Blow the Man Down, made in Maine and co-directed and written by Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy, opens the Maine International Film Festival this July.

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New England Film Industry News: July 2019

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

4 Jul , 2019  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Festivals like Maine International Film Festival and Woods Hole Film Festival kick off this month. Plus, don’t miss the July 15 for the New England Film Star Award grant application (it’s free). And of course, plenty more opportunities, happenings and industry buzz.


Celebrate the Woods Hole Film Festival July 27 through August 3 on Cape Cod. In addition to screenings, the festival will offer panels and workshops on documentaries, VFX, comedy, and more. Learn more at

Waterville hosts the Maine International Film Festival July 12–21. Special events include parties, student film festival and filmmakers’ forum, and an award presentation for filmmaker Hilary Brougher. Visit to learn more.

Check out the Boston French Film Festival July 11–28 at the Museum of Fine Arts. Screenings include High Life, Non-Fiction, and The Trouble With You. Discounts available if attending three or more films. Learn more here.

Catch Movies in the Park at Warwick, Rhode Island’s Rocky Point this summer. Free movies begin at dusk. This month, watch How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on July 11, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on July 25. 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 The Trouble With You on July 11 from 7–10:30 pm. Learn more here.

At Portland Summer Films this summer, free films screen Sunday evenings at dusk at Portland’s Congress Square Park. This month, watch Fried Green Tomatoes on July 7, Vertigo on July 14, Pinocchio on July 21, and The Ghost & Mr. Chicken on July 28. Visit for a full schedule.

Industry Buzz

Stowe Story Labs announced Victoria Lucia (pictured) of Springfield, Massachusetts as the 2019 Fellow to the 7th Annual Fall Narrative Lab. Read more about Lucia and her project The Life and Times of Francie Page at Stowe Story Labs.

The Boston/New England Emmy Awards were held in Boston last month. Click here for a list of winners.

The horror series NOS4A2 premiered on AMC last month. Based on the novel by Maine native Joe Hill, the series was filmed in Rhode Island and stars Zachary Quinto and Ashleigh Cummings. Check out more about the show at AMC.

Opportunities’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.

The Boston International Kids Film Festival and FC Academy will offer a summer film school for kids this summer. The program will have sessions from July 8 through August 23 in several towns in Massachusetts. Learn more and register here.

Last chance to submit to the New Hampshire Film Festival: late deadline is July 15. Learn more here.

The MacDowell Colony is accepting submissions for winter-spring 2020 fellowships. Artists in architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts are encouraged to apply. Deadline is September 15. Learn more here.