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Industry News: June 2018

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

5 Jun , 2018  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Summer film festivals, outdoor screenings, plus buzz from the New England Emmys and a new series in Boston in this month’s New England film industry news.


Celebrate the Nantucket Film Festival June 20–25. The festival includes a screenwriters tribute with Ben Stiller, Noah Baumbach, Mike Birbiglia, and Adam Driver; comedy roundtable with Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz; and Gabourey Sidibe presenting her directorial debut The Tale of Four. Get tickets and learn more at

The Roxbury International Film Festival runs June 20–30 in Massachusetts. Highlights include a free outdoor screening of Black Panther, and films including Liyana, Love Jacked, and Nossa Chape. Learn more at

Check out Portland Summer Films this summer. Free films screen Sunday evenings at dusk at Portland’s Congress Square Park. Watch Airplane! on June 3, Manhattan Murder Mystery on June 10, The Secret of Nimh on June 17, and Back to the Future on June 24. Visit for a full schedule.

Bethel, Vermont also presents free film screenings with First Friday Flicks. Visit the Bethel Town Hall (134 S. Main Street) on the first Friday of the month at 6:30 pm for a family film. Click here for more information.

At the other end of New England, Providence hosts two free outdoor film screenings this summer. Movies on the Block will have a shorter schedule than normal due to construction, so screenings will take place at the parking lot next to the Strand (78 Fountain Street). Catch The Big Lebowski on June 21, and Pulp Fiction on July 19. Learn more at

Brattleboro’s Latchis Theatre hosts CineSLAM: Vermont’s LGBTQ Short Film Festival on June 30. The afternoon of short films begins at 4:00 pm. Learn more here.

The Berkshire International Film Festival continues through June 3. Special events include opening and closing night receptions, and BIFF 2018 Achievement in Film honoree Rachel Weisz. Learn more at

The Connecticut LGBT Film Festival runs June 1–9 at several Hartford venues. Screenings include Ideal Home, After Louie, and The Feels. Learn more at

The Coolidge Corner Theatre presents 70mm screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey this month. The June 19 screening will be introduced by Soon(ish) podcast host Wade Roush; screenings on June 23 will feature star Keir Dullea. For more details, click here.

Celebrate the Provincetown Film Festival June 13–17 on Cape Cod. Special events include filmmakers’ brunch, opening and closing night parties, and appearances by John Waters, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Molly Shannon. Visit to learn more.

The Greenwich International Film Festival runs through June 3. Panels include spotlights on Tony Goldwyn and James Ivory, and “Women at the Helm: A Conversation about Female Directors.” For tickets and more information, check out

Industry Buzz

Showtime has ordered a first season of the drama series City on a Hill, set in Boston and produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Jennifer Todd. The pilot was shot in Massachusetts this past winter, and stars Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge. It will air in 2019. Read more at Deadline.

The New England Emmy Awards was held on June 2 at the Marriott Boston Copley Place. The event includes a dinner, reception, and awards ceremony. See this year’s list of winners here.


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 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. Points North Fellowship regular deadline is May 25, extended June 29. For more information and deadlines, go to