The 11th Annual Online New England Film Festival features 32 short, local films from every New England state to watch online for free til October 15. Watch online now.

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New England Film Industry News: September 2019

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

9 Sep , 2019  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Local short films from every New England state now screening at the 11th Annual Online New England Film Festival, plus industry buzz, upcoming events and festivals, and opportunities for filmmakers.


The 11th annual Online New England Film Festival is now live! Check out films with New England connections September 3 through October 14. Stream films and learn more at Plus, come meet Founder Michele Meek at the Women in Film Video New England Annual Meeting where she will be the keynote speaker and announce the New England Film Star Award recipient.

Celebrate the Camden International Film Festival September 12–15 in Camden, Rockport, and Rockland, Maine. The festival will feature the world premieres of eight films, and North American premieres of nine films. Check out a full schedule and more here.

The Boston Latino International Film Festival runs September 25–29. Events will take place at the Boston Public Library, Emerson Paramount Center, Harvard University, the Museum of Fine Arts, and Northeastern University. Learn more at

Check out the Jewish Film Festival of Western Connecticut this month. Films will screen at the Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut in Southbury. For more information, visit the festival website.

Enjoy selections from the Telluride Film Festival in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at the Music Hall’s “Telluride by the Sea” September 20–22. Individual, weekend, and patron passes available. Learn more here.

The Maine Outdoor Film Festival continues this month. The festival celebrates films about conservation and the outdoors; screenings will take place at several locations around the state. Learn more at

Emerson College’s Bright Lights Film Series has announced its Fall line-up for the series, which is free and open to the public. The series opens with Booksmart on September 17.

The DocYard kicks off its fall season this month. The first screening will be Midnight Traveler on September 9 at 7:00 pm at the Brattle Theatre. Screenings are followed by filmmaker discussions. For a full schedule and more information, visit the DocYard website.

The Mass Production Coalition’s Fall Meeting will take place on September 23 from 6–9 pm with cocktails, networking, and presentations. Learn more and register here.

Maine hosts the International Maritime Film Festival September 27–29. Events and screenings will be held at the Alamo Theater in Bucksport. For more information, visit

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts’s Sunset Cinema concludes this month with its final free outdoor screening on the Huntington Avenue lawn, featuring music, art, and games 90 minutes before showtime. This month, watch Us on September 12 from 6:00–9:30 pm. Learn more here.

Industry Buzz

Sony has released the first trailer for the upcoming feature Little Women, which was filmed in Massachusetts last year. Directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, and Emma Watson, the film comes out on December 25. Watch the trailer here.

Stowe Story Labs announced the participants in its 7th Annual Narrative Film Lab to take place this month in Stowe, Vermont. The list includes several sponsored fellows, including Victoria Lucia, who is the Fellow this year. For more, see their news.


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.

Submit now to the Providence Children’s Film Festival. Filmmakers can submit to categories of feature length narrative, feature length documentary, short film, and the youth filmmaker showcase. Early bird deadline is September 30; regular October 25; late November 23. Learn more here.