Written by JoAnn Cox
The 32nd annual Boston Jewish Film Festival of virtual screenings and events takes place November 4-15, including their Midfest Event: Behind the Scenes of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with screenwriter Noah Gardenswartz.
For the film program, listing of events, and to purchase tickets, visit their website by clicking here.
The Boston Asian American Film Festival continues at ArtsEmerson through Sunday, November 01 with a series of incredible short films, each divided into five categories: Alternative Realities, Queer and Here, Beneath the Surface, Ties That Bind, and Finding Your Way. Click to get tickets here, and check out this handy guide—where one film from each category is highlighted—over on their blog.
PLEASE CONSIDER SUBMITTING FOR THE 2020 MOFF
Must be an outdoor film. Films can be from anywhere in the world. See length-requirements under categories below. Please use FilmFreeway to submit a 4K or HD (720p minimum) .mov or .mp4 file delivered via vimeo or dropbox or google drive. You must have legal rights and/or permission to use all music. No exceptions. Please read and understand all terms and conditions on the MOFF website or Film Freeway page before submitting.
Feature (40 minutes or more)
Short Feature (12:00 to 39:59)
Short (0:00 to 11:59)
Best Maine Film, Best Film From Away, Best Young Filmmaker, Inspiration Award, Conservation Award, Best Feature, Best Short Feature, Best Short
WHERE YOUR FILM WILL BE SHOWN IF IT IS ACCEPTED:
During the 2020 Maine Outdoor Film Festival in Portland, July 30 to August 2, 2020.
It will also potentially be shown during the MOFF Selects Tour which travels the northeast in late summer/early fall, with a schedule of 10 to 12 screenings.
Award-winners receive a plaque and a prize from a MOFF sponsor.
Visit the MOFF page on Film Freeway
The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF), a BAFTA-Qualifying event, will be celebrating 10 years! The 2020 competition is looking for filmmakers who are pushing boundaries and telling bold, innovative stories in new ways.
ASFF is a landmark destination for talent discovery and independent filmmaking, sitting amongst the UK’s most prestigious film festivals.
Entries are now open for their 10th anniversary. Open to Shorts, Features, VR & 360 films, they’re looking for innovative, cutting-edge and bold stories from around the world.
ASFF also accepts works across multiple genres including: Advertising, Animation, Artists’ Film, Comedy, Dance, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Family Friendly, Fashion, Music Video and Thriller. VR and Feature Projects.
Submissions close 31 May 2020. They are still planning on delivering the 2020 festival: 4-8 November, York, UK.
ASFF Prizes Include:
All festivalgoers are invited to vote for their favorite film. This award is chosen by audiences throughout the festival’s five day run.
ASFF supports its alumni before, during and after the festival. Official Selection filmmakers receive extensive coverage across all our print and digital platforms.
CALL FOR ENTRIES! Submit your film (short film, feature narrative, or feature doc) to the 2nd annual Nevertheless Film Festival!
Called “the first of its kind,” and featured in a video created by NowThis Her x TIME’S UP, Nevertheless elevates the work of womxn in film, as each film must have at least 50% womxn in designated leadership roles behind the camera in order to qualify.
Find out more about our submission guidelines and submit your film today at www.filmfreeway.com/neverthelessfilmfestival
The Athena Film Festival has opened submissions for the Lab at the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College. This three-day lab consists of intensive script development with seasoned mentors. It is designed for women writers who have not yet had a feature-length fictional script produced. Screenplays must include one or more strong woman character(s) in leadership roles at the center of the story and must be feature-length narratives.
The 2020 Lab is February 26-28, 2020, in New York City. Submissions accepted September 15 – October 15, 2019.
For more info, please visit: https://filmfreeway.com/AFFWISTLab
Calling filmmakers: The @BAFTA-Qualifying @ASFFest is looking for those who are driving film forward through inspirational and innovative works. Enter your film: www.asff.co.uk/submit
Celebrating innovation and excellence in filmmaking, ASFF is looking for emerging and established practitioners who are pushing the boundaries of filmmaking forward to showcase their talent and innovative work to wider audiences at the 2019 event.
Filmmakers can submit their Short Films, Feature Films or VR & 360 works for consideration. ASFF also accepts works across multiple genres including: Advertising, Animation, Artists’ Film, Comedy, Dance, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Fashion, Music Video and Thriller. Entries close 31 May.
Previous festival winners have accrued international acclaim, achieving further nominations and prizes worldwide – most recently, ASFF’s 2018 Best of Festival Winner, Black Sheep, which has since been nominated for this year’s Academy Awards.
· £1,000awarded to the Festival Winner
· Northern Film School Award for Best Screenplay (£1,000)
· Screenings at a BAFTA-Qualifying festival
· Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine (readership of 400,000)
Now how does that saying go…”In like a lion and out like a lamb?” – Well, not this March as we are finishing off the month with a bang!
Saturday, March 23rd 12:30-7:00pm WIFV/NE board members will have a table at the Massachusetts Production Coalition’s first ever Industry Expo. The Expo is jam packed with amazing panelists, workshops and screenings. Go here to register and make sure to stop by and visit us!
Sunday, March 24 from 5:00-8:00pm join WIFV/NE board members at an evening networking event presented with WAM! Film Festival at Park in Cambridge. Everyone is welcome to attend the networking event, but only WIFV/NE current members receive a discount to the film festival. For the discount code, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, March 27, 7:00-8:30pm WIFV/NE and Barry Brodsky, Director of Screenwriting Certificate Program at Emerson College present “Crowdfunding Demystified”, an industry night panel with Boston based producers Kevin Tostado and Elaine McMillion, who both managed successful kickstarter events. The panel will be moderated by WIFV/NE board member Shannon Mullen. This event is only available to current WIFV/NE members and is free. Please RSVP by Monday, March 25 to email@example.com. For more information, please click here!
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 the WIFV/NE screenwriting competition begins accepting submissions. There are discounted rates for Early Bird submissions and for WIFV/NE members. The competition is open to everyone and full guidelines will be available starting April 2nd. We have great prizes lined up as well as a panel of five judges who will chose the winning script. Barry Brodsky, Director of Screenwriting Certificate Program at Emerson has generously accepted one of the judges seats! We will announce additional judges closer to April 2nd.
And finally….we have revised and restructured the levels and benefits in our Membership Section and encourage everyone to take a look!
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