See Filmmakers Collaborative’s fundraising workshop "From Liberty to Captivity: A Fundraising Success Story" with Debbie Wright on June 4.

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New England Film Industry News: June 2019

June 2019 New England film industry news including happenings, industry buzz and calls for films.

3 Jun , 2019  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Summer film festivals and outdoor screenings begin, announcements for New England SAG-AFTRA President and Vice President candidates, plus more festival call for films, grant opportunities, film industry buzz and happenings.


Check out the Nantucket Film Festival June 19–24. Screenings include Yesterday, The Farewell, Toy Story 4, and Maiden, as well as special events and roundtables. For a full schedule and tickets, visit

The Berkshire International Film Festival runs through June 2. The festival will take place in Great Barrington and Pittsfield, and include a tribute event with Martin Scorsese. For tickets and a full schedule, visit

Vermont hosts the White River Indie Festival May 31 to June 2. Films and events will take place at Barrette Center for the Arts and Briggs Opera House. For more information and a festival schedule, visit

The Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival runs May 31 through June 8. Films will screen at a few Hartford venues. For more details and a festival schedule, go to

The Provincetown Film Festival takes place June 12–16. Special events include Modern Love Live, John Waters book signing, conversation with Jillian Bell, and opening/closing night parties. Learn more at

Catch Movies in the Park at Warwick, Rhode Island’s Rocky Point this summer. Free movies begin at dusk. This month, watch Ralph Breaks the Internet on June 27. Learn more at

Celebrate the Greenwich International Film Festival May 29 to June 2. The event features a gala, screenings, and VIP passes. Visit for more details.

The Roxbury International Film Festival runs June 19–29. Films will screen at several different Boston venues. Check out for more information.

At Portland Summer Films this summer, free films screen Sunday evenings at dusk at Portland’s Congress Square Park. Watch Won’t You Be My Neighbor? on June 2, Rebel Without a Cause on June 9, Best in Show on June 16, Back to the Future on June 23, and Close Encounters on June 30. Visit for a full schedule.

Rule Boston Camera hosts Filmmakers Collaborative’s workshop “From Liberty to Captivity: A Fundraising Success Story” on June 4. Debbie Wright will discuss how she raised the funds to make her documentary. To register and learn more, click here.

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 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on June 19 from 7–10:30 pm. Learn more here.

Industry Buzz

The Karen Schmeer Editing Fellowship has announced this year’s Diversity in the Edit Room mentees. The program supports emerging assistant editors and editors. Read more about the mentees and the program here.

Chuck Slavin and Roger Dillingham have announced their run for New England SAG-AFTRA President and Vice President 2019. Read more about their campaign here.

The Boston/New England Emmy Awards will be held on June 15 in Boston. Check the Emmys website for updates on the winners.

The television series City on a Hill premieres on Showtime on June 16. Starring Kevin Bacon, the show takes place in Boston and was partially filmed in Massachusetts; executive producers include Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Check out more from Showtime.

Feature film Free Guy has been filming in Massachusetts over the last few weeks. Shawn Levy directs the action/comedy, which stars Ryan Reynolds, Taika Waititi, and Jodie Comer. Read more at


The Online New England Film Festival is now open for submissions. Films must have a New England connection and be under 30 minutes. Regular deadline is July 1. For more guidelines and information, click here.

LEF New England is currently accepting Pre-Production Proposals for its Moving Image Fund grants. Deadline is June 7. Learn more at LEF New England.

The Rhode Island International Film Festival is open for submissions. Late deadline is June 1; final extended late June 15. For guidelines and more information, visit the Flickers website.

Submit now to the Camden International Film Festival. Filmmakers are encouraged to submit documentary films and nonfiction media. Final deadline is June 28. Learn more here.

The New Hampshire Film Festival is now accepting submissions. Official deadline is June 15; late July 15. Learn more here.’s call for the New England Film Star Award, which is a grant to be given to one film project by a marginalized filmmaker residing in New England, remains open. Applications are free and due by July 15, 2019. See grant details and eligibility guidelines for more information.