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Wednesday, December 31 1969


Arlington Film Fest Call for Entries

Adapted from an Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) press release:

Attention local filmmakers of all ages and experience levels!  The Arlington International Film Festival is looking for both long and short movies to be entered in its annual competition.  AIFF is an award winning organization with a mission to foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film.  AIFF believes that the arts are here to connect us, to communicate across boundaries, and touch our common humanity.  AIFF welcomes innovative, original films with unique perspectives, whether they are made by professionals or first-time filmmakers.

Coming Soon! Pioneer Valley Labor Film Festival

Adapted from a Western Mass Jobs with Justice press release:

Against the backdrop of the national campaign for a $15 minimum wage and the labor/economic discussions in the raucous ongoing U.S. presidential primaries, the University of Massachusetts Amherst Labor Center has organized the Pioneer Valley Labor Film Festival.  This free film festival will feature 1 film every Tuesday evening in April, at 6:30PM, accompanied by a speaker or panel and audience discussion and will include 2 documentary films not yet in general release.

Reminder: Film Festival Tonight!

Adapted from a Skolnick Films/Dead Henchmen Productions press release:

The public is invited to the Greenfield Garden Cinemas at 7PM when filmmakers from all over New England will be screening their work for one night only!  Tickets will be available at the door and are $9 each for adults, $8 each for seniors and military.  Due to the graphic nature of some of the films, younger audiences are discouraged from attending.

Steve Alves Film Collection to Air on GCTV

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Steve Alves has granted permission to allow broadcast of his film Food for Change on Greenfield Community Television.  The film portrays a brief history of the Franklin Community Co-op (Green Fields Market & McCusker’s Market) and showcases food cooperatives in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area of Minnesota, an area with the greatest concentration of food co-ops in the United States.

Noho Film Fest This Weekend

Adapted from a Northampton International Film Festival press release:

The Northampton International Film Festival (NoHoIFF) returns for its 18th season Columbus Day weekend. Watch the best in independent cinema, from the shores of New Zealand to the Pioneer Valley.  Enjoy exclusive Q&A sessions with filmmakers, nightly after-hours parties at Packard’s, and the exciting awards ceremony.  Over three days, the festival will showcase amazing local and international films at the newly renovated Academy of Music Theatre (274 Main Street).

7 Day Film Sprint is Coming

Adapted from a Northampton Community Television (NCTV) press release:

Northampton Community Television is inviting anyone who is interested in filmmaking to form a team and create a 7 minute movie over the course of 7 days, from October 14th to the 21st.  At the end of that time, a grand screening party, complete with awards, will be held.

Attention Young Filmmakers!

Adapted from a Northampton Arts Council press release:

In partnership with Northampton Community Television (NCTV), the Northampton Arts Council is excited to announce their ground-breaking film camp for teens!  Over the course of two weeks in July, participants will get a hands-on crash course in the world of video production.

Two Film Fests Call for Entries

Adapted from multiple press releases:

Attention local filmmakers of all ages!  The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is looking for high school students to enter their competition and the short shooting schedule No Film Film Festival is back for a third go round.

Thinking About a Career in the Movie Industry?

This just in from a Western MA Movie Meetup Group press release:

Interested in learning what it's like to be a camera operator on a film set?  David Elkins, author of "The Camera Assistant's Manual", will be giving a talk on Monday, July 29th, at 7pm, at Northampton Community Television.

Beat the Summer Blahs, Make a Movie!

If this is the season when you have more time on your hands, or the weather (when it isn't pouring) is luring you outdoors, perhaps now is the time to start working on your entry for this year's Pioneer Valley Transition Towns Film Festival (PVTTFF).