival website.

Massachusetts Production Coalition hosts its Spring Meeting on May 21 from 6–9 pm. The evening of cocktails and presentations will take place at Boston’s District Hall. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Author and actor John Hodgman visits Harvard Square on June 1. Harvard Book Store presents a discussion of Hodgman’s book Vacationland, followed by a screening of The Dead Zone; both events will be held at the Brattle Theatre. Learn more and purchase tickets here and here.

The Bellows Falls Opera House in Bellows Falls, Vermont highlights the state’s depiction on film on May 16 at 6:00 pm. The Rockingham Historic Preservation Commission presents a Vermont Historical Society film about Vermont on screen, followed by Funny Farm. Learn more here.

Concord’s Red River Theatres hosts the New Hampshire High School Student Film Festival on May 19 beginning at noon. Tickets are $7. Learn more about the event here.

Industry Buzz

The New England Emmy Awards will be held on June 2 at the Marriott Boston Copley Place. The event includes a dinner, reception, and awards ceremony. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

The upcoming feature Anastasia has begun filming in Newport, Rhode Island. The family film is about Anastasia Romanov, directed by Blake Harris and starring Emily Carey and Brandon Routh. Read more here.

The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship (KSFEF), the only fellowship for documentary film editors in the U.S., launched a new initiative, Diversity in the Edit Room Program, that is designed to cultivate the careers of emerging assistant editors and editors from diverse backgrounds and experiences working in the documentary field. Learn more about the 29 talented mentees, including Boston native Margaret Metzger, pictured above, who have been selected for this inaugural year.


The 48 Hour Film Project visits New England this summer. Filmmaker teams are encouraged to create a film in one weekend for a chance to screen it locally. The event comes to Boston on May 4, New Haven on July 27, and Providence in July. Learn more at

Submissions are now open for the Camden International Film Festival for documentary films and the Points North Fellowship. For more information and deadlines, go to

The Rhode Island International Film Festival is open for submissions. Regular deadline is May 15; late June 1; final extended June 15; screenplay final July 15. Learn more here.

Submit now to the New Hampshire International Film Festival in a variety of categories. Earlybird deadline is May 15, regular June 15, late July 15, extended September 1. Learn more at

The LEF Moving Image Fund is now accepting pre-production proposals. Deadline is June 1. Learn more