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Keeping it Reel: A Unique Opportunity for Local Filmmakers |

By Kerry O’Donnell

The Reel Festival (formally the Reel Movement) will take place from May 28th to June 1st at the Somerville Theater, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA. The festival, organized by filmmakers Rod Webber, Ali Jalet and David Grophear, is a quarterly independent film showcase, featuring all genres, lengths and styles of films.

According to Webber, “The Reel Festival is a collaborative of like-minded individuals who share more than a dream. They share a mission. Our goal is to create a seed-bed for films which personify innovation, individuality and daring strokes of bold new cinema.

“Boston is known for its history and its wealth of universities and artists, but it has also got a vibrant filmmaking community, which has seen an explosion in the past couple of years, with the passing of tax incentives.” said Webber. “Being the birthplace of the American Revolution, it is no surprise that it has given birth to a new revolution in film.”

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POV’s Annual Call for Entries 2011

POV’s Annual Call for Entries

Submit your film for consideration for the 2011 broadcast season and beyond. Visit for the complete submission guidelines and online submission form. The arrival deadline for submissions is Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

POV, public television’s premier showcase for independent nonfiction film and video, seeks programs from all perspectives to showcase in its annual national PBS series. All subjects, styles and lengths are welcome.

About the Series

Each year, POV brings 14 to 16 new films to public television viewers. Our summer series and year-round specials push the boundaries of nonfiction television with work from emerging and established filmmakers that reflects the range and diversity of American voices — viewpoints that enrich, enlarge, challenge and refine our experience of the world.

POV – Submit Your Film | PBS.

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Boston Film Festival | Call for Entries | September 17-23, 2010

The Boston Film Festival is one of America’s longest running and most recognized celebration of films. The BFF is now accepting film entries for review as part of the 2010 program that will run September 17-23. The categories are Feature, Documentary, Short and Animation. The 26th Festival will present a schedule of entertaining, insightful, educational and cutting-edge films. Audiences engage in lively question and answer sessions with the director and actors following every screening. Various awards are presented annually. Many pre-eminent actors and filmmakers have been honored at the BFF including; Uma Thurman, Greg Kinnear, Dane Cook, Val Kilmer, Jerry Weintraub, Sir Ridley Scott, Annette Benning and Kevin Spacey, among others.

Boston provides an architecturally rich and vibrant backdrop for filmmakers to experience while they attend the festival. Evening receptions are hosted by the region’s signature chefs and restaurants where filmmakers are able to network. Film enthusiasts enjoy the charm of Boston’s historical landmarks, parks and public gardens as they walk to events at waterfront restaurants and sidewalk cafes.

Multiple accomplished filmmakers have screened at the festival such as; Marc Abrahams, Suzanne and Jennifer Todd, Sam Mendes, Shane Black, Boaz Yakim, Phillip Guzman, Robert Stone, Harvey Weinstein, Brian Reilly, John Wells, and many more. A partial list of national press outlets that have covered the festival include: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, People Magazine, Okay, Life and Style, Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Metro, The Phoenix, Access Hollywood, Extra, E!, and Entertainment Tonight.
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The State of Indie Film |

The State of Indie Film |

The articles that I’ve chosen for review are by Anne Thompson, columnist for Variety. Both articles detail the facts of Indie decline and are well worth your time.

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