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New England Film Industry News: October 2018

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

5 Oct , 2018  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Two television series start shooting in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the Online New England Film Festival continues with short local films to screen online, plus local grants and film festivals.


The 10th Annual Online New England Film Festival is live right here! Now through October 15, watch 31 short films with connections to New England and tag your favorites on social media. Learn more and watch the films here.

The annual ITVFest (Independent Television Festival) will take place on October 10-14, 2018 in Manchester, Vermont. ITVFest brings together television creators, executives, agents and fans to discover the best new television programs created on independent (aka, non-network) budgets. For more information, visit

The Vermont International Film Festival takes place October 18–28 in Burlington. Festival passes are available. For a full list of screenings, venues, and special events, check out

Celebrate the New Hampshire Film Festival October 11–14 in Portsmouth. Special events include a silent auction, after parties, and closing reception. For a schedule, festival passes, and more information, visit

The first annual Mystic Film Festival runs October 18–21 in Mystic, Connecticut. The festival will highlight documentary and feature films and shorts. Special events include panels and workshops. For more information, visit

The Flickers’ Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival runs October 20–27 in Rhode Island. Catch screenings and special events, including the H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour. Learn more here.

Watch outdoor adventure and conversation films at the Maine Outdoor Film Festival through October 6. Films will screen at several locations throughout the state. For a full schedule and more details, visit

The Boston Asian American Film Festival celebrates ten years this month. Check out screenings and special events at several Boston venues. Learn more at

Industry Buzz

The ten-episode AMC horror television series NOS4A2 has begun filming in Rhode Island. The series is based on the novel by Maine native Joe Hill, and stars Zachary Quinto and Ashleigh Cummings. Check out more from the Rhode Island Film & Television Office.

Massachusetts native Chris Evans will produce and star in the Apple series Defending Jacob. The show is based on the novel by Massachusetts author William Landay, which takes place in Newton. Read more from the Hollywood Reporter. Founder Michele Meek will be one of this year’s TEDx Providence speakers for their theme The Time is Now on October 13, 2018 at the VETS Auditorium in Providence, RI.


The Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival is now open for submissions in many categories. Click here for more information.

The Providence Children’s Film Festival is now accepting submissions. Regular deadline is October 25, late November 15. Visit the festival website to submit.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council is currently accepting Local Cultural Council grants in the arts, sciences, and humanities. Application deadline is October 15. Find your local council and more information here.