‘Telling Our Stories’ film competition

Starz and WrapWomen are seeking short documentaries by female filmmakers telling female stories. The ‘Telling Our Stories’ film competition is for short documentaries highlighting themes relevant to womanhood, created by female and female-identifying filmmakers. These shorts, or treatments for works-in-progress films, will be evaluated by industry professionals, competing for one of six finalist spots. The […]

WIFVNE Community Tour Recap: Portland, ME at Wild Root Kombucha

Portland area women join WIFVNE for a happy hour at Wild Root Kombucha to discuss the film world, what they need, and their own projects. Attendees included Jill Harrigan, Phoebe Parker, Liz Hall (from the Maine Film Association), Kendra Smith, Kathleen O’Heron and memebrs of the Jynx Productions team.  WIFVNE President Alecia Orsini and WIFVNE […]

Mentoring on set of Island Queen

This write-up is provided by Sarah Lima, a student at Lesley University.  She was connected to Jenn Harris and Island Queen via WIFVNE.  Recently I got to work on set of the new film Island Queen, directed by Jenn Harris and Zackary Grady. On set, I worked as a production assistant and script supervisor. When […]

MONIFF Experience

This blog post was written by Meghan Mickela, a rising junior at Keene State College where she studies film production/critical studies with a minor in women’s and gender studies.  After college, she desires to wotk in a writers room.  Meghan is a WIFVNE intern. The Monadnock International Film Festival takes place in Keene, New Hampshire […]

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PARE LORENTZ DOCUMENTARY FUND CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Due July 1

Pare Lorentz was an award-winning documentary pioneer whose work illuminated the most pressing social issues in the United States. In his spirit, International Documentary Association (IDA)’s Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund provides production and post production grants to full-length independent films that embody the spirit and artistic vision of Pare Lorentz’s work. Each year the fund […]

2019 Paul Berg Scholarship due June 28

2019 Paul Berg Scholarship ACM Northeast will fund one person to attend the ACM national conference in Portland, Oregon on July 10-12. This scholarship includes: full conference registration up to three nights at the conference hotel meals and money towards transportation This scholarship is a partial reimbursement, and receipts must be provided in order to receive […]

WIFVNE Member Spotlight: Liane Brandon

Liane Brandon is an award-winning independent filmmaker, photographer, and University of Massachusetts/Amherst Professor Emerita. She was one of the first independent women filmmakers to emerge from the Women’s Movement. She is a co-founder of New Day Films, the nationally known cooperative that pioneered in the distribution of feminist/social issue films and videos. Her photography credits […]

WIFVNE Member Spotlight: Heather Cassano

Heather Cassano epitomizes how independent documentary producers are connected in the local film community, learning from one another: she teaches documentary production in Boston to students and finds mentorship for herself from seasoned pros, such as those in the The Non-Fiction Cartel.  Heather’s first feature-length documentary, “The Limits of My World” was a huge challenge personally and professionally, […]