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Film News March 2021

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

10 Mar , 2021  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film Awards, Salem Film Fest plus virtual screenings, calls for films, and more in the New England film news update.


TCGT Entertainment and Women in Film and Television international (WIFTI) with support from the Woods Hole Film Festival presents the The Iranian Women Filmmakers Showcase of short films and interactive online event with the filmmakers.  Films selected for this showcase were curated by award-winning Iranian filmmaker Sonia K. Haddad. Films will be available for on-demand viewing from Wednesday, March 10 through Friday, March 12. Register for free.
Cambridge’s Do It Your Damn Self!! Film Festival takes place remotely on March 19 from 6–8 pm. Celebrate the country’s longest-running youth film festival with a virtual screening. Visit and the festival Facebook page for more information.

The New Hampshire Rivers Council hosts the virtual 2021 Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The festival takes place on March 26 at 7:00 pm, with on-demand access for five days following the livestream. Click here for more information.

The virtual Boston Israeli Film Festival runs March 4–10. Check out screenings, filmmaker conversations, special programs and more here.

The Climate Action Film Festival runs virtually March 2–12. The festival was created by SunCommon, a company serving Vermont and New York’s Hudson Valley. Click here to learn more.

Celebrate Boston’s Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film Awards virtually on March 21 at 5:00 pm. This year’s nominees include And Then We Danced, First Cow, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and Sound of Metal. Visit for updates on attending the Zoom ceremony.

Connecticut’s Slater Memorial Museum hosts a virtual program with filmmaker Christian de Rezendes on March 24 from 1–3 pm. De Rezendes will discuss his upcoming Rhode Island PBS documentary series Slatersville: America’s First Mill Village. Register for this free Zoom program here.

Stream the 14th annual Salem Film Fest March 19–28. This year’s virtual program includes screenings, special events, and more. Learn more at

Industry Buzz

George Clooney has been filming his upcoming feature The Tender Bar in Massachusetts. Based on the memoir by J.R. Moehringer, the film stars Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, and Lily Rabe. Read more at


Submit now to the 2021 ReelAbilities Film Festival. Click here to learn more.

The MacDowell Colony is currently accepting applications for its fall 2021 fellowships. This year’s extended residency season will be from October 2021 through May 2022. Read more about pandemic restrictions, residency guidelines, and more here.

Submit now to the Maine Outdoor Film Festival in the categories of feature, short feature, or short. Regular deadline is May 1, late June 1. Learn more here.

The Berkshire International Film Festival is now accepting submissions. Late deadline is March 1; extended March 7. For more information, click here.

The Nantucket Film Festival is now open for submissions. Final deadline is March 19. For more guidelines, visit the festival website.