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Film News February 2021

February 2021 update of industry news, festival updates, call for films and more from the New England film industry.

1 Feb , 2021  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Festival calls for films, virtual screenings and more in the New England film news update.


The Providence Children’s Film Festival runs February 12–21. The festival will be held virtually. Visit the festival website for updates and more information.

Celebrate the virtual Boston Sci Fi Film Festival February 10–15. Learn more and check out a festival schedule at

The New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival presents a free virtual screening of Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent beginning on February 1, with a virtual panel discussion on February 4 at 7:00 pm. Learn more and register here

Industry Buzz

Massachusetts native Sian Heder’s film CODA recently debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was shot in Gloucester. Read more about CODA and its Massachusetts locations from WBUR.

The feature film I Care a Lot, directed by J Blakeson, debuts on Netflix on February 19. The dark comedy, which stars Rosamund Pike and Peter Dinklage, was shot in Massachusetts. Read more and watch a trailer here.


Stowe Story Labs has opened application season 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

The Berkshire International Film Festival is now accepting submissions. Regular deadline is February 1; late March 1; extended March 7.

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