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Industry News: January 2018

8 Jan , 2018 | Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

A still from the documentary Human Flow of people in water helping each other.

The Mountaintop Film Festival, Rule Boston Camera’s move, and submissions for Salem Film Fest’s Mass Reality Check. See screenings, opportunities, and industry buzz for the month of January. Send us news to news@newenglandfilm.com.

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Industry News: December 2017

4 Dec , 2017 | Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

A workshop conducted at the Maine Film Association Annual Meeting.

The Maine Film Association’s Annual Membership Meeting, holiday film screenings, local critics’ awards, festival submissions, and more. See screenings, opportunities, and industry buzz for the month of December. Send us news to news@newenglandfilm.com.

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2017 Festival Interview: Boston Jewish Film Festival

8 Nov , 2017 | Written by Evan Crean | Posted by:

A still from Keep the Change, a romantic comedy about an autistic couple that's playing at the 2017 Boston Jewish Film Festival.

NewEnglandFilm.com chats with Ariana Cohen-Halberstam, Artistic Director for the Boston Jewish Film Festival about the themes for this year’s festival, how she selected some of its notable films, and why she integrated podcasting and VR into her lineup.

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Industry News: November 2017

3 Nov , 2017 | Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Hedy Lamarr in Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, which screens at the Providence Art & Design Film Festival and the Boston Jewish Film Festival.

Providence Art & Design Film Festival, Boston Jewish Film Festival, SNOB Film Festival, grant submissions, and more. See screenings, opportunities, and industry buzz for the month of November. Send us news to news@newenglandfilm.com.

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Nicole Kempskie on the Stowe Story Labs and her project: Helen on 86th St.

18 Oct , 2017 | Written by Emma Schlenoff | Posted by:

Nicole Kempskie (left) at the Stowe Story Labs

Stowe Story Labs Fellow, Nicole Kempskie discusses her musical screenplay adaptation of Helen on 86th St., and her experience at the 2017 Fall Narrative retreat.

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Industry News: October 2017

12 Oct , 2017 | Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

A still from of African women in colorful coloring from City of Joy playing this month at the Vermont International Film Festival.

Boston Asian American Film Festival, New Hampshire Film Festival, Vermont International Film Festival, grand submissions, and more. See screenings, opportunities, and industry buzz for the month of October. Send us news to news@newenglandfilm.com.

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2017 Festival Interview: Praying for Change

11 Oct , 2017 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

A still of Leroy Bailey from Brian McPartlan's documentary Praying for Change.

Screening through October 15 as part of the 2017 Online New England Film Festival, Praying for Change highlights homelessness in the US through the lens of Leroy Bailey, a man committed to improving the lives of homeless veterans. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, the film’s director Brian McPartlan reveals his inspiration for the film and Netflix the documentary that inspired him to become a filmmaker.

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2017 Festival Interview: What My Friends Do on a Saturday Night

4 Oct , 2017 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

A still from Ryan Weed's What My Friends Do on a Saturday Night.

Screening through October 15 as part of the 2017 Online New England Film Festival, What My Friends Do on a Saturday Night is a parody of Game of Thrones viewing parties, which uses complicated relationships and intricate party etiquette to fashion comedic situations. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, the short’s director, Ryan Weed, enlightens us on the inspiration for his short and on what pushed him to pursue film.

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2017 Festival Interview: Pan-

25 Sep , 2017 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

Christina Nealis gives someone a hug in this still from Dennis Tsai's film Pan-.

Screening through October 15 as part of the 2017 Online New England Film Festival, Pan- is a beautiful portrait of a pansexual individual’s struggles and her journey of self-discovery. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, the director of the film, Dennis Tsai, talks about about how his college experience inspired the film and about the excitement of screening his movie at a local film festival.

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2017 Festival Interview: Pizza Birdy Bath Waterfall

20 Sep , 2017 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

A still from Tim O'Donnell's documentary Pizza Birdy Bath Waterfall.

With his documentary Pizza Birdy Bath Waterfall, director Tim O’Donnell takes viewers inside the world of Tommy, a man with Landau–Kleffner syndrome—an extremely rare neurological disorder. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com O’Donnell shares how a harsh critique of his photography led him to become a filmmaker and how his sister inspired this film.

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