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Industry News: February 2018

2 Feb , 2018 | Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

NewEnglandFilm.com’s 20th Anniversary Panel & Party, Women in Comedy Festival calls for films, Stowe Story Lab’s call opens, plus more happenings, buzz and opportunities.

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Filmmaking | Interviews | Massachusetts | New England | Short Films

Be What You Talk About

17 Jan , 2018 | Written by Suzy Cosgrove | Posted by:

Raeshelle Cooke speaking to students about film in an auditorium.

Suzy Cosgrove interviews writer/director Raeshelle Cooke about her film Wrath City, about what inspired her to make it, and about the conversations she is hoping it will start.

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Filmmaking | How To's | Local Industry | New England

New Year’s Resolution? Kickstart Your Film Career.

15 Jan , 2018 | Written by Michele Meek | Posted by:

A woman wearing a VR mask in a still promoting the 2017 Boston Jewish Film Festival's NuWave VR program.

Losing weight, exercising more, pssha! Make your New Year’s resolution this year to kickstart your film career. Here are 6 ideas to help you do just that.

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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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Documentary | Interviews | New England | Vermont

The Voyeur, Revealed: An Interview with Josh Koury and Myles Kane

20 Dec , 2017 | Written by Aja Zoecklein | Posted by:

Gerald Foos and Gay Talese in the documentary Voyeur by Josh Koury and Myles Kane.

Aja Zoecklein interviews co-directors Josh Koury and Myles Kane about the point of view in their documentary Voyeur, the relationship between their subjects, and what their subjects think of the film.

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Film Funding | How To's | New England

Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd

30 Nov , 2017 | Written by Richard Botto | Posted by:

Film slate open on its side

Author Richard “RB” Botto shares tips on crowdfunding for filmmakers with NewEnglandFilm.com in an excerpt from his book Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd.

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Connecticut | Females in Film | Filmmaking | Interviews | Maine | Massachusetts | New England | New Hampshire | New York | Rhode Island | Screenwriting | Vermont

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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2017 Festival Interview: Bird Carver

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

A closeup of Steven Valleau working with glasses on from Madeleine Cohen’s documentary Bird Carver.

Screening through October 15 as part of the 2017 Online New England Film Festival, Bird Carver profiles Steven Valleau, the bird carver in-residence at the Wendell Gilley Museum in Southwest Harbor, ME. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, the documentary’s director Madeleine Cohen discusses how life’s big choices inspire her films and offers some unique advice about documentary filmmaking.

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Documentary | Festival Interviews | Film Festivals | Interviews | Massachusetts | New England

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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Documentary | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Maine | New England

2017 Festival Interview: Oak Street Mural

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

A still from the documentary short Oak Street Mural where three people are jumping in front of the mural.

Oak Street Mural, which screens through October 15 as part of the 2017 Online New England Film Festival, captures the creation of a public mural in Rockland, ME through gorgeous time-lapse photography. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, one of the documentary’s directors, Scott Sell, discusses the impetus for making it and how his background in journalism led him to filmmaking.

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