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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, […]

Hunt’s Pro Video Road Show Sale & Demo

Register now!  https://edu.huntsphoto.com/hunts-pro-video-road-show-sale-demo/ April 25, Holyoke, MA  12pm-8pm April 26, Providence, RI 10am-6pm April 27, Hanover, MA  9am-4pm May 3, Boston 11am-7pm May 25, Cambridge, MA  10am-6pm June 8, Manchester, NH 10am-6pm   Join Hunt’s at their many Hunt’s Photo locations for their Pro Video Road Show Sale & Demo! This event is Free and […]


#HerStory Alin Halajian

Alin Halajian of Massachusetts – Actress/Producer/Stage Manager/Wedding Planner – Member of WIFVNE   What’s the best part about your work? What I love about my work is that my career and a passion come together. In the business world, I specialize in wedding & honeymoon planning, as well as invitation and product design. I love […]


#HerStory Stacy Buchanan

Stacy Buchanan of Massachusetts – Senior Producer @ WGBH // Co-founder & Producer @ Wicked Bird Media   What’s the best part about your work? My co-workers, work environment, and the creative freedom I have on projects.   What challenges have you’ve faced in this industry as a woman? Being taken seriously/seen as an equal/professional/peer, […]