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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 Festival & Event Profiles | Film Festivals | Rhode Island

2017 Festival Interview: Art & Design Film Festival

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

A still of a man in a yellow coat and hat talking to a man with a hat and a beard from the documentary Loving Vincent.

NewEnglandFilm.com interviews Emily Steffian, Artistic Director of Rhode Island’s Art & Design Film Festival about her inspiration for the festival, about notable films playing this year, and about her ideas for expanding it in the future.

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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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Award Winners: 2017 Festival

4 Oct , 2017 | Posted by:

The 2017 Online New England Film Festival announces its jury and audience award-winning films. There’s only a few days left (til October 15) to watch all the films, so get on it!

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Experimental | Festival Interviews | Film Festivals | Interviews | New England | New York | Short Films

2017 Festival Interview: Anastasia

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

Sean Han depicts a hot-headed teen’s attempt to escape her abusive foster home with his film Anastasia, which is screening through October 15 as part of the 2017 Online New England Film Festival. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, he talks about his process for casting Anastasia and shares his advice for aspiring filmmakers.

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Film Festival & Event Profiles | Film Festivals | Filmmaking | Rhode Island

RIIFF 2017 Spotlight: Patricia Chica’s Morning After

6 Aug , 2017 | Written by Patricia Shea | Posted by:

Patricia Chica on the set of MORNING AFTER.

Patricia Chica explains how her film Morning After, which makes its US premiere at the 2017 Flicker’s Rhode Island International Film Festival, explores desire and arousal that goes beyond the conventional physical realm.

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Film Festival & Event Profiles | Film Festivals | Massachusetts | New England

Woods Hole: Returning Filmmakers

19 Jul , 2017 | Written by Ellen Gitelman | Posted by:

Now in its 26th year, the Woods Hole Film Festival has a considerable list of alumni. This year, many of them return to the festival to showcase their latest films.

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Females in Film | Film Festival & Event Profiles | Film Festivals | Massachusetts | New England

Women in Comedy Festival

13 Apr , 2017 | Written by Emma Schlenoff | Posted by:

NewEnglandFilm.com and the co-producers of the Women in Comedy Festival talk diversity in media, smashing gender stereotypes, and the impressive line-up for the 2017 festival.

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Company/Organization Profiles | Film Festival & Event Profiles | Film Festivals | Rhode Island | Theatres

Providence Art & Design Film Festival

3 Nov , 2016 | Written by Evan Crean | Posted by:

Rhode Island’s Art & Design Film Festival, now in its second year, is already expanding, thanks to the collaborative local film industry. NewEnglandFilm.com offers a glimpse into this unique festival and the Providence Center for Media Culture, the up-and-coming the non-profit behind it.

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