Documentary | Females in Film | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Massachusetts

Festival Interview: Going the Distance

An interview with Jessie Beers-Altman about the unconventional athletes that spurred her documentary short Going the Distance.

26 Sep , 2016 | Written by Nichols | Posted by:

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Jessie Beers-Altman shares the inspiration for her sports documentary short Going the Distance and the unique soothing effect it has on her infant son. Her award-winning film, which originally screened at Independent Film Festival Boston, is now available here, playing through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival.

Film Festival & Event Profiles | Local Industry | New England | Vermont

NEFilm.com Pitch Room at ITVFest

NewEnglandFilm.com invites filmmakers and writers to come speed pitch in their "Pitch Room" at ITVFest this October.

23 Sep , 2016 | Posted by:

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In NewEnglandFilm.com’s second year of collaboration with ITVFest, we’ve decided to host a “Pitch Room” event, where filmmakers and writers have an opportunity to “speed pitch” to festival directors, industry leaders and filmmaker peers. To register, get a free ticket for a time slot, and make sure you arrive with any level of pass to ITVFest.

Connecticut | Drama | Experimental | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Massachusetts | New Hampshire

Festival Interview: All My Voice

An interview with Zoë Morgan Chiswick about confronting mental illness in her short All My Voice.

20 Sep , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

From left: Matt Hedges (DOP), Zoë Morgan Chiswick (Director), Patrick Farrell (Sound), Hannah Wnorowski (Writer/Art Director/Actress)

Providing a glimpse inside the mind of a brilliant, yet challenged scientist, the short film All My Voice, is now screening on NewEnglandFilm.com through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival. Director Zoë Morgan Chiswick talks about how the project came to fruition, while also offering inspirational advice for aspiring filmmakers.

Females in Film | Film Funding | Internet | Kickstart New England | Massachusetts | Reports

Kickstart New England: F*CK YES

Support the Seed&Spark crowdfunding campaign for season two of the series F*CK YES.

19 Sep , 2016 | Posted by:

A still from the episode "Fingers" from the first season of F*CK YES.

F*CK YES, a web series produced by an all-female production team, shows that talking about sexual consent doesn’t have to kill the mood and, in fact, can enhance it. Now, they need your crowdfunding support on Seed&Spark to raise money for season two.

Comedy | Festival Interviews | Interviews | Maine

Festival Interview: Clothes Encounter

An interview with Mike Perlman about his Macklemore parody Clothes Encounter.

18 Sep , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

A still from the Maine parody commercial, Clothes Encounter, screened at the 2016 Maine Short Film Festival

Mike Perlman’s “Thrift Shop” parody Clothes Encounter is now screening on NewEnglandFilm.com through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, Perlman shares how the advertisement came together and provides a sneak preview of his next project.

Documentary | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Maine | Vermont

Festival Interview: Dunk Tank Clowns

An interview with Daniel McGuire about the clown that inspired his documentary short Dunk Tank Clowns.

16 Sep , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

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Director Daniel McGuire recalls the clown who inspired his short Dunk Tank Clowns and a crowd’s reaction to one of his subjects in this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com. Originally screened at Salem Film Fest, his film is now screening here through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival.

Comedy | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Vermont

Festival Interview: Pillow Talk

Comedy writing team Rachel Riendeau and Lincoln Hayes talk about their award-winning film Pillow Talk.

15 Sep , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

Co-Writer Rachel Riendeau as Sophie in Pillow Talk.

Writing team Rachel Riendeau and Lincoln Hayes won the Screenwriting Award and the Goldstone Award for Emerging Vermont Filmmakers at last year’s Vermont International Film Foundation Vermont Filmmakers Showcase. Here, the two talk about the making of their film Pillow Talk, now screening on NewEnglandFilm.com as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival.

Animation | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Maine | Rhode Island

Festival Interview: The Something

An interview with animator Tom Babbitt about re-imagining his mother's children's story The Something as an animated film.

12 Sep , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

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Tom Babbitt talks about hearing his mom’s stories as a child, becoming an animator and being a “fierce champion of your own work.” His film, The Something, which screened as part of the Providence Children’s Film Festival, is currently available to watch on NewEnglandFilm.com as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival.

Connecticut | Documentary | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews

Festival Interview: Coaching Colburn

An interview with Jeff Bemiss about the short documentary featuring James Colburn and his family, and his life with Fragile X Syndrome.

10 Sep , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

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Screening at festivals from the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival to the Rhode Island International Film Festival, Coaching Colburn is now screening on NewEnglandFilm.com through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival. Here, Bemiss talks about the unusual trajectory of the film—from collaborative student production to award-winning festival hit—and about the impact the film has had on its subjects and audience.

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Industry News: September 2016

New England film industry news including happenings, industry buzz and calls for films.

6 Sep , 2016 | Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

NewEnglandFilm.com's 8th Annual Online New England Film Festival features over 40 local short films from over a dozen New England festivals to watch online for free until October 15.

New England film industry news includes fellowship opportunities, upcoming screenings and festivals, and other industry buzz.