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Kickstart Omar Sosa’s 88 Well-Tuned Drums

Support Soren Sorenson's film chronicling the life and music of Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Omar Sosa.

23 Aug , 2016 | Posted by:

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Award-winning RI-based filmmaker Soren Sorensen seeks community support for the release of his latest documentary Omar Sosa’s 88 Well-Tuned Drums.

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Film Industry News: August 2016

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

17 Aug , 2016 | Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Massachusetts filmmaker Daniel Cojanu was recently awarded Best Cinematography Short Film at the Woods Hole Film Festival for his film Black Canaries.

Upcoming events at ITVFest, Camden International Film Festival, fellowship opportunities with Karen Schmeer organization and MacDowell Colony, winners announced from Woods Hole and Rhode Island International Film Festival, and more. To submit a blurb for industry news, email news@newenglandfilm.com.

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Amber Russell: 2016 Stowe Story Labs Fellow

Writer Amber Russell of Cape Elizabeth, Maine will attend the 2016 Stowe Story Labs as the NewEnglandFilm.com Fellow.

15 Aug , 2016 | Posted by:

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Maine writer Amber Russell earned the Stowe Story Labs / NewEnglandFilm.com Fellowship for her script Margaret, which she wrote because, as she says, “I grew up not knowing how a woman from my own state rose to power and even ran for President.”

Film Festival & Event Profiles | Film Festivals | New Hampshire

Live Free or Die Film Festival

The first-ever Live Free or Die Film Festival rolls out an impressive line-up of independent films over two days this week at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH.

10 Aug , 2016 | Written by Carol Robidoux | Posted by:

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It was high time a film festival launched in Manchester, New Hampshire, says Dorothea and Robert Daniel, founders of the new Live Free or Die Film Festival. The inaugural festival launches this week for two days of screenings, film festivities and awards. See also the related article about the New Hamsphire film, The Chain, premiering at the Live Free or Die Film Festival on NewEnglandFilm.com.

 

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The Chain: NH filmmaker Daniel Bérubé

NewEnglandFilm.com spoke with Bérubé about making The Chain, which screens this week at the inaugural Live Free or Die Film Festival.

10 Aug , 2016 | Written by Carol Robidoux | Posted by:

Brian Gold, portrayed by Doug Lockwood falls for the bait set by his cousin Tom Rourke, portrayed by John Trent for a seemingly innocuous act of revenge which has unexpected and disastrous consequences in The Chain.

Producer Daniel Bérubé talks about returning to his New Hampshire roots, making his film The Chain, which kicks off the inaugural Live Free or Die Film Festival this week, and building on the film community in NH. See also the related article about the Live Free or Die Film Festival on NewEnglandFilm.com.

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Branching Out: From Documentary to Narrative

Filmmaker Eric Latek shifts into narrative storytelling with his two latest short films, both screening at the Rhode Island International Film Festival this month.

9 Aug , 2016 | Written by Evan Crean | Posted by:

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Eric Latek talks to NewEnglandFilm.com about the differences between documentary and narrative filmmaking techniques, and why he likes to help other filmmakers.

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Kickstart Imagine Kolle 37

Support Imagine Kolle 37, a film by New England filmmakers Michele Meek and Lizzy Donius

4 Aug , 2016 | Posted by:

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Imagine Kolle 37 seeks completion funds for post-production. All contributions are tax-deductible through the film’s fiscal sponsor Center for Independent Documentary.

Filmmaking | Interviews | Rhode Island | Short Films

Getting it Right the First Time

First-time Pawtucket, RI filmmaker Carol Conley exorcises demons with her short Penitence, screening at the Rhode Island International Film Festival this month.

1 Aug , 2016 | Written by Evan Crean | Posted by:

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First-time Pawtucket, RI filmmaker Carol Conley exorcises demons with her short Penitence, screening at the Rhode Island International Film Festival this month. NewEnglandFilm.com talks with Conley about how she came up with Penitence, her process as a first-time filmmaker, and the reasons why this project is so important to her.

Filmmaking | Interviews | Maine

Maine Movie: Neptune

Producer Allen Baldwin talks about the film Neptune, shot in Maine and screening this August at the Woods Hole Film Festival.

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

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Producer Allen Baldwin discusses the East Coast film scene, Maine’s Last House Productions, and his recent film Neptune, which screens this August at the Woods Hole Film Festival.

 

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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.