Jeanne Christie's Connect to Wilderness through Forest is screening at the Maine Outdoor Film Festival—online.

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New England Film News: June 2020

New England film industry news including online events, industry buzz and calls for submissions.

3 Jun , 2020  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

A free workshop Fiscal Sponsorship for Filmmakers with Center for Independent Documentary and Filmmakers Collaborative, plus online festivals and screenings, industry buzz and calls for films.

Happenings Founder Michele Meek will host a free online workshop Fiscal Sponsorship for Filmmakers on Wednesday June 10 at 6 PM with Susi Walsh, Executive Director of Center for Independent Documentary, and Laura Azevedo, Executive Director of Filmmakers Collaborative. Register for a free spot to participate.

The Nantucket Film Festival presents NFF NOW: AT HOME June 23–30. Feature and short films, along with conversations, will be available digitally. Visit to learn more.

Check out virtual cinema offerings from the Vermont International Film Festival. Screenings include Hong Sang-soo: Yourself and Yours, Tommaso, and Shirley. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Cape Cod’s Waters Edge Cinema presents virtual screenings, with proceeds to partly benefit the Provincetown Film Society. View films, showtimes, and purchase tickets here.

Vote now for the Maine Outdoor Film Festival’s audience awards. A modified version of the festival will take place in July. Read more and check out films at

Check out the Center for Independent Documentary for upcoming webinars and virtual programs. Visit the CID website to learn more.

The Roxbury International Film Festival has been postponed to September/October 2020. Check for updates.

The Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival has been postponed to October 2020. Visit for updates.

The Berkshire International Film Festival has been cancelled for 2020. Visit their website for virtual offerings later this year.

Industry Buzz

The Champlin Foundation awarded 63 emergency grants to Rhode Island organizations last month, including Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival. Read more from the foundation here.

Will local drive-in theaters make a comeback this summer? The Boston Globe weighs in.

Opportunities’s 12th Online New England Film Festival to take place in Fall 2020 is officially open for film submissions. Visit for more information or submit directly on FilmFreeway.

The Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival is now open for submissions. Late deadline is June 1; extended late June 15; screenplay July 15. Learn more here.

The New Hampshire Film Festival is open for submissions. Official deadline is June 15; late July 15; extended screenplay August 1; extended films September 1.

LEF New England is now accepting applications for two Moving Image Fund grant opportunities: pre-production, and a new category of early development. The deadline to apply is June 5. Learn more here.