Connecticut | Film Funding | Kickstart New England | Reports

Kickstart Coaching Colburn

Support Connecticut filmmaker Jeff Bemiss's film Coaching Colburn—a short documentary about love and laughter in the face of autism

22 Jul , 2016 | Posted by:

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Support Connecticut filmmaker Jeff Bemiss’s IndieGoGo campaign to support outreach for his award winning, 27-minute documentary Coaching Colburn, about a young man named James Colburn, who was born with Fragile X Syndrome.

Film Festival & Event Profiles | Film Festivals | Massachusetts

25 Years: The Woods Hole Film Festival

NewEnglandFilm.com talks with Festival Founder and Director Judy Laster about the 25th year of the Woods Hole Film Festival.

18 Jul , 2016 | Written by Josh Kirk | Posted by:

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An interview with Woods Hole Film Festival Founder and Director Judy Laster about the realities of putting on a film festival, the festival community, and the ever -changing market of independent film.

Company/Organization Profiles | Documentary | Film Festival & Event Profiles | Film Festivals | Maine

Camden Launches Year-round Institute for Docs

Camden International Film Festival announces the launch of the Points North Institute, a year-round institute poised to be a launching pad for the next generation of nonfiction storytellers.

14 Jul , 2016 | Posted by:

Day three of the 11th annual Camden International Film Festival. Photo by Spencer Worthley.

Camden International Film Festival announces the launch of their Points North Institute, a year-round institute poised to be a launching pad for the next generation of nonfiction storytellers. The institute’s retreats, residencies, fellowships and grant programs will provide a full spectrum of resources for nonfiction filmmakers and media artists.

Company/Organization Profiles | Corporate | Documentary | Massachusetts

Windy Films: Documenting Social Impact

A video interview with the founders of Windy Films in East Boston about their documentary and social impact filmmaking.

10 Jul , 2016 | Written by David Pierotti | Posted by:

Left to right: Tripp Clemens (Editor), Harvey Burrell (Cinematographer), Will Humphrey (Producer)

In 2012, Windy Films was founded by three friends—Editor Tripp Clemens, Cinematographer Harvey Burrell, and Producer Will Humphrey. In this video interview, NewEnglandFilm.com writer David Pierotti interviews the three partners about how they built their business and their projects.

Maine | Massachusetts | New England | New Hampshire | Rhode Island

Industry News: July 2016

Happenings, industry buzz and call for films in the New England film industry.

6 Jul , 2016 | Posted by:

Animation workshops with Ygor and Ceci of VJ Suave at the Maine International Film Festival this month.

Summer outdoor screenings, New England Emmy Awards, and other industry buzz, screenings, calls for films, and more. To submit a blurb for industry news, email news@newenglandfilm.com.

Filmmaking | Interviews | Massachusetts | Rhode Island | Television

Cape Verdean Stories

Director and Producer Claire Andrade-Watkins talks about the films being showcased in a 30-year retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston this June 18-19.

14 Jun , 2016 | Posted by:

Working the Boats

Claire Andrade-Watkins talks to NewEnglandFilm.com about the inspiration, distribution and television broadcasts for her films, which are being presented in a retrospective on Cape Verdean history at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

 

Editing | Females in Film | Interviews | Los Angeles | Massachusetts

The Invisible Craft of Film Editing

An interview with Film Editor and 2016 Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellow, Eileen Meyer, about finding her craft, applying for the grant, and working as an editor

9 Jun , 2016 | Written by Catherine Stewart | Posted by:

Eileen Meyer (Photo by Claire Marie Vogel)

Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks to the 2016 Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellow, Eileen Meyer about the invisible art of film editing.

Drama | Film Funding | Kickstart New England | Massachusetts | Reports

Kickstart Sundown

Massachusetts filmmaker Brendan Boogie seeks Kickstarter support for the local independent film Sundown.

6 Jun , 2016 | Written by Paul Kandarian | Posted by:

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Massachusetts filmmaker Brendan Boogie is seeking Kickstarter support for his feature-length indie film, Sundown, a feature-length drama about the ravages and absurdities of a family living with dementia.

Connecticut | Industry News | Local Industry | Maine | Massachusetts | New England | New Hampshire | Reports | Rhode Island | Vermont

Industry News: June 2016

Happenings, industry buzz and call for films in the New England film industry.

3 Jun , 2016 | Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

The Guys Next Door screens at Provincetown International Film Festival this month.

The summer film festival season in New England kicks off, plus industry buzz, screenings, calls for films, and more. To submit a blurb for industry news, email news@newenglandfilm.com.

Distribution | How To's | Technology

Does Your Website Suck?

10 Critical Website Mistakes That Filmmakers Make & How to Avoid Them

26 May , 2016 | Written by James Franklin and Kieran Masterton with introduction by Peter Broderick | Posted by:

An example of good design

Your website can enable you to maximize your film’s distribution, build a powerful audience, and have a sustainable career. Unfortunately, few independent filmmakers understand the importance of having an effective website let alone how to build and maintain a great site. Hence, this invaluable guide—courtesy of Peter Broderick, James Franklin and Kieran Masterton.