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October 2020 Film Industry News

The latest industry news, festival updates, call for films and more from the New England film industry.

7 Oct , 2020  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

DocYard, Camden International Film Festival, Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Hybrid Festival, and more events happening virtually this month. Plus the Jury Winners of the 2020 Online New England Film Festival are still available for free online viewing through October 14.


Celebrate the 2020 Online New England Film Festival through October 14! Read more about the festival, partners, and sponsors here and visit our website to stream films. Check out the Jury Winners and Audience Winners of the 2020 Online New England Film Festival.

Celebrate the Camden International Film Festival October 1-12. The festival will be a hybrid of virtual and in-person events, with drive-in screenings, panel discussion, and more. Visit the festival website for more details.

Flickers’ Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Hybrid Festival runs October 17-25. Check out drive-in screenings, a walking tour, and more. Learn more here.

The Boston Asian American Film Festival runs virtually October 21-25. Check out online panels, screenings, and a preview party at

The DocYard returns for its fall season with virtual screenings of the documentary Collective October 13-15, with a virtual Q&A with director Alexander Nanau on October 13 at 4:00 pm. Register and learn more here.

The Mystic Film Festival runs October 22-25, featuring in-person and virtual events. For a full schedule and more details, check out

Check out upcoming virtual panels and webinars from Women in Film and Video New England this month, including “Writing for TV” and “Public Media Roundtable.” Register and learn more here.

The New Hampshire Film Festival has been postponed to October 2021. Check out more festival updates at

The 12th annual SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival has been postponed to spring 2021, with the 13th festival to be held in October 2021. Learn more at

Industry Buzz

Christina Sun Kim is the 2020 recipient of the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship. Read more about Christina, her work, and the fellowship here.

The Liam Neeson feature Honest Thief is scheduled to open in theaters this month. The thriller was filmed in Massachusetts in 2018. View the trailer and read more about some of the Worcester filming locations at

Also out this month: Hubie Halloween on Netflix, a comedy starring Adam Sandler set in Salem, Massachusetts that was filmed in the state last year. Learn more here.


Submit now to the 2021 Providence Children’s Film Festival. Regular deadline is October 31; late November 20. Click here for more information.