Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip's film short documentary Dear Georgina will screen at the virtual Arlington International Film Festival.

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Film Industry News: November 2020

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

2 Nov , 2020  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Virtual festivals such as Maine Jewish Film Festival, Boston Jewish Film Festival, IFFBoston Fall Focus Film Fest and Arlington International Film Festival. Plus an open call for proposals to take over and other screenings, news, and opportunities.


Celebrate the Virtual Maine Jewish Film Festival November 7–22. Check out screenings and programs; tickets and passes are available. Learn more at

The Boston Jewish Film Festival runs virtually November 4–15. Attend screenings, filmmaker conversations, and more. Visit for more information.

The IFFBoston Fall Focus Film Fest runs digitally through November 2. Purchase tickets and passes to stream films here.

The Arlington International Film Festival streams November 5–15. Check out the list of screenings and events at

The Connecticut Audubon Society hosts the virtual Hartford show of Mountainfilm on Tour. Check out the virtual program November 6–8. Click here for more information.

The Boston International Kids Film Festival runs virtually November 20–22. Stream films made by, for, and about kids, and attend virtual workshops. Visit to learn more.

Check out screenings of Vermont-made film The Ballad of Ethan Alien in the state this month. The sci-fi celebration of Vermont will screen at the Fairlee Drive-In on November 1 by ticket admission, and for free at the Vermont State House Lawn on November 2. Read more here.

The DocYard and the Roxbury International Film Festival present virtual screenings of Unapologetic November 13–19. A virtual Q&A with director Ashley O’Shay and editor Rubin Daniels will take place on November 16 at 7:00 pm. Register and learn more here.

Industry Buzz

The Massachusetts Production Coalition has released a study on the economic impact on the state that resulted from filming season one of Castle Rock. Read the report and learn more here.

Film production is resuming in Massachusetts with new safety guidelines, including projects from HBO Max, AMC, and Netflix. Read more from the Boston Globe.

Opportunities Founder Michele Meek has put out an open call for proposals to take over the website. See the CFP for more details.

The Nantucket Film Festival is now open for submissions. Early deadline is November 20; regular January 15; final March 19. For more guidelines, visit the festival website.

Stowe Story Labs opens its application season on November 27, running through February 28, 2021. Screenwriters, filmmakers, and creative producers are encouraged to apply; 2021 programs will be in person and remote. Learn more and apply at

Submit now to the 2021 Providence Children’s Film Festival. Late deadline is November 20. Click here for more information.

The Berkshire International Film Festival is now accepting submissions. Earlybird deadline is December 31; regular February 1; late March 1; extended March 7.