Festival Interviews

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2018 Festival Interviews: To the Editor: Consider the Crow’s Point of View

14 Sep , 2018 | Written by John W. Arvanitis | Posted by:

Consider this playful re-enactment of a letter to the editor that was actually published in the Provincetown Banner.

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Drama | Festival Interviews | Film Festival & Event Profiles | Film Festivals | New England | New Hampshire | Short Films

2018 Film Festival Interviews: Rabbits

14 Sep , 2018 | Written by John W. Arvanitis | Posted by:

A lonely farmer reflects on the death of his wife and we learn that there may be more to the story.

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Connecticut | Documentary | Festival Interviews | Film Festival & Event Profiles | Interviews | Massachusetts | New England | Short Films

2018 Festival Interview: Edward Hopper & Marshall’s House

13 Sep , 2018 | Written by John W. Arvanitis | Posted by:

Bob Burnett captures the perspectives of curators and five generations of Marshalls in his loving and curious look at Edward Hopper’s famous painting.

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Animation | Festival Interviews | Film Festival & Event Profiles | Massachusetts | Rhode Island

2018 Festival Interview: The Reflection in Me

13 Sep , 2018 | Written by John W. Arvanitis | Posted by:

If your reflection could talk, what would it say to you?

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Acting | Comedy | Festival Interviews | Film Festival & Event Profiles | How to Be a... | Interviews | New England | Rhode Island | Short Films

2018 Festival Interview: Nobel Prize

12 Sep , 2018 | Written by John Arvanitis | Posted by:

Anthony Ambrosino’s pithy meditation on language, usage and how we all combat border at a minimum wage job will make you laugh, cautiously.

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Festival Interviews | Film Festival & Event Profiles | Film Festivals | Massachusetts

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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Festival Interviews | Film Festivals | Filmmaking | Maine | New England

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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Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | New England | New Hampshire | Vermont

2017 Festival Interview: Fire

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

A still of a Siberian Husky in the snow from Ben Silberfarb's short film Fire.

Screening through October 15 as part of the 2017 Online New England Film Festival and based on a short story, the short film Fire is a story where the cold of winter becomes a threat to the protagonist. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, the film’s director, Ben Silberfarb talks about the trilogy of films about the outdoors he’s working on and he provides insight on how he came to own his own production company, SILBERFARB-FILMS.

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