Chasing Portraits screens at the Boston Jewish Film Festival, followed by a conversation with director Elizabeth Rynecki, moderated by Jan Darsa, Director of Jewish Education at Facing History and Ourselves.

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New England Film Industry News: November 2018

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

1 Nov , 2018  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Fall film festivals galore, plus new films & series underway in Massachusetts, plus open calls for filmmakers.

Happenings Founder Michele Meek will be moderating a discussion with director Amy Adrion after the Emerson Bright Lights screening of her film Half the Picture. Meek’s book Independent Female Filmmakers: A Chronicle through Interviews, Profiles and Manifestos is now available for pre-order via the publisher Routledge or For more information on the screening see the Facebook event or the Bright Lights website.

Celebrate the Boston Jewish Film Festival November 7–19. Special events including opening and closing night parties, and a thirtieth year celebration. For a full schedule, tickets, and more details, visit

Vermont hosts the Brattleboro Film Festival November 2–11. Screenings will take place at Brattleboro’s Latchis Theatre. Films include Woman at War, Liyana, and The Guilty. For more information, go to

The SNOB Film Festival runs November 8–11 in Concord, New Hampshire. Celebrate local independent filmmakers at screenings at Red River Theatres. Learn more at

Mass Media Expo will take place on November 3 at WGBH Boston. Check out panels, workshops, screenings, and creative exhibitions. For tickets and a full schedule, check out

The Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival has partnered with Roger Williams University (RWU), to present its Fall-edition of the annual Roving Eye International Film Festival. The popular and acclaimed festival celebrating global cinema and artists, announces its 2018 sidebar program on the Jewish Experience through short films, documentary, media and guest speakers. The event takes place November 6, 7, & 11th. See their website for screenings.

The Maine Film Association hosts their annual meeting on November 3 from 1–5 pm at the Portland Media Center. The event is open to MFA members only; learn more and become a member here.

The Coolidge Corner Theatre presents “An Evening with Michael Douglas” on November 29 at 8:00 pm. The actor and producer will receive the Coolidge Award during a conversation with WGBH’s Jared Bowen. For tickets and more information, click here.

The University of Southern Maine hosts a stop on the Wild & Scenic Film Festival tour on November 3 from 3–7 pm. Purchase tickets and learn more here.

Massachusetts hosts the Arlington International Film Festival November 1–4 at the Capitol Theatre. Learn more at

The Boston International Kids Film Festival runs November 16–18 at Massachusetts’s Somerville Theatre. The festival celebrates films made by and for kids. Check out the schedule and learn more at

Industry Buzz

Greta Gerwig’s Little Women continues to film around Massachusetts. The cast includes Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, and Meryl Streep. Read more here.

Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg have been shooting their upcoming Netflix film Wonderland around Massachusetts. The project is based on Robert B. Parker’s Spenser novels. Read more at


The Providence Children’s Film Festival is now accepting submissions. Late deadline is November 15. Visit the festival website to submit.

Submit now to the Berkshire International Film Festival. Earlybird deadline is January 1, regular February 1, late March 1, WAB extended March 4. Learn more here.

The Nantucket Film Festival is open for submissions. For deadlines and fees by category, visit the festival website.

The MacDowell Colony is now accepting submissions for summer 2019 fellowships. Artists in architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts are encouraged to apply. Deadline is January 15. Learn more at