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Industry News: July 2018

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

1 Jul , 2018  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Summer film screenings and festivals, plus other happenings, industry buzz, and calls for films.


Celebrate the Woods Hole Film Festival July 28 to August 4 on Cape Cod. Special events include panels on visual effects, film critics, and independent filmmaking. Learn more and get tickets at

Waterville hosts the Maine International Film Festival July 13-22. Highlights include a student film festival, centerpiece gala, and screenings of The Bookshop, Blaze, and more. Learn more at

Au cinéma: catch the Boston French Film Festival July 12-29 at the Museum of Fine Arts, co-presented with Boston’s French Consulate. Reduced admission available when you purchase multiple tickets. For a full schedule and more details, check out the MFA website.

Check out Portland Summer Films this summer. Free films screen Sunday evenings at dusk at Portland’s Congress Square Park. Watch Little Shop of Horrors on July 1, Grease on July 8, The Great Outdoors on July 15, Rebel Without a Cause on July 22, and The Man Who Knew Too Much on July 29. 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.

Watch Outdoor Movies at Shady Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut on Saturdays at dusk this summer. See Pixels on July 7, Despicable Me 3 on July 14, Cars 3 on July 21, and Coco on July 28. Click here for more information.

Providence hosts a free outdoor film screening this month. Movies on the Block will have a shorter schedule than normal due to construction, so screening will take place at the parking lot next to the Strand (78 Fountain Street). Catch Pulp Fiction on July 19. Learn more at

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts presents Sunset Cinema this summer, free outdoor screenings on the Huntington Avenue lawn with music, art, and games 90 minutes before showtime. This month, watch Faces Places on July 12 from 7-10 pm. Learn more here.

Industry Buzz

The Boston/New England Emmy Awards were held last month. Check out the winners here.

Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg have announced a new collaboration for Netflix, a series of film adaptations of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser novels. The first adaptation will be Wonderland. Parker, a Massachusetts native, wrote several mystery novels set in Boston featuring private eye Spenser. Read more from Deadline.

The feature film The Equalizer 2 opens on July 20. Directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, and Melissa Leo, the film was shot in Massachusetts last year. Visit here to learn more.


Submissions are open for next year’s Providence Children’s Film Festival. Categories include feature length narrative, feature length documentary, short film, and youth filmmaker showcase. Learn more here.

Last chance to submit to the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Screenplay final deadline is July 15. Learn more here.

Submit now to the New Hampshire International Film Festival in a variety of categories. Late deadline is 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 New Haven on July 27, and Providence in July. Learn more at