Robert Flaherty Film Seminar-submit by February 20

NOW OPEN: 2019 Flaherty Fellowship Program. Deadline is February 20, 5:00 PM EST. Don’t delay. Submit now. http://flahertyseminar.org/2019-fellowships/ The Flaherty is accepting applications for Fellowships across the New England area, which covers the entire registration fee, which includes room, board, and all special events throughout the week for four New England-based film professionals  interested in attending the 2019 Robert Flaherty […]

Aesthetica Short Film Festival-submit by May 31

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 […]

Arts Roundtable in Quincy

WIFVNE Board member Chuck Slavin attended the roundtable discussion with Representative Ron Mariano (Massachusetts Majority Leader) and Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch co-hosted by the Mass. Cultural Council and the Quincy Historical Society. The discussion was on the topic of civics, history, and arts education. Many arts community leaders were in attendance.

ACM & ACM-NE Road Show

The Alliance for Community Media and ACM-NE along with the support of many state organizations in the Northeast are organizing a series of Strategic Planning discussions with PEG stations during the week of Presidents Day. Please consider joining ACM and ACM-NE as they talk about potential revenue and channel impacts and discuss scenarios stations should consider […]

Mass Creator Awards

written by Alecia Orsini, WIFVNE President Last night at ICON in Boston, MassAccess held its second annual Mass Creators Awards. I was honored to again be a judge for this event, highlighting some of the best works coming out of Public Access, and the competition was tight! When you think of Public Access, you probably […]

Kyra Sedgwick Talks “Girls Weekend” At Sundance

In this exclusive audio interview WIFVNE Board Member Charlotte Robinson, host of OUTTAKE VOICES™, talks with Emmy Winner Kyra Sedgwick about “Girls Weekend” that will be premiering this week at Sundance Film Festival in the Indie Episodic section. Sedgwick along with creator Ali Liebegott, producers Valerie Stadler and Meredith Bagby and DP Michelle Lawler will […]

Member Spotlight: Lindsay Taylor Jackson

Lindsay Taylor Jackson is the Producer/Director/DP of the documentary feature Velvet Citizen, still in production.  Velvet Citizen tells the extraordinary story of Jaroslav and his fearless effort to pursue his lifelong dream of sailing around the world.  Jackson was recently one of nineteen (out of 750 applicants) chosen by the American Film Institute (AFI) for the very first Cinematography Introductory Intensive for Women (CIIW). […]

SAG Awards Viewing Party

Last night, over 300 members of the film community joined together to celebrate the 25th annual SAG awards. New England SAG-AFTRA held a local viewing party at Laugh Boston and it was a BIG success. The New England SAG Awards Viewing Party Committee, Co-MCs Chuck Slavin & Frank C. Cacciola, and Host Rod Fritz presented […]

Member Spotlight: Murphy McCann

Murphy McCann is the writer-director of the short film Burning My Tongue, which is now hitting the festival circuit.  Burning My Tongue is about a queer woman who walks into a conservative diner and tries to navigate a conversation with a waitress who may or may not be flirting with her.  Murphy edits, shoots and sometimes directs things.  […]