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Industry News: November 2016

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

11 Nov , 2016 | Posted by:

The film Who's Gonna Love Me Now will screen as part of the Boston Jewish Film Festival.

In this month’s New England film industry news, read about a statement from The Independent regarding arts funding and free speech, the Boston Jewish Film Festival, a SNOB Film Festival event, and other screenings, opportunities, and other industry buzz. Send news to news@newenglandfilm.com.

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Providence Art & Design Film Festival

A glimpse into the film festival and the up-and-coming nonprofit behind it.

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

The Happy Film opens the 2nd Annual Providence Art & Design Film Festival on November 3.

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.

Drama | Females in Film | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Rhode Island

Festival Interview: Knightsville

An interview with Aly Migliori about transcending the commonality of human experiences in her dramatic short Knightsville.

14 Oct , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

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Aly Migliori reveals how identity, family, and independence play a role in her short Knightsville, while also sharing her experience screening it at festivals that celebrate female filmmakers. Originally screened at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and Independent Film Festival Boston, her film is now playing through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival.

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Festival Interview: Meredith’s Medicine

Andrew Burgess talks about the supportive community that inspired his documentary Meredith’s Medicine.

14 Oct , 2016 | Posted by:

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Andrew Burgess documents his mother’s mental escape from cancer treatments with his film Meredith’s Medicine, which is screening through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, he talks about the supportive community that allowed his mother to continue doing what she loves.

Females in Film | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Massachusetts

Festival Interview: The Dream

Sara Pagiaro describes how women’s issues prompted her film The Dream.

14 Oct , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

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Sara Pagiaro explains how her musical background led to career in filmmaking and how a passion for women’s issues prompted her to create her short drama The Dream. Originally screened at the Different Faces, Different Voices Film Festival, the film is now playing here through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival.

Documentary | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Maine

Festival Interview: The Raw Essence of Carlo Pittore

Richard Kane describes Carlo Pittore, the influential artist that inspired his documentary short The Raw Essence of Carlo Pittore.

14 Oct , 2016 | Posted by:

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Richard Kane celebrates the life of influential artist Carlo Pittore with his documentary short The Raw Essence of Carlo Pittore. Originally screened at the Maine Short Film Festival, Kane’s film is screening on NewEnglandFilm.com through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival.

Corporate | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Maine

Festival Interview: This Time It’s Shopping

Jim Picariello shares how a game with his daughters led to his family-friendly short This Time It’s Shopping.

14 Oct , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

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Jim Picariello’s award-winning short This Time It’s Shopping is now screening on NewEnglandFilm.com through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival Here, Picariello shares the inspiration for his family-friendly short and the results of a Q&A he had with children at a film festival.

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

Festival Interview: So Help Me God

An interview with Rebecca Maddalo about the comedic storytelling techniques in her short So Help Me God.

13 Oct , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

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Rebecca Maddalo needed to make a more lighthearted film after her last project — a dark relationship drama. That’s how she decided to make the short comedy So Help Me God, which is now playing through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival. Here, Maddalo explains her storytelling techniques in the film and how they’re specifically designed to create humor.

Documentary | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Maine

Festival Interview: Maine Heritage Orchard

Veteran filmmaker Huey discusses the origin of his documentary short Maine Heritage Orchard.

13 Oct , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

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Huey shares the origin of his documentary short Maine Heritage Orchard and some highlights from his extensive filmmaking career. Originally screened at the Maine Short Film Festival, his film is now screening here on NewEnglandFilm.com through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival.

Drama | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Rhode Island

Festival Interview: They’re Closing In

An interview with Jaret Blinkhorn on the basis for his horror film They’re Closing In.

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

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Jaret Blinkhorn’s arguments with his wife inspired the horror short They’re Closing In, where a married couple must confront their issues — or face dire consequences. Here, Blinkhorn shares how he assembled a skeleton crew to shoot his short and offers some advice for aspiring filmmakers. His film is available here on NewEnglandFilm.com through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival.